The Cash app’s parent company is now running its own bank

  • March 2, 2021
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and Square, tweeted today that the "Bank now open." What he's referring to is that now, about a year after receiving FDIC approval, Square Financial Services has begun operations. Operating as a subs…

Apple reopens all 270 of its US stores, for now

  • March 1, 2021
For the first time in nearly a year, all 270 Apple Stores in the US are open. When the pandemic first made its way stateside and Apple announced it was temporarily closing some of its retail locations, the company said the plan was to start reopening…

Gab data breach may include 70GB of data on 15,000 users

  • March 1, 2021
Right-wing social media network Gab appears to have suffered an extensive data breach. According to Wired, a self-proclaimed hacktivist who goes by the handle “JaXpArO” obtained more than 70GB of data on the platform’s users through a SQL injection v…

Social media bots may have fuelled the GameStop stock frenzy

  • February 28, 2021
The GameStop stock frenzy appears to largely have been the product of Reddit users and trading apps like Robinhood, but some of its contributors might not have been human. According to Reuters, cybersecurity firm PiiQ Media has determined that people…

Watch Rivian test its R1T electric truck in extreme cold weather

  • February 28, 2021
If Rivian's R1T is going to live up to its electric adventure truck image, it's going to have to survive conditions that could leave other EVs crying for mercy… and it might just manage that. As Electrek notes, the startup has shared detail…