Day: July 24, 2020

COVID-19 quarantines reduce seismic noise across the globe – CNET

Human activity decreased so much during coronavirus lockdowns that seismic noise fell by up to 50%. …read more Source:: CNet

Yahoo Disables All Article Comments

Yahoo has replaced the comments section under its articles with a survey. Now, there’s a message that reads: “Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting. In the meantime, we welcome your…

It’s a Meow-nixed system, I know this: Purr-fect storm of 3,000+ insecure databases – and a data-wiping bot

ProtoVPN IP range fingrered as source of destructive attacks Poorly secured databases are being wiped and vandalized by the thousands in a seemingly automated attack.… …read more Source:: Register

This 2K webcam is your $30 social distancing antidote – CNET

Save 20% on a QHD webcam with dual microphones, exposure correction, and noise reduction. …read more Source:: CNet

Indian IT Consultancies Struggle Against Technological Obsolescence

Few people outside their home country have heard of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies or Tech Mahindra, India’s five biggest information technology (IT) consultancies. Yet even when enterprise software to manage marketing, production, inventory and the like comes from Oracle of America or Germany’s SAP, it is often the Indian companies that…

Organizations Continue to Struggle With App Vulns

A high percentage of discovered bugs remain unremediated for a long time, a new study shows. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook and Pichai antitrust hearing officially postponed – CNET

Originally planned for Monday, the meeting seeks to have four of tech’s most powerful CEOs answer to accusations of monopoly. …read more Source:: CNet

Honda Gold Wing is the first motorcycle to get Android Auto integration – Roadshow

Now it’s not just the Apple fans having all the fun. …read more Source:: CNet

Hands-On: The Pandemic DEF CON Badge is an Audio Cassette

My DEF CON Safe Mode badge just arrived in the mail this afternoon. The Vegas-based conference which normally hosts around 30,000 attendees every year has moved offline in response to the global pandemic, and the virtual event spins up August 6-9. Known for creative badges, North America’s most well-known infosec con has a tick-tock cycle…

CBS’ Overzealous Copyright Bots HIt Star Trek Virtual Comic-Con Panel

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: San Diego Comic-Con — like just about every large conference, convention, and gathering in 2020 — has had to switch to an online-only virtual format this year due to the continuing pandemic. Media companies that usually have a large presence at events like SDCC worked hard…