Google Study Finds ‘Security Questions’ Next to Useless

2:39 PM, May. 22nd, 2015 · · News

Google Study Finds 'Security Questions' Next to Useless

Google has published the results of a study that found security questions (or challenge questions) used for online account recovery are next to useless. To distill it down to a single sentence, security questions, "suffer from a fundamental flaw: their answers are either somewhat secure or easy to remember—but rarely both." Bryan Chaffin explains.

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

4:47 PM, May. 21st, 2015 · · News

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication to the next version of Android, Android M, according to Buzzfeed. Without citing sources, the publication said the feature would allow users to login to their many Google services with a fingerprint. The company will reportedly announce the feature during next week's Google I/O developer conference.

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

11:56 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · · News

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

Apple is planning to reintroduce mass transit directions to its Maps app in iOS 9. Apple hopes to introduce bus, subway, and train route navigation to Apple Maps, a feature that has been absent since Apple stopped working with Google to power its mapping services.

Apple Reportedly Looking at Expansion into San Jose

10:42 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · · News

Apple Reportedly Looking at Expansion into San Jose

Apple is looking at two different sites in north San Jose for expansion, according to online reports. Any move into the largest city in the Valley would be the first such for Apple, despite its close proximity to Cupertino—the two municipalities border one another.

Apple Watch Bands in Apple Stores in Limited Quantities Soon

9:42 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · · News

Apple Watch Bands

Apple will begin having "limited" quantities of Apple Watch bands in its fleet of Apple Store retail locations later this week. Online reports say the bands will initially be available to customers who want to swap the band that came with their device, though the process for this isn't yet known.

Spotify to Add Video and Podcasts

11:57 AM, May. 20th, 2015 · · News

Spotify

Spotify announced on Wednesday that it will soon incorporate videos and podcasts into its streaming service. The service will be offering content from Comedy Central, Vice News, The Nerdist, and more as it seeks to become an all-purpose jukebox.

Apple, Other Techs, Security Experts, Civil Groups Ask White House Not to Give Police Our Data

5:44 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · · News

iSpy

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), and a host of security experts have penned an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him not to give law enforcement back door access to our data. The letter is a response by complaints from the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and others criticizing Apple, Google, and others for incorporating encryption that even they can't bypass.