EFF criticizes Google and others for exiling neo-Nazi website
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The tactics are blueprint that could be used against other groups, like civil rights organizations.
Friday free-day: Amazon was selling Echo Dots for $0
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For a short window on Friday, Amazon was giving the smart speaker away through an unadvertised promotion.
Moment of truth: What to expect from Samsung's Note 8 event
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Will Samsung blaze a new trail? Ahem.
Facebook shut internal forum that grew sexist and racist
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The social network closed the message board, which was popular with Trump supporters, shortly after the election.
Don't hate COBOL until you've tried it
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It's the Rodney Dangerfield of computer programming, but COBOL is still in use—and really does deserve respect.
NASA greets Florence, an Earth-buzzing asteroid arriving soon
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A large asteroid named Florence will thrill astronomers when it comes in for a September flyby of Earth.
Installing Ring in Fedora 26 - Fedora Magazine
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Learn how to install and setup Ring, a distributed, universal communication platform that respects user privacy and security, on Fedora.
The 30 most gut-wrenching 'Game of Thrones' deaths, ranked
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From the brutally bloody to the dreadfully disturbing, these "Game of Thrones" deaths stand out among the tens of thousands so far.
Bing is 'Bigger Than You Think', Says Microsoft - Slashdot
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Microsoft said this week that Bing is "bigger than you think" and provided some numbers that will could be a surprise to many. The company claims that fully one-third of searches in the US are powered by Bing, either directly or through Yahoo or AOL (both of which provide results generated by Micros...
Inside the Kronos malware ? part 1
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The first part of this research looks at the tricks used by the Kronos banking malware.
The problem with tech diversity reports
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Tech companies now release diversity reports, but are those reports transparent enough? Not really.
iOS 11 Has a Feature To Temporarily Disable Touch ID - Slashdot
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A new feature baked into iOS 11 lets you quickly disable Touch ID, which could come in handy if you're ever in a situation where someone (a cop) might force you to unlock your device. Cult of Mac reports: To temporarily disable Touch ID, you simply press the power button quickly five times. This pr...
How likely is a ?digital Pearl Harbor? attack on critical infrastructure?
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The metaphor might be hyperbole, but there?s real concern about the potential for attacks, warn two experts
Hey Josh Cartu, how did you get to race Ferraris?
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Some of us just want to own a Ferrari, Cartu takes his to the limit in the Ferrari Challenge series.
?Pulse wave? DDoS ? another way of blasting sites offline
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If there?s one thing we?ve learned, it?s that any new way of DDoSing will reveal that there are a huge number of undefended devices online
Phone location privacy – for armed robber – headed to Supreme Court
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Defending a convicted armed robber?s right to privacy feels distasteful, but defending rights are important ? as this case seeks to do
Kalanick calls investor suit a 'public and personal attack'
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Uber's former CEO says he was victim of an 'ambush' after accidental death of his mother.
New pulse wave DDoS method lets attackers hit multiple targets
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In a new type of DDoS attack, skilled bad actors use pulse wave DDoS assaults to exploit weaknesses in appliance-first hybrid mitigation solutions and pin down multiple targets.
Kit Kat Accused of Copying Atari Game Breakout - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Kit Kat's maker Nestle has been accused of copying Breakout, the 1970s computer game, in a marketing campaign. Atari, the company behind some of the most popular early video games, has filed a suit alleging Nestle knowingly exploited the game's look and feel. The...
See the brains of Andy Rubin's Essential Home
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The pieces are coming together for the Echo competitor from the founder of Android.
How to Manage CentOS 7 Server with Webmin
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In this tutorial, we will install Webmin on CentOS 7.2. We will also learn to administrator Apache web server, firewalld, and Webmin configuration. We...
Your oil change is on us!
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Ten lucky winners have a chance* to take home a $100 Jiffy Lube gift card so you?re ready when that red light comes up. This sweepstakes ends August 31, 2017.
T-Mobile is knocking up to $500 off a second LG G6 and V20
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If you add a line, you'll get a rebate for the second phone.
CoreOS extends Kubernetes to Microsoft Azure | ZDNet
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CoreOS's Kubernetes distro, Tectonic 1.7, delivers on hybrid cloud by extending container DevOps capabilities across open-source and Azure clouds and data centers.
Self-sufficient Eclipse Chasers Hit the Road To 'Totality' - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Michael Zeiler packed his portable toilet then headed out on a 10-hour drive from New Mexico to Wyoming where, on Monday, he intends to mark the ninth time he has seen the moon pass in front of the sun in a total solar eclipse. Zeiler is a self-described "eclipse...
How to recover from a git mistake
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Don't let an error in a git command wipe out days worth of work.
How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To 'Watch' You - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Forget your classic listening device: Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that phones, smart TVs, Amazon Echo-like assistants, and other devices equipped with speakers and microphones could be used by hackers as clandes...
The Verge's Essential Phone Review: An Arcane Artifact From an Unrealized Future - Slashdot
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An anonymous reader shares Dieter Bohn's review of the Essential Phone: Even though it was announced less than three months ago at the Code Conference, there's already enough mythology surrounding the Essential Phone to fill a book. It comes from a brand-new billion-dollar startup led by the person ...
The 404 Show 1710: A conversation with Austin Walker (podcast)
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Waypoint's Austin Walker talks with Jeff about what it's like creating Vice's guide to gaming from the ground up, the culture shock of appearing on TV, visions of solar eclipses and the future.
Opening Java EE, Tectonic on Azure, Free Tools & More...
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While the open source story everyone was watching this week was probably the release of Docker EE 17.06, there were a couple of stories "bubbling under" (as Billboard used to call an also-ran record sales chart) that deserves some attention. We'll start with Oracle, because no company says "open source" like Oracle.
Amazon Still Won't Say What Alexa Skills Pay - Dice Insights
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Alexa skills are more widely monetizable, but Amazon isn't telling us how much developers can get paid ? or even how it decides on how much to dole out.
Fast Data in Financial Services: Key Trends to Maintain a Competitive Edge - VoltDB
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Read this post for three trends, and two resources, to maintain a competitive edge with fast data in financial services.
Peppermint Eight ? Stairway to Cloud
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How to choose an operating system for your computer and how to run it there.
Climbing Your Way to a Tech Management Role - Dice Insights
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Not every tech pro wants to end up in management. Nonetheless, there are good reasons to aim for that particular brass ring.
Apple Free App of the Week: Sleep and Relaxation App
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Every week, Apple gives away a paid iOS app to iPhone and iPad users. This week Apple is giving away "Flowing ~ Meditation & Mindfulness" app.
Native profiling in VMProf
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We are happy to announce a new release for the PyPI package vmprof . It is now able to capture native stack frames on Linux and Mac OS X to...
Is your vacuum cleaner spying on you? Because that would suck
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Your Roomba and some of your other home appliances collect a heap of personal data. Secure the privacy of your home with these expert tips.
Docker Can Now Containerize Legacy Apps Running on Mainframes
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Docker this week announced the first update to its rebranded flagship platform with the release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 17.06. Back in March, Docker rolled out the first Docker EE, built on the backs of what had been known as Docker Commercially Supported and Docker Datacenter.
iOS 10 Released, How to Upgrade? How to Fix 'Bricking' Problems?
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Apple released iOS 10 on Tuesday. Here's how to get iOS 10 update. If the iOS 10 update bricked your iPhone or iPad, here's how to fix it.