• Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

    Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented her breasts, suggested she should accompany him to strip clubs and texted her at 2 a.m. while on a work trip asking her to meet him for drinks. Ward said her supervisor and other men routinely met with clients at bars and strip clubs, excluding women from important business.

  • China says U.S. putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade

    A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's goods. When the talks can restart would depend on the "will" of the United States, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said at a news conference in Beijing. U.S. tariffs on $200 billion (£152.6 billion) worth of Chinese goods and retaliatory taxes by Beijing on $60 billion worth of U.S. products including liquefied natural gas (LNG) kicked in on Monday, unnerving global financial markets.

  • Michael Kors makes high-end fashion statement with $2.2 billion Versace buy

    Michael Kors agreed to buy luxury designer Versace for 1.83 billion euros (1.67 billion pounds) including debt on Tuesday, as the U.S. fashion group positions itself to take on larger European rivals. Michael Kors, whose namesake label is best known for its leather handbags, has made no secret of its ambition to widen its customer base and its portfolio of high-end brands after buying British stiletto-heel maker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion last year. The bet on Versace comes as the U.S. group looks to refresh the more downmarket image of the Michael Kors brand and recover some of its pricing power.

  • This fashion show featured triple-breasted models

    Three's a crowd? Milan Fashion Week made a case for futuristic breast prosthetics with "Total Recall" vibes.

  • Britney Spears to pay Kevin Federline more in child support after months-long court battle

    Attorneys for Britney Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline have agreed in a new, confidential deal that she will pay "thousands more" per month, according to the Blast.

  • The Galaxy S10 won’t be Samsung’s first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor

    Much to our surprise, Samsung unveiled its first smartphone featuring three cameras on the back a few days ago. We expected the Galaxy S10 to be the first device with a three-camera setup, and we also thought the Galaxy S10 would be the first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor embedded into the screen, but it looks like that may no longer be the case. Quoting popular leakers from China, SmartPrix says Samsung made a phone for China codenamed “Phoenix.” The handset will launch in two varieties including Galaxy P30 and Galaxy P30+ and feature an LCD screen rather than OLED. https://twitter.com/MMDDJ_/status/1037354256087433221 From the sounds of it, the Galaxy P30 line is supposed to be a new Samsung mid-range series. That also means the fingerprint sensor will be the optical kind rather than ultrasonic. Previous reports said the Galaxy S10 would feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, a component no other competing device currently has. https://twitter.com/MMDDJ_/status/1042793035531079680 Assuming this Galaxy P30 series is real, we can’t but notice that Samsung seems to be going directly after one of its biggest competitors right now, and the largest smartphone vendor in China, Huawei. https://twitter.com/MMDDJ_/status/1044168677988462592 The chosen name is brilliant trolling from Samsung. Huawei’s P20 Pro is Huawei’s latest flagship handset, which should be followed by a P30 version next year. By choosing Galaxy P30 as the name of this rumored China-only smartphone, Samsung might be going after Huawei’s P brand, looking to cause some confusion among buyers who aren’t necessarily tech-savvy. It’s unclear when the Galaxy P30 line will launch, but the Galaxy S10 is going to hit stores at some point in the first quarter next year, with an announcement coming at CES 2019 at the earliest.

  • Google Chrome change sets off firestorm with ‘serious implications for privacy and trust’

    Google's latest Chrome release has set off major privacy alarm bells. In a blog post over the weekend, cryptographer and Johns Hopkins University professor Matthew Green penned a scathing blog post about the new version of Chrome in which he announces, right off the top via the headline, that he is completely done with Chrome. The reason? "A few weeks ago," he writes, "Google shipped an update to Chrome that fundamentally changes the sign-in experience. From now on, every time you log into a Google property (for example, Gmail), Chrome will automatically sign the browser into your Google account for you. It’ll do this without asking, or even explicitly notifying you. (However, and this is important: Google developers claim this will not actually start synchronizing your data to Google - yet.)" There's already been some intense back-and-forth about what all this means on Hacker News. Likewise, the tech press has been all over this today. For his part, Green's frustration is the result of several key things: One, he argues: Nobody on the Chrome development team "can provide a clear rationale for why this change was necessary, and the explanations they’ve given don’t make any sense." Adrienne Porter Felt, a Google engineer and manager for the Chrome browser, took to Twitter today to try and offer some context. A Mashable piece summarizes her argument as basically that "Google decided to make this change... to put an end to any confusion users may have had when trying to sign out of public or shared devices. Basically, Google tied Chrome and Google accounts together so you wouldn’t sign into a service on Chrome and accidentally sync information with someone else’s account." Here's Adrienne herself: https://twitter.com/__apf__/status/1044109898013765632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1044110030092460032&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Farticle%2Fgoogle-chrome-69-forced-login%2F Which now brings us back to Green, who says, sure -- if you're already signed into Chrome and a friend shares your computer, you definitely don't want to accidentally have your friend's Google cookies get uploaded into your account. "But note something critical about this scenario," Green writes. "In order for this problem to apply to you, you already have to be signed into Chrome. There is absolutely nothing in this problem description that seems to affect users who chose not to sign into the browser in the first place. "So if signed-in users are your problem, why would you make a change that forces unsigned-in users to become signed-in? I could waste a lot more ink wondering about the mismatch between the stated 'problem' and the 'fix', but I won’t bother: because nobody on the public-facing side of the Chrome team has been able to offer an explanation that squares this circle." His whole post is worth a read in full. This part probably best sums up his post -- and the same reason for other hand-wringing in various outlets today about the new Chrome release: "In 'basic browser mode,'" he says, "your data is stored locally. In 'signed-in' mode, your data gets shipped to Google’s servers. This is easy to understand. If you want privacy, don’t sign in. But what happens if your browser decides to switch you from one mode to the other, all on its own?" It even gives a former Googler pause: https://twitter.com/lcamtuf/status/1043338876297728000 And let's not forget, this is the same company that landed in hot water last month for tracking user location history even after users make it clear they don't want that to occur. Meaning, 'trust us' becomes an increasingly harder pill to swallow for some people.