Nine apps stealing Facebook login credentials pulled from Google Play

Nine apps stealing Facebook login credentials pulled from Google Play - SiliconANGLE
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Didi ride-hailing service pulled from app stores in China

Cyberspace regulator claimed the company had illegally collected users’ personal dataChina’s cyberspace regulator has announced that it has ordered smartphone app stores to stop offering Didi Global Inc’s app after finding that the ride-hailing giant had illegally collected users’ personal data.On Sunday the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said it had told Didi to make changes to comply with Chinese data protection rules, four days after Didi began trading on the New York Stock Exchange...
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Zuck Celebrates $1 Trillion Valuation, Dismissed Antitrust Suits With Bizarre Flag-Waving Instagram Post

"Make America weird again," quipped CNBC, describing Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram post today commemorating America's national Independence Day holiday MarketWatch explains: Yes, that's the Facebook Inc. chief executive wakeboarding while holding an American flag to the tune of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads." Because: America. In fairness, Zuckerberg did have reason to celebrate, as the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust case against Facebook was shot down (at least temporaril...
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Apple is 'Decentralizing Out of Silicon Valley'

9to5Mac writes: Amid pushback regarding Apple's plans to return to in-person work this fall, Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reports that Apple is "ramping up efforts to decentralize out of Silicon Valley." In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman reports that Apple has faced a variety of problems recruiting and retaining talent because of its emphasis on Silicon Valley. Gurman writes that Apple has been "losing talent" because of the high-cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area....
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Apple wins privacy battle in China

News, analysis and comment from the Financial Times, the worldʼs leading global business publication
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Zuck Wishes America a Happy Birthday in the Most Cursed Way Possible

I saw this, so now you have to see it too. I know it looks like one of those deepfake videos, but I swear to you: It’s the real deal. Read more...
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Google Nest Thermostat For $87.99 Shipped From Amazon

Google Nest Thermostat For $87.99 Shipped From Amazon This was selling for $129.99 before the price started to drop and is now the lowest price ever from Amazon. You can read more about the best thermostat for Shabbos and a comparison of Honeywell vs Nest vs Ecobee here. ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat for home […]
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TikTok's Algorithm and AI Tech Are Now up for Sale

Now anyone can tap into the secret sauce behind ByteDance’s globally successful TikTok app—for a price. The China-based company quietly launched a new BytePlus division back in June focused on selling TikTok’s artificial intelligence technology, including the popular recommendation algorithm behind its ForYou feed, to…Read more...
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Bokutachi no Remake Given a Second Chance at Game Development

Bokutachi no Remake, a new show that had a 50-minute debut this season, tells the story of a 28-year-old game developer as his company goes bankrupt and he is forced to return home in shame, only to then somehow travel back in time 10 years so that he can try and make things right. The […]
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Free Software Foundation Announces 'Next Step' for Improving Board Governance

The Free Software Foundation shared an update on its "series of actions to strengthen and modernize the foundation's governance structure and processes." After a series of interviews with various firms, the board has retained a professional consultant to help the FSF devise and execute the changes needed to optimize the impact of the board and the organization. During an initial six-month engagement, the firm will work with board members and FSF stakeholders to devise a range of systems and i...
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Can Heat Pumps Change Demand for Air Conditioners Into a Climate-Change Win?

The New York Times reports: As global warming fuels deadly heat waves across the country, more Americans in places like the Pacific Northwest are rushing out to buy air-conditioners for the first time. One common concern is that a surge in air-conditioning could make the planet even hotter, by increasing the need for electricity from power plants running on coal or gas, which produce emissions that drive global warming. But some energy experts, as well as cities like Denver and Berkeley, Calif...
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New Instant Water Disinfectant 'Millions of Times More Effective' Than Commercial Methods

Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares news from UPI: The creators of a new instant water disinfectant, made using only hydrogen and the surrounding air, claim their invention is "millions of times more effective" at ridding water of viruses and bacteria than commercial purification methods. In addition to revolutionizing municipal water cleaning, the inventors of the novel technique suggest their disinfectant can help safely and cheaply deliver potable water to communities in need. Around ...
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India’s Furlenco raises $140 million for its furniture and appliance renting service

Furlenco, a Bangalore-based startup that operates an eponymous furniture and appliance rental service, said today it has raised $140 million in a financing round as it looks to scale its operations in the South Asian market and explore international market expansion. The new $140 million financing round, a Series D, comprises $120 million debt raise and rest in equity, the seven-year-old Indian startup told TechCrunch. The new financing round was led by Zinnia Global Fund. CE-Ventures and Lightb...
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Google removes popular Android apps that stole Facebook passwords

Google has pulled nine Android apps that stole Facebook passwords, but only after they'd racked up 5.8 million downloads..
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Will a Pandemic Wave of Automation Be Bad News for Workers?

The New York Times reports: When Kroger customers in Cincinnati shop online these days, their groceries may be picked out not by a worker in their local supermarket but by a robot in a nearby warehouse... And in the drive-through lane at Checkers near Atlanta, requests for Big Buford burgers and Mother Cruncher chicken sandwiches may be fielded not by a cashier in a headset, but by a voice-recognition algorithm. An increase in automation, especially in service industries, may prove to be an econ...
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Still-Troubled Hubble Space Telescope Once Snapped a Red, White, and Blue Image

For three weeks the "payload computer" has been down on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and "Without it, the instruments on board meant to snap pictures and collect data are not currently working," NPR recently reported. But as this weekend approached, NASA made an announcement... NASA confirmed that there is a procedure for turning on the telescope's backup hardware, and that in the coming week it will first test those crucial procedures. (In the past week NASA has "completed preparations" for...
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CNN Reports 'Unprecedented Heat, Hundreds Dead' as Climate Change Hits the Northern Hemisphere

Canada's highest temperature ever recorded happened Tuesday, in the small British Columbia town of Lytton, reports CNN. But it's just part of "an unprecedented heat wave that has over a week killed hundreds of people and triggered more than 240 wildfires" across the Canadian province — "most of which are still burning." Lytton hit 49.6 degrees Celsius (121.3 degrees Fahrenheit), astounding for the town of just 250 people nestled in the mountains, where June maximum temperatures are usually arou...
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Didi app pulled from app stores in China after suspension order

China has ordered app-store operators to remove the app of Didi from their stores, the latest as tension escalates between the nation’s largest ride-hailing giant and local regulators. The app has disappeared from several stores including Apple’s App Store in China, TechCrunch can confirm. The nation’s cyberspace administration, which unveiled the order on Sunday, said Didi was illegally collecting users’ personal data. The ride-hailing giant, which counts Apple, SoftBank, and Tencent and Uber a...
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All the Reasons to Love Independence Day 25 Years Later

Independence Day emerged on July 3, 1996, with more hype than any other film that year, including Twister, Mission: Impossible, and The Rock. And while plenty of arguments could be made as to why ID4 pales in comparison to its competition, make no mistake, Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi adventure is a genuine blockbuster and certainly an enjoyable piece of good ole fashioned 90s era pop culture. (Why did it take 20 years to make a sequel?) Of course, there are certain elements to ID4 that continue to...
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Get Private Internet Access VPN for almost 70% off — and get a $15 credit too

TLDR: Protect your information and all your online activity with a subscription to Private Internet Access, now at nearly 70 percent off. If you’re worried about being watched while online, it’s because you already are. Internet service providers (ISPs) can log everything you do. Online destinations from retail giants to social media platforms harvest information about you and can sell that data to virtually anyone. And yeah, getting emails or Facebook ads about the book you just did a Google se...
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China orders the removal of the Didi app from stores, accusing the ride-hailing company of illegally collecting personal data

