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Sunday May 6, 2018. 10:10 PM
An anonymous reader writes: 'An Argentinian security researcher named Ezequiel Fernandez has published a powerful new tool yesterday that can easily extract plaintext credentials for various DVR brands and grant attackers access to those systems, and inherently the video...
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Tom's Guide gives us some perspective on just how big of a cultural phenomenon the game Fortnite is: 'if Fortnite were a website, it would be one of the top five in the United States.' From the report: Take a quick look at Alexa's list of top U.S. websites, and you'll see...
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Google announced new policies Friday that will require advertisers to prove they are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident when buying election ads. 'Under the new guidelines, Google will ask advertisers -- be they individuals, organizations, or political action committees -- ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The UK's car industry has hit out at the government over unconfirmed reports ministers will target hybrid vehicles as part of a new emissions crackdown. New cars unable to do at least 50 miles on electric power may be banned...
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Jon Russell and Mike Butcher from TechCrunch report of the mess that is Telegram's billion-dollar initial coin offering (ICO): Telegram's ICO was supposed to be a record-breaker to develop a platform that brings the decentralized internet to life. Instead, it has become a...
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In a blog post on Thursday, Google announced that their smart assistant is now compatible with more than 5,000 devices. That's up from the 1,500 devices it worked with back in January. The Verge reports: According to Google, it's a list made up of a huge variety of products, ...
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In a blog post on Thursday, Google announced that their smart assistant is now compatible with more than 5,000 devices. That's up from the 1,500 devices it worked with back in January. The Verge reports: According to Google, it's a list made up of a huge variety of products, ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Researchers said Chinese intelligence officers are behind almost a decade's worth of network intrusions that use advanced malware to penetrate software and gaming companies in the US, Europe, Russia, and elsewhere. The...
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An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Researchers have found eight new flaws in computer central processing units that resemble the Meltdown and Spectre bugs revealed in January, a German computing magazine reported on Thursday. The magazine, called c't, said it was aware of...
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Three executives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube appeared at Stanford to discuss free speech in the social media age, with one law professor raising concerns about how the online giants are curating their services. All three tech executives talked about increasing...
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Slashdot reader krisdickie is a developer for embedded devices (and many other systems), and spends a lot of time being proactive about security. This is obviously important, and I don't necessarily see it as a distraction, but rather a complex problem that has some added...
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Virgin Hyperloop One just announced that they're teaming with the supply-chain firm DP World to build hyperloop-enabled cargo systems. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Called DP World Cargospeed, the venture claims it will be able to 'deliver freight at the speed of flight...
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Long-time Slashdot reader Mr_Blank quotes the senior science writer at FiveThirtyEight on a new type of privacy violation: It's what happens when one person's voluntary disclosure of personal information exposes the personal information of others who had no say in the...
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A recent Bloomberg article describes Elon Musk's 'bizarre' conference call on Wednesday -- and its aftermath on Wall Street. Elon Musk told investors not to buy Tesla Inc. shares if they can't stomach volatility. They got the message. The comments -- part of a bizarre,...
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Saturday May 5, 2018. 11:34 PM
An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: Microsoft's patches for the Meltdown vulnerability have had a fatal flaw all these past months, according to Alex Ionescu, a security researcher with cyber-security firm Crowdstrike. Only patches for Windows 10 versions were...
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'Are you tired of your existing compilers? Want fresh new language features and better optimizations?' asks an announcement on the GCC mailing list touting 'a major release containing substantial new functionality not available in GCC 7.x or previous GCC releases.' An...
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'Apple executive Eddy Cue will be questioned by Qualcomm's lawyers as part of a legal battle between the companies over billions of dollars in patents and licensing fees,' reports Bloomberg. 'On Friday, San Diego Federal Judge Mitchell D. Dembin ordered Cue to be deposed in...
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Friday May 4, 2018. 11:25 PM
HTC has begun to ramp up marketing campaign for its next major smartphone release, teasing that they will be making a proper announcement on May 23rd. From a report: In an email sent to the press this morning and posted on their website, HTC posted a photo of neatly laid out ...
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Apple might have some explaining to do if a recent petition against its MacBook Pro continues to gain steam. From a report: A petition surfaced this week on Change.org that calls on Apple to recall MacBook Pro units released since late 2016 over what the petition author...
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Wednesday May 2, 2018. 02:45 AM
Apple today reported revenue and profit that beat analysts' estimates and projected continued sales momentum. The results come amid reports that demand for its flagship iPhone X have fallen. Bloomberg reports: Apple revenue rose 16 percent to $61.1 billion in the fiscal...
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