Day: November 20, 2020

GTA Online Is Getting A Big New Heist You Can Play Solo If You Want

Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest update ever will be released on December 15, adding a brand new island, new radio stations, a new armed submarine, and a huge heist that can be completed with friends or solo. From a report: Yesterday, Rockstar teased this new update, The Cayo Perico Heist, with…

Google, Facebook and Twitter Threaten To Leave Pakistan Over Censorship Law

Global internet companies Facebook, Google and Twitter and others have banded together and threatened to leave Pakistan after the South Asian nation granted blanket powers to local regulators to censor digital content. From a report: Earlier this week, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan granted the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority the power to remove and block digital…

Best smart scale for 2020: Withings, Fitbit, Garmin and Eufy, compared – CNET

The best smart scales can tell you about much more than just your weight. …read more Source:: CNet

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S restock will hit Walmart at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 25 – CNET

All the next-gen consoles will be back at Walmart on Thanksgiving Eve. Here’s what you need to know to set your alarm for an Xbox or PS5. …read more Source:: CNet

IBM Power9 processors beset by Cardiac Osprey data-leaking flaw as Spectre still haunts speculative chips

Fix available, but Big Blue’s chips get slower as a result IBM Power9 processors, intended for data centers and mainframes, are potentially vulnerable to abuse of their speculative execution capability. The security shortcoming could allow a local user to access privileged information.… …read more Source:: Register

Google Services Weaponized to Bypass Security in Phishing, BEC Campaigns

Attackers exploiting an array of Google Services, including Forms, Firebase, Docs and more to boost phishing and BEC campaigns. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Apple is Lobbying Against a Bill Aimed at Stopping Forced Labor in China

Apple lobbyists are trying to weaken a new law aimed at preventing forced labor in China, the Washington Post reported Friday, citing two congressional staffers familiar with the matter, highlighting the clash between its business imperatives and its official stance on human rights. From the report: The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would require U.S….

Uber has long plotted its national push over gig worker status – CNET

Using tactics from its Prop 22 campaign in California, Uber has emailed drivers about a federal plan to keep them classified as independent contractors. And Lyft has formed political action committees in a handful of states. …read more Source:: CNet

Next SpaceX Starlink launch set to hit a big milestone: How to watch Saturday – CNET

The company aims for bi-coastal missions in a single day this weekend. …read more Source:: CNet

How to watch SpaceX launch a NASA satellite Saturday, and land with a boom – CNET

The next Falcon 9 mission will carry a satellite to keep a precise eye on our oceans. …read more Source:: CNet