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  • Signal Adds a New Privacy-Focused Signal Payments Feature. Some people think this is a sellout. April 9, 2021
    Signal announced on Tuesday that as a part of its latest beta, it’s adding support for a new Signal Payments feature that allows Signal users to send “privacy focused payments as easily as sending or receiving a message.” These payments are only going to be available to Android and iOS Signal users in the UK […]
  • How Bill Hwang of Archegos Capital Lost $20 Billion in Two Days April 8, 2021
    Before he lost it all—all $20 billion—Bill Hwang was the greatest trader you’d never heard of. Starting in 2013, he parlayed more than $200 million left over from his shuttered hedge fund into a mind-boggling fortune by betting on stocks. Had he folded his hand in early March and cashed in, Hwang, 57, would have […]
  • Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof April 8, 2021
    We updated our personal data leak checker database with more than 780,000 email addresses associated with this leak. Use it to find out if your LinkedIn profile has been scraped by the threat actors. Days after a massive Facebook data leak made the headlines, it seems like we’re in for another one, this time involving […]
  • Facebook Says It’s Your Fault That Hackers Got Half a Billion User Phone Numbers April 8, 2021
    A database containing the phone numbers of more than half a billion Facebook users is being freely traded online, and Facebook is trying to pin the blame on everyone but themselves. A blog post titled “The Facts on News Reports About Facebook Data,” published Tuesday evening, is designed to silence the growing criticism the company […]
  • Google illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint by Max Schrems April 8, 2021
    Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent. Android phones generate unique advertising codes, similar to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), that allow Google and third parties to track users’ browsing behavior in order […]
  • Mixed Reactions to New Nirvana Song Generated by Google’s AI April 5, 2021
    On the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Engadget reports: Were he still alive today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would be 52 years old. Every February 20th, on the day of his birthday, fans wonder what songs he would write if he hadn’t died of suicide nearly 30 years ago. While we’ll never know the […]
  • Google Asked to Hide TorrentFreak Article Reporting that ‘The Mandalorian’ Was Widely Pirated April 5, 2021
    Google was asked to remove a TorrentFreak article from its search results this week. The article in question reported that “The Mandalorian” was the most pirated TV show of 2020. This notice claims to identify several problematic URLs that allegedly infringe the copyrights of Disney’s hit series The Mandalorian. This is not unexpected, as The […]
  • Stolen Data of 533 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online April 4, 2021
    A user in a low level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online. The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on […]
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation resurrects plans for crewed Dream Chaser spaceplane, inflatable space station April 2, 2021
    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has unveiled plans for an enormous inflatable space station tended by cargo and crew carrying versions of its Dream Chaser spaceplane. “There is no scalable space travel industry without a spaceplane,” said SNC chair and owner Eren Ozmen. That’s handy, because with the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the Dream Chaser […]
  • SCO Linux FUD Returns From the Dead April 2, 2021
    × SCO Linux FUD Returns From the Dead (zdnet.com) 115 Posted by msmash on Thursday April 01, 2021 @12:47PM from the how-about-that dept. wiredog shares a ZDNet report: I have literally been covering SCO’s legal attempts to prove that IBM illegally copied Unix’s source code into Linux for over 17 years. I’ve written well over […]

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