E3 2021 leak suggests paywall, Nvidia streaming; ESA says it’ll be “free for all”

Enlarge Aurich Lawson | Getty Images While we’ve heard rumblings for months that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will return in some form following its 2020 meltdown and cancellation, a leak has clarified what the online-only 2021 version could look like—and has prompted its creators to confirm some of the leak’s details. “E3’s 2021 digital […]

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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. Getty Images Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around […]

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Tesla engaged in unfair labor practices, must reinstate fired worker and scrub Elon Musk tweet, NLRB says

Tesla must give a fired worker his job back and chief executive Elon Musk must delete a tweet discouraging unionization, the National Labor Relations Board ordered Thursday, upholding much of a 2019 ruling on Tesla’s alleged unfair labor practices. The board found that Tesla unlawfully interrogated workers over suspected unionization efforts, threatened workers with the […]

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Ukraine says Russia hacked its document portal and planted malicious files

Enlarge Oleksii Leonov Ukraine has accused the Russian government of hacking into one of its government Web portals and planting malicious documents that would install malware on end users’ computers. “The purpose of the attack was the mass contamination of information resources of public authorities, as this system is used for the circulation of documents […]

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DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read email

Enlarge Gregory Varnum The US Justice Department has become the latest federal agency to say its network was breached in a long and wide-ranging hack campaign that’s believed to have been backed by the Russian government. In a terse statement issued Wednesday, Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said that the breach wasn’t discovered until December […]