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Preorders are open in Europe for the Honda E city car, not that we're jealous or anything     – Roadshow
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That’s a total lie, we’re very jealous and we want it to come to the US.

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NASA's moon mission hits a roadblock as additional funding rejected     – CNET
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Will NASA return to the moon by 2024? With a cash top up to accelerate development denied, it feels less and less likely.

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Instagram website leaked phone numbers and emails for months, researcher says     – CNET
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The flaw made the information easy to scrape and turn into a database.

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Apple Agrees To Notify iPhone Users If iOS Updates Will Affect Performance, UK Watchdog Says
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A UK watchdog group said on Wednesday that Apple has agreed to clearly notify consumers if future iOS software updates slow down or change the performance of an iPhone. CNBC reports: The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority investigated the issue after Apple said in early 2018 that it had deliberately slowed down processor speeds through […]

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Huawei Executive Accused of Helping Steal Trade Secrets
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CNEX Labs, a Silicon Valley startup backed by Microsoft and Dell, is accusing high-level Huawei executive Eric Xu of participating in a conspiracy to steal its trade secrets (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), reports The Wall Street Journal. From a report: The Journal quotes a newly released hearing transcript that offers some details in a […]

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Anti-abortion clinics that try to trick women face new Google ad policy
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Enlarge / MONTGOMERY, Ala. – MAY 19, 2019: A protestor dressed as a character from the Hulu TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, walks back to her car after participating in a rally against one of the nation’s most restrictive bans on abortions. (credit: Getty | Julie Bennett) […]

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Billion-year-old fossils may be early fungus
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Enlarge (credit: Loron, et. al.) When did the first complex multicellular life arise? Most people, being a bit self-centered, would point to the Ediacaran and Cambrian, when the first animal life appeared and then diversified. Yet studies of DNA suggest that fungi may have originated far earlier than animals. When it comes to a fossil […]

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Serial publisher of Windows 0-days drops exploits for 3 more unfixed flaws
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Enlarge (credit: SandboxEscaper) A serial publisher of Microsoft zeroday vulnerabilities has dropped exploit code for three more unpatched flaws, marking the seventh time the unknown person has done so in the past year. Technical details of the vulnerabilities, along with working proof-of-concept exploits, are the work of someone using the moniker SandBoxEscaper. A local privilege-escalation […]

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Many Google Duplex calls are from real people instead of AI
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Google's Duplex reservations might be more widely available, but that doesn't mean the AI is ready to handle every call. The company has confirmed to the New York Times that about 25 percent of the Assistant-based calls start with a human in a call…

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