Day: January 17, 2019

Netflix raised prices because you all are signing up like crazy – CNET

Netflix’s price hikes were the first leg of a victory lap. Now 80 million households have watched Bird Box, too. …read more Source:: CNet

Oh good, the 2020 GMC Sierra HD probably isn’t ugly – Roadshow

There’s a bit of a problem with that lately. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Just Spent $40 Million For Fossil’s Secret Smartwatch Tech

Google and watchmaker Fossil Group today announced an agreement for the search giant to acquire some of Fossil’s smartwatch technology and members of the research and development division responsible for creating it. From a report: The deal is worth roughly $40 million, and under the current terms Fossil will transfer a “portion” of its R&D…

Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts for Disinformation

Facebook says the accounts and pages were part of two unrelated disinformation operations aimed at targets outside the US. …read more Source:: DarkReading

It’s baaack – Microsoft starts pushing out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Set to update automatically? Say hello to my little friend… Select Windows 10 devices are now automatically downloading Microsoft’s troubled 1809 update, according to the support page for the operating system.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Win Back Some Privacy With A Cone Of Silence For Your Smart Speaker

To quote the greatest philosopher of the 20th century: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Take personal assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home. When first predicted by sci-fi writers, the idea of instant access to the sum total of human knowledge with a few utterances seemed like a no-brainer; who wouldn’t…

Saturn Put A Ring On It Relatively Recently, Study Says

Saturn is famous for its lovely rings, but a new study suggests the planet has spent most of its 4.5 billion years without them. From a report: That’s because the rings are likely only 10 million to 100 million years old, according to a newly published report in the journal Science that’s based on findings…

New Attacks Target Recent PHP Framework Vulnerability

Multiple threat actors are using relatively simple techniques to take advantage of the vulnerability, launching cryptominers, skimmers, and other malware payloads. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple CEO Demands Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the government to double down on data privacy regulation in 2019. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Oxford University reportedly turns off its Huawei money tap

No more Chinese tech vendor grants for at least three to six months, compsci students told Oxford University is reportedly suspending all research grants and donations from Chinese tech giant Huawei, according to a Chinese newspaper.… …read more Source:: TheRegister