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You’re going to be asked to prove your vaccination status. Here’s how to do it.

There’s no be-all-end-all way to carry proof of vaccination on your phone. We make sense of how different options approach

 

From Oslo pram guy to the teenage vacuum expert: inside the obsessive world of niche online reviewers

Wade can tell you the best pram for a tall parent; Matthew knows which cleaner has superior suction power. But

 

You’re going to be asked to prove your vaccination status. Here’s how to do it.

There’s no be-all-end-all way to carry proof of vaccination on your phone. We make sense of how different options approach

 

Can Fake Accounts Save the Internet?

Reconsidering pseudonymity and what it means to “be yourself” online.NYT > TechnologyRead More

 

Too late to book a holiday? Sims 4: Cottage Living may have the answer

This expansion pack to the ever-popular simulation game is a friendly chance to experience The Good Life, complete with crops,

 

Fault lines growing in US-India relations

The visit by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to New Delhi this week was an eye-opener in many ways.

 

Best Chicago internet provider 2021: Local ISPs

We’ve reviewed more than 20 of the top providers in Chicago, including each company’s coverage area, connection types, speeds, and

 

China in the middle of Nile mega-dam feud

When news broke on July 19 that the giant reservoir behind the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was now filled

 

How Games Workshop grew to become more profitable than Google

Tabletop gaming, based on a mix of science fiction and fantasy worlds, has seen sales surge during lockdownIt started in

 

Android Banking Trojan Vultur uses screen recording for credentials stealing

Experts spotted a new strain of Android banking Trojan dubbed Vultur that uses screen recording and keylogging for the capturing

 

China charges BBC flood reporting is ‘fake news’

Beijing has launched a scathing attack on the BBC, accusing it of broadcasting “fake news” over its coverage of devastating

 

Best satellite internet provider 2021: Top 2 options

We’ve narrowed down a wide field of satellite internet providers to showcase the top two in speed and availability.Latest newsRead

 

Study: 40.2% of consumers would consider switching to municipal broadband if made available

Over time, as an internet connection becomes as valuable as water or electrical service, more local municipalities will make sure

 

Best cheap internet provider 2021: Affordable ISPs

We reviewed the top cheap internet providers in the country based on coverage, price, speed, and customer service. We identified

 

For customer experience and UX, time for in-the-moment feedback

‘Having a digital experience isn’t enough; it has to be easy, seamless, and exceed customer expectations.’Latest newsRead More

 

Will China bail out Biden?

Renmin University professor Jin Canrong has Washington’s attention. The senior director for China at the US National Security Council, Rush

 

AT&T Internet review: Good speeds at fair rates

With affordable broadband speeds, a growing fiber network, and high levels of customer satisfaction across the board, AT&T has something

 

Double tax, bandits on Pakistan-Afghan trade route

The Taliban’s capture of a key Afghan-Pakistan border post has sent trucking costs soaring, with insurgents and government officials separately

 

The logic driving China’s big tech clampdown

Chinese tech giants now face a regulatory crackdown of epic proportions, one that has erased billions of dollars from valuations

 

New Cisco Webex ad shows rapid evolution of collaboration

Educating buyers on what’s new can be difficult, but showing them how those things can be used can be even

 

Ransomware attempt volume sets record, reaches more than 300 million for first half of 2021: SonicWall

The US, UK, Germany, South Africa and Brazil topped the list of countries most impacted by ransomware attempts while states

 

DOJ: SolarWinds hackers breached emails from 27 US Attorneys’ offices

The US Department of Justice says that the Microsoft Office 365 email accounts of employees at 27 US Attorneys’ offices were breached

 

PSA: You might want to avoid the gobs of Halo Infinite spoilers Microsoft just leaked

If you’re invested in the story of Master Chief, Cortana, and the fate of the Halo universe, you might want

 

The Week in Ransomware – July 30th 2021 – €1 billion saved

Ransomware continues to be active this week, with new threat actors releasing new features, No More Ransom turning five, and

 

Here are the latest accusations Activision Blizzard employees have leveled at the company

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeMore disturbing allegations of Activision Blizzard’s reported culture of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination

 

After accusations, Twitter will pay hackers to find biases in its automatic image crops

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeTwitter is holding a competition in hopes that hackers and researchers will be able

 

Mastodon now has an official iPhone app

Decentralized social network Mastodon now has an official iPhone app. The nonprofit behind Mastodon launched the app on iOS today,

 

Social media platforms are failing to monitor anti-Semitism, two reports say.

