Sunday, January 19, 2020

Twitter will free up handles by deleting inactive accounts

Those who’ve attempted to snag their preferred Twitter handle know what a pain the process can be. Users can squat on an account for...

OnePlus reveals its second website data breach in two years

Early in 2018, popular cellphone maker OnePlus revealed it had coughed up credit card information on over 40,000 users in a data breach, and...

Robot bees can crash into walls without taking damage

Tiny robotic fliers aren't exactly durable at present, but they may be tough critters before long. Harvard researchers have developed a RoboBee that uses...

Camgirl sites exposed data for millions of users

Exposed databases are already enough of a security problem, but the latest incident could be particularly damaging for both porn site visitors and sex...

WhatsApp’s fingerprint unlock feature finally arrives on Android

Earlier this year, WhatsApp added an extra layer of privacy for iOS users when it enabled support for Touch ID and Face ID. Today,...

Faces are the Pixel 4’s kryptonite

One of the most controversial new features of Google's latest flagship is its Soli radar sensor. It allows you to interact with the phone...

Mercedes app was leaking car owners’ data to other users

Your car maker's mobile app can be very convenient, but it can also create privacy headaches in the wrong circumstances. Mercedes-Benz owners told TechCrunch...

The best outdoor security camera

By Rachel CericolaThis post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may...

Falling Fireballs Crashed in Chile Last Week. They Weren’t Meteorites, Experts...

Goodness gracious! Great balls of fire rained from the sky in Chile last week, and officials are still trying to figure out what they...

Apple tries to clear up Google’s claims about iOS vulnerabilities

Apple has taken issue with Google's findings about exploit-laden websites injecting malicious code into iPhones. Last week, Google published a blog post describing how...