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Millions of Golfers Land In Privacy Hazard After Cloud Misconfig

Millions of golfer records from the Game Golf app, including GPS details from courses played, usernames and passwords, and even Facebook login data, were all exposed for anyone with an internet browser to see — a veritable hole-in-one for a cyberattacker looking to build profiles for potential victims, to be used in follow-on social-engineering attacks. Threatpost reports: Security Discovery researcher ... Read More »

Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Will Be Shut Down On June 25th

Razer, the gaming hardware manufacturing company that purchased Ouya’s software assets in mid-2015, announced today that the crowdfunded Android console will cease functioning on June 25th. “That date will mark the unremarkable end of what began as a runaway Kickstarter success story: the inexpensive Ouya mini-console was powered by Android and introduced games such as TowerFall,” reports The Verge. “But ... Read More »

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Speaks Out Against ‘Always-On’ Work Culture

At The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival on Tuesday, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke out against the toxicity of “hustle porn” and how always-on work culture creates “broken” people. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: I’ve spoken out quite a bit about things like ‘hustle porn,’ and this ceremony of showing off on social [media] ... Read More »

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore’s Government Computers Hostage

On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government’s computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers claimed the price would go up every day after four days, and after the tenth day, the affected files would be lost ... Read More »

How the World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World

This week the world’s first and only digital circuit breaker was certified for commercial use. The technology, invented by Atom Power, has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the global standard for consumer safety. This new breaker makes power easier to manage and 3000 times faster than the fastest mechanical breaker, marking the most radical advancement in power distribution since ... Read More »