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Biden To Revoke and Replace Trump"s Executive Order That Sought To Ban TikTok

President Biden on Wednesday will revoke a Trump-era executive order that sought to ban the popular app TikTok and replace it with one that calls for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications that could pose a security risk to A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 9th, 2021

To Fight Vaccine Misinformation, US Recruits an "Influencer Army"

The New York Times tells the story of 17-year-old Ellie Zeiler, a TikTok creator with over 10 million followers, who received an email in June from Village Marketing, an influencer marketing agency. "It said it was reaching out on behalf of another.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 15 min. ago

FitTech sees order visibility until 2H22

LED probing, testing and sorting equipment maker FitTech has obtained orders with shipments scheduled until the second half of 2022, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News9 hr. 43 min. ago

Chinese Hackers Used Mesh of Home Routers To Disguise Attacks

An anonymous reader quotes The Record: A Chinese cyber-espionage group known as APT31 (or Zirconium) has been seen hijacking home routers to form a proxy mesh around its server infrastructure in order to relay and disguise the origins of their attac.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Gillmor Gang: Social climbing

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump an.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Report: Blizzard Once Slapped With "Misogyny Tax"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Kotaku: A cybersecurity company whose security researcher had once been harassed by Blizzard employees at a hacking conference charged the game developer a 50 percent "misogyny tax" when it sought a quote for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Elon Musk and Apple Deny Wild Story That He Tried To Replace Tim Cook

Several readers shared this story: Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly demanded to become Apple's CEO in a 2016 phone call with current Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to an upcoming book about Tesla. The story, shared by the Los Angeles Times, comes from P.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Huawei’s latest flagship phone has HarmonyOS, a Qualcomm SoC, and no 5G

Facing export ban and chip shortage, Huawei is scraping together what it can find. The Huawei P50 Pro, in several colors. Despite facing down a global.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Google and Microsoft Clash Over Documents in US Antitrust Suit

An anonymous reader shares a report: Alphabet's Google asked a federal judge to order Microsoft to hand over internal documents from certain executives that Google says it needs to defend a Justice Department's monopoly lawsuit. Google said in a cour.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Russian Hackers Continue With Attacks Despite Biden Warning

Security researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing hacking campaign carried out by suspected Russian spies who are continuing to stage attacks amid U.S. pressure on the Kremlin to curtail its alleged cyber-intrusions. From a report: The Californ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Intel "Beast Canyon" NUC 11 Extreme kit is now available, starts at $1,150

About a week ago, Simply NUC listed the Intel NUC 11 Extreme configurations for pre-order, available for $1,399 (i7-11700B) and $1,599 (i9-11900KB). However, Intel puts their MSRP below that mark, at $1,150 and $1,350, respectively, but they don't co.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Ray-Ban smart glasses are set to release this year, made in partnership with Facebook

Facebook unveiled it was partnering up with Ray-Ban and EssilorLuxottica last September to create a pair of smart glasses. We've since come to learn that this device won't offer AR capabilities, suggesting it might be similar to the Echo Frames......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Gillmor Gang: Social Climbing

Fear is back with the deadly combination of pandemic politics and a vicious variant. The good news is that if enough people took the shots we could cut the damage to something manageable. The other good news is progress on the twin issues of Trump an.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Server ODMs enjoy strong pull-in of orders from US datacenter vendors

Taiwan-based server ODMs have enjoyed a strong pull-in of orders placed by US datacenter vendors with clear order visibility extended to the end of this year, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Facebook’s next hardware product will be “smart” Ray-Ban glasses

Don't get too excited—the new glasses won't have integrated display capabilities. Enlarge / Don't get too excited about how well these Ray-Bans go with Gitta Banko's outfit—we don't know what Facebook's new smart glasses will look like, only.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Google Bans "Sugar Daddy" Apps From Play Store

Google's updated its inappropriate content policy to ban "compensated sexual relationships" -- i.e., sugar daddy or sugar dating apps. Ryne Hager writes via Android Police: If somehow you aren't familiar with the term, a "sugar daddy" is more than a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

48 Advocacy Groups Call On the FTC To Ban Amazon Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On Thursday, a coalition of 48 civil rights and advocacy groups organized by Athena asked the Federal Trade Commission to exercise its rulemaking authority by banning corporate facial surveillance.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Facebook"s Next Hardware Launch Will Be Its Ray-Ban "Smart Glasses"

Facebook's next hardware launch will be its long-awaited Ray-Ban 'smart glasses,' CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed on an earnings call this week. When exactly the glasses will arrive is unclear. We least heard they were launching some time in 2021, but.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Cook, Pichai Join CEOs Urging Congress Pass Path to Citizenship

More than 90 chief executive officers, including those at Apple, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday urged Congress to pass a law offering a citizenship path to young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. From a report: In a letter to Pre.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Nikola Founder Trevor Milton Indicted on Three Counts of Fraud

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Nikola's founder and former executive chairman, Trevor Milton, and charged the former executive three counts of fraud, the company confirmed. The grand jury charged Milton with two counts of securities fraud.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Biden says he has deal to lower Internet prices, but the details will matter

Biden strikes $65B broadband deal but didn't release details on speeds and prices. Enlarge / President Joe Biden speaks at Mack Truck Lehigh Valley Operations on July 28, 2021, in Macungie, Pennsylvania. (credit: Getty Images | Michael M. Santia.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021