» A Single Flaw Broke Every Layer of Security in MacOS
12/08/22 16:00 from Wired
An injection flaw allowed a researcher to access all files on a Mac. Apple issued a fix, but some machines may still be vulnerable.

» Zoom’s Auto-Update Feature Came With Hidden Risks on Mac
12/08/22 13:34 from Wired
The popular video meeting app makes it easy to keep the software up to date—but it also introduced vulnerabilities.

» Amazon sues six alleged fake review sites — we chatted with one that didn’t believe suit was real
12/08/22 12:44 from GeekWire
Amazon has been targeting alleged sellers of fake product reviews for the past seven years, starting with the first suit of its kind in 2015. A new wave of suits this week shows the company isn’t giving up, and the issue isn’...

» Feds: Zeppelin Ransomware Resurfaces with New Compromise, Encryption Tactics
12/08/22 11:20 from Threatpost
The CISA has seen a resurgence of the malware targeting a range of verticals and critical infrastructure organizations by exploiting RDP, firewall vulnerabilities.

» Here’s What Trump’s ‘Nuclear Documents’ Could Be
12/08/22 10:55 from Wired
FBI agents reportedly searched Mar-a-Lago for “nuclear documents.” That can fall into one of these four categories.

» Tech Moves: Nuance engineering director lands at Ozette; AWS exec departs; and more
12/08/22 10:23 from GeekWire
— Amarjit Kaur Sandhu joined Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center spinout Ozette Technologies as vice president of engineering. She previously was director of software engineering at Nuance Communications, which acquired Seattle digital h...

» Tech Moves: Nuance engineering director lands at Ozette; AWS exec will depart; and more
12/08/22 10:23 from GeekWire
— Amarjit Kaur Sandhu joined Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center spinout Ozette Technologies as vice president of engineering. She previously was director of software engineering at Nuance Communications, which acquired Seattle digital h...

» Culture - Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
12/08/22 09:00 from Wired

» The Creators of King’s Quest Are Back With a New Game
12/08/22 09:00 from Wired
Ken and Roberta Williams, the cofounders of Sierra Online, have created a remake of the genre-defining Colossal Cave Adventure.

» Please and thank you: Cannabis startup Polite sells science-backed products to treat yourself
12/08/22 08:39 from GeekWire
The co-founders of Seattle-based cannabis and hemp product company Polite have multiple explanations for their startup name. It’s about self care that includes THC- and CBD-containing products that address specific health concerns....

» Want to Run on the Beach? Start With the Right Shoes
12/08/22 07:00 from Wired
The only thing better than a long walk on the beach is a long run. These kicks held up best against the sand.

» Facebook’s In-app Browser on iOS Tracks ‘Anything You Do on Any Website’
12/08/22 06:24 from Threatpost
Researcher shows how Instagram and Facebook’s use of an in-app browser within both its iOS apps can track interactions with external websites.

» The Best Laptop Backpacks for Work (and Life)
12/08/22 06:00 from Wired
Whether you’re biking to the office or schlepping a camera to a shoot, a laptop bag is your constant companion. These WIRED-reviewed packs do the job.

» Hollywood’s Role in the Post-Roe Era
12/08/22 06:00 from Wired
Showrunners are asking studios to do more to ensure abortion access. That’s just the beginning.

» What an iPhone Lidar Can Show About the Speed of Light
12/08/22 06:00 from Wired
Lidar measures distance by bouncing light off of objects—but there’s more to how light travels in the first place.

» Silicon Valley Conservatives Are Stepping Out of the Shadows
12/08/22 06:00 from Wired
Plus: A simpler time in politics, a tip for WIRED subscribers, and a bad week for the former president.

» Our Favorite Smart Pens and Tablets for Writing Digital Notes
12/08/22 05:00 from Wired
These handy tools combine the ease of jotting notes by hand with the power of saving them digitally.

» What If Cells Kept Receipts of Their Gene Expression?
12/08/22 05:00 from Wired
Researchers have found a new way to keep records of when a cell’s genes turn on and off—by harnessing systems that bacteria already use for self-defense.

