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Mozilla Is Going To Track Facebook Tracking You

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Researchers at Mozilla announced this week the launch of its "Facebook Pixel Hunt" study, which seeks to track the company's immense web-wide tracking network and investigate the intel it's collecting on users. As the name suggests, this study is focused on a piece of tracking tech known as the "Facebook pixel." Chances are, you've visited a site that uses it; these tiny pieces of tech are buried in literally millions of sites across the web, fro...
Tags: Firefox, Facebook, Tech, Mozilla, Gizmodo, Facebook Pixel Hunt, Facebook In exchange, Mozilla Rally


Beanie Bubble: Film About Beanie Craze Starring Zach Galifianakis And Elizabeth Banks Heads To Apple

If you lived through the 1990s in the United States, chances are you remember the Beanie Baby craze. While my younger brother and I only ever had these beanbag stuffed toys for playing with, not collecting, there were some prized items that sold for thousands of dollars. As soon as the craze popped up, it died out, leaving many with more stuffed toys than they would ever know what to do with. It was recently explored in the HBO Max documentary "Beanie Mania," and now there's going to be an Apple...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, News, United States, Elizabeth Banks, Warner, Zach Galifianakis, Galifianakis, Sarah Snook, Imagine Entertainment, Damian Kulash, Kristin Gore, Ty Warner, Beanie Babies, Brian Grazer Ron Howard


Career certificates for Singapore’s future economy

We’ve all worked with enterprising people like Daniel Singh — a Singaporean human resources professional whose curiosity about technology made him the unofficial “tech support” for many of his coworkers. But Daniel took his interest in technology a step further, studying at night to earn a Google Career Certificate in IT Support. He’s now the technology lead for a local business, managing complex projects while volunteering at his local community centre to share his knowledge with others.We know...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Asia Pacific, Daniel, Ben, Google in Asia, Grow With Google, Yayasan, Google Career Certificates, Google Career Certificate, Daniel Singh, Skills Ignition SG, Google Career Certificates to Skills Ignition SG, IT Support Project Management Data Analytics, Institutes of Technical Education


Google Says iMessage Is Too Powerful

Google took to Twitter this weekend to complain that iMessage is just too darn influential with today's kids. Ron Amadeo writes via Ars Technica: The company was responding to a Wall Street Journal report detailing the lock-in and social pressure Apple's walled garden is creating among US teens. iMessage brands texts from iPhone users with a blue background and gives them additional features, while texts from Android phones are shown in green and only have the base SMS feature set. According to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, US, Tech, Wall Street Journal, GSMA, RCS, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Ron Amadeo, Amadeo, Android Twitter, Google Messaging


T-Mobile Says It Has 'Not Broadly Blocked' iCloud Private Relay, Blames iOS 15.2 Bug For Errors

T-Mobile has officially acknowledged a bug that has blocked some subscribers from using iCloud Private Relay when connected to cellular networking. In a statement to 9to5Mac, T-Mobile blamed this situation on a bug in iOS 15.2 and said that it has "not broadly blocked" iCloud Private Relay. From the report: It's also important to note that this bug is not only affecting T-Mobile subscribers, as the company says in its statement. Instead, it's a bug that seems to affect iOS 15.2 broadly rather th...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, T Mobile, 9to5Mac T Mobile


Hotel Chain Switches To Chrome OS To Recover From Ransomware Attack

A Scandinavian hotel chain that fell victim to a ransomware attack last month said it took a novel approach to recover from the incident by switching all affected systems to Chrome OS. The Record reports: Nordic Choice Hotels, which operates 200 hotels across Northern Europe, fell victim to a ransomware attack on December 2, when hackers encrypted some of its internal systems using the Conti ransomware strain. The attack prevented staff from accessing guest reservation data and from issuing key ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Northern Europe, Nordic Choice Hotels, Nordic Choice, Kari Anna Fiskvik, VP Technology at Nordic Choice Hotels, Fiskvik


Smart Guns Finally Arriving In US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Personalized smart guns, which can be fired only by verified users, may finally become available to U.S. consumers after two decades of questions about reliability and concerns they will usher in a new wave of government regulation. Four-year-old LodeStar Works on Friday unveiled its 9mm smart handgun for shareholders and investors in Boise, Idaho. And a Kansas company, SmartGunz LLC, says law enforcement agents are beta testing its product, a si...
Tags: US, Tech, New Jersey, Kansas, Reuters, Smith Wesson, BOISE Idaho, Glaser, Gareth Glaser, SmartGunz LLC, LodeStar Works


Google Drive 54.0.3.0

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs.
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Software


Some Carriers Are Blocking iPhone Users From Enabling iCloud Private Relay (slashdot)

Some European carriers, including T-Mobile/Sprint in the United States, are blocking iCloud Private Relay access when connected to cellular data. As 9to5Mac reports, "This feature is designed to give users an additional layer of privacy by ensuring that no one can view the websites that they visit." From the report: Apple says that Private Relay is a feature designed to give users another layer of privacy when browsing the web. The first relay is sent through a server maintained by Apple, and th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, News, United States, Sprint, Monterey, Wwdc, T Mobile, T Mobile Sprint, BeauHD, T Mobile EE


