This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th October

October 12th, 2018 - Duncan McClean

In this weeks roundup:

  • Facebook announces Portal - a video chat device
  • Google shutting down Google Plus after hack
  • Google announces new devices
  • Facebook say that millions of names and emails have been exposed to hackers
This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th October

Facebook announces Portal - a video chat device

This week, Facebook announced a new video chat device named Portal. 

The Portal and the Portal Plus are the first smart home products by Facebook.

It was only a few weeks ago that Facebook told customers that their information had been breached.

This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th October

Google shutting down Google Plus after hack

Google have announced that they are going to shut down their social networking website, Google Plus after a security bug meant that third party app developers could access any Google+ user information from 2013.

The company tried to hide the security breach as much as they can because they didn't want to pay regulator costs.

This is similar to Facebook's recent privacy scare earlier this year.

However, Google will rebrand Google+ as a business focussed product, like it did Hangouts.

This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th October

Google announces new devices

Just days after the company's security beach, Google announced a range of new devices.

We've got a list of all you need to know in this article.

This Week in Tech: 8th - 12th October

Facebook say that millions of names and emails have been exposed to hackers

On Friday evening, Facebook announced that millions of users names, phone numbers and email addresses were exposed after the security bug last month.

You can read more on the issue here.


Duncan McClean

Founder of Iamlittle Tech Blog. Duncan writes most of the articles on Iamlittle Tech Blog.

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