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After Years of Detecting Land Mines, A Heroic Rat Is Hanging Up His Sniffer

A heroic rat named Magawa is retiring from sniffing out dozens of land mines in Cambodia for the last five years. NPR reports: Magawa is a Tanzanian-born African giant pouched rat who was trained by APOPO to sniff out explosives. With careful training, he and his rat colleagues learn to identify land mines and alert their human handlers, so the mines can be safely removed. Even among his skilled cohorts working in Cambodia, Magawa is a standout sniffer: In four years he has helped to clear more ...
Tags: Tech, Britain, Cambodia, Tanzania, Npr, Siem Reap Cambodia, APOPO, Magawa, Cambodia Magawa


Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The hack that took down the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. and led to shortages across the East Coast was the result of a single compromised password, according to a cybersecurity consultant who responded to the attack. Hackers gained entry into the networks ofColonial Pipeline Co.on April 29 through a virtual private network account, which allowed employees to remotely access the company's computer network, said Charles Carmakal, senior vic...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Vpn, East Coast, Colonial, Mandiant, Blount, FireEye Inc, Charles Carmakal, Carmakal, Joseph Blount, Pipeline Co


US Pentagon Changes Its Mind About DJI Drones

After temporarily grounding its fleet of more than 500 DJI drones in January 2020 over cybersecurity concerns, the Pentagon has finally cleared two of DJI's drones of any security risks. An analysis of the two DJI drones built for government use found "no malicious code or intent" and are "recommended for use by government entities and forces working with US services," a report summary said. Pocketnow reports: Specifically, the Pentagon has cleared only two drone models so far -- the DJI Mavic P...
Tags: US, Tech, Pentagon, Interior Department, Huawei, Commerce Department, Matrice, Pocketnow


WhatsApp Will Add Multi-Device Support, Introduce 'View Once' Disappearing Feature

WhatsApp will soon let you use the popular instant messaging app simultaneously on multiple devices, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said. The instant messaging app, used by more than 2 billion users, also plans to add more options to its disappearing messages feature, top executives said. TechCrunch reports: Zuckerberg confirmed to news outlet WaBetaInfo that multi-device support will be arriving on the instant messaging service "soon." WhatsApp head Will Cathcart said users will be ab...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Zuckerberg, Cathcart, Will Cathcart


Carriers Agree To Start Sharing Vertical Location Data For 911 Calls

The three major carriers in the U.S. have now agreed to start providing vertical location data for 911 calls, which will help first responders quickly locate 911 callers in multi-story buildings. XDA Developers reports: The FCC wrote in its announcement, "FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced breakthrough agreements with America's three largest mobile phone providers to start delivering vertical location information in connection with 911 calls nationwide in the coming days. ...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, America, Tech, United States, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel


Apple Working On iPad Pro With Wireless Charging, New iPad Mini

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with wireless charging and the first iPad mini redesign in six years, seeking to continue momentum for a category that saw rejuvenated sales during the pandemic. The Cupertino, California-based company is planning to release the new iPad Pro in 2022 and the iPad mini later this year [...]. The main design change in testing for the iPad Pro is a switch to a glass back from the current aluminum enclosure. The up...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Cupertino California


Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather faces YouTube star Logan Paul in a PPV match this Sunday - here's how to watch the fight live

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui / AFP via Getty Images Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight YouTube star Logan Paul on June 6. The match headlines a $50 pay-per-view (PPV) event presented by Showtime. A Showtime plan is not needed to order the PPV, and existing members still need to pay the $50 fee. Boxing PPV: Mayweather vs. Paul (small) YouTube star Logan Paul will face undefeated boxer Floyd Ma...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, NFL, Trends, Showtime, Ufc, Lg, Floyd Mayweather, Conor Mcgregor, Afp, Chad Johnson, Badou Jack, PAUL, Jake, Logan, Miami Florida


'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,' the latest movie in the blockbuster horror series, is now streaming on HBO Max

