OpenCore Computer courts Apple’s wrath with Velociraptor Hackintosh desktop PC

OpenCore Computer Velociraptor

A dozen years ago, someone popped up with the brilliant idea of trying to sell a computer that comes pre-installed with the macOS. The thought behind Psystar and its Mac clones was that Apple’s system are too highly priced, and the upstart thought it could attract those wanting the Mac experience without having the budget to spend on Apple’s own products. There was just one tiny problem that thinking: Apple’s end-user licensing agreement forbids the macOS from being installed on non-Apple hardware.

The result, predictably, was lawsuits and Apple eventually being able to shut down Psystar.With the legality of Apple’s license validated, it seemed like attempting to follow Psystar’s lead would be a lost cause, especially since Apple’s Boot Camp utility has allowed users to install Windows on Mac systems for well over a decade. But a new challenger has seemingly appeared out of nowhere

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Facebook says many don’t visit its platform with the intention of viewing news

The federal government is hoping to make tech giants such as Facebook and Google pay for Australian content if it is a source of profit, and the country’s consumer watchdog is leading the charge on a mandatory code of conduct to address “bargaining power imbalances” between news media businesses and digital platforms.

While Facebook doesn’t agree that it possesses unequal bargaining power compared to some of the largest media companies in Australia, it said there is a level of merit in setting regulatory frameworks to provide confidence that it is contributing “appropriately” in the Australian news ecosystem.

The social media giant used its submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Mandatory news media bargaining code Concepts paper to say it is hopeful the process will yield a “balanced, pragmatic, realistic code that does not encourage media concentration or reduce diversity and plurality in the Australian media sector”.


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100,000 cheap wireless cameras vulnerable to hacking

Consumer advocacy organisation Which? has issued a warning over the security of wireless camera brands made by China-based HiChip and urged the owners of more than 100,000 devices thought to be active in the UK to stop using their cameras immediately.

The flaws affect both the devices themselves and their accompanying CamHi smartphone app, said Which?. The organisation worked to verify the flaw alongside security researcher and camera specialist Paul Marrapese, and found it in five cameras from OEM brands Accfly, Elite Security, ieGeek, Genbolt and SV3C.

It may also exist in over 30 other brands that have been, at one time or another, sold into the UK. These include Alptop, Besdersec, COOAU, CPVAB, Ctronics, Dericam, Jennov, LETEK, Luowice, QZT and Tenvis.

Which?, working with US-based security expert Marrapese, tested and verified this security flaw in five wireless cameras from Accfly, Elite Security, ieGeek, Genbolt and SV3C – all

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