Day: March 7, 2020

This popular dating app leaked info on millions of users

Online daters could be giving away more than they expected after a popular dating site was found to be leaking user information.

OKCupid, which has around five million active members, was leaking user information online without its knowledge, according to researchers at CyberNews.

The team found that it was possible to retrieve the last location ID of any OKCupid user, allowing anyone to possible determine where a user was logging in to the site, potentially giving away their home or work address.

OKCupid security

The CyberNews team was able to access this location data by intercepting network requests and responses

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Get an early peak at the Adidas insoles powered by Google Jacquard

One jacket down the line, Google is reviving the smart wearable initiative known as Project Jacquard, this time with insoles developed by Adidas – and leaked pictures reveal most of what we can expect from them.

According to Footy Headlines, the “Adidas GMR insoles” (the “GMR” means “gamer”, apparently) will slot into your soccer boots and keep tabs on your touch, control, speed and kicking performance, all courtesy of a Google Jacquard chip.

The site was able to get a pair of the insoles in advance, and confirmed that they’ll work with an app available for both Android and iOS.

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SXSW 2020 canceled over coronavirus concerns

The media, culture, and tech showcase SXSW 2020 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns, making it the latest major event this year to shut down rather than risk spreading infection.

The city of Austin pulled the plug on SXSW, according to a blog post on the event’s site, which clarifies who made the final call with some curious language: 

“As recently as Wednesday, Austin Public Health stated that ‘there’s no evidence that closing SXSW or any other gatherings will make the community safer.’ However, this situation evolved rapidly, and we honor and respect the City of Austin’s decision.”


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T-Mobile falls victim to another cyberattack

The US telecom T-Mobile has revealed that it fell victim to a security breach that impacted its customers as well as its employees.

The company provided more details on what occurred in a notification to its customers, saying:

“Our Cybersecurity team recently identified and shut down a malicious attack against our email vendor that led to unauthorized access to certain T-Mobile employee email accounts, some of which contained account information for T-Mobile customers and employees. An investigation was immediately commenced, with assistance from leading cybersecurity forensics experts, to determine what happened and what information was affected. We immediately reported this

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