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California Exceeds 100% of Energy Demand With Renewables Over a Record 30 Days

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: In a major clean energy benchmark, wind, solar, and hydro exceeded 100% of demand on California's main grid for 30 of the past 38 days. Stanford University professor of civil and environmental engineering Mark Z. Jacobson has been tracking California's renewables performance, and he shares his findings...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 06:47
T-Mobile Employees Across The Country Receive Cash Offers To Illegally Swap SIMs: Report

T-Mobile employees from around the country are reportedly receiving text messages offering them cash in exchange for swapping SIMs. SIM swapping is when cybercriminals trick a cellular service provider into switching a victim's service to a SIM card that they control, essentially hijacking the victim's phone number and gaining access to two-factor authentication...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 04:48
Meta To Close Threads In Turkey To Comply With Injunction

Meta plans to "temporarily" shut down Threads in Turkey from April 29, in response to an interim injunction prohibiting data sharing with Instagram. TechCrunch reports: The Turkish Competition Authority (TCA), known as Rekabet Kurumu, noted on March 18 that its investigations found that Meta was abusing its dominant market position by combining the...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 04:48
Adobe Premiere Pro Is Getting Generative AI Video Tools

Adobe is using its Firefly machine learning model to bring generative AI video tools to Premiere Pro. "These new Firefly tools -- alongside some proposed third-party integrations with Runway, Pika Labs, and OpenAI's Sora models -- will allow Premiere Pro users to generate video and add or remove objects using text prompts (just like Photoshop's Generative...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 03:47
The IRS's New Tax Software: Rave Reviews, But Low Turnout

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Washington Post: The Biden administration marked the close of tax season Monday by announcing it had met a modest goal of getting at least 100,000 taxpayers to file through the Internal Revenue Service's new tax software, Direct File -- an alternative to commercial tax preparers. Although the government had...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 02:47
Roku Makes 2FA Mandatory For All After Nearly 600K Accounts Pwned

Roku has made two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory for all users following two credential stuffing attacks that compromised approximately 591,000 customer accounts and led to unauthorized purchases in fewer than 400 cases. The Register reports: Credential stuffing and password spraying are both fairly similar types of brute force attacks, but the...

Tue Apr 16, 2024 02:47

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