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1 Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc. , a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps.

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO

Meg Whitman will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. early next year, the company said Tuesday.

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The Best Black Friday deals of 2017 | Cult of Mac

The holiday season is finally upon us and you know what that means? Killer deals on all the tech gadgets you’ve been lusting after all year.

The Best Target Black Friday Tech Deals

Not to worry. Before you can properly digest your Thanksgiving dinner, retailers around the country will be offering steep discounts on anything you could possibly need, and a few things you didn't know you needed. Target will open its doors from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving Day if you're feeling ambitious, though all in-store deals will also be available on Doors open again at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race — ProPublica

After Stretch’s public statement, we wondered whether the ability to buy discriminatory housing ads had really been addressed. So we set out to buy an advertisement with the exact same targeting parameters as the ad we bought last year. The ad promoted a fictional apartment for rent and was targeted at people living in New York, ages 18–65, who were house hunting and likely to move. We asked Facebook not to show the ad to people categorized under the “multicultural affinity” of Hispanic, African American or Asian American.

Google has been secretly tracking Android phone locations

For most of 2017, Google collected the addresses of nearby cell towers as part of the data it routinely gathered from its users once their phones were connected to the internet. 

8 Uber hid data breach of 57 million users, drivers

Uber revealed Tuesday that hackers stole data on 57 million drivers and riders in October of 2016. The data included personal information such as names, email addresses and drivers' license numbers, but not social security numbers or credit card information.

Uber concealed a massive hack that exposed the data of 57 million users last year

In a public statement , he acknowledged that unauthorized users finagled access to Uber’s account with a third-party cloud provider.  They were able to download 600,000 names and accompanying driver’s license numbers as well as the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of some 57 million riders and drivers. The ride-hailing company did not disclose the attack to either customers, drivers, or regulators.

Today's Cryptocurrency Gaffe: Hacker Makes Off With $30 Million in Tether

While many cryptocoins seek to transcend conventional currency, the cryptocurrency Tether claims to back each of its issued tokens with an equal amount of redeemable cash held in a private reserve. That keeps its value predictable, but presents a problem if a token is stolen from one of the company’s “treasury” wallets. Today, Token’s development team has exactly 30,950,010 problems.

CBS fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

NEW: CBS News terminates Charlie Rose following allegations of sexual misconduct. "There is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace," says CBS News President David Rhodes.

Apple removes Skype from its app store in China

"We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law, therefore these apps have been removed from the App Store in China," an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters.

Colorado doesn't think Uber's background checks are good enough

Colorado criminal investigators crosschecked Uber's driver records with information from the Colorado Crime Information Center and court databases. Of the 57 drivers they found, 12 had felony convictions and 17 had major moving vehicle violations, such as drunk or reckless driving. They also found 63 drivers with either a suspended, revoked or cancelled driver's license.

Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a cyber attack that exposed the personal data of 57 million people

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to cover up a 2016 cyberattack that exposed the personal data of 57 million people, including both riders and drivers, Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer reported Tuesday.

Uber leaked info on 57 million people—then tried to cover it up

To cover up the data breach, Uber had paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the data and stay quiet, according to Bloomberg. The details and the subsequent firing of the CSO are only being made public due to a legal obligation.

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Andras Cser, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, explains how companies should prepare for tech's next big wave of innovation.

What the End of Net Neutrality Means For You

We knew it was coming , but on Tuesday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan to gut net neutrality and hand over control of the internet to service providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon (which also happens to be Pai’s former employer).

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

Vrvana’s camera-based AR approach differs from competitors like Microsoft, which is utilizing transparent, projection-based displays for its HoloLens headset. The Totem holds a number of advantages over these systems, most notably in that it is able to overlay fully opaque, true-color animations on top of the real world rather than the ghost-like projections of other headsets which critically cannot display the color black. This allows the headset to do what it calls “seamless blend” transitions between VR and AR environments.

How to monitor your Docker containers with ctop

That's right, one of the best means of monitoring your containers is an open source tool, found on Github , called ctop. With this app, you can get a quick overview of your containers, their names, IDs, and how much CPU, Memory, and Network Rx/Tx data. Ctop even allows you to filter what you're viewing, and gives you an expanded view of a selected container. Although it may not offer a massive amount of features, it does the job and does it well. The tool is easy to install, and even easier to use. I'll demonstrate on a Ubuntu 16.04 platform, but ctop can be installed on nearly any Linux distribution.

Here are all the companies that have bought Tesla's electric semi truck so far

While the pre-orders denote a definite interest in the electric truck, the low numbers seem to indicate that many companies want to experiment with the technology before fully committing to it. Most of the companies that have pre-ordered the trucks have existing fleets of hundreds or thousands of trucks.

Love Hotel Janitor Turns Tycoon With Plans to Sweep Away Sleaze

Lee Su-jin used to work at a love hotel in South Korea, changing sheets and cleaning up after couples who had paid for a few hours of privacy. Sixteen years on, he’s using the knowledge he gained to transform the industry.

