Day: August 7, 2020

Government’s PACER Fees Are Too High, Federal Circuit Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg Law: The U.S. government charges too much for access to an electronic database of federal court records, the Federal Circuit ruled in a decision curbing a revenue stream the court system uses to help fund other programs. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed…

Cadillac Lyriq pricing to start under $75,000 – Roadshow

The ballpark MSRP for GM’s forthcoming electric SUV suggests it will be more of a Tesla Model X competitor than a Model Y rival. …read more Source:: CNet

Reddit Attack Defaces Dozens of Channels

The attack has defaced the channels with images and content supporting Donald Trump. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Hacking the PLC via Its Engineering Software

Researcher will demonstrate at DEF CON an emerging threat to industrial control networks. …read more Source:: DarkReading

A Private Equity Firm Bought Ancestry, and Its Trove of DNA, for $4.7B

The genealogy company Ancestry has been acquired by investment firm Blackstone for $4.7 billion, changing ownership of the company and its trove of user-submitted DNA from a set of investment firms to another private equity firm. From a report: The announcement was made in a press release published earlier this week by Blackstone, which shared…

Prince Harry calls for social media reform, compares misinformation to lead poisoning – CNET

In a new editorial, the Duke of Sussex calls on social media platforms, policy makers and advertisers to do more to combat online hate and misinformation. …read more Source:: CNet

Attackers Horn in on MFA Bypass Options for Account Takeovers

Legacy applications don’t support modern authentication — and cybercriminals know this. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Facebook launches Gaming app without games on iOS

Apple rules keep Zuck, Google, Microsoft gaming services out of the iOS software souk Facebook, Google, and Microsoft – suspected or convicted monopolists – are being thwarted from offering their respective game services by another tech giant facing scrutiny for anti-competitive behavior: Apple.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

400+ Qualcomm Chip Vulnerabilities Threaten Millions of Android Phones

Security researchers found hundreds of pieces of vulnerable code in the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips powering Android phones. …read more Source:: DarkReading

At Talkspace, Startup Culture Collides With Mental Health Concerns

The therapy-by-text company Talkspace — which has raised more than $100 million from investors — made burner phones available for fake reviews and doesn’t adequately respect client privacy, former employees say. From a report: The app launched in 2014 to positive press but lukewarm customer reviews, with ratings of about three stars out of five…