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Yandex Said It Caught an Employee Selling Access To Users' Inboxes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Russian search engine and email provider Yandex said today that it caught one of its employees selling access to user email accounts for personal gains. The company, which did not disclose the employee's name, said the person was "one of three system administrators with the necessary access rights to provide technical support" for its Yandex.Mail service. The Russian company said it's now in the process of notifying the owners of the 4,887 mailboxe...
Tags: Tech, Yandex, Zdnet, Yandex Mail service


YouTube's iOS App Gets First Update in Two Months

Google today finally updated its YouTube iOS app for the first time in over two months, becoming one of the highest-profile Google apps to see an update since early December when Apple began requiring that developers disclose privacy practices for each of their apps in order to have their updates approved. Most of Google's apps have yet to be updated since the requirement went into effect, even though Google said in early January that it would be adding privacy data for its apps within the f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Privacy, Youtube, Waze, App Store, Apple Google, Google Google, App Store Google YouTube


Yandex Employee Caught Selling Access to Users' Email Inboxes

Russian Dutch-domiciled search engine, ride-hailing and  email service provider Yandex on Friday disclosed a data breach that compromised 4,887 email accounts of its users. The company blamed the incident on an unnamed employee who had been providing unauthorized access to the users' mailboxes for personal gain. "The employee was one of three system administrators with the necessary access [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Yandex, Ravie Lakshmanan


Starlink vs. 5G: Which Could Be the Better Home Internet Service?

Reports indicate that Americans are clearly interested in both SpaceX’s Starlink and 5G broadband as potential home internet services. But so far it’s unclear which option has more appeal compared to traditional cable broadband. Some reports show Americans are more interested in Starlink, while others indicate most…Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Spacex, Science, Technology, Broadband, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Verizon Communications, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, StarLink, T Mobile US, Satellite Internet Access, Technology Internet, Better Home Internet Service


Facebook's Reportedly Working on a Smartwatch so It Can Hoover Up Your Health Data Too

Apparently unsatiated by hoovering up users’ personal data on its platforms, Facebook’s hoping to get its mitts on their health data as well. The company’s reportedly building a smartwatch as its next foray into hardware, and the device could debut as soon as next year, according to a Friday report from the InformationRead more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Computing, Fitbit, Wearable Technology, Science and Technology, Wearable Devices, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Computers, Mobile Computers, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology Internet


TV Bits: ‘The 4400’ Reboot, ‘Search Party’ Season 5, ‘The Best Man’ Limited Series, ‘In Treatment’ Season 4, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: The 4400 reboot ordered to series by The CW. Search Party season 5 ordered by HBO Max. The Best Man franchise is becoming a limited Peacock series with the original cast. In Treatment season 4 arrives in May. Claire Danes will star in Apple TV+ series The Essex Serpent. James Cameron has a new Nat Geo that explores the mysteries of the ocean. Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce will star in HBO mystery series Mare Of Easttown. Is anyone clamoring for a reboot of The 44...
Tags: Television, In Treatment, Mare of Easttown, OceanXplorers, Search Party, The 4400, The Best Man, The Essex Serpent


The Cinemas Now Hiring Out Their Screens To Gamers

Some movie theaters around the world are renting out their screens to gamers to bring in a new revenue stream amid the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports: With many cinemas across the country closed due to coronavirus restrictions meaning that they can only open with 50% capacity, and far fewer movies being released to tempt cinemagoers, CGV [South Korea's largest cinema chain] came up with the idea of renting out its auditoriums to gamers to bring in a new revenue stream. Before 6pm up to fo...
Tags: South Korea, Amc, Tech, Bbc, Tennessee, Korea, Memphis, CGV, Cinemark, Malco, Malco Theatres, Arkansas Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi Missouri


Extra Crunch roundup: Metromile CEO interview, Oscar Health’s IPO plans, our 2-year anniversary, more

