Day: June 24, 2020

Yo, Internet Society. Still waiting for word on the .org non-sale to private equity – or is another deal on the cards?

Non-profits call for independent probe into disastrous effort to sell TLD registry The non-profit organizations that fought to halt the sale of the .org registry to a newly created private equity firm are demanding an independent review into the fiasco, which pitted charities against domain registrars over the billion-dollar aborted deal.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Huawei is backed by Chinese military, Trump administration reportedly finds – CNET

Defense also designated China Mobile and China Telecom as being backed by the People’s Liberation Army, a report says. …read more Source:: CNet

Wizards of the Coast Is Addressing Racist Stereotypes In Dungeons & Dragons

AmiMoJo shares a report from Polygon: Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast has acknowledged the existence of racist stereotypes in its sourcebooks, and pledged to make changes to ameliorate the issue. In a blog post published on June 17 titled “Diversity and Dungeons & Dragons,” Wizards of the Coast said that depicting a…

Emerging Ransomware Targets Photos, Videos on Android Devices

The CryCryptor malware strain is a brand-new family of threats, leveraging COVID-19 to spread. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Self-Propagating Lucifer Malware Targets Windows Systems

A new devilish malware is targeting Windows systems with cryptojacking and DDoS capabilities. …read more Source:: Threatpost

For Microsoft, Teams has become the room where it happens

The Slack competitor has morphed into a nexus for swath of the company’s technologies. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Lenovo bets that workplace reopenings will spur IoT boon

The PC company’s new division uses its army of technicians to service tech from a stable of partners. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Google Says It Will Keep Less Browser History and Location Data By Default

Google said Wednesday it was changing the defaults on its services in an effort to store less browser history and location data on its servers. NBC News reports: Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post that the first time a person turns on location history, the default option would be for the data…

This excellent gaming headset sounds like headphones 3 times the price at just $45 – CNET

The Plantronics Rig 400Hx for Xbox One and PC is 37% off. …read more Source:: CNet

Jessi Combs posthumously earns women’s land speed Guinness World Records entry – Roadshow

Following her fatal crash last year, Combs’ “fastest woman on four wheels” reputation gets official recognition. …read more Source:: CNet