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By Waqas

The attack was carried out by Iran-backed charming kitten hackers and victims include dozens of US government officials. Private emails of US sanctions officials and nuclear scientists have been breached by Iranian state-sponsored hackers. As per the data obtained by Certfa, a cybersecurity firm based in London, the hacking group Charming Kitten is responsible for the […]

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“We’re sorry,” Facebook says, again—new photo bug affects millions

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Another day, another privacy issue with Facebook.

The company announced Friday morning that a photo API bug might have resulted in millions of people having their private photos become improperly accessible by up to 1,500 apps for a period of 12 days in September 2018.

As Facebook described it in a blog post by Tomer Bar, a company staffer:

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Facebook’s latest screw-up — a programming bug in Facebook website accidentally gave 1,500 third-party apps access to the unposted Facebook photos of as many as 6.8 million users.

Facebook today quietly announced that it discovered a new API bug in its photo-sharing system that let 876 developers access users’ private photos which they never shared on their timeline, including images uploaded


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<em>Travelers</em>.

Enlarge / Travelers. (credit: Netflix)

One of our favorite streaming shows of the last few years has been time-travel adventure Travelers.

The world of the future is in some ill-defined crisis, and the only way this can be averted is to send people back in time to make better decisions. But in a Quantum Leap-style twist, only people’s consciousnesses can be sent back in time. To minimize disruption to the timelines, the mastermind of this plan, the Director, uses people who were just about to die as its targets, narrowly averting their deaths (at least most of the time) and allowing a traveler to resume their life.

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Discord wants to attract more developers to its game store as it continues to expand beyond simple communications features.

Enlarge / Discord wants to attract more developers to its game store as it continues to expand beyond simple communications features.

Discord has announced that it will start taking a reduced, 10-percent cut from game revenues generated on its online store starting next year, one-upping the Epic Games Store and its recently announced 12-percent cut on the Epic Games Store.

“We talked to a lot of developers, and many of them feel that current stores are not earning their 30% of the usual 70/30 revenue share,” Discord writes in the announcement. “Because of this, we now see developers creating their own stores and launchers to distribute their games instead of focusing on what’s really important—making great games and cultivating amazing communities.

“Turns out, it does not cost 30% to distribute games in 2018,” the announcement continues. “After doing some research, we discovered that we can build amazing developer tools, run them, and give developers the majority of the revenue share.”

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Shamoon is back… one of the most destructive malware families that caused damage to Saudi Arabia’s largest oil producer in 2012 and this time it has targeted energy sector organizations primarily operating in the Middle East.

Earlier this week, Italian oil drilling company Saipem was attacked and sensitive files on about 10 percent of its servers were destroyed, mainly in the Middle East,


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<em>Heroes of the Storm</em> will continue to increase this character roster going forward, but maybe not as quickly as previously.

Enlarge / Heroes of the Storm will continue to increase this character roster going forward, but maybe not as quickly as previously.

Blizzard may only have seven active games listed on its Battle.net launcher at the moment, but that list includes some of the biggest in the gaming world. So when the company announces it’s shifting its development priorities away from one of those ongoing online titles, it’s a big deal.

So it is with last night’s surprise update on the status of Blizzard-universe MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard now says “we need to take some of our talented developers and bring their skills to other projects,” and thus have “made the difficult decision to shift some developers from Heroes of the Storm to other teams.”

This doesn’t mean the immediate end of the game or anything of the sort. Blizzard promises continued active support, “with new heroes, themed events, and other content that our community loves, though the cadence will change.” We’re guessing that last part means the “cadence” will get less frequent, for what it’s worth.

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By Carolina

The Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPFs) is a taxpayer registry identification for Brazilians – In this case, 120 million CPFs were exposed online. The IT security researchers at InfoArmor’s Advanced Threat Intelligence team discovered a treasure trove of personal sensitive data belonging to over 120 million Brazilians exposed on an unprotected AWS (Amazon Web Service) S3 cloud […]

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iPhones are seen at an Apple store in Tianjin, China.

Enlarge / iPhones are seen at an Apple store in Tianjin, China. (credit: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Apple’s patent battle with Qualcom in China has intensified this week, with Qualcomm seeking a broader ban and Apple claiming it has a workaround to avoid Qualcomm’s patents.

On Monday, Qualcomm announced that a Chinese court had banned the sale of most iPhone models. However, Apple’s newest models, the iPhone XS and XR, were not covered by the ban because they had not yet been introduced when Qualcomm filed its lawsuit late last year.

Qualcomm remedied that oversight this week, asking the same Chinese court to ban sales of the XS and XR.

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Sticker for Lyft on the back of a Lyft ride-sharing vehicle in the Silicon Valley town of Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017.

Enlarge / Sticker for Lyft on the back of a Lyft ride-sharing vehicle in the Silicon Valley town of Santa Clara, California, August 17, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Several dozen Lyft drivers across California have filed a new labor lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, arguing—like many before them—that they are being inadequately paid.

According to the lawsuit, Abdeljabbar et al. v. Lyft, which was filed in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday, drivers are being paid “less than $8 per hour.” That’s far less than the California minimum wage of $11 per hour, and even further behind the minimum in some other Golden State cities, which mandate even higher pay.

A substantial portion of the drivers’ lawsuit is based on a May 2018 decision by the California Supreme Court known as Dynamex.

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