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Google Play to require privacy labels on apps in 2022, almost two years after Apple

Developers want to do this, says Google. Ummm ... guys, you do remember the thousands of malware nightmares you’ve hosted and sold? Google has decided the time has come to require app developers to disclose the data their wares collect, and their security practices, in their Play Store listings.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software


US Physics Lab Fermilab Exposes Proprietary Data For All To See

Multiple unsecured entry points allowed researchers to access data belonging to Fermilab, a national particle physics and accelerator lab supported by the Department of Energy. Ars Technica reports: This week, security researchers Robert Willis, John Jackson, and Jackson Henry of the Sakura Samurai ethical hacking group have shared details on how they were able to get their hands on sensitive systems and data hosted at Fermilab. After enumerating and peeking inside the fnal.gov subdomains using ...
Tags: Tech, Fermilab, Sakura Samurai, Jackson Henry, US Physics Lab Fermilab, Department of Energy Ars Technica, Robert Willis John Jackson


Comment on red kidney bean curry by Robynne Madigan

I just found this after listening to the newest episode of America’s Test Kitchen’s podcast, Proof, which features Ahmed Ali Akbar’s story of learning to cook Pakistani food from his mother. He discusses her use of Shan spice mixes and how judgmental he was of that, and how that’s a generational food-snobbery thing. His aunt uses Shan mixes, amongst lots of other individual spices, and he still can’t manage to replicate one of his mom’s recipes without using Shan spices. I’ve definitely turned m...
Tags: Google, Food, America, Shan, Robynne Madigan, Ahmed Ali Akbar


China's Emissions Now Exceed All the Developed World's Combined

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: China's emissions of six heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, rose to 14.09 billion tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019, edging out the total of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development members by about 30 million tons, according to the New York-based climate research group. The massive scale of China's emissions highlights the importance of President Xi Jinping's drive to peak carbon emissions befor...
Tags: New York, China, India, Tech, Bloomberg, European Union, Xi Jinping, OECD


How China Turned a Prize-Winning iPhone Hack Against the Uyghurs

An attack that targeted Apple devices was used to spy on China's Muslim minority -- and US officials claim it was developed at the country's top hacking competition. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from an MIT Technology Review article: The Tianfu Cup offered prizes that added up to over a million dollars. [It was held in November 2018, shortly after the Chinese banned cybersecurity researchers from attending overseas hacking competitions.] The $200,000 top prize went to Qihoo 360 research...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, US, Tech, United States, Muslim, Qihoo, MIT Technology Review, Zhou Hongyi, Tianfu, Uyghurs, Qixun Zhao, Qixun, Apple Both Apple


Apple Shares Details on How Apple Card Family Works

Apple introduced the new Apple Card Family feature at its April event, unveiling the new functionality that will let two people share an Apple Card and build credit together and that will also let children use a family ‌Apple Card‌ for purchases. Ahead of the ‌Apple Card‌ Family launch, Apple has shared some specifics on how it will work in a new support document. For account co-owners, each participant must be at least 18 years old and will have their credit reported equally in their own na...
Tags: Apple, Apple Card


‘Hello Tomorrow!’: Billy Crudup to Star in Retro-Future AppleTV+ Show

After winning an Emmy for his performance on the AppleTV+ series The Morning Show, Billy Crudup is set to headline his own show at the streamer. The Watchmen and Almost Famous star will executive produce and star in Hello Tomorrow!, a half-hour dramedy series set in a retro-future world. Crudup will play a salesman who tries to convince people to visit the moon. According to a press release from Apple, the tech company has given a greenlight to Hello Tomorrow!, a 10-episode series that has B...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Disney, Netflix, Justice League, Jack, Power Rangers, Willow, Zack Snyder, David Milch, Crudup, Billy-Crudup


WallStreetBets Forum Members Targeted in Telegram Cryptocurrency Scam

Members of Reddit's WallStreetBets forum were targeted in a probable cryptocurrency scam that could have left its victims with at least $2 million in losses. Bloomberg reports: Using the Telegram messaging service, an account called "WallStreetBets - Crypto Pumps" offered users the chance to buy a new token known as WSB Finance before it was listed on crypto exchanges, in what is referred to as a pre-mine sale. The account isn't affiliated with the infamous stock message board. The account runni...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Reddit, BNB, Binance Coin, WSB Finance, WallStreetBets Crypto Pumps, Crypto Pumps


Google will make you use two-step verification to login

World Password Day returns to remind us how much passwords suck Google has marked World Password Day by declaring "passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security," and announcing plans to automatically add multi-step authentication to netizens' accounts.…
Tags: Google, Software


