iOS 11.3 Update, SoftBank to Build Biggest Solar Plant, MyFitnessPal Under Attack + 2 More BIGTECH News

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MyFitnessPal under attack

The company, Under Armour, purchased the application ‘MyFitnessPal’ in 2015. The software is designed to let the users monitor calorie intake and create a personal exercise complex.

Personal data of about 150 million users of the app for calculating the calories “MyFitnessPal” were stolen by hackers, reported by the owner, Under Armour.

Hackers could not access credit cards, social security card numbers and driver’s licenses. The company already warned users about the incident and asked them to change the passwords in the application.

“Four days after learning of the issue, the company began notifying the MyFitnessPal community via email and through in-app messaging,” stated Under Armour in the statement,The company will be requiring MyFitnessPal users to change their passwords and is urging users to do so immediately.”

However, they have stolen user names, email addresses, and hashed passwords, which is the perfect set for ad targeting.

It is also noted that Under Armor lost 4.6% of its market value (to $15.59) after a cyber attack report.

The app currently has about 225 million users, according to an Under Armour spokesperson.

Source: myfitnesspal

Read more here.

Apple iOS 11.3

Apple has released an update iOS 11.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which allows you to disable the automatic slowdown of the phone.

iPhone 6 and later models owners will be able to disable performance throttling of the smartphone in the settings. This function will warn the user about the need to replace the battery, as it does on the Macbook.

There is now a section in the Settings app, nested under “Battery,” called “Battery Health.”

Source: arstechnica.com

In this section, you’ll the maximum capacity of the battery, which is actually not the real number. We here on Nexter.org tried the new update, and we found out that it shows the battery health with  10-15% margin of error. 

Source: arstechnica.com

Also, this update adds four new Animoji for the : a skeleton, a lion, a dragon, and a bear. And the last, but not least, the ARKit 1.5 feature now allows using vertical surfaces for augmented reality applications.

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Source:  arstechnica.com

Pokémon Go Update

On March 30, Pokemon Go will receive a major update which includes Mew, daily quests, and a plot!

Quests will b split into two groups: Field Research and Special Research. Also, the developers want to add in-game chat, but in the future versions.

Read more about the new features here.

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Source: Pokémon GO

Biggest solar plant 

SoftBank has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia to build a $200 billion solar power plant expected to reach its full capacity (200 gigawatts) by 2030, TechCrunch reported.

This solar power plant project will be the biggest one in the world.

Source: techcrunch.com

Facebook catastrophe 

The story of biggest data scandal continues: more and more personalities end up with Facebook, and its market value lost $100B. After that many famous bloggers, celebs and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton boosted the campaign #DeleteFacebook.

 agreed to take a trip to Washington to testify about privacy issues before Congress. His decision put pressure on Google and Twitter CEOs – they will have to do the same as Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley invited all three CEOs to meet him on April 15. 

SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg to Testify before US Congress – Facebook Stock Has Plunged 7% (UPD)

Source: Google

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