Argenis Ovalles

Argenis Ovalles is an Editorial Intern at Grit Daily. He currently writes at Vocal Media and Theater Pizzazz.

WhatsApp Accuses NSO Group of Spyware Attacks

The WhatsApp team is claiming that the NSO Group used US-based servers to launch attacks through the spyware known as Pegasus. According to Engadget, NSO allegedly used the Los Angeles hosting service QuadraNet over 700 times to infect devices with malware. Writer, Jon Fingas explains that said accusations would reject NSO’s claims that “it couldn’t run operations in the US,” and reinforce the idea that it is a hacking service as opposed to a regular software developer. Facebook’s legal team...

NASA Discovers New Earth-like Exoplanet

NASA has discovered an Earth-like exoplanet, thanks to hidden early Kepler data. According to CNET, usage of the Kepler Space Telescope stopped in 2018. However, scientists are gathering observations it made during its search for planets beyond the solar system. This new exoplanet, called Kepler-1649c, was found 300 light-years from Earth. NASA reports that it is the “most similar to Earth in size and estimated temperature” out of all the exoplanets found by Kepler. Writer, Amanda...

What You Need To Know About The Heroes Fund For Essential Workers

Last Tuesday, senate Democrats launched a proposal that would uplift the pay of essential workers who battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. According to Newsweek, the boost, also known as Heroes Fund, could go as far as $25,000 in hazard pay; it would be provided over a period of time to those considered essential. These included workers in healthcare, grocery stores, sanitation, truck drivers, and federal employees with direct contact, such as Postal Service workers. While explaining the...

Amazon Plans On Releasing First Major Video Games

Now that the coronavirus has brought the entertainment industry to a halt, media outlets have changed their opinions regarding video games. Games like Animal Crossing are now the saviors of our quarantine. With all of the gaming giants making their mark, it makes sense for retail to do it as well, which brings us to Amazon. According to 9To5Toys, the retail corporation is planning on releasing their very first major video games on early May. An article from the New York Times states that the...

Zoom’s iOS App Update No Longer Sends Personal Data To Facebook

The software, Zoom, has recently seen an increase in usage as more and more companies urge their employees to work from home due to the current pandemic. One of the issues, as explained by Mashable, has always been the app’s privacy. This includes the video conference app sending the user’s data to Facebook. Nevertheless, Zoom’s iOS app was updated to stop sending personal to Facebook. This was best seen when Zoom stated in a blog post that: “We originally implemented...

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