As facial recognition tools play a bigger role in fighting crime, inbuilt racial biases raise troubling questions about the systems that create them You good? a man finished an undercover drug deal in Brentwood, a predominately black neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, that is among the poorest in the country, when the man unexpectedly approached them. […]

Washington (CNN)The National Security Agency’s cyberweapons are being used against them following a series of leaks by an unknown group, according to a published report. As a result of several information dumps, millions of computers were infected with ransomware, and FedEx and Mondelez International were impacted. Hospitals around the world “had to turn away patients.” […]

It’s hard to think of a business Amazon.com Inc. dominates as convincingly as the market for cloud computing services. Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of the company’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services Inc., likes to brag that his outfit has several times as much business as the next 14 providers combined. Amazon’s next-largest cloud competitor, […]

Among the many mysteries at the heart of the cryptocurrency market are these: Does $814 million of a digital token known as tether really exist? And what is tether’s connection to Bitfinex, the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange? This is the state of crypto in late 2017, where questions about the companies behind the currencies are […]

Company confirms it receives mobile phone mast tracking data even with sim removed and privacy features active, but says it will cease to by end of November Google has confirmed it has been able to track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned […]

The entrepreneurs sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg years ago, and they invested their (supposedly) meagre payouts wisely Name: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. Also known as: The Social Network in 2010. Vaguely. So theyre actors, are they? No. Theyre venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. In 2008, they rowed for the US at the Beijing Olympics, finishing sixth. […]

Deeyah Khan had a simple question for her new documentary: Is it possible for me to sit with my enemy and for them to sit with theirs? She got an answer but not without a few tricky moments Last summer, the documentary film-maker Deeyah Khan started to receive the sort of threats of being raped, […]

The U.K.'s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado Group Plc put together an order of 50 items, including produce, meat and dairy, in five minutes. Fulfilling a similar order at one of the company’s older facilities takes an average of about two hours. The secret: a fleet of 1,000 robots that scurry about a warehouse […]

(CNN)The photographs North Korean state media released of last week’s Hwasong-15 nighttime missile test appear to have been tampered with, an analyst told CNN. “You should see constellations that are opposites in the sky. That is not the case,” he said.

Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook and Google’s Sundar Pichai made their first appearances at China’s World Internet Conference, bringing star power to a gathering the Chinese government uses to promote strict online censorship. Apple’s chief executive officer gave a surprise keynote at the opening ceremony on Sunday, calling for future internet and AI technologies to be […]

The White House may ban its employees from using personal mobile phones while at work, raising concerns among some staffers including that they’ll be cut off from family and friends, according to seven administration officials. President Donald Trump has repeatedly complained about press leaks since taking office, but one official said the potential change isn’t connected […]

When a company like Apple rushes out a software patch for a critical security bug, it deserves praise for protecting its customers quickly. Except, perhaps, when that patch is so rushed that it's nearly as buggy as the code it was designed to fix. Earlier this week, Apple scrambled to push out a software update […]

A series of leaks has rocked the National Security Agency over the past few years, resulting in digital spy tools strewn across the web that have caused real damage both inside and outside the agency. Many of the breaches have been relatively simple to carry out, often by contractors like the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who […]

As a company, Meetup has long embraced its position as a small, mission-driven operation. While other social software companies from the Web 2.0 era, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, focused on keeping their users on their sites for as long as possible, Meetup’s purpose was always to get people off the internet. By connecting people […]

Under the scheme, parents pay money into an online account for each child. For every £8 from parents, the government contributes £2. The money is then paid to a registered childcare provider. Parents have to re-register their children every three months. Details ‘lost’ “It worked fine for us until we had to reconfirm our details,” […]

Around the world, 400 million people use Kaspersky products. Kaspersky defends its role in NSA breach Russian security firm Kaspersky denies spy agency work For it to work, anti-virus software like that sold by Kaspersky Labs requires extensive access to files on computers and networks to scan for malicious code. It also requires the ability […]

Now, 90 years after the book was written, Lady Chatterley has turned to Tinder and been flirting with modern men. Sort of. Image copyright Libby Heaney Image copyright Libby Heaney Image copyright Libby Heaney Image copyright Libby Heaney Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The book was banned in the UK for more than 30 […]

The National Cyber Security Centre – the UK’s authority on cyber security and part of GCHQ – is writing to all government departments telling them Russian security software could be exploited by the Kremlin. But officials stressed they were not saying members of the public or companies should stop using Kaspersky products, which are used […]

When you have the wealth of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen what do you want for Christmas? After all, the guy has two yachts, one of them one of the worlds largest, a 414-foot vessel named Octopus (suggestions of a Bond villain) with two helicopters and a 10-person submarine, plus nine mansions on Mercer Island […]

