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Federal agents used a Stingray to track an immigrant"s phone

Investigators from Immigration and Custom Enforcement as well as the FBI have been using controversial cell-spoofing devices to secretly track down undocumented immigrants, court records show. According to a report the Detroit News, which ob.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxMay 19th, 2017

Marcus Hutchins" Code Used In Malware May Have Come From GitHub

troublemaker_23 quotes ITWire: A security researcher says code has been discovered that was written by British hacker Marcus Hutchins that was apparently 'borrowed' by the creator of the banking trojan Kronos. The researcher, known as Hasherezade, po.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 4 min. ago

Facebook zooms in on visual content to help celebrate World Photo Day

August 19 is World Photo Day -- and Facebook wants to make sure users are up to speed on all the latest photo tools. The social media platform also shared some stats on just what kind of photo filters are used the most. The post Facebook zooms in on.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 40 min. ago

Google and ProPublica Team Up To Build a National Hate Crime Database

In partnership with ProPublica, Google News Lab is launching a new tool to track hate crimes across America. The "Documenting Hate News Index" is being powered by machine learning to track reported hate crimes across all 50 states, collecting data fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

Pro tips: How to get the best photos of the solar eclipse with a phone or a camera

People living across the continental U.S. will have a chance to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in 99 years next week on Aug. 21, so you might be thinking about taking some pics.  An event of this scale won't happen again until 2316.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News21 hr. 12 min. ago

Barclays put in sensors to see which bankers are at their desks

Barclays has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks. Managers were peppered with queries when investment bank staff in London discovered black boxes stuck to the underside of their desks in recent months, according to sever.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 hr. 11 min. ago

The Essential Phone"s gorgeous screen embarrasses all other phones

I've only spent a few hours with the Essential Phone and I can already unequivocally declare the screen awesome. I'm not going to repeat all of ways the phone's amazing or falls short (you can read my colleague Karissa Bell's review of the phone for.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 hr. 11 min. ago

Live your laziest life with this super convenient charging pad

You come home from work. It’s been a long day—you’re tired, you’re hungry, and of course, your phone has died. The last thing you want to do is go crawling on the floor, looking for the gosh-darn cord to plug your phone in......»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News22 hr. 11 min. ago

The Verge"s Essential Phone Review: An Arcane Artifact From an Unrealized Future

An anonymous reader shares Dieter Bohn's review of the Essential Phone: Even though it was announced less than three months ago at the Code Conference, there's already enough mythology surrounding the Essential Phone to fill a book. It comes from a b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

The Essential phone that’s not that essential

Perhaps one of the most poorly named products in recent memory, the new Essential phone arrives just in time to make us wonder why it even exists.Using a “modular” design, the idea is to add pieces like a 360-degree camera or maybe some sort o.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News22 hr. 12 min. ago

U.S. prosecutors recommend 3 years in prison for VW engineer Liang

Federal prosecutors recommended a three-year prison sentence for Volkswagen engineer James Liang for his role in widespread diesel emissions violations that have cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher who stopped WCry, complained his code was lifted. Enlarge / Marcus Hutchins, security researcher for Kryptos Logic. In May, he registered a domain name that neutralized the WCry ransomware worm. In August, he was.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

U.S. charges retired UAW official in ongoing corruption probe

Virdell King, a retired UAW official, was charged in a federal information with using a credit card from a training center for Chrysler employees to buy more than $40,000 worth of personal items......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Former Uber CEO Lashes Out at VC Firm Benchmark Capital

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is skewering a lawsuit filed by a former ally, describing it as a malicious attempt to sever his remaining ties to the widely used ride-hailing service that he co-founded. Kalanick lashed out in legal documents filed.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Microsoft could release an Xbox One X ‘Project Scorpio’ edition

Microsoft used "Project Scorpio" as the code name for the Xbox One X, its powerful new gaming console set to release on November 7th. According to a couple of leaks on German website Xbox Dynasty, the company will celebrate the launch with a.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Bigger isn’t always better: 5 of the smallest smartphones worth buying

Phones are getting larger and larger - but what options exist for the small-of-hand, or people who just want a phone they can use one-handed? That's why we put together a list of the best of the smallest smartphones! The post Bigger isn’t alway.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Weekly Rewind: Tiny iPhones, injectable bandages, Bitcoin for dentists, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top tech stories from this week. The post W.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Snapchat Spectacles nearly got me banned from Yankee Stadium

Do you have a phone? Do you have the Snapchat app? Instagram? You're one tap away from breaking the rules, buddy. Snapchat and Instagram videos are being recorded everywhere, but you won’t find them at a Yankees game, at least not while.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Here’s what reviewers think of Andy Rubin’s Android device, the Essential Phone

Andy Rubin's first Android device, the Essential Phone, is finally here. We've rounded up reviews from across the web to find out how it stacks up to competition like the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7. The post Here’s what reviewers think of Andy Rubi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017
Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Google and ProPublica team up to build a national hate crime database

 Few things are certain in 2017’s fraught national climate, but hate certainly doesn’t look to be going away. In partnership with ProPublica, Google News Lab is launching a new tool to track hate crimes across America. Powered by mac.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017