LastPass updates browser add-on to defend against clickjacking threat – The Daily Swig

LastPass updates browser add-on to defend against clickjacking threat – The Daily Swig

John Leyden 16 September 2019 at 11:15 UTC Users tricked into disclosing credentialsLastPass has resolved a flaw in the browser extension of its password manager software that created a clickjacking risk.The bug produced a way for malicious sites to trick LastPass users into disclosing the credentials of a site they had previously visited.The credentials needed…
Motorola launches its first-ever Android TVs in India (plus, the Moto E6S) – Android Authority

Motorola launches its first-ever Android TVs in India (plus, the Moto E6S) – Android...

Motorola has launched the Moto E6S and its first-ever range of LED Android TVs in India. The new gadgets in Moto’s lineup target the affordable smartphone and television categories in the country.The Moto E6S is essentially a rebranded version of the Moto E6 Plus launched a few weeks back at the IFA trade show in…
The Morning After: New York state moves to ban flavored e-cig sales

The Morning After: New York state moves to ban flavored e-cig sales

It's also stepping up efforts to curb the marketing of e-cigs to teens.New York state bans sales of flavored e-cigarettesNew York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an "emergency executive action" that will ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The move will see the state Department of Health's Commissioner hold an urgent meeting with the Public…
Artificial Intelligence Confronts a ‘Reproducibility’ Crisis

Artificial Intelligence Confronts a ‘Reproducibility’ Crisis

A few years ago, Joelle Pineau, a computer science professor at McGill, was helping her students design a new algorithm when they fell into a rut. Her lab studies reinforcement learning, a type of artificial intelligence that’s used, among other things, to help virtual characters (“half cheetah” and “ant” are popular) teach themselves how to…
After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself

After Six Years in Exile, Edward Snowden Explains Himself

Edward Snowden, arguably the world’s most famous whistleblower, is a man who lived behind plenty of pseudonyms before putting his true name to his truthtelling: When he was first communicating with the journalists who would reveal his top secret NSA leaks, he used the names Citizenfour, Cincinnatus, and Verax—Latin for “truthful” and a knowing allusion…
Beekeeper raises $45M Series B to become the ‘Slack for non-desk employees’

Beekeeper raises $45M Series B to become the ‘Slack for non-desk employees’

Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need to communicate with blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has raised $45 million in Series B funding. The round was co-led by Thayer Ventures and Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank, with participation from previous backers including Atomico, Alpana Ventures, Edenred Capital…
Photos of Huawei’s Mate 30 range leak online

Photos of Huawei’s Mate 30 range leak online

The information comes from leaker Evan Blass via The Verge, and includes images of the four upcoming devices. There's the top-end Mate 30 Pro, the regular Mate 30, the Mate 30 Lite and the Mate 30 Porsche Design. The Mate 30 Pro and the Mate 30 will reportedly be powered by the new Kirin 990…

Illusions of Sound Perception

There are a number of optical illusions that are frequently cited as demonstrating that our senses do not always accurately report the reality of the world around us. For instance, Fig. 6(a) shows a diagonal line that is interrupted by two parallel vertical lines. It appears that the two halves of the diagonal are misaligned.…
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – Kara Swisher podcast Recode Decode

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – Kara Swisher podcast Recode Decode

Tens of millions of American jobs could be eliminated by automation in the near future, and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio says it’s foolish to let the source of that disruption — the technology companies pushing advanced robots and artificial intelligence — also position themselves as the solution. “I’ve talked to lots of…
Deal: The first Apple Watch Series 5 deal is already here – Wareable

Deal: The first Apple Watch Series 5 deal is already here – Wareable

The Apple Watch Series 5 isn't released until 20 September, but you can pre-order it ahead of its release. Even better, Amazon has its pre-order up for just $384.99 for the 40mm GPS model, a surprising saving of $15. Amazon: Apple Watch Series 5 40mm GPS - Save $15 If you've got deeper pockets, you…