Uber stops using Greyball ‘secret program’ to dodge regulators

Image copyright Getty Images Uber says it will ban a secret software tool from being used to evade undercover regulators. The software, called Greyball, seeks to identify officials around the world trying to catch Uber drivers operating illegally. It then denies them service. The ride-hailing firm has been using the tool to secure early access to cities where its operations had not yet been authorized. … Continue reading Uber stops using Greyball ‘secret program’ to dodge regulators

Smart Home with smart voice control – How to control Nest with Google Now voice commands – Samsung Update

Shares Share on Pinterest The world is prepared for the dawn of the Internet of Things, starting with smart home devices and control systems. Google is betting heavily on IoT, which was apparent from its acquisition of Nest, a company that makes smart home devices. While the future of a completely self-reliant home may be a few years away from reality, Google has already integrated … Continue reading Smart Home with smart voice control – How to control Nest with Google Now voice commands – Samsung Update

Critical vulnerability under “massive” attack imperils high-impact sites

Enlarge / One of two publicly available exploits for a critical Apache Struts vulnerability. In a string of attacks that have escalated over the past 48 hours, hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability that allows them to take almost complete control of Web servers used by banks, government agencies, and large Internet companies. The code-execution bug resides in the Apache Struts 2 Web application … Continue reading Critical vulnerability under “massive” attack imperils high-impact sites