Social media companies like Facebook and YouTube pledged to remove anti-Semitic content. New reports show they are falling short of

 

Node.js fixes severe HTTP bug that could let attackers crash apps

Node.js has released updates for a high severity vulnerability that could be exploited by attackers to crash the process and

 

Bezos’ Company Loses Challenge to NASA SpaceX Lunar Lander Contract

The Government Accountability Office said a $2.9 billion award to SpaceX to build the next lunar lander for astronauts would

 

A Tesla Megapack burst into flames at ‘Victorian Big Battery’

A rendering of what the “Victorian Big Battery” will look like when completed. | Image: NeoenA Tesla Megapack caught fire

 

A US Army Coyote just defeated a drone swarm

On Thursday night, a “kamikaze suicide drone” appeared from nowhere, and attacked an oil tanker off Oman, in the Arabian

 

Amazon fined $887 million for GDPR privacy violations

The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection made the decision on July 16.Latest newsRead More

 

June heatwave was the ‘most extreme’ on record for North America

Smoke rises over the mountains in Lytton, as firefighters battle the fires in British Columbia, July 6, 2021. | Photo

 

CISA launches vulnerability disclosure platform for federal agencies

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) today launched a new vulnerability disclosure policy (VDP) platform for US federal civilian agencies. […]BleepingComputerRead

 

Can Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?

The Australian government is refusing to adopt technology used overseas that could speed up notification of close contactsThe federal government

 

FTC’s right-to-repair ruling is a small step for security researchers, giant leap for DIY hackers

When the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously on July 21 to enforce rules against manufacturers who have made it difficult

 

Vergecast: this quarter’s earnings for Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week

 

GAO denies Jeff Bezos’s attempt to overturn NASA’s lunar lander award to SpaceX

GAO said NASA’s decision to award the contract to SpaceX “was reasonable, and consistent with applicable procurement law, regulation and

 

GAO denies Jeff Bezos’s attempt to overturn NASA’s lunar lander award to SpaceX

GAO said NASA’s decision to award the contract to SpaceX “was reasonable, and consistent with applicable procurement law, regulation and

 

Best web development course 2021: Top online classes

There are many choices of learning providers if you or someone you know is interested in building next-gen websites.Latest newsRead

 

Russian space officials cite a software error for thruster mayhem at space station that postponed Boeing’s Starliner launch

An unusual occurrence at the International Space Station sparked by the newly-docked Russian Nauka aircraft caused Boeing and NASA to

 

Elon Musk calls Apple’s App Store fees a ‘de facto global tax on the Internet’

Photo By: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesElon Musk has had a busy Friday on Twitter. After flatly denying

 

SEC Chairman Gensler tightens restrictions on Chinese companies after cybersecurity crackdown in China

Gary Gensler said the SEC will seek disclosures from Chinese companies that notify investors about shell companies and the potential

 

Windows 10 now lets you install WSL with a single command

Microsoft says the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) can now be installed on Windows 10, version 2004 or later using a single

 

‘May be an image’: what it’s like browsing Instagram while blind

The ridiculous sounds of social sites Continue reading…The Verge – All PostsRead More

 

Russian space officials cite a software error for thruster mayhem at space station that postponed Boeing’s Starliner launch

An unusual occurrence at the International Space Station sparked by the newly-docked Russian Nauka aircraft caused Boeing and NASA to

 

Elon Musk and Apple deny wild story that he tried to replace Tim Cook

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly demanded to become Apple’s CEO in a 2016 phone call with current Apple CEO Tim

 

Living the Beta Life: Testing Apple, Google, and Microsoft pre-release operating systems

The beta lifestyle can be a struggle at times but comes with the reward of previewing features before the general

 

Jeff Bezos Fails in Fight for Moon Lander Contract

Bezos’ protests about NASA’s selection of SpaceX for its Moon lander contract were dismissed on Friday by the US Government

 

Elon Musk just sided against Apple in one of the biggest tech showdowns of the year

The Tesla CEO weighed in on the matter in a tweet Friday morning.TechnologyRead More

 

Elon Musk just sided against Apple in one of the biggest tech showdowns of the year

The Tesla CEO weighed in on the matter in a tweet Friday morning.TechnologyRead More

 

CVE-2021-3490 – Pwning Linux kernel eBPF on Ubuntu machines

Researcher published an exploit code for a high-severity privilege escalation flaw (CVE-2021-3490) in Linux kernel eBPF on Ubuntu machines. The

 

