Doesn’t stop them trying to put the frighteners, tho
DerbyCon Security vendors are inserting language into their products' terms and conditions that attempt to silence critics, folks attending this year's DerbyCon conference were told on Friday.…
Hybrid BSD pact will be replaced by MIT deal for some projects
Faced with growing dissatisfaction about licensing requirements for some of its open-source projects, Facebook today said it will move React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license next week.…
Vote-counting systems weren't affected, and few of the states targeted were actually breached
The move comes days before CEO Mark Zuckerberg was scheduled to testify in a related lawsuit.
...And here's how
DerbyCon A sprinkle of code and an understanding of the Windows digital certificate process is all that's needed for a miscreant to sneak malware past Microsoft's application whitelist within a corporate environment.…
Disclosure rules for funding political ads are murky. Now Facebook wants to regulate itself
The reviews are in for the iPhone 8/8Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 102) - CNET
Is the Apple Watch that bad? Did Apple do enough with the Apple TV 4K? Are the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus boring? We take a deep dive into Apple's latest product line with the man who reviewed them for CNET, Scott Stein.
How a Decrepit Grain Silo Became South Africa's Mind-Blowing Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa
Architect Mat Cash transformed a facility meant to store 30,000 tons of wheat, maize, and sorghum into a celebration of art instead of agriculture.
For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly
See no evil, hear no evil, speak of no evil
Analysis No one at Facebook had any idea anyone might use its ad tools to target "Jew haters," said COO Sheryl Sandberg earlier this week.…
Liftmaster's integration with the Google Assistant and its MyQ channel on IFTTT will let you control your smart garage door opener in all sorts of ways, but using them will cost you a buck per month.
Mark Zuckerberg is giving up on an audacious plan to sell most of his Facebook shares without diminishing his total control over the company. The plan, which Facebook announced last year, would have given shareholders two new non-voting shares for each voting share they owned. Zuckerberg hoped to sell these shares to finance his charitable ambitions.
But shareholders sued, arguing that the plan would further consolidate power in Zuckerberg's hands with no benefits to other shareholders. Zuckerberg was scheduled to testify in court in the case on Tuesday. Abandoning the plan saves Zuckerberg from having to do that.
Most companies operate according to a one-share-one-vote principle. But several high-profile technology companies, including Google, Facebook, and Snap, give extra per-share voting rights to founders and early investors. These extra votes give Larry Page and Sergey Brin a majority of Google's voting power even though they own much less than half of Google's shares. The same is true at Snap, where co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy together exercise a majority of the company's votes, giving them total control over the company's management.
The Apple Watch Series 3 offers built-in cellular for data and even phone calls. It works remarkably well, but not without a cost -- in battery life and money.
Better cameras, faster performance and new AR apps. And this one still has the home button.
Intel has canceled its ambitious standalone VR headgear.
Now is a good time to go check your own Amazon settings. It's OK, we'll wait
Yet another major company has burned itself by failing to properly secure its cloud storage instances. Yes, it's Verizon.…
Having some transparency about security problems with software is great, but Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) took that transparency a little too far today when a member of the team posted the PGP keys for PSIRT's e-mail account—both the public and the private keys. The keys have since been taken down, and a new public key has been posted in its stead.
The faux pas was spotted at 1:49pm ET by security researcher Juho Nurminen:
Oh shit Adobe pic.twitter.com/7rDL3LWVVz
— Juho Nurminen (@jupenur) September 22, 2017
Nurminen was able to confirm that the key was associated with the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail account.
The SNES Classic Edition is nearly upon us. Here's what's inside the box of the $80 retro console.
7Up—the lemon-lime soda sometimes thought to be named for its original seven main ingredients—now has a troubling eighth ingredient in Mexico: methamphetamine.
Health professionals in Arizona are warning travelers to the Mexicali area to be aware of possibly contaminated sodas there. The warning comes days after medical toxicologists and emergency doctors received reports of soda tampering in the area.
According to the Attorney General of the State of Baja California, seven people were sickened and one died from the spiked soft drinks. Officials requested that merchants there suspend sales of 7Up and clear the product from their shelves. And an investigation is now in progress to figure out how the illicit stimulant got into the soda.
Facebook finally laid out some changes to its ad platform. But a former employee who helped build it shares his own ideas on how to fix the Russia problem.
Commentary: A trip to my local Apple store on iPhone 8 launch day offers a relatively quiet atmosphere and the opportunity to be sold on the new phone.