After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful (ars technica)

Enlarge Google took to Twitter this weekend to complain that iMessage is just too darn influential with today's kids. The company was responding to a Wall Street Journal report detailing the lock-in and social pressure Apple's walled garden is creating among US teens. iMessage brands texts from iPhone users with a blue background and gives them additional features, while texts from Android phones are branded green and only have the base SMS feature set. According to the article, "Teens...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, News, US, Wall Street Journal, GSMA, RCS, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Ron Amadeo, Android Twitter, Google Messaging


Update your Mac now to fix vulnerability that gives full access to spying apps

Microsoft is warning of a new Mac vulnerability that could allow attackers to secretly hijack apps and spy on you.
Tags: Apple, News, Microsoft, Trends, Cybersecurity, Vulnerability, Computing, macOS


The Associated Press Is Starting Its Own NFT Marketplace For Photojournalism

The Associated Press, or AP, has announced that it's starting a marketplace to sell NFTs of its photojournalists' work in collaboration with a company called Xooa. The Verge reports: It's billing its foray into NFTs as a way for collectors to "purchase the news agency's award-winning contemporary and historic photojournalism" and says that the virtual tokens will be released at "broad and inclusive price points" (though it's hard to tell what types of prices resellers will want on the AP marketp...
Tags: Tech, Ap, Associated Press, NFT, Easton, Lauren Easton, Xooa, Ethereum AP


Alphabet to spin out quantum company after Google’s time crystal breakthrough

Alphabet’s reportedly planning to promote one of its Moonshot projects from venture to business in a bid to take advantage of its recent breakthroughs in the field of quantum computing. It was only a matter of time. Time crystals, that is. Up front: Last year’s big story in the physics world was Google and its partner’s breakthrough experiment in creating a new phase of matter inside a quantum computer called time crystals. As we reported last year, this is a big eureka moment because time cryst...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, Time, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly paid $65 million for 'Enchanted Hill,' a vacant lot in Beverly Hills that belonged to Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and almost sold to Jeff Bezos

The hilltop property has prime views of downtown Los Angeles.Simon Berlin, Hilton & Hyland Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt bought a Beverly Hills lot that belonged to Microsoft's Paul Allen. The 120-acre site went on the market for $150 million in 2018 — Schmidt reportedly paid $65 million. Jeff Bezos originally planned to buy the property but the deal fell through. Take a look at the 120-acre Los Angeles property. Allen, who cofounded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates, bought Enchanted Hil...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Beverly Hills, Warner, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Ellen Degeneres, Eric Schmidt, Los Angeles County


Apple May Be Done With Intel Macs, But Hackintoshes Can Still Use the Newest CPUs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple hasn't stopped selling Intel Macs just yet, but it's safe to say that we'll never see a Mac with one of Intel's 12th-generation Core processors in it. But that minor detail isn't stopping the Hackintosh community from supporting new Intel and AMD processors and platforms. The developers behind OpenCore, the most powerful and actively maintained bootloader for loading macOS on standard PC hardware, improved its Alder Lake support in thi...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, Amd, Gpu, AMD GPU, Hackintosh, Intel Macs, Intel Mac, Alder Lake, Intel Mac As OpenCore, Hackintosh Reddit


Suspicion Trailer: Uma Thurman Trusts No One In This Apple TV+ Miniseries

We've all had our fun teasing Apple TV+ for sometimes looking like the runt of the streaming service litter, but the little one is now on track for a serious glow-up period. In 2021, even with a limited library, Apple-produced originals managed to stand out and even win a few new subscribers. I'm mostly talking about our favorite mustache dad, "Ted Lasso," but similar praise has been afforded to the likes of "Dickinson," "Foundation," and "Servant." As the year chugged along, the streamer even p...
Tags: Apple, New York, Television, Movies, News, Fbi, Atlantic, Alfonso Cuarón, Uma Thurman, Trailers, BAFTA, Ben Stiller, Cate Blanchett, Craig, Richard Madden, Kunal Nayyar


Hackers Can Cut the Lights With Rogue Code, Researchers Show

Safety device used for electrical distribution worldwide could be hacked to turn off power, according to cybersecurity experts. From a report: As Ang Cui added more juice to the power grid, overhead electric lines began to glow bright orange. Then, within seconds, the power lines evaporated in a flash of smoke, leaving an entire section of Manhattan in the dark. No actual buildings or people lost power because, luckily, this was just a simulation -- a tabletop diorama of Manhattan complete with ...
Tags: Tech, Manhattan, Schneider Electric, Ang Cui, Cui, Red Balloon Security, Schneider Electric SE, Central Park Cui, Cui Red Balloon, Schneider Electric Easergy


Clones of Popular 'Wordle' Game Flooding App Store, Including One Charging $30 Per Year [Updated]

