Category Archives: Technology

Pinterest Is Said to Be in Talks to Acquire the Photo App VSCO

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — Pinterest has held talks to buy VSCO, a photography app that spawned a teenage social media craze, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The discussions are ongoing, said the people, who declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly. A deal price couldn’t be […]

The C.E.O. of the self-driving car company Waymo will step down after more than 5 years.

[ad_1] Waymo, the autonomous car unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said John Krafcik is stepping down as chief executive after five and a half years at the helm. In a statement, Waymo said the chief executive duties will be divided between two current company executives — Tekedra Mawakana and Dmitri Dolgov. Ms. Mawakana was […]

Hospitals, schools and offices exposed in Verkada security camera hack – National

[ad_1] Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup. That California startup, Verkada, said Wednesday it is investigating the scope of the breach, first reported by Bloomberg […]

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines to counter misinformation – National

[ad_1] By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 15, 2021 8:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Facebook is adding informational labels to posts about vaccines as it expands efforts to counter COVID-19-related misinformation flourishing on […]

Microsoft rolls back system update after thousands report issues with Teams app – National

[ad_1] Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was rolling back a recent change to its authentication system after the update caused access issues that affected thousands of users of its services, including workplace messaging app Teams. Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that more than 26,000 people had reported issues with Teams, while over 3,000 […]

Why NFTs are taking the art and sport worlds by storm – National

[ad_1] What do Grimes, Taco Bell and the third most valuable living artist on earth have in common? They’re part of a growing list of celebrities and companies that have sold NFTs — non-fungible tokens, which are the latest investment craze. Canadian musician Grimes recently sold US$5.8 million worth of digital art as NFTs. […]

Hackers targeting ‘anything that looks vulnerable’ in Microsoft Exchange attacks, official says – National

[ad_1] The head of Canada’s Cyber Centre is urging organizations to close a door in their Microsoft Exchange email servers that had been left wide open for hackers to exploit. While many companies have already patched their systems, some have yet to do so – and for those businesses, it may already be too […]

Facebook fixes issue preventing global access to services including Whatsapp, Instagram – National

[ad_1] Facebook Inc has fixed a technical issue that caused a global outage of its services after more than a million people reported problems with its photo-sharing app Instagram. The issue had also affected the company’s online messaging services Whatsapp and Messenger, with #whatsappoutage trending on Twitter in many countries, including India. Read more: […]

Extremist groups tied to Qanon thriving on Facebook despite ban: report – National

[ad_1] A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to glorify violence during the 2020 election and in the weeks leading up to the deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol in January. Avaaz, a nonprofit advocacy group that says it seeks to […]