Published: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:51:42 -0400
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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:50:08 -0400(image)
(image) Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers demonstrate exploiting the Rowhammer hardware flaw from app with no special user permissions, rooting devices from LG, Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus — Permission-less apps take only seconds to root phones from LG, Samsung and Motorola. — Researchers have devised an attack …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:45:20 -0400(image)
(image) Marshall Honorof / Tom's Guide:
Roku Ultra review: the best streaming media player thanks to unparalleled 3,500 channel selection, 4K, HDR, Dolby Digital audio support, USB connectivity, more — The Roku Ultra claims to have it all, and the device really delivers. You want 4K resolution, HDR support, digital audio …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:55:05 -0400(image)
(image) Wall Street Journal:
Samsung's rushed replacement of Galaxy Note7 before finding the root cause of fires doomed the smartphone — On the verge of challenging Apple's mobile phone dominance, the South Korean company made a rushed decision, based on incomplete evidence, that later forced it to kill the model.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:40:33 -0400(image)
(image) Michael Kan / Computerworld:
Xiongmai admits its products were part of Mirai botnet, says it patched the flaws in September 2015 but older devices still vulnerable — Botnets created from the Mirai malware were involved in the cyberattack — A Chinese electronics component manufacturer says its products inadvertently played …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:10:06 -0400(image)
(image) Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Samsung's rush to save the Galaxy Note 7 may have hastened its demise — Samsung still doesn't know what is causing the Note 7 to catch fire — Samsung continues to deal with the aftermath of its decision to eliminate its Galaxy Note 7 phone. According to an article published today …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:25:04 -0400(image)
(image) Kara Swisher / Recode:
Resistance from Time Warner execs like Jeff Bewkes, head of HBO at the time, doomed the AOL merger, which raises questions about the prospects of the AT&T deal — The 2000 merger with AOL made Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes nauseated, so what's different now? — In the end, I guess you could finally say Steve Case was right.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:25:04 -0400(image)
(image) Matthew Monks / Bloomberg:
Sources: TD Ameritrade and Toronto-Dominion Bank to acquire Scottrade for $4B; announcement may come on Monday — Deal would combine two of the largest online brokerages — Toronto-Dominion Bank said to acquire banking operations — TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. and its largest stakeholder …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:10:09 -0400(image)
(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Tinder plans to double its workforce in the next 12-18 months and open a small satellite office in Silicon Valley, says CEO Sean Rad — Tinder is coming to Silicon Valley to recruit. — It's a match! — After spending its first four years exclusively in West Hollywood …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:05:21 -0400(image)
(image) Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Ex-Lulzsec hacker Sabu now leading penetration testing at Seattle-based Rhino Security Labs; his boss says he has already performed dozens of tests for clients — Six months ago, Hector Monsegur hit send on an email to about a dozen new hires on the IT staff of a certain Seattle-based tech …
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:00:32 -0400(image)
(image) Alex Kras:
Google AMP accused of stealing publishers traffic, by directing search traffic to cached snapshots of sites at Google-hosted URLs — I run my blog on WordPress with a custom theme. 6 month ago I've added support for Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) in order to provide better user for mobile devices.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:55:06 -0400(image)
(image) Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Chinese tech giants bet on “Uber for bikes”: Ofo raised $130M, while MoBike raised $100M according to sources — China's tech industry giants are sloughing hundreds of millions of dollars into what they're betting will be the country's next big internet craze - ‘Uber for bikes’.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:50:56 -0400(image)
(image) Kevin Marks / Backchannel:
How a design trend to reduce the contrast between text and its background, driven by Apple's and Google's guidelines, is making text harder to read online — I thought my eyesight was beginning to go. It turns out, I'm suffering from design. — It's been getting harder for me to read things on my phone and my laptop.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:45:07 -0400(image)
(image) Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
How hackers used malicious short URLs hidden in fake Google emails to break into John Podesta's and Colin Powell's Gmail accounts — On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:55:05 -0400(image)
(image) New York Times:
AT&T-Time Warner deal will likely face tougher regulatory scrutiny and higher political hurdles than earlier Comcast-NBCUniversal deal — A cable and internet provider decides to buy an entertainment conglomerate. — The merger is met with skepticism by industry analysts and outrage …
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:04:37 -0400(image)
AT&T announces a half-stock, half-cash deal to acquire Time Warner, valuing the company at $85.4B — - New company with complementary strengths to lead the next wave of innovation in converging media and communications industry. —Combination unlike any other …