5 chatbots transforming work around the world

"In a world where so many people have smartphones and are accustomed to 24/7 connectivity, the convenience of a Facebook-integrated chatbot is unparalleled," Darcy said. "It's an additional option for people who may need help getting through a difficult time, to help provide a therapeutic experience to those who may otherwise not receive it — whatever the reason. We view this as a big leap forward in digital health, particularly in the global challenge to democratize healthcare."

Beware of the bots: how they're created and why they matter

A botnet is any type of computer program script written to emulate a real person. When referring to social media, it's a fake profile or account. Often times, bots and fake news go hand-in-hand because bots are used to spread fake news stories. "With bots, you can get a lot of scale very, very quickly," Essaid said. "And so something that normally wouldn't have got the time of day can be amplified and seem legitimate in a matter of seconds."

Your iPhone X may have been made by high schoolers working overtime

During the course of a recent audit, we discovered instances of student interns working overtime at a supplier facility in China. We’ve confirmed the students worked voluntarily, were compensated and provided benefits, but they should not have been allowed to work overtime.

Windows 10 switchover will cost Linux champion Munich €50m

A proposal that Munich should also switch from the open-source office suite LibreOffice to Microsoft Office is more complicated, due to what the council calls the potential "high costs" of such a move. For that reason the council will only be asked to approve a pilot of Microsoft Office on Thursday. Under this trial, 6,000 instances of Microsoft Office 2016 would be run on virtual machines, to assess the costs and the technical barriers to a wholesale move to Microsoft Office. There are indications that a full rollout of Microsoft Office 2016 could be even more expensive than the return to Windows, with one report suggesting the combined cost with the Windows migration could be higher than €100m .

FCC chief moves to eliminate net neutrality regulations

The heart of the Pai's repeal of the net neutrality rules is rolling back this utility classification of broadband and stripping the FCC of its authority to regulate the internet. In so doing, the proposal undercuts the legal standing for the rest of the rules, even the parts that people agreed on. This means the new proposal eliminates the no-blocking, no-throttling and no paid-prioritization rules, which allowed broadband companies to charge internet companies for speedier access to their customers.

How to have an all-potato Thanksgiving dinner

Friends, let me tell you: It can be done. An all-mashed potato Thanksgiving dinner can happen for you – just ask the highly creative food bloggers of the internet.

The FTC is investigating TripAdvisor after it censored users' reports of rape

"We are not aware of an inquiry by the Federal Trade Commission nor have they contacted us. TripAdvisor is a global user-generated content platform that enables travelers to post positive and negative reviews and forum content about their experiences. We receive 290 pieces of content a minute and need to ensure that information posted on our site adheres to our content guidelines to ensure the integrity of these posts. We stand by our publishing guidelines and how they are applied.

Pixar’s John Lasseter taking leave of absence after sexual harassment complaints

“I’ve recently had a number of difficult conversations that have been very painful for me. It’s never easy to face your missteps, but it’s the only way to learn from them,” he writes in the memo. “Collectively, you mean the world to me, and I deeply apologize if I have let you down. I especially want to apologize to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line in any way, shape, or form. No matter how benign my intent, everyone has the right to set their own boundaries and have them respected.”

This Chinese tech giant became first in Asia worth over $500B

Tencent is one of China's three top tech companies, alongside e-commerce company Alibaba and search giant Baidu, who are collectively known as BAT. The company may have become the first to achieve the milestone, but Alibaba isn't trailing far behind; it's now valued at almost $482 billion.

Tesla’s Burning Through $4 Billion a Year

Elon Musk said last week that Tesla Inc. is designing a new sports car that could go from zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds. Not bad, but here’s a speed number that investors might want to focus on instead: 

Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

Vrvana’s camera-based AR approach differs from competitors like Microsoft, which is utilizing transparent, projection-based displays for its HoloLens headset. The Totem holds a number of advantages over these systems, most notably in that it is able to overlay fully opaque, true-color animations on top of the real world rather than the ghost-like projections of other headsets which critically cannot display the color black. This allows the headset to do what it calls “seamless blend” transitions between VR and AR environments.

Amazon Brings One Piece of Good News for Australian Retailers

Uber covered up a cyberattack last year that exposed data of 57 million riders and drivers

Uber suffered a large-scale cyberattack in October of 2016 that exposed the confidential data of 57 million customers and drivers, according to a Bloomberg report published today . Former CEO Travis Kalanick was informed of the hack just one month after it transpired, but it was not publicly announced and in fact was concealed by Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and his subordinates, the report says, leading Uber to fire the executive and one of his lieutenants this week.

You can now send Facebook Messenger photos in higher resolution

Facebook Messenger has gotten a bunch of upgrades over the past year , and now you can add the ability to send higher-resolution photos to the list. Starting today, Facebook is rolling out the ability to send “4K” photos on the Messenger app in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. The company says it will also be introduced to additional countries in the coming weeks.

