Fired NY Credit Union Employee Nukes 21GB of Data In Revenge

Juliana Barile, the former employee of a New York credit union, pleaded guilty to accessing the financial institution's computer systems without authorization and destroying over 21 gigabytes of data in revenge after being fired. BleepingComputer reports: According to court documents, the defendant worked remotely as a part-time employee for the credit union until May 19, 2021, when she was fired. Even though a credit union employee asked the bank's information technology support firm to disable...
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Where Did Ivermectin Come From and Why Are Americans Taking It To Try and Treat COVID-19?

Ivermectin is making the rounds again online after Joe Rogan casually mentioned he took the drug after testing positive for COVID-19. Some researchers claim it helps treat symptoms of the virus; others, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have yet to make that determination. "While there are approved uses for ivermectin in people and animals, it is not approved for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19," the FDA says in a FAQ. So where did this drug come from and why have ...
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Google Assistant’s quick phrases will let you ditch the “Hey Google” hotword

More details have emerged about Google Assistant's upcoming Quick phrases feature that will let users skip saying the "Hey Google" hotword.
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Massachussetts AG greenlights Uber, Lyft-backed gig worker ballot initiative

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey gave a coalition of app-based service providers like Uber and Lyft the go-ahead to start collecting signatures needed to put a proposed ballot measure before voters that would define drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. Backers of the initiative, which is essentially a MA version of Proposition 22, would need to gather tens of thousands of signatures for the measure to make it to the November 2022 ballot. Despite the fact that last...
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Apple to let reader apps steer users towards out-of-App-Store purchasing following Japanese watchdog probe

Book, music, newspaper, etc programs can whisper of the universe beyond the iOS walled garden Apple has said it will make a small but important change to its App Store worldwide after Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) stuck a probe into the US giant's treatment of so-called "Reader Apps".…
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Apple announces new settlement with Japan allowing developers to link to external websites  

Apple has made a settlement with Japanese regulator that it will allow developers of “reader” apps link to their own website for managing users account. The change goes to effect in early 2022. This settlement comes after the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has forced Apple to make a change its polices on the reader apps, like Netflix, Spotify, Audible and Dropbox, that provide purchased content or content subscriptions for digital magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video. “We ha...
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Ethan Hawke Talks Moon Knight, Says Oscar Isaac Gives An "Absolutely Phenomenal" Performance

Ethan Hawke's last TV project was "The Good Lord Bird," a Western set in the pre-Civil War era. That's the American Civil War, not the MCU's "Civil War," though anyone who flunked History could be forgiven for making that mistake since Hawke has now joined the MCU and is out there comparing its movies and TV shows to Westerns.A chance run-in with Oscar Isaac at a Brooklyn coffee shop led to Hawke being cast in "Moon Knight," Marvel's upcoming Disney+ series. In the past, Hawke had been somewhat ...
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Japan Fair Trade Commission closes App Store investigation

Apple will let developers of “reader” apps around the world link to an external website to set up or manage an account beginning early next year.
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Apple Letting 'Reader' Apps Offer Links for Account Sign Ups Outside of the App Store to Close Japan Investigation

Apple today announced that the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) has agreed to close its App Store investigation in exchange for changes to how "reader" apps like Netflix operate. Reader apps allow users to browse previously purchased content or content subscriptions for digital magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video. Going forward, developers that create "reader" apps will be able to include an in-app link to their website for users to either set up or manage an account, and ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Japan, Netflix, App Store, Phil Schiller, Japan Fair Trade Commission JFTC, Japan Fair Trade Commission

Twitch Streamers Are Taking September 1st Off In Protest of Bot Attacks

New submitter Chaldean42 shares a report from The Verge: On Wednesday, September 1st, a number of channels on Twitch will go dark as streamers participate in #ADayOffTwitch, a walkout designed to bring attention to the ongoing hate and harassment that's plagued the platform for the last several weeks. [...] A Day Off Twitch was born out of the #TwitchDoBetter movement, a hashtag created by streamers affected by the hate raids that have exploded across Twitch in recent weeks. Though the action of...
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Apple to let media apps avoid 30% fee after global scrutiny

