Day: September 7, 2019

HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Lenovo Yoga C930: Which is the best laptop and tablet in one – CNET

These are two of the best small premium convertible laptops you can buy at the moment. Here’s how they match up. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Expands Bug Bounty Programme To All Apps With Over 100M Installs

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes VentureBeat: Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010, today increased the scope of its Google Play Security Reward Program (GPSRP). Security researchers will now be rewarded for finding bugs across all apps in Google Play with 100 million or…

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito resigns amid Jeffrey Epstein scandal – CNET

The move follows a New Yorker report that the lab had a deeper funding relationship with the convicted sex offender than previously acknowledged and that it worked to disguise contacts with Epstein. …read more Source:: CNet

Millions of Exim servers vulnerable to root-granting exploit

The internet’s most popular email server impacted by second major bug this summer. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Hong Kong Protesters Using Mesh Messaging App China Can’t Block: Usage Up 3685%

An anonymous reader quotes Forbes: How do you communicate when the government censors the internet? With a peer-to-peer mesh broadcasting network that doesn’t use the internet. That’s exactly what Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are doing now, thanks to San Francisco startup Bridgefy’s Bluetooth-based messaging app. The protesters can communicate with each other — and the…

The best meal kit delivery services of 2019 – CNET

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. …read more Source:: CNet

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 – CNET

The 2020 iPhone sounds amazing. But what exactly are we going to see this year? …read more Source:: CNet

South Africa, UK Acknowledge Mass Surveillance By Tapping Undersea Internet Cables

The South African government has been conducting mass surveillance on all communications in the country, reports Reclaim the Net:, citing a report from Privacy International as well as recently-revealed affidavits and other documents from former State Security Agency (SSA) director-general Arthur Fraser: Interestingly, the mass surveillance has been happening since 2008… The surveillance was supposedly…

The Byton M-Byte is almost ready for its debut – Roadshow

We get a quick spin in a Byton M-Byte prototype. …read more Source:: CNet

COBOL Turns 60. Why It Will Outlive Us All

ZDNet remembers when the only programming languages “were machine and assembler,” until Burroughs Corporation programmer Mary Hawes proposed a vendor-neutral language with an English-like vocabulary. (Grace Hopper suggested they approach the Department of Defense, leading to a summit of 41 computer users and manufacturers at the Pentagon in 1959.) But ZDNet argues that 60 years…