Month: July 2020

COVID-19 Hospital Data Is a Hot Mess After Feds Take Control

slack_justyb shares a report from Ars Technica: As COVID-19 hospitalizations in the US approach the highest levels seen in the pandemic so far, national efforts to track patients and hospital resources remain in shambles after the federal government abruptly seized control of data collection earlier this month. Watchdogs and public health experts were immediately aghast…

4 Unpatched Bugs Plague Grandstream ATAs for VoIP Users

The flaws have been confirmed by Grandstream, but no firmware update has yet been issued. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Master Azure: This complete Microsoft Azure course bundle is just $30 right now, over 95% off

Dive into the cloud computing world with this complete 10-course bundle. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Spotify CEO: Musicians Can No Longer Release Music Only ‘Once Every 3-4 Years’

In a recent interview with Music Ally, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek denied criticisms that Spotify pays insufficient royalties to artists, and insisted that the role of the musician had changed in today’s “future landscape.” The FADER reports: Ek claimed that a “narrative fallacy” had been created and caused music fans to believe that Spotify doesn’t…

Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free to play, support 120 FPS – CNET

Developer 343 Industries confirms the rumors. …read more Source:: CNet

Wirelessly charge your phone on an elegant stone slab that’s 35% off – CNET

These stones are so gorgeous that I imagine this is how rich people charge their phones. …read more Source:: CNet

3 Arrested for Massive Twitter Breach

Three individuals aged 17, 19, and 22 have been charged for their alleged roles in the massive July 15 Twitter attack. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’ Behind Twitter Hack

Three have been charged in alleged connection with the recent high-profile Twitter hack – including a 17-year-old teen from Florida who is the reported “mastermind” behind the attack. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Facebook Says Apple’s iOS 14 Changes Could Hurt Its Ad Targeting

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said on Thursday that upcoming changes to Apple’s iOS 14 operating system could hurt the social network’s ability to target ads to users. With the update to its mobile devices, Apple will ask users if they want to let app developers…

We give up, Progressive Web Apps can track you, says W3C: After 5 years, it decides privacy is too much bother

You lot sort it out In 2015, as part of a privacy review conducted under the auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Nick Doty flagged a potential problem with web applications.… …read more Source:: TheRegister