News highlights – 3 September 2017

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News highlights for 3 September 2017

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Four million Time Warner records found on unsecured server

(Reuters) – More than four million records of users of Time Warner Cable’s MyTWC app were found unsecured on an Amazon server last month, digital security research center Kromtech Security Center said in a blog post on Friday. Read more…

China bans ICOs, says they are illegal fundraising

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s on Monday banned individuals and organizations from raising funds through initial coin offerings (ICO), saying the practice constituted illegal fundraising. Read more…

Microsoft will offer augmented reality hardware

BERLIN (Reuters) – Microsoft is to update its flagship operating system next month so that the latest generation of Windows 10 hardware devices and software can tap into augmented and virtual reality technologies, executives said on Friday. Read more…

CSL will offer in-flight roaming to some passengers

CSL says it is first mobile operator in Hong Kong to offer “In-flight Day Pass” to enable customers of its 1010 business branded service to use data roaming while onboard an airplane. Read more…

Deutsche Telekom expands VR and AR apps

Deutsche Telekom is adding two new free services to its Virtual and Augmented Reality portfolio. The new Magenta Virtual Reality app provides users with exclusive VR material – from 360° videos through to VR apps – all on one central platform. Read more…

Siri responsibility shifts to operating system chief

(Reuters) – Apple Inc has transferred responsibility for Siri, its voice assistant, from content chief Eddy Cue to operating systems chief Craig Federighi, a sign that the company is looking to embed the voice assistant more deeply into its core systems amid rising competition from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Inc. Read more…

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