Credit to Tech’s Pandemic Leadership

America’s tech companies have been leading the way for how large employers should aid in the country’s pandemic response.NYT >

 

Navy levels charges in USS Bonhomme Richard blaze

The USS Bonhomme Richard burned for more than four days in San Diego harbor and was the Navy’s worst US warship

 

Amazon gets $888 million GDPR fine for behavioral advertising

Amazon has quietly been hit with a record-breaking €746 million fine for alleged GDPR violations regarding how it performs targeted behavioral

 

The special effects behind Loki’s doomed planet of Lamentis

Photo: Marvel StudiosHow the team at Digital Domain destroyed a world Continue reading…The Verge – All PostsRead More

 

Linux eBPF bug gets root privileges on Ubuntu – Exploit released

A security researcher released exploit code for a high-severity vulnerability in Linux kernel eBPF (Extended Berkeley Packet Filter) that can

 

Microsoft is facing a subpoena for millions of documents in Google’s antitrust case

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeThe sweeping federal antitrust case against Google has given rise to a significant fight

 

Watchdog denies Blue Origin’s challenge to NASA’s lunar lander program

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesBlue Origin’s protest against NASA’s decision to pick just one company to build its first human

 

Russia’s APT29 Still Actively Delivering Malware Used in COVID-19 Vaccine Spying

The Russian cyberespionage group known as APT29 and Cozy Bear is still actively delivering a piece of malware named WellMess,

 

A three-pack of Google Nest Minis is only $64 at eBay right now

Normally $50 a pop, BuyDig is offering a trio of Google Nest Minis for nearly 60 percent off. | Photo

 

BrandPost: Zero trust’s missing link: application whitelisting

From Colonial Pipeline, to JBS (the world’s largest meatpacker), to the recent hack on software company Kaseya, high-profile ransomware attacks

 

Android Banking Trojan ‘Vultur’ Abusing Accessibility Services

A newly discovered Android banking Trojan relies on screen recording and keylogging instead of HTML overlays for the capturing of

 

Pearson unveils Pearson+ platform to address costly college textbook process

The single tier is $9.99 per month for one Pearson eText and the multi tier of $14.99 per month for

 

Severe Shopify Flaw Exposed GitHub Access Token And Source Code Repositories

 Computer science student Augusto Zanellato has earned a $50,000 payday following the discovery of a publicly available GitHub Personal Access

 

XAMPP Hosts are Employed to Distribute Agent Tesla

 RiskIQ’s research team has evaluated the familiar fingerprints campaign in dangerous infrastructure from famous malware families. Their examination of Agent

 

Lakes on Mars May Be a Mirage, Scientists Say

A new batch of research shows that clay, not water, may be the source of bright spots under Mars’ South

 

ProtonVPN gets serious speed boost with VPN Accelerator

When push comes to shove, what you really want from a Virtual Private Network, such as ProtonVPN, is 1) privacy

 

Russia blames software glitch for misfired engines that shoved ISS

RoscosmosRussia’s space agency blamed a “short-term software failure” for yesterday’s engine mishap with its new science module. The module’s thrusters

 

The average consumer loses over $150 a year renting a router from their ISP

We spoke with several cable customers about their experience setting up their own router, and they found it to be

 

McMansion With Shocking Infrastructure Secret Can Be Yours for $989,000

This suburban Dallas home is just a front for a bizarre industrial site previously owned by AT&T.VICE US – MotherboardRead

 

Tesla agrees to pay $1.5 million to settle battery throttling lawsuit

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The VergeTesla agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company used

 

The bad science behind trans healthcare bans

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeLawmakers cling to flawed evidence while restricting care for trans youth Continue reading…The Verge

 

How to use transitions to make your TikTok videos more interesting

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeIf you’re a TikTok creator, then you know how quickly those minutes of video

 

NI vaccine certification app hits early problems

Withdrawn soon after launch after reports of a data breachUKAuthority.com – The leading independent publisher of public sector technology news….Read

 

CSO Global Intelligence Report: The State of Cybersecurity in 2021

Any lingering indifference to cybersecurity risk has evaporated in the face of spiking ransomware attacks, software supply chain threats, and

 

The Mark Cuban-founded audio app Fireside is asking its own users to invest

FiresideThe Mark Cuban-funded and co-founded audio app Fireside has yet to publicly launch, but already it’s asking the limited creators

 

Evidence suggests Russia’s SVR is still using ‘WellMess’ malware, despite US warnings

President Joe Biden urging Vladimir Putin to crack down on cyberattacks coming from within Russian borders doesn’t seem to have

 

New Chinese Threat Group ‘GhostEmperor’ Targets Governments, Telecom Firms

A previously undocumented Chinese-speaking threat actor is targeting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities in an attempt to compromise high-profile victims, Kaspersky reveals.

