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Microsoft Project Manager Says Mozilla Should Get Down From Its 'Philosophical Ivory Tower,' Cease Firefox Development

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A Microsoft program manager has caused a stir on Twitter over the weekend by suggesting that Firefox-maker Mozilla should give up on its own rendering engine and move on with Chromium. "Thought: It's time for @mozilla to get down from their philosophical ivory tower. The web is dominated by Chromium, if they really 'cared' about the web, they would be contributing instead of building a parallel universe that's used by less than five percent?" wrote...
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, Gecko, Dotzler, Kenneth Auchenberg, Auchenberg, Mozillian Asa Dotzler, Auchenberg Auchenberg


Disable FaceTime Right Now [Updated]

A jaw-dropping flaw in Apple’s FaceTime software allows for users to eavesdrop on others while a call is still ringing, according to 9to5Mac.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Privacy, Bugs, Cybersecurity, Facetime, Mac OS, Yikes, Group FaceTime


5 years after its Oculus investment, A16Z leads a new VR startup’s $68M Series A

Sandbox’s magic happens in a largely empty room. The gear mounted onto the walls (VR headsets, PC backpacks, and tracked toy assault rifles) gives more than a little indication that there’s more afoot, but nothing really clicks until your team is strapped in and the headsets shove you into a fast-paced wave shooter. The startup, which has seven locations in Asia and North America, has brought plenty of people through the sweat-inducing experience including quite a few high-profile investors who ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Disney, Tech, Alibaba, Virtual Reality, Andreessen Horowitz, North America, Chen, Maples, Sandbox, Mike Maples, Andrew Chen, Sandbox VR


Disable FaceTime Right Now

A jaw-dropping flaw in Apple’s FaceTime software allows for users to eavesdrop on others while a call is still ringing, according to 9to5Mac.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Privacy, Bugs, Cybersecurity, Facetime, Mac OS, Yikes, Group FaceTime, FaceTime Right Now


United States: Rivera v. Google Bolsters Article III Challenges To Privacy Suits – But Risks Remain - Orrick

Rivera v. Google, a recent federal court decision from the Northern District of Illinois, highlights how challenges to Article III standing are a versatile and useful tool for corporate defendants
Tags: Google, News, United States, Rivera, Northern District of Illinois


Uh Oh, Apple. An iPhone Bug Lets FaceTime Callers Eavesdrop.

A glitch in Apple’s video and audio calling app FaceTime can transform iPhones into eavesdropping mechanisms.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Privacy, Software, Facetime, Apple Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Videophones and Videoconferencing, FaceTime Callers Eavesdrop


Linux kernel development, open source productivity tools, create an automated calendar with Google apps, and more

Last week articles from our linux.conf.au speaker series and Kevin Sonney[he]#039[/he]s open source tools series were big hits with readers. 
Tags: Google, Linux, Kevin Sonney


Huawei: China calls US charges 'immoral' as markets slide

Grand juries indict company, affiliates and CFO on 23 chargesAttorney general says offending went ‘all the way to the top’China has blasted the US government’s indictments against Huawei as “unfair and immoral” after the Chinese telecommunications giant was charged with a series of alleged offences on Monday, in an escalation of hostilities between the world’s biggest economic powers.The US justice department charged Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, with conspiring to violat...
Tags: Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Iran, US crime, Tehran, Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, T Mobile Continue


Fortnite’s login and game are down [Update: it’s back]

Update: Fortnite is back up, with the game and all other features operational. We have recovered. We will continue to monitor the situation to catch any further problems. — Fortnite (@FortniteGame) January 29, 2019 Fortnite is currently down for many players. The Twitter account for the Epic Games’ title, now the most popular video game in the world, confirmed the problem, tweeting “We’re aware that players are experiencing issues when attempting to use Epic Games services. We’re currentl...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Instagram, Tech, Netflix, Epic Games, Outage, UTC, Fortnite


Fortnite’s login and game are down

Fortnite is currently down for many players. The Twitter account for the Epic Games’ title, now the most popular video game in the world, confirmed the problem, tweeting “We’re aware that players are experiencing issues when attempting to use Epic Games services. We’re currently working on a resolution and will keep you updated. We’re aware that players are experiencing issues when attempting to use Epic Games services. We’re currently working on a resolution and will keep you updated. — For...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Instagram, Tech, Netflix, Epic Games, Outage, UTC, Fortnite


