Month: September 2019

Tesla Smart Summon isn’t for use in public places, America – Roadshow

Countless social media demonstrations are already showing us the dos and dont’s of when and where to use Tesla’s driverless summon feature. …read more Source:: CNet

Dog-Walking Startup Wag Raised $300 Million To Unleash Growth. Then Things Got Messy

At the start of 2018, Wag looked like tech’s next Big Thing. From a report: In January, the founders of the dog-walking startup announced they had landed a $300 million investment from SoftBank’s Vision Fund. The world’s largest tech investor, SoftBank had $93 billion at its disposal and a network of global connections second to…

Microsoft Announces Ability to Force TLS Version Compliance

Transport Layer Security (TLS) can be critical for security, but it must be deployed in a current version. Microsoft now provides a mechanism for administrators to guarantee the right version in their network. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Ever own a Galaxy S4? Congrats, you’re $10 richer as Samsung agrees payout over dodgy speed tests

The good news? It can’t do it again for three years Samsung has agreed to pay purchasers of its Galaxy S4 roughly $10 each for over alleged cheating on benchmark tests. And in case you’re wondering: yes, that’s the S4 that came out in 2013.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Ransomware incident to cost Danish company a whopping $95 million

After a month, hearing aid manufacturer Demant has yet to recover after the attack. …read more Source:: ZDNet

YouTube is Experimenting With Ways To Make Its Algorithm Even More Addictive

While YouTube has publicly said that it’s working on addressing problems that are making its website ever so addictive to users, a new paper from Google, which owns YouTube, seems to tell a different story. From a report: It proposes an update to the platform’s algorithm that is meant to recommend even more targeted content…

One of our favorite budget TVs is on sale for $498 – CNET

The 2019 Vizio M-Series Quantum normally runs $650. Find out why we love it, and why this is a superb deal. …read more Source:: CNet

Holy smokes! Ex-IT admin gets two years prison for trashing Army chaplains’ servers

Let’s hope that ‘take this job and shove it’ moment was worth it A former system admin for a US Army contractor has been sentenced to two years behind bars for trashing his employer’s network on his way out the door.… …read more Source:: Register

Facebook has begun hiding likes – CNET

The social media giant is testing hiding the number of likes, reactions and views that posts get. …read more Source:: CNet

US Online Privacy Rules Unlikely This Year, Hurting Big Tech

A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year, Reuters reported Monday, citing three sources, as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bill should preempt state rules, forcing companies to deal with much stricter legislation in California that goes into effect on Jan. 1. From a report: Without a…