A 17-year-old Florida boy accused of masterminding the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc , including those of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, pled not guilty to charges. Graham Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in Tampa that he was not guilty of the 30 felony counts of fraud prosecutors have leveled against him, according to court records. Clark is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday for a hearing on a request to change his $750,000 bond and conditions of release. Clark's attorney, David Weisbrod, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. A 19-year-old British man and a 22-year-old man in Orlando, Florida, have also been charged under U.S. federal law with aiding the attack, the Justice Department said. Clark netted at least $100,000 from the scheme by using the celebrity accounts to solicit investments from unsuspecting Twitter users, state officials said. Mason Sheppard, a … [Read more...] about Florida teen pleads not guilty to masterminding Twitter hack
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There's no way to fact-check this accusation, but based on my experience with Microsoft's data handling policies, I find it literally impossible to believe. Business customer data is stored within the tenant, not intermingled with the Microsoft cloud at large (And if it were genuinely happening, I suspect it would have drawn serious attention from EU privacy agencies long ago.) … [Read more...] about Class action comedy: Is Microsoft stealing its business customers’ data? (Uh, no)
Employees have quite naturally fought back against cost-cutting measures, including by unionizing (the store my wife visited is not unionized, which may contextualize the lack of good options for a sick employee), but at the same time chains large and small are increasingly deciding to pivot toward automation in what looks to be the first wave of a larger trend. … [Read more...] about Brick and mortar’s best hope? Robots, many now believe
One LOVEINT instance, which was described in September 2013 by the NSA’s Office of the Inspector General, involved an employee who on his first day of work in 2005, “queried six e-mail addresses belonging to a former girlfriend, a US person, without authorization.” An internal NSA audit four days later revealed this violation. His punishment? … [Read more...] about No one knows what happened to NSA staffers who snooped on their lovers
For starters, the Fire TV Cube is the better device for controlling your smart home. It just is. With its hands-free Alexa voice control (plus Alexa access via the Alexa Voice Remote), it's super easy to ask your assistant to turn on a light, begin a timer, or start a routine. You can do much of this on the Shield TV 4K through the remote, but it's not as seamless. And if you want more privacy, you can just press the mute button on the top of the device to prevent Alexa from listening in. … [Read more...] about NVIDIA Shield TV 4K vs. Amazon Fire TV Cube: Which should you buy?