Serious bug in Apple's FaceTime allows you to listen to people before they answer the call

A serious bug in Apple's video calling platform, FaceTime, allows people to call others and listen to their phone's microphone whether or not they pick up the call.Apple iPhone users have been sharing their concerns over the major... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, Facetime


Nasty FaceTime bug lets you hear call recipients — before they’ve even answered

A FaceTime bug lets you listen to the audio of the person you're calling before they've even answered. The bizarre flaw was discovered this week, with Apple yet to offer an official response. The post Nasty FaceTime bug lets you hear call recipients — before they’ve even answered appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Facetime, Bug


Eavesdrop away: An ugly FaceTime bug lets you hear call recipients — before they’ve even answered

A FaceTime bug lets you listen to the audio of the person you're calling before they've even answered. The bizarre flaw was discovered this week, with Apple yet to offer an official response. The post Eavesdrop away: An ugly FaceTime bug lets you hear call recipients — before they’ve even answered appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Facetime, Bug


FaceTime bug lets you hear call recipient before they’ve even answered

A FaceTime bug lets you listen to the audio of the person you're calling before they've even answered. The bizarre flaw was discovered this week, with Apple yet to offer an official response. The post FaceTime bug lets you hear call recipient before they’ve even answered appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Facetime, Bug


Snapchat: So, About Those Public Stories That Automatically Disappear... Would You Miss Them

Snapchat owner Snap Inc. has had a rough go of it lately. Its stock, which hit the market at $17 per share (and peaked at $29.44) during its initial public offering in March 2017, is in the gutter—a high of $6.54 so far in 2019. It’s seemingly hit a wall in growth, and it’s still bleeding cash. A major update to the…Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Snap, Snap Inc


Southeast Asia’s Grab is adding Netflix-like video streaming to its ride-hailing app

Grab is Southeast Asia’s top ride-hailing firm thanks to its acquisition of Uber’s local business last year. Its biggest competitor gone, the company is on a push to go beyond transport and become an everyday ‘super app’ and that strategy just embraced video streaming today. That’s because Grab is integrating video-on-demand service HOOQ — a local equivalent to Netflix — into its core ride-hailing app. The company, which is valued at $11 billion and raising a $5 billion round, already offe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Asia, Media, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, India, Tech, Netflix, Transport, Commuting, Sony Pictures


Twitter Might Punish Users Who Tweet 'Learn To Code' At Laid-Off Journalists

According to a report from Reason magazine, Twitter users who comment the "learn to code" advice at journalists who just lost their jobs might be treated as "abusive behavior," which is a violation of the social media site's terms of service. The rumor comes from Jon Levine, Media Editor at The Wrap. From the report: The Wrap's Jon Levine said representatives for the social media company had backed away from the position they related to him earlier, which was that the phrase "learn to code" itse...
Tags: Verizon, Tech, Aol, Jonah Peretti, Reason, Jon Levine, HuffPost Yahoo, Jon Levine Media, BuzzFeed HuffPost Yahoo AOL


Nasty FaceTime bug could allow others to eavesdrop on your microphone or camera

You might want to turn off FaceTime for a few days. A newly discovered bug in iOS allows FaceTime callers to listen in before you accept the call. Word of the bug started spreading this morning after Chicago artist Benji Mobb demonstrated it in a tweet, later being spotted by by 9to5Mac. The bug relies on what appears to be a nasty logic screwup in FaceTime’s group call system. While we’re opting to not outline the steps here, the bug seems to trick the recipient’s phone into thinking a group ca...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Chicago, Facetime, Benji Mobb


As iPhone sales slump, the good news for Apple is that its higher prices mean customers are spending more on phones (AAPL)

Apple iPhone price hikes have led to customers spending more money for their phones, UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri said in a new report. More than 70% of iPhone purchasers in December spent at least $700 for a device, up from about 45% a year earlier. More customers are buying the latest iPhones, and more are paying up for extra storage. But the price hikes have depressed total sales. Apple's price hikes on its iPhone line have been depressing its sales. But they've had one beneficial effect for...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, China, Trends, Intel, Ubs, British Airways, Aapl, Don, Gene Munster, CIRP, Arcuri, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners CIRP, Coca Cola Here, Timothy Arcuri


