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Uber to pay 48 million for failing to report 2016 hack

December 11, 2018

Uber has reached a settlement with all 50 US states and the District of Columbia over a 2016 data breach the ride-hailing service failed to disclose.  The company will pay a 48 million fine that will be distributed in varying amounts across all states, attorneys general said Wednesday. Uber will also be required to adopt several […]

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9 best food delivery apps and how to choose among them

December 11, 2018

When you’re stuck in your pajamas and there’s no food in the fridge, you don’t have to settle for pizza delivery anymore. Whether you love piping hot Texas barbecue, savory Szechuan beef or a fresh acai bowl, you can now get it delivered to your door with a few taps on an app — and […]

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Why MoviePass failed (it’s probably not what you think)

December 11, 2018

I’ve heard the joke a hundred times: MoviePass failed because it gave away free money to subscribers. MoviePass Attempts To Increase Profitability By No Longer Mailing Out Free 00 A Month To Subscribers https://t.co/2szUIcrpz1 pic.twitter.com/Tq5tc0cebi — The Onion (@TheOnion) August 16, 2018 It’s funny because it makes sense! If you pay 0 a month for […]

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Verizon sees Apple Watch-fueled growth amid early ‘5G launch’

December 11, 2018

Verizon’s last few weeks brought dramatic highs and lows.  After taking preorders last month, Verizon kicked off October with the launch of its Verizon 5G Home broadband-replacement service, which it argues made it the first to the next-generation wireless technology (rivals would debate this point). But over the last two weeks, Verizon has had to […]

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Galaxy S9: Every spec, compared

December 11, 2018

Amid the hoopla of all the top phone launches from Apple, Samsung and the recently released Google Pixel 3, Huawei had its own ideas for how to wow its userbase with features not found in other phones. Even though its latest Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro won’t see wide distribution in the west, with […]

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AT&T demonstrated AirGig data link running along miniature power lines. It works with wooden, concrete or metal power poles, and multiple AirGig links can be installed in parallel along different wires.

AT&T AirGig could mean 100-megabit rural broadband in 2021

December 11, 2018

AT&T hopes its AirGig technology for piggybacking high-speed data links on power lines will arrive in 2021, potentially improving broadband in areas where it’s not economical to lay fiber-optic cables. AirGig doesn’t connect directly to houses. Instead, it sends data hopping along from power pole to power pole so it can traverse relatively long distances. […]

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Security flaws in mobile point-of-sale systems spell money trouble

December 11, 2018

Cheaper payment systems may cost businesses less, but they could’ve wound up costing customers more. That’s the word from a pair of security researchers, who discovered that mobile payment systems had vulnerabilities that could let hackers steal credit card info or change the value of what people pay. Researchers Leigh-Anne Galloway and Tim Yunusov of […]

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Phones at all major US carriers filled with vulnerabilities, say researchers

December 11, 2018

Major US phone carriers may have a major problem. Researchers funded by the Department of Homeland Security discovered security vulnerabilities in mobile devices used by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and more, DHS program manager Vincent Sritapan told Fifth Domain at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The flaws are built into […]

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Wireless carriers to meet with White House officials to discuss 5G

December 11, 2018

All four of the nation’s biggest wireless carriers will attend a meeting at the White House on Friday to talk about 5G. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint each confirmed their attendance at the meeting, but declined to say who would represent their companies. Verizon declined to comment, but a source with knowledge of the meeting confirmed […]

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IPhone XS vs. iPhone X: Just how much better is the new camera?

December 11, 2018

The brand new iPhone XS looks pretty much the same as last year’s iPhone X on the outside. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the dual 12-megapixel cameras are also the same. But looks can be deceiving: there are actually a few significant differences in the detailed specs and image processing that make a big […]

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