 

Window of Exposure is Expanding and Hackers Know Exactly Where to Strike

For the last 15 years, researchers have produced an annual State of Application Security report. But in the last 18

 

VPN deal: Save 30% on the highest-rated VPN services

The safety and security of your personal data is priceless, Fortunately, you can get an excellent deal right now on

 

LinkedIn: We won’t expect employees to come into the office anymore

The social media platform U-turned on a previous policy requiring employees to be in the office at least part of

 

Microsoft: This unusual Windows and Linux malware does everything it can to stay on your network

LemonDuck coin-mining malware has been crafted by some very determined, financially-motivated cybercriminals.Latest newsRead More

 

AWS Neptune update: Machine learning, data science, and the future of graph databases

AWS Neptune just added another query language, openCypher, to its arsenal. That may not sound like a big deal in

 

BrandPost: Lessons in Security: School District Shares Pandemic Experiences

The education sector is a top target for cybercriminals, and faces “an unusually large percentage” of social engineering attacks, according

 

The Metaverse Has Always Been a Dystopian Idea

Silicon Valley CEOs keep hailing its imminent arrival as they hawk digital goods, but the metaverse was a dystopian idea

 

Google to block logins on old Android devices starting September

Google is emailing Android users to let them know that, starting late September, they will no longer be able to log

 

Remote Code Execution Flaws Patched in WordPress Download Manager Plugin

A vulnerability patched recently in the WordPress Download Manager plugin could be abused to execute arbitrary code under specific configurations,

 

Iceland Is the Tip of a Vast Lost Continent Beneath the Ocean’s Surface, Scientists Propose

The possible existence of the sunken continent “Icelandia” could help scientists find other hidden masses under the sea.VICE US –

 

How Facebook became a lifeline for immigrant bike messengers

Illustration by Ari Liloan for The Verge‘We are delivery boys who want to raise our voices’ Continue reading…The Verge –

 

The bipartisan infrastructure bill is good for EVs, bad for the climate

If it’s approved, the bipartisan infrastructure deal announced this week will make it easier for Americans to buy and own

 

Gig Work Sucks, Just Ask Uber and Lyft Drivers

Uber and Lyft drivers across the country are striking for better pay, this is why.VICE US – MotherboardRead More

 

EU regulator fines Amazon a record $887 million over privacy violations

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeNow that Amazon’s Q2 earnings are in, it has submitted a 10-Q filing with

 

Microsoft Alerts Users About PetiPotam NTLM Relay Attack

A new type of NTLM relay attack dubbed PetiPotam poses a threat to Windows systems’… Microsoft Alerts Users About PetiPotam

 

Microsoft warns: These attackers can go from first contact to launching ransomware in just 48 hours

Human operators make BazaCall malware harder than usual to detect malicious email. The group sometimes installs nasty Ryuk ransomware.Latest newsRead

 

Meet Estée Lauder’s chief analytics officer: ‘Data hoarding doesn’t solve the problem’

The Estée Lauder Companies has created a chief analytics officer position as part of its senior leadership team. Learn about

 

UC San Diego Health Discloses Data Breach Exposing Personal Information

Another data breach has surfaced online as UC San Diego Health discloses an incident exposing… UC San Diego Health Discloses

 

Pizza vending machine looking for some dough

Kiosk concepts are rolling out in the touch-free era.Latest newsRead More

 

Windows 11 hits beta – but there’s no Chat for Teams button just yet

The latest build of Windows 11 hits the Beta channel in the Windows Insiders Program, but the new Chat button

 

Microsoft Shares More Information on Protecting Systems Against PetitPotam Attacks

Microsoft has shared more information on how organizations can protect Windows domain controllers and other Windows servers against potential PetitPotam

 

Microsoft shares mitigation for recent Windows Server printing issues

Microsoft has released temporary mitigation info for a known issue that might cause print and scan failures on multiple Windows Server

 

Vaccine carrots only got us so far — now, it’s time for sticks

Illustration by Alex Castro / The VergeThis week, the dam broke. With COVID-19 surging around the United States and vaccination

 

The Privacy Battle That Apple Isn’t Fighting

California has begun enforcing a browser-level privacy setting, but you still can’t find that option in Safari or iOS.Security LatestRead