Day: February 5, 2019

Apple pays $570m back taxes to France, waves exquisitely engineered flag made with bespoke Devon cream silk…

…with the finest quality seams Sir Jony Ive can demand Apple has agreed to pay France an estimated €500m ($570m, £440m) in back taxes following several years of protests – and a decision by the French government to pass a new tax aimed at US tech giants.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

No Sign of ‘Material’ Nation-State Actor Impact on 2018 US Midterms

That’s the conclusion of a classified postmortem report sent to the White House yesterday by Acting Attorney General and DHS Secretary. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Modernizing a Soviet-era LED Matrix

Used in everything from calculators to military hardware, the 3LS363A is an interesting piece of vintage hardware. With a resolution of 5 x 7 (plus a decimal point), the Soviet-made displays contain no electronics and are simply an array of 36 green LEDs. It’s not hard to drive one of them in a pinch, but…

Flickr Starts Culling Users’ Photos

Photo-sharing website Flickr is starting to delete users’ photos after changing its terms and conditions. The firm announced in November that it would no longer be allowing its members one terabyte of free storage. From a report: Under the new rules, there is a limit of 1,000 photographs for those who do not subscribe to…

Amazon Echo Dot out of stock until March – CNET

Both Amazon’s and Target’s online inventories are wiped out. Best Buy still has some stock. …read more Source:: CNet

DuckDuckGo Warns that Google Does Not Respect ‘Do Not Track’ Browser Setting

DuckDuckGo cautions internet users that companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, do not respect the “Do Not Track” setting on web browsers. From a report: According to DuckDuckGo’s research, over 77% of US adults are not aware of that fact. The “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting on browsers sends signals to web services to stop…

White and black Samsung Galaxy S10 revealed in alleged photo leaks – CNET

But that’s likely just the start. …read more Source:: CNet

Game of Thrones official sneakers aren’t bloody enough – CNET

It’s a missed opportunity for Game of Thrones immersion. …read more Source:: CNet

Et tu, Apple? iPhones will tout AT&T’s fake 5G E network (The 3:59, Ep. 515) – CNET

Plus, Google’s earnings and Samsung’s fridge dating. …read more Source:: CNet

Backdoored cryptocurrency software found serving AZORult malware

Windows client for Denarius cryptocurrency found compromised, but clues suggest the same hackers also backdoored many more other cryptocurrency software clients over the past few months. …read more Source:: ZDNet