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  • Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers
    by Zack Whittaker on August 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog post it received an alert that one of its servers was improperly accessed. Using

  • Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ awkwardly mixes fiction and reality
    by Anthony Ha on August 25, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” a new film on Netflix, is based on the true story of Mossad agents who took over an abandoned holiday resort in Sudan to smuggle Jewish Ethiopian refugees out of the country. As we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the film feels like it’s made

  • The risks of amoral A.I.
    by Jonathan Shieber on August 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Kyle Dent Contributor Kyle Dent is a Research Area Manager for PARC, a Xerox Company, focused on the interplay between people and technology. He also leads the ethics review committee at PARC. Artificial intelligence is now being used to make decisions about lives, livelihoods, and interactions in the real world in ways that pose real risks to

  • Crypto means cryptotheology
    by Jon Evans on August 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Cryptocurrencies are a religion as much as they are a technology. They almost have to be, given their adherents’ gargantuan ambition of fundamentally changing how the world works. This means they attract charlatans, lunatics, frauds, and false prophets, and furious battles are waged over doctrinal hairspliitting; but it also means they inspire intransigent beliefs which

  • Week in Review: Google rips out its sweet tooth
    by Lucas Matney on August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about Snap’s bizarre decision to keep pursuing hardware without really

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