Waymo Sues Uber for Trade Secret Theft on Self-Driving Cars

Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car business, Waymo, sued Uber Technologies Inc. for stealing trade secrets in the development of autonomous cars, accelerating an already-heated rivalry over the nascent technology. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, accuses several employees of Otto, a self-driving startup Uber acquired in July, of lifting technical information from Google’s autonomous car project. Read the article: Bloomberg...

ZeniMax Wants Judge to Stop Oculus from Using Its Code

Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc, which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.’s Oculus virtual reality unit and its founders for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products. Read the article: Reuters...

Fashion Site Poshmark Says Hackers Stole Funds from Accounts

Online fashion marketplace Poshmark Inc. said hackers targeted its systems and used stolen usernames and passwords to drain funds from some of its user accounts in recent days. The Redwood City, Calif., company, which functions as an online consignment shop, said several hundred active accounts were compromised and the site plans to reimburse anyone who was affected. Read the article: MarketWatch...

Researchers Find Cryptography Tech Open to ‘Collision Attack’

A cryptographic technology long central to internet security has been dealt a knockout blow by researchers at Google and a Dutch research institute. In a paper, the researchers demonstrate an attack on an algorithm called SHA-1, which has been widely used over the past 20 years to verify the authenticity of digital documents. Read the article: The Wall Street Journal...

Google Launches Tool to Help Publishers Identify ‘Toxic’ Comments

Alphabet Inc.’s Google. and subsidiary Jigsaw launched a new technology to help news organizations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely to make them leave a conversation. Read the article: Reuters...

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