Day: September 18, 2020

Save 20% on Blinks, the tabletop game of the future – CNET

Play solo or against other people with these light-up, magnetic, interactive tiles that plays a slew of different games. …read more Source:: CNet

TikTok faces ban from app stores: Here are 5 alternatives – CNET

The video app will keep working until Nov. 12, but it’s time to start looking for a replacement. …read more Source:: CNet

Lord of the Rings Special Effects Company ‘Weta Digital’ Launches Inquiry Into Toxic Workplace Claims

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Guardian: Weta Digital, the special effects company behind the orcs, dragons and battle scenes of the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy, has launched an independent investigation into allegations of a toxic work culture including sexism, bullying and pornography being shared on its intranet. The investigation was ordered by…

Lawsuit accuses Instagram of peeping with iPhone camera – CNET

Facebook said earlier that the underlying issue was a bug and that the app didn’t actually use the camera. …read more Source:: CNet

The TikTok Ban: Security Experts Weigh in on the App’s Risks

With no hard evidence of abuse, are bans warranted? The real security concerns will likely come after the ban goes into effect, researchers said in our exclusive roundtable. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Stubborn WooCommerce Plugin Bugs Get Third Patch

Users of the Discount Rules for WooCommerce WordPress plugin are urged to apply a third and (hopefully) final patch. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Let’s go space truckin’: 1970s probe Voyager 1 is now 14 billion miles from home

NASA’s long-lived spacecraft reaches another milestone NASA’s extraordinarily long-lived Voyager 1 probe this week passed 14 billion miles from Earth.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Bacterial Outbreak Infects Thousands After Factory Leak In China

schwit1 shares a report from CNN: Several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease, authorities said on Tuesday, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year. The Health Commission of Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, confirmed that 3,245 people had contracted the disease…

NFL streaming: Best ways to watch the 2020 football season live without cable – CNET

The NFL football season is here, and cord-cutters have more ways than ever to catch the action live. Here are our favorites. …read more Source:: CNet

CEO of Cyber Fraud Startup NS8 Arrested By FBI, Facing Fraud Charges

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: The CEO of a startup that sold fraud prevention software is facing fraud charges after he was arrested Thursday by the FBI in Las Vegas. Adam Rogas, who abruptly resigned from NS8 earlier this month, is accused of misleading investors who poured in $123 million to his…