Kaspersky: Malware disguised as Android apps from carriers can steal your WhatsApp messages

Security firm Kaspersky has discovered a new piece of malware doing the rounds that’s capable of spying on your Android phone like nothing else before it. The company says that the malware is called Skygofree (named after one of the domains on which it was first spotted), and is usually disguised as a downloadable app on fake sites designed to resemble those of mobile carriers, and promises to increase your internet speeds. Once it’s installed, it can do plenty of damage, including: Tracking the device’s location, and record audio at specified locations. Connecting an infected device to a Wi-Fi network… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Revolut now lets you automatically buy travel insurance based on your phone’s location

One of the most overlooked parts of going abroad is travel insurance. That’s probably because there’s a massive dichotomy between how easy booking a flight within Europe is, and how tedious it is to pick out a policy. London fintech startup Revolut plans to make things even easier. The company has launched a new geolocation-based travel insurance product, called Pay-per-Day. If the company detects that you’re abroad, it’ll automatically sign you up to a policy. To do this, the Revolut app uses your phone’s standard location services. If your GPS receiver picks up that you’re in a different country, a… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Boeing and Adient create joint venture to sell airplane seats … yes, the actual seats

Airplane seats can be quite luxurious, and lucrative to sell, as illustrated by this seating arrangement on a China Airlines 777 jet. (Boeing Photo) Boeing says it has entered into a joint venture with Adient, the global leader in automotive seating, to manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and leasing companies. Adient Aerospace will fill a huge gap in the airplane supply chain, said Kevin Schemm, senior vice president of supply chain management, finance and business operations and chief financial officer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes “Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are taking action to help address… Read More

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Amazon patents a robot that can tailor clothes with glow-in-the-dark guidance

An illustration shows how an apparel manufacturing machine could make use of fluorescent ink printing and ultraviolet light to guide a customized cutting process. (Amazon Illustration via USPTO) Amazon has taken one more conceptual step toward an integrated system that can size up fashion customers and sell them tailor-made clothing. The latest advance comes in the form of a patent published today, describing a system that could use fluorescent inks as a guide for cutting fabric. The inks would be invisible under normal lighting, but when the fabric is illuminated with ultraviolet light, “the fluorescent reflection can be captured by image sensors to generate instructions to cut the panels out… Read More

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The importance of incentivizing fungibility in cryptocurrency projects

The bitcoin was designed as a solution for many problems associated with fiat currencies and cross-border transactability. The idea of a zero-cost method of transfer was highly appealing, especially for those individuals and institutions that need to constantly move funds around the globe. While the solution itself was novel, bitcoin has fallen well short other payment methods. To make bitcoin succeed as a global payment network, fungibility needs to be ensured at all times. Before we go more into details, if you are not a financial analyst or something in that ballpark, I will spare you a google search and talk… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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Messenger pledges to cut clutter this year. Here’s what needs to go

David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Messenger, today announced one of the company’s 2018 plans for the chat app is to simplify it. What is primarily supposed to be a messaging app has become, to use his word, “cluttered.” It’s a good plan, considering Messenger has become weighed down with unnecessary add-ons. Here’s what Facebook needs to cut from Messenger. Stories When Marcus clarified Messenger’s status, he outright said the clutter began two years ago: Over the last two years, we built a lot of capabilities to find the features that continue to set us apart. A lot of them have found… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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