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Fallen Debris from SpaceX Satellite Launch Crashes on a Farm

180 miles east of Seattle, "A pressure vessel from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stage fell on a man's farm in Washington State last week," reports the Verge, "leaving a '4-inch dent in the soil,' the local sheriff's office said Friday." Space.com reports: Although Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered 60 Starlink satellites to orbit last month, the rocket's second stage didn't deorbit properly after completing the mission. The second stage is the smaller, upper part of the Falcon 9 rocket that s...
Tags: Spacex, Washington, Tech, Ars Technica, Earth, Canada, Washington State, Seattle, Pacific Ocean, Falcon, SpaceX Falcon, Jonathan McDowell, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, StarLink


Fake App On Apple's App Store Scams User Out of 17.1 Bitcoins ($600,000)

Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace quotes the Washington Post: Phillipe Christodoulou wanted to check his bitcoin balance last month, so he searched the App Store on his iPhone for "Trezor," the maker of a small hardware device he uses to store his cryptocurrency. Up popped the company's padlock logo set against a bright green background. The app was rated close to five stars. He downloaded it and typed in his credentials. In less than a second, nearly all of his life savings — 17.1 bitcoi...
Tags: Apple, Post, Washington Post, Tech, App Store, Christodoulou, Phillipe Christodoulou, Apple When Apple


Apple Knew It Was Selling Defective MacBook Displays, Judge Concludes (slashdot)

A potential class-action lawsuit will go forward for Apple's fragile 2016 MacBook Pro display cables. Judge Edward Davila ruled that "Apple should have known that they would fail and yet kept selling them anyhow," reports The Verge. It follows a recently-certified class action lawsuit for the MacBook Pro's infamous butterfly keyboards. From the report: "The court finds that the allegations of pre-release testing in combination with the allegations of substantial customer complaints are sufficien...
Tags: Apple, News, BeauHD, Edward Davila


Facebook Data From More Half A Billion Accounts Found Online

NEW YORK (AP/CBS13) — Personal information from more than 500 million Facebook users has been found available on a website for hackers. The data appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to Business Insider, the data set has information from 106 countries includin...
Tags: Facebook, Business, New York, Technology, News, Consumer, Menlo Park California, Facebook Data, Cambridge Analytica


Facebook Data From More Half A Billion Accounts Found On Hacker Website

NEW YORK (AP/CBS13) — Personal information from more than 500 million Facebook users has been found available on a website for hackers. The data appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was first reported by Business Insider. According to Business Insider, the data set has information from 106 countries includin...
Tags: Facebook, Business, New York, Technology, News, Consumer, Menlo Park California, Facebook Data, Cambridge Analytica


Details from 500 million Facebook users found on website for hackers

Information appears to be several years oldFacebook says leak stems from problem fixed in 2019Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. Related: UK watchdog to investigate Facebook takeover of Giphy Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Internet, World news, US news, Hacking, Giphy Continue


Information On Half Billion Facebook Users Leaked Online

Slashdot reader quonset quotes Business Insider: A user in a low level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online. The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdat...
Tags: Facebook, UK, India, US, Tech


You might have just missed the best time to sell your startup

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Happy Saturday, everyone. I do hope that you are in good spirits and in good health. I am learning to nap, something that has become a requirement in my life after I realized that the news cycle is never going to slow down. And because my partner and...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Spotify, Africa, Tech, Equity, Goldman, Clubhouse, Index Ventures, Anthony Ha, Bessemer, SPAC, Lux, Edison, Holler, Kudo


NYT: 'If You Care About Privacy, It's Time to Try a New Web Browser'

This week the lead consumer technology writer for The New York Times urged readers to switch their browser from Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge to a private browser. "For about a week, I tested three of the most popular options — DuckDuckGo, Brave and Firefox Focus. Even I was surprised that I eventually switched to Brave as the default browser on my iPhone." Firefox Focus, available only for mobile devices like iPhones and Android smartphones, is bare-bones. You punch in a web address and, ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, New York Times, Brave, Brendan Eich, Firefox Focus, Firefox Focus Even


