IRS hands fraud prevention contract to Equifax despite massive hack

You'd think that government agencies would be reticent to work with Equifax given that it just exposed the private info of more than 145 million people through a preventable hack, but a massive data breach apparently isn't enough of a deterrent. The…

Marvel joins Madefire’s digital comic book collection

Madefire's digital comic book platform is a good way to spice up stories that you may have read countless times, but its catalog has always had a conspicuous gap: namely, there were no Marvel comics. That ends today. Madefire has added Marvel to its…

North Korea now has a second internet link through Russia

North Korea had previously gotten its internet through a hardwire to China, but that's no longer the case: Now, it has a second link to the world wide web through Russia cybersecurity firm FireEye told Bloomberg. This confirms an initial report by si…

Supreme Court denies Kim Dotcom petition to keep $40 million in assets

Kim Dotcom, the founder of illegal file-sharing site Megaupload, was arrested in 2012 by New Zealand authorities on behalf of the US. He still has not been extradited to the US, however. In April of this year, the file-sharing maven asked the US Supr…

YouTube’s iOS app shares videos to iMessage with ease

You'd think YouTube's iOS app would have had iMessage sharing early on, but no — sharing clips to Apple's official messaging client has been a cumbersome affair. Not so after today, however. YouTube has quietly updated the app with a direct-to-Messa…

The Morning After: Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

This Tuesday morning, PlayStation's boss steps down, Roku makes a 4K streaming stick and Google Street View offers one artist relief from anxiety.

Google gives Insta360 Pro the Street View stamp of approval

You no longer need a Trekker if you want to help capture Street View experiences. Google has certified the Insta360 Pro as the first "Street View auto ready" camera, allowing anybody who owns one to contribute 360-degree images to Google's immersive…

WhatsApp’s new universal emoji set looks very familiar

A few months ago, WhatsApp announced that a billion users send messages on it daily — which is apparently the right time to introduce its own line of emojis. If you're an iOS user, you might find them familiar, as the messenger's set looks very simi…