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New report reveals hidden complexities of uplift for Universal Credit claimants

A new report released today shows that the cut in benefit caused by the withdrawal of the £20 uplift in Universal Credit will have a significant impact, especially for claimants without other sources of income. But the findings also highlight deeper.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgOct 19th, 2021

Twitter Admits "Coordinated and Malicious" Activity Weaponizing Its New Privacy Policy

CNN reports: Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" report.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 37 min. ago

What will it take to end deforestation by 2030?

Here's how nations can put the brakes on deforestation. Enlarge / A forest activist inspects land clearing and drainage of a peat natural forest in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia in 2014. (credit: Ulet Ifansasti | Getty Images).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Meta’s failed Giphy deal could end Big Tech’s spending spree

Not so long ago, Meta’s big-money deal to acquire Giphy would have been waved through. Enlarge (credit: Daniel Grizelj | Getty Images) Instagram? Sure! WhatsApp? Go nuts. But don’t mess with GIFs. That’s the strange posi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 6 min. ago

Israel Halts Disputed Omicron Tracing Through Phone Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Israel said on Thursday it was halting the use of mobile phone tracing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, a practice that had been challenged by privacy watchdogs. Prime Minist.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 5 min. ago

Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates Are Being Advertised On the Dark Web

Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online and may be able to fool an EU system designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. BankInfoSecurity reports: [A] report released last week, "COVID-19 Vaccination Certific.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 5 min. ago

Debt Collectors Can Now Text, Email and DM You On Social Media

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: New rules approved by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that took effect on Tuesday dictate how collection agencies can email and text people as well as message them on social media to seek repayme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

Apple AirTags Being Used By Thieves To Track High-End Cars To Steal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, Canadian police announced that car thieves have been using AirTags to track vehicles they want to steal. York Regional Police (which serves an area north of Toronto) revealed that it h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

The Coronavirus in a Tiny Drop

To better understand the coronavirus's journey from one person to another, a team of 50 scientists has for the first time created an atomic simulation of the coronavirus nestled in a tiny airborne drop of water. From a report: To create the model, th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Chinese Rideshare App Didi To Delist From NYSE

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The Chinese rideshare app Didi announced Friday that it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange just months after its initial public offering. The company's brief announcement on the microblog W.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

FBI Says the Cuba Ransomware Gang Made $43.9 Million from Ransom Payments

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations said today that the operators of the Cuba ransomware have earned at least $43.9 million from ransom payments following attacks carried out this year. From a report: In a flash alert sent out on Friday, the Bure.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Musk Says Tesla"s Cybertruck Will Have Four-motor Variant

Tesla boss Elon Musk said on Friday the electric-car maker's much-anticipated Cybertruck would come with a high- end four-motor variant. From a report: "Initial production will be 4 motor variant, with independent, ultra fast response torque control.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

German Coalition Backs Ban on Facial Recognition in Public Places

Germany's incoming government is throwing its weight behind a ban on the use of biometric identification technologies such as facial recognition in public places. From a report: According to their coalition deal, the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Apple AirTags being used by thieves to track high-end cars to steal

Canadian police say they've had five such incidents since September. Enlarge / Technology that can track stolen property can also be used to track property to steal. (credit: Getty Images) When Apple debuted its new AirTag tra.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Luna Display lets you wirelessly use a Mac as second Windows monitor

Astropad updated its dongle to expand support beyond iPads. Enlarge / A 24-inch iMac used as display for a Windows 11-based Lenovo Thinkpad. (credit: Astropad) Sometimes you just need more screen space. You can always buy a p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Emails show what happened before Missouri gov. falsely called journalist a “hacker”

Officials drafted statement thanking reporter, then threatened to prosecute him. Enlarge / Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a press conference on May 29, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. (credit: Getty Images | Jacob Moscovitch.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

FTC sues Nvidia to preserve Arm’s status as “Switzerland” of semiconductors

Regulator's lawsuit threatens to scuttle the largest chip merger in history. Enlarge (credit: Arm) The Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm, the semiconductor design firm, saying that the bl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

This enthusiast’s keyboard and trackball used to launch nuclear missiles

Peripherals were part of system that launched Minuteman III missiles in the '80s. Enlarge (credit: Pointless Tinkering/YouTube) There's no telling what you'll find on eBay—like an old keyboard and trackball originally dedic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

AT&T failed to fix Ohio man’s broken Internet service for a month

Fixed wireless user just needed a new antenna, but AT&T couldn't figure out the problem. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) Ohio resident John Sopko had to go a month without his AT&T fixed wireless Internet serv.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

iPhones of US diplomats hacked using “0-click” exploits from embattled NSO

NSO's stealthy Pegasus malware gives full remote access to infected devices. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The iPhones of nine US State Department officials were infected by powerful and stealthy malware developed by NSO Grou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft Backtracks on Windows 11"s Controversial Default Browser Changes

Microsoft is backtracking on changes it made to Windows 11 that made it more difficult to switch default browsers. From a report: A new test build of Windows 11 now allows users of Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers to set a default browser with a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021