Day: April 22, 2019

Nubia Alpha wrist phone launches April 25 for $449 – CNET

It wraps around your wrist like a wearable but offers a smartphone experience — kind of. …read more Source:: CNet

TurboTax Uses Dark Patterns To Trick You Into Paying To File Your Taxes

ProPublica reports on the shady tactics TurboTax and other tax software companies use to prevent most Americans from filing their taxes for free. According to an agreement with the IRS, tax software companies are supposed to offer a “Free File” product to Americans making less than $66,000 a year. From the report: Here’s what happened…

Tesla Autonomy Investor Day: What we learned, what we can look forward to – Roadshow

Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s Full Self Driving tech to shareholders, and if the future goes the way he plans, we’ll be living in the future sooner than we think. …read more Source:: CNet

Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder Spills 2 Million Passwords

China-based app maker ignored repeated warnings by researchers that its password database – stored in plain text – was accessible to anyone online. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Charter Avoids Getting Kicked Out of New York, Agrees To New Merger Conditions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Charter Communications won’t be kicked out of New York after all. Nine months after a New York government agency ordered Charter to leave the state over its alleged failure to comply with merger conditions, state officials have announced a settlement that will let Charter stay in…

Is Privacy Really iPhone? Researchers Weigh in on Apple’s Targeted Ad Tracking

A unique identifier is enabled by default on every iPhone that’s shipped, allowing advertisers to follow the phone’s activity across the web. …read more Source:: Threatpost

NPM is Not Particularly Magnanimous? Staff fired after trying to unionize – complaints

Plus: Employee unrest over diversity, harassment reported within Microsoft, Google this week Special report Three of the five people fired from JavaScript package management biz NPM Inc last month claim that bosses got rid of them for trying to form a union.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Who Gets Targeted Most in Cyberattack Campaigns

Attackers are changing both their tactics and targets in an attempt to remain criminally successful, Proofpoint’s study found. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Walkout Organizers Say They’re Facing Retaliation

Two employee activists at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands of Google employees in November, and are planning a “town hall” meeting on Friday for others to discuss alleged instances of retaliation. Wired: In a message posted to many internal Google mailing lists Monday, Meredith Whittaker,…

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: What caused it and what happens next – CNET

Officials speculate that a possible electrical short-circuit is responsible for the fire, in tandem with the cathedral’s lack of fire-prevention safeguards. …read more Source:: CNet