April 5, 2020
  • 9:27 pm KickSat-2 project launches 105 cracker-sized satellites
  • 9:05 pm Apple’s new ecosystem world order and the privacy economy
  • 8:46 pm SEC expands its war on cryptocurrency companies with a lawsuit against Kik
  • 8:39 pm VCs bet $12M on Troops, a Slackbot for sales teams
  • 8:07 pm Movin’ Modals Along a Path

Apple’s splashy new product announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose also ushered in new rules of the road for its ecosystem partners that force hard turns for app makers around data ownership and control. These changes could fundamentally shift how consumers perceive and value control over the data they generate in […]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Kik Interactive for the $100 million token sale the company announced two years ago. It’s an expansion of legal actions that began last year as the SEC seeks to rein in companies that the regulatory agency thinks issued securities illegally. In the lawsuit, the SEC claims that Kik […]

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Last week four security companies changed hands. The shopping spree continued this week with CDN company Imperva announcing it was buying bot mitigation startup Distil Networks. The companies did not share the acquisition price. Imperva CTO Kunal Anand says his company had a narrow bot capability, but was looking to bring a more complete solution […]

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Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed a major Windows security vulnerability that could see a widespread “wormable” attack that spreads from one vulnerable computer to the next. “While Microsoft has released patches for Windows systems, even for older…

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In this week’s news, Google defines guidelines for favicons, a new a11y testing tool from The Paciello Group, and changes to how the W3C plans to engage the community, plus more.

The post Weekly Platform News: Favicon Guidelines, Accessibility Testing, Web Almanac appeared first on CSS-Tricks.

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For a cybersecurity company, Bugcrowd relies much more on people than it does on technology. For as long as humans are writing software, developers and programmers are going to make mistakes, said Casey Ellis, the company’s founder and chief technology officer in an interview TechCrunch from his San Francisco headquarters. “Cybersecurity is fundamentally a people […]

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Microsoft has issued its second advisory this month urging users to update their systems to prevent a re-run of attacks similar to WannaCry. The software giant said Thursday that the recently discovered “wormable” vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services for Windows can allow attackers to remotely run code on a vulnerable computer — such as malware […]

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Several departments inside social media giant Snap have dedicated tools for accessing user data, and multiple employees have abused their privileged access to spy on Snapchat users, Motherboard reported on Thursday. From the report: Two former employee…

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jwhyche (Slashdot reader #6,192) shared this article from Sophos:
Linux systems running kernels prior to 5.0.8 require patching after news emerged of a high-severity flaw that could be remotely exploited.

According to the NIST advisory, CVE-2019-1181…

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On May 17, researchers at Tenable revealed that they had discovered a vulnerability in the Windows version of the desktop application for Slack, the widely used collaboration service. The vulnerabi…

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