This Week in Tech: 23rd – 28th September
28th September 2018 - Duncan McClean
In this week’s roundup:
- Instagram founders leave Facebook
warnsthey exposed direct messages
- Microsoft released Office 2019
- New Alexa devices announced at Amazon’s Unexpected Press Event
- Facebook announces a major security flaw that could let hackers access 50 Million Facebook accounts
Instagram founders leave Facebook
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are leaving Facebook, who bought their social networking app Instagram in 2012.
The both tweeted their reasons on leaving the company.
Twitter warns they exposed direct messages
This week Twitter announced that they have exposed direct messages to third party developers. However, they also said that the leak affected less than 1% of users.
Microsoft release Office 2019
Microsoft have released Office 2019. It comes with a few improvements, like better presentations in PowerPoint, easier organisation in Outlook among others.
Customers of Office 365 should be able to download the latest version straight away.
New Alexa Devices announced at Amazon’s Unexpected Press Event
Amazon called an unexpected Press event this week where they announced refreshed versions of some of their current products and some completely new products.
The Echo Dot and Echo Plus now have material on the side instead of plastic which was used in the previous versions.
The new Echo Devices are set to launch mid-October.
a major security flaw that could let hackers access 50 Million Facebook accounts