Day: April 24, 2020

Apple and Google Pledge To Shut Down Coronavirus Tracker When Pandemic Ends

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: On Friday, Apple and Google revised their ambitious automatic contact-tracing proposal, just two weeks after the system was first announced. An Apple representative said the changes were the result of feedback both companies had received about the specifications and how they might be improved. The companies…

The Apple Watch Series 5 is $100 off at Amazon right now – CNET

Get the 40mm Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS and cellular) in silver for $399. …read more Source:: CNet

WHO Confirms Email Credentials Leak

Washington Post had identified the group as one among several whose passwords and emails were dumped online and abused. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Best Mother’s Day 2020 gifts for foodie moms – CNET

Forget flowers. These are the things your mom really wants. …read more Source:: CNet

Spyware maker NSO can’t claim immunity, Facebook lawyers insist – it’s time to face the music

Software developers aren’t nation states, antisocial giant points out Attorneys for Facebook and its WhatsApp subsidiary have challenged a plea from spyware maker NSO Group to dismiss the high-level hacking case the two are fighting out, arguing it has immunity from prosecution.… …read more Source:: Register

AT&T’s Randall Stephenson To Retire As CEO

AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said he will retire at the end of June (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), handing leadership of one of the world’s largest media and telecommunications companies to longtime deputy John Stankey. The Wall Street Journal reports: Mr. Stephenson, who turned 60 this week, has spent most of his 13 years…

Disney is streaming fireworks tonight from the Magic Kingdom – CNET

Walt Disney World’s Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular is streaming Friday night. …read more Source:: CNet

SAS@home Virtual Summit Showcases New Threat Intel, Industry Changes

The free online conference, scheduled for April 28-30, will feature top security researchers from across the industry. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Get a Wi-Fi smart switch 4-pack for just $32 – CNET

Gosund’s single-pole switches are Alexa- and Google Assistant-compatible and can be remotely controlled by app. …read more Source:: CNet

Latest Apple Text-Bomb Crashes iPhones via Message Notifications

Sindhi-language characters can crash iPhones and other iOS/macOS devices if a victim views texts, Twitter posts or messages within various apps containing them. …read more Source:: Threatpost