Google Chrome To Remove ‘Secure’ Indicator From HTTPS Pages in September

Google announced Thursday it plans to drop the “Secure” indicator from the Chrome URL address bar — starting with Chrome v68, set for release in July — and only show a lock icon when the user is navigating to an HTTPS-secured website. From a report: The move is scheduled to take effect with the release of Chrome 69, scheduled for September, this year. Emily Schechter, Product Manager for Chrome Security,…

May 17, 2018
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PayPal confirms it is acquiring Swedish payments company iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal, making it PayPal’s biggest-ever transaction (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

May 17, 2018

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: PayPal confirms it is acquiring Swedish payments company iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal, making it PayPal’s biggest-ever transaction  —  PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses, and markets outside of the US, as it looks to raise its game against Square … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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A bug in the website of LocationSmart, which sells real-time phone location data, let anyone track people’s locations across North America without consent (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

May 17, 2018

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: A bug in the website of LocationSmart, which sells real-time phone location data, let anyone track people’s locations across North America without consent  —  The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone’s cell phone in real time.  —  A company that collects the real … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Intel’s Mobileye has started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem with plans to deploy the fleet in the US and other regions in coming months (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

May 17, 2018

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch: Intel’s Mobileye has started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem with plans to deploy the fleet in the US and other regions in coming months  —  Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye have started testing 100 self-driving cars in Jerusalem.  In the “coming months,” the plan is to deploy … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Faster Flights Are Coming With New Satellite Tracking Technology

An anonymous reader shares a report: The company that provides the U.K.’s air-traffic control service is taking a 10 percent stake in Aireon, a U.S. firm that’s building a satellite-based tracking system and will offer commercial services to controllers starting next year. Aireon plans to use a constellation of 66 Iridium Communications. Next satellites in low Earth orbit to track aircraft. Iridium has 50 in orbit already, 47 of which…

May 17, 2018
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