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Twitter’s iOS and Android apps now default to the timeline the user had open last, instead of the algorithmic feed, after a similar web update in January (Mitchell Clark/The Verge) February 6, 2023

Mitchell Clark / The Verge: Twitter’s iOS and Android apps now default to the timeline the user had open last, instead of the algorithmic feed, after a similar web update in January  —  Twitter’s iOS and Android app will now default to showing you the last timeline tab you selected, whether it’s the algorithmic “For […]

Someone just bought an oil tanker on China's eBay – CNET

You can buy anything you want on Taobao, including sea vessels… if you have $11 million to spare.
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Samsung increases transparency on donations amid scandal – CNET

The company lowers the monetary threshold for financial donations requiring board approval.
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Uber, Fitbit, OKCupid information exposed by wide-reaching flaw – CNET

Bug affecting 3,400 websites leaked data, including usernames, passwords and messages sent by end-users.
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Hip-hop hurray! Netflix announces season two of 'The Get Down' – CNET

The Baz Luhrmann-produced hip-hop series will come back for a second season in April.
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ZeniMax seeks permanent injunction against Oculus – CNET

Facebook’s VR unit may have to pull games off its Rift headset if the injunction is approved.
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Spotify launches new, original podcasts – CNET

The streaming music service is launching three new exclusive podcasts, with more expected later this year.
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A hundred eps of CNETtude: Girt by CNET podcast 100 – CNET

This week marks 100 illustrious episodes of “Simpsons” references, spontaneous bursting out into song and occasionally talking about tech.
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YouTube takes down giraffe birth for nudity – CNET

Commentary: A New York state animal adventure park says its giraffe baby birth was flagged for sexual content.
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Google spin-off Waymo accuses Uber of stealing self-driving tech – Roadshow

In a court filing today, self-driving car company Waymo claims that an individual at Otto, a company acquired by Uber Technologies to build its self-driving cars, copied trade secrets related to LiDAR imaging technology.
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​Uber investors demand change in company culture – CNET

Early backers of the ride-hailing company say they’re “disappointed” by a culture plagued by disrespect, lack of diversity and a tolerance for harassment.
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Matt Reeves heads to Gotham, will direct 'The Batman' – CNET

The director of “War for the Planet of the Apes” is officially on board for the upcoming Batman flick.
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Google charitable arm to give $11.5 million for racial justice – CNET

The search giant’s Google.org program said it would double its investment in such programs with new grants.
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FCC chips away at net neutrality rules – CNET

The FCC expands the number of broadband providers exempt from rules requiring them to tell customers when and how their traffic is being slowed.
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Amazon argues Constitution protects your chats with Alexa – CNET

In a murder investigation, prosecutors want recordings from the suspect’s Echo. Amazon says the First Amendment sets a high bar for getting that info.
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Marvel at a sea of award-winning underwater photos – CNET

From smiling sharks to curious sea lions, lone divers and the mysteries deep inside a shipwreck, these prize-grabbing photos will transport you to a hidden world.
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Google kills SHA-1 with successful collision attack

It’s official: The SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm has been “SHAttered.” Google successfully broke SHA-1. Now what?

After years of warning that advances in modern computing meant a successful collision attack against SHA-1 was imminent, a team of researchers from Google and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands have successfully developed the first successful SHA-1 collision. In practical terms, SHA-1 should not be relied upon for practical security.

Modern cryptographic hash functions depend on the fact that the algorithm generates a different cryptographic hash for every file. A hash collision refers to having two separate files with the same hash. The fact that cryptographic weaknesses in SHA-1 make certificates using the SHA-1 algorithm potentially vulnerable to collision attacks is well-known. The National Institute of Standards and Technology deprecated SHA-1 more than five years ago, and experts have been long urging organizations to switch to stronger hash algorithms. Up until now, the only thing going for SHA-1 was the fact that collision attacks were still expensive and theoretical.

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Breaking and protecting devops tool chains

Ken Johnson, CTO of nVisium, and Chris Gates, Senior Security Engineer at Uber talk to CSO Online’s Steve Ragan about working with devops tool chains.
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Bruce Schneier and the call for "public service technologists"

Bruce Schneier, CTO of IBM Resilient on the increasing importance of technologist’s presence in education and policy-making.
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Uber responds to account deletions following harassment claims – CNET

An anti-Uber campaign that began after allegations of widespread sexual harassment at the company has led Uber to create a form email to respond to deletions.
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Microsoft creates Skype Lite especially for India – CNET

Following in Facebook’s footsteps, the electronics titan is giving Indians a welcome low-data option.
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Razer extends your game time (and more) with new mobile power bank – CNET

It’s a bit pricey, but here’s hoping — unlike many power banks — it works consistently with non-Razer laptops as well.
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Twitter, PBS teaming up to stream Trump's address to Congress – CNET

Social network will live-stream PBS NewsHour’s coverage of President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
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Get ready for the Royal Rumble of phones at MWC – CNET

Next week’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona will see plenty of new phones from big name players. Just not from Samsung.
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Watch us unbox the Nintendo Switch and a few accessories – CNET

Here’s exactly what you’ll get inside the Nintendo Switch box for $300 when it’s released on March 3. We’ll also take a look at three accessories Nintendo sent along, including a Pro Controller that goes for $70.
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Mass Effect Andromeda: This ain't your daddy's space opera – CNET

The game hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC on March 21.
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