» The Soft Return, and Other Slack and Zoom Hacks You Need
12/08/22 04:00 from Wired
These software shortcuts will make your workday more productive. Your coworkers will appreciate them too.

» How to Get the Old Gmail Design Back
12/08/22 04:00 from Wired
Google is rolling out a redesign of its email service. If you don't care for the new look, you can switch back—for now.

» Tech's Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive
12/08/22 04:00 from Wired
Companies that once battled to hire employees close to home are now turning to Latin America and other markets for talent.

» Why NASA Wants to Go Back to the Moon
12/08/22 04:00 from Wired
The space agency’s upcoming lunar mission will launch the ambitious Artemis program, building on the landings 50 years ago.

» Colleges Are Already Ditching Income-Share Agreements
12/08/22 03:00 from Wired
The financial aid model more closely associated with coding boot camps has made its way to traditional universities. Now it's coming under scrutiny.

» How Amazon’s mandate against media leaks helped to seal its $3.9B deal to acquire One Medical
11/08/22 15:45 from GeekWire
A new regulatory filing details Amazon’s behind-the-scenes talks for One Medical, leading up to the Seattle tech giant’s agreement to acquire the primary care company for $3.9 billion, announced by the companies July 21. The ...

» Microsoft tells Brazilian regulator that Sony pays devs to not push content to Xbox Game Pass
11/08/22 14:55 from GeekWire
In a filing to Brazil’s national competition regulator, Microsoft has claimed that Sony pays unnamed video game developers to prevent them from adding content to the Xbox Game Pass. The claim was found in an Aug. 9 document that Mi...

» Sales software startup Outreach cuts less than 5% of staff, says it is still hiring
11/08/22 14:27 from GeekWire
Seattle-based Outreach is laying off less than 5% of its workforce, a move that comes at a time when many startups are being advised to reduce costs and extend runway by trimming staff counts. A company spokesperson confirmed the cuts to...

» Sales software startup Outreach cuts about 5% of staff, says it is still hiring
11/08/22 14:27 from GeekWire
Seattle-based Outreach is laying off about 5% of its workforce, a move that comes at a time when many startups are being advised to reduce costs and extend runway by trimming staff counts. A company spokesperson confirmed the cuts to Gee...

» Transportation software company Inrix, which is profitable and nearly went public, raises $10M
11/08/22 12:58 from GeekWire
Inrix, the Kirkland, Wash.-based transportation software and data provider founded in 2004, has raised $10 million from investors, less than a year after the company nearly went public. A spokesperson confirmed the funding after GeekWire...

» 20 Best Buys From Best Buy’s Anniversary Sale
11/08/22 11:55 from Wired
You have between now and August 14 to get these great deals on laptops, tablets, TVs, and more.

» The US Offers a $10M Bounty for Intel on Conti Ransomware Gang
11/08/22 11:09 from Wired
The State Department organization has called for people to share details about five key members of the hacking group.

» Gabrielle Zevin Believes Games Show People Who They Really Are
11/08/22 11:02 from Wired
In Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, the novelist explores the intimacy of gaming together.

» Sloppy Software Patches Are a ‘Disturbing Trend’
11/08/22 10:28 from Wired
The Zero Day Initiative has found a concerning uptick in security updates that fail to fix vulnerabilities.

» Starlink Successfully Hacked Using $25 Modchip
11/08/22 08:48 from Threatpost
Belgian researcher Lennert Wouters revealed at Black Hat how he mounted a successful fault injection attack on a user terminal for SpaceX’s satellite-based internet system

» This nonprofit shows how rigorous data analysis can dramatically reduce youth homelessness
11/08/22 08:21 from GeekWire
A Washington state organization is using data and analytics to help solve a crisis that is both unconscionable and has seemed intractable: the challenge of kids and young adults experiencing homelessness. The nonprofit A Way Home Washing...

» This nonprofit is showing how rigorous data analysis can dramatically curb youth homelessness
11/08/22 08:21 from GeekWire
A Washington state organization is using data and analytics to help solve a crisis that is both unconscionable and has seemed intractable: the challenge of kids and young adults experiencing homelessness. The nonprofit A Way Home Washing...

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