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Samsung Admits to Leaking Personal Data of 150 Users Through a Notification Error

Samsung admits to leaking personal data of almost 150 users

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Samsung has admitted that personal data of at least 150 users were leaked following "Find My Mobile" notifications error. Pixabay

South Korean tech giant Samsung has admitted that personal data of at least 150 users were leaked following “Find My Mobile” notifications error.

Thousands of premium Galaxy line up owners received a strange notification from the firm’s “Find My Mobile” app last week.

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Late last week, many users posted on Reddit and Twitter getting a mysterious push notification on their Samsung devices that simply read “1/1”. Wikimedia Commons

The South Korean tech giant has admitted that another glitch occurred at almost the same time, resulting in a “small number” of users that were able to briefly access information from other Samsung users, including names, addresses and the last four digits of their payment cards, Tech Radar reported on Tuesday quoting Sam Mobile.

Late last week, many users posted on Reddit and Twitter getting a mysterious push notification on their Samsung devices that simply read “1/1”.

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The smartphone maker claims that the two issues were unrelated and that it was purely a coincidence that they occurred at around the same time. The company further clarified that the unintentional leak was the result of a technical error on the company’s UK website, and only affected 150 customers, the report added. (IANS)

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Google Brings a New Update to its Chat App Duo

Google Duo increases group calling limit to 12 participants

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Google increased the maximum number of participants to 250 for G Suite and G Suite for Education subscribers. Pixabay

Google has updated its popular Duo chat app by increasing the group video user limit from 8 to 12 people into a single group call to help more people stay connected and practice social distancing.

The new 12-person limit compares to eight for house party, 32 for Apple’s FaceTime, 50 for Skype and Messenger, and 100 for Zoom’s free tier.

“We are grateful that Duo is helping users see their loved ones all around the world. We recognize group calling is particularly critical right now. We have increased group calling from 8 participants to 12 effective today. More to come,” Google’s senior director of product management Sanaz Ahari Lemelson tweeted on Friday.

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Last year, Google added group calling to Duo with an eight-party limit. Pixabay

She also hinted at more changes that would come soon, without getting into the details.

The change is already effective but currently it unclear whether it will be reverted once everything goes back to normal or whether it’s here to stay.

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Last year, Google added group calling to Duo with an eight-party limit.

Additionally, Google also recently increased the maximum number of participants to 250 for G Suite and G Suite for Education subscribers. (IANS)