“Of all the ways to watch the flood waters rise in Houston last week, the most compelling was through Snap’s new crowd-sourced Map feature.”
Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach.
The breach was discovered July 29.
Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach.
“Uber has chosen Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi to be its chief executive, ending months of speculation in the firm’s search for a new leader. The decision was made by Uber’s board late on Sunday, a source told the BBC, but the company has made no official announcement.”
“The upcoming mission – known as Orbital Test Vehicle-5 – is lifting off from Launch Complex 39A at Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. This is the first time a space plane has launched on a Falcon 9 rocket – yet we still do not know exactly what’s on board the spacecraft, or its mission.”
“US healthcare provider Aetna has apologised after letters sent to thousands of patients publically displayed their HIV status. The correspondence was sent to about 12,000 people to report a change in medication access.”
“The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima.”
“Having FOMO about not seeing Lorde at Outside Lands? Well, Snapchat just released a feature that could help alleviate your melodrama.”
“Shwetak Patel has struck again. The University of Washington computer scientist has sold his newest Seattle startup company, Senosis Health, to Google, according to sources familiar with the deal.”
“Every director knows that the score can make the scene. Anyone who’s ever watched a rough cut without soundtrack music can confirm this.”
““We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That’s a clear prescription for disaster.”