Former Uber Employees Cleared of Illegal Spying

The New York Times tells the remarkable story of Uber's need for more intelligence gathering back in 2016: Uber was expanding aggressively into foreign markets. The pushback was swift and sometimes violent. Taxi drivers staged widespread protests, and in Nairobi, Kenya, several Uber cars were lit on fire and drivers were beaten. Competitors in China and India used sophisticated methods to collect Uber's data and undercut its prices. To fight back, Uber began to recruit a team of former C.I.A. o...
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Hackers can install mining software in less 30 seconds using compromised Google Cloud accounts: Report

The Google team said out of 50 analyzed incidents that compromised the Google Cloud Protocol, 86% were related to crypto mining. The hackers used the compromised Cloud accounts to access resources from individuals’ CPUs or GPUs to mine tokens or take advantage of storage space when mining coins on the Chia Network. According to Google’s analysis, hackers were able to download crypto mining software to the compromised accounts within 22 seconds in the majority of the incidents analyzed. [Via] ...
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'Malicious Actors' are Compromising Google Cloud Accounts, Installing Cryptocurrency Miners

CNBC reports: Cryptocurrency miners are using compromised Google Cloud accounts for computationally-intensive mining purposes, Google has warned. The search giant's cybersecurity team provided details in a report published Wednesday. The so-called "Threat Horizons" report aims to provide intelligence that allows organizations to keep their cloud environments secure. "Malicious actors were observed performing cryptocurrency mining within compromised Cloud instances," Google wrote in an executive...
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Raspberry Pi Trading Could Go Public This Spring

"According to a report in The Telegraph, Raspberry Pi Trading, the arm responsible for the creation of the Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Pico and the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W could soon be listed with a value of more than £370m ($493m)," reports Tom's Hardware: Raspberry Pi Trading has hired advisors from two investment banks, Stifel and Liberum to advise on floating the company in spring 2022. The news comes just a few months after Raspberry Pi received a £45m ($60m) investment from Lansdowne ...
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Britain and Israel to sign trade and defence deal

Pact covers Iran as well as cybersecurity, despite controversy over use of Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware in UKBritain and Israel will sign a 10-year trade and defence pact in London on Monday, promising cooperation on issues such as cybersecurity and a joint commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.The agreement was announced by Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid, despite evidence that spyware made by Israeli company NSO Group had...
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EU Complaint Accuses Microsoft of Anticompetitive Bundling of OneDrive, Teams in Windows

"Remember how Microsoft spent years in hot water in the late '90s and early '00s by forcing Internet Explorer on its customers?" asks ZDNet. "European open-source cloud company Nextcloud does." Now, with a coalition of other European Union (EU) software and cloud organizations and companies called the "Coalition for a Level Playing Field," Nextcloud has formally complained to the European Commission about Microsoft's anti-competitive behavior by aggressively bundling its OneDrive cloud, Teams...
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Sony and AMC Offer NFTs to 'Spider-Man' Advance Ticket Buyers

Movie theatre chain AMC and Sony Pictures are giving away 86,000 Spider-man NFTs to people who buy/reserve tickets for December 16th's premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The special tickets go on sale tonight at midnight EST on the AMC web site and app (available only to people who've signed up for one of the chain's special perks programs like Stubs Premiere, A-List, and Investor Connect). "The movie ticket must be scanned at the theatre when the guest arrives for the movie," explains the m...
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World Chess Champion Urges Quicker Games, Is Also Rich

CNN profiles Magnus Carlsen, the world's best chess player — and the state of the chess community today: Interest in chess spiked at the beginning of the pandemic, and again in October 2020 after the release of the Netflix series, "The Queen's Gambit." In the first three weeks after its debut, sales of chess sets went up by 87% in the U.S. and sales of books about chess leaped 603%, according to marketing research company NPD Group. Not since the 1970s, when American legend Bobby Fischer burst ...
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This is the best MacBook Pro Cyber Monday deal you can shop today

With Amazon's MacBook Pro Cyber Monday deal that lowers the price of the laptop's 512GB version by $150, it might be time to invest in the M1-powered machine.
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Cyber Monday is right around the corner, and you can already get early deals on OLED TVs, AirPods, and more at Walmart

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Walmart; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Cyber Monday doesn't officially start until November 29, but Walmart has already launched several early deals, and we're collecting the best ones here. Every year, the retailer participates in the deal holiday by dropping its online prices on tech, entertainment, and home goods. We expect even bigger discounts once Walmar...
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Microsoft Builds New Green Data Centers in Wyoming, Invests in Wifi, Education, Roads

This week a Microsoft blog post announced they're opening two new data centers in Cheyenne, "built with sustainable design and operations in mind, contributing to Microsoft's commitment to being carbon negative." Our current and new datacenters will use adiabatic cooling, which uses outside air instead of water for cooling when temperatures are below 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This process uses less electricity and up to 90 percent less water than other water-based cooling systems. We've already in...
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The first Google Pixel 6 Cyber Monday deal is here — but hurry!

