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FTC vs Microsoft is the stuff of legends | Kaser Focus
Missed the GamesBeat Summit excitement? Don’t worry! Tune in now to catch all of the live and virtual sessions here. You’ll forgive me if this Kaser Focus is a bit longer than usual, but things really popped off this week. Last week, we saw the beginnings of the case... Read more
Torrent of image-based phishing emails are harder to detect and more convincing
Enlarge / Man hand holding a mobile phone with QR code. Getty Images Phishing mongers have released a torrent of image-based junk emails that embed QR codes into their bodies to successfully bypass security protections and provide a level of customization to more easily fool recipients, researchers said. In... Read more
Android Auto Lets You Use Google Maps on Phone, Car Display Simultaneously
Android Auto has been a helpful interface that abridges Google’s operating system to use while driving, but it’s had some limitations, like preventing Google Maps from displaying on a phone as it’s being used on a car dashboard. Now Android Auto users on Reddit are reporting that the limitation has... Read more
30 Best Fourth of July Sales: Couches, Bidets, and TVs
Summer is rolling along, and Independence Day is finally here! Well, almost. It’s in the middle of the week this year, which means the July 4 fun starts this weekend. That’s great news for all you deal hunters, as many of the best Fourth of July sales have already... Read more
Opera GX celebrates gamified backgrounds with MrBeast collab
Missed the GamesBeat Summit excitement? Don’t worry! Tune in now to catch all of the live and virtual sessions here. Opera GX, the browser built for gamers, is giving users more customization options than ever with the launch of Live Wallpapers. With this new feature, its 20 million-plus monthly... Read more
TSMC says some of its data was swept up in a hack on a hardware supplier
Chipmaker TSMC said on Friday that one of its hardware suppliers experienced a “security incident” that allowed the attackers to obtain configurations and settings for some of the servers the company uses in its corporate network. The disclosure came a day after the LockBit ransomware crime syndicate listed TSMC... Read more
Amazon Freevee Gets New Free Channels From NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal has revealed it’s making past seasons of Saturday Night Live, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Top Chef available to watch on new free, ad-supported streaming TV — or FAST — channels. Amazon Freevee and Xumo Play will both begin offering NBCUniversal’s new FAST channels this summer. As... Read more
‘Rhymer’ Combines Scottish Ballads With Alien Elves
Gregory Frost’s fantasy novel Rhymer puts a fresh spin on Thomas the Rhymer, a character from Scottish folklore whose poems were reputed to predict the future. “It’s the origin story of Thomas the Rhymer as a kind of Michael Moorcock Eternal Champion battling against aliens—effectively, these elves which are... Read more
Perception Point launches AI model to combat generative AI-based BEC attacks
Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More Perception Point, an internet security platform, revealed its latest innovation to counter the rising tide of AI-generated email threats. The company’s new detection technology employs AI-powered... Read more
Red Hat’s new source code policy and the intense pushback, explained
Enlarge / A be-hatted person, tipping his brim to the endless amount of text generated by the conflict of corporate versus enthusiast understandings of the GPL. Getty Images When CentOS announced in 2020 that it was shutting down its traditional “rebuild” of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to focus... Read more