Ring’s new Video Doorbell 3 will show four seconds of video before motion is detected

Recap: Amazon subsidiary Ring has announced two new video doorbells, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Doorbell 3 Plus. The Plus model includes a feature called “Pre-Roll” which allows users to view four seconds of footage before motion is detected. This feature was previously limited to Ring’s own wired doorbells Continue Reading

Israeli spyware firm NSO seeks court sanctions against Facebook – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

Israel’s NSO Group is asking a California judge to sanction Facebook Inc for allegedly failing to abide by international law with regards to its lawsuit against the spyware maker. Facebook’s WhatsApp sued NSO in October after finding evidence that the hacking firm had abused a flaw in the popular chat Continue Reading

Microsoft and Ubisoft will hold digital events following E3 2020’s cancelation

In context: Earlier today, we learned that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will be canceling E3 as we know it this year. This was saddening news for many gamers who rely on the convention to get updates on the latest titles, but the ESA’s reasoning was solid. With the coronavirus Continue Reading

Uber may suspend accounts of riders, drivers who test positive for coronavirus – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it may temporarily suspend accounts of riders and drivers who have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to it at the direction of health authorities. The company, which has already taken action in some affected markets, said it had a team working Continue Reading

White House, tech industry meet to discuss coronavirus response – Strategy- Tempemail

White House officials met Wednesday with US technology industry officials to discuss tech-related response efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak and ways for government to collaborate with the private sector. COVID19, the disease caused by the virus, has killed about 30 people in the United States, and infected more than Continue Reading

Norman Reedus is in talks with Hideo Kojima for future projects

What just happened? Norman Reedus in a recent interview with Wired revealed that he hasn’t lost touch with Japanese game designer Hideo Kojima. In fact, the two are “in talks to do other stuff,” Reedus added, including some stuff related to Death Stranding. Reedus and Kojima first came together years Continue Reading

US government commission rolls out doomsday plan for cyberwar – Strategy – Cloud- Tempemail

A government report published on Wednesday outlines a cyberwar doomsday plan and recommends Washington make sweeping changes to address other cybersecurity challenges facing the country. The report, authored by a US government-funded bipartisan group, named the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, advises that Congress pass a series of bills to create new Continue Reading

Intel CPUs are vulnerable to new “LVI” attack that breaks the secure enclave of the CPU

A hot potato: Hot on the heels of a recently-discovered vulnerability in Intel’s Converged Security and Management Engine, the security community has found yet another worrisome attack method that can be levied at x86 silicon used in millions of machines around the world. Researchers have discovered yet another flaw in Continue Reading

How much? Canberra’s top IT suppliers revealed in AusTender probe – Strategy- Tempemail

Australia’s national auditor has shed light on the federal government’s top IT suppliers over the last decade in an analysis of publicly available procurement data. It is the second such study in recent years looking at the government’s notoriously unreliable contract reporting to provide greater transparency on procurement activity. The Continue Reading

Law enforcement in India used facial recognition to ID 1,100 rioters in New Delhi

A hot potato: The use of facial recognition by law enforcement is not just a hot-button issue within the United States. Privacy advocates around the world see it as a problem that violates fundamental human rights. India’s parliament is the most recent to come under fire after admitting to using Continue Reading