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Monday June 7, 2021. 05:35 PM
Three Ukrainian cybersecurity agencies have warned last week of a 'massive' spear-phishing operation carried out by Russian threat actors against the Ukrainian government and private sector. From a report: The Ukrainian Secret Service, one of the three agencies, has...
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Jeff Bezos will go to space next month when his company, Blue Origin, launches its first passenger-carrying mission. From a report: The 57-year-old, who plans to travel alongside his brother, Mark, made the announcement in an Instagram post Monday. The scheduled launch next...
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France's competition watchdog, L'Autorite de la concurrence, has fined Google up to $268M in a case related to self-preferencing within the adtech market which the watchdog found constituted an abuse by Google of a dominant position for ad servers for website publishers and...
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'Apple's tightly controlled App Store is teeming with scams,' argues a 3,000-word exposé in Sunday's Washington Post 'Among the 1.8 million apps on the App Store, scams are hiding in plain sight. Customers for several VPN apps, which allegedly protect users' data, complained...
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The U.S. Air Force wants to invest $38 million next year in projects under the heading 'Rocket Cargo.' Ars Technica reports that Air Force is already spending $9.7 million on the projects, 'but seeks to increase that total for the coming year as it moves into the test phase...
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'A new kind of COVID-19 vaccine could be available as soon as this summer,' reports NPR: It's what's known as a protein subunit vaccine. It works somewhat differently from the current crop of vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. but is based on a well-understood...
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18-inch tall robots on four wheels zipping across city sidewalks 'stopped people in their tracks as they whipped out their camera phones,' reports the Florida Sun-Sentinel. 'The bots' mission: To deliver restaurant meals cheaply and efficiently, another leap in the way food...
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The hills of ice at the base of Alaska's Muldrow Glacier 'have sat undisturbed and covered by tundra for more than 60 years,' reports the Washington Post, adding that in normal years the glacier only moves about three inches a day. But that's suddenly changed, and they're...
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'Walmart will give 740,000 employees free Samsung smartphones by the end of the year,' reports CBS News, 'so they can use a new app to manage schedules, the company announced Thursday.' The phone, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro, can also be used for personal use, and the...
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Sunday June 6, 2021. 11:41 PM
Today ZDNet's 'Technically Incorrect' columnist Chris Matyszczyk discussed a new pop-up message that's now appearing in Windows 10's notification center. It's warning Windows users that 'Microsoft recommends different browser settings. Want to change them?' The notification...
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Long-time Slashdot reader Dputiger writes: Go looking for the difference between x86 and ARM CPUs, and you'll run into the idea of CISC versus RISC immediately. But 40 years after the publication of David Patterson and David Ditzel's 1981 paper, 'The Case for a Reduced...
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An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: The now-unemployed owner of a shuttered ROM distribution site has been ordered to pay $2.1 million in damages to Nintendo after trying and failing to defend himself in the case. In September 2019, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against Los...
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It's been argued that technology (especially automation) will continue weakening the position of workers. But today the senior economics correspondent for The New York Times argues a 'profound shift' happening in America is instead something else. 'For the first time in a...
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The American Heart Association is a research-funding nonprofit. One of its publications, The Journal of the American Heart Association, 'has concurred with a previous report by the Heart Rhythm Journal which said close contact with an iPhone 12 affected certain implantable...
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The EFF's senior staff attorney and their legal intern are warning that a bad copyright decision by a district court judge could lead many Americans to lose their internet access. 'In going after ISPs for the actions of just a few of their users, Sony Music, other major...
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A long read in Wired argues that the mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning. CNN explains why scientists are so excited: When the final Phase 3 data came out last November showing the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were more than 90% effective, Dr....
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Slashdot reader Charlotte Web summarizes a Department of Justice press release: The U.S. Department of Justice says 'millions' of computers around the world were infected with the Trickbot malware, which was used 'to harvest banking credentials and deliver ransomware.' In...
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A new column in Inc. argues that 14 years ago, Steve Jobs sent the most important email in the history of business — a one-sentence email to Bertrand Serlet, the company's senior vice president of Software Engineering, that's just recently been made public (through Apple's...
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Type 'vaccines' into Amazon's search bar, and its auto-complete suggests 'are dangerous' for your search. But that's just part of a larger problem, points out Fast Company (in an article shared by Slashdot reader tedlistens). For example, Amazon's search results are touting...
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'It is now written in the annals of legal history that Disney's Star Wars sequels, specifically The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, are mediocre,' writes MovieWeb: This, according to Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee, who recently referred to the movies as such...
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