Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices, leak the contents of their memory and remotely run code, effectively giving attackers full control. […]

Michael Cohen says he’ll end hush-money agreement with Stormy Daniels, effectively allowing her to tell-all about her alleged affair with Trump

The shell company belonging to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, agreed to “put an end” to the nondisclosure agreement it has with the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, CNN reported on Friday night. The company, Essential Consultants LLC, requested that Daniel pay back the original $ 130,000 she received in 2016 to keep […]

Congress debates allowing tens of thousands of cars with no steering wheel

Enlarge / GM hopes to start manufacturing this car, with no steering wheel, gas, or brake pedals, next year. (credit: General Motors) In January, General Motors unveiled the Cruise AV, a car designed to have no steering wheel and no gas or brake pedals. It seems like science fiction, but GM is totally serious about […]

Israel claims Saudi Arabia is allowing use of its airspace for the first time in 70 years

Uriel Sinai/Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Monday that an airline flying to Tel Aviv has been granted access to Saudi Arabia’s airspace.  A spokesman for the airline, Air India, denied the claims stressing they had not received any confirmation and had only submitted a request for a flight along that route. […]

MoviePass Not Allowing Subscribers In Some Markets to Buy Tickets to ‘Red Sparrow’

MoviePass is reportedly “testing” some new and old features that are making its subscribers unhappy. Several users in certain markets noticed that their MoviePass app was barring them from purchasing tickets to Red Sparrow, the spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence. And meanwhile, a select few users got notified of an old, unpopular feature that MoviePass may be […]

Trump warns that ‘there will never be a friendly solution’ to North Korea if China continues allowing oil to flow into the country

REUTERS/Thomas Peter President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to berate China for allowing illegal oil trading with North Korea. Ship-to-ship trading of certain goods, including oil, with North Korea is illegal under UN sanctions passed in September. This is the latest hurdle for the Trump administration as it tries to convince China to […]

Bush ethics lawyer: Trump-appointed FBI Director Chris Wray is ‘allowing himself to be humiliated’ by the president

AP/Andrew Harnik Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in George W. Bush’s administration, said FBI Director Chris Wray is “allowing himself to be humiliated” by President Donald Trump. Trump appointed Wray to lead the FBI after he fired the former director James Comey in May. After Comey’s firing, the president said during televised interviews that he […]

Trump administration sued for allowing ‘unlimited’ dumping of fracking waste into Gulf of Mexico

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 00:04 The Trump administration is being sued by an activist organization for allegedly allowing oil companies to dump waste from fracking and drilling into the Gulf of Mexico, without considering the detrimental effect it will have on marine life. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent […]

Honduras Sets Curfew Due to Riots, Airlines Allowing Free Flight Changes

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Twitter is making excuses for allowing hate speech

Twitter sure is having a hard time explaining and enforcing its policies around hate speech. Earlier this week, the company responded to Trump’s retweet of violent anti-Muslim propaganda, telling Engadget that some videos may remain up if they are newsworthy or of public interest. Today, Twitter changed that position, saying that, instead, the tweets in […]