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  • Apple Announces New Apple TV 4K With Redesigned Siri Remote
    The new Apple TV sports a more powerful A12 Bionic chip that lets it play HDR video at higher frame rates. It also comes equipped with a redesigned Siri remote. The Verge reports: The new Siri remote has an iPod-style scroll wheel, a five-way click p…
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Apr 21, 12:25am -
  • YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets 'Freedom Expression' Award Sponsored By YouTube
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Newsweek: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki received a "Free Expression" award from the Freedom Forum Institute in a virtual ceremony sponsored by YouTube, an online video platform owned by Google. On Thursday, YouTu…
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Apr 21, 12:02am -
  • Venmo to Allow Customers to Buy, Sell and Hold Cryptocurrencies
    PayPal on Tuesday will begin allowing select customers of its Venmo app to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies as consumers increasingly look for ways to pile into the digital assets. Bloomberg reports: The firm will make it available to all the app…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 11:20pm -
  • Hackers Are Exploiting a Pulse Secure 0-Day To Breach Orgs Around the World
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Hackers backed by nation-states are exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN to bypass two-factor authentication protections and gain stealthy access to networks belonging to a…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 10:40pm -
  • Ransomware Gang Tried To Extort Apple Hours Ahead of Tuesday Event
    An anonymous reader writes: The operators of the REvil ransomware are demanding that Apple pay a ransom demand to avoid having confidential information leaked on the dark web. The REvil crew claims it came into possession of Apple product data after…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 10:02pm -
  • Chat App Discord Ends Takeover Talks With Microsoft
    Microsoft and video-game chat company Discord have ended takeover talks after Discord rejected a $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing a people familiar with the matter. From the report: Discord is now focused on a potential public list…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 9:22pm -
  • The New iPad Pro Features Apple's M1 Chip
    At today's Spring Loaded event, Apple unveiled a new version of the iPad Pro, equipped with the M1 chip that was first introduced on the company's Mac line. TechCrunch reports: The new chip sports an 8-core CPU, with performance up to 50% faster than…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 9:01pm -
  • FTC Issues Stern Warning: Biased AI May Break the Law
    The Federal Trade Commission has signaled that it's taking a hard look at bias in AI, warning businesses that selling or using such systems could constitute a violation of federal law. From a report: "The FTC Act prohibits unfair or deceptive practic…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 8:40pm -
  • Would Be Cool if Everyone Normalized These Pesky Data Leaks, Says Data-Leaking Facebook in Leaked Memo
    Facebook wants you to believe that the scraping of 533 million people's personal data from its platform, and the dumping of that data online by nefarious people, is something to be "normalised." The Register: A blundering Facebook public relations op…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 8:04pm -
  • Tile Bashes Apple's New AirTag as Unfair Competition
    Now that Apple's lost item finder AirTag has officially been introduced, competitor Tile is going on record ahead of its testimony in front of Congress tomorrow about how it perceives Apple's latest product. In a statement, Tile CEO CJ Prober said to…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 7:21pm -
  • Geico Admits Fraudsters Stole Customers' Driver's License Numbers For Months
    Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., has fixed a security bug that let fraudsters steal customers' driver's license numbers from its website. From a report: In a data breach notice filed with the California attorney general's office, G…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 6:44pm -
  • Apple Introduces M1 Chip-Powered iMac
    Apple has finally given the world a dramatic new iMac redesign, aimed at the company's long-standing goal of "making the computer disappear." From a report: Naturally, the latest version of the 24-inch all-in-one desktop is built around the company's…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 6:00pm -


  • All the electric vehicles that stood out at the Shanghai Auto Show
    The 19th annual Shanghai Auto Show delivered a bevy of electric and tech-centric vehicles this year. Chinese, European and U.S. automakers showed off their latest offerings in every price segment, from the budget-minded ​​Wuling Hong Guang Mini v…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 11:56pm -
  • Apple event fails to save the company’s stock from broader market sell-off
    Today’s Apple event, chock-full of the company’s products that will help decide whether the company meets, exceeds or undershoots Wall Street expectations for its future growth and performance, had little to no impact on its share price. By now t…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 11:45pm -
  • UK’s IoT ‘security by design’ law will cover smartphones too
    Smartphones will be included in the scope of a planned “security by design” U.K. law aimed at beefing up the security of consumer devices, the government said today. It made the announcement in its response to a consultation on legislative plans…
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 11:01pm -
  • Netflix blames ‘lighter content slate’ for slowing subscriber growth
    Netflix added 4 million net new subscribers in the first quarter of 2021, bringing its total subscriber base to 207.6 million, according to its latest earnings report. Any year-over-year comparison was inevitably going to make this latest quarter see…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 8:35pm -
  • BlaBlaCar raises $115 million to build all-in-one travel app
    French startup BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round (€97 million). While the company is better known for its long distance carpooling marketplace, BlaBlaCar has also added a bus marketplace with the acquisition of Ouibus and an onl…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 8:00pm -
  • Discord walked away from Microsoft talks, may pursue an IPO
    A month after reports that Microsoft sought to buy the hot voice chat app Discord surfaced, those talks are off, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to TechCrunch. Discord is considering plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to it…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 7:13pm -
  • Belarusian regime’s thugs shut down Imaguru, the country’s key startup hub
    After visits by unnamed masked intruders and the cancellation of its lease, Imaguru — the country’s key startup hub, event and co-working space in Minsk — has effectively been shut down by the Lukashenko regime, which has led a brutal crackdown…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 7:10pm -
  • Who’s funding privacy tech?
    New regulations, stricter cross-border data transfer rules and increasing calls for data sovereignty have helped the privacy startup space grow thanks to an uptick in investor support.
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Apr 21, 7:10pm -

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