Techmeme
August 7, 2023, 10:30 AM

Top News

Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
UK researchers train a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using a microphone with 95% accuracy overall and 93% on Zoom  —  A team of researchers from British universities has trained a deep learning model that can steal data from keyboard keystrokes recorded using …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple acknowledges the US “smartphone market has been in a decline for the last couple of quarters”; sources: the iPhone 15 will go on sale around September 22  —  On the cusp of the iPhone 15 debut, Apple has finally admitted what has long been clear: The industry is facing a smartphone slowdown.
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
How a false facial recognition match led to a Black woman being wrongfully arrested for carjacking and robbery in Detroit, the first such known case for a woman  —  Porcha Woodruff thought the police who showed up at her door to arrest her for carjacking were joking.
Anna Irrera / Bloomberg:
PayPal announces PYUSD, a stablecoin issued by Paxos and fully backed by USD, short-term Treasuries, and cash equivalents, rolling out to US customers gradually  —  - PayPal USD will be pegged to dollar, issued by Paxos Trust  — Stablecoins have yet to take off in consumer-payment sector
New York Times:
Shoddy self-published guidebooks, which appear to be compiled with the help of generative AI and promoted via deceptive reviews, are proliferating on Amazon  —  In March, as she planned for an upcoming trip to France, Amy Kolsky, an experienced international traveler who lives in Bucks County …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How Black users are searching for a replacement to Black Twitter after Elon Musk's takeover, from Mastodon to Threads to Fanbase, becoming a “digital diaspora”  —  The influential online community that gave rise to social movements like #BlackLivesMatter is now a “digital diaspora” in search of a new home.
Reuters:
Researchers: North Korean hackers installed backdoors at Russian rocket design bureau NPO Mashinostroyeniya for five months in 2022 to read emails and more  —  An elite group of North Korean hackers secretly breached computer networks at a major Russian missile developer for at least five months last year …
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on Prospect Medical Holdings, which runs 16 hospitals and 166 outpatient clinics and centers in CA, CT, PA, and RI  —  A major hospital network with arms in multiple states is dealing with widespread network outages due to a cyberattack, which the FBI confirms is ransomware.

Sponsor Posts

OVHcloud:
Escape Ingress/Egress Fees  —  Experience seamless multi-cloud solutions without ingress/egress constraints.  Optimize costs and pave the way for a sustainable digital future.
Standard Metrics:
Nail Portfolio Reviews, Board Meetings and LP Reporting  —  You didn't hire that Stanford grad to manage spreadsheets.  Automate VC portfolio reporting and free your talented team up to deliver portfolio insights.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Zoho:
Dial up your sales success with AI Dialer extensions for your help desk  —  This is a guest post by Voiso.  Sales is a numbers game — the more prospects you talk to, the more you'll convert.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 110: How Eric Glyman (CEO, Ramp) Runs One of The Fastest Growing Startups
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 07/19 - The Big CrowdStrike Outage Explained
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 10:30 AM ET, August 7, 2023.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Casey Newton / Platformer:
Reuters: