Zoom Will Fix the Flaw That Let Hackers Hijack Webcams

After initially saying that it wouldn't issue a full fix for a vulnerability disclosed on Monday, the video conferencing service Zoom has changed course. The company now tells WIRED that it will push a patch on Tuesday to alter Zoom's functionality and eliminate the bug. You should update Zoom now. The Zoom controversy stems from the service's slippery video streaming settings that launch instantly on Macs when users join a call. Late Monday evening, the company published an extensive statement defending the practice and addressing other bugs found by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh. But it declined to fully address the concern that an attacker could distribute a malicious Zoom call URL, trick users into clicking it, and then open a …

Metallica to publish children’s book, The ABCs of Metallica

Illustrated book tells the history of the metal band, and will benefit their charity All Within My Hands Metallica, the metal band known for their toxic rivalries, substance misuse and songs entitled Leper Messiah, Harvester of Sorrow and My Friend of Misery, have entered the world of childrens publishing. The illustrated book The ABCs of Metallica will be published on 26 November, to benefit the bands charity foundation on their website, saying: Including rhymes and illustrations, The ABCs of Metallica looks back at the history of the band from, duh, A to Z! Each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along our journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets to fun facts about us. Their most recent album …

Rival ice cream men in cone-frontation

“We have tried to re-contact the informant and had no response.” Both Mr Whippy and Mr Creamy – Jahangir Rashid – have been approached by the BBC for comment. Blackburn with Darwen Council is speaking to the two men, hoping to create a thaw in relations. A council spokesman said: “We are working with the two vendors and are expecting them to cool it. “We hope they have a good summer and should be reassured that we are using all our powers to make sure this happens.”

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly to Sign With L.A. Clippers, Capping Off Wild 2019 Offseason

2019 NBA Finals MVP for the ESPN, The New York Times, and Yahoo! Sports. The reported deal has not been officially announced, but Leonards official fan page did post the Clippers logo. Before ultimately signing with the Clippers, Leonard, considered the top free agent of the 2019 offseason, had reportedly been in serious talks about canceled talks with him before they ever began. Leonards much-anticipated decision capped off a wild 2019 free-agency period that has been the subject of rampant speculation before the season even endedas several of the leagues best players contracts were up for negotiation and a complete reshuffling of the NBAs power was in order. The frantic offseason began when the New Orleans Pelicans, who selected Duke …

7 Fabulously Sexy Ways to Nurture Sexual Intimacy in Marriage

ShareTweetPinterest By Rhonda Stalb Have you ever had trouble achieving sexual intimacy with your spouse? I’ve been carrying around a secret struggle for a while. It’s been happening in my marriage more than I care to admit. This hurts because there are times when our body parts don’t respond to stimulation. And with that, comes rejection and shame. Then we argue because rejection and shame are two major triggers for me, and my husband is extremely frustrated with the whole mess. Which causes us to want to throw up our hands and give up on sex, but we can’t do that! Plus, the issue drives us both mad because…here we are…a married couple working hard together to do the right …

The 2019 Women’s World Cup Finals are here, and you can watch it for free

Thefinals have arrived, and the United States easily lived up to its role as the defending champion. Theyve also done it with a meme-worthy goal celebration and an outspokenness theyve backed up with their performance on the field. Now, theyre just one win away from becoming four-time world champs. The Netherlands stands in their way, and while theyre not ranked as highly as the French and English teams the U.S. already beat, its a compelling matchup. The Dutch front three rivals the U.S. in pace and goal-scoring, and it could easily be a close game. Heres everything you need to know about the United States vs. Netherlands at the 2019 FIFA Womens World Cup finals and how to watch the …

Volkswagens ID R electric race car keeps breaking records, this time twice at Goodwood

It took 20 years to break the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb record. And it happened twice in the same weekend. The new record holder is Volkswagen’s ID R electric race car. The vehicle, driven by driver Romain Dumas, broke the record by completing the 1.86-kilometer track (1.15 miles) at Goodwood in the south of England in 41.18 seconds. Dumas then broke his own record the following day by completing the track in 39.90 seconds. The previous record at the famous hillclimb was set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld who was driving a 780-horsepower McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 with a combustion engine. Heidfeld completed the run in 41.6 seconds. The Volkswagen ID R (and Dumas) has been on a tear as …

The Shirk Report Volume 533

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – Can a gif cause congestion? – Does anyone not do this? – Ridiculously photogenic jogger realizes mid stride what was happening – This guy is toast when he gets home | Him too – The laziest game of fetch you will ever see – Whoa – This guy got sick of people asking him for free ice cream in exchange for exposure – Subtle trolling …

In California, Its Now Illegal For Some Bots to Pretend to Be Human

An experimental California law making it illegal for some bots to masquerade as human went into effect this week. Known as the B.O.T (Bolstering Online Transparency) Act or track and report earthquakes. Others are well-loved streams of independent art projects. Twitter is widely regarded as the bot-friendliest platform. Many automated accounts flourish there but they also exist elsewhere, haunting YouTube comments and drumming up follows for wishful Instagram influencers. To avoid putting undue burden on small businesses and online communities, the law only applies to platforms with more than 10 million monthly users. Bots continue to misrepresent public sentiments and perceptions about topics, or to mute dissenting opinions and distract from current events, said California Sen. Bob Hertzberg, who introduced …

The bottle cap challenge is hereand you probably cant do it

Jason Statham is standing on a roof somewhere with tall buildings behind him. The action movie star is in a fighting stance, and hes staring down a glass bottle thats been delicately set inches away from the camera filming him. In slow motion, Statham turns in a circle and aggressively lifts his right leg. His foot grazes the bottle, and the cap that was sitting on top flies out of view. The bottle remains upright and basically untouched. Then, Statham completes his rotation and gives the beginnings of a smug, knowing smile. Hes just completed the bottle cap challenge, and hes recorded it all for Instagram. He posted the video on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, it had accumulated more than …

Kevin Durant’s Nets move changes everything except the Knicks’ incompetence

Within hours of NBA free-agency starting, the NBAs landscape changed. So its reassuring that the Knicks still have no idea how to run a basketball team in a sign-and-trade deal for Durant. This is a brutal look for the Knicks as much as its a win for the Nets. Brooklyn have focused on building slowly, methodically, around culture and young talent since the hasnt seen championship confetti since 1973 27 years before most of 2019s draftees were even born doesnt have the pulling power the fanbase and local outlets have been led to believe. There isnt enough time here to include unwilling to offer Durant a max contract given his injury status. Dolan didnt want to pay Durant a maximum …

TOUGH GUY! HuffPo dbag Christopher Mathias THRASHED so much over his vile Andy Ngo tweet he deletes (but we got it)

The Leftist media sure has done a bang-up job of making themselves look like complete and total douchebags over the past 24 hours with how they’ve responded to Antifa assaulting Andy Ngo. Helpful hint, if you think blaming Andy for getting beaten up is the right take on what happened you’re doing it wrong. Take for example Christopher Mathias, who according to his own bio is a senior reporter for Huffington Post. Senior. Think about that for a minute. This HuffPost writer @letsgomathias deleted this tweet celebrating Antifa’s “milkshaking” of a journalist. The milkshakes were lined with quicklime/quick dry concrete mix and produce chemical burns, in addition to being heavy. pic.twitter.com/orQi1ikruv — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2019 Gosh, …