Venezuela’s Government Appears To be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Hackers allegedly working for the embattled Venezuelan government tried to trick activists into giving away their passwords to popular services such as Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and others, according to security researchers. Last week, the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for citizens to volunteer with the goal of helping international humanitarian organizations deliver aid into[…]

Politicians pushing back on corporate power celebrate victory in Amazon’s NYC reversal

New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris hosts a rally protesting Amazon’s planned New York office. (GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg) In the first few weeks of 2019, progressive politicians have started a national conversation about income inequality and corporate power. Turns out it’s more than just talk. On Thursday, Amazon reversed plans to build a[…]

In the Daily: Coinbase Bug Bounty, Tradingview Crypto Dashboard, Bitfinex App Update

In this edition of The Daily, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has paid out a bug bounty of $30,000 for a critical vulnerability. Also, Tradingview has launched a new crypto dashboard allowing traders to track developments in the cryptocurrency markets and digital asset trading platform Bitfinex has released a new version of its mobile app. Also read:[…]

Pro Wrestler Booker T Is Suing 'Call of Duty' Publisher for Copying His Comic Book

WWE pro wrestling Hall of Famer Booker T. Huffman—known in the ring simply as “Booker T”—is suing video game publisher Activision Blizzard for copyright infringement. According to a complaint filed in Texas and first reported by The Verge, Huffman and his lawyers allege that Activision Blizzard lifted a comic book character Huffman created for use[…]

Tech Moves: Smartsheet names AWS vet as CTO; Ex-Nike exec heads Grayl’s board; Indeed replaces CEO

Praerit Garg. (Smartsheet photo) Work collaboration software company Smartsheet nabbed AWS veteran Praerit Garg to lead technology efforts as the company’s first official CTO. Garg was a general manager of identity, directory and access services at Amazon Web Services. Garg spent his early career at Microsoft, later going on to co-found cloud storage startup Symform and organizational[…]