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Apple overtakes Microsoft

Friday at 08:11 AM, via MyBroadband

Apple overtook Microsoft to regain its title as the world’s most valuable company.

FAA is Investigating New Incident Involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 Jet in Midair

Friday at 07:00 AM, via Slashdot

New submitter wgoodman writes: A Boeing 737 Max 8 jet experienced a rare but potentially serious problem recently known as a Dutch roll before landing safely. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the incident during a Southwest Airlines flight last month. Less than an hour after taking off from Phoenix on May 25th, the plane experienced an uncontrolled side-to-side...

Microsoft Postpones Windows Recall After Major Backlash

Friday at 05:18 AM, via Slashdot

In an unprecedented move, Microsoft has announced that its big Copilot+ PC initiative that was unveiled last month will launch without its headlining “Windows Recall” AI feature next week on June 18. From a report: The feature, which captures snapshots of your screen every few seconds, was revealed to store sensitive user data in an unencrypted state, raising serious concerns among security...

A Growing Number of Americans Are Getting Their News From TikTok

Friday at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, TikTok is the second most popular source of news for Americans after X, “though most TikTok users don’t primarily think of the shortform video app as a news source,” notes The Verge. The survey looked at how Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X play a role in Americans’ news diets. From the report: Among TikTok users, only 15 percent say...

OIN Expands Linux Patent Protection Yet Again (But Not To AI)

Friday at 02:02 AM, via Slashdot

Steven Vaughan-Nichols reports via ZDNet: While Linux and open-source software (OSS) are no longer constantly under intellectual property (IP) attacks, the Open Invention Network (OIN) patent consortium still stands guard over its patents. Now, OIN, the largest patent non-aggression community, has expanded its protection once again by updating its Linux System definition. Covering more than...

Google’s Privacy Sandbox Accused of Misleading Chrome Browser Users

Friday at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

Richard Speed reports via The Register: Privacy campaigner noyb has filed a GDPR complaint regarding Google’s Privacy Sandbox, alleging that turning on a “Privacy Feature” in the Chrome browser resulted in unwanted tracking by the US megacorp. The Privacy Sandbox API was introduced in 2023 as part of Google’s grand plan to eliminate third-party tracking cookies. Rather than relying on those...

Amazon Says It’ll Spend $230 Million On Generative AI Startups

Friday at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Amazon says that it will commit up to $230 million to startups building generative AI-powered applications. The investment, roughly $80 million of which will fund Amazon’s second AWS Generative AI Accelerator program, aims to position AWS as an attractive cloud infrastructure choice for startups developing generative AI models to power their...

Police Arrest Conti and LockBit Ransomware Crypter Specialist

Friday at 00:00 AM, via Slashdot

The Ukraine cyber police, supported by information from the Dutch police, arrested a 28-year-old Russian man in Kyiv for aiding Conti and LockBit ransomware operations by making their malware undetectable and conducting at least one attack himself. He was arrested on April 18, 2024, as part of a global law enforcement operation known as “Operation Endgame,” which took down various botnets and...

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