Facebook apps logged users’ passwords in plaintext, due to the fact that why not

Facebook apps logged users’ passwords in plaintext, due to the fact...

Enlarge / Facebook Lite users made up the majority of Facebook accounts exposed internally by plaintext password logging, according to a Facebook spokesperson. Facebook has mined a lot of data about its users over the years—relationships, political leanings, and even phone call logs. And now it appears Facebook may have inadvertently extracted another bit of…
Apple CEO Tim Cook gets in touch with Bloomberg to withdraw its Chinese spy story

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets in touch with Bloomberg to withdraw...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg Business to retract a story that said his company was the victim of a hardware-based attack carried out by the Chinese government. It's the first time Apple has ever publicly demanded a retraction, according to BuzzFeed. Since Bloomberg published the exclusive article 15 days ago, a gaggle…
Google Play malware utilized phones’ movement sensing units to hide itself

Google Play malware utilized phones’ movement sensing units to hide itself

Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection—they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn’t load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks. The thinking behind the monitoring is that sensors in real end-user devices…
Sorry, Ajit: Comcast reduced cable television financial investment regardless of net neutrality repeal

Sorry, Ajit: Comcast reduced cable television financial investment regardless of net...

Enlarge / A Comcast service vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Getty Images | jetcityimage Comcast's cable division spent 3 percent less on capital expenditures last year, despite promises that the repeal of net neutrality rules would boost broadband network investment. Comcast's cable division spent $7.95 billion on capital expenditures during calendar year 2017,…
June postscript: 5 uncommon things you can make in an Internet-connected oven

June postscript: 5 uncommon things you can make in an Internet-connected...

Enlarge / The air-fried "churros" were delicious, but they tasted nothing at all like churros. Megan Geuss Earlier this month, Ars reviewed the June Oven, an Internet-connected, seven-in-one device that pushes the boundaries of the traditional toaster oven. Overall, I felt pretty positive about the June, especially the internal camera that allows you to watch your…
50 years on, we’re living the truth initially revealed at the “Mom of All Demonstrations”

50 years on, we’re living the truth initially revealed at the...

Douglas Engelbart during his 1968 demonstration. SRI International A half century ago, computer history took a giant leap when Douglas Engelbart—then a mid-career 43-year-old engineer at Stanford Research Institute in the heart of Silicon Valley—gave what has come to be known as the " mother of all demos." On December 9, 1968 at a computer…
Vote outcomes: Building will continue Vogtle nuclear reactor

Vote outcomes: Building will continue Vogtle nuclear reactor

Construction at the Vogtle nuclear power plant. The four owners of the new additions to the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia agreed on Thursday that construction on the two additional reactors can go forward. The agreement was made despite growing opposition among some local lawmakers and at least one community-owned utility. The decision throws…
Windstream, ISP with 1 million consumers, declare personal bankruptcy

Windstream, ISP with 1 million consumers, declare personal bankruptcy

Windstream—an Internet service provider in mainly rural areas—today filed for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy was spurred by a court ruling from February 15 that could cost Windstream hundreds of millions of dollars. The company said the bankruptcy will help prevent negative impacts on customers. Windstream filed petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States…
Verizon caves, will not charge “spam” charge for texts from instructors to trainees

Verizon caves, will not charge “spam” charge for texts from instructors...

Verizon has decided not to charge a new fee that would have forced the shutdown of a free texting service used by teachers, students, youth sports coaches, and other community groups. Remind, a company that offers both free and paid communication services for teachers and other users, declared victory today. That's a big change from…
Amazon’s newest program to suppress emissions? One shipment day per home, each week

Amazon’s newest program to suppress emissions? One shipment day per home,...

Enlarge / Completed customer orders are seen in their boxes, awaiting delivery, at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre on November 14, 2018, in Hemel Hempstead, England. On Thursday, Amazon announced that it would be making a program widely available to Amazon Prime members that would allow them to schedule all deliveries for a single day, once…
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