When Autonomous Cars Teach Themselves To Drive Better Than Humans

schwit1 shares a report from IEEE Spectrum, written by Evan Ackerman: A few weeks ago, the CTO of Cruise tweeted an example of one of their AVs demonstrating a safety behavior where it moves over to make room for a cyclist. What's interesting about this behavior, though, is that the AV does this for cyclists approaching rapidly from behind the vehicle, something a human is far less likely to notice, much less react to. A neat trick -- but what does it mean, and what's next? In the video [here], ...
Tags: Tech, Robotics, Cto, IEEE Spectrum, Evan Ackerman, Rashed Haq


You won’t believe how cheap the iPad Pro 12.9 is at Amazon today

With the release of the 2021 iPad Pro, the iPad Pro 2020 is discounted by $99 at Amazon, bringing the powerful tablet's price down to $900 from $999.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Computing, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, Tablet Deals, iPad deals, Amazon 2021


The Daily Crunch: Chime will stop calling itself a bank to settle complaint by CA regulators

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello friends, welcome to Daily Crunch, where we bring you the day’s most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. The fintech world is front and center today, with big news from Chime lighting up the analytics boards here at TechCrunch. But we also explored impressive earnings from fintech giants today, asking ourselves how much market...
Tags: Google, TC, California, China, India, Tech, Chinese communist party, Norway, Chromebooks, Robinhood, Fintech, Twilio, Mike, Moore, Devin, Mary Ann


How Robert Reffkin went from being a C-average student to the founder of Compass

In April, real estate tech company Compass forged ahead with its initial public offering and is now valued at nearly $6.4 billion. At that time, TechCrunch Senior Editor Alex Wilhelm caught up with founder and CEO Robert Reffkin to chat about his company’s debut in the market’s suddenly choppy waters for tech and tech-enabled debuts . This week, I caught up with Reffkin on a whole other topic: his path to entrepreneurship as a child raised by a disowned single mother whose fath...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, New York City, America, Entrepreneur, Tech, Diversity, Ceo, C, Editor, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Compass, Lazard, Columbia, Alex Wilhelm


Microsoft Is Finally Ditching Its Windows 95-Era Icons

Microsoft is now planning to refresh the Windows 95-era icons you still sometimes come across in Windows 10. The Verge reports: Windows Latest has spotted new icons for the hibernation mode, networking, memory, floppy drives, and much more as part of the shell32.dll file in preview versions of Windows 10. This DLL is a key part of the Windows Shell, which surfaces icons in a variety of dialog boxes throughout the operating system. It's also a big reason why Windows icons have been so inconsisten...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Sun Valley, DLL, Windows Shell


Coinbase To Close San Francisco Offices For Good, Will Have No Headquarters

The biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has announced it will close its San Francisco offices for good. SFGate reports: The company -- founded in June 2012 by former Airbnb engineer Brian Armstrong -- has had a speedy rise to the top in the nascent crypto industry, though its practices have also sometimes stoked controversy. [...] Coinbase's 1,200 employees are now decentralizing, and the company will no longer have a physical headquarters at all. The announcement on Twitter on Wedne...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Airbnb, Coinbase, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong


Why did Bill.com pay $2.5B for Divvy?

As expected, Bill.com is buying Divvy, the Utah-based corporate spend management startup that competes with Brex, Ramp and Airbase. The total purchase price of around $2.5 billion is substantially above the company’s roughly $1.6 billion post-money valuation that Divvy set during its $165 million, January 2021 funding round. Divvy’s growth rate tells us that the company did not sell due to performance weakness. Per Bill.com, the transaction includes $625 million in cash, with ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Utah, Finance, Tech, Payments, Bill, Divvy, RAMP, Brex, Airbase, Brex Ramp, EC Newsletter, EC Fintech


Emergence Capital co-founder Jason Green on transitioning out of the firm, and what’s next

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to individual members of a team, and when one of those individuals, particularly a firm co-founder, decides to hang up his cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership if it hasn’t planned far enough ahead. For its part, Emergence, a highly successful enterprise-focused venture firm, has been thinking about succession for at least the last decade, suggests Jason...
Tags: Tech, Green, Benchmark, Bill Gurley, Bay Area, Gordon, Jacobs, Rockefeller University, Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Gordon Ritter, Moai Capital Green, Russ Carson


