THE NEWS WRAP: Snapchat finds a new narrative with Stories

Snapchat’s most popular feature is no longer its self-destructing snaps, but its newest feature – Stories.


The company told The Verge that one billion Stories are now viewed per day.


Stories allows users to create compilations of snaps that last 24 hours and are viewable by their friends.


Twitch extends partnership with YouTube


Internet videogame broadcasting company Twitch has extended its partnership with YouTube, which will see the popular video streaming service issue alerts when Twitch users begin streaming videos.


It comes as Google has reached a preliminary deal to acquire Twitch worth $1 billion.


300,000 systems still vulnerable to heart bleed


When the Heartbleed vulnerability was first announced, Errata Security found 600,000 systems vulnerable.


Now two months later, using the same technique, simply by scanning on port 443, Errata Security found 309,197 systems still vulnerable, roughly the same amount it found a month after the vulnerability first was announced.


Errata Security says this likely indicates that people have stopped trying to patch the vulnerability.




The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 25.62 to 16,947.08. The Australian dollar is currently trading at US94 cents.


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