Uber is, yet again, in trouble.Image: Getty Images Uber’s bad 2017 just got even worse. SEE ALSO: Uber makes it harder to give drivers bad ratings A former Uber employee alleged in court on Tuesday that the company had operated a special team that was tasked with finding—or maybe stealing—trade secrets from other companies.  The […]

Ouch.Image: brittany herbert/mashable Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million Uber customers and drivers over the course of a year, the company admitted in a blog post Tuesday.  Of course, Uber being Uber, there’s more to the story. Instead of owning up to the issue, the chief security officer of the company covered it […]

When a car hit San Franciscan cyclist Seth McGinnis, he flew seven feet into the air before landing on his wrist. He broke it in two places, chipping his elbow in the process. After weeks of wearing a traditional cast, McGinnis was miserable. It smelled. It itched. He couldnt shower. He couldnt swim. He couldnt […]

(CNN)A young Russian alleged to have masterminded a massive hacking of social networks including LinkedIn and Dropbox is now at the center of an extradition struggle between the United States and Russia. A grand jury indictment filed in 2016 in California charges him with computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft, among other offenses. Nikulin denies […]

For weeks, U.S. media has reported on the threat posed by Russian antivirus company Kaspersky, whose software was allegedly tied to the lifting of government malware from an NSA contractors computer. Now, the UKs National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the countrys signals intelligence agency GCHQ, has warned against Russia-based antivirus companies. The organization […]

Ubers ride-sharing service has given birth to some of the most creative criminal scams to date, including using a GPS-spoofing app to rip off riders in Nigeria, and even ginning up fake drivers by using stolen identities. Add to those this nefariously genius operation: Cybercriminals, many working in Russia, have created their own illegitimate taxi […]

Remember that ridiculous A autocorrect bug that plagued iOS 11 earlier this month? Well, it’s back, and it’s worse than ever. Like the previous iOS 11 fail, which turned the word “i” into “A ,” this new error autocorrects “it” to “I.T.” Numerous iPhone users have taken to social media to complain about how difficult […]

You cant do this to me, Indianapolis Police Officer Francisco Olmos wrote an 18-year-old girl in a Snapchat message. You cant. Im headed to your house right now. Hours later, the young woman would be dead, and her correspondences with Olmos deleted. The young woman had been a member of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Departments […]

The last few iPhone releases have felt like minor upgrades, with Apple opting to forgo some of the more daring features used by its rivals. The result has been a line of phones that look, feel, and—for the most part—act alike. That conservative strategy hit a road bump last year when the company faced its first-ever decline […]

News alert: instruments are expensive. Instead of breaking the bank, you can simulate all kinds of cool sounds using the MagicKey 3-in-1 DIY MIDI Gamepad Keyboard. This multi-function controller board lets you use anything conductive as the keys for your creations, from your computer to the fruit in your fridge (for real). Its MIDI function […]

In these heartbreaking times, when so many of our real idols are turning out to be massive dickholes, maybe it seems pointless to note how equally creepy some of our fictional idols are. But those guys reflect on our culture too, specifically when we clearly weren’t supposed to find them creepy. The comically lecherous middle-aged […]

The president promised to bring trillions of dollars back to the US, but many around him are no strangers to the offshore world On the election trail in 2016, Donald Trump promised tax reforms to tempt major US companies back onshore and bring back trillions of dollars from American businesses that is now parked overseas. […]

The fallout from CKs sexual misconduct accusations has begun, with HBO dropping his shows and colleagues condemning a man once hailed as a genius WhenAmericas unlikely conscience, even a feminist. He was, by common consent,allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, themselves comedians, said that in 2002 CK invited them to […]

(CNN)A Texas family that lost eight members, including a woman who was pregnant, in a mass church shooting has filed a wrongful death claim against the US military, asserting the Air Force’s negligence helped the gunman acquire his weapons. The Air Force failed to follow its policies and that “directly caused this horrific tragedy,” the […]

Innovators like Elon Musk who have long worked to get self-driving trucks on the road are poised to remove the last humans left in the modern supply chain Ive been driving big trucks since shortly after my 21st birthday in 1980 and I always figured Id be able to stay on the road until retirement. […]

Malware hiding in the Google Play Store is infecting banking apps and stealing money from Android users, cybersecurity experts say. Dubbed “BankBot,” the banking trojan disguises itself as supposedly trustworthy free flashlight or gaming apps, according to a report by Avast, ESET, and SfyLabs. The report claims “thousands of Android users” were infected in the past few […]

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from sued for negligence over the breach by a customer seeking class-action status. Hackers have successfully infiltrated numerous companies in recent years. The Uber breach, while large, is dwarfed by those at Yahoo, MySpace, Target Corp., Equifax Inc. What’s more alarming are the extreme […]

Elon Musk pulled off a Steve Jobs-ian “one more thing” surprise at the unveiling of stumbled out of the gate with the Model 3 sedan, the first car it’s trying to mass produce and sell to more mainstream consumers. With Tesla's new Roadster. major upheaval to the commercial trucking industry. Tesla’s target market for the […]

