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Hackers who extorted Uber and LinkedIn plead guilty

Image: Austin Distel Two men pleaded guilty today to hacking Uber and LinkedIn’s Lynda.com service back in 2016 and extorting both companies into paying “bug bounties,” so the two would not publicly disclose the breaches. The two men are Brandon Glover, 26, an American from Florida, and Vasile Mereacre, 23, ...

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Google Search to Stop Supporting Flash Content Soon

Google has announced it will stop supporting Flash content in its Search as the Internet prepares to bid a farewell to the multimedia software platform next year. If the web pages have Flash content, Google will ignore that and Search will also stop indexing standalone SWF files. Google engineering manager ...

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Lowlights from Zuckerberg’s Libra testimony in Congress – TechCrunch

“I don’t control Libra” was the central theme of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony today in Congress. The House of Representatives unleashed critiques of his approach to cryptocurrency, privacy, encryption and running a giant corporation during six hours of hearings. Zuckerberg tried to assuage their fears while stoking concerns that ...

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Facebook Employees Sign Letter Opposing Political Ads Policy

Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives saying they oppose the social network’s policy of letting politicians lie in advertisements. The New York Times reported Monday that more than 250 workers have signed the letter urging Facebook leaders to change the policy ...

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