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Indianapolis Motor Speedway To Host Autonomous Car Race On Saturday

New submitter Motard writes: Dallara Indy Lights racing cars outfitted as autonomous vehicles by Clemson University and programmed by various international collegiate teams will participate in a 20-lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 23rd 2021. The event will be livestreamed by the Indy Autonomous Challenge website. Nine teams representing 21 universities from 9 different countries will compete for a $1 million prize. [The second and third-placed teams will receive $250...
Tags: Tech, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Clemson University, Motard, Indy Autonomous Challenge, Dallara Indy Lights

Insider's guide to securely sharing whistleblower information about corporations, governments, and other powerful institutions

Frances Haugen, a Facebook whistleblower, testifying to a Senate committee. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images As an independent news organization, Insider relies on sources to investigate powerful institutions. A source may depend on us to protect their identity and may be concerned with sending tips securely. We interviewed some of our top journalists to compile a list of options to share evidence securely. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, threatened employees with firing if they share information...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Government, Senate, Trends, Accountability, Tech, Journalism, Encryption, Usps, Whistleblowers, Signal, Secure Messaging, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, Don

Malicious NPM Packages Caught Running Cryptominer On Windows, Linux, macOS Devices

Three JavaScript libraries uploaded to the official NPM package repository have been unmasked as crypto-mining malware, once again demonstrating how open-source software package repositories are becoming a lucrative target for executing an array of attacks on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. The malicious packages in question — named okhsa, klow, and klown — were published by the same [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, NPM, Ravie Lakshmanan

Store, Spend and Swap Crypto currencies using Lead Wallet

Lead Wallet is the simplest and most secure multi cryptocurrency wallet that allows users to store, spend, stake, and swap cryptocurrencies seamlessly at any time, and also support easy DeFi and NFT access. Most crypto wallets are just doing the same thing but we want our wallet to be much simpler to use without extra learning curve and still cater to the same audience of multi-chain crypto wallet traders (as well as dapp browser and swap feature). USA GET IT NextBigWhat profiles inter...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. PayPal is reportedly exploring an acquisition of Pinterest. Pinterest soared as much as 19% on Wednesday after reports surfaced that PayPal is considering buying the social-media company for around $39 billion. Everything we ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, SEC, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos

Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay To Boot Players From Games

Sony has been granted a patent that would allow livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game. "Besides removing unskilled players, the system would allow spectators to pay for the privilege of removing players," reports Kotaku. From the report: In the patent document, Sony outlined a system in which spectators to a livestream can vote to remove a player from an ongoing game. The player would have no veto power over this decision, and they may be reassigned to a different ...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Kotaku

U.S. Government Bans Sale of Hacking Tools to Authoritarian Regimes

The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday announced new rules barring the sales of hacking software and equipment to authoritarian regimes and potentially facilitate human rights abuse for national security (NS) and anti-terrorism (AT) reasons. The mandate, which is set to go into effect in 90 days, will forbid the export, reexport and transfer of "cybersecurity items" to countries of "national [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, U S Commerce Department, Ravie Lakshmanan, U S Government Bans Sale of Hacking Tools

Hackers Stealing Browser Cookies to Hijack High-Profile YouTube Accounts

Since at least late 2019, a network of hackers-for-hire have been hijacking the channels of YouTube creators, luring them with bogus collaboration opportunities to broadcast cryptocurrency scams or sell the accounts to the highest bidder. That's according to a new report published by Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), which said it disrupted financially motivated phishing campaigns targeting [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Google s Threat Analysis Group, Ravie Lakshmanan

TV Prices Are the Highest They've Been In At Least Nine Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Pricing right now on TVs is the highest since at least 2012," says Stephen Baker, vice president of Industry Analysis at NPD group. "Holiday pricing overall is likely to be at least $100 above normal. Last year the average price of a TV was $363 during the fourth quarter, which is fairly typical over the last few years. This year our forecast is for the average price to be approximately $500." For a lot of shoppers a $500 TV sounds pretty affordable...
Tags: US, Tech, Baker, Cnet, NPD, Stephen Baker, Industry Analysis

Elon Musk's Boring Company Gets Green Light For Las Vegas Tunnel System

Elon Musk's Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. The Verge reports: Elon Musk's Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. The Boring Company already operates a small version of this "Teslas in Tunnels" system underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, which opened earlier this year and involves two 0.8-mile...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Las Vegas, Musk, Clark County, Las Vegas Convention Center, Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company, Las Vegas The Verge, Las Vegas Tunnel System, Las Vegas Review Journal Read

Two Eastern Europeans Sentenced for Providing Bulletproof Hosting to Cyber Criminals

Two Eastern European nationals have been sentenced in the U.S. for offering "bulletproof hosting" services to cybercriminals, who used the technical infrastructure to distribute malware and attack financial institutions across the country between 2009 to 2015. Pavel Stassi, 30, of Estonia, and Aleksandr Shorodumov, 33, of Lithuania, have been each sentenced to 24 months and 48 months in prison, [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Estonia, Lithuania, Ravie Lakshmanan, Pavel Stassi, Aleksandr Shorodumov

