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September 23, 2022

Australia Phones Cyber-Attack Exposes Personal Data

Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company, Optus, has reported a cyber-attack. The breach exposed customers’ names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses. From a report: The […]
September 23, 2022

IOTW: Hacker allegedly hits both Uber and Rockstar

The hacker has claimed they are selling confidential information accessed during the hack Read More
September 23, 2022

France Sets Minimum Delivery Fee For Online Book Sales To Help Independent Stores Compete

France plans to impose a minimum delivery fee of 3 euros ($2.93) for online book orders of less than 35 euros to level the playing field […]
September 23, 2022

Meta Sued For Skirting Apple Privacy Rules To Snoop On Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Meta was sued for allegedly building a secret work-around to safeguards that Apple launched last year to protect […]
September 23, 2022

Water Found In Asteroid Dust May Offer Clues To Origins of Life On Earth

Specks of dust that a Japanese space probe retrieved from an asteroid about 186 million miles (300m kilometers) from Earth have revealed a surprising component: a […]
September 23, 2022

Maarten Schmidt, First Astronomer to Identify a Quasar, Dies at 92

Maarten Schmidt, who in 1963 became the first astronomer to identify a quasar, a small, intensely bright object several billion light years away, and in the […]
September 22, 2022

Magnus Carlsen Finally Speaks On Chess Cheating Scandal, Sows Even More Chaos

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Chess’s top-ranked player, Magnus Carlsen, has finally spoken about the ongoing alleged cheating scandal that has rocked the […]
September 22, 2022

Japan To Allow Visa-Free Travel After 2 1/2 Years of Mostly Closed Borders

Japan will allow visa-free, independent tourism and abolish a daily arrival cap as of Oct. 11, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday, marking a major policy […]
September 22, 2022

23-Year-Old ‘Crypto King’ Has Luxury Cars Seized After $35 Million of Investor Money Vanishes

Five luxury cars, including two BMWs, two McLarens, and a Lamborghini, have been seized from 23-year-old Aiden Pleterski, the self-described “crypto king” of Canada, during bankruptcy […]