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Amazon exec and Super Micro CEO call for retraction of spy chip story
AWS CEO Andy Jassy and Super Micro CEO Charles Liang join Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for a retraction of Bloomberg's spy chip story
7 hours ago
Tech lobby outlines its own set of privacy regulations
Lobbying group for Apple, Facebook, Google, and others unveils framework proposal for user privacy regulation, including opt-ins for use of sensitive data
7 hours ago
Driverless cars are coming to Washington in Ford program
Ford says it will start testing self-driving cars in Washington, DC early next year and expects to launch commercial taxi and delivery services in 2021
7 hours ago
Mozilla announces ProtonVPN partnership in attempt to diversify revenue stream
Mozilla announces ProtonVPN partnership; starting Oct. 25, some Firefox users will see an ad to purchase a VPN subscription when connected to unsecured WiFi
7 hours ago
Pixel 3 memory management issue kills apps, affects camera
Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners report issues with camera not saving images, background apps being killed, and other glitches that may point to memory managment issues
7 hours ago
Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of ‘Rift 2’ headset
Brendan Iribe, co-founder and ex-CEO of Oculus, is leaving Facebook; TechCrunch source says move follows shakeups in Oculus' VR arm that include canceling PC-powered Rift 2
7 hours ago
YouTube CEO says EU regulation will be bad for creators
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says European Union's copyright legislation, Article 13, threatens creators' livelihoods if implemented as proposed
7 hours ago
Samsung's Odyssey+ VR headset claims 1233 PPI user-perceived resolution
Samsung launches Odyssey+, a $499 Windows Mixed Reality headset, with new light diffusion tech to address the screen door effect, available now in the US
7 hours ago
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro won't be sold in the US
Huawei says it will not be selling its latest flagships, the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, in the US after its predecessor was dropped by US carriers and Best Buy
7 hours ago
The White House is wooing tech workers to do tours of duty in government
White House to meet executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM today urging them to make it easier for their workers to do tours of duty in government
7 hours ago
With the iPhone XR, Apple broadens its 'best'
Phil Schiller talks about the R in iPhone XR and the choices Apple made to make it more appealing to a broader audience
7 hours ago
China requires blockchain-based information service providers to register users using real names, censor postings and store user data
China's internet censor releases draft rules for blockchain startups, requiring registration of users with real names, censoring posts, and storing user data
7 hours ago
Dutch secure communication startup ZIVVER raises $12 million
Dutch startup ZIVVER, which has helped patients securely share their medical files, raises $12 million Series A to build out its secure communication platform
7 hours ago
Google Home Hub review: Google Assistant helps this tiny screen feel powerful
Google Home Hub review: smart photo frame and home control panel, a capable digital assistant, photos and videos look crisp but sound quality is mediocre
7 hours ago
Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it
The data loss bug in Windows 10 shows Microsoft hasn't developed the processes and systems needed to sustain the two feature updates a year approach
7 hours ago
Symphony is targeting Bloomberg with bots that talk to each other
Profile of Symphony, a secure messaging app for financial industry that also lets bots at different institutions talk to each other and settle trades
7 hours ago
How the Blockchain Could Break Big Tech’s Hold on A.I.
How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the field
7 hours ago
Meet Scotty Allen, the guy who built an iPhone from scratch
Profile of YouTuber Scotty Allen, who rose to fame last year after he built an iPhone from scratch by using parts he bought from public markets in Shenzhen
7 hours ago
The Titan M Chip Powers Up Pixel 3 Security
Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated storage and RAM
7 hours ago
SoftBank and Arm leaders on Saudi Arabia, the Singularity, and a trillion connected devices
SoftBank Group COO Marcelo Claure and Arm CEO Simon Segers talk about the present and future of Arm, IoT growth, while trying to dodge Saudi-related questions
7 hours ago
Entire broadband industry sues Vermont to stop state net neutrality law
Broadband lobbying groups sue Vermont over its law that requires ISPs to follow net neutrality principles in order to qualify for government contracts
7 hours ago
The OnePlus 6T launch is being rescheduled to avoid colliding with Apple’s event
OnePlus 6T launch event in NYC moved up by a day to avoid overlap with Apple's October 30 event; OnePlus event is a ticketed event for fans as well as press
7 hours ago
How Political Campaigns Are Messing With Your Mind
How political data firms continue to vacuum up psychological and personal data on people in order to sway voters, even after the Cambridge Analytica scandal
7 hours ago
Did I Make a Mistake Selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo?
