Day: January 28, 2021

Robinhood Will Allow ‘Limited Buys’ of Stocks Like GameStop, Starting Friday

After removing GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry, and Nokia from its platform, getting slapped with a class-action lawsuit, and flooded with 1-star reviews on the Google Play Store, Robinhood is starting to have a change of heart. The trading platform announced that, beginning Friday, it will allow “limited buys” on restricted stocks, like GameStop, AMC, and others….

Robinhood plays Sheriff of Nottingham as it pauses GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry etc stock sales, gets sued

He steals from the rich, and gives to the… wait, which side is the poor side now? The populist online investor uprising to punish Wall Street traders by propping up shorted stocks hit a wall on Thursday when retail brokerage firm Robinhood announced that customers could, for now, sell but not buy eight turbulent securities.……

Law Enforcement Aims to Take Down Netwalker Ransomware

The Department of Justice has so far charged one Canadian national and seized nearly $500,000 in relation to Netwalker ransomware. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft Backs Direct Air Capture Player Climeworks

Microsoft this morning disclosed investments in more climate-related companies as part of efforts to make good on its year-old pledge to become “carbon negative” by 2030. From a report: One company the tech behemoth is staking is Climeworks, a firm looking to scale up deployment of direct air capture technology that removes CO2 already in…

Identity thieves raked in billions even as data breaches fell in 2020 – CNET

On Data Privacy Day, here’s a reminder that breaches can affect you long after your data is stolen. …read more Source:: CNet

AOC, Ted Cruz Slam Robinhood for Freezing Some Trades Amid GameStop Volatility

With Reddit’s interest in sending some stocks soaring showing no sign of slowing down, the trading app Robinhood started restricting some transactions Thursday morning. Reddit wasn’t happy — and neither are some lawmakers. From a report:The incident apparently struck an unusual bipartisan chord, with Texas Republican Ted Cruz throwing his weight behind progressive Democrats who…

Apple comes out swinging against Facebook over data privacy – CNET

In thinly veiled jabs, Apple CEO Tim Cook lays into the social network over “data exploitation.” …read more Source:: CNet

Apple’s Tim Cook Criticizes Social Media Practices, Intensifying Facebook Conflict

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Thursday criticized polarization and misinformation on social media, intensifying a conflict between the iPhone maker and Facebook. From a report: In remarks delivered at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference, Cook critiqued apps that he argued collect too much personal information and prioritize “conspiracy theories and violent…

Rocke Group’s Malware Now Has Worm Capabilities

The Pro-Ocean cryptojacking malware now comes with the ability to spread like a worm, as well as harboring new detection-evasion tactics. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Gwendoline Christie to play gender-flipped Lucifer in Netflix’s Sandman – CNET

Who says Lucifer has to be male? Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie cast as the King of Hell in Neil Gaiman’s live-action Sandman series for Netflix. …read more Source:: CNet