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Automated tool can find 100 Zoom meeting IDs per hour April 2, 2020

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An automated tool developed by security researchers is able to find around 100 Zoom meeting IDs in an hour and information for nearly 2,400 Zoom meetings in a single day of scans, according to a new report from security expert Brian Krebs. Security professional Trent Lo and members […]

Automated tool can find 100 Zoom meeting IDs per hour

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

An automated tool developed by security researchers is able to find around 100 Zoom meeting IDs in an hour and information for nearly 2,400 Zoom meetings in a single day of scans, according to a new report from security expert Brian Krebs.

Security professional Trent Lo and members of SecKC, a Kansas City-based security meetup group, made a program called zWarDial that can automatically guess Zoom meeting IDs, which are nine to 11 digits long, and glean information about those meetings, according to the report.

In addition to being able to find around 100 meetings per hour, one instance of zWarDial can successfully determine a legitimate meeting ID 14 percent of the time, Lo told Krebs on Security. And as part of the nearly 2,400…

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Top Amazon executive sought to divert focus to fired worker amid workplace safety criticism, email shows

Amazon’s top legal executive suggests the company’s senior leaders target a fired warehouse worker’s intellect as a way to deflect criticism of its record. Top Amazon executive sought to divert focus to fired worker amid workplace safety criticism, email shows
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Amazon's leaders send mixed messages on worker strikes – CNET

Competing statements from two top Amazon leaders point to struggles running the retail giant during the coronavirus crisis. Amazon's leaders send mixed messages on worker strikes – CNET
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Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 challenges and where to find Skye's coastal campsites – CNET

Find out how to escape a vault using a secret passage. Fortnite Chapter 2 season 2 challenges and where to find Skye's coastal campsites – CNET
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Put an arcade-style skeeball game in your basement for $280 – CNET

Save 30% on this arcade-size, 95-inch-long table with authentic lights, scoring and ball return. Put an arcade-style skeeball game in your basement for 0 – CNET
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GM and Honda co-developing 2 new EVs – Roadshow

The forthcoming electric vehicles will be sold under the Honda brand, but use GM’s Ultium batteries and Super Cruise driver assistance tech. GM and Honda co-developing 2 new EVs – Roadshow
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After coming under fire for its discount program, Grubhub says it will pay restaurants $250 each

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After it initially made restaurants participating in a discount program foot the bill, Grubhub on Thursday said it would be changing the program to cover the discount — for up to 25 orders per restaurant.

Grubhub’s Supper for Support promotion offers diners $10 off an order of $30 or more placed via Grubhub between 5 and 9PM during the month of April. Under the original terms of the deal, however, restaurants that opted in were expected to cover both the $10 discount and Grubhub’s commission on the undiscounted order total, not the lower amount the customer actually paid.

After withering criticism and backlash for a “promotion” which appeared to take advantage of struggling restaurants, Grubhub said Thursday it’s putting $30 million…

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SoundCloud now lets artists add a direct donation button to their page

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SoundCloud has introduced a new donation button artists can add to their profile to help offset the financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative provides an additional way for fans to directly support acts on SoundCloud as live concerts and festivals are indefinitely postponed in many portions of the world.

To add the button to your SoundCloud artist page, click “Edit,” and then “Add support link.” Pick your platform of choice, and then hit “Save changes” to generate the button, which appears above your stats and on your track pages. SoundCloud supports a variety of services, including Kickstarter, Bandcamp, Paypal, and Patreon, and will not take a cut of any donations made through the platform.

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Amazon executives privately insulted a warehouse worker, then attacked him on Twitter

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After firing Chris Smalls, who helped organize a warehouse worker strike at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York facility over novel coronavirus safety, Amazon executives publicly attacked him on Twitter. Now we might know why. Leaked meeting notes obtained by Vice News lay out a plan for executives to smear Smalls and make him the focus of the company’s effort to discredit a growing labor movement inside the company.

“He’s not smart, or articulate, and to the extent the press wants to focus on us versus him, we will be in a much stronger PR position than simply explaining for the umpteenth time how we’re trying to protect workers,” said David Zapolsky, Amazon’s general counsel, in the meeting notes, which Vice News reports were forwarded…

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Facebook Messenger desktop app launches for Windows and Mac

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Facebook Messenger finally has its own desktop app, making it easier to message and video chat with friends and family from your computer.

The app, which is now available on the Microsoft Store and Mac App Store, lets you message friends and start video calls, just like on the mobile and web versions. It also includes a dark mode, which Facebook has been rolling out as one of the new features introduced to the desktop’s redesign.

The launch of a standalone desktop app for Facebook Messenger has been a long time coming, with strong hints that Facebook was working on an app as early as 2016. Facebook later launched a desktop app for…

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What to Watch Tonight, April 2, 2020

Ready to settle in for another night at home?

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What to Watch Tonight, April 2, 2020
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How to view your notification history on Android

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If you’ve used Android for quite some time, it’s likely you’ve mistakenly swiped away a notification or two for one reason or another. Maybe you’re swiping in a hurry, or you accidentally cleared everything in the notification drawer without meaning to, or maybe you just wonder where all your notifications go and if there’s a historical list of them after you’ve dismissed them.