Nonobvious acquisitions are on my 2021 bingo board

At the end of 2020, I argued that edtech needs to think bigger in order to stay relevant after the pandemic. I urged founders to think less about how to bundle and unbundle lecture experience, and more about how to replace outdated systems and methods with new, tech-powered solutions. In other words, don’t simply put engaging content on a screen, but innovate on what that screen looks like, tracks and offers. A few months into 2021, the exit environment in edtech…feels like it’s doing exactly th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spotify, Education, China, Ipo, US, Linkedin, Tech, Compass, EC, Edtech, Coursera, Clubhouse, Deliveroo, NFT


Credible Leaker Says New iMac to Feature 'Really Big' Display Larger Than Current 27-inch Model

Credible leaker l0vetodream today endorsed widespread speculation that one of the newly redesigned iMacs, expected to launch sometime this year, will feature a larger display than the current largest offering in the iMac lineup. Apple currently sells a 21.5-inch and 27-inch ‌iMac‌. Apple is rumored to be replacing both with updated designs and faster performance. Its desktop computer has not received a significant overhaul since 2012. According to l0vetodream, the new model replacing the 27-...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, iMac, Jon Prosser, L0vetodream


AlmaLinux Released As a Stable RHEL Clone For Those Who Liked CentOS

Long-time Slashdot reader xiando quotes the backstory from LinuxReviews.org: CentOS used to be the go-to alternative for those who wanted to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) without having to pay RedHat to use it. It was a almost 1:1 clone until RedHat took control of it and turned it into what is now a RHEL beta-version, not a stable RHEL release without the branding. Almalinux is one of several projects that have made their own RHEL forks in response. The first Almalinux version is now rel...
Tags: Tech, Atlantic, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL, RHEL, Zdnet, Phipps, Simon Phipps, Gregory Kurtzer, CloudLinux, Almalinux, LinuxReviews, AlmaLinux Open Source Foundation This group, Jack Aboutboul, Altogether Aboutboul, Aboutaboul


Amazon addresses pee bottle denial tweet

Amazon kicked off the holiday weekend by backtracking slightly on a social media offensive that unfolded in the waning days of a historic unionization vote. The earlier  comments reportedly arrived as Jeff Bezos was pushing for a more aggressive strategy. Along with taking on Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the Amazon News Twitter account went toe to toe with Congressman, Mark Pocan. The Wisconsin Democrat cited oft-reported stories of Amazon workers urinating in bottles in reactio...
Tags: Amazon, Labor, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Wisconsin, Jeff Bezos, Bernie Sanders, Dave Clark, Mark Pocan, Bessemer Alabama, Amazon News, Essentially Amazon, Amazon Staff, Amazon News Twitter


Amazon 'Fesses Up': that Peeing in Bottles Thing is Probably True

"You don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?" Amazon tweeted last week. But on Friday "The web giant fessed up that its delivery drivers have limited access to bathrooms, meaning that accusations of them urinating in bottles or elsewhere in public are likely to be true," reports the New York Post: "We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes," the online retail giant posted on its AboutAmazon portal. "And this h...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Tech, Ars Technica, UPS, Reddit, Ars, Pocan, Mark Pocan


How to find out if your data was exposed in an online breach - and how to protect yourself

Associated Press Companies and government organizations are regularly breached, exposing people's personal data. Hackers buy and sell breached data in order to impersonate people or carry out scams. Here's how you can find out if your data has been leaked online and protect yourself. See more stories on Insider's business page. More records are stored online than ever - and it's becoming increasingly common for large swaths of personal data to fall into the hands of cyberc...
Tags: Facebook, News, Privacy, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Hacks, Troy Hunt, Tech Insider, Aaron Holmes, Associated Press Companies


How Jamaica failed to handle its JamCOVID scandal

As governments scrambled to lock down their populations after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared last March, some countries had plans underway to reopen. By June, Jamaica became one of the first countries to open its borders. Tourism represents about one-fifth of Jamaica’s economy. In 2019 alone, four million travelers visited Jamaica, bringing thousands of jobs to its three million residents. But as COVID-19 stretched into the summer, Jamaica’s economy was in free fall, and tourism was its only...
Tags: Florida, New York, Tech, Fbi, United States, Norway, Jamaica, Kingston, Caribbean, Signal, Andrew Holness, Holness, Stephen Davidson, Samuda, Escala, NSO Group


