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Telegram messages are a focus in newly uncovered hack campaign from Iran

Enlarge / Rampant Kitty has been targeting Telegram like a feline to twine. (credit: Check Point) Researchers said they have uncovered an ongoing surveillance campaign that for years has been stealing a wide range of data on Windows and Android devices used by Iranian expatriates and dissidents. The campaign, which security firm Check Point has...

Tesla wins key ruling in legal battle against former employee

Enlarge / The Tesla Gigafactory under construction in 2016. Tripp would start work there the following year. (credit: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A federal judge in Nevada has thrown out a defamation case by former Tesla employee Martin Tripp against his former employer. At the same time, Judge Miranda Du refused to dismiss Tesla's charge...

$100,000 in bribes helped fraudulent Amazon sellers earn $100 million, DOJ says

Enlarge / Amazon boxes. (credit: Getty Images | Julie Clopper) Six people were indicted on allegations of paying over $100,000 in bribes to Amazon employees and contractors as part of a scheme to give third-party sellers unfair advantages on the Amazon marketplace. Among other things, the indictment says that Amazon workers who accepted bribes reinstated...

CDC dramatically restores COVID-19 testing advice marred by political meddling

Enlarge / The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters stands in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. As the novel coronavirus has spread in the US, the CDC is under increasing heat to defend a shaky rollout of crucial testing kits. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)...

PS5 retailers have many fewer Digital Edition systems for preorder [Updated]

Across the country, GameStop locations had many more $499 Standard Edition PS5 systems for preorder than the $399 Digital Edition The $399, disc-drive-free Digital Edition of the PlayStation 5 may be in much shorter supply at US retailers this holiday season than the $499 version with a standard disc drive....

Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to archive more of the Web

Enlarge / Screenshot of the Internet Archive's home page, including the WayBack Machine's search box. (credit: Internet Archive) The Internet Archive and Cloudflare have teamed up to archive the content of websites that use Cloudflare's Always Online service, increasing the odds that users will be able to view a recent version of a website during...

The Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and 8th-gen iPad hit store shelves

The new Apple Watch in Blue and Red Aluminum. [credit: Apple ] Three days after they were all announced in a livestream on Tuesday, three new Apple products are arriving at consumers' doorsteps and available at retail: the Apple Watch Series...

Cop arrests apparently sleeping Tesla driver going 93mph

Enlarge / Frankfurt, Germany - July 12, 2016: Tesla Model S luxury electric sedan. (credit: typhoonski / Getty) Police in Alberta, Canada arrested a driver in July who was going 140km/h (87mph) in a Tesla Model S. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced the arrest yesterday. The officer reported seeing "both front seats completely reclined and...

Humans reached Saudi Arabia at least 120,000 years ago

Enlarge (credit: Stewart et al. 2020) About 120,000 years ago, two or three people walked along the shore of a shallow lake in what is now northern Saudi Arabia. They left behind at least seven footprints in the mud, and today those tracks are the oldest known evidence of our species’ presence in Arabia. A Pleistocene walk by the lake Imagine that...

Report: Trump admin looking into Tencent’s US gaming investments

Enlarge / SHENZHEN, CHINA - AUGUST 19: A woman walks outside the headquarters of Tencent on August 19, 2020 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) The US government is reportedly scrutinizing Chinese tech giant Tencent and the US gaming companies in which it has an investment interest. Bloomberg reports that...

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