Facebook: Malware that took over accounts and placed scammy ads a growing risk

Facebook gave more details Thursday on how hackers compromised user accounts to place scammy ads. Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET The hackers using a powerful tool that Facebook calls SilentFade hid themselves from their victims. But they couldn’t hide their activity from Facebook, at least not forever. The company noticed in 2018 that someone was […]

Thunderbolt 4 products fix a big USB-C problem

Thunderbolt ports on PCs powered by Intel’s new Tiger Lake processor will make it easier to plug in multiple USB-C peripherals. Stephen Shankland/CNET Thunderbolt, the chief competitor to USB-C, is being used to fix one of the standard’s biggest problems:...

Google to pay news publishers $1 billion over next three years

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, is launching a news app. Getty Google announced on Thursday a new initiative to pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for news content. The payments will be compensation for news content that will...