Day: January 4, 2019

Harry Potter fans grossed out by Hogwarts potty history – CNET

More like a Chamber Pot of Secrets. …read more Source:: CNet

Trump says Apple will be ‘fine,’ should still move iPhone production to US – CNET

The president isn’t concerned about Apple’s sales warning earlier this week. …read more Source:: CNet

Black Panther editor explains why Marvel reshoots are a good thing – CNET

With Black Panther up for three Golden Globes, editor Debbie Berman explains how additional photography helps hone a movie’s story right to the last minute. …read more Source:: CNet

Ethereum Plans To Cut Its Absurd Energy Consumption By 99 Percent

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: Ethereum mining consumes a quarter to half of what Bitcoin mining does, but that still means that for most of 2018 it was using roughly as much electricity as Iceland. Indeed, the typical Ethereum transaction gobbles more power than an average U.S. household uses in a…

Stormy times ahead for IBM-owned Weather Channel app: LA sues over location data slurp

‘Privacy in the digital age is one of the most fundamental issues’ says city attorney The Weather Channel app duped users into providing location data that the company then sold for advertising and other commercial purposes, according to a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.… …read more Source:: Register

Underclocking the ESP8266 Leads To WiFi Weirdness

Sometimes the best hacks come from the most basic of questions. In this case, [CNLohr] was wondering what would happen if he started to reduce the clock speed of the ESP8266’s Baseband PLL (BBPLL) while still trying to communicate with it. You know, as one does. The results ended up being fairly surprising, and while…

Data on Hundreds of German Politicians Published Online in Massive Compromise

Authorities are investigating if breach resulted from a leak or a cyberattack. …read more Source:: DarkReading

The Weather Channel App Sued Over Claims it Sold Location Data; The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office Claims App Has Repeatedly Violated Privacy of Consumers

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office issued a cloudy forecast with the possibility of civil penalties for the popular Weather Channel app on Friday, claiming it repeatedly violated the privacy of consumers. From a report: In a civil lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, city prosecutors allege that The Weather Channel app led users…

Tired tech workers lose 27 hours of sleep per month

Our work is affecting our sleep habits — and workers in healthcare and tech lose the most sleep each month, according to a new survey. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Weather Channel App in a Deluge of Legal Trouble for Data Misuse

The lawsuit alleges that the Weather Channel app misled users about why it was collecting their (extremely precise) geolocation data. …read more Source:: Threatpost