Earlier this month Anne Borden King posted news on her Facebook page that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, she reports, “my Facebook feed has featured ads for ‘alternative cancer care’. The ads, which were new to my timeline, promote everything from cumin seeds to colloidal silver as cancer treatments. Some ads promise luxury clinics – or even ‘nontoxic cancer therapies’ on a beach in Mexico.”
For those who have been inundated by robocalls and other scams – which means anyone with a mobile phone, pretty much – it’s hard to imagine them ever going away. Could T-Mobile’s “Scam Shield” actually help?
Japan’s government will start paying its companies to move factories out of China and back home or to Southeast Asia, part of a new program to secure supply chains and reduce dependence on manufacturing in China.
Twitter Inc disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright complaint.
The video, which included music from the group Linkin Park, disappeared from the president’s Twitter feed late Saturday with the notification: “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
If you posted a project to GitHub before February 2, the fruits of your labor are now likely entombed for a millennium in a frozen ark. Yesterday, the world’s largest source code repository announced that, on July 8, it enshrined its archive below hundreds of meters of permafrost in an Arctic vault, inside a chamber inside an abandoned mine inside a mountain, on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, inhabited by a few thousand people and polar bears. In other words, safe from the forces of real estate developers and influencers for the foreseeable future.
If someone were to ask you, “Who is the CEO of Netflix?” for the last 23 years, there has been only one right answer: Reed Hastings.
It was Hastings who co-founded the company in 1997; Hastings who led its early growth; Hastings who oversaw the pivot from DVDs by mail to online streaming; Hastings who basically became synonymous with Netflix.
Twitter has finally published a complete blog post detailing the security incident that rocked its platform last week, one that involved the hijacking of several major accounts. According to the company, and as of July 17, Twitter’s investigation indicates that the hackers targeted select employees to get their credentials, which were then used to access the company’s internal systems.