Day: February 26, 2019

Samsung, Huawei settle two-year-old patent dispute – CNET

The companies have asked a court to pause proceedings. …read more Source:: CNet

VW spins off Jetta into separate brand for young up-and-comers in China – Roadshow

It’ll start by selling one sedan and two SUVs. …read more Source:: CNet

Social Media Platforms Double as Major Malware Distribution Centers

Because many organizations tend to overlook or underestimate the threat, social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, are a huge blind spot in enterprise defenses. …read more Source:: DarkReading

FTC creates new task force to investigate tech sector – CNET

Past mergers will be reviewed, and potentially undone. …read more Source:: CNet

USB-IF Confusingly Merges USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Under New USB 3.2 Branding

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), this week announced a rebranding of the USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 specifications, under the USB 3.2 specification. USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 will now be considered previous generations of the USB 3.2 specification. From a report: Going forward, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (transfer speeds up to 5Gb/s), which used…

The FAA Mandates External Registration Markings For Drones

Drone fliers in the USA must soon display their registration markings on the exterior of their craft, rather than as was previously acceptable, in accessible interior compartments. This important but relatively minor regulation change has been announced by the FAA in response to concerns that malicious operators could booby-trap a craft to catch investigators as…

Former Hacking Team Members Are Now Spying on the Blockchain for Coinbase

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last week, cryptocurrency industry giant Coinbase sparked outrage when it announced that it had purchased a small startup called Neutrino. Normally, such an acquisition wouldn’t make many waves, but Neutrino isn’t your average startup. The company was founded by three former employees of Hacking Team, a controversial Italian surveillance…

Turn an iPhone, Pixel or Galaxy phone 3D with this $30 screen protector – CNET

Meet the Google Cardboard of 3D: the Holoscreen. …read more Source:: CNet

DIY Botnet Detection: Techniques and Challenges

Botnets continue to spread to places never dreamed of a few years ago. But you can fight them off, and these tips can help. …read more Source:: DarkReading

LG shows off three new midrange phones at Mobile World Congress – CNET

All three feature AI CAM, a dedicated Google Assistant button and DTS:X 3D Surround Sound. …read more Source:: CNet