If you're a regular internet user you've probably heard of popular web-based daily guessing game Wordle, created by Josh Wardle. The game, which is entirely free to play, was introduced last fall and has been spreading like wildfire. Wordle asks players to guess a five letter word by identifying which letters are in the word and are located in the right location. Players get six guesses per day, and there's a single daily puzzle for everyone. The website for the game tracks each person's num...
Tags: Apple, Wordle, App Store, Wardle, Andy Baio, Josh Wardle, Zach Shakked, Shakked, Greg Karber


Clones of Popular 'Wordle' Game Flooding App Store, Including One Charging $30 Per Year

If you're a regular internet user you've probably heard of popular web-based daily guessing game Wordle, created by Josh Wardle. The game, which is entirely free to play, was introduced last fall and has been spreading like wildfire. Wordle asks players to guess a five letter word by identifying which letters are in the word and are located in the right location. Players get six guesses per day, and there's a single daily puzzle for everyone. The website for the game tracks each person's num...
Tags: Apple, Wordle, App Store, Wardle, Andy Baio, Josh Wardle, Zach Shakked, Shakked, Greg Karber


Is Apple ditching the notch on the iPhone 14? I’m not convinced.

All the experts think that Apple is ditching the notch on the iPhone 14. Here's why I'm not so sure that's the case.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Notch, Punch Hole


Changes and 15 Years of iPhone – ACM 567

Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet reflect on recent changes, and they try to put 15 years of iPhone into context. Hard to believe! SPONSOR: LinkedIn Jobs – Go to LinkedIn.com/ACM and get your first job post for free! Sources referenced in this episode: Becoming an Observer Apple Context Machine Facebook Group – Facebook Bryan's Twitter Bryan's Instagram Bryan's blog: GeekTells Jeff Gamet's Twitter Jeff Gamet's Instagram Jeff Gamet's YouTube Channel
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Steve Jobs, Bryan, Jeff Gamet, Bryan Chaffin, Instagram Bryan, Facebook Bryan, GeekTells Jeff Gamet, Observer Apple Context Machine Facebook Group


Carriers are, unsurprisingly, blocking Apple’s iCloud Private Relay feature

The likes of T-Mobile, AT&T, and EE are keeping users from enabling the iCloud Private Relay feature, arguing that it borks their own online safety tools.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, T-mobile, Icloud, Private Relay


Carriers are blocking Apple’s iCloud Private Relay for their users

The likes of T-Mobile, AT&T, and EE are keeping users from enabling the iCloud Private Relay feature, arguing that it borks their own online safety tools.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, T-mobile, Icloud, Private Relay


Warning over fake, 'rip-off' version of Wordle

World puzzle fans are being warned off a fake version of the wildly popular Wordle - which is available through Apple's App Store.The bogus version, called "Wordle - The App" is a copycat of the real thing, bar one crucial change:... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, Wordle


The FTC's Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Moves Forward

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can move forward with its latest antitrust lawsuit against Meta, a US district judge ruled on Tuesday. The decision is a significant win for the regulator, which had seen its first complaint thrown out by Judge James Boasberg last June. Engadget reports: Per The Washington Post, Boasberg now says the agency can move forward with its complaint thanks to the "more robust and detailed" evidence it presented with its amended suit, which the FTC filed in August. "Al...
Tags: Facebook, Court, US, Tech, Meta, Ftc, Engadget, Federal Trade Commission FTC, James Boasberg, Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Moves Forward, Washington Post Boasberg


Apple joins Google in allowing alternative app store payment systems in South Korea

Apple is finally opening up its App Store to third-party payment systems -- in South Korea.
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, South Korea, News, Trends, App Store


Judge Allows Critical DNA Evidence in Runner Slaying Case

A judge has denied a motion to suppress DNA evidence collected from a man suspected of killing a Google employee from New York who went missing in 2016 while out for a run in Massachusetts.
Tags: Google, New York


How Can You Leave Log4J in 2021?

With the last month of 2021 dominated by the log4J vulnerabilities discovery, publication, and patches popping up in rapid succession, odds are you have patched your system against Log4J exploitation attempts. At least some systems, if not all. You might even have installed the latest patch – at the time of writing, that is 2.17.1, but, if the last rapid patching cycle persists, it might have [Author: [email protected] (The Hacker News)]
Tags: Tech


Xbox Players Are Fed Up With Forced Crossplay Against PC Gamers

Xbox players are growing increasingly frustrated at being forced to play against PC gamers. While crossplay was initially a popular request from Xbox and PC players that Microsoft has backed strongly for years, those playing first-person shooters on Xbox are struggling to opt out of the experience to avoid PC cheaters. From a report: Games like Call of Duty: Warzone and Halo Infinite force Xbox players to match against PC gamers in a variety of playlists. You don't have to look very far to see w...
Tags: Microsoft, Youtube, Halo, Tech, Reddit, Activision, Warzone, Xbox Players Are Fed



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