A new malware espionage campaign has been intercepted and discovered affecting thousands of people in more than 20 countries using fake Whatsapp and other messenger apps. The malware has stolen hundreds of gigabytes of mobile data through Android smartphones. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security firm Lookout Inc released a report on Thursday exposing the espionage campaign used by hosts through malware-infected clones of messaging clients like WhatsApp and Signal.
Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd are currently under investigation by Italy's anti-trust body over allegations that the world's leading smartphone giants used software updates to throttle phones' performance and force clients into purchasing new ones. The Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) issued a statement on Thursday announcing the probe, saying Apple and Samsung might have violated four separate articles of Italy's national consumers' code.
More than five years since Google's services began to be blocked in China, the search giant is set to re-enter the country soon following the new patent agreement with Tencent Holdings Ltd.Google on Friday announced its new patent licensing deal with the Chinese conglomerate amid its efforts to expand in one of the biggest markets in the world. Among its services blocked include the Play Store, Google search engine, Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".