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News Bytedisclosed on Tuesday evening a security issue on its iOS mobile application that “allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstances.” The company released an update to the app, available through the App Store, and urged all iOS users to update their passwords immediately. Outside of saying the password could be “sniffed in certain versions of the app,” Tumblr staff did not give further details on the nature of the security flaw.
News Byteupdate to its search function on Monday, tweaking some smaller qualities to the site’s people-browsing capabilities. Among the improvements are a “smart query intent algorithm” — which learns and gets better with each search you perform — as well as suggested searches and automated alerts.
News Byteannounced Wednesday a host of incremental improvements to its Search and Discover sections for the company’s iPhone and Android apps. Most are minor tweaks, including a more integrated mix of search results, combining noteworthy tweets, activity, trends and accounts into one stream.