Hackers Dump 2.2M Gaming, Cryptocurrency Passwords Online

The passwords of more than 2.2 million users of a gaming and cryptocurrency website were dumped online after dual data breaches.

The passwords and other personal data of more than 2.2 million users of two websites were revealed online as the result of data breaches that happened earlier this year, a notable security researcher warned.

Personal information belonging to the users of cryptocurrency wallet service GateHub and gaming bot provider EpicBot were posted online even though the information was heavily encrypted, security researcher Troy Hunt told Ars Technica on Tuesday.

Källa: Hackers Dump 2.2M Gaming, Cryptocurrency Passwords Online

Apple’s $200M Mac Pro facility employs 500 across 5 acres

In a confirmation the new modular Mac Pro is being assembled at its facility in Austin, TX, Apple has revealed more details about the operation, including an investment of over $200 million into the plant and how it employs more than 500 people at the location.

Advised as part of Apple’s announcement it has started constructing a new billion-dollar campus in Austin, the iPhone maker revealed it was well underway making units of the new Mac Pro at its existing facility in the area. The model is set to begin shipping in December alongside the Pro Display XDR, with the factory having received considerable investment and work to get it up and running to build the workstation.

Källa: Apple’s $200M Mac Pro facility employs 500 across 5 acres

Amazon har tjänat 11,2 miljarder men inte betalat en enda dollar i skatt

Amazon har tjänat 11,2 miljarder men inte betalat en enda dollar i skatt

Amazon har tjänat 11,2 miljarder dollar 2018 men inte betalat en enda dollar i federal skatt. Handelsjätten kommer inte betala någon federal skatt för 2019 heller.

Nu ska tilläggas att detta inte handlar om några olagligheter utan Amazon betalar den skatt som lagstiftningen kräver.

While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions.

According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row.

Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Amazon’s federal tax responsibility is 21% (down from 35% in previous years). But with the help of tax breaks, according to corporate filings, Amazon won’t be paying a dime to Uncle Sam despite posting more than $11.2 billion in profits in 2018.

Källa: Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018

Det finns kanske anledning att diskutera de amerikanska skattelagarna.

Utvecklare utelåst från sitt konto utan att få veta varför

Utvecklare utelåst från sitt konto utan att få veta varför

Guilherme Rambo, känd profil och utvecklare inom Apple-världen, har inte haft tillgång till sitt utvecklarkonto sedan i augusti i år. Han är utestängd, kontot stängt av säkerhetsskäl men Guilherme Rambo har inte fått veta varför eller hur han kan få tillgång till sitt konto igen.

Kontot stängdes ned, utan förvarning i augusti i år. Guilherme Rambo har sedan dess varit i kontakt med Apple flera gång men har fortfarande inte tillgång till sitt konto, sina appar vilket betyder att han stängts ute från sitt levebröd.

I’ve been unable to access my Apple developer account since August. When I try to access any part of the developer portal, like the beta downloads page or the certificates control panel, I get redirected to a contact form that reads “Need assistance with accessing your developer account?”. My developer team doesn’t show up in Xcode anymore. I’m also unable to manage certificates or send builds of my employer’s developer team apps while logged in to my developer account in Xcode because it says it’s “disabled for security reasons”. The push notification service denies any requests I make to it. Back when the issue first began, I filled out that form and got a case number (20000057023991), with the promise that support would get back to me “in one to two business days”.

Vid flera kontakter med Apple så har Guilherme Rambo fått veta att han ska få veta anledningen till att kontot stängts ned ich att han också ska få besked om hur han ska få tillgång till kontot igen. Apple har aldrig återkopplat, inte mailet någon information eller tagit kontakt med Guilherme Rambo igen.

Anledningen

Så vad kan då vara anledningen till att kontot stängts?

Det vet bara Apple – som hittills inte har berättat varför.

Guilherme Rambo är inte ”bara” utvecklare utan också av en de mer pålitliga källorna för nya funktioner, grafik ich ikoner som ibland hittas i beta-versioner av Apples program.

Pure speculation on my part, but unsaid in Rambo’s write-up of this story is that he’s not just any random developer. Rambo is extraordinarily talented at what I would describe as digital spelunking — he explores the internals of beta OS releases and pokes at beta APIs and he finds things that weren’t supposed to have been exposed. And when he does, he publishes his findings. It would be quite a coincidence if that’s not the conflict at the center of his account having been disabled — that someone at Apple got pissed off and impetuously ordered Rambo’s account disabled, and now they don’t want to explain it.

Or, you know, maybe it’s just a simple mix-up with Rambo’s billing information. Could have happened to anyone sort of thing. Right?

John Gruber

’A real bombshell’: Democrats seize on Sondland’s quid pro quo charges

Democrats were ecstatic Wednesday as Gordon Sondland — President Donald Trump’s own political appointee — delivered some of the most damning public testimony to date in the impeachment probe against the president.

The highly anticipated testimony by Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, offered direct affirmations of a quid pro quo with Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, while simultaneously implicating much of the president’s inner circle, including Vice President Mike Pence, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Källa: ’A real bombshell’: Democrats seize on Sondland’s quid pro quo charges