Delivery apps are giving restaurants a fighting chance… or are they?

Why it matters: The restaurant and catering industries are under extreme pressure from the coronavirus crisis, which has led to a rallying cry by delivery apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub for people to use them to support their favorite dining places. But as these services have seen a boom in their business, they’ve refused to lower their commissions and give independent restaurants a break.

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on many industries, from retail and transportation to travel to almost everything under the hospitality umbrella — theme parks, big events, and along with them a myriad of small businesses that depended on their continued existence to sustain their livelihoods. Movie theaters, film production, automakers, construction and the tech sectors have also seen major disruptions in their activity.

As travel restrictions have given way to recommendations to practice social distancing and even outright lockdown orders, there is one small slice of those industries that is booming. Food and grocery delivery services have seen downloads and engagement rates for their apps go through the roof.

The concept of helping people who want to have their meals or groceries brought to their door while they focus on

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Intel Core i9-10900K, Core i7-10700K and Core i5-10600K marketing slides surface online

In brief: Intel’s upcoming 10th generation Comet Lake-S CPUs are reportedly coming at the end of this month, and judging by several leaked promotional slides, they should be the best Skylake refinement the company can make before moving on to a new architecture step on its desktop CPUs.

This past week Intel unveiled the 10th generation, Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-end laptops, sparking gamers and creators’ enthusiasm with potent silicon that breaks the 5 GHz speed barrier inside a 45 W thermal envelope.

Of course, people have also been waiting for a while now to see the desktop variants in all their glory. After all, these will require new motherboards with LGA 1200 sockets, so everyone wants to know if they’re worth upgrading to.

The new processors are reportedly slated for an April 30 announcement, and the marketing materials have already leaked online.

As expected, the i9-10900K seems to be a 10-core processor with a base clock of 3.7 Ghz and the ability to boost up to 5.3 Ghz using Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) technology. This appears to be an exclusive feature of all 10th generation i9 variants. The i9-10900K is expected to have a TDP of 125W,

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Facebook wanted to buy Pegasus spyware in 2017 to monitor iPhone users

A hot potato: Facebook sued spyware firm NSO Group in October 2019 for enabling a precisely-targeted attack on several WhatsApp users by means of fake servers and explointing a VoIP-related vulnerability in WhatsApp. Now NSO says Facebook tried to buy its Pegasus spyware tool long before caring for its users getting hacked.

An ongoing court battle has surfaced an interesting piece of information that, if proven true, could result in another scar on Facebook’s public image.

Back in October 2019, Facebook sued Israeli firm NSO group for allegedly facilitating a hack on several high-profile WhatsApp users on behalf of unnamed government clients. This involved a sophisticated attack that used fake WhatsApp servers in order to make the target devices easier to breach.

NSO is known for licensing its infamous Pegasus spyware tool to whomever wants the ability to steal data from your Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook accounts, not to mention everything that’s stored on your phone.

Court documents filed this week and spotted by Vice have revealed that Facebook representatives approached NSO in 2017 with the intention of using their software on iPhone and iPad users.

Interestingly, the social giant had very little interest in using it as hacking

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US attorney and FBI warn that ‘Zoom bombing’ a federal offense

Why it matters: With an unprecedented number of people working, schooling, and socializing from home, there are a lot more victims for cybercriminals to target. However, even playing a seemingly harmless prank on unsuspecting victims can result in fines and prison time under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Federal prosecutors have put pranksters and hackers on notice: If you are thinking about “Zoom bombing” — don’t. Zoom bombing is where someone barges in on a video conference and displays porn or some other disruptive content. According to the Department of Justice, such acts are a federal offense and subject to harsh fines and imprisonment.

“You think Zoom bombing is funny? Let’s see how funny it is after you get arrested,” Matthew Schneider, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said in a DoJ press release. “If you interfere with a teleconference or public meeting in Michigan, you could have federal, state, or local law enforcement knocking at your door.”

The warning comes as the Zoom video conferencing app has exploded in popularity. The tool’s user base has grown 20-fold to over 200 million in just over three months, causing the company to freeze feature development to fix security

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Project Tempo is Amazon’s competitor to Google Stadia

Why it matters: Google, Nvidia, and to an extent Microsoft have all thrown their hats into the ring for cloud game streaming. However, Amazon is the market leader in cloud computing so it stands to reason that the company would develop a cloud gaming solution. Amazon is hoping that its focus on cloud gaming and game development combined with its Twitch dominance will bring more gamers into the Amazon ecosystem.

Cloud gaming is slowly becoming a thing with big tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Sony, and Nvidia all having some version of the technology. Amazon is also poised to leverage its vast cloud infrastructure to include gaming. However, Amazon is not only doing cloud gaming according to the New York Times, but wants to expand into game development as well.

Unlike Microsoft’s xCloud or Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Project Tango is more like Google Stadia in that all gaming is done wholly in the cloud. There will be no downloads or physical hardware needed to play, just an internet connection to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

However, Amazon’s ambitions aren’t limited to allowing customers to game anywhere they want. The company is looking to push into game development itself. The company

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