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as Lorraine and Ed Warren in "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It." Warner Bros. "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It" hit theaters and HBO Max on June 4. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star in this supernatural thriller based on a real murder trial. The movie will be available to stream until July 5; HBO Max members need the ad-free plan to watch. Max (smal...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Tbs, Lebron James, Ed, Warner, Warner Bros, Johnson, Hamilton


Frightened terns abandon 3,000 eggs after drone illegally crashes on beach

Departure marks one of the largest-scale abandonments of eggs ever at coastal site north of San DiegoAbout 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper reported Friday.Two drones were flown illegally over the Bolsa Chica ecological reserve in Huntington Beach in May and one of them went down in the wetlands, the Orange County Register said. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, California, Animals, Environment, US news, Birds, Wildlife, Huntington Beach, Orange County Register, Drones (non-military, Bolsa Chica


Microsoft blocks Bing from showing image results for Tiananmen ‘tank man’

Users in US, Germany, Singapore, France and Switzerland reported no results were shown on Friday, the anniversary of the crackdownMicrosoft blocked its search engine, Bing, from returning image and video results for the phrase “tank man” – a reference to the iconic image of a lone protester facing down tanks during the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square – on Friday, the 32nd anniversary of the military crackdown.Users reported that no results were shown for the search query in countries including...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Internet, China, US, World news, Search Engines, Switzerland, Bing, Tiananmen Square protests 1989, Reuters, Tiananmen Square, Singapore France


Cruise can now give passengers rides in driverless cars in California

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Microsoft and Honda, has secured a permit that will allow the company to shuttle passengers in its test vehicles without a human safety operator behind the wheel. The permit, issued by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of its driverless pilot program, is one of several regulatory requirements autonomous vehicle companies must meet before they can deploy commercially. This permit is i...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, DMV, Gm, Autonomous Vehicles, Honda, Cpuc, Aurora, California Public Utilities Commission, PUC, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Government Affairs


Daily Crunch: Facebook extends Trump’s suspension until January 2023

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 and welcome to Daily Crunch for June 4, 2021. What a week, yeah? That was four super-packed days. But don’t think that the pace of news is about to slow down. It’s not. Next week is Apple’s big WWDC developer event, which we previewed here. And TechCrunch’s next event focused on mobility is just around the corner. Here’s to catching up on sleep this weekend. ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Softbank, Nigeria, Linkedin, Tech, Eu, Reid Hoffman, Brian, Toyota, Donald Trump, Shopify, Zuckerberg, Eric Eldon, Trump


FreakOut Malware Worms Its Way Into Vulnerable VMware Services

A multi-platform Python-based malware targeting Windows and Linux devices has now been upgraded to worm its way into Internet-exposed VMware vCenter servers unpatched against a remote code execution vulnerability. BleepingComputer reports: The malware, dubbed FreakOut by CheckPoint researchers in January (aka Necro and N3Cr0m0rPh), is an obfuscated Python script designed to evade detection using a polymorphic engine and a user-mode rootkit that hides malicious files dropped on compromised system...
Tags: Python, Tech, Ssh, IRC, SCO, Vesta Control Panel, Cisco Talos, NECRO, Vanja Svajcer


G7 aims to reach historic deal on corporate tax abuse this weekend

Talks hosted by Rishi Sunak believed to be very close to agreement in principle on global reformsThe G7 group of wealthy nations is close to a historic agreement to radically reshape international tax rules by using a global minimum rate of corporation tax to prevent abuse of the system by multinationals.Finance ministers from the world’s biggest western economies were negotiating details late on Friday with the aim of reaching a landmark deal early on Saturday as part of talks being held in Lon...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, London, France, UK News, World news, Tax and spending, Corporate Governance, G7, Rishi Sunak


