Day: October 9, 2020

Sixty Coinbase Employees Take Buyout Offer Over ‘No Politics’ Rule

Sixty Coinbase employees have accepted a buyout offer after CEO Brian Armstrong announced a controversial new policy curbing political activism inside the company. Armstrong disclosed the figure in a Thursday email to employees. Ars Technica reports: Armstrong announced the new policy last week after a summer when many technology companies faced pressure from their employees…

PC market saw highest growth in 10 years, analyst says – CNET

Shipments grew 13% in Q3 2020, according to Canalys. …read more Source:: CNet

Computers Aboard Airliners Vulnerable to Hacking, Watchdog Says

Airliners carry a variety of computer systems that could become vulnerable to hackers and U.S. regulators haven’t imposed adequate counter measures, a government watchdog report concluded. From a report: The Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t prioritized cyber risks, developed a cybersecurity training program or conducted testing of potentially vulnerable systems, the Government Accountability Office said in…

Google contractor HCL America accused of retaliating against unionized techies by shifting US jobs to Poland

Pittsburgh workforce erosion, punitive policies cited in labor complaint The US National Labor Relations Board has bundled a series of complaints alleging labor law violations against IT services firm HCL America (HCL Technologies), which supplies contract workers like data analysts to a Google office in Pittsburgh, into a case to be heard in February.… …read…

Google and Apple’s Contact-Tracing API Doesn’t Work on Public Transport, Study Finds

Covid-19 contact-tracing apps that rely on an API developed by Apple and Google and bluetooth technology cannot accurately measure the distance between users on public transport, a recently released study from Trinity College Dublin has found. From a report: The researchers of the study first tested the API on a group of volunteers who switched…

iPhone 12 price and release date detail may have just been revealed in a major leak – CNET

We’re just five days away from Apple’s big unveiling. …read more Source:: CNet

Latest Version of MalLocker Android Ransomware Packs New Tricks

Like most such mobile malware, the new one doesn’t encrypt data but attempts to make an infected system impossible to use, Microsoft says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple Pays Bug Bounty to Enterprise Network Researchers

So far, the company has doled out $288,000 to five researchers who, in three months, found 55 vulnerabilities in its corporate infrastructure. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Robinhood Users Say Accounts Were Looted, No One to Call

An anonymous reader shares a report: It took Soraya Bagheri a day to learn that 450 shares of Moderna had been liquidated in her Robinhood account and that $10,000 in withdrawals were pending. But after alerting the online brokerage to what she believed was a theft in progress, she received a frustrating email. The firm…

AirTags: Could Apple’s Tile competitor arrive next week, next month or in 2021? – CNET

When will we finally get AirTags? Here’s every rumor we’ve heard about the rumored tracking devices that could help you find your phone, keys and other important stuff. …read more Source:: CNet