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Disney/Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence after 'missteps'

Facebook’s ad platform still lets users discriminate against protected minorities

This is yet another example of the whack-a-mole nature of Facebook’s ad platform problems. Every time an example like this pops up, the company explains that it was never supposed to happen and that it is going to fix the system. “This was a failure in our enforcement and we’re disappointed that we fell short of our commitments,” Ami Vora, vice president of product management at Facebook, told ProPublica .

The FCC's plan to undo net neutrality is about to be revealed

All three described the upcoming plans as a "full repeal," reversing a decision to treat broadband as a utility and removing protections preventing ISPs from blocking, slowing down or charging extra to deliver different kinds of content, while also reassigning regulation of any anticompetitive behavior to the FTC. Gigi B. Sohn, a former counselor to the previous FCC Chairman, said in a statement that "In a few short weeks, the big broadband providers will be free to double their prices, extract extra tolls on fast lanes for online businesses, and track and sell their customers' web browsing activity. Senator Brian Schatz tweeted that "You pay the ISP, you get the whole Internet. What the FCC is doing is revoking that rule... I generally prefer that this kind of thing get settled in the legislative branch."

Henry Cavill's mustache was digitally removed in 'Justice League' and it's laughably bad

While advancements in digital mustache removing technology has come a long way in the past years, the upper lip on Cavill is laughably bad, and probably could have been avoided if the studios were able to come to an agreement. For instance: would anyone have noticed if Cavill's character in Mission: Impossible 6 had a fake mustache? Probably not.

Kalanick Needs to Explain His Role in Uber's Cyberattack

The new Uber Technologies Inc. CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, essentially fell on his sword and apologized for the company's data breach and inexplicable failure to disclose it promptly. What he left unsaid was the role of Kalanick, the CEO at the time of the cyberattack and still an active participant in the company's strategy and board of directors. 

Gifts for the Wannabe Molecular Gastronomist

Though some lifestyle gurus may claim to subsist on “chemical free” food, such a thing does not exist. Like the entire world around us, food is made up of complex chemical systems, and those systems can be manipulated to make olive oil powders, cocktail spheres, or cheese sauce from any cheese, even the ones that don’t melt so well. If you know someone who views their kitchen as a laboratory, these gifts are for them.

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The head of the FCC unveiled plans to roll back rules keeping internet providers from blocking, slowing and charging consumers for certain web content

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Uber: Info from 57 million clients, drivers at risk

The Multitasking Secrets Of MSNBC Anchor Joy-Ann Reid

Technology has made it a lot easier to be productive. It’s incredibly helpful to be able to get little bits of information quickly. I used to have this ritual of going through the  New York Times and the  Washington Post [online], but now I just don’t have time to do that. That would take up my whole morning. So I put specific and important reporters and people on alert so that if they post something new, I get it right away. Unfortunately I’ve had to put Trump on alert as well, because he will tend to blow up our show. Twitter is really useful for that. I think social media tools are helpful, so long as you pick your social media wisely.

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Airbus is looking forward to a pilotless future that will help cut carriers' costs

5 Types of Interactive Content to Supercharge Your Content Marketing

A quirky, intelligent, and well-thought out concept for interactive content doesn’t come easy and should be left to the professionals. If you are a start-up or a small scale business, your first rule should be to focus on high-quality content, and once you have established yourself – then you can think about interactive content.

The Best Mac VPNs of 2017

One last point about trust has to do with location. Many readers have written to us asking whether they should trust a VPN company located in a place with repressive internet policies, such as China, or somewhere known for cybercrime, such as parts of Eastern Europe. These are valid concerns, but as with a company's information gathering policies, we think it's best to assume everyone is innocent until proven otherwise. Without proof of actual bad behavior, we believe it would be irresponsible to say a company should be avoided based solely on the location of its headquarters. You may feel differently. All of our reviews note where each VPN company has its headquarters, so you can decide for yourself, if you disagree with our stance.

While America Denies Climate Change, The Dutch Are Making Art About It

“I don’t think there’s a lack of money or tech in this world–there’s a lack of imagination,” Roosegaarde says of his exhibits. “The global challenges we’re facing are signs of bad design. We’re badly designing planet Earth. We’re saying, let’s design our way out of it.”

This Stranger Things Fan Film Shows the Upside Down as an International Threat

The mystery at the heart of Netflix’s Stranger Things has only affected the small town of Hawkins, Indiana... as far as we know. But what if the Upside Down isn’t just a local problem? What if the vines, tunnels, and monsters were more widespread—perhaps even worldwide? An impressive fan film brings the strangeness of Stranger Things to the Roswell of Great Britain.

Vine's Co-Founder Is Very Concerned About Salad

The Daily Beast ultimately ran its interview with Rogowsky and it’s as uneventful as you’d imagine. But now that Yusopov added such tremendous color to the piece, it’s a true gem. When the reporter informed him that his unhinged comments would be part of the piece, Yusopov put Rogowsky on the phone and told him, “Now they want to reframe the story as me threatening to fire you. Do you think that’s a good idea?” Sadly, we don’t get Rogowsky’s reply, but we have to assume that he did not feel that it was a good idea. When your boss flips out over your endorsements of salad and trivia, you don’t want to do anything to piss him off.

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