Chrome now alerts you when someone steals your password

Google released a new version of the Chrome browser last night with live phishing alerts and improved password protection. The new version 79 will now warn you if your password is stolen in a breach. If you’re logging in to a website with compromised credentials, Chrome will display a warning notifying you of the breach. This only works with passwords that are synced and stored within Chrome. In February, Google introduced this feature through an extension and later in October made it a part of the password check-up in your Google account. Now, the functionality is directly baked into the Chrome browser.… This story continues at The Next Web

iPhone 11 is the only gadget to make Google’s 2019 top searches

It’s that time of the year. Google has released the most searched terms for 2019 — and there are some interesting results. Let’s start from the top: “India vs South Africa” takes the top dog spot, ahead of “Cameron Boyce” (more on that below) and “Copa America.” Just so it’s clear, the term refers to the cricket showdown between India and South Africa. The only tech-specific entry in the top 10 is “iPhone 11,” which came in fifth spot. As with previous years, Google has also compiled a list of most notable “passings.” Disney star Cameron Boyce, who tragically passed… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: iPhone,Google

Telegram exec should testify in UK over alleged illegal token sales, says US judge

A US court has asked a UK judge to depose John Hyman, Telegram’s chief investment officer, to testify in relation to the company’s token sale, CoinDesk reports. It comes after the Security and Exchange Commission requested Hyman’s testimony — as well as several documents relating to his fundraising work for Telegram’s blockchain project TON — last week. The request asked the High Court of England and Wales to let Hyman “appear before an examiner or other appropriate judicial authority in England and Wales” for a deposition. The move marks the latest development in the SEC ongoing case to impede the launch… This story continues at The Next Web

Thanks to AI, medical treatments are becoming more personalized

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since it was in its blooming stages in the 1940s. It was a time when the direct interaction between AI and humans seemed impossible and people were even scared by the thought. All sorts of theories started emerging that made artificial intelligence look deadly for humans. The idea of robots or droids were thought of as something that could hurt the human population and even drive them to extinction. In spite of all theories, researchers were able to predict one thing for sure. Artificial intelligence will be able to transform lives and the… This story continues at The Next Web

This $722M Bitcoin mining scam referred to its marks as ‘dumb’ investors and ‘sheep’

Authorities in the US have arrested three men in connection with BitClub Network, a Bitcoin mining scheme that allegedly defrauded investors out of a staggering $722 million. According to a release issued by the US Department of Justice, Matthew Brent Goettsche and Jobadiah Sinclair Weeks — both from Colorado — have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. They’re also charged, alongside Joseph Frank Abel from California, with offering and selling unregistered securities. Goettsche reportedly told his conspirators that their target audience would be “dumb” investors. He also allegedly referred to them as “sheep,” and said he was “building this… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin price is slowly but consistently declining again’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Isaac Newton used to say: Peel off the skin of this mystery and eat the tasty fruit inside! Bitcoin price We closed the day, December 10 2019, at a price of $7,278. That’s a minor 1.60 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$119.01. It was the lowest closing price in five days. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

How we can stop our smart toasters from spying on us

Statista projects that there will be 75.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices by 2025, a fivefold increase in the number of devices in a 10 year period. IoT devices are connected via the internet – while one can be forgiven for thinking that not every piece of technology can or should be connected in this way, the truth is that the future will see all kinds of devices made ’smart.’ Griffin already produces a $100 connected toaster which can enable users to adjust temperature and even create presets for different types of bread directly from their mobile phone. The rapid… This story continues at The Next Web

India’s proposed data protection might force companies to introduce user verification

Yesterday, India circulated a new version of its much-awaited Data Protection bill amongst the members of parliament. The bill, which will be discussed in the parliament soon, puts a framework around data collection with consent from people in India and proposes unrestricted access to non-personal data by the government. Last year, a committee formed under justice BN Krisha submitted a draft bill to the government, which sparked heated discussions. One of the primary topics was an intermittent liability that held platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google liable for content distributed on their platform. The new version, to be tabled… This story continues at The Next Web

Man tries to steal domain name at gunpoint, gets 14 years in prison instead

How much is a domain name worth? For one lunatic, apparently enough to try to steal one at gunpoint. Rossi Lorathio Adams II was just sentenced to 14 years in prison for trying to force a man to transfer him the doitforstate.com domain. Adams, a 27 year-old from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ran a small social media empire dubbed ‘State Snaps.’ It spanned millions of followers across Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter and depicted “images and videos of young adults engaged in crude behavior, drunkenness, and nudity,” according to a press release from the US Department of Justice. Adams was a student… This story continues at The Next Web