Dozens of Reddit pages were flooded with pro-Trump material Friday by hackers who gained access to the accounts of moderators of about 70 subreddits. Reddit said an investigation is underway, while the hackers apparently took to Twitter to brag about the attack.
Passwords are slowly being replaced with biometric authentication, but such systems are not foolproof, says Yamila Levalle from Dreamlab Technologies, who told DEFCON participants last week that she'd tricked fingerprint scanners using 3D-printed fingerprints. Levalle used a UV Resin-type 3D printer to make the imprint based on an image that was optimized using a Python tool.
California attorney Erin Levine plans to take her Hello Divorce platform national, starting with Colorado, Utah and Texas. Levine says she and the company she's working with, Access to Justice Tech, are focusing on people "who often earn too much to qualify for legal aid organizations but don't have enough funds to obtain quality and meaningful legal help."
The legal technologists pushed out of law firms because of the COVID-19 recession enter an uncertain job market, observers say. Some see a barren landscape, but TRU Staffing Partners CEO Jared Coseglia says he's seen an upswing in all areas, particularly as corporations revamp privacy policies.
San Diego's smart streetlight pilot expanded in 2018 to a full program, capturing video and data on air quality and mobility. But the program wasn't well-publicized, and now that more people know about it and have raised concerns, City Council members will propose two ordinances: one to require approval processes before new technology is used, the other to create a privacy commission to evaluate the civil liberties implications of that technology.
The pandemic took a toll on Uber's core ride business while boosting food delivery, and the latter has now displaced the former as the company's biggest revenue source. Delivery sales in the most recent quarter grew 110% to $1.2 billion, compared to $790 million for the ride business.
Stolen data linked to the military and at least 10 universities, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton, have been posted to a hacker site from a data breach of ProctorU, an online exam monitoring service. The data include emails, passwords and other user data from 444,000 people who took exams in several years starting in 2012.
TikTok has responded to President Donald Trump's executive order to prohibit US transactions by pledging to "pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and our users are treated fairly." The company alleges lack of due process, and it plans to sue the Trump administration as soon as Tuesday.