Rookie Coding Mistake Prior To Gab Hack Came From Site's CTO

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Over the weekend, word emerged that a hacker breached far-right social media website Gab and downloaded 70 gigabytes of data by exploiting a garden-variety security flaw known as an SQL injection. A quick review of Gab's open source code shows that the critical vulnerability -- or at least one very much like it -- was introduced by the company's chief technology officer. The change, which in the parlance of software development is known as a...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cto, Fosco, Fosco Marotto, Dmitry Borodaenko

Best cheap iPad deals for March 2021

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is the king. We curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Ipads, Computing, Ipad Mini, Ipad Pro, Apple deals, iPad deals, Evergreen Deals

Leaving LastPass? Here’s how to take all your passwords with you

LastPass's changes to its free tier have users wondering if they will stick around. If you're leaving LastPass, here's how to take your passwords with you.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Computing, Password Manager, Lastpass, Best Password Managers

Atomic, which only funds the startups it launches, just closed its newest fund with $260 million

Jack Abraham has a lot of confidence in what he’s building. Then again, you can’t be immodest or unsure of yourself if you’re going to bet exclusively on your own startups as an investor, which is precisely the model that Abraham’s San Francisco-based venture studio, Atomic, has followed since it was launched nine years ago. It all started with $10 million of Abraham’s own money, capital he amassed by selling his first startup, a local shopping engine called Milo, to eBay in 2010, for $75 millio...
Tags: Nbc, Ebay, San Francisco, Tech, Peter Thiel, Blue Apron, Matt Salzberg, Ross, Comscore, Atomic, Forbes, Norwest Venture Partners, Abraham, Milo, Wharton, Opendoor

Atomic just raised $260 million more to build and fund its own companies

Jack Abraham has a lot of confidence in what he’s building. Then again, you can’t be immodest or unsure of yourself if you’re going to bet exclusively on your own startups as an investor, which is precisely the model that Abraham’s San Francisco-based venture studio, Atomic, has followed since it was launched nine years ago. It all started with $10 million of largely Abraham’s own money, capital he amassed by selling his first startup, a local shopping engine called Milo, to eBay in 2010, for $7...
Tags: Nbc, Ebay, San Francisco, Tech, Peter Thiel, Blue Apron, Matt Salzberg, Ross, Comscore, Atomic, Forbes, Norwest Venture Partners, Abraham, Milo, Wharton, Opendoor

Rosetta May Be Removed From M1 Macs in Some Regions on macOS 11.3

Installing the upcoming macOS 11.3 software update on an M1 Mac may result in Rosetta 2 being removed in one or more regions around the world. In the third beta of macOS 11.3 seeded to developers for testing today, MacRumors contributor Steve Moser uncovered new strings in the beta's code indicating that "Rosetta will be removed upon installing this update." Another new string reads "Rosetta is no longer available in this region. Applications requiring Rosetta will no longer run." Apple is ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Intel, Rosetta, Moser, Steve Moser, macOS Big Sur

Hackers Release a New Jailbreak Tool For Almost Every iPhone

An iPhone hacking team has released a new jailbreak tool for almost every iPhone, including the most recent models, by using the same vulnerability that Apple last month said was under active attack by hackers. TechCrunch reports: The Unc0ver team released its latest jailbreak this weekend, and says it works on iOS 11 (iPhone 5s and later) to iOS 14.3, which Apple released in December. In a tweet, the jailbreak group said it used its âoeown exploitâ for CVE-2021-1782, a kernel vulnerability that...
Tags: Apple, Tech

CVS, Walgreens Look For Big Data Reward From Covid-19 Vaccinations

Thelasko shares a report from The Wall Street Journal: Administering Covid-19 vaccines comes with a valuable perk for retail pharmacies: access to troves of consumer data. Chains such as CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc. and Walgreens-Boots Alliance, Inc. are collecting data from millions of customers as they sign up for shots, enrolling them in patient systems and having recipients register customer profiles. The retailers say they are using the information to promote their stores and services, ta...
Tags: Tech, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Walgreens, CVS Health Corp Walmart Inc

