38 million records exposed online—including contact-tracing info

Jorg Greuel | Getty Images reader comments 13 with 11 posters participating Share this story More than a thousand web apps mistakenly exposed 38 million records on the open Internet, including data from a number of COVID-19 contact-tracing platforms, vaccination sign-ups, job application portals, and employee databases. The data included a range of sensitive information, […]

Looking for a new job in tech? It may be your lucky day

Vicki Been | Getty Images reader comments 11 with 10 posters participating Share this story Two months ago, Jacob Eiting closed the Series B for his startup RevenueCat, which makes a platform for managing in-app subscriptions. The $40 million investment was meant to grow the company and, crucially, to hire more people. The 35-person startup […]

Now that machines can learn, can they unlearn?

Andriy Onufriyenko | Getty Images reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story Companies of all kinds use machine learning to analyze people’s desires, dislikes, or faces. Some researchers are now asking a different question: How can we make machines forget? A nascent area of computer science dubbed machine unlearning seeks ways to […]

Hackers who breached T-Mobile stole personal data for ~49 million accounts

Getty Images reader comments 15 with 13 posters participating Share this story T-Mobile on Wednesday said criminals obtained the personal information of almost 49 million current, former, or prospective customers in the latest mega-hack of its servers. The haul includes customers’ first and last names, date of birth, SSN, and driver’s license/ID information for 7.8 […]

WhatsApp shuts down Taliban helpline in Kabul

Enlarge / Experts in the region said shutting down the WhatsApp numbers was “absurd” and “unhelpful.” SOPA Images | Getty Images reader comments 64 with 42 posters participating Share this story WhatsApp has shut down a complaints helpline set up by the Taliban when it took control of Kabul, after the messaging app came under […]

T-Mobile has been hacked yet again—but still doesn’t know what was taken

Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. reader comments 37 with 33 posters participating Share this story T-Mobile said on Monday that hackers breached its internal servers and that company investigators are in the process […]

Hospitals hamstrung by ransomware are turning away patients

reader comments 56 with 36 posters participating Share this story Dozens of hospitals and clinics in West Virginia and Ohio are canceling surgeries and diverting ambulances following a ransomware attack that has knocked out staff access to IT systems across virtually all of their operations. The facilities are owned by Memorial Health System, a nonprofit […]

Samsung has its own AI-designed chip. Soon, others will too

Getty Images reader comments 18 with 18 posters participating Share this story Samsung is using artificial intelligence to automate the insanely complex and subtle process of designing cutting-edge computer chips. The South Korean giant is one of the first chipmakers to use AI to create its chips. Samsung is using AI features in new software […]

A simple software fix could limit location data sharing

Enlarge / Pretty Good Phone Privacy wants to minimize how much your wireless provider knows about your location. Noam Galai | Getty Images reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story Location data sharing from wireless carriers has been a major privacy issue in recent years. Marketers, salespeople, and even bounty hunters were […]