Vine is a mobile video sharing app. It allows its users to create and share six second videos. The videos loop continuously and are posted online. Vine is owned by Twitter. It can be used to show action and explain stories. Journalists use Vine to share videos of breaking news as it is happening.
On Thursday, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave permission to six television and film firms, which allows these firms to use drones are Astraeus Aerial, Aerial MOB, HeliVideo Productions, Pictorvision Inc., RC Pro Productions Consulting, and Snaproll Media.
A security flaw on eBay's website has been exposing eBay's customers to malicious websites. This has been happening on eBay's site since Feburary. It has been revealed that by clicking on some of the listings on the site will automatically redirect customers to harmful sites. eBay has failed to fix and inforem users about the security flaw, despite having known since Feburary.
According to BBC News, an eBay user Paul Castle contacted eBay in order to report the problem in a chat log which outlined the problem in detail with eBay's staff. This is not the first time that eBay has been hit with a security breach. eBay had a massive security breach which happened in May. The breach affected 145 million customers, which was performed by unknown hackers. The information stolen was email addresses, encrypted passwords, mailing addresses, and birth dates.
In an interview BBC News reporter Dave Lee, a spokeswoman for eBay, "The company assures that they have a security team for the site, but the hackers used tactics capable of by passing their security. These hackers intentionally adapt to their code and tactics to try to stay ahead of the most sophisticated security team."
The site eBay is being heavily criticized by security experts for failing to react quickly to the problem and allowed it to go on for so long. This is the second time eBay has had security issues this year.
Blackberry has bought a London-based mobile technology start up company Movirtu. The company allows the users to have multiple phone numbers on one device. Blackberry has made it easier to have one smartphone instead of two. One smartphone for work and personal use.
The virtual SIM technology from Movirtu allows the users to have both a business and personal phone number on the same smartphone. The individual will have separate billing for voice, data and messaging usage on each phone number. This allows the corporate to switch between work and personal easily without having multiple devices.
"Clearly this fits nicely within the strategy we have so far. We are building recurring revenue streams in value-added services and providing more value to enterprises," said the Head of Blackberry's Enterprise Unit John Sims.
Blackberry is trying to appeal to the bring your own device crowd which is the corporate world. In the corporate world, many people bring their own smartphones into the office; inorder to use the phone for office activities. The technology from Movirtu allows people in the corporate world to restrict calls or emails but not affect their personal calls or emails on the same smartphone.
Blackberry was the first to dominate the smartphone market. Blackberry has reshaped itself. Blackberry with Movirtu technology makes it easier for its users to switch between both numbers. People can have a business and personal phone numbers on same device. Blackberry has eliminated the need for multiple devices.
Google is the third company to be fined by the Federal Trade Commission. The other two companies are Apple and Amazon. These companies have to refund money to consumers because of the purchases by children unauthorized by the parents consent. The lax of security on mobile app purchases on smartphones, tablets or any other mobile devices has led to fines for Google. The Federal Trade Commission is holding Google responsible for not preventing children from making purchases which were not authorized by their parents.