Month: <span>June 2020</span>

End-to-end encryption will be available to everyone on Zoom Zoom stirred up additional trouble for themselves in late May when they announced that only paying customers would receive end-to-end encryption (E2EE) when on Zoom calls. This information caused severe backlash and several groups reached out to share their privacy concerns with Zoom. Thankfully, on June […]

New AMD processors bring 7nm improvements AMD has announced that three new additions to their desktop Ryzen CPU line will be available on July 7th, 2020. Those new additions are the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 5 3600XT. These new CPU designs offer higher performance at the same TDPs as Ryzen […]

Goodbye rings, hello release channels For Windows enthusiasts, Microsoft has provided the ability to opt in to early release rings. These rings came in three different options – fast, slow, and stable. Microsoft has now decided to change things up a bit and change their program from rings over to release channels. Principal Program Manager […]

Google is experimenting with hiding full website addresses Google recently began testing a new change to full URLs in Chrome Dev/Canary 85. The change hides part of the website address and shortens what is viewed down to the actual website domain name. For example https://rhynonetworks.com/blog/, would just show https://rhynonetworks.com. Google responded to criticism of the […]

Defenses against malware will soon appear on hardware chips It’s conceivable that PC hardware creators are just as frustrated with the ongoing effects of hackers as users and software makers are. Intel decided to do something about it. They recently announced that they plan to thwart hackers by baking anti-malware directly onto its CPU. This […]

WhatsApp was showing private user data in Google search WhatsApp has finally resolved an issue that caused the phone numbers of some of their users to appear in Google search results. Click to Chat, a feature that WhatsApp designed to help users communicate more readily, was at the base of the issue. This communication feature […]

Printers are being negatively affected by the latest Windows 10 update Microsoft pushed out several security fixes with their latest “Patch Tuesday” update. Unfortunately, these fixes – KB4557957 and KB4560960 – are affecting the usability of some printers. A majority of the reported issues are with Ricoh printers that were previously stable. Other reported printer […]

Honda’s global operations stalled due to attack A cyberattack brought against Honda this week resulted in the company’s global operations being brought to a standstill. The company stated to the BBC that the attack caused production issues outside of its headquarters in Japan. At that time, Honda was working to minimize the impact of the […]

Android users received a great Google Authenticator update While Google Authenticator for iOS was updated last year for adjustment to iPhone X screens, Android users have been waiting for more than three years for improvements. Well, after three years, the Google Authenticator app received a much needed update for Android. Thanks to the new update, […]

Facebook’s chatbot utilized 1.5 billion Reddit posts in its creation Facebook has launched a new chatbot that used 1.5 billion Reddit exchanges in order to successfully create its intelligence. The chatbot is lauded as being able to demonstrate empathy, knowledge, and personality. From a survey of users, Facebook has reported that 49% of people surveyed […]