The FBI has put out a PSA about an interesting crypto scam
The FBI is involving cryptocurrency ATMs. A con artist convinces a person to put cash into a cryptocurrency ATM and send the purchased coins to the scammer using an address stored in a QR code (). While the actual scamming is relatively low-tech, itâs an interesting misuse of technology and shows how criminals are using crypto to âimproveâ on old methods.
As the agency describes it, the scammer will contact their victim and somehow convince them that they need to send money, either with promises of love, further riches, or by impersonating an actual institution like a bank or utility company. After the mark is convinced, the scammer will have them get cash (sometimes out of investment or...
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, Your News Update was an attempt at bringing the same kinds of algorithmic feeds that had been so successful on Facebook or other areas of Googleâs products to audio news.
Instead of users picking their three specific new sources (like NPR, The New York Times, or CNN), Your News Update would rely on Googleâs wealth of personal data to offer far more specific and relevant news updates from a broad range of partners that Google was licensing news from.
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Apple fixes bug that could cause macOS Monterey to brick Macs with a T2 security chip
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We have identified and fixed an issue with the firmware on the Apple T2 security chip that prevented a very small number of users from booting up their Mac after updating macOS. The updated firmware is now included with the existing macOS updates. Any users impacted by this issue can contact Apple Support for assistance.
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Microsoft is hosting an education-focused event on November 9th
Microsoft is hosting an event next week focused on education technology. Itâs taking place November 9th at 12PM ET.
Details are light, but hereâs :
Join us at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, Nov. 9, as we share an inside look at the latest tech solutions while examining gaps in learning left by the pandemic. Hear from Microsoft partners, school leaders and a few special guests, and learn about new and existing technology from Microsoft Education.
The event arrives just over a month after the company released . Perhaps the company will detail upcoming education-focused updates on the way for Windows 11.
Microsoftâs vague hint about ânew and existing technologyâ indicates...
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