WHO Asks South African Startup To Replicate Moderna's mRNA Vaccine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The World Health Organization has hired the company, called Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, as part of a $100 million plan to figure out how to make an mRNA vaccine against COVID that is as close as possible to the version produced by Moderna. Until recently, Afrigen specialized in developing veterinary vaccines using fairly traditional methods. Now, says Afrigen's managing director, Petro Treblanche, the company's labs are a hive of research into th...
Tags: Tech, Who, Npr, Pfizer, The World Health Organization, Moderna, Friede, Afrigen, Afrigen Biologics, Moderna Until, Petro Treblanche, Martin Friede, Pfizer BioNTech Friede, Take Moderna, Treblanche

Raspberry Pi Suffers First Ever Price Increase

For the first time, the price of a Raspberry Pi single-board computer is increasing and we have the global supply chain shortages to thank for it. PCMag reports: Eben Upton, chief executive of Raspberry Pi Trading, made the announcement today, but also made it clear the price increase is only temporary and only impacts one model of the Raspberry Pi 4. In February last year, the price of the Raspberry Pi 4 2GB dropped from $45 to $35 "permanently" and the 1GB model was discontinued. The 2GB model...
Tags: Tech, Eben Upton, Upton, Raspberry Pi Trading

Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, UN Report Warns

Even as world leaders vow to take stronger action on climate change, many countries are still planning to dramatically increase their production of oil, gas and coal in the decades ahead, potentially undermining those lofty pledges, according to a United Nations-backed report released Tuesday. From a report: The report looked at future mining and drilling plans in 15 major fossil fuel producing countries, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, China, India and Norway. Taken t...
Tags: Tech, United Nations, Un, Norway

Investors Use AI To Analyze CEOs' Language Patterns and Tone

CEOs and other managers are increasingly under the microscope as some investors use artificial intelligence to learn and analyze their language patterns and tone, opening up a new frontier of opportunities to slip up. Reuters reports: In late 2020, according to language pattern software specialist Evan Schnidman, some executives in the IT industry were playing down the possibility of semiconductor chip shortages while discussing supply-chain disruptions. All was fine, they said. Yet the tone of ...
Tags: Tech, Ford, Volkswagen, Reuters, NLP, Evan Schnidman, Schnidman

Man Arrested For Uncensoring Japanese Porn With AI In First Deepfake Case

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Japanese police on Monday arrested a 43-year-old man for using artificial intelligence to effectively unblur pixelated porn videos, in the first criminal case in the country involving the exploitative use of the powerful technology. Masayuki Nakamoto, who runs his own website in the southern prefecture of Hyogo, lifted images of porn stars from Japanese adult videos and doctored them with the same method used to create realistic face swaps in...
Tags: Japan, Tech, NHK, Nakamoto, Hyogo, Masayuki Nakamoto, Daisuke Sueyoshi

A Drone Will Rescue Three Dogs Trapped By La Palma Volcanic Eruption

Three dogs that are trapped near the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Canary Islands may soon be saved by a drone. Gizmodo reports: The poor, emaciated pups have been stuck in a yard surrounded by lava for a month. The volcano began erupting in September for the first time in 50 years, forcing thousands of people to evacuate, and the eruption is still ongoing. Spanish drone operator Aerocamaras said last Thursday that it had a plan to rescue the dogs. It could fly drones over to the yard wit...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Canary Islands, Reuters, Telecinco, Pereira, Cumbre Vieja, La Palma Volcanic Eruption, Aerocamaras, Aerocamaras Jaime Pereira

Social media’s ‘queer tax’ is exhausting, unfair, and unavoidable

A colleague recently sought my advice on covering a queer-related tech topic and I’m not ashamed to admit I advised them against it. I’m queer. I made the decision to come out in my professional life after a lot of consideration and long discussions with my family. In the time since, I’ve learned that millions of people who’ve never met me hate me. They despise me for existing. They think I should go away, shut up, and stop being who I am. I offend them. That’s not something I experienced before...
Tags: Startups, Science, Opinion, Social Media, Tech, Neural, Next Featured

Facebook is Planning To Rebrand the Company With a New Name

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, The Verge reports, citing an unnamed source. From the report: The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company's annual Connect conference on October 28th, but could unveil sooner, is meant to signal the tech giant's ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail. The rebrand would likely position the blue Facebook app as one ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Instagram WhatsApp Oculus

Google Removes Support for FTP and Old-gen U2F Security Keys in Chrome 95

Google today released Chrome v95, the latest version of its popular web browser and a version that contains several changes that will likely cause problems for a considerable part of its users. The problematic changes include: removing support for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) URLs -- ftp:// removing support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, used in old-generation security keys (Chrome will only support FIDO2/WebAuth security keys going forward) adding file size limits for browser cook...
Tags: Google, Tech

