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The brain behind a seven-year scheme around. Muhammad Fahd unlocked phones for ineligible customers who still had to pay the cost of their smartphone. AT&T says 1.9 million devices were unlocked this way, and it lost about $ 201.5 million due to the scheme.

Fahd contacted an AT&T employee and then bribed him to unlock devices until the company shut down the system. Consequently, Fahd was instructed to install malware on AT & T’s internal systems, which captured data about both the company and its employees. Fahd was charged in 2017, arrested a year later in Hong Kong and extradited to the US in 2019.

Perhaps the most staggering part of the story is the length Fahd did to keep the project going. It’s not clear if Fahd’s malware endangers any customer data, but that a scheme like this could work for so long is worrying.

– Dan Cooper

Someone stops Anish Kapoor from getting it.

Purdue University / John Underwood

Almost everyone knows that you can make your house much cooler if you paint it white, which is common in warmer countries. But now a team of scientists at Purdue University are working, which they say works so well that it could eliminate the need for air conditioning. The cover presumably reflects 98.1 percent of all solar radiation and theoretically leaves the surface cooler as the surrounding environment. If it works and is implemented properly, it can reduce the global energy bill by a significant figure.

HBO is the only ‘traditional’ broadcaster that has earned more than streamers.

Image by Jason Sudekis as Ted Lasso, provided by Apple

Apple TV +, Warner Bros.

In 2020, Apple TV + was proud to earn just the first Emmy for The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup. A year later, the budding streamer managed to take home, with an outbreak hit Ted Lasso earn himself seven of them. While HBO actually remains the best dog of this particular awards program, Netflix’s The crown won most of the big drama nods. Clearly, streaming services are engulfing the entire world, and the challenge for former blue-chip broadcasters is to somehow capture the edge of their well-meaning competitors.

September 22 is just a few days away.

Two Thunderbolt ports and a 120Hz screen.

Shadow Leak, Twitter

Microsoft has a big event on September 22, and an image posted by Twitter user Shadow_Leak, which is allegedly a shopping list, indicates major improvements. New features for the slate include a narrow frame, 120Hz screen, dual Thunderbolt ports and an 11th generation Intel Core processor. As the Surface Pro has become such a mainstay of Microsoft’s hardware range, it’s always exciting to see dramatic changes year after year.

Regulators are not happy with how Tesla operates or markets its technology.

Image of Tesla Model 3 steering wheel

Roberto Baldwin

The new head of the National Transportation Safety Board advised Tesla. In an interview, Jennifer Homendy said she’s experiencing issues with how Tesla tests, operates and markets its self-driving technology. It contains the ‘deceptive and irresponsible’ way it manages Self-management, which encourages people to ‘abuse and abuse’ it. In addition, Homendy said the company should address ‘basic safety issues’ rather than focus on new features that would be in sight. Homendy’s words do not mean much in policy yet, but it may set the tone for how the NTSB decides to deal with companies like Tesla in the future.

It’s a beauty, but it’s expensive, boy.

Image of Harley Davidson's beautiful retro e-bike

Harley Davidson

Were you disappointed when Harley-Davidson did not put an amazing, retro-inspired e-bike? Fortunately, someone at the company heard your sighs of frustration and was going to release a version called the. Unfortunately, no matter how beautiful this thing is, there is only a limited release of 650, and it costs you $ 5,999 for the privilege of owning one. But, you know, it’s pretty.

This is the conclusion of a two-year antitrust investigation

India’s competition authority has ruled that Google could eliminate potential competitors. A two-year investigation into how the search giant is doing business on the subcontinent has found the company is violating local competition law. Regulators have run into issues over how Google prevents manufacturers from using forked versions of Android, and the ‘random’ nature of Play Store policies. India joins an ever-increasing list of countries that have investigated Google’s business transactions and found that something is not right. Regulators have yet to decide whether Google’s actions were illegal and fines should be handed out, but given what happened, we should not be surprised.

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