Some freelance hackers get paid $500,000 a year to test defenses of companies like Tesla

Some freelance hackers get paid $500,000 a year to test defenses of companies like Tesla

Freelance elite hackers can make more than $500,000 a year searching for security flaws and reporting those issues at big companies like Tesla and organizations like the Department of Defense, according to new data released by ethical hacking platform Bugcrowd. The company, founded in 2012, is one of a handful of so-called "bug bounty" firms that provide a platform for hackers to safely chase security flaws at companies that want to be tested.

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A person dressed up like the Monopoly man is sat behind Google’s CEO as he testified in Congress

A person dressed up like the Monopoly man is sat behind Google's CEO as he testified in Congress

A person dressed as the mustachioed character from the popular game Monopoly was back in congress on Tuesday for Google CEO Sundar Pichai's hearing in front of the House Judiciary Committee. The self-dubbed Monopoly Man, identified as Ian Madrigal on social media, first made their debut at the Senate's Equifax hearings last year. Madrigal, who recently changed their name from Amanda Werner and uses gender neutral pronouns, said in a statement on Twitter that they were holding a "Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card" at the Google hearing.

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Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music subscribers as holiday promotion

Apple offering discounts on HomePod to Apple Music subscribers as holiday promotion

Apple is currently sending out emails to Apple Music subscribers with promo codes to buy a brand new HomePod with a significant discount. So far, UK customers are receiving codes worth £50, bringing the price of a HomePod down to £269 direct from Apple. A £50 discount beats average eBay prices. Some third-party outlets are selling HomePod as low as $250 and we’re seeing it for even less at 9to5Toys, so the deal isn’t unprecedented, but represents a significant discount from Apple itself. It’s not yet clear if Apple will also be sending out these emails to other regions like the US.

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Apple reported to use new touch-integrated OLED screens to make 2019 iPhone thinner and lighter

Apple reported to use new touch-integrated OLED screens to make 2019 iPhone thinner and lighter

A supply-chain report says that Apple will be using a new form of screen technology to make at least one of its 2019 iPhone models thinner and lighter — a trend Apple has bucked with recent flagship versions. The report says that Apple has decided to use touch-integrated flexible OLED panels, which have a different construction to current iPhone screens … Current screens use a separate touch-sensitive layer sitting on top of the display itself. By integrating touch-sensitivity into the OLED screen, it will allow devices to be somewhat thinner and lighter.

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Swarms of bionic bees could monitor farms with electronic backpacks

Swarms of bionic bees could monitor farms with electronic backpacks

As clever as we humans like to think we are, plenty of things we invent have already been done more effectively by nature. Our drones are pretty handy, but nature's drones – bees – are far more efficient. Rather than building our own buzzing robots from scratch, researchers at the University of Washington have created tiny suites of sensors that bees can wear like backpacks, to help gather data from their environment.

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Andrea planned to spend $80k on Russian treatment, then a Sydney doctor made an offer

Andrea planned to spend $80k on Russian treatment, then a Sydney doctor made an offer

As a 31-year-old mother of two, being told to prepare for life in a wheelchair was not part of Andrea Zorbalas's life plan. But in late 2010, when the words "you have multiple sclerosis" came out of her doctor's mouth, her life changed forever. "It was devastating," Ms Zorbalas said. "I had a young family to look after. "The doctors said that I basically had 10 years before I was in a wheelchair because the MS was so aggressive."

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Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin

Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin

Google’s annual Year in Search is more than a digital record of the events, stories and phenomena that captured our attention over 12 months. It’s a reckoning, or computation, on what mattered to society in any given year — and sometimes even signal where it’s headed.

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Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin

Google’s year in search 2018: the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin

Google’s annual Year in Search is more than a digital record of the events, stories and phenomena that captured our attention over 12 months. It’s a reckoning, or computation, on what mattered to society in any given year — and sometimes even signal where it’s headed.

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