Category: CNN Tech

Kik was about to shut down, as it announced earlier, but it has now been bought by a holding company, MediaLab, which owns another anonymous messaging app called Whisper. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are Google’s latest smartphones and they can be unlocked by facial recognition. But you can also unlock your phone with your eyes closed, Google confirmed. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, two of Silicon Valley’s most storied companies, has died. He was 52. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

Samsung’s new high-tech fingerprint reader on the latest Galaxy smartphones has a major flaw: It can be fooled by the residue left by your fingers on a screen protector. The company is warning customers who own the latest Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones to remove their screen protectors until Samsung releases a software update. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

I thought my social media posts merely betrayed my desperate need for attention and likes. It turns out, though, that they’re also a goldmine for hackers. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with China’s top regulator this week for a “deep discussion” about a range of issues, according to the Chinese government. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t believe Twitter should take away President Donald Trump’s digital megaphone. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

India is setting up a countrywide facial recognition system, which will be one of the largest ones ever built. It will assist police forces, which are among the most understaffed in the world, to arrest criminals and find missing persons. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section

Intel plans to release data on how much its employees are paid, broken down by gender, race and ethnicity, by the end of this year, the company confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday. – RSS Channel – App Tech Section