Snapchat has acquired facial recognition startup Looksery.
The deal was first flagged by Ain.ua, a Ukrainian publication, which states Snapchat purchased the startup for ~ $150 million. Business Insider has independently confirmed the acquisition.
The likes of Adam Ant and Billy Bragg are among the names backing the Free At What Cost? project. Launched by British composer Hélène Muddiman, the idea behind the campaign is to ensure that artists and content creators get a fair deal by charging for online views and listens.
The basic idea is to protect content against free viewing in an extension of the idea of simple DRM. While the logistics are still to be fully detailed, one of the proposals is to use a Bitcoin-like payment system to enables people to pay artists directly for access to their content.
In the past few years standard messaging has gone out of style, with billions of people around the word migrating to alternate instant messenger apps.
An unpatched vulnerability affecting PayPal’s mobile applications can be exploited to access restricted accounts and even bypass the two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanism, a researcher claims.
PayPal can ask users to confirm their identity for fraud protection and due to regulatory obligations. When users are asked to verify their identity, they are blocked from accessing their account and instructed to call or email PayPal to complete the process.
In announcing Android Wear for iOS on Monday, Google noted users can track steps, calories and other biometric readings in-app, but failed to confirm HealthKit compatibility. It has since been learned that Google chose not to integrate with Apple's platform, instead opting for its own Google Fit service.
Representatives from Apple and Google told BuzzFeed News that Android Wear does not offer access to the HealthKit framework, meaning wearables running the operating system must use Google's competing Google Fit system to log fitness and health measurements.