Tech Addict: Apple Might Launch Car by 2023, Facebook B-Day $300M Fundraising + 3 More Latest Tech News

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Nexter.org gathered most interesting cool tech news and announcements for the week. 

promises 2FA features

According to the Instagram blog post, the company is aware that the users have some problems with authentication, adding that they are currently working on the problem. Also, they want to work on new 2FA features, “We’re working on additional two-factor functionality with more to share soon,” the company says.

“We have dedicated teams helping people to secure their accounts. If you have reached out to us about your account, you will hear back from our team soon,” says.

Apple could launch a car ‘by 2023’

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Source: Apple

Last week TechCrunch reported that Apple rehired ex-Tesla engineering head, which hints at plan to build a car. Doug Field is a former head engineer in Elon Musk’s company that develops and builds cars – Tesla.

Moreover, Doug Field is Apple’s former VP of Mac hardware engineering, so he’s acquainted with Apple stuff and politics.

Recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a long history of accurately predicting Apple products, claimed that Apple could bring a car to market by 2023.

Xbox Live was down

The players faced the problem with signing into Xbox Live, which prevent them from loading any purchases.

“Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems signing in to Xbox Live,” reads Xbox official page.

The users are unable to sign into Xbox Live and have difficulty loading up the games, fortunately, at least the physical discs work normally in offline mode. At the same time, you might have a problem watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.

Fortunately, the problem was solved within hours.

Source: Microsoft

Teen hacks Apple and pleads guilty

A teen hacked Apple and stored the stolen files (customer files and downloaded 90 GB of data) in a folder named “hacky hack hack.” Apple noticed the data breach and contacted the FBI, they hurried to teen’s house and found 2 Apple laptops that turned to be “criminal’s instrument.”

In a month, they will face sentencing.

Google tracks your location 

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to, Associated Press exclusively reports.

According to the fresh investigation, Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so.

“There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve people’s experience, including Location History, Web and App Activity, and through device-level Location Services,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement to the AP. “We provide clear descriptions of these tools, and robust controls so people can turn them on or off, and delete their histories at any time.”

Facebook birthday fundraisers rake in $300 million

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Facebook birthday fundraisers came to life just a year ago, but the users have already raised more than $300M for nonprofit organizations, Mashable reports.

For instance, NBA star Stephen Curry raised money for Nothing But Nets to fights malaria. The Golden State Warriors point guard raised  $82,000 instead of $30,000.


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