Monthly archives: March, 2018

US to demand visa applicants turn over social media history

The Trump administration wants to extend its practice of “extreme vetting” to everyone seeking a non-immigrant visa. Instead of specifically discriminating against people traveling from countries it’s declared tied to terrorism, it’ll instead utilize a more evenly distributed form of discrimination against non-Americans. According to documents set to publish in The Federal Register, if you …

MyFitnessPal breach compromises 150 million user accounts

Under Armour began notifying users today about a data breach that compromised 150 million accounts on its popular lifestyle app, MyFitnessPal — a free calorie counter and exercise journal available on both iOS and Android. The company first learned of the breach today and acted quickly to notify users via both email and in-app notifications. …

TLDR: Big week for Bill Gates, Trump vs. Amazon, electric ferries and an Apple AirPods giveaway

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today’s featured stories ‘A little nerdy, a little smart’: Bill Gates relates, and has a blast in ‘Big Bang Theory’ …

Tech industry’s cavalier and arrogant attitude foments backlash but started long before Trump, top execs say

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and Microsoft board member John Stanton discuss tech and politics at the Alliance of Angels 20th anniversary gala. (GeekWire Photo / John Cook) Big tech companies have ascended to a position of extraordinary power by finding creative ways to sell customer data, moving at a breakneck pace and developing new innovations …