How Billie Eilish's Apple TV+ Documentary Stacked Up On Streaming Compared To Beyoncé And Taylor Swift

Which pop star the the reigning stream queen?
Tags: Apple, Taylor Swift, Religion, Billie Eilish

Zach Braff’s Next Movie is ‘A Good Person’ Starring Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman

It’s been four years since Zach Braff directed a movie, and that was the geriatric studio comedy Going in Style starring Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. It was an average comedy to crack up the older crowds, and it appears it was enough to keep one of the stars interested in working with the Scrubs star and Garden State director again. Morgan Freeman will star in A Good Person, the next directorial effort by Zach Braff. The movie will also star his current romantic interest, the O...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Zach-Braff, Drama, Casting, Abc, Morgan-Freeman, Gerard Butler, Hawkeye, Freeman, Pugh, Allison, Garden State, Braff, Alan Arkin Michael Caine, Florence Pugh

Sequoia Capital India’s Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay

Outplay’s team members on a video call Sales engagement platforms (SEP) help sales teams automate and track the large number of tasks they need to do each day as they contact leads and home in on potential deals. Focused on small-to-medium-sized companies, SEP startup Outplay announced today it has raised $2 million from Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program for early-stage startups. Outplay was founded in January 2020 by brothers Ram and Laxman Papineni and now counts more than 300 clients. ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, India, Linkedin, Tech, Atlanta, North America, Surge, SalesLoft, Laxman, Pipedrive, Sequoia Capital India, Recent Funding, Sales Engagement Platform

States Title, now dubbed Doma, to go public via blank check merger

The company will merge with Capitol Investment Corp. V. Such mergers have become an increasingly popular option for companies that want to begin selling shares.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Radio, New York Stock Exchange, Industry News, SPAC, DOMA, Qualia, News Brief, Notarize, Opendoor, Blank Check Company, Blank Check, States Title, Capitol Investment Corp, Max Simkoff

Smoke 100 Cigarettes Right Now If You Want a Vaccine in North Carolina (Kidding, Please Don't)

Have you smoked 100 cigarettes in your life? Can you take up, and kick, a pack-a-day habit in the next two weeks? Are you capable of looking a health professional square in the eye and lying? I do not condone these things, but if any of the above applies to you, and you are a North Carolina resident, you may be…Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Tobacco, Smoking, Habits, Biden, North Carolina, Electronic Cigarette, Cigarette, Smoking Cessation, Roy Cooper, Electronic Cigarettes, Respiratory Disease, Chronic Condition, Health Medical Pharma

Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Volvo's entire car lineup will be fully electric by 2030, the Chinese-owned company said on Tuesday, joining a growing number of automakers planning to phase out fossil-fuel engines by the end of this decade. "I am totally convinced there will be no customers who really want to stay with a petrol engine," Volvo Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson told reporters when asked about future demand for electric vehicles. "We are convinced that an electric ...
Tags: Tech, Volvo, Hangzhou, Reuters, Hakan Samuelsson, Henrik Green, Tesla Inc, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Volvo

Retail advertising's growing pains

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Retail media growing pains New York Times a-changing zz/STRF/STAR MAX/IPx via AP Photo Retail advertising's slog It seems like every day there's another retailer that's trying to turn its site into an advertising platform.Ulta Beauty, CVS and Walgreens, to name a few, have accelerated their ad busin...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Media, Advertising, Disney, America, Newsletter, Trends, Walmart, Walgreens, New York Times, Times, Hulu, Cvs, Ad Tech

‘Roar’: Apple TV+ Orders Female-Driven Anthology Series Starring Nicole Kidman, Alison Brie, and More

They are women, hear them roar — at least, that’s what I imagine the tagline for the new Apple TV+ anthology series Roar will be. A series of “darkly comic feminist fables” executive produced by Nicole Kidman, Roar has been given a series order by Apple TV+, which announced a star-studded cast including Kidman, Alison Brie, and more. Apple TV+ announced that it has given a series order for Roar, a “new anthology series of darkly comic feminist fables,” executive produced by and starring Kidm...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Kidman, Roar, Cynthia Erivo, Alison Brie, Ahern, Nicole-kidman, Merritt Wever, Erivo, Cecelia Ahern, Allie Goss

