Former Theranos executive Sunny Balwani is sentenced to almost 13 years in prison

/ The former Theranos president and COO was convicted of misleading both investors and patients. Photo: Getty Images Ramesh Balwani has been sentenced to 155 months, or just under 13 years, in prison, according to The New York Times. Like his former business partner, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, he’s due another three years of supervised […]

How to enable end-to-end encryption for your iCloud backups

/ Apple’s new Advanced Data Protection can add a robust layer of security to your iCloud backups. Your iCloud data is about to get a lot more secure.Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge With iOS 16.2, Apple is bringing advanced security features to more of your data. Among other things, it is adding highly […]

Indiana sues TikTok for misleading users on child safety and data security

/ Other states have started banning the app on government devices. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Indiana’s attorney general filed a pair of lawsuits against TikTok on Wednesday, accusing the company of misleading users about its ties to the Chinese government and showing mature content to minors, as first reported by The New […]

Dish’s $25-a-month Boost Infinite plan is now out in beta

/ You may now be able to try the carrier’s flagship cell plan, but it’s not exactly what we were expecting in its current state. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Dish has launched the beta for its Boost Infinite postpaid cell plan, which promises “Unlimited data, talk, and text” for $25 a month. […]

Elden Ring adds new hairstyles, still forgets the Black ones

/ Elden Ring’s new patch also includes a PVP colosseum and some weapon balance changes. Image: From Software It’s a dangerous endeavor to boot up Elden Ring right now. There’s a short lull in the holiday release season, so it would be very, very easy for me to be lured back to the Lands Between, where […]

Epic adds new for-kids accounts in Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guys

/ The new ‘Cabined Accounts’ will let you play the games but without chat until a parent or guardian gives their consent. A screenshot from Fortnite.Image: Epic Games Epic Games is introducing a new type of account for kids playing its online multiplayer games. The new accounts, called Cabined Accounts, have some restrictions until a […]

Now your security system is as smart as your thermostat

/ A new Smart Arming feature for Alarm.com systems should make it slightly harder for you to trip your alarm by mistake. A new feature from Alarm.com knows when to arm and disarm your security system so you don’t have to.Image: Alarm.com Millions of smart home security systems are getting a bit smarter this week. […]

DC sues Amazon for “stealing” $60 million in tips from Flex drivers

/ Attorney General Karl Racine seeks to impose penalties a 2021 FTC agreement couldn’t. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has sued Amazon for using drivers’ tips to pay their standard wages, attempting to exact a punishment that federal consumer protection agencies couldn’t. Amazon settled with the […]

Rejoice nerds: you can finally stay in a genuine Hobbit hole

/ Yes, that’d be on the actual Hobbiton Movie Set in New Zealand, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. This isn’t some unofficial recreation — overnight bookings are available for the genuine Hobbiton movie set in New Zealand for the first time ever.Image: Larnie Nicolson / Airbnb In […]