Uber Sues NYC to Kill Its Ride-Hail Car Cap

Six months after New York City lawmakers enacted a first-of-its-kind cap on the number of cars driving for ride-hail companies in the city, Uber has sued to make it disappear. In its lawsuit, filed in a New York state court Friday afternoon, Uber argues that the one-year freeze on ride-hail …

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A new tactic for smart-home security: shaming Walmart

The state of smart-home security should be embarrassing. Take for instance the webcams hacked and exploited to launch massive denial-of-service attacks, or the smart doorbell video footage recently left unsecured online. But that doesn’t seem to have been enough to get manufacturers to improve the security of their devices. So a set of consumer …

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Here are three features Twitter could add to earn some trust

I love Twitter, so it’s a real shame that it’s owned by the Twitter corporation. In many ways Twitter is already a human artifact worthy of history books, but as a software product in 2019, it stinks. The company’s crowning achievements in the past decade include replacing a star icon …

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Twitter has been storing your ‘deleted’ DMs for years

Twitter lets users delete direct messages from their own side of the conversation (the recipient will still get to keep a copy, unless they also choose to delete it). But it turns out, those deleted messages aren’t really getting removed at all, according to a report from security researcher Karan …

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