Beyond Meat Signs Global Supply Deals With McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut

U.S. plant-based protein company Beyond Meat has signed global supply deals with fast food firms McDonald's and Yum! Brands, which includes KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and others. AgFunderNews reports: The three-year strategic agreement with McDonald's will see Beyond Meat become the 'preferred supplier' of patties for the fast food chain's new McPlant plant-based burger. Under their separate strategic partnership, Beyond Meat and Yum! Brands will co-develop a range of exclusive plant-based protei...
Tags: Tech, Kfc, Taco Bell, McDonald, Yum Brands, AFN, KFC Pizza Hut, Good Food Institute, Bruce Friedrich, KFC Pizza Hut Taco Bell

SoundCloud announces overhaul of royalties model to 'fan-powered' system

Streaming company says it will start directing money from subscribers to the artists they actually listen toSoundCloud announced on Tuesday it would become the first streaming service to start directing subscribers’ fees only to the artists they listen to, a move welcomed by musicians campaigning for fairer pay.Current practice for streaming services including Spotify, Deezer and Apple is to pool royalty payments and dish them out based on which artists have the most global plays. Continue readi...
Tags: Apple, Music, Technology, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Culture, Music Streaming, Soundcloud, Spotify Deezer

The best Samsung phones for 2021

Need some help choosing the right Samsung smartphone? Our list has something to suit everyone, from the latest flagship Samsung Galaxy to midrange handsets.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, best Samsung phone models, best Samsung phones, best Samsung smartphones, Samsung S20 Plus

Google uses underwater fibre-optic cable to detect earthquakes Read more:

A team including researchers at Google has used one of the search giant's underwater fibre optic cables to detect earthquakes and ocean waves generated by storms, without needing any extra equipment
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Daily Crunch: Microsoft unveils Mesh for AR/VR meetings

Microsoft shows off a new AR/VR meeting platform, Uber spins out a robotics startup and Compass files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for March 2, 2021. The big story: Microsoft unveils Mesh for AR/VR meetings Mesh is a platform that allows for shared meetings between Microsoft’s HoloLens (augmented reality) and Windows Mixed Reality (virtual reality). Lucas Matney describes it as “pretty standard faire” for spatial computing, but noted that this will also serve as a platform for develop...
Tags: Apple, TC, Microsoft, India, Tech, Mit, Miami, Volvo, Vestiaire Collective, Lucas Matney, Oscar Health, Aytekin Tank, Kaltura, Daily Crunch, Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, Serve Robotics Amazon

iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Enables 'Items' Tab in Find My to Keep Track of Beats Headphones and Third-Party Accessories

Beginning with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, users will be able to keep track of select non-Apple-branded products like Beats headphones and upcoming Belkin wireless earbuds using Apple's built-in Find My app. In preparation for the launch of this feature, Apple has made a new "Items" tab visible by default in the Find My app in the third beta of iOS 14.5 seeded to developers today. Previously, this tab was only accessible by toggling a developer setting or by entering the URL scheme "findmy://it...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Beta, Belkin, Find My, Airtags, Ios 14, Ultra Wideband

Facebook can save itself by becoming a B Corporation

Ann Florini Contributor Ann Florini is Clinical Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management at the Arizona State University. Brett Hurt Contributor Share on Twitter Brett Hurt is CEO and co-founder of Data.World. As Facebook confronts outrage among its employees and the public for mishandling multiple decisions about its role in shaping public discourse, it is becomin...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Opinion, America, Tech, Ethics, Silicon Valley, ESG, Blackrock, Zuckerberg, John D Rockefeller, World Economic Forum, Capitol

Jodie Comer Might Play Josephine to Joaquin Phoenix’s Napoleon in Ridley Scott’s ‘Kitbag’

