Day: February 26, 2020

China’s Chang’e probe discovers what’s lurking beneath moon’s far side – CNET

The first spacecraft to touch down on the far side of the moon takes a peek below the surface. …read more Source:: CNet

Zyxel storage, firewall, VPN, security boxes have a give-anyone-on-the-internet-root hole: Patch right now

It’s 2020 and pre-auth, superuser command injection is still a thing Zyxel’s network storage boxes, business VPN gateways, firewalls, and, er, security scanners can be remotely hijacked by any miscreant, due to a devastating security hole in the firmware.… …read more Source:: Register

Box hits first full year of non-GAAP profitability, beats Q4 expectations

Etsy and Nutanix also reported better-than-expected results for the last quarter …read more Source:: ZDNet

Hacker swipes customer list from controversial face-recog-for-Feds Clearview. Its reaction? ‘A part of life’

AI biz tells clients miscreant ‘gained unauthorized access’, tells us ‘servers were never accessed, flaw patched’ A hacker stole the customer list of Clearview, the controversial startup that scraped three billion photos from the public internet to train a population-scale facial-recognition system sold to police and government agents.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA45 is not messing around – Roadshow

With 382 horsepower onboard, the GLA45 remains small, yet mighty enough to surprise a stock, non-V8 muscle car at the drag strip. …read more Source:: CNet

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 was the must-have Android at the end of 2019, data shows – CNET

The Chinese smartphone finished 2019 on a high. …read more Source:: CNet

2020 Audi SQ7 commands attention and a lot of cash – Roadshow

You’re looking at a cost creeping toward $100,000 for a top-of-the-line model. …read more Source:: CNet

Court Says Removing a Police GPS Tracker From Your Car Isn’t Theft

Karl Bode, reporting for Vice: Back in 2012, the US Supreme Court declared it was illegal for law enforcement to attach a GPS tracker to a suspect’s car without first getting a warrant. But in 2018, cops in Indiana charged a suspected drug dealer with theft after he removed such a tracking device from his…

Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?

An anonymous reader shares a article: Anna Wiener, author of memoir “Uncanny Valley”, writes especially well — with both fluency and astonishment — about the verbal habits of her peers: “People used a sort of nonlanguage, which was neither beautiful nor especially efficient: a mash-up of business-speak with athletic and wartime metaphors, inflated with self-importance….

Go fast and be green with the Volkswagen Touareg R plug-in hybrid – Roadshow

Plug-in power doesn’t neuter this performance SUV. …read more Source:: CNet