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Bugs that let sites hijack Mac and iPhone cameras fetch $75k bounty

Enlarge Ryan Pickren A security bug that gave malicious hackers the ability to access the cameras of Macs, iPhones, and iPads has fetched a $75,000 bounty to the researcher who discovered it. In posts published here and here, researcher Ryan Pickren said he discovered seven vulnerabilities in Safari and its Webkit browser engine that, when …

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MakerDAO Foundation Plots Its Own Demise

MakerDAO founder Rune Christensen told CoinDesk late last year that the MakerDAO Foundation had two years left before its planned obsolescence. It sounds like it may take a bit longer but recent moves suggest the organization really is serious about shutting down.  First, it turned control of the supply of undistributed governance tokens, MKR, over …

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BIS Researchers Say Coronavirus Could Spur Central Banks to Adopt Digital Payments

Researchers at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) think COVID-19 may accelerate the adoption of digital payments and sharpen the debate over central bank digital currencies (CBDC). They issued their forecast in BIS’ April 3 Bulletin. COVID-19 is changing the public’s relationship with cash, they said, despite the scientific community’s consensus that coronavirus transmission via …

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Boston Red Sox Fans Visit Fenway Park In AR With Latest Snapchat Lens

With MLB baseball on hold, the Boston Red Sox turn to AR to reconnect with fans. With nearly all nonessential services shut down due to the Coronavirus, people are desperate to reconnect with their favorite places and activities that have been rendered inaccessible while under lockdown. This includes major sporting events. All professional leagues have …

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Facebook Selling Refurbished Rift CV1s In US For $300 As Rift S Remains Out Of Stock

The Oculus Rift S and Quest are still out of stock, so in the US Facebook is temporarily selling a “limited supply” of refurbished original Rifts for $299. That’s $100 less than the Rift S, which is priced at $399. The listing is only available in the USA. The original Oculus Rift launched in mid …

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Xbox architect sues Atari over unpaid work on crowdfunded console

The $250 base system (with 4GB of RAM) doesn’t include either of these two controllers. The “one button” joystick has an extra button on the shoulder. Note the red highlights that call back to the old Atari one-button joystick. The version with black walnut paneling on the front is exclusive to AtariVCS.com. This black and …

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2 Reasons a Deeper Correction in Stocks May End Bitcoin’s Rally to $8K

The Bitcoin price (BTC) rallied to around $7,300 on April 3, and BTC is still holding onto the $6,700 support level, meaning the price could push the dominant cryptocurrency to the $8,000 area. But, a highly accurate hedge fund manager’s stock market warning could rattle the cryptocurrency market in the short-term. Dan Niles, the founding …

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Homemade face masks and coronavirus: New CDC guidelines expected and everything you should know – CNET

N95 face masks are currently in short supply. South China Morning Post/Getty Images <div class=”c-tagMessage” readability=”7.1111111111111″> For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the <a href=”https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019″ rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>WHO website</a>. </div> <p class=”speakableTextP1″>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to reverse its recommendation on wearing face …

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Tesla is poised to survive 2020’s worst economic shocks; other automakers, not so much

By Simon Alvarez Posted on April 3, 2020 Just before being proven wrong by Tesla’s first-quarter delivery and production numbers, TSLA bears were hard at work, spreading the now-aging narrative that the company’s electric cars will soon see a drop in demand. Hours before Tesla released its numbers, short-seller Jim Chanos even remarked that he …

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