Day: December 17, 2018

Facebook expects to test privacy tool to ‘clear history’ in spring 2019 – CNET

The social network faced challenges while building the tool. …read more Source:: CNet

Former Edge Browser Intern Alleges Google Sabotaged Microsoft’s Browser

Joshua Bakita, a former software engineering intern on the Edge team at Microsoft, says one of the reasons why Microsoft had to ditch EdgeHTML rendering engine in Edge browser and switch to Chromium was to keep up with the changes (some of which were notorious) that Google pushed to its sites. These changes were designed…

Twitter Draws Data Privacy Concerns with Two New Bugs

The two flaws shed light on heightened concern around user data privacy when it comes to data. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Arduino One Pixel Camera Sees All (Eventually)

Taking pictures in the 21st century is incredibly easy. So easy in fact that most people don’t even own a dedicated camera; from smartphones to door bells there are cameras built into nearly electronic device we own. So in this era of ubiquitous photography, you might think that a very slow and extremely low resolution…

Twitter Warns of Suspicious Traffic Coming From China and Russia

Suspicious traffic to a Twitter user forum appears to be part of a government-backed activity coming from China and Russia, a Twitter spokesman told Reuters Monday. The company said it is yet to determine the reason for the activity, but is choosing to notify users out of an abundance of caution. Additionally: Twitter bug leaks…

Google Assistant will tell you if your flight may be delayed – CNET

Just ask, “Hey Google, is my flight on time?” …read more Source:: CNet

Ding dong merrily on high. In Berkeley, the bots are singeing: Self-driving college cooler droid goes up in flames

Kiwibot snack shuttle snuffed by thermal runaway A Kiwibot delivery robot unexpectedly self-immolated last week at the University of California, Berkeley, due a defective battery, the company said over the weekend, attributing the incident to human error.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The best Instant Pot deals right now – CNET

If you haven’t yet bought into the pressure-cooker hype, now’s your chance to get in with some aggressive holiday pricing. …read more Source:: CNet

Tumblr porn ban flags puppy and Pokemon photos by mistake – CNET

As users join the #TumblrProtest, the site’s ban on “female-presenting nipples” comes in for special criticism. …read more Source:: CNet

Google’s China search project gets stung by confrontation over data – CNET

The dispute has ‘effectively ended’ the Dragonfly project, according to a report by The Intercept. …read more Source:: CNet