Recruiters say the tech job market is still red hot, despite isolated layoffs and cautious words from executives

A “We’re Hiring!” sign is displayed at a Starbucks Mario Tama | News from Getty Images | Getty Images Last week, senior product manager for Coinbase David Hong wrote on LinkedIn that he was getting up at 4 a.m. getting ready for a meeting when his company MacBook suddenly shut down. He later found out … Read more

Google Says ISPs Helped Attackers Infect Targeted Smartphones With Hermit Spyware

Hacking Smartphones with Hermit Spyware

A week after it became known that a sophisticated mobile spyware called Hermit was being used by the government of Kazakhstan within its borders, Google said it had notified Android users of infected devices. In addition, necessary changes have been made to Google Play Protect – Android’s built-in malware defense service – to protect all … Read more

Wow, the prospects for this big new privacy bill in Congress look bleak

Rep. Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Consumer Protection Subcommittee, accompanies House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2021.photo: Associated Press (AP) House Republicans want to drastically change a federal privacy law that Senate Democrats are also threatening to do murder. That American Privacy … Read more

Destiny 2 YouTube Takedown Revenge Plot Leads To $7.6M Bungie Lawsuit

Image† Bungie A series of rogue DMCA takedown notices for Lot 2 content on YouTube earlier this year has now become a $7.6 million lawsuit, as Bungie goes after the alleged perpetrator in court. In addition, some Lot 2 Content creators now say they feel “betrayed” after the person apparently responsible denied this during private … Read more

PlayStation, Google Vets To Create New Franchises Together Through Solana DAOs – Decrypt

In brief Luda is a Web3 startup co-founded by former PlayStation and Google AI leads. The company plans to launch franchises that can be owned and formed by Solana DAO communities, starting with Neo Fairies. In all, Shannon Studstill was part of the PlayStation juggernaut for nearly twenty years as the co-founder of Sony’s Santa … Read more

Google says it’s time longtime small business users pay up

When Google told some small businesses in January that they could no longer use a customized email service and other workplace apps for free, Richard J. Dalton Jr., a longtime user taking a school test, felt like a broken promise to prep companies in Vancouver, British Columbia. “They basically force us to switch to something … Read more

Comment: Google must keep improving Pixel camera hardware in addition to fine-tuning software

It’s hard to argue that Google’s camera efforts have held up over the years despite retaining an outdated Sony IMX363 sensor. That said, the move to a larger, more capable 50-megapixel main camera has made it clear that the Pixel series needs to keep up with the rest of the industry to deliver the best … Read more

Comment: Google must keep improving Pixel camera hardware in addition to fine-tuning software

It’s hard to argue that Google’s camera efforts have held up over the years despite retaining an outdated Sony IMX363 sensor. That said, the move to a larger, more capable 50-megapixel main camera has made it clear that the Pixel series needs to keep up with the rest of the industry to deliver the best … Read more