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A family tracking app was leaking real-time location data  TechCrunch · 23 hours
A popular family tracking app was leaking the real-time locations of more than 238,000 users for weeks after the developer left a server exposed without a password. The app, Family... more
Finnish authorities to investigate Nokia-branded phones sending data to China  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Finnish data protection watchdog has confirmed it’s investigating HMD Global’s Nokia-branded phones over reports they... more
Streaming site Kanopy exposed viewing habits of users, researcher says  TechCrunch · 3 days
On-demand video streaming site Kanopy has fixed a leaking server that exposed the detailed viewing habits of its users. Security researcher Justin Paine discovered the leaking Elasticsearch database... more
Facebook passwords by the hundreds of millions sat exposed in plain text - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The social network plans to notify all those users whose passwords were not encrypted on its internal servers. more
Nokia 7 Plus Units Sent Data to Chinese Server in 'Error', Says HMD Global  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
“An error in software packaging process in a single batch of one device model,” HMD Global sent in a statement. more
Save more than $3,000 on this Microsoft SQL Server Certification bundle  Windows Central · 3 days
Microsoft SQL Server is among the most used database management systems in the world, and companies big and small are in need of trained IT professionals... more
Here’s how you’ll access Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service  TechCrunch · 5 days
Google isn’t launching a gaming console. The company is launching a service instead, Stadia. You’ll be able to run a game on a server and stream the video feed to... more
Watch Google unveil its mysterious gaming project live right here  TechCrunch · 5 days
Google is holding a press event at the Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern Time, 5... more
Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs  TechCrunch · 6 days
Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data... more
Myspace deleted 12 years’ worth of music in a botched server migration  THE VERGE · 6 days
Were you in a band with a Myspace page between 2003 and 2015? If you were, then any music you uploaded to the social... more
ClimaCell bets on IoT for better weather forecasts  TechCrunch · 6 days
To accurately forecast the weather, you first need lots of data — not just to train your forecasting models but also to generate more precise and granular forecasts. Typically, this has been... more
MySpace may have lost more than a decade’s worth of user music  TechCrunch · 6 days
It’s not as if the internet needed another cautionary tale about backing up data, but for many artists, this news is heartbreaking nonetheless. MySpace... more
MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads  BBC · 6 days
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration. more
A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed  TechCrunch · 7 days
A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company,... more
Facebook Blames 'Server Configuration Change' for Massive Outage  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook blamed a "server configuration change" Thursday for a massive outage affecting its applications around the world and brought fresh attention to the embattled social networking leader. more
Facebook blames ‘server configuration change’ after platform goes down for almost a day  Global News · 1 week
All the social network said Thursday was that the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a “server configuration change.”... more
Facebook blames ‘service configuration change’ after platform goes down for almost a day  Global News · 1 week
All the social network said Thursday was that the outages, which affected users and advertisers worldwide, resulted from a “server configuration change.”... more
Facebook blames long outage on 'server configuration change'  CBC · 1 week
Facebook and Instagram service have been restored, the company says, after a lengthy, widespread outage that it blames on a... more
Steam releases APIs to combat DDoS attacks and improve networking  Windows Central · 1 week
This is a great move. Steam is facing a lot of competition from numerous fronts these days, and it looks like Valve decided to change its policies when... more
Facebook owes us an explanation  THE VERGE · 1 week
Yesterday, somewhere in the sixth hour of Facebook’s record outage, I sat dumbfounded alongside my fellow editors at The Verge. We wondered how it was possible... more
Facebook blames server tweak for blackout issues  BBC · 1 week
A server configuration change is blamed for global disruption to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. more
Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage  TechCrunch · 1 week
Facebook has finally released its assessment of what was responsible for yesterday’s massive outage of its Instagram, Messenger, and core Facebook service. Contrary to the thesis circulating yesterday that it... more
Valve lets you stream Steam games from anywhere  TechCrunch · 1 week
Valve doesn’t want to miss the cloud gaming bandwagon. As PC Gamer spotted, The company quietly released a beta version of Steam Link Anywhere. As the name suggests, it lets you turn... more
Facebook says outages due to 'server configuration change'  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Facebook says its lengthy outage problems were the result of a "server configuration change." more
Gearbest security lapse exposed millions of shopping orders  TechCrunch · 1 week
Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed millions of user profiles and shopping orders, security researchers have found. Security researcher Noam Rotem found an Elasticsearch server leaking millions of records each... more
Stacktrace Podcast 027: “Let’s spelunk my life”  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
It’s time for some new, alternative, avenues of spelunking — including Apple’s career website, and… Rambo’s digital life? Also, how Swift compares... more
The meaning of Nginx and F5  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
F5 Networks took a dive yesterday after the company announced it was acquiring open-source web server NGINX. While media coverage of the deal was largely positive, the public markets appeared much more skeptical, as F5 stock... more
Amazon Domain Battle Rages on as Internet Overseer Postpones Decision  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Brazil on Monday thanked the global body that oversees Internet addresses for extending until April a deadline for Amazon basin nations to reach a deal with Amazon.com. more
F5 acquires NGINX for $670M to move into open-source, multi-cloud services  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Multi-cloud architecture is a huge trend in enterprise, and today F5 made a big move to bring its own business closer to it. The company, which... more
Bill to route internet through Russian servers spurs protest  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Several thousand rally in Moscow against bill that would route all internet traffic through servers in Russia, arousing censorship worries more
Cybersecurity study of the dark web exposes vulnerability to machine identities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A thriving marketplace for SSL and TLS certificates -- small data files used to facilitate confidential communication between organizations' servers and their clients' computers -- exists... more
