In the third week of December, the world of tech witnessed plenty of activity, both good and bad.
The good part included the launch and announcement of tempting gadgets like the Realme buds and JBL’s light-powered headphones, while the scary stuff included internet shutdowns, leaks from Facebook, Amazon, and other security issues.
Let’s take a look at the biggest news from this past week.
Several Indian cities witnessed internet shutdown recently
Facebook and Amazon’s Ring plagued by data leaks
Also, Facebook is working on an operating system
Meanwhile, Facebook was reported to be working on a new operating system that would replace Google’s Android on its Portal and Oculus devices. The company also released the ability to warn users about fake posts appearing in its main app and Instagram.
Twitter, SonyLIV also suffered from critical bugs
The flurry of bugs appearing this week even included an issue in the Twitter Android app and SonyLIV’s app and website.
Twitter’s issue could have exposed the protected tweets and DMs of a user and allowed a hacker to send out tweets and control a person’s account, while the SonyLIV bug risked names, emails, and phone numbers of people.
Both have been fixed now.
Google Chrome bug deleted app data; DNA-dating proposed
Apple offered discounts on services
Finally, there were some tempting hardware launches, announcements