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Texas authorities threaten SpaceX with legal action over beach closures, private security

SpaceX received a warning from a district attorney in Texas this week, warning that the company could be violating several state laws by shutting down public beaches for extended periods of time and using unlicensed security guards to ward people off.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnJun 16th, 2021

Zoom agrees to pay whopping settlement fee over ‘zoombombing’ and privacy

Videoconferencing company Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its privacy and security practices......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 44 min. ago

Zoom Agrees to $85M Settlement in Possible Class Action Over Data-Sharing, Zoombombing

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million — and to bolster its security practices — to settle a lawsuit that had claimed Zoom violated users' privacy rights by sharing their personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, and by failing to sto.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 12 min. ago

The Case for Another Antitrust Action Against Microsoft

"Since its own brush with antitrust regulation decades ago, Microsoft has slipped past significant scrutiny," argues a new article from The Atlantic. But it also asks if there's now a case for another antitrust action — or if we're convinced.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 12 min. ago

Zoom settles "zoombombing" and data privacy lawsuit for $85 million

Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay $85 million in a preliminary lawsuit settlement filed Saturday afternoon. The deal is in response to a class action lawsuit over users' concerns over the company allegedly having shared personal data with Faceb.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 12 min. ago

Are Python Libraries Riddled With Security Holes?

"Almost half of the packages in the official Python Package Index (PyPI) repository have at least one security issue," reports TechRadar, citing a new analysis by Finnish researchers, which even found five packages with more than a thousand issues ea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 12 min. ago

Remote Work Without VPN Patches? Govt Security Agencies Reveal Most Exploited Vulnerabilities

Slashdot reader storagedude quotes eSecurityPlanet : The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joined counterparts in the UK and Australia Wednesday to announce the top 30 vulnerabilities exploited since the start o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News20 hr. 12 min. ago

Genshin Impact is the closest you can get to playing Breath of the Wild on PC

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play game that resembles Zelda BOTW's action but has developed further to become much more than a simple copycat. Climb any mountain, swim across any river, and glide over the world below, taking in the jaw-dropping scener.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News22 hr. 44 min. ago

UK Pharmaceutical Firm Fined For Hiking Drug Price 6,000%

Slashdot reader Bruce66423 shares a report from the Guardian: The UK's competition watchdog has imposed fines of more than £100m on the pharmaceutical company Advanz and its former private equity owners after it was found to have inflated the p.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap home security camera deals for August 2021: Arlo, Nest, Ring, EZVIZ

If you're looking for cheap home security cameras, here are many choices with crucial features and low prices......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap GoPro deals for August 2021

In the market for an action cam? Learn more about the GoPro line and the best GoPro deals available right now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap Fitbit deals for August 2021

Out of shape? Get a head start on your summer beach bod with the best cheap Fitbit deals currently available......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Nobel Winner Steven Weinberg, Who Unified Two of Physics" Fundamental Forces, Has Died

Long-time Slashdot reader Mogster quotes : Steven Weinberg, a Nobel-prize winning physicist whose work helped link two of the four fundamental forces, has died at the age of 88, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) announced Saturday (July.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Texas Instruments" New Calculator Will Run Programs Written in Python

"Dallas-based Texas Instruments' latest generation of calculators is getting a modern-day update with the addition of programming language Python," reports the Dallas Morning News: The goal is to expand students' ability to explore science, technolo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

After YouTube-dl Incident, GitHub"s DMCA Process Now Includes Free Legal Help

"GitHub has announced a partnership with the Stanford Law School to support developers facing takedown requests related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)," reports VentureBeat: While the DMCA may be better known as a law for protecting.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

5 ways geofencing makes your smart home smarter

Goefencing can add even more convenience and utility to your smart home, as well as improve your home's overall security......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Government Denies Blue Origin"s Challenge To NASA"s Lunar Lander Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract solely to Elon Musk's SpaceX. CNBC reports: "NASA did not violate proc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

US government watchdog rejects Blue Origin’s protest over lunar lander contract

The Government Accountability Office said that it was denying both Blue Origin’s protest and a separate challenge filed by Dynetics. Blue Origin’s protest to a U.S. governmental watchdog over NASA’s decision to award SpaceX a mult.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Kodiak Robotics’ founder says tight focus on autonomous trucks is working

"We will need to raise more money, as you pointed out, that's certainly no secret, but I think that we have multiple options to do that." Kodiak Robotics is one of the last private autonomous vehicles companies focused on trucking that is s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

California wildfire flares but within line crews have built

California's largest wildfire so far this year was flaring up Friday but it was because the flames were chewing through unburned islands of vegetation within a perimeter that firefighters have built, authorities said......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

US watchdog upholds SpaceX"s Moon lander contract

NASA did not violate regulations when it decided to give SpaceX the sole contract to build a Moon lander, a watchdog said Friday, in a ruling that denied challenges by competitors Blue Origin and Dynetics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021