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Former Mozilla CTO detained at US border and denied a lawyer

Image: CBP Former Mozilla Chief Technical Officer Andreas Gal filed today a civil rights complaint against the US Customs and Border Protection agency after a November 2018 incident during which Gal was detained and questioned at the San Francisco International Airport, asked to unlock devices, and denied a lawyer. The incident took place on November 29, last year, according to… Read more →

Blue Apron CEO resigns, shares creep up

Blue Apron’s CEO and President Brad Dickerson is resigning, the embattled meal service company announced Tuesday, sending shares slightly up in after-hours trading. Dickerson, who is leaving “to pursue new opportunities,” will be replaced by Linda Findley Kozlowski, who most recently served as COO of Etsy. Blue Apron also announced that co-founder and CTO Ilia Papas is resigning, with his… Read more →

WordPress iOS app leaked authentication tokens

Thousands of WordPress sites hacked, redirected to tech support scams Malicious code redirects users to tech support scams, some of which use new “evil cursor” Chrome bug. Automattic, the company behind the blogging platform, said it fixed a bug in its official iOS application that might have exposed users’ account authentication tokens to third-party websites. “The issue created the… Read more →

Researcher prints ‘PWNED!’ on hundreds of GPS watches’ maps due to unfixed API

Image: Christopher Bleckmann-Dreher A German security researcher has printed the word “PWNED!” on the tracking maps of hundreds of GPS watches after the watch vendor ignored vulnerability reports for more than a year, leaving thousands of GPS-tracking watches –some of which are used by children and the elderly– open to attackers. Speaking at the Troopers 2019 security conference that was… Read more →

Intel unveils broad Xeon stack with dozens of workload-optimized processors

The Intel Xeon Family (from left): Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processor, 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor and Intel® Xeon® D-1600 Processor. Intel Corporation on April 2, 2019, introduced a portfolio of data-centric tools to help its customers extract more value from their data.  Tim Herman\Intel Corporation Intel on Tuesday announced its broadest portfolio of Xeon processors to date, including more… Read more →

Singapore’s proposed law against online falsehoods gives government ‘full discretion’ over definition

The Singapore government’s proposed bill to combat online falsehoods gives the ruling administration “full discretion” on whether a piece of content should be deemed true or false and this level of “overreach” will pose “significant risks” to freedom of expression. If eventually passed, the legislation will have serious implications in Singapore as well as the world, warns the Asia Internet… Read more →

Microsoft may be targeting the e-commerce store hosting space

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft may be readying an e-commerce online-store building platform which would compete head-to-head with Shopify, according to a new report. Microsoft officials told The Information that Microsoft is seriously considering such a move because its customers, especially larger ones, are asking for such a capability. Shopify offers an e-commerce web-builder platform, which includes hosting plans that include network,… Read more →

Pure Storage buys Compuverde to expand hybrid cloud storage

How Pure Storage is facilitating hybrid cloud deployments Pure Storage VP of Product and Solutions Chadd Kenney explains why the company is introducing new cloud services. Pure Storage said it has acquired Compuverde, which makes storage software designed for file storage in hybrid cloud deployments. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Pure said that Compuverde will enhance its file storage… Read more →

Linux developer abandons VMware lawsuit

Class action lawsuit against Uber goes national A class action against Uber raised in Victoria will be opened up to another three states, which could make it one of the largest class actions in Australian history. In August 2006, well-known Linux developer Christopher Helwig spotted Linux source code being used illegally in the VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine (VM) hypervisor…. Read more →

MapR Brings tight integration with Kubernetes

MapR has for years been transforming its “Converged Data Platform” into being much more than a Hadoop distribution, focusing on unique innovations like its file system, database, streaming platform and more. While Hadoop and YARN have been there, running behind the scenes, they’ve been an implementation detail and have receded from being the emphasized technology in the platform. Today, MapR… Read more →

Former Toshiba PC business now known as Dynabook

Toshiba America Client Solutions is now Dynabook Americas. The rebranding, which was announced in January, is aligned with a name change that started Jan. 1. Dynabook Inc. is formerly Toshiba Client Solutions. Sharp Corp. acquired 80.1 percent of Toshiba’s PC business in June 2018. The deal was final in October. Dynabook will utilize Sharp’s sales office and showrooms as well… Read more →

Hackers reveal how to trick a Tesla into steering towards oncoming traffic

Tesla Model 3 finally available but it will only sell online Tesla to slash sales force now that the Model 3 electric car is finally ready to order. A team of hackers has managed to trick the Tesla Autopilot feature into dive-bombing into the wrong lane remotely through root control and a few stickers. Researchers from Tencent Keen Security Lab… Read more →