Apple Inc. will allow developers of some apps to link from their software to external websites for payments by users, addressing a longstanding App Store complaint and settling an investigation by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission. To date, Apple has to date forced such applications to use its in-app purchase system, which gives Apple up to a 30% commission on downloads and in-app subscriptions. Last month, as part of a preliminary settlement of a class-action lawsuit with U.S. App Store developers...
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Twitter For iOS Beta Lays Groundwork For Bitcoin Tips

Twitter's latest beta update introduces support for providing content creators with Bitcoin tips using the "Tip Jar" feature that Twitter introduced earlier this year. MacRumors reports: Bitcoin isn't yet available to select as a tip option for beta users, but code in the beta suggests that Twitter is in the process of rolling it out. When the Tip Jar was first introduced, Twitter allowed users to add Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo links to their Twitter profile, but soon, there w...
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Biden’s alliance with Big Tech signals a power shift in the US

The leaders of Apple Inc, Inc, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google sat up and listened when US President Joe Biden sought their cooperation last week in protecting American infrastructure from cyber threats. The August summit between the tech giants and the US government was like a reunion between high school sweethearts years after a horrible breakup. For all its power and its trillion-dollar market cap, Apple is more beholden to governments at the moment. [Via]
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Coronavirus: More LA County school districts considering student vaccine mandates

At least 13 school districts in Los Angeles County are considering requiring eligible students to get their COVID-19 shots, which, if they do, would mean they would join Culver City in issuing a mandate, an official from the Los Angeles County Office of Education said on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The districts that have indicated they might issue such a mandate include the Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Beverly Hills, El Rancho, El Monte Union High, Los Angeles, Lawndale, Los Nietos, Mountain View, Norwalk, ...
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Judge Rules UC-Berkeley Must Freeze Its Enrollment To Assess Ecological Impact of Its Undergrads

schwit1 shares a report from Slate: Enrolling more students at one of America's best public universities might be bad for the environment. That's the conclusion of California Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman, who on Aug. 23 ordered the University of California-Berkeley to temporarily freeze the number of students it admits every year under the California Environmental Quality Act, putting crowded classrooms in the same category as heavy infrastructure like highways and airports. "Further incre...
Tags: California, America, San Francisco, Tech, University Of California Berkeley, UC Berkeley, CEQA, California Superior Court, Brad Seligman, Save Berkeley

Poland's CD Projekt Working on Cyberpunk Expansion

CD Projekt is working on a first expansion of Cyberpunk 2077, Chief Executive Adam Kicinski said after the Polish video games maker reported a first-half beat on its net profit. From a report: Cyberpunk 2077, featuring Hollywood star Keanu Reeves, was one of last year's most anticipated games, but after a bug-ridden start it was kept off Sony's (6758.T) PlayStation Store for six months, only returning in June. CD Projekt did not give an update on how many units of Cyberpunk it had sold in the fi...
Tags: Hollywood, Tech, Sony, Poland, Keanu Reeves, Witcher, Adam Kicinski, Michal Nowakowski

Here's Where You Can Stream Or Rent Every Planet Of The Apes Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the Planet of the Apes movies.)Like any long-running franchise, the "Planet of the Apes" movies share a fascinating developmental history and a colorful selection of very high highs set against infamously low lows. Anyone interested in embarking on a tour through the original movies and the new trilogy can expect to go from one of the unquestioned pillars of...
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VanMoof Raises $128 Million To Become 'Most Funded e-Bike Company In the World'

VanMoof says it's now "the most funded e-bike company in the world," after raising a total of $182 million in the last two years. The Verge reports: The company claims to have almost 200,000 bikes on the road currently, with the goal of getting 10 million people on VanMoof e-bikes in the next five years. Such aggressive expansion goals require significant capital. VanMoof's new funding round has been earmarked to expand production and to "reinvent the way in which hardware and software component...
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Daily Crunch: Researchers claim Fortress S03 home security system can be remotely disabled

