Favicons Could Be the Supercookie That Tracks You Everywhere

Favicons Could Be the Supercookie That Tracks You Everywhere

As Apple prepares to launch its anti-tracking update for iOS, Facebook and other companies that have built their business on invading users’ privacy are nervous about the future. But there’s always a new vulnerability waiting to be discovered. For instance, researchers now claim that a website’s favicon can be used…

This Goopy Paste Could One Day Power Scooters and Motorcycles

This Goopy Paste Could One Day Power Scooters and Motorcycles

Instead of gasoline and diesel, it might one day be possible to just unload a cartridge of grey, goopy paste into the fuel tank of your e-scooter, motorcycle, or even potentially your car. At least, that’s what researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) are…

It Takes A Smooth Driver To Pass The Moose Test In A Toyota GR Yaris

It Takes A Smooth Driver To Pass The Moose Test In A Toyota GR Yaris

For all of the hype surrounding the Toyota GR Yaris hatchback and its rally-inspired all-wheel-drive powertrain, the only thing that matters is how effective all that fancy tech is at the limits of high-speed grip. Like perhaps when a giant moose crosses the road in front of you.

The Government Loves Looking At Your Telco Data Without Asking

The Government Loves Looking At Your Telco Data Without Asking

There are a lot of Australian government agencies who can access your telecommunication data without you ever knowing. One failsafe that’s supposed to ensure accountability is an annual review of how these powers are being used, conducted by an independent body. And the most recent review found that, yet again,…

Facebook Announces Doomsday for False Vaccine Claims

Facebook Announces Doomsday for False Vaccine Claims

For years, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories found a welcome home on Facebook. The social network saw the issue as being about free speech and the anti-vaxxer groups it hosted as being about as dangerous as flat-Earthers. But now that getting accurate vaccine information to the public is a matter of existential…

Clubhouse’s Short Life as a Free Speech Haven In China Is Over

Clubhouse’s Short Life as a Free Speech Haven In China Is Over

Clubhouse, the voice-only chat app that everyone will not stop talking about, appears to be muzzled in China. This morning, journalist and internet freedom advocate Michael Anti tweeted that Clubhouse is “now blocked in most cities in China.” The Chinese censorship watchdog group and workaround builder Greatfire.org told TechCrunch that…

Twitter Reportedly Looking to Turn Tweetdeck Into Tweetdeck+

Twitter Reportedly Looking to Turn Tweetdeck Into Tweetdeck+

Under increased pressure from investors to break out of its sluggish growth, Twitter is reportedly getting serious about offering a subscription product in order to create a new revenue stream. Advertising will remain the social network’s bread and butter for the foreseeable future, but according to Bloomberg, we could get…

What Could Happen If You Miss Your Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose?

What Could Happen If You Miss Your Second Covid-19 Vaccine Dose?

Over 42 million Americans have so far received a dose of a covid-19 vaccine, as of late January. Importantly, though, most of these people have only received the first of two doses required for the similar Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, currently the only vaccines authorised for use in the U.S.

Gael García Bernal Gets Old in M. Night Shyamalan’s New Trailer

Gael García Bernal Gets Old in M. Night Shyamalan’s New Trailer

Look, it’s not like any of us was planning an island vacation anytime soon, but M. Night Shyamalan sure isn’t helping things with his latest trailer. Premiering during the Super Bowl, this first look at Shyamalan’s Old follows Gael García Bernal as he ages into Rufus Sewell? It’s unclear.

China Rolls Out New Anti-Monopoly Rules Aimed at Reining in Big Tech

China Rolls Out New Anti-Monopoly Rules Aimed at Reining in Big Tech

China released new anti-monopoly protocols on Sunday aimed at cracking down on the country’s tech giants, Reuters reports. The guidelines, which finalise drafted legislation originally released in November, are intended to “stop monopolistic behaviours in the platform economy and protect fair competition in the market,” according to China’s State Administration…