I’m very proud of the work we’re doing here at Extra Crunch, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that today is our second anniversary. Thanks to hard work from the entire TechCrunch team, authoritative guest contributors and a very engaged reader base, we’ve tripled our membership in the last 12 months. As Extra Crunch enters its third year, we’re putting our foot on the gas in 2021 so we can bring you more: Fresh analysis about today’s most dynamic tech industries. Surveys of top inves...
Tags: Startups, MetroMile, Lyft, Softbank, Tech, Preston, Venture Capital, WeWork, Bumble, Alex, TechStars, Bain Capital Ventures, Adtech, Anthony Ha, Pacifica, Eric Eldon


30 of Coursera's most popular courses right now, offered by Yale, UPenn, Johns Hopkins, Google, IBM, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Coursera is one of the top e-learning platforms and offers over 3,000 online courses, specializations, and professional certificate programs.Below is a ranking of Coursera's 30 most popular online courses and programs, some of which are completely free to audit.Read more: 12 public health courses you can take online for free through CourseraWith the number o...
Tags: Google, Python, Stanford, Trends, Linkedin, Georgia, Canada, Yale, Ibm, University Of California, Coursera, Yale University, Wharton School, Macquarie, Capstone, Markov


Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest in bitcoin development

Jack Dorsey and Jay Z create a bitcoin endowment, Datadog acquires a Startup Battlefield company and BuzzFeed experiments with AI-generated quizzes. This is your Daily Crunch for February 12, 2021. Oh, and before we get started: Consider applying to the Early Stage pitch off and submitting a pitch deck for feedback on Extra Crunch Live! The big story: Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest in bitcoin development The Twitter founder and rapper/entrepreneur have put 500 bitcoin (currently worth more than ...
Tags: TC, Sweden, Minneapolis, Jay Z, France, India, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Bitcoin, Dyson, Jack Dorsey, Jay, Kevin Busque, Datadog, Dorsey


Amazon Uses An App Called Mentor To Track and Discipline Delivery Drivers

Amazon has for years been using an app called "Mentor" to monitor and track delivery drivers' behavior on the road. "The app, which Amazon bills as a tool to improve driver safety, generates a score each day that measures employees' driving performance," reports CNBC. From the report: Just like the AI-equipped cameras rolling out to contracted delivery companies, Mentor is framed as a "digital driver safety app" to help employees avoid accidents and other unsafe driving habits while they're en r...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, DSP, Cnbc, Mentor, Deborah Bass


The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier (slashdot)

Supermicro chips and software were tampered with by Chinese operatives in the past decade, Bloomberg reported Friday, doubling down on its 2018 report that was widely disputed by several tech giants and government agencies. Today's report says that U.S. security and defense officials knew of the hack but kept it secret in an effort to learn more about China's hacking capabilities. From the report: Bloomberg Businessweek first reported on China's meddling with Supermicro products in October 2018,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, China, Bloomberg, Fbi, Tim Cook, Bloomberg Businessweek, BusinessWeek, Supermicro, Msmash, Supermicro Apple


Nevada Department of Education Has No Direct Say In Who Gets Tesla's $37.5 Million K-12 Donation

theodp writes: The Nevada Legislature in 2014 approved a $1.3 billion tax break -- the largest tax break in the history of the state -- to woo Tesla into locating its battery factory in Northern NV. In return, Tesla made a $37.5 million pledge to support K-12 education ($7.5M annually, for 5 years, beginning in 2018). Lawmakers are now expressing surprise after learning that the NV Dept. of Education has no direct role in deciding which organizations receive the $37.5 million in donations pledge...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Las Vegas, Nevada, Nevada Legislature, Nevada Department of Education, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Northern NV, Steve Sisolak, Sisolak, NV Dept of Education, Bob Fulkerson, NV Dept of Education Code


Micro OLED Displays for Better Augmented Reality

Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED display technology. Micro OLED will be useful for augmented reality devices. The new displays will be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Innovation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing TSMC


Tony Florence, the head of NEA’s tech practice, on building breakthrough brands

Tony Florence isn’t as well known to the public as other top investors like Bill Gurley or Marc Andreessen, but he’s someone who founders with SaaS and especially marketplace e-commerce companies know — or should. He’s responsible for the global tech investing activities for NEA, one of the world’s biggest venture firms in terms of assets under management (it closed its newest fund with $3.6 billion last year). Florence has also been involved with a long list of e-commerce brands to break throug...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Walmart, Vox, Florence, Tfl, Nea, Marc Lore, Marc Andreessen, Bill Gurley, Paltrow, Marc, Amazon Marketplace, Luisana, Scott Sandell, Tony Florence


