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Edmunds: 7 Things To Know About New Car Warranties

Most of us know the new-car basic warranty, often referred to as the “bumper-to-bumper warranty,” is designed to protect the owner against any factory defects during the first few years of ownership. But did you know this coverage doesn’t actually apply to the bumpers? The vehicle’s bumpers are considered body ... Read More »

Zuck in DC: What We Learned about Facebook’s Data Practices

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg faces a second day of grilling before Congress today. Yesterday, Zuckerberg spent five hours fielding questions about how his company handles users’ personal data and how it plans to prevent others from misusing that information to spread false news stories, manipulate public opinion, fuel ... Read More »

iOS 11.3 Messing with iPhone 8s with Third-Party Screens

Apple’s latest iOS 11.3 software update is causing iPhone 8 devices with third-party repaired screens to stop working. Users who have had screen repairs performed by third parties, rather than with Apple, on their iPhone 8 smartphones have found that the iOS 11.3 update stopped the touchscreen from working, reports ... Read More »

Feds Seize Backpage.com, Website Owners Face Charges

Seven executives at the classified advertising site Backpage.com have been indicted on 93 counts, including promoting prostitution and money laundering. The Backpage officials were arrested Friday, the same day federal authorities seized all of the company’s websites around the globe and raided the Arizona home of one of its founders, ... Read More »

Report: Ransomware Behind 39 Percent of Malware Cases

Ransomware viruses like the types that recently impacted public services in Atlanta and Baltimore accounted for nearly 40 percent of malicious software-related security breaches last year, including the vast majority of malware incidents within the health care sector, according to Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) released Tuesday. Verizon’s ... Read More »

Uber Buys Dockless Bike-Share Company Jump

Uber is officially entering the dockless bike-sharing space. The ride-hail company has acquired electric bike-share startup Jump Bikes for an undisclosed amount. Owning and operating its own bike-share service may help Uber mitigate the threat that e-bike and e-scooter services pose to the ride-hail company’s business, specifically for trips under ... Read More »

Valimail Debuts Next-Gen Email Authentication Platform

SAN FRANCISCO — April 11, 2018 — Valimail, the world’s only provider of fully automated email authentication, today unveiled its next-generation authentication platform, the Valimail Identity-Driven Email Anti-impersonation (IDEA)™ platform. This modular platform is designed for robustness, global availability, four-nines of reliability, and extensibility. Unlike current solutions in the market, ... Read More »

Salesforce Prepping To Join the Blockchain Revolution

Lots of companies are exploring how blockchain technology could change the way they do business, and the customer relationship management giant Salesforce is one of them. Co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff said recently that he expects to unveil a blockchain/cryptocurrency offering for Saleforce customers during the company’s annual Dreamforce developers ... Read More »

Mr. Zuckerberg Heads to Washington: 5 Burning Questions

Congress has plenty of questions for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who will testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday about the company’s ongoing data-privacy scandal and how it failed to guard against other abuses of its service. Facebook is struggling to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history ... Read More »