Apple’s new Screen Time Communication Limits are easily beaten with a bug

Apple’s new Screen Time Communication Limits are easily beaten with a bug

ScreenTime — Apple acknowledges the bug affects iPhones with a "non-standard configuration." Samuel Axon - Dec 13, 2019 9:47 pm UTC Enlarge / iOS 13 on an iPhone 11 Pro.Samuel AxonA bug in iOS 13.3 allows children to easily circumvent the restrictions their parents or guardians set with the Communications Limit feature in Screen Time.…
Apple and Spotify’s podcasts come to Echo devices in the US

Apple and Spotify’s podcasts come to Echo devices in the US

Amazon Alexa can now play podcasts from Apple, making Amazon’s line of Echo devices the first third-party clients to support the Apple Podcasts service without using AirPlay. Before, this level of support was limited to Apple’s HomePod. According to Amazon, the addition brings to Alexa devices Apple’s library of more than 800,000 podcasts. It also…
Grading the final tech IPOs of 2019

Grading the final tech IPOs of 2019

As the holiday slowdown looms, the final U.S.-listed technology IPOs have come in and begun to trade. Three tech, tech-ish or venture-backed companies went public this week: Bill.com, Sprout Social and EHang. Let’s quickly review how each has performed thus far. These are, bear in mind, the last IPOs of the year that we care…

Ask HN: What’s the current sentiment on JWT for stateless auth tokens?

To be clear though you generally set the validity to be relatively short and refresh often, so that way you don’t have to worry too much; you can then “revoke” a token by refusing to refresh it. But then it isn't stateless, right? Because you need to know which current tokens are unrefreshable.To me, JWT…
FDA approves new closed-loop insulin delivery system for people with Type 1 diabetes

FDA approves new closed-loop insulin delivery system for people with Type 1 diabetes

A new software system that will let people with diabetes customize their treatment and automatically adjust their insulin levels was just approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration. It will reach patients in January 2020. The technology, called Control-IQ, is manufactured by Tandem Diabetes Care and connects with blood glucose sensors and insulin…

BBC Sound Effects

This is the Linked Data service for BBC Sound Effects data. Examples: Data about sound effect "African Market" Data about sound effect ".303 Rifle firing." Data about sound effect "Air raids on London at night." The easiest way to explore the RDF data in this site is through the Acropolis API. Property Value /index.ttl Universal…
Offering software for snooping to governments is a booming business

Offering software for snooping to governments is a booming business

ON OCTOBER 2ND 2018 Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and critic of the kingdom’s government, visited its consulate in Istanbul in order to secure documents needed for his upcoming marriage. He did not come out alive. After initially denying responsibility, the Saudi government admitted that Mr Khashoggi was killed in a “rogue operation”.Two months later…
Google reveals just how much of the world it’s mapped with Street View and Earth

Google reveals just how much of the world it’s mapped with Street View and...

It’s common knowledge that Google has photographed a huge amount of the planet for its Street View and Google Earth projects. But for the first time, Google has revealed how much of the world it has photographed: 10 million miles of Street View imagery and 36 million square miles of Google Earth imagery, according to…
Feds reap data from 1,500 phones in largest reported reverse-location warrant

Feds reap data from 1,500 phones in largest reported reverse-location warrant

you were here — The search warrants demanded nine hours' worth of location history from Google. Kate Cox - Dec 13, 2019 9:19 pm UTC Enlarge / You're not the only one looking at your phone's location history.Federal investigators trying to solve arson cases in Wisconsin have scooped up location history data for about 1,500…
Try These Steam Game Demos Before They Disappear Saturday – Lifehacker

Try These Steam Game Demos Before They Disappear Saturday – Lifehacker

The Game Awards were last night. And while we do love a pretty trophy (and are sad The Outer Worlds didn’t take top honors), there’s more to the event than pixel pageantry. Coinciding with the big day, there’s also a PC “Game Festival” going on—all on Steam—that features some great time-locked demos you can play…