Day: January 18, 2019

DNAaahahaha: Identical twins’ 23andMe, Ancestry genetic tests vary wildly, shocking absolutely no one

Identical sisters with same genetic makeup get completely different results from test kits Mail-order genetic testing kits, which are all the rage right now, have been put through their paces by identical twins, and the results are baffling.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

VC Investments in Cybersecurity Hit Record Highs in 2018

But rate of funding appears unsustainable, according to Strategic Cyber Ventures. …read more Source:: DarkReading

WiFi firmware bug affects laptops, smartphones, routers, gaming devices

List of impacted devices includes PS4, Xbox One, Samsung Chromebooks, and Microsoft Surface devices. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Cassette Album Sales in the US Grew By 23% in 2018

An anonymous reader shares a report: Thanks to such acts as Britney Spears, Twenty One Pilots and Guns N’ Roses, along with soundtracks from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise — which boasts the year’s top two sellers — and Netflix’s Stranger Things series, cassette tape album sales in the U.S. grew by 23 percent…

Google Play Removes Malicious Malware-Ridden Apps

Two apps on Google Play were infecting devices with the Anubis mobile banking trojan. …read more Source:: Threatpost

An Arduino Carbon Fiber Wrapping Machine

Many of the projects we feature on Hackaday are motivated by pure greed. Not on the part of the hacker, mind you; but rather the company that’s charging such an outrageous price for a mass produced item that somebody decides they can do the same thing cheaper as a one-off project. Which is precisely how…

Europe’s Controversial ‘Link Tax’ in Doubt After Member States Rebel

Copyright activists just scored a major victory in the ongoing fight over the European Union’s new copyright rules. An upcoming summit to advance the EU’s copyright directive has been canceled, as member states objected to the incoming rules as too restrictive to online creators. From a report: The EU’s forthcoming copyright rules had drawn attention…

Facebook could face record fine from US regulators, report says – CNET

The fine hasn’t been finalized but is expected to be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the Federal Trade Commission imposed on Google in 2012, according to The Washington Post. …read more Source:: CNet

Ikea and Sonos to launch Symfonisk speakers in August, says report – CNET

The Swedish furniture company showcased prototype Symfonisk speakers last year. …read more Source:: CNet

US midterms barely over when Russians came knocking on our servers (again), Democrats claim

Лучшая защита – нападение? Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) just after the US midterm elections last year, according to a new court filing.… …read more Source:: TheRegister