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In a driverless future, virtual car accidents save lives

We’ve seen road testing from autonomous vehicle companies like Uber and Waymo for a few years now, but there’s a crucial part of autonomous vehicle development happening behind closed doors. Turns out simulators, not road miles, are the real secret sauce behind what could soon be $500 billion industry. I had a chance to speak with Dr. Sandeep Sovani, a… Read more →

Bitfinex hackers arrested after three years

Two Israeli brothers have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the 2016 Bitfinex hack — when hackers stole nearly 120,000 bitcoins from the exchange, worth $64 million at the time, and over $1.35 billion today. Named Eli (31) and Assaf (21) Gigi, the two brothers have been arrested last week, according to Israeli news media [1, 2, 3]. Brothers… Read more →

Facebook’s bid to quash data breach lawsuit dismissed by judge

Facebook offers peek into its future Libra cryptocurrency The social network’s rumored cryptocurrency has landed, but how it will be received remains to be seen. Facebook has failed in its attempt to prevent a lawsuit over a data breach impacting close to 30 million users from going to trial.   As reported by Bloomberg, on June 21, a federal appeals… Read more →

New Mac malware abuses recently disclosed Gatekeeper zero-day

Apple macOS Mojave has some really interesting features Mojave focuses on the Mac’s traditional strengths of simplicity and ease-of-use, while also bringing some of its newer mobile technologies onto the platform for the first time. Read more: https://zd.net/2N0csw6 Mac malware developers have jumped on a recently disclosed macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability and are actively developing malware that abuses it. The new… Read more →

Apple could owe Samsung penalties for not selling enough iPhones

The tense relationship between Apple and Samsung Display could be on track to becoming even more strained as poorer than expected iPhone sales could leave the Cupertino giant having to foot a massive penalty. Must read: iOS 13 public beta is a buggy mess According to ETNews, an outlet with a good track record when it comes to insider Apple… Read more →

US bill to force tech giants to tell users how much their data is worth

Apple CEO lambasts Silicon Valley for not owning up to privacy mistakes Time for tech companies to take responsibility for the digital privacy mess they’re created, says Apple chief. Read more: https://zd.net/31H1sfD Two US senators have proposed on Monday a bill in Congress to force tech companies to disclose what data they collect about their users and how it… Read more →

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs unveils expansive Toronto smart city proposal

The Alphabet-owned urban design business Sidewalk Labs on Monday unveiled its long-awaited proposal for an expansive, tech-driven overhaul of Toronto’s eastern waterfront. Called Sidewalk Toronto, the smart city plan ambitiously claims it “breaks new ground” across “nearly every dimension of urban life,” including mobility, sustainability, public spaces, buildings and digital innovation.  TechRepublic Smart cities: A cheat sheet Read More “That… Read more →

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs unveils expansive Toronto smart city proposal

The Alphabet-owned urban design business Sidewalk Labs on Monday unveiled its long-awaited proposal for an expansive, tech-driven overhaul of Toronto’s eastern waterfront. Called Sidewalk Toronto, the smart city plan ambitiously claims it “breaks new ground” across “nearly every dimension of urban life,” including mobility, sustainability, public spaces, buildings and digital innovation.  TechRepublic Smart cities: A cheat sheet Read More “That… Read more →

Stringent data protection regulation has gone global

What the future looks like as GDPR’s one-year anniversary approaches ZDNet’s Danny Palmer sits down with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby to break down exactly what GDPR is, what it does, and what the future looks like as its one-year anniversary approaches. Read more: https://zd.net/2X08kC1 Try today: Forrester’s interactive heat map will let you explore privacy laws and regulations in 61 countries…. Read more →

iOS 13 public beta is a buggy mess

iOS 13: A stronger battery, subscription reminders, and other features ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes discusses the latest features that iOS 13 has to offer, including one that will help users manage digital versions of their IDs all in one place. Read more: https://zd.net/2ISS6VI Think it might be fun to leap into the iOS 13 beta? Think again. Also: Top 10 iPhone… Read more →

Microsoft’s next step toward embracing Android: Adding app support?

Credit: ZDNet Over the past few years, Microsoft has made no bones about its decision to build apps for Android and iOS. Microsoft offers Your Phone, an app that is meant to more tightly tie Android and to a much lesser extent, iPhones, to Windows 10. The Redmondians even gave an official blessing to Windows Phone users recently to move… Read more →

Canonical returning 32-bit Ubuntu Linux support after gaming uproar

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. At first glance, Canonical dropping support for 32-bit Ubuntu Linux libraries looked to be interesting — the end of an era — but of no real importance. Then, Canonical announced that,… Read more →