Day: February 8, 2021

Bitcoin surges, exchanges flooded after Tesla says it bought $1.5bn in BTC, hopes to accept it as payment soon

Musk continues public love affair with cryptocurrencies Tesla has plowed $1.5bn (£1.1bn) into buying up Bitcoin, and expects to start accepting the cryptocurrency as a form of payment in the future, it announced on Monday.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Your Samsung phone will lose 67% of its value now that the Galaxy S21 is here

It could be time to trade in your old Samsung phone before it loses too much of its value, according to Decluttr. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Chegg’s Q4 sales from education materials surge during pandemic, company raises 2021 forecast

Company sees transition to online learning as “inevitable.” …read more Source:: ZDNet

Hacker modified drinking water chemical levels in a US city

The intrusion was detected right away and the hacker’s modifications have been reversed right away. …read more Source:: ZDNet

The Rust Programming Language Finds a New Home in a Nonprofit Foundation

Rust — the programming language, not the survival game — now has a new home: the Rust Foundation. From a report: AWS, Huawei, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla banded together to launch this new foundation today and put a two-year commitment to a million-dollar budget behind it. This budget will allow the project to “develop services,…

What’s the Difference Between ‘Observability’ and ‘Visibility’ in Security?

To drive holistic security success, we have to start with the interlinking of visibility and observability. …read more Source:: DarkReading

EU’s Vestager Warns Apple To Treat All Apps Equally Amid Privacy Dispute

Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, has warned Apple to give equal treatment to all apps on its platform amid the iPhone maker’s privacy changes that have drawn charges of anti-competitive practices from rival Facebook. From a report: Apple will in the spring ask iPhone users for consent to track their data for personalized ads in…

Save 50% on a 1-year Paramount Plus subscription – CNET

You can get your first year of the new streaming service for as little as $30. …read more Source:: CNet

Hear an a cappella group mimic iPhone sounds with remarkable accuracy – CNET

The group, MayTree, previously turned themselves into a Windows machine, complete with trash bin tones. …read more Source:: CNet

Android App Infects Millions of Devices With a Single Update

The popular Barcode Scanner app, which as been available on Google Play for years, turned malicious with one software update. …read more Source:: DarkReading