If you're dying to get your mitts on Google's newest smartphone but have been waiting for a discount, the first Google Pixel 6 Cyber Monday deal is here! 
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Beats Studio 3 headphones are 51% OFF for Cyber Monday

Amazon's Beats Studio 3 Cyber Monday deal brings down the price of the wireless headphones with pure adaptive noise-canceling technology by 51% to just $170.
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How to Read a Jellyfish's Mind

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed "a kind of genetic toolbox" for tiny one-centimeter jellfyfish, reports Specifically, the jellyfish "have been genetically modified so that their neurons individually glow with fluorescent light when activated." Because a jellyfish is transparent, researchers can then watch the glow of the animal's neural activity as it behaves naturally. In other words, the team can read a jellyfish's mind as it feeds, swims, evades...
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The best early Amazon Cyber Monday deals are available now with discounts on Apple AirPods Pro, Echo speakers, and LG 4K TVs

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Amazon's early Cyber Monday sale is now live just before the main day itself on November 29, which comes hot on the heels of the online retailer's Black Friday event. Don't worry if something you wanted was out of stock during Black Friday, it's likely to become available again, or you might find another d...
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The many alleged identities of Bitcoin's mysterious creator, Satoshi Nakamoto

Blue bitcoinYuichiro Chino The identity of Bitcoin's creator is at the center of a Florida lawsuit over Satoshi Nakamoto's $54 billion stake. Since it was created in 2009, bitcoin has become a top digital currency. Many names have been dropped as Bitcoin potential creators, but none have been proven. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The mystery behind the creator of Bitcoin and their over $54 billion stake has captured public attention once more, as a court case...
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The best Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals available now, including discounts on the Series 7, Series 6, SE, and Series 3

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The Apple Watch is the world's most popular smartwatch, and deals are already available on several models ahead of Cyber Monday. Discounts can be found on the brand-new Series 7, and previous generations like the Series 6, SE, and Series 3.  Below, we rounded up all the best early Cyber Monday deals we've foun...
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'Halo Infinite': Fun to Play, But Newer Gamers Complain Its Rewards System Is Slow

"For Halo fans who only care about multiplayer, 'Halo Infinite' is a free-to-play game," writes the Washington Post. "But improbably, it's messing up the free-to-play part." [I]ts progression system has been widely criticized for being too slow. You can only advance...and earn rewards by completing specific objectives for a few hundred experience points. Nothing else counts toward your progress besides a morsel of experience points earned just by playing a match, win or lose. Many of these chal...
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Researchers Claim Locally-Testable-Code Breakthrough With Exotic Multi-Dimensional Graph

"A team of researchers has finally created a long-sought locally testable code that can immediately betray whether it's been corrupted..." reports Quanta magazine. "Many thought local testability would never be achieved in its ideal form." Now, in a preprint released on November 8, the computer scientist Irit Dinur of the Weizmann Institute of Science and four mathematicians, Shai Evra, Ron Livne, Alex Lubotzky and Shahar Mozes, all at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, have found it. "It's ...
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World's Oldest Person Dies at Age 124

Slashdot reader ellithligraw brings the news that the oldest person on earth has died in the Philippines this week at age 124. CNN Philippines reports: Susano was born on Sept. 11, 1897, which was before the country became independent from Spanish rule. As of September this year, Guinness World Records was still verifying the documents needed for her to be officially declared as the world's oldest living person. NextShark calls Susano "the last surviving person born in the 19th century." ...
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Cyber Monday is almost here and you can already snag great deals on TVs, headphones, and more at Best Buy

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Best Buy; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Cyber Monday 2021 lands on November 29, but deals are already flooding in. Best Buy is offering some of the deepest discounts we've seen all year on tech products and home appliances. We saw some excellent prices on Black Friday and we expect the deals to keep coming through Cyber Monday.Insider Reviews tests products across...
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This Lenovo gaming laptop is $699 today, because Cyber Monday

Gamers who need new gear should check out this Lenovo gaming laptop Cyber Monday deal from Walmart, which slashes 211 off the price of the Lenovo Legion 5.
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Apple Watches On Sale From Amazon After Cyber Monday Savings!
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Best Cyber Monday laptop deals 2021 — from $109

Here are all the best Cyber Monday laptop deals you can shop today, with some useful buying advice to help you make the right decision.
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Best Cyber Monday laptop deals 2021: Early offers today

Here are all the best Cyber Monday laptop deals you can shop today, with some useful buying advice to help you make the right decision.
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I wore the same outfit for a week, as part of a productivity hack promoted by Steve Jobs — but it didn't really work. After speaking to psychologists, I'm not surprised.

Steve Jobs.David Paul Morris / Stringer Steve Jobs used to wear the same outfit every day in order to reduce decision fatigue.  I put the strategy to the test to see if it improved my performance at work. It didn't initially.  Psychologists say that while habits help improve our decision-making, other factors matter too. Lots of highly successful people share a similar habit: they wear the same outfit every day. The late Apple founder Steve Jobs' black turtleneck, blue jeans, and trai...
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'Ready. Set. Quit.' – Uncle Grey and Canon Help Those Stuck in the Wrong Job Join ‘The Great Resignation’

In its latest campaign, 'Ready. Set. Quit.' Canon Nordic is helping people quit their job and pursue a more creative career. The company will choose four resignation letters that can be sent to four different employers and enrol the recent quitters in a mentorship program to become independent creators. According to research by the World Economic Forum earlier this year, 40% of people were considering quitting their job to pursue work with more meaning. The move to quit and start w...
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Best Cyber Monday iPhone Deals 2021: Get started early

Here are all the best Cyber Monday iPhone deals you can shop today, with some useful buying advice to help you make the right decision.
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Best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals 2021: Early offers today

Need a new laptop for work or study? Here are the best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals you can shop today.
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Best Cyber Monday Tablet deals 2021: Early offers today

Here are the best Cyber Monday tablet deals you can shop, even though it hasn't officially begun yet.
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