CNET

Google updates Home Mini to address privacy bug

Some Google Home Minis have been found to activate at random times and transmit the audio to Google’s servers. Chris Monroe/CNET The Google Home Mini listens — maybe too closely. The smaller version of Google’s Assistant-equipped smart speaker, unveiled earlier this month, apparently suffers from a bug that caused some units to record sounds at […]

CNET

So long, AIM: We share our favorite memories

AIM helped us learn to type, sparked new friendships and shaped our earliest internet experiences. Getty Images Of all the things we expected to be nostalgically heartbroken over, the fall of AOL Instant Messenger didn’t even rank. And yet, here we are. When AOL announced last week the historic chat program will be, well, history — […]

Mashable

Obamas say they’re ‘disgusted’ by reports Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted several women

The Obamas have denounced Harvey Weinstein.  “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein,” former President Barack Obama wrote in a statement.  “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. We should celebrate the courage of […]

ArsTechnica

Supreme Court: Hacking conviction stands for man who didn’t hack computer

Enlarge / Front row from left, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. […]