Jodie Comer will (probably) be Josephine to Joaquin Phoenix‘s Napoleon in Ridley Scott‘s Kitbag. Comer just worked with Scott on the historical epic The Last Duel, and now she’ll likely play Napoleon’s first wife. The deal isn’t final yet, and there’s always a chance that the Killing Eve star might not end up in the film after all. But for now, she’s Scott’s number one choice for the role. Deadline has the scoop on Jodie Comer potentially joining the cast of Kitbag (side-note: please change ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Casting, France, Matt Damon, Ridley-Scott, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix, True Story, Napoleon, Phoenix, Scott, Josephine, Elba, Kitbag, Jodie Comer

‘A Glitch in the Matrix’ documentary explores the dark side of simulation theory

Simulation theory proposes that our world is likely a simulation created by beings with super-powerful computers.In "A Glitch in the Matrix," filmmaker Rodney Ascher explores the philosophy behind simulation theory, and interviews a handful of people who believe the world is a simulation."A Glitch in the Matrix" premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and is now available to stream online. Are you living in a computer simulation? If you've spent enough time online, you've probably encounte...
Tags: Future, America, Computers, Innovation, Philosophy, Virtual Reality, Ai, Oxford University, Simulation, Plato, Cooke, Bostrom, Erik Davis, Nick Bostrom, Rodney Ascher, Emily Pothast

New Technique Reveals Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters

M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures. From a report: In 1587, hours before her beheading, Mary, Queen of Scots, sent a letter to her brother-in-law Henry III, King of France. But she didn't just sign it and send it off. She folded the paper repeatedly, cut out a piece of the page and left it dangling. She used that strand of paper t...
Tags: France, Tech, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Nature Communications, Mary Queen of Scots, Henry III King, The Hague Known

Constellation Real Estate Group acquires CRM maker from Move

Top Producer offers a customer relationship manager, as well as a suite of other tools. The company had been a subsidiary of Move Inc. before Constellation picked it up this week.
Tags: Technology, Data, Radio, Move, CRM, Industry News, Acquisitions, SCOTT SMITH, CREG, Select, News Brief,, Move Inc, Top Producer, Constellation Real Estate Group, Mortgage Builder

Create a handbook and integrate AI to onboard remote employees

Chris Buttenham Contributor Share on Twitter Chris Buttenham is the CEO and co-founder of Obie, a knowledge base software and support accelerator. The pandemic has forced organizations across the globe to shutter the office environment, and take up a remote-first strategy. Through necessity, professionals have adapted to remote working. But the systems they use are still playing catch up. One area less readily accommodating t...
Tags: Startups, Column, Labor, Tech, Remote Work, Artificial Intelligence, Gitlab, Chris Buttenham, Darren Murph, EC Column, EC Future of Work

Covid-19 Vaccine Adventures (2-Verse Limerick Plus Vaccine Scheduling Tips)

What follows is: 1: A two-verse limerick about my adventures (and difficulties) in booking Covid-19 vaccine appointments in New York City for hubby Mark and me. (And yes, we both easily qualify by age.) 2: A blow by blow description of how I finally managed to snag vaccine appointments in the doesn’t-deserve-to-be-called-a-system New York Covid-19 vaccine scheduling “system.” (I hope that the information I provide below my 2-verse limerick proves helpful to those who are having similar vaccine-...
Tags: Health, Google, Twitter, New York, Massachusetts, New York City, New Jersey, Humor, Mark, Limericks, Social Media Humor, Health & Medical Humor, Health Verse, New York Limericks & Haiku, Twitter Humor, Twitter Verse

Hyundai Releases Bayon Euro Crossover

Don’t get too excited. Hyundai’s Bayon is at present a European-only crossover SUV that the brand announced today. All-new in the B-segment, Bayon is named after Bayonne, a sought-after vacation destination in the south of France. The growing popularity of SUVs in Europe was the reason for Hyundai’s introduction, and the forward-motion stance of the […] The post Hyundai Releases Bayon Euro Crossover appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, France, Eu, SUV, Korea, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, New Cars, SUVs, Crossover, Don, Bayonne, Bayon

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