Tag: News

Networking, Tech

The attack on the Capitol is fueling a backlash against social media

January 8, 2021

Via: Fortune

The shock waves from Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol continue to reverberate. And as Danielle explored in yesterday’s newsletter, the crisis is roiling social and online media, where the attack was discussed and planned ahead of time, incited in […]

Networking Security, Security

Protect your personal information online with NordVPN

January 8, 2021

Via: BGR

Shopping on the Internet shouldn’t be difficult. Sure, you may realize that the PlayStation 5 sold out before you had a chance to buy one, but you’ll have other shots to purchase it. While you’re buying items for your home, […]

Policy, State & Local

Court says Uber can’t hold users to terms they probably didn’t read

January 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

The highest state court in Massachusetts has rejected Uber’s efforts to force a blind man’s discrimination claims to be settled in arbitration. In the process, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court raised the bar for technology companies trying to impose one-sided […]

Federal, Policy

In a parting gift, EPA finalizes rules to limit its use of science

January 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

With the days counting down to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, the Trump administration has been undertaking a series of actions that will make it more difficult for its replacements to reverse any of its policies or pursue new […]

Mobility, Tech

TrendForce expects the smartphone market to slowly recover in 2021, but Huawei won’t benefit

January 5, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

After a dismal year, the global smartphone market will slowly start recovering in 2021, predicts TrendForce. But Huawei won’t benefit and, in fact, will fall out of the research firm’s list of the world’s top six smartphone makers by production […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Telegram, nearing 500 million users, to begin monetizing the app

December 23, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Instant messaging app Telegram is “approaching” 500 million users and plans to generate revenue starting next year to keep the business afloat, its founder Pavel Durov said on Wednesday. Durov said he has personally bankrolled the seven-year-old business so far, […]

Federal, Policy

FDA releases data on Moderna’s COVID vaccine: It looks good

December 15, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

As the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine were administered yesterday, most of the US public began a potentially long waiting game, as the vaccine will be in short supply for many months and is being administered to healthcare workers […]

Federal, Policy

The Supreme Court will finally rule on controversial US hacking law

December 1, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The Supreme Court on Monday considered how broadly to interpret the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, America’s main anti-hacking statute. Here’s how I described the case back in September: The case arose after a Georgia police officer named Nathan Van […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach

October 27, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides companies with employment verification screening services to determine if employees […]

Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

October 9, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T is planning thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., and other parts of WarnerMedia as part of a plan to cut costs by up to 20 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. WarnerMedia is what used to be […]