European Union Leaders Urge U.S. to Reconsider Its Decision to Withdraw From the WHO

European Union leaders urged the U.S. to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO).Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard (AFP via Getty Images) European Union leaders on Saturday urged the U.S. to reconsider withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO) and stated that “global cooperation and solidarity through multilateral efforts” are the only effective…

‘Sign in with Apple’ flaw let attackers take over accounts

‘Sign in with Apple’ is potentially more private than other login options, but it apparently included a serious security flaw. Researcher Bhavuk Jain recently received a $100,000 bug bounty for discovering (via Hacker News) a flaw in the sign-in service when available through third-party apps. If an app didn’t have its own security measures, an…

Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

Workforce automation is about to cost dozens of news contractors their jobs. The Seattle Times and The Guardian report that Microsoft is letting go of dozens of news contractors (about 50 in the US, 27 in the UK) after June 30th due to a shift to AI news production on MSN. The workers were responsible…

Sen. Ted Cruz Says Allowing Iranian Leaders to Have Twitter Accounts Is Possibly Criminal

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wants the federal government to investigate Twitter for allowing Iranian leaders to have accounts on its platform.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is urging the federal government to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for allowing Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Javad Zarif, the Iranian…

National Guard Says No ‘Child Soldiers’ Were Deployed to Control Protests

Screenshot: @foxwoundband/Twitter | @freebandz.sj/Instagram Officials with the National Guards of Georgia and Minnesota offered swift denials on Saturday regarding allegations that some of its citizen soldiers deployed into protest zones are underage. Advertisement Video captured in Minneapolis and Atlanta during the fourth day of protests over the police killing of George Floyd, 46, appeared to…

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Cruz rejected both claims. He noted that Iran bans citizens for accessing Twitter, and that both Khamenei and Zarif posted “disinformation and conspiracy theories” in early April. The senator likewise said that the licensing Twitter refers to “expressly” doesn’t allow services to people under sanctions. This is part of an ongoing issue and doesn’t appear…

Toyota’s RAV4 plug-in hybrid will be available this summer for $40,000

The RAV4 Prime will come in two versions: SE and XSE. While the basic SE grade will set you back $38,100, the more premium XSE grade will cost you $41,425, excluding the delivery fee. The latter has a two-tone exterior paint scheme, including a Supersonic Red version, 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels, a moonroof and a…

Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI

Photo: Getty Images Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week. Advertisement Between Wednesday and Thursday, roughly 50 staffers received the news that their contracts would not be renewed after their June 30 expiration date. All are…