Uber admits New York drivers were underpaid for years

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Uber drivers have it tough lately. They have to deal with rate hikes they won’t see directly, company plans for self-driving cars, and higher insurance rates. Uber doesn’t have it much easier, already having settled in January to pay $20 million for… Powered by WPeMatico

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Fashion and technology will inevitably become one

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There’s no denying that the technology world is obsessed with fashion. Amazon, Apple and Google, three of the biggest names in tech, are all trying to carve their own path into the fashion space. Apple’s doing so with fancy smartwatches, Amazon with… Powered by WPeMatico

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Target settles with 47 states over its 2013 data breach

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Believe it or not, Target still isn’t done paying the price for the 2013 breach that exposed the shopping data of tens of millions of customers. The retailer has reached a settlement with 47 states (and the District of Columbia) that will have it pa… Powered by WPeMatico

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New York forces smart lock maker to improve its security

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Smart locks promise the security of a traditional lock without the need to carry around a key. Most can be unlocked with a mobile app or an RFID-equipped card you can store in your wallet. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty easy to hack open. The off… Powered by WPeMatico

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‘Overwatch’ turns one with more skins for your arsenal

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Last week, Blizzard answered the susurrous rising from Overwatch fans wondering whether the studio would celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary: Yes, an event was in the works. (And there was much rejoicing.) To commemorate the game’s arrival exac… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be hacked with aging tech

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Biometrics are becoming our next de facto security measure, and they’re supposed to be a vast improvement on easily-forgotten and hackable passwords. Yet a point-and-shoot camera, laser printer and contact lens is all it took for German hacking group… Powered by WPeMatico

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'Far Cry' is coming to America

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Up until today, all of the Far Cry games have been set in far off locations. A tropical island, Africa, another tropical island, the Himalayas and prehistoric times have all played witness to the franchise’s often morally ambiguous open-world first-p… Powered by WPeMatico

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Copyright troll lawyer is finally disbarred for fraud

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While it is illegal to download copyrighted files from file-sharing sites, it is also against the law to extort downloaders. John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer who pled guilty to perjury, fraud and money laundering resulting from alleged “honeypot” sch… Powered by WPeMatico

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Facebook is dealing with a massive revenge porn problem

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If it wasn’t already apparent that Facebook faces a lot of challenges when grappling with sensitive material, it is now. As part of a slow but steady file leak, the Guardian has revealed that Facebook has faced at least one recent surge in revenge p… Powered by WPeMatico

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Pittsburgh is falling out of love with Uber’s self-driving cars

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Pittsburgh was the initial test city for Uber’s self-driving car initiative. While our experience in one of the autonomous vehicles was thankfully pretty safe, it wasn’t long before reports of accidents and wrong-way driving began to surface during t… Powered by WPeMatico

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