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Thursday May 30, 2019. 12:03 AM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Uber is now requiring the same good behavior from riders that it has long expected from its drivers. Uber riders have always had ratings, but they were never really at risk of deactivation -- until now. Starting today,...
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Wednesday May 29, 2019. 11:25 PM
A California lobbyist for Chevron is urging retirees of the oil company in Arizona to oppose electric-car policies, saying the vehicles are too expensive for most people and should not be promoted. From a report: A handful of people who either retired from Chevron or from...
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Call it a rebranding of 'energy dominance.' From a report: In a press release published on Tuesday, two Department of Energy officials used the terms 'freedom gas' and 'molecules of US freedom' to replace your average, everyday term 'natural gas.' The press release was...
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An anonymous reader writes: iRobot today launched two new robots: the Roomba s9+ robot vacuum cleaner and the Braava jet m6 robot mop. The Roomba s9+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal starts at $1,299. The Roomba s9 without the Clean Base starts at $999....
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Twitter is conducting in-house research to better understand how white nationalists and supremacists use the platform. From a report: The company is trying to decide, in part, whether white supremacists should be banned from the site or should be allowed to stay on the...
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Trailrunner7 shares a report: All of the current versions of Docker have a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to get read-write access to any path on the host server. The weakness is the result of a race condition in the Docker software and while there's a fix in the...
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Huawei is stepping up its fight against American bans. From a report: The tech giant has motioned for a summary judgment in its lawsuit to invalidate Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, arguing that it violates the 'Bill of Attainder, Due Process and...
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'The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it,' said Internet pioneer John Gilmore in a 1993 Time magazine article about a then-ungoverned place called 'cyberspace.' How times have changed. From a report: In April, Sri Lankan authorities blocked its citizens' ...
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Flipboard, a news aggregator service and mobile news app, notified users this week of a security incident during which hackers had access to internal systems for more than nine months. From a report: In a series of emails seen by ZDNet that the company sent out to impacted...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Every week millions of these requests are sent to hosting platforms, as well as third-party services, such as search engines. Quite a few of the major players, including Twitter, Google, and Bing, publish these requests online. However,...
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As it faces both an antitrust lawsuit with huge implications and a formal EU investigation over its App Store tactics, Apple today defended itself against Spotify and other critics of the company's massively successful software storefront. From a report: 'Today, the App...
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Drones have become an increasingly popular tool for industry and government. But the Department of Homeland Security is warning that drones manufactured by Chinese companies could pose security risks, including that the data they gather could be stolen. From a report: The...
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Microsoft still hasn't officially confirmed the existence of its rumored Windows Lite operating system, but the software giant is dropping some pretty big hints about the future of Windows today. From a report: Nick Parker, Microsoft's corporate vice president of consumer...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Sony is quietly launching a chip that could change how e-bikes, cars, street lamps and all kinds of other connected devices can relay information. The module, when installed on any IoT object, will allow it send data to...
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sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Although it's well-known that concrete-rich cities are often several degrees hotter than the leafy suburbs, scientists have now determined that cities are also capable of prolonging their own cloud cover. By studying...
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SpaceX's Starlink satellites -- recently launched from Cape Canaveral last week -- may obstruct the view of the universe, posing serious problems for astronomers. It's not much of a problem now as there are only 60 satellites at present, but eventually that number will reach ...
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dryriver shares a report from The Guardian: It was the evolutionary leap that defined the species: while other apes ambled around on all fours, the ancestors of humans rose up on two legs and, from that lofty position, went on to conquer the world. The benefits of standing...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Thurrott: Microsoft started testing a new Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium a little while ago. The company has been releasing new canary and dev builds for the browser over the last few weeks, and the preview is actually...
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Samsung on Tuesday announced the launch of two new chips that it says will support secure, fast-charging USB-C power delivery controllers. 'One of them, the SE8A, is what the company calls the industry's first solution that combines a power delivery controller and Secure...
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According to a peer-reviewed paper revealed this week, Google is continuing its experiments into the controversial science of cold fusion -- the theory that nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can produce energy in a table-top experiment at room temperature....
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