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Google is becoming one of the Wikimedia Foundation’s first Enterprise customers. The service will give Google more efficient access to large amounts of data from Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Google is paying the Wikimedia Foundation to help serve up the most accurate and up-to-date information on its search engine. The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit group behind Wikipedia, says Google is one of the first companies to buy into its

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Hospital websites are sending medical information to Facebook

Many hospital websites use a tracker called the Meta Pixel that sends information to Facebook. An investigation from The Markup found that the tracker is sending health information that might constitute a HIPAA violation. Many hospital websites have a tracking tool that sends sensitive medical information to Facebook when people schedule appointments, according to an investigation by The Markup. Experts say that the hospitals using the tool may be violating the

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Pixel update squeezes more useful information into the lock screen

Google’s latest feature drop for Pixel phones adds yet more features to At a Glance; a new shortcut to offer easier access to vaccine cards; and a new music creation app created in collaboration with Teenage Engineering. Google’s latest feature drop for Pixel phones adds yet more features to At a Glance, a widget designed to surface important information on home and lock screens. There’s also a new shortcut that offers easier access to vaccine cards and a new

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Army Corps of Engineers closes SpaceX Starbase permit application citing lack of information

SpaceX can re-open the application simply by providing the information requested The US Army Corps of Engineers has closed a permit application for a proposed expansion of SpaceX’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas — a potential snag in the company’s plans to add new launch and landing pads to the area, as well as

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The White House has launched a new COVID-19 information site, COVID.gov

The Biden administration has launched COVID.gov, a website that contains information and local resources for COVID-19. The Biden administration has launched COVID.gov, a website geared toward connecting Americans with more information about COVID-19 spread, prevention, and treatment in their communities. On the front page of the site, you can enter the name of your

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Nvidia says its ‘proprietary information’ is being leaked by hackers

Nvidia has confirmed reports that it was hit by a cyberattack, but says that there wasn’t ransomware involved. The group taking responsibility for the hack has made demands related to cryptomining and drivers. Nvidia has confirmed that it was hacked — and that the actor behind last week’s “incident” is leaking employee credentials and proprietary information onto the internet. In a statement to PCMag, Bloomberg, and VideoCardz, the company says it

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk accuses the SEC of ‘leaking’ information

Elon Musk is accusing the Securities and Exchange Commission of leaking information from a federal investigation into his company. Elon Musk is escalating his war of words with the Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the agency of “leaking” information from a federal investigation in retaliation against him for his public criticisms. The accusation is contained in

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Russian hackers have obtained sensitive defense information technology by targeting US contractors, according to CISA

State-sponsored Russian cyber actors have obtained sensitive information by targeting security-cleared contractors working for the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Defense, according to an alert from CISA, the FBI, and the NSA. Russian state-sponsored hackers have been targeting security-cleared US defense contractors for at least two years, according to an alert released Wednesday by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Twitter received fewer information requests from government agencies in the first half of 2021 — but complied with more

A new report from Twitter suggests that the social media platform received fewer subpoenas and other warrants from law enforcement agencies in the first half of 2021 but complied with a higher percentage. In the first half of 2021, Twitter received fewer user information requests from governments and law enforcement agencies than in the six months before — but increased its compliance to a level that meant more user information was released

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

Researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group say attackers are working with internet service providers to deploy the commercial-grade Hermit spyware on both Android and iOS devices. A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates

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Apple Music’s student plan is getting more expensive in the US, UK, and Canada

Apple Music is increasing the price of its subscription for students in the US, UK, and Canada. Students in the US and Canada now have to pay $5.99 / month, while subscribers in the UK will have to pay £5.99. Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK

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