Car alarms with security flaws put 3 million vehicles at risk of hijack  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Two popular car alarm systems have fixed security vulnerabilities that allowed researchers to remotely track, hijack and take control of vehicles with... more
Can The Division 2 be played offline?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: No. The Division 2 requires players to be connected to the internet since it's a shared-world experience and relies on its servers. Get the game: The Division 2 Standard Edition ($60 at... more
Apple tied to privacy domain, suggesting future security marketing - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The iPhone maker, which makes privacy a selling point for its devices, appears to be gearing up for another marketing push with PrivacyIsImportant.com. more
Apple quietly updates the quality of the British Siri voice  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Seemingly through a server-side change, Apple is quietly updating some of the international Siri text-to-speech synthesizers.... more
Apple Registers PrivacyIsImportant.com Domain Name  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple has registered the domain name PrivacyIsImportant.com, according to a WHOIS record discovered by MacRumors. The records indicate that Apple took possession of the domain name... more
Jibo robot signals its own demise with a dance  BBC · 3 weeks
Owners of the "social robot" Jibo say the device has been telling them its servers are soon to be switched off. more
Apple registers PrivacyIsImportant․com domain, not yet in use  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
WhoIs records show that Apple has purchased the domain PrivacyIsImportant.com, a domain which hasn’t previously been owned. The domain is... more
The lonely death of Jibo, the social robot  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
We knew this moment was coming — we just never expected it to arrive so soon. Jibo owners all over are reporting a final death rattle from their beloved home robot. The... more
Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
The servers running Jibo, a connected home robot, are about to be shut down, and the robot has started informing its owners with a... more
Researchers obtain a command server used by North Korean hacker group  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
In a rare move, government officials have handed security researchers a seized server believed to be used by North Korean hackers to launch dozens of targeted... more
How to set up a VPN  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Virtual private networks (VPNs) can offer an additional layer of security and privacy. Whether you’re working on a public Wi-Fi network and want to... more
[Update: Open registration] Google announces .dev top-level domain, open registration in February  9to5Google · 3 weeks
During Day 1 of the 2018 Chrome Dev Summit, among the other announcements shared, one seemed to slip under the radar. Squeezed between the... more
Fortnite Season 8 is about to kick off — here’s what to expect  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Fortnite Season 8 is almost here. There’s a lot we don’t know — most things, really — but the long wait will... more
Dow Jones’ watchlist of 2.4 million high-risk individuals has leaked  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A watchlist of risky individuals and corporate entities owned by Dow Jones has been exposed, after a company with access to the database left it on a server... more
Computer servers 'stranded' in space  BBC · 4 weeks
A pair of "off-the-shelf" servers sent up to the International Space Station have still not returned to Earth. more
HPE computers stranded in space  BBC · 4 weeks
A pair of "off-the-shelf" servers sent up to the International Space Station have still not returned to Earth. more
HP Enterprise computers stranded in space  BBC · 4 weeks
A pair of "off-the-shelf" servers sent up to the International Space Station have still not returned to Earth. more
HP computer stranded in space  BBC · 4 weeks
A pair of "off-the-shelf" servers sent up to the International Space Station in an experiment still have not returned to Earth. more
Cloudflare expands its government warrant canaries  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
When the government comes for your data, tech companies can’t always tell you. But thanks to a legal loophole, companies can say if they haven’t had a visit yet That’s opened up an interesting clause that... more
ICANN warns of “ongoing and significant” attacks against internet’s DNS infrastructure  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
The internet’s address book keeper has warned of an “ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the domain name system infrastructure, following months of increased... more
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Girl on the Third Floor is a skin-crawling horror movie about home improvement
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The One Moto Show is the best motorcycle show you've never been to - Roadshow
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Shazam! finally lets DC superheroes be joyous fun
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[Update: Live on Android, web] Google Voice adds ‘Anonymous Caller ID’ option
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12 new trailers you should watch this week
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Apple’s latest Apple Watch how-to videos cover fitness features and more
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[Update: Again] Google promoting Play Store editorial stories, lists with app notifications
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A New Jersey high school adapted Alien for its spring play
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Blink-182's Tom DeLonge wants to prove aliens exist in new History Channel show - CNET
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Final Cut Friday: FCP X 10.4.6 update [Video]
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Feature Request: NRC-style Apple Watch run tracking achievements like fastest 5K
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Huawei P30 phone announcement: How to watch, what to expect - CNET
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This unusual Sikorsky-Boeing helicopter just made its first flight - CNET
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In Netflix's After Life, Ricky Gervais grieves, and we're uplifted - CNET
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Pixel 3 Starter Kit: Some of the best clear case options [Video]
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Logan Paul’s satirical flat Earth doc gets to the heart of YouTube’s recommendation issue
THE VERGE
Google Lens will be integrated into Xiaomi’s MIUI camera app on Pocophone F1, Redmi devices
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What’s in your bag, Anne-Marie?
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is leaving Netflix next month
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HBO’s Deadwood movie gets a trailer and a May 31st release date
THE VERGE
Cult role-playing game Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines is getting a sequel in 2020
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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode - CNET
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All Avengers: Endgame trailers rounded up -- 'Whatever it takes' - CNET
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WeChat could get a lot more fun outside China with global mini games
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Chrome for Android’s tab groups are an easy way to organize tasks, here’s a sneak peek [Video]
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