Biden’s erroneous stance on Georgia’s election integrity law

The Washington Post gave President Joe Biden “Four Pinocchios” for false claims that a new Georgia law would make it harder for working-class people to vote. Pinocchio, you may remember from before Disneyland closed, is a puppet who becomes the world’s most obvious liar. The law signed by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week actually “expanded early voting for many Georgians,” according to the Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler. “Not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood w...
Tags: Apple, Post, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Delta Airlines, Soccer, House, Jimmy Carter


The inspection drones are coming. Do not be alarmed

More and more, drones are being employed to survey and inspect areas that are either too difficult or too dangerous for humans to explore themselves.
Tags: Trends, Features, Drones, Automation


Will VW Face Regulatory Scrutiny Over It 'Voltswagen' Prank Like Elon Musk Did For His Tweets?

Volkswagen's early April Fool's Day prank (pretending to re-name the company "Voltswagen") "may have put the company at risk of running afoul of U.S. securities law by wading into the murky waters of potentially misleading investors," reports CNN: "This is not the sort of thing that a responsible global company should be doing," said Charles Whitehead, Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at Cornell Law School... Volkswagen is indeed investing heavily in electric vehicles, but conf...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Cnn, Vw, SEC, Volkswagen, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Elon, Herbert Diess, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Whitehead, Voltswagen, Charles Whitehead Myron C Taylor, Cornell Law School Volkswagen


Snapchat reportedly made plans to skirt Apple's new privacy rules and keep tracking its user base

Getty Snap, the company that owns Snapchat, explored ways to skirt Apple's new privacy rules, FT reported. Apple is about to roll out new tools that let people opt out of being tracked by their apps. Snap reportedly wanted to gather data from third parties to keep tabs on users' behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Snap reportedly researched ways to skirt Apple's new privacy rules that will ban apps from tracking people without their permission, The Finan...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Privacy, China, Trends, Tech, Snapchat, Beijing, Snap, The Financial Times, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Aaron Holmes, Getty Snap, FT Snap


Privacy Advocate Confronts ACLU Over Its Use of Google and Facebook's Targeted Advertising

Ashkan Soltani was the Chief Technologist of America's Federal Trade Commission in 2014 — and earlier was a staff technologist in its Division of Privacy and Identity Protection helping investigate tech companies including Google and Facebook Friday on Twitter he accused another group of privacy violations: the nonprofit rights organization, the American Civil Liberties Union. Yesterday, the ACLU updated their privacy statement to finally disclose that they share constituent information with ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, America, Tech, Aclu, Mozilla, Federal Trade Commission, American Civil Liberties Union, Ashkan Soltani, Soltani, John Gilmore, Identity Protection, Alex Fowler


Interesting Apple Facts from the Fruit Expert

It’s the rare and seasoned “vintage” gardeners that I love to corner, sit down with, and absorb every last morsel of the wisdom, history, experience, and storytelling that they gladly share with anyone who is willing to listen.I took advantage of just that kind of opportunity recently when I met Tom Burford at the Backyard Fruit Growers winter meeting and intently listened as he spoke on “All Things Fruit.” And the Expert’s Secret All-Time Favorite Apple Variety is… ...
Tags: Apple, Gardening, Tom, Growing Organic Fruits, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Burford, Growing-Organic-Apples, Backyard Fruit Growers, Heirloom-Apples, Tom Burford, Vintage Virginia Apples, Time Favorite Apple Variety, Vintage Virginia


Hickery Flour in Rye bread

Hickery Flour in Rye bread Submitted by Bread1965 on April 3, 2021 - 9:57am. Hi EveryoneYesterday I bought price-discounted day old rye in town. Toasted it's probably the best rye I've had in a long while by a long mile! I looked up the recipe with the thought of recreating it and came up with this ingredient list. But what's "hickery" flour? Google doesn't help explain what it is. In only know of hickery as a tree. Anyone?https://www.freshcityfarms.com/market/product/ravenorganicry...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Baking, Benny, Mable, Raven Organic Rye Raven


