Equifax Issued Wrong Credit Scores For Millions of Consumers

Credit giant Equifax sent lenders incorrect credit scores for millions of consumers this spring, in a technology snafu with major real-world impact. From a report: In certain cases the errors were significant enough -- the differential was at least 2.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotAug 5th, 2022

A revelation about trees is messing with climate calculations

Scientists are learning more about “sesquiterpenes" vapors made from trees. Enlarge / The early morning sun shines through the morning fog on the countryside in Chongqing, China, September 14, 2023. (credit: Costfoto/NurPhoto.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 30th, 2023

Behold the world’s oldest sandals, buried in a “bat cave” over 6,000 years ago

Some basketry from same site is even older, dating back 9,500 years to Mesolithic period. Enlarge / Wooden mallet and esparto sandals from Cueva de los Murciélagos in Spain dated to the Neolithic period, 6,200 years ago. (credit.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 30th, 2023

DOJ finally posted that “embarrassing” court doc Google wanted to hide

Google exec said users get hooked on search engine like “cigarettes or drugs.” Enlarge (credit: Yulia Reznikov | Moment) The US Department of Justice has finally posted what judge Amit Mehta described at the Google s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Critical vulnerabilities in Exim threaten over 250k email servers worldwide

Remote code execution requiring no authentication fixed. 2 other RCEs remain unpatched. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Thousands of servers running the Exim mail transfer agent are vulnerable to potential attacks that ex.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Every iPhone screen has a barcode to prevent a manufacturing scam

Apple spent millions to add a barcode to iPhone displays in order to save being charged hundreds of millions by manufacturers claiming faulty screens that may not have been.Chinese display firms Lens Technology and Biel Crystal have been controversia.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Microsoft will stop old Windows product keys from activating new Windows installs

Windows 7 and 8 keys still seem to work for now, but that may be ending. Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) RIP to one of my favorite loopholes: Microsoft quietly announced earlier this month (via Neowin) that users will no lon.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

US agency sues Tesla as Black workers report “swastikas, threats, and nooses”

“I saw KKK epithets, a swastika, and the N-word," Black worker says. Enlarge / Cars parked at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on February 10, 2022. (credit: Getty Images | Josh Edelson) The US Equal Employmen.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Report: Google’s money was “key” factor in Apple rejecting Bing purchase

Microsoft had also considered a large Apple investment in 2016 to boost Bing. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A few years before Microsoft went all-in on a ChatGPT-powered Bing search engine, the company had another idea.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Knots are untied as The Wheel of Time season two approaches its end

Plus: An angry Amyrlin, the Forsaken in Falme, and a small Seanchan surprise. Enlarge / Egwene abides. (credit: Amazon Studios) Andrew Cunningham and Lee Hutchinson have spent decades of their lives with Robert Jordan an.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Galaxy S24 leaks show Samsung’s usual love for the iPhone

The new flat titanium sides on the S24 remind us of a certain fruit company. Enlarge / The Galaxy S24 render. This sure does look familiar. (credit: OnLeaks×SmartPrix) It's Galaxy S24 leak season! The phone, which won.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

SCOTUS to decide if Florida and Texas social media laws violate 1st Amendment

SCOTUS will likely rule on the high-stakes social media cases in 2024. Enlarge (credit: Pitiphothivichit | iStock / Getty Images Plus) On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to decide if two laws crafted by Republicans in F.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

“No choice at all”: Pharma companies begrudgingly agree to negotiate prices

They're not dropping their lawsuits, but they say they have no choice but to negotiate. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Kena Betancur) At least four top pharmaceutical companies suing the federal government over a new requireme.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Why California’s Delete Act matters for the whole country

The California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 362, known as the Delete Act, to simplify the process for consumers to ask to remove their personal data gathered by data brokers. In this Help Net Security video, Dr. Chris Pierson, CEO of BlackClo.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsSep 29th, 2023

Reddit forces personalized ads, starts X-like user payment program

Like it or not, Reddit wants to "improve ad performance." Enlarge (credit: Getty) Reddit rolled out some changes this week as its continues its push for revenue and profitability jumpstarted by its API rule changes in J.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

Report: Apple’s next iPhone SE will be the one to retire the iPhone 6 design

New SE allegedly comes out in 2025 and will continue to mix old and new parts. Enlarge / A new report claims that last year's iPhone 14 could be the foundation of a new iPhone SE in 2025. (credit: Apple) I've got a soft.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

Is the Meta Quest a Wii U-sized flop? Software numbers suggest it might be

Analysis: Meta's VR software sales are comparable to Nintendo's failed console. Enlarge / Meta's estimated Quest software sales are worryingly close to those for the Wii U at a similar point in its life. (credit: Ars / Kyle Orla.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

Meta launches consumer AI chatbots with celebrity avatars in its social apps

WhatsApp, Instagram add animated AI chat avatars, including Snoop Dogg as dungeon master. Enlarge / Meta's AI characters feature Snoop Dogg playing a dungeon master that dispenses gaming advice. (credit: Meta) On Wednesd.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

Losing subscribers, Disney+ starts fighting password sharing, too

The enforcement is starting with Canada. Enlarge (credit: Getty) Like Netflix, Disney+ is getting more stringent about sharing account login information. Disney+'s subscriber agreement already says users can't share acc.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

A new Chrome 0-day is sending the Internet into a new chapter of Groundhog Day

If your software package involves VP8 video encoding, it's likely vulnerable to attack. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A critical zero-day vulnerability Google reported on Wednesday in its Chrome browser is opening the I.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023

“Yeah, they’re gone”: Musk confirms cuts to X’s election integrity team

"'Election Integrity' Team.. was undermining election integrity," Musk writes. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Elon Musk-owned social network formerly named Twitter has reportedly cut half of its election.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 28th, 2023