Popular connected transportation service Uber has hired away Apple lawyer Sabrina Ross to work on an internal team focusing on privacy law, according to a report on Wednesday.
At Uber, Ross will work on a team led by Katherine Tassi, the company's managing counsel and former head of data protection at Facebook, reports Re/code.
Jaime Esper, a technologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a CubeSat concept that would allow scientists to use less-expensive cubesat (tiny-satellite) technology to observe physical phenomena beyond the current low-Earth-orbit limit.
The CubeSat Application for Planetary Entry Missions (CAPE) concept involves a service module that would propel the spacecraft to its target and a separate planetary entry probe that could survive a rapid dive through the atmosphere of an extraterrestrial planet, all while reliably transmitting scientific and engineering data.
Apple released on Tuesday its first update for Watch OS, the iOS-based operating system that runs on the Apple Watch.
Watch OS 1.0.1 patches a total of 13 vulnerabilities affecting components such as the kernel, Secure Transport, FontParser, the Foundation framework, IOHIDFamily, and IOAcceleratorFamily.
The FontParser issue exists due to the way font files are processed. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability (CVE-2015-1093) to execute arbitrary code by getting a user to process a maliciously crafted font.
Web-browser makers are preparing a fix for a flaw in an encryption algorithm that makes it possible to spy on supposedly secure communications.
However, the updates will mean a minority of websites will be blocked by the new software.
The "LogJam attack" was discovered by researchers at Microsoft and a number of US and French universities. They believe about 8% of the top one million HTTPS security-protected sites are made vulnerable by the flaw.
Silicon Valley venture capitalists are reportedly turning down requests from smartwatch maker Pebble for funding, leading to speculation that the company may be struggling following the launch of the Apple Watch.
Citing sources close to the company, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday that Pebble instead obtained a $5 million loan and another $5 million line of credit from a bank, after efforts to secure venture capital funding were denied.