Equifax finally updated its site to explain how the company was hacked, saying that criminals took advantage of the Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability. Ars Technica says this bug was fixed in March, but Equifax had not updated its Web applications.
Facebook is feeling the heat with the Russian ads inquiry that aims to determine to what degree Russian campaigns were able to utilize Facebook’s ad network to stir unrest in the United States ahead of the Presidential Election. The US Federal Election Commission is considering regulatory changes to rules that would require companies like Facebook to disclose who paid for these kinds of ads.
Google has confirmed October 4th as the date for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. According to MadeByGoogle.com/AskMore and a billboard in downtown Boston, the next Google-made phone will be released, or at least teased, before you can order the iPhone.
Also, iPhone X fans have mixed feelings about the notch in the display, Magic Leap is looking to secure more money for its product that no one has seen, Samsung launched a $300 million automotive fund, and Snapchat has animated Bitmoji AR!
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- Apple’s iPhone X notch is an odd design choice
- Singapore's Temasek Mulls Investing in Magic Leap
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- Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech
- Snapchat Ups Its Augmented Reality Game With 3D Bitmoji