Android users should turn off this feature, Google warns

(NEXSTAR) – If you have an Android phone, you may want to stop using Wi-Fi calling, a team of security experts with Google warns. Earlier this month, Google’s Project Zero team confirmed it had found multiple vulnerabilities in Exynos chipsets, made by Samsung. Of those, four can allow “Internet-to-baseband remote code execution,” giving hackers the … Read more

Uber rolls out ‘Record My Ride’ feature in more cities — are there privacy concerns?

(KDVR/NEXSTAR) — Ride-sharing giant Uber is expanding an optional safety feature in more cities across the U.S. — “Record My Ride” lets both riders and drivers record audio of their ride right on their phones in the event of safety issues. But should you worry about your privacy? Here’s how it works: riders and drivers … Read more

United Airlines wants to turn algae into jet fuel

(KTLA) — United Airlines has made a multimillion-dollar investment into a technology company that is hoping to turn algae into jet fuel. United announced the $5 million investment in the biofuel company Viridos on Monday. Viridos specializes in bioengineering microalgae into algae oil, which could one day be scaled to produce sustainable aviation fuel, aka … Read more

Tennessee Lt. Gov. ‘pausing’ social media use after liking 20-year-old man’s racy posts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee’s lieutenant governor says he is taking a break from social media after being caught in a controversy on Instagram. Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, a Republican, released a statement Monday saying he will be “pausing” social media use in order to “reflect and receive more guidance on the use of social … Read more

$201 cardboard box among Silicon Valley Bank-branded items for sale on eBay

(NEXSTAR) – From coffee mugs to a cardboard box, swag from the now-failed financial institution Silicon Valley Bank is attracting bids on eBay. Along with those who appear to be manufacturing items with the SVB logo and tongue-in-cheek “Bank Run 2023 FDIC 250K” OR “Risk Management Department” messages, there are number of other singular items … Read more

You should change your password now on these 5 platforms

(KDVR) — Have you ever received an email saying one of your accounts has been compromised and you need to update your security information? You’re not alone. Scam alert: Can you stop those fake texts? “With hacking becoming increasingly sophisticated, regular users are bearing the brunt of it. Certain social media accounts are especially vulnerable … Read more

University warns of TikTok drinking trend after 28 ambulances called to off-campus parties

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts is warning about a TikTok drinking trend after 28 ambulances were summoned to off-campus parties. Students were observed Saturday carrying jugs with a mixture of alcohol, electrolytes, flavoring and water, dubbed “blackout rage gallons,” or “BORGs,” in a binge-drinking trend gaining traction on TikTok, officials said. RELATED: … Read more

US Copyright Office rules AI-generated artwork, content not legally protected

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — While anyone can be an artist, writer, or musician and therefore entitled to copyright protections for their work, content made by artificial intelligence is no longer open to those same legal shields. A decision by the U.S. Copyright Office has ruled against protection of AI copyrights for generated works, be they … Read more

Tesla HQ returning to California, Musk announces

(KTLA) – Tesla is returning to California. Elon Musk announced during a joint press conference with California Gov. Gavin Newsom that Tesla would be returning its global engineering headquarters to California, two years after a dramatic exit that saw the electric car company leave the Golden State for a facility in Austin, Texas. Tesla will … Read more