Month: January 2020

Amazon (briefly) tops $1 trillion in market cap – CNET

The company’s market cap hit $1 trillion on Friday, before dipping back down slightly. …read more Source:: CNet

World Athletics bans prototype shoes – CNET

All shoes worn in competitions must have been available retail for at least four months. …read more Source:: CNet

Tesla Model Y shown in all its production-bound glory – Roadshow

Production of the electric SUV is already underway, with deliveries scheduled for March. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC Says Wireless Location Data Sharing Broke the Law

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told lawmakers Friday he intends to propose fines against at least one U.S. wireless carrier for sharing customers’ real-time location data with outside parties without the subscribers’ knowledge or consent. From a report: The FCC has been investigating for more than a year following revelations that subscriber location data…

Andrew Yang Warns Against ‘Slaughterbots’ and Urges Global Ban on Autonomous Weaponry

Ahead of the Democratic presidential primaries that begin Monday with the Iowa caucus, presidential candidate Andrew Yang called for a global ban on the use of autonomous weaponry. In a tweet, Yang called for U.S. leadership to implement a ban on automated killing machines, then shared a link to a Future of Life Institute video…

Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup kicks the bucket – Roadshow

Yes, Mercedes-Benz built a pickup truck. Just three years later, it’s a goner. …read more Source:: CNet

Iranian Hackers Target U.S. Gov. Vendor With Malware

APT34 has been spotted in a malware campaign targeting customers and employees of a company that works closely with U.S. federal agencies, and state and local governments. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Remember those infosec fellas who were cuffed while testing the physical security of a courthouse? The burglary charges have been dropped

And it only took, er, four and a half months for people to see sense Criminal charges have been dropped against two infosec professionals who were arrested during a sanctioned physical penetration test gone wrong.… …read more Source:: Register

Ashley Madison Breach Returns with Extortion Campaign

The recent attack messages use new techniques to extort Bitcoin payments from Ashley Madison users hit in massive 2015 data breach. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Acura MDX PMC Edition and its NSX-like treatment will cost $63,745 – Roadshow

Buy one and tell your friends about how it’s hand-built just like the NSX supercar. …read more Source:: CNet