But don’t worry. You can find everything from missed messages, emails, app updates, and even system messages in the stock Notification Log option — if your phone can access it.

How to find your Notification Log

  • Long-press anywhere on your home screen.
  • Select “Widgets” from the pop-up menu.
  • Scroll down and long-press the…

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GM is working with Honda to build two new electric vehicles

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General Motors and Honda are joining forces to develop two new electric vehicles, the companies announced on Thursday. They’ll have Honda nameplates but will be built using GM’s newly announced flexible EV platform with its Ultium-branded improved battery packs.

Honda will design the exteriors and interiors of the new EVs, while the platform will be engineered to support Honda’s specifications, the companies say. They will be manufactured at GM’s North American plants, with sales expected to begin in the 2024 model year.

It’s a surprising piece of news, given the otherwise dire conditions for the auto industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Honda and GM, along with…

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HBO is making a ton of TV shows and movies free to non-subscribers

HBO is making a number of its original series and popular movies available for free beginning April 3rd to non-subscribers, including The Wire, Detective Pikachu, and The Sopranos.

The move is being described by Variety as a “good will gesture” by WarnerMedia; an effort from the conglomerate to provide entertainment to people stuck at home due to the novel coronavirus. More than 500 hours of content will be made available, with many of HBO’s top series among the list, including Succession, Veep, True Detective, and Six Feet Under, alongside the aforementioned shows. Popular movies like Detective Pikachu, Sucker Punch, and Happy Feet 2 are also part of the deal. Noticeably absent from the deal? Game of Thrones. That’s still only…

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These Emergency Coffee Creamers Might Be Hiding in Your Pantry

If you’re not a black coffee drinker, you might be struggling just a little right now, especially if you’re not a fan of non-dairy powdered creamer. After all, not only are you stuck at home, but you could be stuck at home with another person, and that person might be using all the half & half.

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These Emergency Coffee Creamers Might Be Hiding in Your Pantry
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You Can Still Order Girl Scout Cookies Online

One unfortunate consequence of our ongoing quarantine is the end of in-person Girl Scout cookie sales. You won’t find Girl Scouts going door-to-door in your neighborhood, selling at your office, or sitting outside your local grocery store.

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You Can Still Order Girl Scout Cookies Online
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Zoom has disabled a feature that was exposing users’ LinkedIn profiles

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As COVID-19 forces schools, offices, and social groups to move their daily operations online, video calling service Zoom has become the new centerpiece of many people’s daily life. But the increased use has brought heightened scrutiny to the company’s data practices. Every day, it seems, new vulnerabilities in the platform are coming to light.

Today is no exception. The New York Times discovered that Zoom has been supporting a data-mining feature that automatically matched users’ names and email addresses to their LinkedIn profiles when they signed in — even if they were anonymous or using a pseudonym on their call. If another user in their meeting was subscribed to a service called LinkedIn Sales Navigator, they were able to access the…

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Zoom has disabled a feature that was exposing users’ LinkedIn profiles
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HBO to stream 500 hours of programming for free, including The Sopranos, Veep – CNET

You can watch some movies and shows without a subscription for a limited time, starting April 3. HBO to stream 500 hours of programming for free, including The Sopranos, Veep – CNET
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Block Malware With Cloudflare's New DNS Options

Cloudflare has launched a new version of its free DNS (Domain Name System) service called Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 for Families that blocks adult content and malware before your browser ever has a chance to load it. It’s one more tool in your security stash that’s worth considering if you want to stay extra-safe (or find…

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Takata air bag woes surface in 216,000 Nissan vehicles – Roadshow

Nissan has now issued a new air bag recall for the Titan, NV and Armada, but also the Infiniti QX56. Takata air bag woes surface in 216,000 Nissan vehicles – Roadshow
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When Will Grocery Stores Get Back to Normal?

I, too, thought the toilet paper would be back in stock by now. I got used to seeing empty shelves throughout the grocery and drugstores, but assumed that once enough people had purchased their 20-pack of toilet paper, the shelves would return to normal.

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When Will Grocery Stores Get Back to Normal?
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Fighting coronavirus: COVID-91 tests, vaccine research, masks, ventilators and more – CNET

From simple thermometers to sophisticated ventilators, plus 3D printers and robots, too. Fighting coronavirus: COVID-91 tests, vaccine research, masks, ventilators and more – CNET
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Apple's rumored stuff-tracking AirTags turn up in new video – CNET

It’s reportedly just a quick mention in an Apple support video, but it seems to confirm that the Tile-like trackers are indeed in the works. Apple's rumored stuff-tracking AirTags turn up in new video – CNET
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Working from home? Stay connected using Microsoft Teams, for free

If your team has suddenly been forced to work remotely, keep everyone on the same page using Microsoft Teams. You can create your own organization for free, or add team members using no-cost licenses.. Working from home? Stay connected using Microsoft Teams, for free
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The Last of Us 2 and Iron Man VR delayed due to coronavirus pandemic

This could be the beginning of many more delays prompted by the global pandemic. The Last of Us 2 and Iron Man VR delayed due to coronavirus pandemic
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