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Samsung disputes reports that it is dropping Android Wear, says it has not changed commitment to any of its platforms (Chris Velazco/Engadget)

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 17:45

Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Samsung disputes reports that it is dropping Android Wear, says it has not changed commitment to any of its platforms  —  Hold your horses, folks: Samsung hasn't officially broken with up Android Wear just yet.  A recent report from Fast Company cited unnamed Samsung executives …

NuTonomy raises $16M Series A, source says at about $100M valuation, plans to launch a self driving taxi service in 2018 in Singapore (Kirsten Korosec/Fortune)

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 14:40

Kirsten Korosec / Fortune:
NuTonomy raises $16M Series A, source says at about $100M valuation, plans to launch a self driving taxi service in 2018 in Singapore  —  NuTonomy, the autonomous vehicle software startup and MIT spinoff that received early backing from Ford executive chairman Bill Ford's venture capital firm …

Microsoft adds a warning pop-up to "upgrade to Windows 10" prompt that tricked many to upgrade, but the main prompt remains deceitful (Gordon Kelly/Forbes)

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:10

Gordon Kelly / Forbes:
Microsoft adds a warning pop-up to “upgrade to Windows 10” prompt that tricked many to upgrade, but the main prompt remains deceitful  —  This week Microsoft finally went too far.  The company's obsession with forcing as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible saw it descend into dirty tricks more typical of malware.

ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook (Devindra Hardawar/Engadget)

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 03:05

Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook  —  How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable?  Apparently, quite a bit.  The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just 2 pounds and 11.9mm (0.46-inches) thick.

How the United Arab Emirates has used foreign-supplied hacking tools to crack down on human rights activists (Nicole Perlroth/New York Times)

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 02:20

Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
How the United Arab Emirates has used foreign-supplied hacking tools to crack down on human rights activists  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the last five years, Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist in the United Arab Emirates, has been jailed and fired from his job, along with having his passport confiscated …

ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU, hoping to power mobile VR in 2017 (Sam Byford/The Verge)

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:25

Sam Byford / The Verge:
ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU, hoping to power mobile VR in 2017  —  ARM, the company that designs the processor architectures used in virtually all mobile devices on the market, has used Computex Taipei 2016 to announce new products that it expects to see deployed in high-end phones next year.

Iran gives foreign messaging apps a year to move all data and activity linked to Iranian users onto servers inside the country (Reuters)

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:45

Reuters:
Iran gives foreign messaging apps a year to move all data and activity linked to Iranian users onto servers inside the country  —  May 29 Iran has given foreign messaging apps a year to move data they hold about Iranian users onto servers inside the country, prompting privacy and security concerns on social media.

Anti-abortion groups use smartphone geo-fencing to target ads directly at women in clinics (Sharona Coutts/Rewire)

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 15:35

Sharona Coutts / Rewire:
Anti-abortion groups use smartphone geo-fencing to target ads directly at women in clinics  —  Women who have visited almost any abortion clinic in the United States have seen anti-choice protesters outside, wielding placards and chanting abuse.  A Boston advertiser's technology …

French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted (Ingrid Melander/Reuters)

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 08:50

Ingrid Melander / Reuters:
French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted  —  France will “go all the way” to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.

Researchers say crowdfunded VC fund The DAO project is flawed, cryptocurrency in it could be frozen or stolen by hackers (Nathaniel Popper/New York Times)

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 00:50

Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Researchers say crowdfunded VC fund The DAO project is flawed, cryptocurrency in it could be frozen or stolen by hackers  —  A group of computer scientists released a paper on Friday describing a number of security vulnerabilities in a novel cryptocurrency crowdfunding project that has raised more than $100 million.

FBI raids home of security researcher who discovered unencrypted sensitive health data of 22K dental patients on an unsecured public FTP server (Dissent Doe/The Daily Dot)

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 20:20

Dissent Doe / The Daily Dot:
FBI raids home of security researcher who discovered unencrypted sensitive health data of 22K dental patients on an unsecured public FTP server  —  Someone alerts you to exposed, unencrypted patient information on your FTP server.  Is the correct response to thank them profusely or try to have them charged as a criminal hacker?

Reddit partners with VigLink to rewrite links to merchants on Reddit into affiliate links starting June 3 (Jillian D'Onfro/Business Insider)

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 15:50

Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Reddit partners with VigLink to rewrite links to merchants on Reddit into affiliate links starting June 3  —  Reddit is launching a new way to make money.  —  Starting on June 3, the site is going to use a popular strategy called affiliate linking to get a small cut of purchases that happen …

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