A Chinese security researcher just received Google’s largest bug bounty ever.
Google announced this week it awarded $112,500 to Guang Gong, a researcher who works for Chinese security giant Qihoo 360. It’s the largest amount Google has awarded since increasing its top payouts for bug bounties in June.
In August, Gong submitted a working remote exploit chain, or remote attack, on Google’s Pixel phone, which could be used to steal data or introduce malware onto a device. Google said on its developers blog that it patched the bug in a December update.
Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes
Called the OPod, the “tube homes” measure 100 square feet. For perspective, a standard one-car garage spans about 200 square feet.
Nigerian Student Arrested for Converting From Islam to Christianity
Security forces in Nigeria have arrested a Christian university student in the central state of Nasarawa for converting from Islam to Christianity. They also arrested the man who had taken her to a local church.
Detectives from the Department of State Security Services arrested Nabila Umar Sanda, a 19-year-old student at Bingham University, from the house of a church leader, Jeremiah Datim, and also held her 33-year-old Christian friend, Simput Dafup, who had introduced Nabila to Datim, according to World Watch Monitor.
Samantha Power Regrets
I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life,” former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. “Though none as immortalized as that one.” Wow. It’s a major concession. And what might “that one” be?
Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds
A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to new research.
Most of you know that my primary computers run Linux (Ubnutu) or Mac OS (An old version because I can’t afford to replace Vectorworks.). But over the years I’ve managed large groups of Windows computers and servers.
If you have privacy concerns with you Win computer take a look at this:
21 Settings to change in Windows 10 to to Reclaim Your Privacy
Married United Nations chief is suspended after Mail reveals ‘MeToo’-style claims that he sexually harassed a woman
Frank La Rue was relieved of his duties a day after sex pest claims were reported
Was formally suspended by the organisation’s Director-General Audrey Azoula
Mr La Rue’s publicly-funded job was to promote freedom of expression globally