Tag Archives: hacking

Chinese spies linked to decade-long hacking campaign

China's long-running hacking efforts may be more extensive than first thought. Security researchers at ProtectWise's 401TRG team have determined that a long series of previously unconnected attacks are actually part of a concerted campaign by Chinese...

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Panerabread.com kept leaking customer data 8 months after warning

It’s one thing to have veteran hackers break into your website and database to pilfer sensitive customer data. It’s quite another thing, however, to make it too easy for even the most novice of such security criminals to access said data.

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Nintendo Switch Linux hack offers good news for homebrew

For as long as consoles have been around, people have been hacking them. Nintendo in particular has a long and storied history with hackers, especially with its more modern consoles

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SoftBank acquires 20% of Uber in investment deal

After several months of negotiations, Japanese tech firm SoftBank will be acquiring a 20% stake in Uber as part of an investment deal with the troubled ride hailing company.

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Russian hackers have been targeting journalists since 2014

The hacker group called Fancy Bear (which has been linked to Russian intelligence agency GRU) has been accused of the leaking of the Democratic National Convention emails, the distribution of malware that hijaked Ukranian artillery guns, phishing cam...

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Pixel camera will soon see through unwanted objects

Today Google is one step closer to allowing Pixel phone cameras to see through solid objects. Not hard walls, and not necessarily every single object in the world – but some of the most common objects, like photobombing fingers, and chain-link fences. Google spoke about this functionality at their developer conference Google IO in May of 2017, and have been … Continue reading

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Facebook Snooze lands in time to avoid Star Wars spoilers

This is a big weekend for Star Wars fans.

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Tesla blamed for solar sales slide

Home solar installations are down considerably in the US this year, according to a new report, marking the first decrease in years. The information comes from GTM Research’s US Solar Market Insight Executive Summary Q4 2017 report, which reveals that Q3 2017 saw a 51-percent year-on-year decrease in residential solar installations, a huge reversal of last year’s record numbers. According … Continue reading

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Uber engaged in spying, hacking, and bribery, says ex-employee

By now it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that Uber relies on numerous shady practices, but as part of the ongoing lawsuit between the ride-hailing company and self-driving start-up Waymo over stolen technology, new evidence has been released that shows the lengths Uber has gone to in order to succeed. A 37-page letter written by a former employee has … Continue reading

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Google kills Project Tango in favor of ARCore

While augmented reality technology has quickly turned into a big thing these days, Google has been experimenting with it as far back as 2014 with its Project Tango platform. Tango never quite took off, but it wasn’t a complete failure either, seeing release in several devices like Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro smartphone.

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