Faster processing available again for H-1B visas

Premium processing gives companies an answer on their H-1B visa applications in 15 days. It had been suspended in April to help clear an application backlog.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation & World Politics


Apple bug lets users listen in on others via FaceTime

The bug happens when a user creates a FaceTime conference call, puts in their phone number, and then adds the number of another person.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Facetime


The Robot Revolution Will Be Worse For Men

Recode's Rani Molla shares the findings of a new study from the Brookings Institution, which finds that automation will impact men at a higher rate than women. Here's an excerpt from the report: Young people -- especially those in rural areas or who are underrepresented minorities -- will have a greater likelihood of having their jobs replaced by automation. Meanwhile, older, more educated white people living in big cities are more likely to maintain their coveted positions, either because their...
Tags: America, Tech, Brookings Institution, Brookings, Rani Molla


iPhone FaceTime bug lets you eavesdrop on other people

A newly discovered bug in Apple's FaceTime software lets Apple users listen in on the people they are calling, and even see through their front-facing camera, without them picking-up the call.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Facetime


Apple's FaceTime bug lets people listen in on you – even if you don't pick up

Serious glitch, which can also turn on video without people’s knowledge, comes amid increasing concerns over privacyA serious bug in Apple’s FaceTime application allows users to listen in on the people they are calling when they do not pick up the call. Under certain circumstances, the glitch also allows callers to see video of the person they are calling before they pick up.The Guardian confirmed the existence of the bug, which was first reported by 9to5Mac. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Facetime


Rep. Ocasio-Cortez calls out big tech on climate change controversy

The newly minted social media star congresswoman is wasting no time in tearing into tech companies. In a recent letter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Maine representative Chellie Pingree in calling out tech companies for supporting an event they believe to be inconsistent with big tech’s ostensibly climate-friendly attitude. Ocasio-Cortez is a noted champion of a Democratic package of sweeping environmental reforms called the Green New Deal — a term we can expect to hear a lot more leading int...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Climate Change, Government, Satya Nadella, Tech, Maine, Sundar Pichai, Mother Jones, Chellie Pingree, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Co2 Coalition


Rewriting the Beginner's Guide to SEO, Chapter 6: Link Building & Establishing Authority

Posted by BritneyMullerIn Chapter 6 of the new Beginner's Guide to SEO, we'll be covering the dos and don'ts of link building and ways your site can build its authority. If you missed them, we've got the drafts of our outline, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, and Chapter Five for your reading pleasure. Be sure to let us know what you think of Chapter 6 in the comments! Chapter 6: Link Building & Establishing Authority Turn up the volume. You've created content that people...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Post, Wikipedia, Seo, Google Analytics, Bing, Voice, Authority, Domain Authority, Page Authority, Don, Cuppa Joe, Eric Ward


Wellness startup Hims enters the unicorn club with $100M investment

Hims, known by many for its phallic New York subway advertisements, has raised an additional $100 million in venture capital funding on a pre-money valuation of $1 billion. The round was first reported by Recode and confirmed to TechCrunch by sources with knowledge of the deal. A growth-stage investor has led the round, which is ongoing, with participation from existing investors. Our source declined to name the lead investor but did say it was a “super big fund” that isn’t SoftBank and th...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Fda, IVP, Forerunner Ventures, Founders Fund, Hims


PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can snoop on your iPhone, Mac mic before you pick up call

And spy through your video camera if they hit the power button You might want to disable FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac until Apple patches this bonkers bug.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Facetime, FaceTime Miscreants


PSA: Disable FaceTime. Miscreants can turn your iPhone mic into a bug before you pick up call

And spy through your video camera if they hit the power button In brief You might want to disable FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac until Apple patches this bonkers bug.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Facetime, FaceTime Miscreants


Apple sponsors its first-ever camp for women entrepreneurs

Apple holds first-ever camp to help women entrepreneurs and women-led companies to develop their businesses.
Tags: Apple, Cnn



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