Tech Hangover: We’re all getting hacked
…..Every single last one of us.
We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.
There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover.
Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).
Thankfully the issue has been patched, but for added safety measure, be sure to update your WhatsApp app like right now. And if you can, avoid opening any MP4 files.
At this moment and for the foreseeable future, it’s a good idea to avoid opening MP4 files in WhatsApp. There’s a bug in WhatsApp for both iOS and Android where a malicious person can send a specially-crafted MP4 file to ultimately control a users’ phone. This bug was patched, but not all people in the world have said patch right this minute. – SlashGear
In the year of our Lord 2019, men continue to be horny.
Aggrieved that their matches aren’t ‘quality’ enough, they share techniques to cheat the dating app’s algorithm and raise their status. – Mel Magazine
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine brought charges against DoorDash on Tuesday, accusing the company of pocketing tips meant for workers and misleading customers about where their money was going. – CNBC
Police can keep Ring camera video forever, and share with whomever they’d like, company tells senator
Police officers who download videos from homeowners’ Ring doorbell cameras can keep them forever and share them with whomever they’d like without providing evidence of a crime, the Amazon-owned firm told a lawmaker earlier this month. – Washington Post
As pressure mounts on Big Tech companies to address the spread of misinformation, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said Monday that his company fact-checks all political advertising.
I mean, of course they are. It’s 2019. How is this news?
A community of 3D graphics hobbyists are making and selling avatars of real people in order to fulfill their sexual fantasies, and there’s little anyone can do to stop them. – Motherboard
When Mike Carpenter learned Google’s latest acquisition would be Fitbit, the maker of a device he wore at all hours of the day except in the shower, he left his Fitbit Charge 3 on the table at his office where he was working that day. He, and others like him, haven’t picked theirs up since. – CNBC
And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:
- Researchers found a flaw in Android phones that let hackers record and save pictures and video
- Wyze’s new Complete Motion Capturing service removes the recording limits of the free plan
- The best Samsung Galaxy S10 screen protectors
- The best meme-inspired merch for your meme-loving loser friends
- Can the Apple Watch track sleep?
- Spotify really wants you to listen to more podcasts with the new Your Daily Podcasts feature
- Amazon just gave non-Prime members free access to Amazon Music on smartphones and TVs
- Keep your Joy-Cons always charged with this $8 Joy-Con charging dock
- Somehow RAVPower has this 16750mAh portable battery pack down to just $18
- Amazon has a buttload of Anker charging gear deeply discounted in a one-day sale
- The awesome Nintendo Switch Lite case that was exclusive to Japan is coming to the US
- Just Simple Power Bank takes wireless charging to the next level
- What to expect from Apple at its December 2nd press event
- Tech Hangover: Amazon is paying literally zero dollars in taxes
- Tech Hangover: Apparently Consumer Reports likes Tesla again, because why not
- Tech Hangover: Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is super thicc