News highlights – August 2

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News highlights for August 2

Beautiful young couple at quarrelMillennial hookup culture may not be a real thing

People may think of millennials as being one right swipe away from a quick hookup, but a new study suggests many 20-somethings are actually having less sex than their parents did back in the day. Read more…

FBI took months to warn Democrats of suspected Russian role in hack: sources

The FBI did not tell the Democratic National Committee that U.S officials suspected it was the target of a Russian government-backed cyber attack when agents first contacted the party last fall, three people with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters. Read more…

Famed hacker creates new ratings system for software

A famed hacker who nearly 20 years ago told Congress he could take down the internet in 30 minutes is now going after the computer software industry, whose standard practices all but guarantee that most products will be vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Peiter Zatko, known in the hacker world as Mudge, was the best-known member of pioneering Boston hacking group the L0pht. More recently, he headed a Defense Department grant program for computer security projects. Read more…

Instagram’s Snapchat-like feature allows 24-hour-limit posts

Users of Instagram, a photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc , can now post picture and video slideshows that last 24 hours, a feature similar to the signature function of social media rival Snapchat. Read more…

Samsung Electronics unveils new curved-screen Galaxy Note phone in H2 sales push

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a new Galaxy Note smartphone with a curved screen and iris-recognition technology, seeking to build on the sales momentum that has helped it roar back to surging profit growth. Read more…

Hackers hit Czech billionaire minister’s companies to protest gambling law

The Anonymous hackers’ group briefly shut down company websites of billionaire Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis’s food and agriculture empire in protest at a law giving the state the power to close illegal gambling sites. Read more…

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