Thursday, June 29, 2017

Binary Capital is being sued by a former employee for harassment

 Troubled Silicon Valley venture firm, Binary Capital, whose co-founder resigned earlier this week after allegations surfaced of Justin Caldbeck’s predatory behavior towards women, is being sued by a former employee for harassing and defaming her after she resigned from the firm, Bloomberg reports.  Read More

Telegram registers in Russia after ban threat - CNET

Telegram's founder Pavel Durov registered the company so it works in Russia's "legal framework," but won't succumb to pressure to hand over user data.
By: CNET

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Amazon Prime Day returns July 11 to take all your money - CNET

The annual worldwide sale comes to Mexico, China and India for the first time this year.
By: CNET

Amazon’s 2017 Prime Day sale will be July 11th

 Amazon just announced its third annual Prime Day, the retailer’s answer to Black Friday that originally started to celebrate its 20th anniversary. While Amazon had previously said they would be doing a third year of Prime Day, this is the first time we’re getting the actual date and previews of some of the sales. Amazon is tempting Prime customers by saying there will be… Read More

Coins flung at plane engine for 'good luck' cause 5-hour delay - CNET

Coins vs. jet engine. Coins win.
By: CNET

Canon's smallest dSLR grows a little - CNET

It's a little bigger than its predecessor, but the EOS Rebel SL2, but with four years of essential updates to cram in, it's not surprising.
By: CNET

Canon's entry full-frame dSLR flips out - CNET

The 6D gets an articulated touchscreen LCD.
By: CNET

Kaspersky Lab may face US military ban over Russia concerns - CNET

Senators worry the Moscow-based cybersecurity software company may be vulnerable to "Russian government influence," Reuters reports.
By: CNET

Just a few more weeks to apply for Startup Battlefield Africa

 Startups in sub-Saharan Africa, your time is running out. You have just a few short weeks to apply for TechCrunch’s inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa competition, so those looking to participate in the competition should apply soon. Startups can apply to one of three categories: social good/productivity and utility/gaming and entertainment. Read More

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

 Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a step forward in that goal, in part by introducing a small-footprint Beacons that can be placed nearly anywhere in a person’s house or apartment. Read More

For the Best Internet at Home, Try These Tips on Wi-Fi Gear


By DAMON DARLIN from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/technology/personaltech/for-the-best-internet-at-home-try-these-tips-on-wi-fi-gear.html?partner=IFTTT

Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons


By NICOLE PERLROTH and DAVID E. SANGER from NYT Technology https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/technology/ransomware-nsa-hacking-tools.html?partner=IFTTT

In aftermath of Petya, congressman asks NSA to stop the attack if it knows how

Padlock over binary background. Today Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California wrote to the NSA in an appeal for the agency to do anything in its power to stop the spread of the global ransomware (or potentially just disguised as ransomware) attack that began yesterday. Lieu seeks to hold the NSA accountable for its leaked exploit, known as EternalBlue, which appears to have facilitated the malware’s spread.… Read More