Joshua Schachter on inventing tags for bookmarks, selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo in 2005, and Yahoo's mismanagement of the service before its 2017 shutdown
7 hours ago
Should we break up the tech giants? Not if you ask the economists who take money from them
Many of the economists who testified at FTC hearings this week and dismissed or criticized the idea of tech monopolies received money from big tech in the past
7 hours ago
AWS FreeRTOS Bugs Allow Compromise of IoT Devices
Researcher discovers and helps patch 13 vulnerabilities in open source IoT OS FreeRTOS and Amazon's AWS secure connectivity modules using the OS
7 hours ago
The Intel 9th Gen Review: Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K Tested
Review of Intel 9th Gen CPUs: best gaming CPUs if money is no object, but for tasks where GPU is the bottleneck, older Intel or AMD chips are a wiser choice
7 hours ago
Inside Facebook’s Stormy Debate Over 'Political Diversity'
Interview with Brian Amerige, the former Facebook employee whose memo accusing the company of being a political monoculture led to fierce internal debate
7 hours ago
Microsoft is now tying Satya Nadella's pay to LinkedIn's performance
SEC filing: Microsoft now includes LinkedIn performance metrics, like the number of active users, in calculating stock awards to four top execs, including CEO
7 hours ago
EA and Activision double down on games-as-a-service
DFC Intelligence report: by focusing on games-as-a-service, EA grew to $33 billion in market value from $4 billion in 2012, while Activision Blizzard grew to $60 billion from $10 billion
8 hours ago
Want to understand the future of Android in Europe? Look at China
After EU antitrust ruling, Android's future in Europe looks like its present in China, with fragmented alternatives and numerous hubs for apps and services
8 hours ago
Dorsey tweetstorm bashes Prop C, SF measure to help homeless
SF's Proposition C to fight homelessness may tax SF-based payment processors on gross receipts, hurting companies like Square and Stripe
14 hours ago
Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling For Bloomberg To Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story
Tim Cook calls for a retraction of Bloomberg's China chip hacking story: “There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do the right thing”
3 days ago
Preventing data loss in a perilous digital age
Teramind's Issac Kohen provides insight on the current data loss prevention crisis and how businesses can secure their data while protecting their brand.
3 days ago
Google app suite costs as much as $40 per phone under new EU Android deal
Documents show Android manufacturers in EU may have to pay Google $2.50-$40/device as a fee, depending on country and pixel density, following antitrust ruling
3 days ago
PayPal jumps after reporting a beat on top and bottom lines, Venmo growth
PayPal reports Q3 revenues of $3.68B, up 14% YoY, vs. $3.66B est., net income of $436M, up from $380M YoY
4 days ago
Google Play gets better support for larger Android app bundles, subscription improvements, and in-app updates
Google Play gets better support for larger app bundles, subscription improvements, in-app updates, an expanded Google Play Instant, more
4 days ago
Atlassian launches the new Jira Software Cloud
Atlassian makes its redesigned Jira Software tool, which includes new APIs and more, available to all Jira users, after previewing it earlier this year
4 days ago
The Galaxy Book 2 is Samsung’s answer to the Surface Pro
Samsung debuts $1,000+ Galaxy Book 2, a Windows 2-in-1 to compete with Surface, with 12-inch OLED display, LTE, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 850, on sale from November 2
4 days ago
Samsung Starts Mass Production of Chips Using Its 7nm EUV Process Tech
Samsung says it has started mass production of 7nm chips using an EUVL process that it claims enables 50% power and 20% performance improvements over 10nm chips
4 days ago
Exclusive: dramatic slowdown in global growth of internet access
Tim Berners-Lee's Web Foundation finds a 12% slowdown in the global growth of internet access between 2007 and 2017, with African women the least connected
4 days ago
The new hotness for tech billionaires? Do-gooder investments they can write off on their taxes
How Silicon Valley's rich can defer or even avoid capital gains tax, via a provision that Sean Parker helped craft, by investing in low-income Opportunity Zones
4 days ago
Chartbreakers: How spammers are gaming the podcast
An in-depth analysis of how the Apple Podcasts top charts are being manipulated, and how that affects the podcast ecosystem, which relies on Apple's directory
4 days ago
How China rips off the iPhone and reinvents Android
A deep look at the emergent Chinese phone market, where the hardware is now on par or better than flagships popular in the West but the software lags behind