Startup Stealth Data Working To Uncover the Identities of Website Users

An anonymous reader writes: Data mining startup Stealth Data is working to help websites uncover the "individual names, phone numbers, emails and physical addresses" of the users who visit websites. This information "can include a website visitor's job title, employer, annual income, age, and personal and professional social media profiles" so that businesses can use this data for marketing purposes.Stealth Data's third co-founder Chad Sneed experienced marketing frustrations firsthand through h...
Tags: Tech, Paris, Puckett, Sneed, Stealth Data, Chad Sneed, Dennis Sneed Ford, Phame


Tinder finally adds a Block Contacts feature

Despite the complications of meeting new people in the midst of a global pandemic, dating apps have shown a recent spike in both downloads and usage. Now, as COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, it’s likely that this trend will continue. In other words, Tinder is anticipating a “post-pandemic uncuffing season,” and they’re rolling out a new feature to prepare. Now, users can upload their phone contacts to select certain people that they’d rather not see on the app, whether that’s an e...
Tags: Apps, Japan, Tinder, Tech, Software, Google Voice, Match, Dating Apps, App Store, Social Software, India Korea, Poparazzi, Bumble IPO


Where To Get Real Estate Humor, Technology, Marketing and News

With 187 million users, Twitter remains a monster social network and much loved way to share news, commentary, content and opinion. For a real estate perspective there’s no better place to go than the AgencyLogic Twitter account. Simply follow @AgencyLogic and enjoy!
Tags: Twitter, Real Estate, Technology, News, Funny, Marketing, Social Media, Fun, Radio, Content, Social Network, AgencyLogic, Single Property Website, Single Property Websites, AgencyLogic Twitter


How to clear the search history on your iPhone

You can clear your browsing history on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. YouTube/MKBHD Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky To clear the browsing history on your iPhone, delete it directly from the browser you use. You can also delete your Siri search history and data. Browsing the web in private mode can eliminate the need for clearing your iPhone's history. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The reason for wanting to clear the search history on your iPhone is...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Firefox, Google, Trends, Siri, Safari, Steven John, Tech Insider, Search History, Safari Chrome Firefox, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Firefox YouTube


Extra Crunch roundup: Guest posts wanted, ‘mango’ seed rounds, Expensify’s tech stack

Prospective contributors regularly ask us about which topics Extra Crunch subscribers would like to hear more about, and the answer is always the same: Actionable advice that is backed up by data and/or experience. Strategic insights that go beyond best practices and offer specific recommendations readers can try out for themselves. Industry analysis that paints a clear picture of the companies, products and services that characterize individual tech sectors. Our submission guidelines haven’t ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Confluent, Ecommerce, Twitter, Etsy, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, United States, SaaS, Venture Capital, EC, Barkbox, Caribbean


Microsoft Bing still censoring Tiananmen Square massacre image searches hours after claiming to fix its 'error'

Microsoft-owned search engine Bing was displaying no image search results for "tank man," a reference to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Screenshot/Microsoft Microsoft search engine Bing is censoring image searches around the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Images of the infamous "tank man" and autocomplete suggestions weren't being shown to users. Microsoft claimed it was a "human error," but image searches still appeared to be missing results hours later. Sign up for the 10 Thing...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Politics, UK, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, China, Censorship, US, Trends, Tech, Search Engines, Beijing, Search Engine, Bing


Bing Censors Image Search for 'Tank Man' Even in US

Bing, the search engine owned by Microsoft, is not displaying image results for a search for "Tank man," even when searching from the United States. The apparent censorship comes on the anniversary of China's violent crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989. From a report: "There are no results for tank man," the Bing website reads after searching for the term. "Tank man" relates to the infamous image of a single protester standing in front of a line of Chinese tanks during the crackdow...
Tags: Hong Kong, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, United States, Bing, Tank, Tiananmen Square, Bing Censors Image Search for Tank Man Even


Microsoft Bing censored image searches related to the Tiananmen Square massacre on its 32nd anniversary - even for US users

