Day: September 2, 2021

NFT Collector Tricked into Buying Fake Banksy 

An attacker breached the site of famed street artist Banksy to host a fraudulent NFT auction but then gave back the money. …read more Source:: Threatpost

UK ISP Sky Broadband Feeds Realtime Customer Bandwidth Data To Litigious Anti-Piracy Firm

UK ISP Sky Broadband is monitoring the IP addresses of servers suspected of streaming pirated content to subscribers and supplying that data to an anti-piracy company working with the Premier League. That inside knowledge is then processed and used to create blocklists used by the country’s leading ISPs, to prevent subscribers from watching pirated events….

FTC bans ‘brazen’ stalkerware maker SpyFone, orders data deletion, alerts to victims

Insecure systems were compromised by miscreant, too, watchdog said America’s trade watchdog today banned stalkerware developer SpyFone and its CEO from the surveillance industry, effectively putting an end to its business.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple Will Ask Before it Targets You With Its Ads in iOS 15

Apple will start asking for permission to enable Personalized Ads in iOS 15, the company’s method of serving relevant ads in the App Store and Apple News by analyzing what you read, purchase, and search for on your device. From a report: The company used to collect that information by default, but now it plans…

SpyFone & CEO Banned From Stalkerware Biz

The FTC’s first spyware ban nixes a company whose “slipshod” security practices led to exposure of thousands of victims’ illegally collected personal data. …read more Source:: Threatpost

BMW’s CE 02 shifts the perception of e-bikes – Roadshow

This little dude is pretty cool. …read more Source:: CNet

China’s Alibaba To Invest $15.5 Billion For ‘Common Prosperity’

China’s Alibaba Group will invest 100 billion yuan ($15.5 billion) by 2025 in support of “common prosperity,” it said, becoming the latest corporate giant to pledge support for the initiative driven by President Xi Jinping. From a report: Beijing has been encouraging companies to share wealth as part of the effort to ease inequality in…

Extending Bicycle Will Let You Stand Out Above The Crowd

Some bicycles are built primarily for practicality, while others are more focused on novel looks. [Make It Extreme]’s latest project, the extending bicycle, falls squarely in the latter category. Built around four custom-machined pneumatic pistons, this electric bike can lift the rider about a meter into the air with the flick of a switch. The…

Apple’s Upcoming AR/VR Headset To Require Connection To iPhone

The first AR/VR headset that Apple has been in development will need to be wirelessly tethered to an iPhone or another Apple device to unlock full functionality, reports The Information. MacRumors: It will be similar to the WiFi-only version of the Apple Watch, which requires an iPhone connection to work. The headset is meant to…

Contentsquare acquires Hotjar to expand reach from enterprise to SMB

With this addition, Contentsquare continues its mission to become a complete digital-experience platform. …read more Source:: ZDNet