Day: October 23, 2020

Uber and Lyft Need To Make Drivers Employees, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court ruled Thursday evening that an injunction issued against Uber and Lyft over the status of their drivers was an appropriate measure. CNET reports: The injunction was issued in August by Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court, who ruled that the ride-hailing companies must start classifying their drivers as employees…

U.S. Levies Sanctions Against Russian Research Institution Linked to Triton Malware

The latest in a flurry of actions this week, tied to foreign threats against U.S. computer systems, includes sanctions by the Department of the Treasury. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Save up to $30 filling in your Wi-Fi dead zones during this Rock Space router sale – CNET

Choose a 3-piece whole-home mesh router or one of two Wi-Fi range extenders. …read more Source:: CNet

Patreon will remove accounts from ‘QAnon-dedicated creators’ – CNET

The company updated its policies to address the promotion of QAnon-related disinformation. …read more Source:: CNet

US Treasury Sanctions Russian Institution Linked to Triton Malware

Triton, also known as TRISIS and HatMan, was developed to target and manipulate industrial control systems, the US Treasury reports. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee

Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques. …read more Source:: DarkReading

NFL 2020: How to watch Steelers vs. Titans, Bucs vs. Raiders, RedZone and the rest of Week 7 without cable – CNET

You don’t need cable to watch all Week 7 action. …read more Source:: CNet

Xbox Game Pass: 14 awesome Xbox One and PC games to play right now – CNET

Including classics, memorable newer games and indie gems. …read more Source:: CNet

T-Mobile Screwups Caused Nationwide Outage But FCC Isn’t Punishing Carrier

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission has finished investigating T-Mobile for a network outage that Chairman Ajit Pai called “unacceptable.” But instead of punishing the mobile carrier, the FCC is merely issuing a public notice to “remind” phone companies of “industry-accepted best practices” that could have prevented the…

Microsoft Bashes Slack Complaint in European Antitrust Filing

Microsoft has privately told European competition authorities that Slack’s antitrust complaint against the tech giant was motivated essentially by sour grapes [Editor’s note: the link is paywalled; an alternative source was not available.]. From a report: In a recent confidential filing, Microsoft told the European Commission, which oversees competition regulation, that Slack brought its complaint…