December 8, 2019 News Magazine

Month: January 2019


Amazon reports better than expected Q4, but lowers Q1 guidance

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Amazon had a heck of a holiday. The online retail giant posted Q4 earnings today, reporting $72.4 billion in revenue,...

China wants to keep its spot as a leader in the space race with plans to launch 30 missions

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Keeping its spot among the top countries who are competing in the space race, China is planning to launch 30...

Twitter cuts off API access to follow/unfollow spam dealers

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Notification spam ruins social networks, diluting the real human interaction. Desperate to gain an audience, users pay services to rapidly...

Houzz resets user passwords after data breach

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent by the company. It doesn’t say much — such as when the breach happened, or if a hacker is to blame or if it was a data exposure that the company could’ve prevented. Houzz spokesperson Gabriela Hebert would not comment beyond an FAQ posted on the company’s website, citing an ongoing investigation. In that FAQ, the company said it “recently learned that a file containing some of our user data was obtained by an unauthorized third party.” It added: “We immediately launched an investigation and engaged with a leading forensics firm to assist in our investigation, containment, and remediation efforts.” The company said it was notifying all of its users who may have been affected. An email from a Houzz user (Image: supplied) Houzz said some publicly visible information from a user’s Houzz p..

Houzz resets user passwords after data breach

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach....

Net neutrality battle gets a new day in court tomorrow

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

More than a year after net neutrality was essentially abolished by a divided Federal Communications Commission, a major legal challenge...

Congress needs your input (but don’t call it crowdsourcing)

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Lorelei Kelly Contributor Lorelei Kelly leads the Resilient Democracy Coalition, a group working to make sure Congress succeeds in the...

Facebook just removed a new wave of suspicious activity linked to Iran

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

Facebook just announced its latest round of “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” this time out of Iran. The company took down 262...

Cloud movie locker UltraViolet is finally closing

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

UltraViolet, an older “cloud movie locker” service, is shutting down. The service, which allowed consumers to unlock a digital copy...

Facebook users who quit the social network for a month feel happier

January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019

New research out of Stanford and New York University took a look at what happens when people step back from...