Top Tech News and Updates Of the month December 2019.


Like every month, December 2019 is also full of a lot of new technology and updates. The web is full of different tech news and in this post, we try to deliver some of the top tech news and updates of the month of December 2019. We have given a short but important detail about all tech news which we found important for you so it will save your time and come to know about a lot just by reading a single post page.

The tech news and updates that we cover in this post is of December 2019,
  • Hackers reactivate and steal canceled Netflix accounts.
  • Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the web.
  • Twitter halts plans to delete inactive accounts.
  • Uber Loses license to operate in London.
  • Google Photos now lets you tag people.
  • Facebook and Twitter users’ data exposed.
  • Amazon deemed worst for tax avoidance.
  • Avast stealing your browser data?
  • YouTube bans malicious insults and threats.
  • Twitter upgrades the quality of photos.
  • Over 44 million Microsoft accounts at risk.
  • Wi-Fi 6 factory trials hit a record speed of 700Mbps.


01. Hackers reactivate and steal canceled Netflix accounts.

Netflix News

On the first front, BBC Radio 4 discovered that even if you cancel your Netflix subscription, your account lives on and hackers have figured out a way to reactivate those accounts, so they can steal former users’ login details and other private data.

Clearly, if hackers can steal data from a closed account, they can also access an active one but, in this case, the criminals appear to be specifically targeting canceled accounts, reactivating them and selling the details on the black market for much less than the cost of real Netflix subscription. Know more

02. Tim Berners-Lee unveils plan to save the web.

Tech News December 2019

The British creator of the web, sir Tim Berners-Lee, has unveiled a global plan to target online problems including fake news, privacy invasion, political propaganda and more.

Dubbed the ‘Contract for the Web’, the plan was developed over the course of a year by more than 80 related organizations and is backed by 150 in total so far. The aim is for the contract to be endorsed by companies, government, and web users, with each group give three principles to adhere to. Those who endorse the contact but fall short of following its guidelines will be publicly removed from the list. Amazon hasn’t signed it at the time of writing. Know more

03. Twitter halts plans to delete inactive accounts.

Tech News of December 2019

Twitter announced plans to start deleting inactive accounts, so new users could take over profile names that are no longer or have never been used. The news sparked a backlash after it was realized that the proposed deletions included accounts set up by people who are now deceased, so loved ones would no longer be able to read their messages. Twitter said the move was to comply with GDPR, the EU’s regulation for data privacy.

Now, Twitter has said it will come up with a way to memorialize accounts-something Facebook already does-before it commences the account deletions. Know more

04. Uber Loses license to operate in London.

Tech News of December 2019

The 3.5million Londoners who rely on Uber to get around may not realize it, but the cut=price taxi company’s position in the city has long been a precarious one. Uber originally lost its license back in 2017 and, since then, it has only been able to stay on the streets thanks to two extensions. The most recently ran out on 25 November, after Transport for London (TFL) declared that Uber had not done enough to improve standards and therefore its improve standards and therefore its license would not be renewed. Know more

05. Google Photos now lets you tag people.

Google Photo tags

Google Photos are rolling out a feature that lets you tag people when it recognizes faces in photos-just like its predecessor, Picasa. Swipe up on an image to access the new People option, then tap the edit icon to identify and tag the subjects. Know more

06. Facebook and Twitter users’ data exposed.

Facebook and twitter data exposed

Facebook and Twitter said that the personal data of hundreds of Android users may have been improperly accessed when they used their social accounts to log into third-party apps from the Google Play store. The apps have since been blocked. Know more

07. Amazon deemed worst for tax avoidance.

Amazon Tax pay

Amazon has been named the worst tech firm for “aggressively avoiding” global tax over the past decade. Tax-transparency campaign group Fair Tax Mark said the retail giant paid just $3.4bn on the worldwide profit of $26.8bn. Know more

08. Avast stealing your browser data?

Avast data stealing

Anyone installing Avast or AVG antivirus software is automatically ‘gifted’ the browser tools, which alter users to phishing scams and other net nasties. However, it turns out the add-ons themselves were guilty of less-than-transparent data dealings.
According to security researcher Wladimir Palant, both companies’ add-ons were collecting a host of private data including URLs, website referrals, page titles, and operating systems. Know more

09. YouTube bans malicious insults and threats.

Youtube updates

As part of its new harassment policy, YouTube will block videos that “maliciously insult someone” based on “protected attributes” such as race, gender identity or sexuality. The site has also banned implied threats of violence”. Know more

10. Twitter upgrades the quality of photos.

Twitter updates

Twitter will no longer reduce the quality of images uploaded to the social network, but will preserve JPEGs as they were originally encoded. The upgrade applies to the Twitter website but is expected to come to the mobile apps, too. Know more

11. Over 44 million Microsoft accounts at risk.

Microsoft account at risk

Microsoft’s identity-threat researchers revealed that 44 million of its users were still using passwords that had previously been compromised in past data breaches Microsoft has forced the affected users to reset their passwords. Know more

12. Wi-Fi 6 factory trials hit record speed of 700Mbps.

Wi-Fi 6 Record 700Mbps

Researchers have hit speeds of 700Mbs in the first real-world trial of Wi-Fi 6. The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), an industry group promoting Wi-Fi use, claims it achieved 700Mbs while testing the new technology in the Mettis the Aerospace factory in Redditch. Know more

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