History is rife with fakes. In 1983, the German magazine Stern announced that it had acquired previously undocumented diaries written by Hitler, a find British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper initially heralded as "an archive of great historical significance." In reality, however, an illustrator named Konrad Kujau had penned the volumes himself. Thanks to the scrutiny of historians at the German Federal Archive, they were soon revealed to be forgeries and the so-called "Hitler Diaries" became a cautionary tale about media frenzies.
Frequently shirtless supplement salesman and Infowars founder Alex Jones, whose small media empire has been fully or partially banned from virtually every major internet platform, is suing to get back on PayPal.
The Seattle Police Department launched a program this week to let the public notify them they could be potential victims of a "swatting" hoax, according to Ars Technica.
Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla really wants to keep the public off of his stretch of the coastline--so much so, that he petitioned to have his case heard by the nation's highest court. On Monday, however, the Supreme Court decided that it won't hear the Silicon Valley billionaire's appeal.
Elon Musk Resigns as Tesla Chairman, Must Pay $20 Million Fine in SEC Settlement Over Catastrophic 420 TweetSep 30, 2018
In August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk set off an entirely preventable and catastrophic chain of events by tweeting that he was "considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." Musk provided no financing details, and the Securities and Exchange Commission later determined that he never finalized any kind of deal with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund behind the ostensible buyout. Last week, it slapped him with fraud charges for making "false and misleading" statements and not complying with regulatory requirements.
A joint federal-state task force tracking the MS-13 gang tried and failed to force Facebook to wiretap calls made through its Messenger app, Reuters reported on Friday, even launching an unsuccessful attempt to hold the social media titan in contempt of court for refusing to do so.
Getting into the FBI is not easy, as the agency's new "Do you have what it takes?" fitness app will happily tell you. The app, which was released in August 2018, walks users through the five legs of the fitness requirements former director James Comey re-implemented in 2015--daring them to achieve high scores on sit-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, a 300-meter dash, and a 1.5-mile run.
Facebook just reported a massive data breach. Nearly 50 million accounts were affected by the breach, though it remains unclear whether the accounts were misused or if personal data was accessed. My account might be one of those affected. I know this, because when I went to check, Facebook had logged me off. At which point, my face fell onto my keyboard, drooling a bit from one side or the other. I've been dealing with bullshit from this company for years. I'm over it.
It's taken more years than it should have, but it's finally here, a PS4-friendly answer to Microsoft's ultra-customizable Elite controller. The Scuf Vantage might look like a weird third-party peripheral of old, but this officially licensed controller finally delivers all the weird little tweaks I demand, except now configured to actually work with my PS4.
Belgium plans to sue Google over the tech giant's refusal to blur sensitive military sites and nuclear power plants on the company's various mapping platforms. Military leaders in Belgium have not yet filed a formal complaint but confirmed to Reuters that they intend to sue.
An estimated 50 million user profiles were affected by a security breach, Facebook confirmed in a blog post today. The breach allowed attackers to take over the accounts of affected users.
While it doesn't have a grand, overarching designation, you can think of Google's recently announced revamp to its smartwatch platform as the third version of Wear OS (though officially, it's 2.1). It's got an all-new UI, updated health and fitness tracking, better app integration, and more, and it all should be headed to your device starting today.