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Instagram continues to play with “likes”: counting can be turned on and off

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Facebook’s Instagram team began experimenting with hiding the number of “likes” almost two years ago. But since then, Instagram has revealed few details regarding its plans in this direction during the protracted testing.

The new experiment gives users complete control over the “likes” count. The Instagram team has launched three new options that are now available to a small number of users. The application allows you to choose which of the likes will be hidden. The following options are possible:

  • complete refusal from counting “likes” for other people’s and own posts
  • disable counting “likes” only for your own posts
  • leave everything as it was

Initially, Instagram’s attempts to stop showing the number of “likes” were made to distract users from the blind pursuit of “likes”. While early reviews were positive, Instagram decided in November 2019 to continue testing to get more reviews from the international community.

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Google introduced the camera in honor of the 15th anniversary of Street View, the feature became available on iOS and Android

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Google introduced the camera in honor of the 15th anniversary

The Google Street View feature turns 15 today. To celebrate this occasion, Google has added the ability to view street photos on mobile devices. This feature has been around on computers since 2014, but it’s only now being rolled out to iOS and Android.

Google introduced the camera in honor of the 15th anniversary of Street View, the feature became available on iOS and Android

Google is making an important improvement to the way it captures Street View data for Google Maps with its new camera. In the image below, it’s a new modular system that weighs around 7kg and is no bigger than a house cat, according to Google. The new camera can be installed on any car with a roof rack and controlled from a mobile device. Previously, Google Street View cameras required a special vehicle mount and sophisticated processing equipment to operate.

The new camera will allow Google to expand the Street View feature. Google says the new camera will be in use next year.

It is also announced that Street View Studio will allow users to quickly and bulk upload panoramic image sequences to Google Maps.

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iOS 15.5, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C and 1.5GB RAM. Apple is ready to release an unknown network adapter

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iOS 155 Gigabit Ethernet USB C and 15GB RAM Apple is

Apple registered with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a network adapter with model number A2657, and this happened at the beginning of the year.

The description of the device is of interest because it is equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one USB-C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC support. The device is running iOS 15.5 operating system, has 1.5 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash memory.

iOS 15.5, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C and 1.5GB RAM.  Apple is ready to release an unknown network adapter

The documents also describe the second version of the accessory with a Lightning connector instead of USB-C and 1 GB of RAM.

There are no details about what this device is yet.

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“Alien” and “Predator” hunt for Android-smartphones. Details about the new spyware

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Alien and Predator hunt for Android smartphones Details about the new

Android users have been targeted by a new spyware called Alien that can download malware or the Predator virus. The spyware was allegedly developed by Cytrox in North Macedonia.

Google claims that several exploits, which collectively fall under the Alien spyware category, were sold by Cytrox to various government-backed groups. CitizenLab, an online security research company, has also discovered several attacks, and Google claims they are all related to Alien spyware.

Google claims that zero-day exploits based on Alien spyware are used alongside some older exploits. It appears that malware developers are actively trying to take advantage of the time difference between when some critical bugs were fixed but not flagged as security issues and when those fixes were fully rolled out to the Android ecosystem.

Alien and Predator hunt for Android smartphones Details about the new

The virus spreads mainly through email. Victims receive email messages with suspicious links. Either link redirects victims to a website that installs malware.

The virus can potentially record audio, hide applications, and perform a number of other actions. Google claims to have sent out patches to fix the vulnerabilities. However, it is important that Android users remain cautious when opening emails from unfamiliar sources. Also, email users should never click on links embedded in emails without first verifying the identity of the sender.

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