Day: July 18, 2019

The pro-privacy Browser Act has re-appeared in US Congress. But why does everyone except right-wing trolls hate it?

Martha Blackburn’s bill is everything wrong with 2019 in 13 pages Comment A bi-partisan law bill that promises to give internet users far greater control over their privacy made another appearance in US Congress on Thursday.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Cats movie: Trailer reveals Taylor Swift in her element and first look at ‘digital fur’ – CNET

The first trailer for the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical is here. …read more Source:: CNet

BitPaymer Ransomware Operators Wage Custom, Targeted Attacks

A new framework is allowing the threat group to compile variants of the malware for each victim, Morphisec says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Amazon’s Most Ambitious Research Project Is a Convenience Store

Amazon has set up 14 Amazon Go stores in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. They do not have any cash registers so once customers have scanned a screen from a special app on their phone at the entrance, they just grab their items and walk out the door, while Amazon magically charges their…

It’s never good when ‘Magecart’ and ‘bulletproof’ appear in the same sentence, but here we are

Ukrainian civil war a bonanza for dodgy malware hosting firms A growing crop of so-called bulletproof hosting companies are using the ongoing civil war in Ukraine to host Magecart malware without fear of the police coming knocking.… …read more Source:: Register

Fortnite YouTube Drops give free loot to players linking their YouTube accounts – CNET

Watch 20 minutes of the Fortnite World Cup or Game Jam Hollywood to get some cosmetics. …read more Source:: CNet

At SDCC, Pennyworth serves up secret societies and a smidge of torture – CNET

Pennyworth tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s butler as a young man. At Comic-Con, Alfred’s world is posh, but dangerous. …read more Source:: CNet

Apparent Arson Attack Devastates Kyoto Animation Anime Studio With Dozens Confirmed Dead

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Several people have been killed after an apparent arson attack gutted a building at Kyoto Animation, one of Japan’s most renowned anime studios. NHK reports that 33 people are confirmed dead and many more have been injured. An explosion was heard around the studio at around…

Saying no to FaceApp is common sense. Why are we saying yes? – CNET

Commentary: Our inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. Does anyone care? …read more Source:: CNet

npm uninstall co-founder –global: Laurie Voss rides off into the sunset waving goodbye

Co-founder and chief data officer at NPM Inc, moves on Laurie Voss, the co-founder and chief data officer of widely used JavaScript package registry NPM Inc, today announced in a blog post that he left the company on July 1.… …read more Source:: TheRegister