Microsoft-owned search engine Bing was displaying no image search results for "tank man," a reference to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Screenshot/Microsoft Microsoft search engine Bing is showing no image results to users searching "tank man." The phrase references the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, where Chinese troops killed protestors. The apparent censorship comes as Beijing cracks down on vigils honoring those killed. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Microsof...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Politics, UK, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, China, Censorship, US, Trends, Tech, Search Engines, Beijing, Search Engine, Bing


How to watch all the announcements from Apple's biggest software event of the year

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple CEO Tim Cook. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple's WWDC keynote address will stream live on June 7 at 1 p.m. ET. The keynote is expected to reveal new features coming to iOS 15, MacOS 12, and WatchOS 8. WWDC runs through June 12 with more than 200 conference sessions for developers to watch and join. Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will be a virt...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Ios, Microsoft, Youtube, Trends, Tech, Macbook, Streaming, WWDC Apple, Tech Insider, Getty Images Apple, How To Watch, Kevin Webb, Insider Picks, Tech & Electronics (Reviews


Man Sues After Field Drug Test Says His Daughter’s Ashes Are Meth And Ecstasy

Perhaps these aren't as accurate as the police suggest.
Tags: Technology, Law, Drugs, Police


How to Preemptively Block Ad-Tracking on Your Android

Later this year, Google will begin blocking advertisers and developers from accessing a device’s advertising ID if users opt-out of...
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It’s time for security teams to embrace security data lakes

Dan Schoenbaum Contributor Share on Twitter Dan Schoenbaum is a two-time CEO and a two-time COO in cybersecurity. Today, he is a managing partner at High Tide Advisors, a boutique consulting firm helping companies achieve greater success through go-to-market strategies and execution. The average corporate security organization spends $18 million annually but is largely ineffective at preventing breaches, IP theft and data lo...
Tags: Security, TC, Column, Developer, Tech, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Ibm, Splunk, Crowdstrike, Data Security, Computer Security, Soc, CISO, Ponemon Institute, Dan Schoenbaum


56 of the best things we've bought on Amazon that make our lives easier - each under $25

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sally Kaplan/Insider Amazon has wide selections and low costs, making it difficult to know what's worth buying. The Insider Reviews team shared the best things they've bought on Amazon for under $25. We unearthed some interesting finds, from a cheddar cheesy powder to a white noise sleep machine. Amazon has become the one-stop shop for an unbelievable amount of online purchases. The e-commerce k...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Europe, Florida, New York, France, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Keurig, Gift Guides, Nespresso, OXO, ESR, Cafe Du Monde


Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in final talks to merge with Reid Hoffman’s newest SPAC

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, the newest special purpose acquisition company launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson, according to several sources familiar with the talks. One of the sticking points is the targeted valuation, which had been as high as $20 billion. It is now closer to $12 billion and the deal is expected to be announced...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Linkedin, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Autonomous Vehicles, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Sequoia Capital, Volvo, Greylock Partners


52 of the best things we've bought on Amazon that make our lives easier - each under $25

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sally Kaplan/Insider Amazon has wide selections and low costs, making it difficult to know what's worth buying. The Insider Reviews team shared the best things they've bought on Amazon for under $25. We unearthed some interesting finds, from a cheddar cheesy powder to a white noise sleep machine. Amazon has become the one-stop shop for an unbelievable amount of online purchases. The e-commerce k...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Florida, New York, France, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Keurig, Gift Guides, Nespresso, OXO, ESR, Cafe Du Monde, Gifts For Men


Apple Has a Major Developer-Relations Problem

Marco Arment, a widely respected programmer, app developer and commentator on Apple, has analyzed Apple's arguments and its thinking as officially portrayed in its lawsuit against Epic. He writes: Apple's leaders continue to deny developers deny developers of two obvious truths: 1. That our apps provide substantial value to iOS beyond the purchase commissions collected by Apple. 2. That any portion of our customers came to our apps from our own marketing or reputation, rather than the App Stor...
Tags: Apple, Tech, App Store, Marco Arment, App Store for Apple



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