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Facebook Won't Force You to Use a Phone Number for Two-Factor Authentication Anymore

Facebook users who want extra account security but don’t want to share their phone number with the company can now lock down their accounts with alternative two-factor authentication methods like code-generating apps, Facebook announced today. Two-factor authentication helps protect users’ accounts from unauthorized access by requiring a code in addition to a password in order to log in...

Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems: Users struggle with mystery 'black screen'

Windows 10 users over the past two days have begun reporting serious glitches after updating to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. As per an account on Reddit, after installing the update the computer appears to boot but then gets stuck with a black screen and no icons. There's also an error message that the Desktop file could not be accessed. Users on Microsoft's forums have been reporting...

Windows 10 April 2018 Update biggest problems and complaints

After several weeks of delays, on April 30 Microsoft gave the green light and started rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) to compatible devices. Initially, the company made available the new version using the Media Creation Tool and Update Assistant, and then, on May 8, it became available more broadly through Windows Update.This is the fifth major release of Windows 10,...

Chrome will remove secure label on HTTPS sites in September

Google today announced its next steps for how Chrome labels HTTP and HTTPS sites. Starting in September 2018, Chrome will stop marking HTTPS sites as “Secure” in its address bar. And then in October 2018, Chrome will start displaying a red “Not secure” label when users enter data into HTTP pages.HTTPS is a more secure version of the HTTP protocol used on the internet to connect users to...

US Senate votes to preserve net neutrality, but effort faces overwhelming odds

U.S. Senate Democrats were handed a major victory on Wednesday when the body voted 52 to 47 in favor of undoing the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which ended Obama-era net neutrality protections.The measure passed with a better margin than expected, with three Republicans and two independents helping to put Democrats over the top, Reuters observed. It...

Google will make its paid storage plans cheaper

Google is rolling out new changes to its storage plans that include a new, low-cost storage plan and half off the price of its 2TB storage option, the company announced today. It’s also converting all Google Drive paid storage plans to Google One, perhaps in part because you’ll now have one-tap access to Google’s live customer service.Google One will get a new $2.99 a month option that gets...