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Tiktok’s new digital gifts game exploits young fans and parents are more concerned about their safety

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Tiktok’s new digital gifts game exploits young fans and parents are more concerned about their safetyWe live in a digital world where we depend mostly on our cell phones for all kind of daily tasks. People use different apps for different purposes, some use it to earn money and some use it to create a space of their own. Internet users usually try to get away from their daily life struggles by using a variety of social media apps. People use these apps to get a variety of entertainment and information on their phones and to forget about their daily life problems for a few seconds.
TikTok- gaining fame every secondRecently, there’s a new craze in society. People are installing and using a new platform named “TikTok”. In this app, people lip-sync some songs or make some videos of 15 seconds and people go head over heels for them. There are a lot of people with millions of fans following on this app. The users of this app get fame by creating unique content that is loved by all.
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Phishing-As-A-Service Is Growing Rapidly - All Thanks To New Evasion Methods

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Phishing-As-A-Service Is Growing Rapidly - All Thanks To New Evasion MethodsWhile, it has become an obviously known fact that most business-related communication is occurring through emails now, the medium itself is gradually becoming a heaven of data that scammers have their eyes onto, all the time now. This has indeed given rise to phishing scams that specifically target corporate users to steal secret information, after all, what really is happening behind the curtain?

Previously phishing campaigns could only be set up by qualified unethical hackers who had the technical knowledge to develop the phishing kits and compromise sites to host the phishing landing pages, which were later used for stealing credentials. However, today we are witnessing new criminal sites that offer Phishing-As-A-Service with features of phishing kits and hosting of phishing forms at really pocket friendly rates. As a result, we are seeing even the less experienced scammers going for realistic spam campaigns…

Indeed's 2019 Report of Top 10 AI Jobs And Highest Salaries is Finally Out!

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Indeed's 2019 Report of Top 10 AI Jobs And Highest Salaries is Finally Out!
Like every year, Indeed published a report analyzing the tech industry’s top artificial intelligence (AI) jobs and highest salaries. There was a considerable increase (29%) in the number of AI jobs as compared to last year’s report. Although the actual number between jobs and appropriate candidates wasn’t revealed by Indeed, it can be said that there are more postings available than seekers. 

Thus, the opportunity is there for AI engineers to utilize. A list of top 10 AI job roles was also prepared. 

According to the list, the most in-demand AI job is that of a Machine Learning Engineer in terms of salary as well as postings. It is followed by Deep Learning Engineer and Senior Data Scientist but the requirements for all these jobs are almost the same. 



In case you are unaware of the role of a Deep Learning Engineer, they basically develop programs that can imitate brain activities. The role of Data Scientist h…

Half of Americans are naive of the smartphone they are using

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Half of Americans are naive of the smartphone they are usingAccording to a recent survey conducted by decluttr, approximately half of the Americans are unable to differentiate between two phones. The study included 2,000 adult Americans who were unable to identify the device they were using when looking at the full lineup of the same brand. 

Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S9+ was the easiest to distinguish by its users with around 71 percent guessing the model correctly. 

iPhone XR and iPhone 7 were the hardest to spot with 56 percent of the owners failing to identify it amongst the row of other iPhone. 

Moreover, a majority of Americans consider their phones 5G. They also believe that their phones are faster than other devices because it is 5G compatible. 

Additionally, 60 percent of Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and S9 owners are unaware that their device also supports wireless charging. 
The consumers become more uninformed when it comes to their Apple-based device. Around 86 percent of iPhone X, …

Google Says: You’re Going to See More App Ads On iOS Mobile Web Browsers, Here’s Why

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Google Says: You’re Going to See More App Ads On iOS Mobile Web Browsers, Here’s WhyGoogle Ads is widening the app ads distribution and it will now be seen frequently on iOS devices, as announced by Rahul Oak, Google's Product Manager for App Ads, in a Google Ads Help page.

From this July, mobile web browsers in iOS devices will display app ads on more searches. 

Whenever a query is searched, results will display ads related to different apps. Like when a restaurant is searched, results will show a local food delivery app. 

App ads are displayed on Google Play, YouTube and other three million apps and sites that are part of Google. 

The campaign reporting for advertisers will include the number of times app is installed and the in-app conversion events from iOS browser. This will help marketers understand how this change is benefiting them.
Advertisers do not have to take any action to customize their ads to this new feature. The new data will be included in the ‘Conversions’ column of…

Apple releases its latest transparency report: Shares the takedown requests from government

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Apple releases its latest transparency report: Shares the takedown requests from governmentApple today released its newest transparent report where they revealed all the requests received from the government in the second half of 2018. The Apple Company added a new section that included all the requests from the government worldwide that have asked them to remove a specific app from their App Store. 

The PDF of the transparency report is available on Apple’s official website, but here are the highlights of the report. 

According to Apple, they received a total of 80 legal violation take-down requests from 11 countries to remove around 634 apps from their App Stores. Although the company did not offer complete details of the apps that were asked to be removed, requests from China made up the majority of the requests. 

In fact, China requested the removal of 626 apps from which the tech giant pulled 526. Apple also removed some numbers of apps after receiving requests from Austria, Lebanon…

Google AdSense is updating its policies for Chrome Browser on July 9

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Google AdSense is updating its policies for Chrome Browser on July 9There are various platforms and a huge variety of options for people to earn money and to get more viewers on their platforms. One of the easiest and quickest ways to attract traffic from the internet is through ads. Different companies use a variety of online advertising to attract new people. 