Qualcomm Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be the biggest-ever takeover of a chipmaker. Broadcom is speaking to advisers about the potential deal, said the people, who asked not to be identified because talks are private. The offer of about $70 a share would include cash and stock and is […]

Remember last month when Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to an android called Sophia? Well, stuff just got a little bit stranger. In a recent interview with The Khaleej Times, Sophia suggested she wants to start her own family. “The future is, when I get all of my cool superpowers, we’re going to see artificial intelligence […]

Bitcoin surged past $7,000 for the first time, breaching another milestone less than one month after it tore through the $5,000 mark. The digital currency $100 billion. “It is simply remarkable how resilient bitcoin has been in the face of significant negativity,” said Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst at ForexTime, in a Nov. 1 note […]

Update: Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on it. Statement and workaround below. Wow, this is a bad one. On Macs running the latest version of High Sierra — 10.13.1 (17B48) — it appears that anyone can log in just by putting “root” in the user name field. This is a huge, huge […]

MC Hawking was a nerdcore rapper before “nerdcore rap” was even a thing. In the early 2000’s, software engineer Ken Lawrence started using text-to-speech software to show the world what it would be like if theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking got on the mic. His first—and only—album, 2004’s A Brief History of Rhyme: MC Hawking’s Greatest Hits, […]

Movie posters range from high art (see: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Vertigo) to crimes against humanity (basically anything with Nicolas Cage Photoshopped to look like a startled mall mannequin). But even though posters are only supposed to be advertisements, some go the extra mile and sneak tantalizing mysteries into their art. SPOILERS AHEAD for […]

I hate screen snoopers. What I do on my phone or computer is between me and my doctor. What are they hoping to catch with their beady little eyes? Do they think they’ll see something interesting, like the romantic slashfic between Captain Picard/Mater the truck from Cars that I’m definitely not writing?

The lack of a home button may be the hardest thing for new owners of the iPhone X. Instead of either a software or a virtual home button on the screen, iPhone X owners must learn a handful of new gestures to head back to the home screen, swap between apps, or pull up Control […]

This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local first-responders. By using AI to flag worrisome posts to human moderators instead of waiting for user […]

For the last three years, photographer Christoffer Relander has been revisiting his childhood environments to “capture” them into this collection, an ongoing series entitled Jarred & Displaced. Most environments are from where he grew up, in the countryside in the south of Finland, where his roots still lie. As a container for the environments, Relander […]

This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are being sold there. Now that we live in a time in which the internet is considered as necessary as our own heads, it’s vital that we become extra web-savvy and find ways to protect ourselves online. […]

A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 and quickly disappeared, taking the cash with it. The site is currently a parked web server that points to nothing. The apparent founder and former […]

Uber bought 24,000 mid-size SUVs from Volvo Monday, accelerating its efforts to offer a self-driving on-demand service before its rivals. The ride-hailing giant’s announcement marks the latest development in a partnership that formed last year. Since teaming with Volvo, Uber has worked with third-party companies to develop in-house autonomous software that can be added to Volvo XC90 […]

You know everybody loves Tesla-the-company. But did you know that a whole lot of smart people hate Tesla-the-business? “From a return-on-investment-capital standpoint, Tesla is a catastrophe.” “The electric-car maker has been burning money at a clip of about $8,000 a minute (or $480,000 an hour.)” “Tesla is losing a massive amount of money with no […]

Humans are obsessed with robots. Leonardo da Vinci attempted to build one in the 16th century, and the Jetsons were served by Rosie the robot maid. Todays pop culture robots are indistinguishable from living, breathing humans (some examples: Blade Runner, Westworld, Ex Machina,and Black Mirror). Were obsessed with the pursuit of replicating or replacing ourselves. […]

Last August, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano went jogging in the afternoon alone through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach, a quiet, mostly white and middle-class enclave in Queens separated from East New York, one of Brooklyns poorer, mostly black neighborhoods, by a creek and the six lanes of the Belt Parkway. Her father, Philip, a retired […]

It’s been just a few months since Lockheed Martin gave the US Army the most powerful laser weapon ever developed, a ground vehicle–mounted system that can burn through tanks and knock mortars out of the sky. Now the US Air Force wants its own toy, so Lockheed’s engineers are back in the lab, crafting the […]

The Golden State Warriors are facing a tough showdownnot on the basketball court, but in a U.S. district court, where a judge has ordered the team to trial over its smartphone app, which allegedly recorded fans conversations. The Warriors app bills itself as a way for fans to keep track of scores and stats. But […]

I’ve got bad news for everyone who is working overtime to protest Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai’s campaign to eliminate net neutrality: You are being tricked. Pai is running a kind of shell game, overreaching (“go ahead and run all the paid prioritization services you want, Comcast!”) so that we will focus our energies […]