Mobile Minutes: Samsung S8; Uber’s Waymo suit; WhatsApp hack; Live streaming risks
Samsung’s new S8 to adopt facial recognition for payments
Samsung Electronics Co.’s new Galaxy S8 will employ facial-recognition technology for mobile payments within months of release, adding cutting-edge security to help the marquee device stand out from rivals such as Apple Inc.’s iPhone, people familiar with the matter said.
Read more at Bloomberg
Uber tells judge it will seek to have Waymo case go to arbitration
A lawyer for Uber [UBER.UL] told a federal judge on Thursday he intended to file a petition to compel arbitration in the Waymo trade secrets case within two weeks.
Read more at Reuters
WhatsApp, Telegram flaws left accounts vulnerable to hackers
The problems — now patched — meant hackers could have sent malicious photos or videos with the power to take over your account.
Read more at CNET
Gamer’s death pushes risks of live streaming into view
Early on Feb. 19, Brian C. Vigneault was nearing the end of a 24-hour marathon of live streaming himself playing the tank warfare video game World of Tanks when he left his computer to buy a pack of cigarettes. He never returned.
Read more at New York Times