Emergence Capital co-founder Jason Green on transitioning to the next chapter

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to senior members of a team, and when one of those individuals decides to hang up his or her cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership. For its part, Emergence, a highly successful enterprise-focused venture firm, has been thinking about succession for at least the last decade, suggests Jason Green, who co-founded the outfit with Gordon Ritter and Brian Jacob...
Tags: New York, Tech, Green, Benchmark, Bill Gurley, Bay Area, Gordon, Jacobs, Rockefeller University, Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Gordon Ritter, Russ Carson, Moai Capital


Emergence Capital cofounder Jason Green on transitioning out of the firm, and what’s next

Succession is a major issue for many venture firms. Institutional investors, founders — even reporters — often get attached to individual members of a team, and when one of those individuals, particularly a firm cofounder, decides to hang up his cleats, it can be tricky for the rest of the partnership if it hasn’t planned far enough ahead. For its part, Emergence, a highly successful enterprise-focused venture firm, has been thinking about succession for at least the last decade, suggests Jason ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Green, Venture Capital, Benchmark, Bill Gurley, Emergence Capital, Bay Area, Gordon, Jacobs, Rockefeller University, Emergence, Welsh Carson Anderson Stowe, Jason Green, Brian Jacobs, Gordon Ritter


Joco allowed to continue ebike operations as NYC lawsuit plays out

The City of New York’s lawsuit against JOCO, the docked electric bike-share service, hit a snag with the court Thursday, when it was denied temporary restraining order to end the company’s operations. The city alleges in the lawsuit field Wednesday that JOCO is operating illegally because all bike-sharing systems within the city require prior written authorization from the Department of Transportation. JOCO has argued that it’s not violating any laws since its docking stations are all on privat...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, New York, NYC, Tech, Manhattan, Citi Bike, Electric Bikes, Dot, Citi, Liz Krueger, JoCo, Cohens, Micromobility, Department of Transportation JOCO


Opposing PRO Act, Uber and Other Gig Companies Spend Over $1 Million Lobbying

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Even as President Joe Biden called for Congress during his joint address last week to pass labor reform legislation, a slate of gig companies has spent over $1 million lobbying Congress to influence the PRO Act and other related issues in 2021 alone, according to newly released lobbying disclosures. Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft and delivery apps DoorDash and Instacart spent at least $1,190,000 on 32 lobbyists to persuade members of ...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Instacart, Intuit, Gallup


NYC files lawsuit to halt Citi Bike rival JOCO’s e-bike operations

The City of New York has filed a lawsuit against JOCO, the docked electric bike-share service, just weeks after the company launched operations in the city. The city alleges JOCO is operating illegally because all bike-sharing systems within the city require prior written authorization from the Department of Transportation. JOCO has argued that it’s not violating any laws since its docking stations are all on private property and thus outside the jurisdiction of the city’s regulation. In late A...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, New York, NYC, Tech, Manhattan, Citi Bike, Electric Bikes, Dot, Citi, Liz Krueger, JoCo, Cohens, Micromobility, Department of Transportation JOCO


WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, clarifies May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp is growing despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In the ca...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


WhatsApp is doing fine despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary-worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, started to explore rival apps Signal and Telegram. Even governments, including India’s — WhatsApp’s biggest market by users — expressed concerns. (In case o...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal


Apple's App Store Chief Fends off Attacks in Antitrust Trial

Apple’s top app store executive faced a barrage of documents lobbed by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs.
Tags: Apple


Peloton projects $165M revenue impact from treadmill recalls

What would have been a celebratory earnings call in just about any other quarter ended on a somber note today, as Peloton CEO John Foley kicked things off with an apology. “We are a members-first organization,” the executive stated. “And that means for all of us at Peloton, the safety of our member community comes first. I want to be clear, though. Peloton made a mistake in our initial response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Request that we recall our Tread+ product. We should have ...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Recall, Canada, Earnings, Alex, Treadmills, Foley, John Foley, CPSC, Peloton, Tread, Jill Woodworth


How to record your screen on a Mac computer with the Screenshot Toolbar or QuickTime Player

It's easy to screen record on any Mac. d3sign/Getty Images To screen record on Mac, use the Screenshot Toolbar or QuickTime Player. If you have a new Mac, you can screen record on the Screenshot Toolbar with a keyboard shortcut. QuickTime Player is great for older macOS versions, and screen records just as easily. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Say you want to capture something on your Mac screen - but a screenshot just won't do it.That's when scr...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Screen Recording, Trends, Screenshots, Tech Insider, macOS, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, William Antonelli, QuickTime Player



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