Tesla
Tesla Wants Former Employee to Pay £133 Million for Alleged Sabotage

Martin Tripp, a former technician at Tesla’s Gigafactory turned whistleblower, is embroiled in a nasty lawsuit with the EV manufacturer and recently released court documents show that Tesla is not taking Tripp’s alleged “sabotage” lightly. The company wants Tripp to pay $167 million in damages (around £133 million) for public statements he’s made that Tesla claims are false. Read More >>

piracy
Turns Out, Willy-Nilly Blocking of URLs Doesn’t Stop Film Piracy

The most expensive film ever made in India is out around the globe, and its producers are very serious about shutting down piracy of the film. So serious that they were able to obtain a court order forcing local internet providers to block 12,564 domain names – many of which aren’t even registered. It appears this brute-force approach to piracy didn’t even work. Read More >>

android
These 22 Malware-Riddled Android Apps Might Be Draining Your Phone’s Battery

Security researchers have discovered a batch of ad-fraud-enabling apps that have collectively been downloaded more than two million times on the Google Play store. The clever malware is able to impersonate various models of smartphones while it goes wild clicking online ads and draining your battery. Read More >>

transport
Waymo’s Autonomous Taxis Now Take Paying Riders, But You Won’t Be One of Them

It’s simultaneously an exciting and terrifying time to be alive. The driverless car revolution is upon us, and on Wednesday, Waymo announced that it has launched the world’s first commercial autonomous taxi service. Unfortunately, only a select group of people will be able to take it for a spin. Read More >>

cybersecurity
Marriott Hack Investigators Eye Chinese Intelligence, Multiple Hacking Groups: Report

Last week, the Marriott hotel group disclosed that it had been the victim of what’s shaping up to be the second biggest data breach of all time. Few details have been made public on who might be responsible for the theft of data from 500 million guest records, but Reuters reports that investigators believe espionage by China is involved. Read More >>

security
The Hack of 100 Million Quora Users Could Be Even Bigger Than It Sounds

We’ve seen a lot of data breaches lately, but this is one worth giving your undivided attention. On Monday, the question and answer site Quora announced that a third-party was able to gain access to virtually every data point the company keeps on 100 million users. Even if you don’t recall having a Quora account, you might want to make sure. Read More >>

law
Tech Giants Wake Up to EU Copyright Plan That Threatens to Nuke the Web

With Tumblr’s decision this week to ban porn on its platform, everyone’s getting a firsthand look at how bad automated content filters are at the moment. Lawmakers in the European Union want a similar system to filter copyrighted works and, despite expert consensus that this will just fuck up the internet, the legislation moves forward. Now some of the biggest platforms on the web insist we must stop it. Read More >>

news
69-Year-Old Troll Loses Case to Make Himself 20 Years Younger

Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old man who has insisted he should be allowed to legally change his age to make himself 20 years younger, finally had his day in court. As of Monday, 3 December 2018, he is still legally 69 years old, and time will continue to have its way with him, just as it does for all of us. Read More >>

cybersecurity
Marriott Is Already Getting Sued Over Huge Data Breach

On Friday morning, the Marriott hotel chain disclosed that its Starwood reservation system had experienced one of the largest data breaches of all time. By Friday afternoon, a class action lawsuit was already filed in a U.S. District Court. Read More >>

blockchain
Crypto-King Who Bought BitTorrent Sinking £78 Million Into Putting Video Games on the Blockchain

The price of cryptocurrencies may be steadily going down the tubes, but true believers are still hanging on to the blockchain dream. Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, is still all in. After buying BitTorrent for $150 million (£117.6 million) this summer, he now says that he’s investing $100 million (£78m) to build video games on the blockchain. Read More >>

cybersecurity
Marriott Claims Up to 500 Million Guests Had Their Records Hacked

Marriott, one of the world’s largest hotel chains, announced on Friday that it has experienced a jaw-dropping data breach that may have exposed the personal data of up to 500 million guests going all the way back to 2014. Read More >>

security
Major Vulnerability Discovered In Sennheiser Software Left Data Open to Interception

Security researchers have issued a warning that two pieces of support software for Sennheiser headphones contain a severe vulnerability that leaves systems open to man-in-the-middle attacks. But Sennheiser has a fix. Read More >>

elon musk
Elon Musk’s Boring Company Cancels Los Angeles Tunnel Following Lawsuit

No amount of flamethrower sales could save Elon Musk’s dream of building a tunnel beneath the 405 freeway in the US city of Los Angeles, California. On Thursday, Musk’s Boring Company announced that it had settled a lawsuit opposing the project and it will not move forward. Read More >>

apple
US Supreme Court Appears to Lean Heavily Against Apple’s Defence of Its Walled Garden

On Monday, Apple finally had its highly anticipated hearing before the United States Supreme Court. Since 2011, the tech giant has been fighting antitrust litigation that claims its App Store policies amount to an unfair monopoly. Those who were present at yesterday's hearing say the case’s outcome isn’t looking great for Apple. Read More >>

apple
Should the US Supreme Court Knock the First Brick Out of Apple’s Walled Garden?

Today, Apple will get its chance to stand before the highest court in the land and argue a case that’s been grinding forward for seven years. The case involves Apple’s right to insist that all apps on its iOS mobile operating system be sold through its own App Store. While many people see the App Store as a form of monopoly, it also has a lot of benefits, so what’s the best way this could turn out for users? Read More >>