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Thursday April 27, 2017. 07:03 AM
'You shall not use the silhouette of any fruit' commands Cupertino idiot tax operation In the never-ending effort by Apple to think higher of itself, the computer giant has opposed a trademark featuring the silhouette of a pear.…
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The President of the United States earlier today said these very words. Peter Serafinowicz just sassified them. (more…)
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Ajit Pai, the newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission under Donald Trump, today announced his plans to undo government oversight of broadband ISPs, and destroy Net Neutrality. (more…)
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Vietnam's government today said Facebook has promised to work with the communist nation to prevent the publication and distribution of banned online content. (more…)
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Verizon's Data Breach Incident Report for 2017 has a few key takeaways worth noting for healthcare and the education sectors.
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Samsung Electronics said Thursday it was planning to launch in the second half of this year a new flagship phone, leading to speculation that the company is planning an alternative to the ill-fated Galaxy Note7 that had to be recalled last year.The launch of a new flagship...
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Cisco won't blink, but high-frequency traders may get twitchy Australian company Exablaze has released a switch with claimed latency of just 49 nanoseconds.…
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A woman in Newport Beach was raped by her Uber driver on the way home from a social gathering, according to charges filed by prosecutors in Southern California on Wednesday. (more…)
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schwit1 quotes a report from Irish Independent: The authors, led by Dr Aseem Malhotra, from Lister Hospital, Stevenage, wrote: 'Despite popular belief among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong.' Dr...
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Five nasties await netadmins Admins of SolarWinds system management systems can block out a biggish chunk of their diaries to implement a bunch of serious patches.…
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‘Antbleed’ attack could crock 70 per cent of all mining. Time to try another flavour? A new branded bug (sigh) has landed, specific to an ASIC-based Bitcoin miner: dubbed “Antbleed”, it allows remote shutdown of hardware sold by a company called 'Bitmain'.…
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Boffins turned up hard-coded password in ancient controllers General Electric is pushing patches for protection relay bugs that, if exploited, could open up transmission systems to a grid-scale attack.…
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 27, 2017 is available.
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An anonymous reader writes: In 1992, archaeologists working a highway construction site in San Diego County found the partial skeleton of a mastodon, an elephant-like animal now extinct. Mastodon skeletons aren't so unusual, but there was other strange stuff with it. 'The...
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Distro download servers are too hard to run and users ignore them anyway Debian is shutting down its public File Transfer Protocol (FTP) services, because hardly anybody uses them any more and they're hard to operate and maintain.…
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An anonymous reader writes: 'A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay $275 for 'testing their DDoS protection systems,' reports Bleeping...
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Centre for Internet Safety calls for consumer safeguards Default passwords, unpatched firmware, unencrypted traffic: according to a report from a Canberra University research organisation, Australia's smart electricity meter rollouts are characterised by n00b-level security...
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adeelarshad82 writes from a report via The Week: The prospect of cities becoming sentient is 'fast becoming the new reality,' according to one paper. Take Tel Aviv for example, where everyone over the age of 13 can receive personalized data, such as traffic information, and...
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Another reason to feel queasy when leaving – bank-card-stealing malware The last quarter has been a trying one for Mexican fast-food chain Chipotle. People are returning to its restaurants after the great 2015 E coli outbreak, but now customers are being struck by a...
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Summer is right around the corner, meaning the temperatures in many places will begin rising to uncomfortable levels. It's funny -- in the winter, many people get cold and dream of summer, and once that season comes, they complain about the hot weather. There' s just no...
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