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Peloton’s leaky API let anyone grab rider’s private account data

05.05.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week, I got a message from a security researcher with a screenshot of my Peloton account data. My Peloton profile is set to private and my friend’s list is deliberately zero, so nobody can view my profile, age, city, or workout history. But a bug allowed anyone to ...

Facebook is buying the developer behind VR shooter ‘Onward’

After a steady stream of studio acquisitions in late 2019 and early 2020, Facebook has been a little quieter in recent months when its came to bulking up its VR content arm. Today, the social media giant breaks that stream, announcing their acquisition of Downpour Interactive, the developer of the popular VR first-person shooter Onward. ...

Facebook removes congresswoman’s pro-Trans post as “hate speech”

Congresswoman Marie Newman (D-Il.) put up a transgender flag outside her office and posted pictures of it to social media to signal her support for the trans community. On the other side of the aisle, congresswoman and far-right conspiracy theorist Mar... ...

Facebook to let Aussies post links to news sites again

Facebook and the Australian government struck a deal to let people post links to Australian news websites again. Facebook had earlier blocked links to Aussie sites following passage of a law that would force Facebook to pay those sites. — Read th... ...

Justice Department files suggest Facebook, not Parler, was key venue for organizing U.S. Capitol attack

Parler was blamed and banished, but Facebook was also noted as a place where those who sacked the U.S. Capitol last month planned their movements. The Department of Justice confirms this in files seen by Forbes, reports Thomas Brewster, and more. &#821... ...

Democrats’ proposed Section 230 reform may not be as helpful as it looks

02.06.2021 · Posted in Internet Articles, Technology Articles

Former president Donald Trump fiercely advocated for getting rid of Section 230 in his final months in office. Now that Democrats control the White House and Congress, a few of them have proposed their own reforms to the landmark internet speech law.... ...