Google Play Caught Hosting An App That Steals Users’ Cryptocurrency

The Google Play Store has been caught hosting an app designed to steal cryptocurrency from unwitting end users, according to researchers with Eset security company. “The malware, which masqueraded as a legitimate cryptocurrency app, worked by replacing wallet addresses copied into the Android clipboard with one belonging to attackers,” reports Ars Technica. “As a result, people who intended to use the app to transfer digital coins into a wallet of…

February 10, 2019
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Tesla Model 3 Becomes Best Selling Electric Car In World

Jose Pontes of EV Volumes and CleanTechnica has crunched some numbers and found that the Tesla Model 3 is now the best selling plug-in vehicle in the world. “In fact, the Model 3 was approximately 55,000 sales above the #2 BAIC EC-Series, an extremely popular Chinese model,” CleanTechnica reports. “The Model 3 gobbled 7% of the plug-in vehicle market, while the #2 EC-Series and #3 Nissan LEAF each had 4%.”…

February 10, 2019
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Amazon To NYC After Reconsidering HQ2 Plans: It’d Be a Shame If Something Happened To Your Kids’ CS Education

theodp writes: Commenting on reports that Amazon is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City following a wave of political and community opposition, Amazon issued the following statement: “We’re focused on engaging with our new neighbors — small business owners, educators, and community leaders. Whether it’s building a pipeline of local jobs through workforce training or funding computer science classes for thousands…

February 10, 2019
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Paris sues Airbnb for allegedly publishing 1,000 illegal ads; a French law, passed in 2018, makes companies punishable by fines of €12,500 per illegal posting (Michel Rose/Reuters)

February 10, 2019

Michel Rose / Reuters: Paris sues Airbnb for allegedly publishing 1,000 illegal ads; a French law, passed in 2018, makes companies punishable by fines of €12,500 per illegal posting  —  PARIS (Reuters) – The City of Paris is suing Airbnb for publishing 1,000 illegal rentals adverts, which could cost … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Huawei Would Accept EU Supervision To Lay 5G Network

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechRadar: Huawei has said it is willing for its equipment and activities to be supervised by the European Union (EU) as it continues to fend off the threat of restrictions on the use of its kit in 5G networks. Last year it emerged the US, which has long frozen out the company from its own telecommunications infrastructure, had been encouraging other western nations…

February 10, 2019
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Ask Slashdot: Could Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower Have Worked?

dryriver writes: For those who are unfamiliar with the story, from 1901-1902, inventor Nikola Tesla had a 187-foot-tall experimental wireless electricity transmission tower called the “Wardenclyffe Tower” built in Shoreham, New York. Tesla believed that it was possible to generate electrical power on a large scale in one part of the world and transmit that electrical power to electrical receivers in far away parts of the world wirelessly, using parts…

February 10, 2019
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How chains like Cinemark and AMC are testing high-end, immersive multiplayer VR experiences in select movie theaters (Peter Rubin/Wired)

February 10, 2019

Peter Rubin / Wired: How chains like Cinemark and AMC are testing high-end, immersive multiplayer VR experiences in select movie theaters  —  ONCE UPON A time, the company with the biggest screens in the world made a big bet on virtual reality.  IMAX opened seven VR centers in movie theaters around the globe … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Should you be scared of your laptop’s webcam?

Pretty much every laptop – and for that matter, tablet and smartphone – has at least one camera fitted that’s pointing at how all the time. But how worried should we be about eyes on us? Can the nefariously-minded switch them on to spy on us? Source: http://www.zdnet.com

February 10, 2019
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How Hackers and Scammers Break Into iCloud-Locked iPhones

Motherboard’s Joseph Cox and Jason Koebler report of the underground industry where thieves, coders, and hackers work to remove a user’s iCloud account from a phone so that they can then be resold. They reportedly are able to do this by phishing the phone’s original owners, or scam employees at Apple Stores, which have the ability to override iCloud locks. The other method (that is very labor intensive and rare)…

February 10, 2019
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