Kim Lyons
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The Verge's Weekend Editor Kim Lyons is a Pittsburgh-based journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she was the first-ever digital news editor. She's a fan of coffee, hockey and startups, in that order. Ethics statement: Kim’s husband is currently employed by Whole Foods. She therefore doesn’t report on or edit stories about Whole Foods or its competitors.Source
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Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage

Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage

Slack is down on the first full work day of 2021. The company said Monday morning “Customers may have trouble loading channels or connecting to Slack at this time. Our team is investigating and we will follow up with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for any disruption caused.” Users began reporting issues around 10AM ET, and the company posted its first status update about the problem at 10:14AM. At first, Slack was reporting issues with connecting to the service and messaging. An update on its status page at 11:20AM ET upgraded the situation to a full-blown outage,...

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Geico data breach exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers for more than a month

Geico data breach exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers for more than a month

Filed under:The insurer notified the state of California of the breachInsurance company Geico suffered a data breach earlier this year that exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers for more than a month, according to a filed with the attorney general of California. First reported by , Geico says in the notice that it has fixed the security issue that led to the breach.“We recently determined that between January 21, 2021 and March 1, 2021, fraudsters used information about you – which they acquired elsewhere – to obtain unauthorized access to your driver’s license number through the...

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Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping app

Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping app

Filed under:The app’s functionality will be available on the Shopping tab in the web versionGoogle is shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android and directing users to its web Shopping site instead, reported. On Friday, discovered that the term “sunset” had been added to several strings of code in the Shopping app, suggesting the apps were being discontinued.A Google spokesperson told 9to5 Google that the apps will continue to function through June. “Within the next few weeks, we’ll no longer be supporting the Shopping app. All of the functionality the app offered users...

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Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and co-inventor of the PDF, has died at 81

Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and co-inventor of the PDF, has died at 81

Filed under:Geschke also was known for surviving a kidnapping attemptCharles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of Adobe who helped develop the PDF, has died at age 81, the company said in a .“This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide and hero for decades,” Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said in an email to Adobe employees.”As co-founders of Adobe, Chuck and John Warnock developed groundbreaking software that has revolutionized how people create and communicate,” Narayen said. “Chuck instilled a relentless drive for innovation in the...

Apr 18
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Twitter having a partial outage Saturday morning

Twitter having a partial outage Saturday morning

Filed under:Users on the east coast in the US started reporting problems Friday nightIt looks like problems on Twitter that began Friday night are persisting Saturday morning. People on the east coast of the US were reporting that while the page would load, they were unable to send tweets and DMs. As of 11 AM ET Saturday, the site was still experiencing issues for many users.There’s no official word on how widespread the outage is, but Twitter said Saturday it was “fixing an issue with it servers.”Twitter Support posted a brief message Friday night that it was looking into the matter, and...

Apr 17
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Bezos says Amazon workers aren’t treated like robots, unveils robotic plan to keep them working

Bezos says Amazon workers aren’t treated like robots, unveils robotic plan to keep them working

Filed under:He didn’t specifically mention the peeing in bottles, howeverAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in his as CEO that the e-commerce giant has to “do a better job for our employees.” The letter comes amid ongoing reports of untenable conditions for Amazon workers. And it outlines a strategy that seems odd for a company that has been accused of treating workers like robots: a robotic scheme that will develop new staffing schedules using an algorithm.Bezos pushed back on the idea that, according to news reports, Amazon doesn’t care for its employees. “In those reports, our employees are...

Apr 15
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Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our . Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019.By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.I Accept☰×Authorities said it took four hours to extinguish the fireAuthorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into...

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Clubhouse CEO says user data was not leaked, contrary to reports

Clubhouse CEO says user data was not leaked, contrary to reports

Filed under:Paul Davison said a report of a breach was “false”Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison said Sunday that a report claiming personal user data had been leaked was “false.” a SQL database with users’ IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum. According to Cyber News, it did not appear that sensitive user information such as credit card numbers were among the leaked info.Clubhouse did not immediately reply to a request for more information from The Verge on Sunday. But Davison said in response to a question during a town...

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Google reportedly ran secret ‘Project Bernanke’ that boosted its own ad-buying system over competitors

Google reportedly ran secret ‘Project Bernanke’ that boosted its own ad-buying system over competitors

Filed under:The information was revealed in unredacted court documentsGoogle reportedly ran a secret project called “Project Bernanke” that relied on bidding data collected from advertisers using its ad exchange to benefit the company’s own ad system, . First discovered by newswire , the name of the project was visible in an inadvertently unredacted document Google had filed as part of an antitrust lawsuit in Texas.A federal judge has since let Google refile the document under seal. But according to the Journal, “Bernanke” was not disclosed to outside advertisers, and proved lucrative for...

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Twitter censored tweets critical of India’s handling of the pandemic at its government’s request

Twitter censored tweets critical of India’s handling of the pandemic at its government’s request

Filed under:Tweets from government officials and other high-profile people were among those removedTwitter has removed more than 50 tweets critical of the Indian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and did so at the request of the Indian government. First reported by , the Indian government sent Twitter an emergency order on Friday to censor 52 tweets, according to a . The censored accounts include a sitting member of India’s Parliament, two filmmakers, an actor, and a West Bengal state minister.A Twitter spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the company may make...

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