Tony Florence, the low-flying head of NEA’s tech practice, on the art of building household brands

Tony Florence isn’t as well known to the public as other top investors like Bill Gurley or Marc Andreessen, but he’s someone who founders with SaaS and especially marketplace e-commerce companies know — or should. He’s responsible for the global tech investing activities for NEA, one of the world’s biggest venture firms in terms of assets under management (it closed its newest fund with $3.6 billion last year). Florence has also been involved with a long list of e-commerce brands to break throug...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Walmart, Vox, Florence, Tfl, Nea, Marc Lore, Marc Andreessen, Bill Gurley, Paltrow, Marc, Amazon Marketplace, Luisana, Scott Sandell, Tony Florence


AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Engineering Sample Shows Up on eBay

There is no official confirmation by AMD with regards to Cezanne APUs in the desktop segment, yet their engineering samples are discovered on Ebay. The post AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Engineering Sample Shows Up on eBay appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Hardware, Ebay, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Processor, Cezanne, AMD Ryzen, Ryzen 7, 5700G, Ryzen 7 5700G


Intel Reduces Comet Lake CPU Price To Compete with AMD Ryzen 5000

Intel reduces prices to benefit from Ryzen 5000 processors shortage The post Intel Reduces Comet Lake CPU Price To Compete with AMD Ryzen 5000 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Ebay, Intel, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Price Drop, Intel Reduces Comet Lake


Stat Of The Week: Alternative To What?

The 'before it was cool' period ends for ALSPs.
Tags: Technology, Law, Stat of the Week, ALSPs


Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know

There seem to be an endless number of iPhone tips and tricks to share, and that's because Apple's smartphones are so feature rich that it's impossible to keep up with everything they're capable of. We've rounded up some useful tips and hacks in our latest video, so check them out to see if there's something you didn't know about. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Swipe to Numbers with Keyboard - If you press and hold on the number key and then swipe up to ty...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Apple Watch, MacRumors YouTube, Low Power Mode, Control Center AirDrop


The best cordless vacuums in 2021

Vacuum cords limit your range of cleaning mobility and often get tangled or caught on furniture. Dyson V cordless vacuums are the best for their strong suction, lasting batteries, and light frames. See also: The best robot vacuums A high-quality vacuum can make a world of difference when you're trying to keep your floors clean. And if you've ever had your ankles tangled up while vacuuming, or gotten to the end of a room only to run out of cord, maybe it's time to try a cordless model. Limitles...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Cleaning, Gadgets, Shopping, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Dyson, Cadillac, Vacuum Cleaner, Tech Insider, Connie Chen, Malarie Gokey, Dyson Devotees, Jada Wong


Facebook is reportedly building a smartwatch and wants to sell it to you starting next year in exchange for your health data

Charles Platiau/Reuters Facebook is making a smartwatch it hopes to start selling in 2022, reported Friday. The watch will focus on health and messaging and work without a smartphone, according to the report. Facebook's watch could make it less dependent on Apple and Google but also raise privacy concerns. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook is pushing further into the hardware space by building a smartwatch that it plans to start selling to consumers someti...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Facebook, Hardware, Fitness, Smartwatch, Samsung, Trends, Starbucks, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Data Privacy, Healthtech, Reuters Facebook, Android Facebook


Defrost Your Frozen Pipes with Saltwater

As of this writing, broad swaths of the Midwest and Northeast are buried under mountains of snow, and the Pacific Northwest is staggering to a standstill under, well, about two inches of the stuff, but they’re not used to it, OK? It’s safe to say that this winter has been no joke, and you may be feeling the…Read more...
Tags: Technology, Plumbing, Pipe, Construction, Lifehacks, Drain, Pacific Northwest, Bathrooms, Midwest, Northeast, Saltwater, Building Engineering, Organ Pipe, Piping


