An alleged member of the REvil ransomware gang has been arrested in Poland

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Justice Department has announced the arrest and indictment of an alleged member of the REvil hacking group, linked to ransomware attacks on IT firm Kaseya, an Apple supplier, and more. According to the department, Ukrainian national Yaroslav Vasinskyi is facing extradition to the US after Polish authorities … Read more

Amazon is adding a Venmo checkout option next year

PayPal today announced that will be adding a Venmo option to checkout for users in the U.S., starting next year. The news arrived as the online payment giant announced solid third quarter results, with a 13% year-over-year revenue increase. Beginning at some point in 2022, Amazon shoppers will be able to link their accounts … Read more

A pair of PS5 hacks could be the first steps towards jailbreaking Sony’s latest console

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Hackers may have just made some big strides towards possibly jailbreaking the PlayStation 5 over the weekend, with the hacking group Fail0verflow claiming to have managed to obtain PS5 root keys allowing them to decrypt the console’s firmware. Additionally, Andy Nguyen (a security engineer at Google who’s better … Read more

Virgin Galactic sells 100 tickets to space at higher price after reopening sales

Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic says that 100 people purchased more expensive tickets to fly on the company’s suborbital spaceplane after it reopened ticket sales this August. That means that the company has roughly 700 ticket holders now for quick tourist trips to space, about 300 less … Read more

Robinhood says a hacker who tried to extort the company got access to data for 7 million customers

Robinhood says more than 7 million customers affected by ‘data security incident’ | Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Trading platform Robinhood said Monday that personal information for more than 7 million customers was accessed during a data breach on November 3rd. The company said in a news release that it does not appear … Read more

Instagram’s creator subscriptions nearing launch, App Store listing reveals

Instagram earlier this year said it would explore the idea of creator subscriptions and was later spotted developing a feature that would offer exclusive Stories that were only visible to a creator’s subscriptions. Now, it seems, the company is poised to launch creator subscriptions into broader testing. According to two third-party app intelligence services, Instagram … Read more

Web 3.0 can repair the attention-driven digital economy

Doug Petkanics Contributor Share on Twitter Doug Petkanics is the CEO of Livepeer, an open video infrastructure for livestreaming. From imbalanced creator economics and poor security, to centralized control and disgruntled communities — Web 2.0’s flaws have been on full display these past couple of months. First, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified to … Read more

Taking a production-centric approach to enterprisewide AI adoption

Roey Mechrez Contributor Share on Twitter Roey Mechrez is the co-founder and CTO of BeyondMinds, an Israeli startup that develops production-grade AI platforms for enterprises. Most enterprises that implement AI solutions have learned a bitter lesson along the way: The path to organizationwide AI adoption is far from simple, intuitive or easy. Arguably, the hardest … Read more

Facebook on the spot in Kenya as exploitation of minors rife on its platform

Internet-based sexual exploitation of minors in Kenya was found to be more rampant on Facebook than on any other site, according to the newly released Disrupting Harm report – making the tech giant’s platform exceedingly unsafe for children. The report by Interpol, UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti and End Violence against Children, found that … Read more

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