There are different techniques people use to attract viewers. From using SEO keywords to creating unique and interesting captions to make people curious about the link. Whenever you’re surfing on some websites, one of the worst things is the pop-up ads. It’s not that people hate the ads, it’s actually the in appropriate content they display. Most of the time fake spam ads appear on our profiles and a single link can make our systems a victim of some malicious attack. Other than that, there are so many abusive ads that pop up on our system while surfing through any platform. No matter how much we try to remove these ads but inst…

Google Doc, Sheet and Slide May Now Have a New System to Review and Get Approval

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Google Doc, Sheet and Slide May Now Have a New System to Review and Get ApprovalOn G Suit, Google is introducing new features that will send a request and get approval for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Education and enterprise customers will benefit the most from it. 

Currently, to get sign off from superiors on draft, it is required to send an email and endorse in either conversation thread or on the document. 

Google has now come up with a new system in Drive that will let authors request approval from one or more reviewers on Doc, Sheet and Slide documents. It is possible to set a due date and then editors are sent a notification through an email. 

Alerts are sent to continuously remind about the deadline and if no action is taken, it reminds even after the due date. If there is a single reviewer, the file is accepted or rejected as per the choice selected. But when there are multiple reviewers, either all have to approve or it will be rejected even if one of the reviewers rejects it. 

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Popular File-Storage Android App Caught Using Adware Campaign and Making Purchases Without User Consent

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Popular File-Storage Android App Caught Using Adware Campaign and Making Purchases Without User Consent4shared is one of the most popular media-sharing Android apps with more than 100+ million installs in Google Play store. Recently, Security researchers revealed that the app is secretly displaying invisible ads and without user consent and subscribes them to paid services, collectively costing millions of dollars. Users are not aware of the issue because this app operates these kinds of activities in the background, displaying everything normal on the screen.
How this app operatesResearchers say that the app contains a suspicious third-party code that allowed the app to automate clicks and to make purchases without user consent. A component built by Hong Kong-based Elephant Data downloads the code which is responsible for generating automated clicks without the user’s knowledge. The code also sets a cookie to determine if the device has previously been used to make a purchase. The cod…

Facebook reduces ranking of content that promotes sensational medical cures

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Facebook reduces ranking of content that promotes sensational medical curesFacebook is finally heading towards something positive to make people focus more on realistic and genuine content than on miraculous stuff. One of the most popular social media sites has announced to downgrade and neglect material that provokes miracle cures regarding health issues. It is because the site was being criticized for allowing the spread of such content that misguide people. Even YouTube is also struggling to downgrade the material that is misleading the audience. 

Both Facebook and YouTube are making efforts not only to work against remedies and all but also working hard to avoid content that promotes controversies and doubtful believes such as moon landings were faked, earth is flat and so on. Complaints were received against content such as home remedies to cure cancer or remedies to overcome autism.

Recently, Facebook took a step and cut off revenues of online advertisements that represent unaccep…

Adware exist in more than 182 Android Apps since 2018

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Adware exist in more than 182 Android Apps since 2018
The researchers from Trend Micro team recently unveiled a new adware campaign that took place inside the Google Play Store through 111 free-to-download apps. The adware ridden apps are actually games, camera apps, photo editors, etc., these apps expose the inability of Google to keep malware-infected apps out of the Android store.
Adware campaignThe adware campaign uses 182 apps in total and 111 of these apps were available in the Play Store, while others were found in the 9Apps and the PP Assistant stores.

Out of the 111 apps, 68 were duplicates and the remaining apps were unique. After analyzing the features, code characteristics, publishing times, packaging methods and the labels, the researchers found that the adware campaign apps has been live since 2018, but only 8 among those are still available on Play Store until today.
Game and camera Apps to delete right awayIf you have any of the game and camera apps installed on your devic…

After 25 Years, There can Finally be an Official Standard for Using Robots.txt, Thanks to Google

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After 25 Years, There can Finally be an Official Standard for Using Robots.txt, Thanks to GoogleAround 25 years ago, Google put forth an official internet standard for the robots.txt files’ rules. The rules were defined in the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) and are still considered as an unofficial standard.

Although the search engines have endorsed REP during the last 25 years, developers often assign their own meanings as it’s unofficial. Moreover, with time, it has become outdated as well, failing to cater to the use cases of today.

Even Google admitted that the ambiguous nature of the standard creates difficulties for website owners to implement the rules correctly.

The Tech Giant then proceeded with a solution as well by documenting how the REP should be applied on modern web. Google then submitted the draft to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for evaluation.
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Ads on social media are becoming increasingly popular

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Ads on social media are becoming increasingly popular
New products and services are introduced to the mass public through advertising. Advertising holds immense importance and exists in all media platforms such as TV, print and especially social media. Although several internet users block ads to appear on the screen, almost half of the people make get attracted to the products they see in ads and they tend to buy them.

Global ad spend is expected to rise to $333 billion (by 18%) in 2019 and $517 billion in 2023. Digital marketing will observe a major surge as compare to traditional marketing in the future, according to eMarketer. 

While Google is the first one, Facebook and Instagram altogether are said to be the second largest ad platforms.

To better understand how effective is advertising on social media, the folks at GlobalWebIndex (GWI) share their insights on the subject, here's what they found:

The percentage of people using social media for purchasing items has increased to 31%…