Day: August 3, 2020

Renaming Tesla Autopilot? That’d be ‘idiotic,’ Elon Musk says – Roadshow

The Tesla CEO maintains calling the software something else would not stop people from misusing the technology. …read more Source:: CNet

FBI Warns on New E-Commerce Fraud

A wave of new, fraudulent websites has popped up to take advantage of the rise in online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. …read more Source:: DarkReading

T-Pain prefers the Mini Cooper to expensive supercars like the Bugatti Veyron – Roadshow

The Grammy-winning rapper went on the Hot Ones web series and talked about how annoying supercar ownership can be. …read more Source:: CNet

Gordon Murray T50 reveal: How to watch the McLaren F1 spiritual successor debut – Roadshow

This could be the purest supercar in recent times and we can’t wait to see it. …read more Source:: CNet

Days after Trump suggests pausing election over security, US House passes $500m for states to do just that

Chances of it getting enacted in time for the election – slim to almost nil The US House of Representatives has passed a spending bill which includes a $500m election security provision.… …read more Source:: Register

5 reasons why Microsoft is even entertaining a Tik Tok purchase

It’s hard to know what to make of this Microsoft acquiring Tik Tok talk, but here are some theories on why this wacky merger dance is happening now. …read more Source:: ZDNet

DOD, FBI, DHS Release Info on Malware Used in Chinese Government-Led Hacking Campaigns

The U.S. government today publicly exposed malware used in Chinese government hacking efforts for more than a decade. From a report: The Chinese government has been using malware, referred to as Taidoor, to target government agencies, entities in the private sector, and think tanks since 2008, according to a joint announcement from the Department of…

DHS Urges ‘Highest Priority’ Attention on Old Chinese Malware Threat

“Taidoor” is a remote access tool that has been used in numerous cyber espionage campaigns since at least 2008. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Pixel 4A review: A feature-rich budget smartphone for $349 – CNET

The Pixel 4A raises the bar for how good a budget phone’s camera can be. …read more Source:: CNet

Japan Acted Like the Virus Had Gone. Now It’s Spread Everywhere.

After initial success, Japan is facing a reality check on the coronavirus. From a report: The country garnered global attention after containing the first wave of Covid-19 with what it referred to as the “Japan Model” — limited testing and no lockdown, nor any legal means to force businesses to close. The country’s finance minister…