Technology Blog

August 19, 2022

Erik Prince Wants To Sell You a ‘Secure’ Smartphone That’s Too Good To Be True

MIT Technology Review obtained Prince’s investor presentation for the “RedPill Phone,” which promises more than it could possibly deliver. From the report: Erik Prince’s pitch to […]
August 19, 2022

PSA: Update Your iPhone To iOS 15.6.1 For Two Major Security Fixes

Apple is advising iOS and iPadOS users to update to the latest software version to patch two security holes that could allow an application to execute […]
August 19, 2022

Vietnam Demands Big Tech Localize Data Storage and Offices

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications updated cybersecurity laws this week to mandate Big Tech and telecoms companies store user data locally, and control that data […]
August 19, 2022

British Judge Rules Dissident Can Sue Saudi Arabia For Pegasus Hacking

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A British judge has ruled that a case against the kingdom of Saudi Arabia brought by a […]
August 19, 2022

Lenovo Doesn’t Like Framework’s Circular Power Button

Lenovo has taken issue with the design of the Framework Laptop and one of its power buttons. The Verge reports: In a tweet, the startup claims […]
August 19, 2022

PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal

Scammers are using invoices sent through PayPal.com to trick recipients into calling a number to dispute a pending charge. Krebs on Security reports: The missives — […]
August 19, 2022

How W4 Plans To Monetize the Godot Game Engine Using Red Hat’s Open Source Playbook

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: A new company from the creators of the Godot game engine is setting out to grab a piece […]
August 19, 2022

The US Plans To Block Sales of Older Chipmaking Tech To China

The Biden administration will attempt to roll back China’s chipmaking abilities by blocking tools that make a widely used type of transistor other chipmakers have employed […]
August 19, 2022

John Carmack’s AGI Startup Keen Raises $20M From Nat Friedman, Daniel Gross and Sequoia

John Carmack, a programmer who founded gaming firm id Software and served as chief technology officer of Oculus, has launched a new artificial general intelligence startup […]