Drive More Traffic to Your E-Commerce Site in 3 Easy Steps

When you enter the field of e-commerce, it doesn’t take long before you learn the first lesson of being an Internet entrepreneur: Selling products online isn’t nearly as easy as some people make it seem. To make things even more difficult, you can’t even get to the point of selling products until your website generates traffic – and with typical e-commerce conversion rates hovering in the range of 1-2 percent , you’re not going to earn anything resembling a real living until your website rec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Sales, Entrepreneur, E-commerce, Website, Google Google, Vape Juice, Blog & Grow, Internet entrepreneur, On-Site Content


NASA SBIR march 21

NASA’s SBIR program regularly doles out cash to promising small businesses and research programs, and the lists of awardees is always interesting to sift through. Here are a dozen companies and proposals from this batch that are especially compelling or suggest new directions for missions and industry in space. Sadly these brief descriptions are often all that is available. These things are often so early stage that there’s nothing to show but some equations and a drawing on the back of a napkin...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Robotics, Aerospace, Venus, University of Delaware, Bloomfield, SBIR, Astrobotic


NASA’s small business picks take on automation in space

NASA’s SBIR program regularly doles out cash to promising small businesses and research programs, and the lists of awardees is always interesting to sift through. Here are a dozen companies and proposals from this batch that are especially compelling or suggest new directions for missions and industry in space. Sadly these brief descriptions are often all that is available. These things are often so early stage that there’s nothing to show but some equations and a drawing on the back of a napkin...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Robotics, Aerospace, Venus, University of Delaware, Bloomfield, SBIR, Astrobotic


FSF Management Team Resigns, as FSF Now Seeks 'Improved Transparency'

Richard Stallman's name has now been taken off official web page of the steering committee for GCC, reports IT Wire. But they also note new changes this week in the management team of the Free Software Foundation: A statement from [FSF executive director John] Sullivan, deputy director John Hsieh, and chief technology officer Ruben Rodriguez on 30 March said: "As members of FSF management, we have decided to resign, with specific end dates to be determined. We believe in the importance of the ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, GCC, Ruben Rodriguez, FSF, Stallman, Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation, FSF Management Team Resigns, John -RSB- Sullivan, John Hsieh, Geoffrey Knauth


"Starting with the Moog and adding other synthesizers and a collection of modules, some of them designed by Mr. Cecil, they created a massive semicircular piece of equipment..."

"... that took up a small room and weighed a ton. It could be programmed to create a vast array of original sounds and to modify and process the sounds of conventional musical instruments.... Mr. Cecil lived in an apartment above the studio so that he would be available to fix anything that might go wrong, day or night. 'I get a ring on the bell,' Mr. Cecil told Red Bull Music Academy in 2014. 'I look out; there’s my friend Ronnie and a guy who turns out to be Stevie Wonder in a green pistachio ...
Tags: Music, Technology, Law, Stevie Wonder, Cecil, Ronnie, Red Bull Music Academy, Malcolm, Moog, Ann Althouse


Weather Service Internet Systems Are Crumbling As Key Platforms Are Taxed and Failing

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Washington Post article, written by Matthew Cappucci and Jason Samenow: The National Weather Service experienced a major, systemwide Internet failure Tuesday morning, making its forecasts and warnings inaccessible to the public and limiting the data available to its meteorologists. The outage highlights systemic, long-standing issues with its information technology infrastructure, which the agency has struggled to address as demands for its services h...
Tags: Google, National Weather Service, Washington Post, Tech, Noaa, Nws, Trump, Jacobs, Weather Service, Silver Spring MD, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, Neil Jacobs, Capital Weather Gang, Jason Samenow


533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The personal data of over 500 million Facebook users has been posted online in a low-level hacking forum. The data includes phone numbers, full names, location, email address, and biographical information. Security researchers warn that the data could be used by hackers to impersonate people and commit fraud. See more stories on Insider's business page. A user in a low level hacking forum has published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, India, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Hacks, Gal, Breaches, Andrew Harnik, Cambridge Analytica, Tech Insider, Aaron Holmes, Hudson Rock



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