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  • Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

    Instagram copies another Snapchat feature: Face filters

    Instagram continued to play copycat to Snapchat, launching on Tuesday its own version of face filters — a feature popularized on Snap Inc.’s app. The new Instagram tool superimposes adornments such as animal ears, hats, makeup and masks over a person’s face on the app. The decorations include a...

  • 'WannaCry' ransomware shares code with Sony hack, raising possibility of North Korea connection

    'WannaCry' ransomware shares code with Sony hack, raising possibility of North Korea connection

    Cybersecurity researchers said Monday that the massive "WannaCry" virus that has infected computers around the globe was developed using some of the same code used in the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, raising the possibility that the hackers may have a connection to North Korea. Investigators said...

  • Why you can't afford a house (Hint: It's not the avocado toast)

    Why you can't afford a house (Hint: It's not the avocado toast)

    Housing prices and student loan debts continue to rise while wages remain stagnant. But if an Australian millionaire is to be believed, that's not why millennials are forgoing homeownership. It's because of avocado toast. "When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado...

  • Court restricts Uber actions in driverless-tech theft case

    Court restricts Uber actions in driverless-tech theft case

    After suggesting the U.S. Department of Justice consider a criminal investigation of Uber in a trade secrets theft case, a federal judge on Monday ordered the ride hailing company to stop the man accused of the theft from work on the technology at issue. The order stems from a lawsuit filed by...

  • Microsoft president blasts NSA for its role in 'WannaCry' computer ransom attack

    Microsoft president blasts NSA for its role in 'WannaCry' computer ransom attack

    A Microsoft executive sharply criticized a U.S. spy agency Sunday for its role in weaponizing a weakness in Windows and allowing it to be stolen by hackers and used to launch history’s largest ransomware attack. "This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities...

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