Day: November 8, 2019

One man’s mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe’s Galileo satellites going dark

Also organizational chaos, secrecy and self-regulation Key details about the failure of Europe’s Galileo satellite system over the summer have started to emerge – and it’s not pretty.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Platinum APT Shines Up New Titanium Backdoor

The trojan was observed as the final payload in a sophisticated and complex malware installation code set. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Amazon Is Accused of Forcing Up Prices in Antitrust Complaint

In a letter sent to federal lawmakers, an online merchant has accused of forcing him and other sellers to use the company’s expensive logistics services, which in turn forces them to raise prices for consumers. From a report: The 62-page document, reviewed by Bloomberg, lays out an antitrust case that emphasizes harm to consumers…

Black Friday 2019 ads: Best Buy, Target, Sam’s Club, Walmart and more – CNET

We’ve got the scoop from every store, so hop in and find out what’s on sale and where. …read more Source:: CNet

Why Buy Toys When You Can Build Them Instead?

Like many creative individuals who suddenly find themselves parents, [Marta] wanted to make something special for his children to play with. Anybody can just purchase an off-the-shelf electronic toy, but if you’ve got the ability to design one on your own terms, why not do it? But even compared to the fairly high standards set…

Facebook’s plan to integrate Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram might be tougher than it looks – CNET

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton called Facebook’s efforts a “very tall order.” …read more Source:: CNet

Marvel has a countdown clock to the Disney Plus launch – CNET

Less than four days to go. …read more Source:: CNet

Lyft will help you sell your car and replace it with free rides – Roadshow

Through a partnership with Carvana, Lyft wants more drivers to ditch their vehicles. …read more Source:: CNet

Work-Life Balance: After Cryptographer’s Lawsuit, BAE Division Will Retrain HR

Longtime Slashdot reader mdecerbo writes: Back in 2015, defense giant BAE Systems fired cryptographer Don Davis on his first day of work, after learning he didn’t want to work more than 40 hours a week while caring for his dying wife. Davis filed a federal lawsuit, and the Boston Globe suggested that the company should…

Jeep offers a 2020 Wrangler Freedom Edition, will donate to USO for every one sold – Roadshow

It’s only available in red, white and blue to start and while those colors don’t run, the Jeep likely will. …read more Source:: CNet