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Michael Kan

Michael Kan

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About Michael Kan

Michael has been a PCMag reporter since October 2017. He previously covered tech news in China from 2010 to 2015, before moving to San Francisco to write about cybersecurity.

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News and Trends

Is Instagram Making Your Photos and Messages Public? (Hint: No.)

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was among the public figures who re-posted a fake message warning about a purported privacy policy change at Instagram. It was a hoax in 2012 and it's still fake in 2019.
Facebook

Facebook Users Can Sue Over Facial Recognition, Court Rules

Facebook users in Illinois claim the tech giant violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, which requires companies to obtain consent when collecting their biometric information.
Technology

Facebook Experiments With Mind-Reading Tech to Control VR

It involves using infrared light to measure brain activity to translate thoughts into computer commands.
Netflix

Netflix Lost 123,000 U.S. Subscribers After Price Hike

It's also facing new competition in the video streaming space later this year from Disney and Apple.
Twitter

Like It or Not, You're Getting Twitter's Redesigned Website Soon

The redesign makes the site look a lot more like the company's mobile app. But if you don't like it, you're out of luck.
Amazon

Amazon to Invest $700 Million to Retrain 100,000 Workers for New Jobs

'There is a greater need for technical skills in the workplace than ever before. Amazon is no exception,' the company said.
Apple

iPhone Designer Jony Ive to Leave Apple to Start His Own Firm

'While I will not be an [Apple] employee, I will still be very involved.'
Hackers

Florida City to Pay $600,000 to Hackers After Ransomware Attack

The attack occurred on May 29 when a police department employee reportedly opened an email containing the malicious code.
Artificial Intelligence

LinkedIn Profile With AI-Generated Pic Tried to Schmooze With DC Insiders

The profile attempted to network with former government officials.
Technology

Vuzix to Equip Smart Glasses With Facial Recognition

The technology probably won't sit well with privacy advocates.
Amazon

Amazon's New 'Prime Air' Drone Can Morph From Helicopter to Plane

The redesigned Prime Air drone is a 'hybrid' craft, which can take off and land like a helicopter, but also glide through the air like a plane.
Apple

Developers File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple over App Store

The Supreme Court recently ruled that both iPhone owners and iOS developers can bring antitrust lawsuits against Apple over its app store practices.
Hackers

The North Face Is Sorry for Hacking Wikipedia Photos to Promote Brand

The company and its ad agency did this to take advantage of Google's search algorithms.
Facebook

Zuck: Our Security Efforts Will Suffer if Facebook Is Broken Up

'The amount of our budget that goes toward our safety systems I believe is greater than Twitter's revenue for this whole year,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told journalists.
Video Games

U.S. Senator Seeks to Stop Loot Boxes in Video Games Like 'Fortnite'

'When a game is designed for kids, game developers shouldn't be allowed to monetize addiction,' said U.S. Senator Josh Hawley.