4 days ago
Google Pixel USB-C earbuds review: more than okay Google
Pixel USB-C earbuds review: sound great and are comfortable, compatible with most modern devices, and affordable at $30, but lack a good seal in the ear
5 days ago
eBay sues Amazon, alleging tech giant illegally poached sellers from its platform
Following a cease-and-desist letter sent in early October, eBay sues Amazon, accusing it of illegally poaching eBay sellers via eBay's internal messaging system
5 days ago
Twitter makes it easier to see enforcement taken on reported tweets
Twitter says it will show whether a tweet was deleted by the user who posted it or because Twitter took an action, starting in the coming weeks
5 days ago
Inside the race to hack-proof the Democratic Party
A look at how the Democratic National Committee has beefed up cybersecurity since 2016, hiring staff from Silicon Valley, warning about phishing, and more
5 days ago
In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook
How a loophole in Facebook's political ad review system, letting verified buyers put anything in the “paid for by” field, has been weaponized in a Virginia race
5 days ago
Android Creator’s Startup Essential Products Cuts About 30% of Staff
Andy Rubin's Essential confirms layoffs; Bloomberg's sources say it's almost a third of its workforce, primarily from the startup's hardware and sales divisions
5 days ago
Twilio's Autopilot lets developers deploy bots across text, message, and AI assistants
Twilio debuts Autopilot, to help developers deploy bots across text, message, and voice assistants, and Pay, an API to securely process payments over the phone
5 days ago
Jack Dorsey on Twitter's Role in Free Speech and Filter Bubbles
Interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on free speech, filter bubbles, the chronological feed, and more
5 days ago
Helm is a personal, private email server that won’t share your data
Helm launches a privacy-focused personal server, costing $499 with a $99/year subscription, that lets users host emails, calendars, and contacts
5 days ago
Apple launches new privacy website
Apple rolls out an updated privacy website, first trialed in the EU in May, that lets customers search the information Apple has on them
5 days ago
Twitter Posts Millions of Tweets Linked to Russia, Iran
Twitter has published data sets of millions of tweets, images, videos, and thousands of accounts linked to Russia and Iran meddling for analysis by researchers
5 days ago
Google Chromecast (2018) review
Google Chromecast 2018 review: still $35, improved design, slightly faster performance, can stream 1080p at 60 fps but not 4K capable, not worth the upgrade
5 days ago
How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations
Profile of GEDmatch, a genealogy website that has helped crack more than a dozen cold cases after it was used to uncover the identity of the Golden State Killer
5 days ago
The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust
Interview with Vitalik Buterin, Vlad Zamfir, Joseph Lubin, and others in the Ethereum community looking at the birth, current state, and future of blockchain
5 days ago
Anonymous employee calls on Amazon Web Services to stop selling face-recognition technology to police departments
Anonymous Amazon employee says 450+ employees signed letter to Bezos and other execs asking them to stop selling Rekognition to police and kick Palantir off AWS
5 days ago
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla come together to end TLS 1.0
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have announced a unified plan to deprecate the use of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in their web browsers in early 2020
5 days ago
CIA, NSA and the Pentagon still aren’t using a basic email security feature
Research: CIA, NSA, DOD among federal agencies that have yet to implement DMARC email security on all their domains, despite a DHS directive to do so by Tuesday
6 days ago
Chrome 70 arrives with option to disable linked sign-ins, PWAs on Windows, and AV1 decoder
Google launches Chrome 70 with option to disable linked sign-ins, which are enabled by default, support for PWAs on Windows and an AV1 decoder, and more
6 days ago
Huawei’s Watch GT is a fitness tracker disguised as a watch
Hands-on with Huawei's fitness-focused Watch GT, which has two versions for €199 or €249, a 1.39" OLED display, GPS, and runs a proprietary OS called LiteOS
6 days ago
App Store Bundles Gain Support for Mac Apps and Free Apps With Subscriptions
Apple says devs can now sell 10 apps in a bundle, create app bundles for Mac apps, and make bundles that include free apps with auto-renewable subscriptions
6 days ago
Delivery startup Postmates expands into 134 new cities in the U.S.
