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Wednesday July 18, 2018. 12:31 AM
Fathom Information Design created an interactive website called Fakebook that presents a bunch of Facebook ads purchased by Russia-linked agents, showing the intended audiences for the ads. Is their any reason to doubt that the Russians are still buying Facebook ads designed ...
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schwit1 shares an excerpt from an in-depth report via ProPublica and NPR, which have been investigating for the past year the various tactics the health insurance industry uses to maximize its profits: A future in which everything you do -- the things you buy, the food you...
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Man admits to selling remote access malware used by morons for spying A US software developer has admitted to selling and supporting spyware after originally claiming his remote access tool was legitimate admin software.…
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There have been a lot of iconic images offering the FEELING of a NYC subway ride. The goth woman and her raven, and the Ramones and their guitars are the first to come to mind. Taking photos of people riding the subway is likely on par with photographers crapping out another ...
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “I sure do love reading Geek.com’s thoughts on the latest video games but is there a way I could watch them play the latest video games?” Well […] The post Geek Plays: Octopath Traveler appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - Jul 18, 12:00 AM
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Tuesday July 17, 2018. 11:50 PM
Slashdot readers hyperclocker and Hallux-F-Sinister have shared news about Walmart's new strategy to take on Amazon. In a nutshell, Walmart will use more of Microsoft's cloud services and work with the company on AI and machine learning projects. The goal is to reduce its...
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Decades ago, Section 230 gave tech companies sweeping power to police content on their platforms. Now some lawmakers want that power back.
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It’s looking like Warner Bros. and DC are going all out for Comic Con 2018. In a rare year where Marvel won’t be hogging the spotlight, the DCEU can really shine. The big […] The post DCEU News: Aquaman Prepares for SDCC, Birds of Prey Identified, & More appeared first on...
    Geek - Jul 17, 11:15 PM
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Curlicuecal has a PhD in entomology and did graduate work on ant behavior. Recently Curlicuecal rated ant emojis from Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and other companies on their Tumblr. Apple has the best ant, and Mozilla had the worst (they use a termite). Beautiful...
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Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) today announced his support for a bill that would institute the basic outlines of the FCC's 2015 Open Internet order, which banned the throttling and blocking of content as well as harmful paid prioritization practices. He is also the first...
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It has retreated, but the risk of what happens with a grounded iceberg is almost luck of the draw.
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Now it has 79 satellites, and one is a tiny 'oddball' Jupiter already had the most moons in the Solar System, but now scientists have discovered twelve new ones bringing the total up to 79.…
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Prime Day 2018 has plenty of good stuff for the business crowd.
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Over the last few years, Microsoft has been working to improve the Windows console. Console windows now maximize properly, for example. In the olden days, hitting maximize would make the window taller but not wider....
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Expect this one to be argued all the way to the Supremes In a victory for those supporting open access to technical specifications, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated injunctions [PDF] that prohibited Public.Resource.Org (PRO)...
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I bought PG Tips for a taste off with my favorite black tea Barry's Gold Blend. I decided to finish the box, rather than just throw it out, and ended up depressed. When I first started drinking Barry's folks told me it was 'a builder's blend' and that I would 'taste the...
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We’ve come a long way since Star Trek first premiered in 1966. A lot of the technology that seemed preposterously advanced when the show aired has become commonplace today, two hundred years before […] The post GEEK PICK: Star Trek TOS Bluetooth Communicator appeared first...
    Geek - Jul 17, 10:00 PM
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ES&S admits a handful of systems were shipped with PCAnywhere tool Updated A US voting machine manufacturer has admitted some of its systems sold in the early 2000s had a remote access tool installed.…
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Enlarge / Lake Huila records centuries of environmental change in the Quijos Valley. (credit: Nicholas Laughlin) On the slopes of northern Ecuador's Quijo Valley, perpetual clouds shroud the canopy of a seemingly pristine tropical forest. But the beauty of the cloud forest...
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Positive outcome from activist investor involvement Just three months after activist investor Elliott Management invaded Commvault’s board-level considerations, the company has announced a radical simplification of its product strategy, shoehorning 20 individual products...
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