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 September 1, 2021. It’s a big day in TechCrunch history in that we’ve been shuffled to a new parent company. More on that in a moment. First, Disrupt attendees, you can now hit up CrunchMatch to meet other cool folks. See you there! — Alex Fire up CrunchMatch today and start networking with TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 attendees ...
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Microsoft Boots Older PCs Out of Windows 11 Preview Testing

Shortly after announcing Windows 11's October 5 release date, Microsoft began booting Windows Insider preview PCs with unsupported hardware out of Windows 11 testing. PCWorld reports: [T]he day that Microsoft announced Windows 11's release date, Windows Insiders on unsupported PCs began receiving a message telling them they're no longer eligible for the Windows 11 Insider program, as seen in BetaWiki's tweet above and confirmed by BleepingComputer. Unsupported Insider PCs need to go back to Wind...
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Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 2

From beaming actors into the class room to plucking things out of space, the second day of Y Combinator’s S21 Demo Day was a fresh snapshot of what nearly 200 startup teams believe is the future of innovation. Yesterday, the TechCrunch team covered the first half of this batch, as well as the startups with one-minute pitches that stood out to us. We even podcasted about it! Today, we’re doing it all over again. Here’s our full list of all startups that presented on the record today, and below, y...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Tech, Edtech, Fintech, Seed, Early Stage, Yc, Outschool, Pre-seed, Early-stage Startup, Litnerd, Spark Studio, Natasha Litnerd

Justice Dept. Is Said to Accelerate Google Advertising Inquiry

The moves may result in a second antitrust lawsuit against Google before the end of the year.
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UK now expects compliance with children’s privacy design code

In the UK, a 12-month grace period for compliance with a design code aimed at protecting children online expires today — meaning app makers offering digital services in the market which are “likely” to be accessed by children (defined in this context as users under 18 years old) are expected to comply with a set of standards intended to safeguard kids from being tracked and profiled. The age appropriate design code came into force on September 2 last year however the UK’s data protection watchdo...
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You deserve a doctor who’s a good fit for you [PODCAST]

“I implore you — even if it’s difficult — if you don’t like your doctor, take the time and find a new one! How do you do that? Check your insurance for who they cover, and then ask your friends who they see and like. Google the physician. Google the practice. Google the hospital. Put Read more… You deserve a doctor who’s a good fit for you [PODCAST] originally appeared in
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Chinese Government Limits Access To Online Video Games To 3 Hours Per Week For Children And Teenagers

Chinese gaming companies will be responsible for enforcing this rule.
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The first Google Pixel Buds A-series update fixes a volume bug

Google did a damn good job of keeping most features of the 2020 Pixel Buds but drastically reducing the price of the Pixel Buds...
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How to set up and use the Alexa app on your iPhone

You can download the Alexa app on your iPhone and use the virtual assistant just like you would Siri. Westend61/Getty Images The Alexa app for iPhone can be used with or without an Amazon smart speaker. To set up, download the app and follow the on-screen prompts to teach Alexa your voice. You can pair your iPhone with Amazon devices via Bluetooth using the Amazon Alexa app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You probably already know that Alexa is a virtual assis...
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Reddit Bans Anti-Vax Subreddit After Site-Wide Protest

New submitter redmid17 writes: A week after allowing anti-vaccine subreddits to remain and a day after hundreds of large subreddits went silence in protest of the decision, Reddit banned the largest anti-vaccine subreddit , r/NoNewNormal, for brigading, which is sending forum members to other subs to push agendas. "Antivaxxers in Reddit's NoNewNormal community, named after the idea that there's a mysterious global cabal trying enact a 'new normal' of compliance and using COVID as a cover story, ...
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U.S. DOJ Preparing to Sue Google Over Digital Ads Business -Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is readying a second monopoly lawsuit against Alphabet Inc-owned Google over the internet search...
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