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Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. With Calibre, you can save time on managing your e-book collection. You can even download news/magazines from the Web. It allows you to share and back-up your library easily. 
 
Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for casual users and computer experts.
 
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WhatsApp discovers spyware attack via voice calling
WhatsApp has urged its 1.5 billion users to upgrade the app after the Facebook-owned platform discovered a vulnerability that allowed a spyware to be installed on users' phones via the app's phone call function.
 
The spyware was allegedly developed by the Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group, reports the Financial Times.
 
The vulnerability leveraged a bug in WhatsApp's audio call feature, facilitating the installation of spyware on the device being called whether the call was answered or not.
 
WhatsApp said it has fixed the vulnerability that was discovered last month.
 
"WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed to compromise information stored on mobile devices, the company said in a statement.
 
The Israel-based NSO Group works for the government, looking to infect targets of investigations and gain access to various aspects of their devices.
 
"The attack has all the hallmarks of a private company reportedly that works with governments to deliver spyware that takes over the functions of mobile phone operating systems," the WhatsApp statement read, without mentioning the NSO Group.
 
NSO Group told the Financial Times: "Under no circumstances would NSO be involved in the operating or identifying of targets of its technology, which is solely operated by intelligence and law enforcement agencies".
 
"NSO would not or could not use its technology in its own right to target any person or organization," the company added.
 
NSO limits sales of its spyware called Pegasus to state intelligence agencies and others. The software has the ability to collect intimate data from a target device.
 
According to WhatsApp, it suspects a relatively small number of users were targeted.
 
"This is, as you can imagine, an extremely severe security hole, and it is difficult to fix the window during which it was open, or how many people were affected by it," reports TechCrunch.
 
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Facebook auto-generates terror content: Whistleblower
Facebook is actively creating new terror content on the website with its auto-generation feature, alleges a whistleblower who analysed over 3,000 Facebook profiles of individuals expressing affiliation with terror or hate groups.
 
The social networking giant last year claimed that with the use of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and a growing team of expert human reviewers it could now block 99 per cent of the terrorist content of Islamic State (IS), Al Qaeda, and affiliated groups before it was reported by users. 
 
The study by the anonymous whistleblower working with the US-based non-profit National Whistleblower Center showed that terror and hate speech content are proliferating on Facebook.
 
The whistleblower found that 317 profiles out of the 3,228 surveyed contained the flag or symbol of a terrorist group in their profile images, cover photo, or featured photos on their publicly accessible profiles. 
 
The five-month study also detailed hundreds of other individuals who had publicly and openly shared images, posts, and propaganda of the IS, Al Qaeda and other known terror groups, including media that appeared to be of their own militant activity. 
 
Alleging that Facebook is likely breaking the law by "misleading" shareholders about terror and hate content, the whistleblower has filed a petition with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
After the five-month study period ending in December 2018, the whistleblower found that terror and hate content generated by Facebook is "Liked" by thousands of Facebook users. 
 
These Likes provide yet another means for individuals affiliated to extremist groups to network and recruit, the study said.
 
Facebook came under increased scrutiny after the New Zealand mosque shooting in March was live streamed on the platform. 
 
Co-founder of the social networking site Chris Hughes earlier this week stressed that it is time to break up Facebook and said the government must hold its CEO Mark Zuckerberg "accountable". 
 
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