Tokyo Olympics begin with muted ceremony and empty stadium AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots Unlikely partners Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout The Latest: 1st beach volleyball match canceled due to COVID UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court LeVar Burton: ‘Jeopardy!’ host gig began ‘scary,’ ended fun Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go Federal court lifts CDC rules for Florida-based cruise ships New technology propels efforts to fight Western wildfires Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team Trump inaugural committee chair to be released on $250M bail

Hacker News

BirdNet – Identify Birds by Sound My Steam Game Revenue Stats Striking to End Suicide Shifts, Frito-Lay Workers Ask People to Drop the Doritos Launch HN: Exams, tasks, K8, eCommerce, cell sites, health, data quality, travel Intrinsic, a new Alphabet company The Grayness of the Origin of Life Modern C++ for C Programmers (2018) The Chernobyl Tragedy – From the Memoirs of Nikolai Ryzhkov How to spot a good fake ID The Antikythera Mechanism – World Archaeology Researchers are pulling movements out of microfilm with digital history A contentEditable, pasted garbage and caret placement walk into a pub Show HN: Website changes design each time you blink Gordian Software (YC W19) is hiring back end engineers Released from a gag order regarding a federal investigation into a silly comment The Dig Time lapse doodle: Mark Weiser’s 1991 “Computer for the 21st Century” [video] Beating the L1 cache with value speculation The Framework Laptop is now shipping Bezos and Branson not yet astronauts, US says Old Vidme embeds turn into porn after domain purchase “I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft” (2004) The value of doing a little Floating wind turbines could rise to great heights Truman Capote and 1950s personality research (2018) Inside TikTok’s Algorithm [video] AWS's Egregious Egress Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will turn into a ‘metaverse’ Tropical Rainforest Index We’d rather have the iceberg than the ship

Ars Technica

New bill strips Facebook, Twitter of Section 230 immunity for spreading vaccine falsehoods Judges reject Viasat’s plea to stop SpaceX Starlink satellite launches AT&T nightmare: Woman had to wait 3+ months for broadband at new home PG&E likely sparks another massive fire, pledges to bury 10,000 miles of power lines Activision Blizzard sued by state agency over alleged widespread discrimination Lawsuit: eBay tried to “terrorize, stalk, and silence” couple that ran news site Catholic priest quits after “anonymized” data revealed alleged use of Grindr Biden picks Google foe to lead DOJ antitrust as it mulls plan to break up Big Tech ISPs spent $235 million on lobbying and donations, “more than $320,000 a day” How much COVID misinformation is on Facebook? Its execs don’t want to know “Clickless” exploits from Israeli firm hacked activists’ fully updated iPhones US warns China over state-sponsored hacking, citing mass attacks on Exchange Biden blasts social media after Facebook stonewalls admin over vaccine misinformation California’s ambitious fiber-Internet plan approved unanimously by legislature Delta stole its pilot’s messaging app, should pay $1 billion, lawsuit alleges US cracks down on “Fulfilled by Amazon,” citing sale of 400,000+ hazardous items Facebook advertisers are panicking after iOS cuts off key tracking data Facebook tries to beat FTC lawsuit by pushing Chair Lina Khan off the case Sweeping “Green Deal” promises to revamp EU economy, slash carbon pollution How much do you pay your ISP? Consumer Reports wants to see your bill


NSO Group CEO Says Law-Abiding Citizens Have 'Nothing To Be Afraid Of' Judges Reject Viasat's Plea To Stop SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launches CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Can Be Extradited To US California Sues Activision Blizzard Over Unequal Pay, Sexual Harassment The Inevitable Weaponization of App Data Is Here Pegasus Spyware Seller: Blame Our Customers Not Us For Hacking Judge Forces US Capitol Rioter To Unlock Laptop Seized By FBI 'Nuclear Football' Safety Procedures To Be Reassessed Serial Swatter Who Caused Death Gets Five Years In Prison FTC Formally Adopts Right To Repair Platform Telegram Founder Listed in Leaked Pegasus Project Data UK Man Arrested in Spain for Role in Twitter 2020 Hack Venmo Drops the Global Social Feed That Could Make Your Payments Visible To Strangers France Investigates Report Morocco Had Macron's Phone Hacked


EFF, ACLU Urge Appeals Court to Revive Challenge to Los Angeles’ Collection of Scooter Location Data Data Brokers are the Problem Council of Europe’s Actions Belie its Pledges to Involve Civil Society in Development of Cross Border Police Powers Treaty Venmo Takes Another Step Toward Privacy Cheers to the Winners of EFF's 13th Annual Cyberlaw Trivia Night India’s Draconian Rules for Internet Platforms Threaten User Privacy and Undermine Encryption Victory! Californians Can Now Choose Their Broadband Destiny Pegasus Project Shows the Need for Real Device Security, Accountability, and Redress for Those Facing State-Sponsored Malware Final Day: Connect to a Brighter Internet ☀️ EFF to Ninth Circuit: Recent Supreme Court Decision in Van Buren Does Not Criminalize Web Scraping Right or Left, You Should Be Worried About Big Tech Censorship What Cops Understand About Copyright Filters: They Prevent Legal Speech Don’t Let Police Arm Autonomous or Remote-Controlled Robots and Drones The Tower of Babel: How Public Interest Internet is Trying to Save Messaging and Banish Big Social Media Article 17 Copyright Directive: The Court of Justice’s Advocate General Rejects Fundamental Rights Challenge But Defends Users Against Overblocking


"Surveilling the Gamers": New research paper illustrates how video games can be exploited for illegitimate surveillance and user profiling Fingerprinting Websites Using Traffic Analysis What are privacy-respecting alternatives to Microsoft SmartScreen in Windows Defender, the Microsoft Store, and Microsoft Edge? Privacy and international travel? Very weird user appearing on Mac. Please help! Urgent! Searching for a secure dumb phone Privacy friendly apps for Android. Did Youtube stop asking for our id? How can I set push notifications in Authy for Android and iOS? Top U.S. Catholic church official resigns after cellphone data used to track him on Grindr and to gay bars An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security Good way to transfer a lot of data without third-parties? Pixel with Hardware Kill Switches Telegram founder listed in leaked Pegasus project data | United Arab Emirates

Bruce Schneier

Friday Squid Blogging: The Evolution of Squid Commercial Location Data Used to Out Priest Nasty Windows Printer Driver Vulnerability NSO Group Hacked Candiru: Another Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer Friday Squid Blogging: Giant Squid Model REvil is Off-Line Colorado Passes Consumer Privacy Law Upcoming Speaking Engagements China Taking Control of Zero-Day Exploits

Bleeping Computer

New PetitPotam attack allows take over of Windows domains Fake Windows 11 installers now used to infect you with malware MacOS malware steals Telegram accounts, Google Chrome data The Week in Ransomware - July 23rd 2021 - Kaseya decrypted Apple fixes bug that breaks iPhone WiFi when joining rogue hotspots Microsoft backtracks on Windows 11 using dark mode by default Attackers deploy cryptominers on Kubernetes clusters via Argo Workflows Twitter reveals surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate Major news sites serve porn after domain takeover Windows 11 update improves taskbar, Microsoft Store and more Kaseya obtains universal decryptor for REvil ransomware victims Akamai DNS global outage takes down major websites, online services Ransomware gang breached CNA’s network via fake browser update