On-demand delivery startup Postmates expands to 134 more US cities, bringing the tally of US cities it operates in to 550, covering about one in two US homes
6 days ago
IBM earnings Q3 2018
IBM reports Q3 revenue of $18.76B, down 2% YoY, vs $19.10B est., Cognitive Solutions revenues of $4.1B, down 6% YoY; stock down 4%+ after hours
6 days ago
Netflix Q3 2018 earnings and revenue
Netflix Q3: streaming revenue of $3.91B, up 36% YoY, and global membership surpassing 130M paid and 137M total; stock up 13%+ after hours
6 days ago
It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads
After saying last week no data collected through Portal would be used to target users with ads, Facebook now says the data can be used to target ads
6 days ago
New York Attorney General Expands Inquiry Into Net Neutrality Comments
New York Times source: interim NY AG Barbara Underwood subpoenas 14 trade groups, businesses, and advocacy organizations over its investigation into fake net neutrality comments on FCC website
6 days ago
Facebook hack affected 3 million in Europe, first big test for GDPR
Irish Data Protection Commission says about 3M Europeans were affected by Facebook's security breach, announced in Sept., where personal info was accessed
6 days ago
Facebook’s former security chief warns of tech’s ‘negative impacts’ — and has a plan to help solve them
Facebook's ex-CSO Alex Stamos to announce the Stanford Internet Observatory, an institute to help companies work together on solving tech's “negative impacts”
6 days ago
With Neoverse, Arm aims to expand chip reach from edge devices to data centers
Arm unveils its roadmap for internet infrastructure hardware, branding the IP portfolio Neoverse, the first products of which are slated to ship next year
6 days ago
Google will start charging Android device makers a fee for using its apps in Europe
In EU, Google to start charging OEMs for Play Store and Google apps, offer separate licenses for Search and Chrome, let OEMs make devices with forked Android
6 days ago
GitHub launches Actions to execute code in containers and security alerts for Java and .NET projects
GitHub debuts Actions for devs to automate workflows and build, share, and execute code inside containers, security alerts for Java and .NET projects, and more
6 days ago
99.7% Of Original Comments Opposed FCC Repeal Of Net Neutrality
Stanford study: of the 800,000+ unique comments submitted to the FCC concerning repeal of net neutrality, 99.7% of them opposed what the FCC did
6 days ago
Amazon U.S. Prime Membership Growth Slows, Researcher CIRP Says
CIRP: Amazon US Prime membership growth slows, up 8% over the past 12 months to 97 million, as members spent $1,400/year on average, versus $600 for non-Prime users
6 days ago
Discord's Store and Nitro game subscription launches worldwide
Gaming chat company Discord says its digital game store, which first launched in Canada back in August, is now launching globally in public beta with 22 titles
6 days ago
Facebook Plans Camera-Equipped TV Device on Cheddar
Cheddar source: Facebook is building a hybrid video chat/TV set-top box, internally called Ripley, which it plans to announce in Spring 2019
6 days ago
Huawei Mate 20 Pro hands-on: a camera and spec monster
Huawei unveils Mate 20 Pro with 6.4-inch OLED display, in-display fingerprint sensor, two-way wireless charging, three rear cameras, and 4,200mAh battery
6 days ago
The Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath
Amazon unveils waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with higher 300ppi resolution, starting at $129, available for preorder now, shipping November 7
6 days ago
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