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Uber bought data from Unroll.me
Service Unroll.me is designed for anyone who wants to opt out of a variety of annoying newsletters, e.g. offers for penis extension, or buy cheap Viagra. However it turns out, that service providers are not so fair as they claim. They sold their clients' data to Uber! More information
Foster will return to Amazon
It has been a half-year since one of biggest man of Amazon, David Foster, who stood behind the creation of a Kindle reader, has found his new job in Google. Google drafted him to begin of the Pixel project. However, it seems that the collaboration wasn´t so successful for both parties, so Foster has decided to return to his previous location in Amazon. Not everyone can afford to "enter in same river twice", but Foster is definitely that man. More information
Bitcoin busts out
During the last few weeks, the most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has doubled its value. Actual value exceeds $ 1,500. Interestingly, it was just $ 400 a year ago. The massive growth of BTC is caused by the growing interest in the IT sphere, where Bitcoin has become a modern standard (not only) for all hipsters or "hackers" who naively feel anonymous with their use. More information
Important safety errors
Another vulnerability in WordPress
In the popular WordPress another security hole has been found. Applies to all versions up to 4.7.4 and it allows to invoke a password change by the attacker's prompt. More information
Several Intel products contain a vulnerability that allows a remote or local attacker to escalate the rights on the SKU. More information
News from Coolhousing
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Author: Jirka Dvořák