You can now send high resolution pictures via Facebook Messenger

The wait is up; you can now send high resolution images using Facebook Messenger. Up until recently, users may have noticed that Facebook Messenger removes all the properties of the images including the camera name, capture date and ISO. Other sharing services including WhatsApp are known for doing the same. This can be inconvenient for users who wish to send high-quality images to somebody with its original properties. Fortunately, now you don’t have to resort to conventional means such as Dropbox sharing or email to send high-quality images to your friends, family and colleagues.

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to conceal data breach

In the late 2016, hackers accessed massive data that contained information of 57 million Uber drivers and riders. This included their phone numbers, email addresses and the license numbers of the drivers. However, instead of coming forward about the data breach, Uber confronted the hackers and offered them $100,000 in exchange for their silence. This secret payout led to the unemployment of several Uber security executives. To prevent similar instances in the future, Uber is taking measures to tighten their security. The new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi asked for a thorough investigation on how the incident was handled. It is said that the hackers were asked to delete the information in exchange for the payment however Uber is yet to verify if this happened.

Apple removes Skype from its app store in China

Skype, among other messaging and calling apps was removed from the app store in lieu to the nation’s new internet censorship rules that are collectively known as the Great Firewall. According to an Apple spokesperson, a number of apps that don’t comply with the local law have been removed. The statement was made after China implemented its cyber security law in June while the app was removed a month ago. However, many Chinese users seem to be upset by the decision and have expressed their complaints using online forums.