The Exorcist is back with new horror trilogy starring Ellen Burstyn – CNET

Universal is reportedly spending $400 million-plus to bring back the scary classic. …read more Source:: CNet


Instagram Makes Under-16s’ Accounts Private By Default

Instagram has made new under-16s’ accounts private by default so only approved followers can see posts and “like” or comment. The BBC reports: Tests showed only one in five opted for a public account when the private setting was the default, it said. And existing account holders would be sent a notification “highlighting the benefits”…


Facebook recalls and pauses Oculus Quest 2 sales to address ‘mild skin irritation’ issue

Starting August 24, all Oculus Quest 2 headsets will come with a silicone cover. …read more Source:: ZDNet


eBay ex-security boss sent down for 18 months for cyber-stalking, witness tampering

Four others at online tat bazaar admit trying to silence newsletter couple, two senior execs fight charges The former global security manager for eBay was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison and was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for his role in the cyber-stalking and harassment of a Massachusetts couple who published…


Activision Blizzard Employees To Walk Out Following Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Activison Blizzard employees are staging a walkout on Wednesday, July 28th in response to the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations brought by the state of California. Employees will meet outside Blizzard’s main campus in Irvine at 10AM PST. “We believe that our values as employees…


New AI tools aim to improve live-stream content moderation

Expanded partnership between The Meet Group and Spectrum Labs also includes new applications of algorithmic content moderation across live streams and private chats. …read more Source:: ZDNet


Scotch distiller Glenfiddich powers its trucks with whisky waste – Roadshow

Specifically, it uses a biogas obtained from the anaerobic digestion of liquid byproducts of the distilling process, but the alliteration sounded better. …read more Source:: CNet


Apple warns of more component shortages ahead of iPhone 13’s fall launch – CNET

There are few guarantees in life: death, taxes and new iPhones for the holidays. But when and how many? …read more Source:: CNet


‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli’s One-of-a-Kind Wu-Tang Clan Album Sold By US Government

H_Fisher writes: Only one copy exists of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, and it was owned by “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli. Now, NPR reports that this album has been sold by the U.S. government to an unnamed buyer in order to pay Shkreli’s civil forfeiture judgment following his conviction for…


Microsoft: Component shortages not going away any time soon

Microsoft officials are warning ongoing component shortages have affected and will continue to impact its Windows, Surface and Xbox console businesses. …read more Source:: ZDNet