The social network says it has developed the scale to help it tackle fake news reports.
A new update to Niantic's Pokémon Go takes a more zealous approach to ferreting out potential cheaters by scanning Android phones for certain jailbreak-related folder names, regardless of the user's permissions. Ars has independently confirmed reports that Pokémon Go will not launch on Android phones that have an empty folder named "MagiskManager" on their SD card.That folder name is associated with a popular piece of rooting software, which gives users low-level access to the phone and finer control over the way it functions. But the Pokémon Go check currently blocks access even on unrooted phones where the MagiskManager software hasn't even been downloaded. The folder name alone is enough to generate an "unauthorized_device_lockout" error from the game, and that error goes away if the folder is deleted.
Surprisingly, Ars testing shows the lockout error happens even when the user hasn't granted "storage permissions" to Pokémon Go, which would usually be necessary for the app to scan through outside files. A user on the Pokémon Go-focused Silph Road subreddit points to an XDA forums post that suggests Niantic may be using a loophole in Android's error reporting to get around that lack of permissions.
Next-generation graphics, new games and cult favourites take the stage at Gamescom in Cologne.
Microsoft foils an effort targeting US conservative groups. The problem, though, is a whole lot bigger.
It's a parody, but the point is well taken.
Chrome 69, due to be released on September 4, is going to take the next step toward phasing out support for Adobe's Flash plugin.
Chrome started deprecating Flash in 2016, defaulting to HTML5 features and requiring Flash to be enabled on a per-site basis. Currently, that setting is sticky: if Flash is enabled for a site, it will continue to be enabled across sessions and restarts of the browser.
That changes in Chrome 69—Flash will have to be enabled for a site every time the browser is started. This means that Flash content will always need positive, explicit user permission to run, making the use of the plugin much more visible—and much more annoying.
The states are joined by tech companies and internet-focused groups.
The watchdog says the VC and his firm misappropriated millions of dollars in investor money.
A TVOS reference was found buried in the the game's code.
Even if you pay for Twitch Prime, you're going to see ads in your Fortnite and Overwatch streams now.
Commentary: The comparisons to Black Panther aren't exactly accurate. The cultural stakes are much higher for Crazy Rich Asians.
Save on Beats headphones, a TCL Roku TV and more!
Battery-powered cars aren't going away. Take a look at the favorites as of July 2018.
Bad Robot is about to make some noise with an indie music label.
This comfy collection pays tribute to tech of yesteryear.
The major smartphone launch season is upon us and one of the first out of the gates is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, immediately taking over the top spot in our list of best smartphones.
When members sign up outside iTunes, Netflix doesn't have to give Apple a cut.
The company has restored the videos, saying it was a mistake.
Devil May Cry 5 release date, Game Pass mobile app and Fallout 76's camp system: All the Xbox news from Gamescom 2018 - CNET
Lots of juicy reveals from Microsoft's Gamescom stream.
The research conducted at the country's National Laboratories is usually highly classified and specifically aimed at solving national security problems. But sometimes you get a swords-into-ploughshares moment. That's the case here, as a startup called WaveSense looks to apply technology originally developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory to detect buried mines and improvised explosive devices for use in self-driving cars.
If you want a car to drive itself, it has to know where it is in the world to a pretty high degree of accuracy. Until now, just about every variation of autonomous vehicle we've come across has done that through a combination of highly accurate GPS, an HD map, and some kind of sensor to detect the environment around it. Actually, you want more than one kind of sensor, because redundancy is going to be critical if humans are going to trust their lives to robot vehicles.