The Most Infamous Story in Tech Returns With New Details—but No Hard Evidence

More than two years after Bloomberg Businessweek published a widely disputed investigation claiming the Chinese government had secretly installed microchips on server motherboards produced by Supermicro that were used to spy on companies like Amazon and Apple, the outlet has published its follow-up, which doubles down…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Bloomberg Businessweek, Supermicro


SCOTT GALLOWAY: How to become truly rich (hint: it's not by trading on Robinhood)

Scott Galloway says time is the most important advantage in investing. Westend61/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, he says that two major mistakes people can make in investing are trading and not diversifying. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The news of the (second) impeachment se...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Putin, California, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Netflix, Social Security, Royal Navy, Reddit, Albert Einstein, Goldman Sachs, Joseph Heller, Oprah


Ford CEO Asks Battery Suppliers to Stop Fighting

Battery suppliers LG Chem and SK Innovation have what could be politely described as an intense rivalry. With the automotive industry desperate to secure reliable access to the most essential components for the planned electric vehicle offensive, chemical companies specializing in electronics are very much in demand and they’re all jockeying for power. On Wednesday, the U.S. […] The post Ford CEO Asks Battery Suppliers to Stop Fighting appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Ski, Lawsuits, Batteries, Autos, EVs, Ford Motor Co, Bev, LG Chem, Jim Farley, News Blog, Battery Tech, Hot Legal Action, SK Innovation


Wyndly aims to bring allergy drops to the masses

Chronic allergy sufferers know well the daily discomfort of seasonal allergies and environmental allergies. They also likely know about allergy shots — the treatment that requires you to go into an office to get shots on a weekly or monthly basis. But there is a lesser-known treatment, allergy drops, that requires a bit less effort. Wyndly, a startup participating in Y Combinator’s current batch, aims to make allergy drops more accessible to people. Before the pandemic, Dr. Manan Shah, an otolar...
Tags: Health, TC, Y Combinator, Tech, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Shah, Denver Colorado, Manan Shah, Aakash Shah, Wyndly


Frontier Raises Sneaky 'Internet Infrastructure Surcharge' From $4 To $7

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Frontier Communications is raising its sneaky "Internet Infrastructure Surcharge" from $4 to $7 later this month, widening the gap between its advertised broadband prices and the actual prices customers pay. Telecom providers love to advertise low rates and then sock customers with bigger bills by charging separate fees for things that are part of the core service. In cable TV, that means customers see one advertised rate for a bundle of cha...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Telecom, Frontier, Cap, Broadcast TV, Frontier Communications, Slower DSL


14 free or affordable online courses to learn Python, offered by MIT, Harvard, UPenn, Google, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Codecademy; iStock; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Python is one of the most popular programming languages, used in everything from AI and machine learning to data analysis.Below are 14 online courses and certificate programs you can take to learn Python code, offered by schools like MIT and Harvard and companies like Google and IBM.Read more: 9 free or affordable online courses to learn Java, offered by...
Tags: Google, Python, Trends, Mit, Harvard, Ibm, Duke, Udemy, University Of Michigan, Georgia Tech, Julia Pugachevsky, Christina Morillo, MediaNews Group Reading Eagle, MIT Harvard UPenn Google, Gilbert Espinoza Insider Python, Google Reddit Wikipedia Amazon Instagram Spotify


Canadian Regulator Clears Launch of World's First Bitcoin ETF

Canada's main securities regulator has cleared the launch of the world's first bitcoin exchange traded fund, an investment manager said on Friday, providing investors greater access to the cryptocurrency that has sparked an explosion in trading interest. Reuters reports: The Ontario Securities Commission has approved the launch of Purpose Bitcoin ETF, Toronto-based asset management company Purpose Investments Inc. said in a statement. The OSC confirmed the approval in a separate statement to Reu...
Tags: New York, Tech, Canada, United States, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, OSC, CFRA, Toronto Stock Exchange, CME, Ontario Securities Commission, Todd Rosenbluth, Purpose Investments, Purpose Investments Inc, Purpose Bitcoin ETF Toronto



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