Nice phone account you have there - shame if something were to happen to it. Samsung fixes ID-theft flaws
If Artem Moskowsky owes you money, its a good time to ask
A recently-patched set of flaws in Samsung's mobile site was leaving users open to account theft.…
Two months after disclosing an error that exposed the private profile data of almost 500,000 Google+ users, Google on Monday revealed a new leak that affects more than 52 million people. The programming interface bug allowed developers to access names, ages, email addresses, occupations, and a wealth of other personal details even when they were set to be nonpublic.
The bug was introduced in a release that went live at an undisclosed date in November and was fixed a week later, Google officials said in a blog post. During the time the bug was active, developers of apps that requested permission to view profile information that a user had added to their Google+ profile received permission to view profile information about that user even when the details were set to not-public. What’s more, apps with access to users’ Google+ profile data had permission to access non-public profile data that other Google+ users shared with the consenting user. In all, the post said, 52.5 million users are affected.
“The bug did not give developers access to information such as financial data, national identification numbers, passwords, or similar data typically used for fraud or identity theft,” Monday’s post said. “No third party compromised our systems, and we have no evidence that the developers who inadvertently had this access for six days were aware of it or misused it in any way.”
This time, it's for copyright violations.
Galaxy S10 specs, price and release date rumors: Ultrasonic fingerprint reader and Infinity-O screen? - CNET
More hints arrive every day about Samsung's next big phone.
John Romero—co-creator of the classic and influential 1990s first-person shooter Doom—has announced that he will release 18 new levels for the game for its 25th anniversary next year.
Scheduled for a mid-February 2019 release, the free megawad of levels will be called "Sigil." Romero's website describes it as "the spiritual successor" to the fourth episode of Doom, picking up "where the original left off." It will include nine single-player levels and nine multi-player Deathmatch levels.
Google's For You tab brings up places you may like based on the neighborhoods or interests you follow.
The probe joins Voyager 1 as only the second human-made object to escape the heliosphere.
More and more phone companies are eliminating the headphone jack -- here are the phones that waved goodbye to the audio port.
Equifax says the report contains inaccuracies.
Rumors point to the "Infinity-O" display coming to the Galaxy S10, too.
The veteran probe that keeps going has now gone where only Voyager 1 has gone before
NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has followed its sibling, Voyager 1, into interstellar space, according to the team managing the veteran spacecraft.…
Rip and tear, even with a toaster.
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by deals on a suite of Amazon products.
While these discounts aren't quite as steep as those offered on Black Friday, there are still some good prices available. The deals do include the first major drop for the newest (and waterproof) Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which is down to $100 for its usual $130. The Fire HD 8, arguably the only tablet under $100 worth buying, is down to $60 from its usual $80, while the latest Echo Dot and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K are $20 and $15 off, respectively. Just note that a couple items are backordered and may not arrive until after Christmas.
If Echo and Fire devices aren't your thing, though, we also have noteworthy deals on Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad, Microsoft's Xbox One X, Razer's well-reviewed DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse, Google Home Mini bundles, and much more. If you still have some holiday gadget gifting to do, have a look for yourself below.
The x2 strikes a nearly perfect balance between laptop and tablet -- at a Chromebook price.
A 2017 lawsuit between GasBuddy and Reveal Mobile shows just how much your location data is worth.
This bug -- separate from another disclosed in October -- apparently pushed Google to move up the service's end date from August to April.
Millie Bobby Brown experiences still more stranger things in the sequel to 2014's Godzilla.
The serial entrepreneur opines about Twitter, Tesla, and the SEC during an interview with 60 Minutes.
It's a foot in the door for the ad-blocking web browser.
EU Aviation Network wrangle set to continue
US satcom provider Viasat has declared it will appeal a British tribunal ruling that rival European operator Inmarsat had not breached its licence by becoming part of an EU-wide satellite broadband network.…