Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud

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Ticketmaster buys a blockchain company to guard against ticket fraud GreenPimp via Getty Images Ticketmaster will soon have another way to fight bogus ticket sales: by hopping on one of the biggest tech bandwagons of 2018. It’s acquiring Upgraded, a company that…

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eBay accuses Amazon of illegally poaching its sellers

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eBay accuses Amazon of illegally poaching its sellers JHVEPhoto via Getty Images eBay has officially filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of hatching a scheme to poach its biggest sellers. The platform first threw down the gauntlet in early…

‘Fortnite’ Tournaments pit controller against keyboard and mouse

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‘Fortnite’ Tournaments pit controller against keyboard and mouse Epic Fortnite‘s 6.10 update arrives today, and with it, a new Tournaments feature giving everyone what developer Epic says is the chance to “compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory.” Each tournament…

An RNA key that unlocks innate immunity

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An RNA key that unlocks innate immunity New research shows that a versatile RNA molecule may be a key player in human cells’ frontline defenses against viruses. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured…

UK high court throws out £4.4 billion lawsuit against Google

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UK high court throws out £4.4 billion lawsuit against Google In May, a group called “Google, You Owe Us” filed suit against Google in the UK for collecting sensitive personal data using tracking cookies in the iPhone’s Safari browser. They were seeking…

Russian hackers target governments in Europe and South America

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Russian hackers target governments in Europe and South America Russia’s Fancy Bear hacking team (aka APT28) isn’t just focused on meddling with elections and retaliating against anti-doping agencies. Symantec has observed Fancy Bear conducting intelligence gathering hacks in Europe and South America,…

Tesla will have to defend itself against claims of foreign worker abuse

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Tesla will have to defend itself against claims of foreign worker abuse A federal judge has ruled that Tesla and two of its subcontractors — Eisenmann Corp and ISM Vuzem — will have to defend themselves in a lawsuit that alleges foreign…

FDA seizes marketing documents from e-cig maker Juul

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FDA seizes marketing documents from e-cig maker Juul In it’s latest move against e-cigarettes, the US Food and Drug Administration has seized “thousands of pages of documents” from e-cig maker Juul. In a statement to CNBC, the FDA said the action was…

Apple wins appeal in $234 million patent infringement case

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Apple wins appeal in $234 million patent infringement case Apple has won its attempt to have a patent infringement damages award against it reversed. In 2015, a jury found that Apple had infringed University of Wisconsin-Madison patents with some iPhone processors, and…

Twitter explains dehumanizing speech so you maggots will understand

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Twitter explains dehumanizing speech so you maggots will understand Twitter is still taking your responses and suggestions on its incoming policy against “content that dehumanizes others based on their membership in an identifiable group, even when the material does not include a…

Government sues Elon Musk for tweeting about taking Tesla private

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Government sues Elon Musk for tweeting about taking Tesla private The Securities Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a Manhattan federal court on Thursday, according to Bloomberg. The agency alleges that Musk’s tweets in August about…

Twitter’s new content policy takes aim at ‘dehumanizing speech’

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Twitter’s new content policy takes aim at ‘dehumanizing speech’ Though Twitter has a policy against hateful conduct, which prohibits threats of violence against others based on factors like their race, ethnicity or sexual orientation, the platform has come under frequent criticism for…

California may ban terrible default passwords on connected devices

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California may ban terrible default passwords on connected devices California looks set to enact a law that aims to protect connected devices against hackers. The state senate has sent Governor Jerry Brown draft legislation that could beef up security across the vast…

Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity

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Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity Scientists have discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is…

Diverse forests are stronger against drought

Diverse forests are stronger against drought

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Diverse forests are stronger against drought Researchers report that forests with trees that employ a high diversity of traits related to water use suffer less of an impact from drought. The results, which expand on previous work that looked at individual tree…