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  • Hackers are exploiting ConnectWise flaws to deploy LockBit ransomware, security experts warn February 23, 2024
    Security experts are warning that a pair of high-risk flaws in a popular remote access tool are being exploited by hackers to deploy LockBit ransomware — days after authorities announced that they had disrupted the notorious Russia-linked cybercrime gang. Researchers at cybersecurity companies Huntress and Sophos told TechCrunch on Thursday that both had observed LockBit […]
  • Apple’s India iPhone business outpaces individual EU countries, Morgan Stanley says February 23, 2024
    Apple’s long-term bet on India is beginning to pay dividends. The company’s revenue in India jumped 42% year-on-year in 2023 to $8.7 billion, Morgan Stanley wrote in a note on Friday. The iPhone shipments in India grew 39% year-on-year in 2023 to 9.2 million units, making it iPhone’s fifth largest smartphone market. India’s iPhone business […]
  • Armenia’s 10web brings AI website-building to WordPress February 23, 2024
    Generative AI has done an impressive job in improving productivity in a wide range of areas, including website building. There’s no lack of tools that now allow one to generate web designs by simply describing what they want in prompts, including established player Wix and bootstrapped startups like Relume. 10web, a company based out of […]
  • Threads starts testing in-app camera shortcut and drafts February 23, 2024
    Meta said Thursday that it has started to test two “most requested” features: drafts and in-app camera. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said that both features are available to only a small number of people. Users who have access to the draft can save only one post (bummer). You can write the post you might want […]
  • UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare hacked by nation state, as pharmacy outages drag on February 23, 2024
    U.S. health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group said Thursday in a filing with government regulators that its subsidiary Change Healthcare was compromised likely by government-backed hackers. In a filing Thursday, UHG blamed the ongoing cybersecurity incident affecting Change Healthcare on suspected nation state hackers but said it had no timeframe for when its systems would be […]
  • Tumblr CEO publicly spars with trans user over account ban, revealing private account names in the process February 23, 2024
    Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Tumblr owner Automattic, is supposed to be on sabbatical. Instead, he’s arguing with Tumblr users over an individual content moderation decision, which has sparked communitywide outcry and accusations of transphobia. Over the last few days, the situation escalated to the point that Mullenweg has engaged with the user in question on […]
  • Crypto users in Nigeria briefly lose access to Binance, Kraken and Coinbase February 23, 2024
    Some cryptocurrency exchanges in Nigeria faced accessibility issues for users, prompting speculation of imposed restrictions on crypto sites, the Financial Times reported. On Wednesday, local media reported that Nigeria’s telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), received instructions from the country’s apex bank to suspend access to crypto websites, including Binance, Coinbase and Kraken. This […]
  • Intuitive Machines makes history by landing the first commercial spacecraft on the moon February 22, 2024
    Intuitive Machines has landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface, in a historic first for a private company. Flight controllers confirmed the landing at 5:23 p.m. CST, though the exact condition of the spacecraft is unclear as engineers work to refine their signal with the lander. “What we can confirm without a doubt is that […]
  • Apple reveals new details about Spotify’s business as possible EU fine nears February 22, 2024
    With the European Commission set to rule on Spotify’s complaint focused on competition in the streaming music market, there are hints that the ruling will not be in Apple’s favor. This week, the Financial Times reported the EC will issue its first-ever fine against the tech giant for allegedly breaking EU law over competition in […]
  • Reddit says it’s made $203M so far licensing its data February 22, 2024
    Reddit’s prospects as it barrels toward a stock market listing have a lot more to do with relationships with AI vendors such as OpenAI than one might expect. In its IPO prospectus filed today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Reddit repeatedly emphasized how much it thinks it stands to gain — and has […]