FDA Approves Mixing COVID Vaccines

U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Associated Press reports: The Food and Drug Administration's decisions mark a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign, which began with extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month. But before more people roll up their sleeves, the Centers for ...
Tags: Tech, Fda, Associated Press, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Moderna

China's VPN Market Now Open To Foreign Investment

The central government of China in Beijing has announced a decision to allow foreign entities to invest in the ownership of VPN (virtual private network) services in the country. From a report: Under this new policy, foreign investors can only own up to 50% of China-based VPN companies. This allows China to retain state control over local and approved products while still offering a significant incentive for investment. Apart from VPNs, the policy update also includes changes in the investment c...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Vpn

This $15 controller clip turns my smartphone and Xbox gamepad into a full-fledged portable gaming system

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. My controller clip makes it easy to post up on the porch and play. Kevin Webb / Insider If you like gaming on the go, a controller clip is a must-have accessory for your phone. A simple $15 clip lets you attach your phone to a separate gamepad, creating a complete handheld system. Android and iOS both fully support Xbox and PlayStation controllers, bypassing touch controls. MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip (sma...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Mobile, Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Xbox, Nintendo, Pixel, Moga, Tech Insider, Kevin Webb, Insider Picks

Eco-friendly, Lab-grown Coffee is On the Way, But It Comes With a Catch

Beanless brews can cut deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions dramatically -- but what will happen to workers in traditional coffee-growing regions? From a report: Heiko Rischer isn't quite sure how to describe the taste of lab-grown coffee. This summer he sampled one of the first batches in the world produced from cell cultures rather than coffee beans. "To describe it is difficult but, for me, it was in between a coffee and a black tea," said Rischer, head of plant biotechnology at the VTT...
Tags: Europe, US, Tech, Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre, Heiko Rischer, Rischer

'Dune,' the highly anticipated sci-fi epic, hits HBO Max one day early - stream it at home starting October 21

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in "Dune." Warner Bros. "Dune" hits HBO Max and theaters on October 21 at 6 p.m. ET. The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac. You need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month) to stream the movie at home. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) "Dune" is coming to HBO Max a d...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Movies, Entertainment, Films, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Newark, Warner Bros, Kyle Maclachlan, Hulu, Richard, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch

Giant Retailers Pledge To Leave Fossil-fueled Ships Behind

Major retailers, including Amazon and Ikea, are beginning to clean up their shipping pollution. From a report: A group of companies pledged yesterday that by 2040, they'll only contract ships using zero-carbon fuels to move their goods. Both Ikea and Amazon were among the 15 companies responsible for the most maritime import pollution in 2019, according to one recent analysis. Joining Amazon and Ikea in the commitment are Unilever, Michelin, and clothing retailer Inditex, which owns Zara and oth...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Ikea, Zara, Inditex, Brooks Running, Joining Amazon, Unilever Michelin, Tchibo Patagonia, Kendra Ulrich

Sinclair Broadcast Hack Linked To Notorious Russian Cybergang

A weekend cyberattack against Sinclair Broadcast Group was linked to one of the most infamous Russian cybergangs, called Evil Corp, Bloomberg reports. From the report: The Sinclair hackers used malware called Macaw, a variant of ransomware known as WastedLocker. Both Macaw and WastedLocker were created by Evil Corp., according to the two people, who requested anonymity to discuss confidential matters. Evil Corp. was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2019. Since then, it has been accu...
Tags: Tech, Sinclair, Evil Corp, Sinclair Broadcast Group, U S Treasury Department, Allan Liska, Evil Corp Bloomberg, Recorded Future Inc

Mark Zuckerberg Has Been Added To a DC Lawsuit Over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is adding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to a lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal. From a report: Racine announced the addition on Twitter this morning, saying his investigation had revealed that Zuckerberg was "personally involved in decisions related to Cambridge Analytica and Facebook's failure to protect user data." The 2018 lawsuit accuses Facebook (and now Zuckerberg) of misrepresenting its policies around third-party dat...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, District Of Columbia, Zuckerberg, Racine, Cambridge Analytica, Karl Racine, DC Lawsuit Over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Micron To Build $7 Billion Plant in Japan To Expand DRAM Production

U.S. memory chip maker Micron Technology will build a new factory at its Japanese production site in Hiroshima at a cost of 800 billion yen ($7.0 billion), the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported on Wednesday. Reuters: The new facility will make DRAM chips, which are widely used in data centres, with production set to begin in 2024, the report said, without citing sources. COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home demand for electronic devices is causing shortages of non-memory chips that has forced some manuf...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Micron, Hiroshima, Reuters, Micron Technology, Nikkan Kogyo

PayPal Exploring a Purchase of Pinterest, Valuing Social Media Firm at $39 Billion

PayPal is exploring an acquisition of social media company Pinterest, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. From a report: San Jose, California-based PayPal has recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are private. The companies have discussed a potential price of around $70 a share, which would value Pinterest at roughly $39 billion, one of the people said. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Pinterest, Tech, Paypal, San Jose California, Pinterest Bloomberg News