10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

ObamaREUTERS/Larry DowningU.S. President Barack Obama talks at a campaign event for the re-election of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy while at Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut, November 2, 2014.

Good morning! It’s going to be a sunny day in London. Here’s the tech news that you need to know this morning.

1. President Obama has announced plans to reclassify the internet as a utility. He’s come out in support of net neutrality.

2. Facebook’s Messenger app has hit 500 million monthly active users. It was at 200 million in April.

3. Alibaba sold $US2 billion worth of goods in a single hour on Tuesday. It’s Singles’ Day in China.

4. A new iPhone security flaw can see your apps replaced by malware. Apple was first alerted to the existence of “Masque Attack” back in July.

5. AT&T has abandoned its plan to bring a 4G service to aeroplanes. It’s going to focus on growing international markets instead.

6. Instagram now lets you edit your photo captions. It’s one of the app’s most-requested features.

7. DogVacay has raised $US25 million in funding. It’s like Airbnb, but for dogs.

8. Big data software company Hortonworks has filed for an IPO. It did $US33.4 million in sales last year.

9. Google has pledged to double donations to help fight Ebola. The company is donating up to $US7.5 million.

10. China may have hacked the US Postal Service. They could have accessed the information of over 800,000 government employees.

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