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YouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring”

YouTube loses advertisers over “wormhole into pedophilia ring”

Epic Games and Disney pull ads over pedophiles' comments on videos of children.
Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges

Google Play apps with >10 million installs drain batteries, jack up data charges

DrainerBot can download gigabytes worth of hidden videos to infected devices.

Forget Airwolf: One of these is the Army’s next assault “helicopter”

Video: A tiltrotor and an "X-wing" helicopter vie to be Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft.
Nasty code-execution bug in WinRAR threatened millions of users for 14 years

Nasty code-execution bug in WinRAR threatened millions of users for 14 years

If you're one of the 500 million utility users, now would be a good time to patch.
Hard-to-detect credential-theft malware has infected 1,200 and is still going

Hard-to-detect credential-theft malware has infected 1,200 and is still going

Separ's living-off-the-land approach bypasses many antimalware providers.
Inside the DNSpionage hacks that hijack domains at an unprecedented scale

Inside the DNSpionage hacks that hijack domains at an unprecedented scale

KrebsOnSecurity details how attackers took control of sensitive domains around the world.
With elections weeks away, someone “sophisticated” hacked Australia’s politicians

With elections weeks away, someone “sophisticated” hacked Australia’s politicians

Hacks come on heels of attack on Parliament House network earlier in February.
Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon

Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon

The company says its truck and SUV will be ready for delivery by late 2020.
Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users

Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users

HTML block almost perfectly reproduces Facebook single sign-on Window.
Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

Shell buys Sonnen, Tesla’s competitor in the home battery business

The acquisition follows Shell's purchase of EV charging company Greenlots.
Researchers, scared by their own work, hold back “deepfakes for text” AI

Researchers, scared by their own work, hold back “deepfakes for text” AI

OpenAI's GPT-2 algorithm shows machine learning could ruin online content for everyone.
Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019

Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019

Pai threatens "regulatory" action if carriers don't use Caller ID authentication.
Startup will store energy by forcing compressed air in a defunct zinc mine

Startup will store energy by forcing compressed air in a defunct zinc mine

The adiabatic process will be built with AUD $9 million in government-funded grants.
Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again

Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again

Bill Pollock says Amazon is printing them—and even the product photo is fake.
Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft

Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft

"What we’re seeing here is the end of the large, four-engine aircraft."
MalwareTech loses bid to suppress damning statements made after days of partying

MalwareTech loses bid to suppress damning statements made after days of partying

Researcher said statements he made after taking intoxicating substances should be thrown out.
Microsoft patches 0-day vulnerabilities in IE and Exchange

Microsoft patches 0-day vulnerabilities in IE and Exchange

IE info bug was under active exploit; exploit code for Exchange flaw was circulating.
“Catastrophic” hack on email provider destroys almost two decades of data

“Catastrophic” hack on email provider destroys almost two decades of data

VFEmail says data for virtually all US users is gone for good.
Since Trump tariffs, solar jobs have atrophied

Since Trump tariffs, solar jobs have atrophied

Solar jobs slip for the second year in a row, says The Solar Foundation annual report.
Hackers keep trying to get malicious Windows file onto MacOS

Hackers keep trying to get malicious Windows file onto MacOS

Clever trick may be ham-fisted attempt bypass Gatekeeper protections built into macOS.