Didi sign is seen on a car during the China Internet Conference in Beijing. Reuters Chinese regulators' suspension of the Didi app comes days after the company's New York IPO. China's cyberspace agency accused the company of "serious violations" of in both collecting and using personal data. The company has said it would comply with the ban and make required changes. See more stories on Insider's business page. China on Sunday banned app stores from offering the Didi applic...
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To Help Livestreamers Avoid Copyright Violations, Riot Games Releases an Uncopyrighted Album

League of Legends developer Riot Games released a 37-track album of ambient tunes (now on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music) "that will let gamers stream their sessions accompanied by music that doesn't infringe copyright protections," reports Bloomberg. And that's just one response to aggressive copyright enforcement: For example, a new Guardians of the Galaxy game to be released later this year will be loaded with a soundtrack with songs by Iron Maiden, KISS, Wham!, Blondie and more. To stay...
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A string of top accounts on the new pro-Trump app GETTR were hacked and defaced on its July 4 launch day

Several verified accounts were targeted in the cyberattack, including those of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jason Miller, and Mike Pompeo. GETTR GETTR, founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller, was hacked on the day of its official launch. The accounts of Miller, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Mike Pompeo, and other Trump allies were targeted. A man claiming responsibility told Insider the hack was "easy" to pull off. See more stories on Insider's business page. GETTR, the new social media platfo...
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Comments on Arkansas’ “Online Marketplace Consumer Inform Act” (SB 470)

It’s hard to keep up with the tsunami of new Internet laws at the state level, and I had some difficulty finding the actual text of this law as passed (I couldn’t see it at the legislative website’s page for the bill–so odd). So, three months later, here’s my review of Arkansas’ “Online Marketplace Consumer Inform Act” (SB 470, codified at 4-119-101 to 4-119-105). What the Law Says The law regulates “online marketplaces” that “allow for, facilitate, or enable” third-party sellers to “engage in ...
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Apple Music is missing one major thing: a classic iPod to go with it

Apple should make an iPod that’s all about the music again
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San Francisco Startup Hopes to Open Sushi Bar Serving Lab-Grown Salmon

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on a startup named Wildtype that hopes to open a unique sushi bar this fall serving salmon grown in a lab: Like other alternative meat companies, Wildtype hopes it can eventually produce enough fish to be sold at grocery stores and to be served in dishes at Bay Area restaurants... Companies like Wildtype fall into the category of what's known as cell-based agriculture, where instead of plant-based alternatives, animal cells are used to create cuts of meat in...
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Team Trump's conservative GETTR app looks suspiciously like Twitter

A screenshot shows GETTR's home screen. GETTR Team Trump unveiled a new social media app Thursday called GETTR. But the app looks a lot like Twitter, whose exile of Trump angered many on the right. GETTR's home screen, posts, and user profiles all look almost identical to Twitter's. See more stories on Insider's business page. Another Twitter alternative has cropped up from the right as conservatives shun - and are kicked off of - mainstream social media apps.Team Trump rol...
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How to get Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant to understand commands better

Voice assistants changed the way we interact with technology. But if they don't understand commands, it can be a real pain. Here's how to be heard.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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California Tests Off-the-Grid Solutions to Climate-Related Power Outages

California's energy commission has funded dozens of projects "serving as test beds for policies that might lead to commercialization of microgrids," reports the Associated Press: When a wildfire tore through Briceburg nearly two years ago, the tiny community on the edge of Yosemite National Park lost the only power line connecting it to the electrical grid. Rather than rebuilding poles and wires over increasingly dry hillsides, which could raise the risk of equipment igniting catastrophic fires...
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A Disney dancer, a chef, and a bartender quit their jobs to become software developers. They say it offers flexible working and better security during uncertain times.

Before the pandemic, Aaron Kolatch had been working as a bartender in New York City. He's now looking for a job in software development. Aaron Kolatch Three workers told Insider why they started new careers in software development during the pandemic. A former bartender said the pandemic made him realize how little time he spent with his wife. An ex-chef still does part-time restaurant work to "scratch that itch" to work in a kitchen. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ma...
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