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Updated 2019-06-18 05:15
Some YubiKey FIPS Keys Allow Attackers to Reconstruct Private Keys
upstart writes:Submitted via IRC for SoyCow4463Some YubiKey FIPS Keys Allow Attackers to Reconstruct Private Keys
Critical Bug in Infusion System Allows Changing Drug Dose in Medical Pumps
MrPlow writes:Submitted via IRC for SoyCow4463
Crop Breeding Sped Up Using LED Growth Chambers
takyon writes:Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future
One Dead After Poop Transplant Gone Wrong, FDA Warns
MrPlow writes:Submitted via IRC for SoyCow4463
What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane?
An Anonymous Coward writes:https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/mh370-malaysia-airlines/590653/
New Hampshire Installs First Historical Marker to Honor Computer Programming
martyb writes:New Hampshire Installs First Historical Marker to Honor Computer Programming:
Google Allegedly Caught Stealing Song Lyrics … Because of Punctuation
upstart writes for SoyCow1944:Google Allegedly Caught Stealing Song Lyrics ... Because of Punctuation
League of Entropy: Cloudflare and Pals are Streaming Random Numbers Live On-Line
martyb writes:23. 712. 3. 608. 45. 89. 11. 332. 841. 255. You Want More? Cloudflare and Pals are Streaming 'em Live From New RNG API:
Adobe Tool Detects If Faces Were Edited Using Photoshop's "Face Aware Liquify" Feature
takyon writes:This AI Can Tell When Faces in Photos Were Photoshopped
High Precision In-Store Tracking Via Bluetooth Beacons
canopic jug writes:While GPS tracking can follow your smartphone around a store with a precision of around 5 meters, tracking the phone's bluetooth device allows following its location to within a few centimeters. This relies on tracking built into phone "apps" but there are no easy ways to determine which ones are the culprits.
Study Finds that a GPS Outage Would Cost $1 Billion Per Day
upstart writes in with a submission, via IRC, for Bytram.Study finds that a GPS outage would cost $1 billion per day:
Web Site thinkgeek.com Moving in with Parent Company GameStop
martyb writes:I remember when ThinkGeek was in its hey day and often chortled on seeing some of the items on offer. It looks like there are some major changes under way. Their web site is moving under the web site of parent company GameStop. Physical store locations for ThinkGeek will remain open. Selected items will remain available in GameStop stores. Orders from ThinkGeek on or after June 13th, 2019 are final sales -- no returns.As part of this transformation, there is currently a 50% off everything sale at https://www.thinkgeek.com/I must confess I had not visited their site in years. What has your experience with them been like?Original SubmissionRead more of this story at SoylentNews.
One Million People Protest a Proposed Extradition Law in Hong Kong; Gov't Acquiesces, for Now
martyb writes:Hong Kong has a population of nearly 7.5 million people. Last Sunday (June 7) organizers reported that one million of them peacefully protested against a controversial extradition bill. As the protests continued and the government resisted, the protests changed. For now, the government has indefinitely suspended deliberations:
Hackers Infect Businesses with CryptoMiners Using NSA Leaked Tools
upstart writes in with a submission, via IRC, for SoyCow4463.Hackers Infect Businesses with CryptoMiners Using NSA Leaked Tools:
US Injected Malware in Russian Infrastructure
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Comcast Broke Law 445,000 Times in Scheme to Inflate Bills, Judge Finds
upstart writes in with a submission, via IRC. for SoyCow4463.Comcast broke law 445,000 times in scheme to inflate bills, judge finds:
Researchers Find Genes that Could Help Create More Resilient Chickens
upstart writes in with a submission, via IRC, for RandomFactorResearchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens
Anti-Vaxxers Defeated: NY Bans Exemptions as Doctors Vote to Step up Fight
martyb writes:Anti-Vaxxers Defeated: NY Bans Exemptions as Doctors Vote to Step up Fight:
R.T. Russell's Z80 BBC BASIC Is Now Free Software
canopic jug writes:Programmer David Given has done the leg work to contact and ask R. T. Russel about releasing the Z80-based BBC BASIC as Free Software. It is now available under the non-reciprocal zlib license:
Jordan Peterson is Releasing a ‘Free Speech’ Alternative to Patreon Called Thinkspot
aristarchus writes:From reporting by The Daily Dot.
ACLU Warning About "Robot Surveillance"
captain normal writes:San Francisco Chronicle: https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Intelligent-robot-surveillance-poses-13999070.php
Project Artemis: Return to the Moon to Cost Another $20-30 Billion
takyon writes:Bridenstine estimates Artemis cost at $20–30 billion
Online Pet Supplies Retailer Chewy Raises $1 Billion With IPO
takyon writes:Chewy raises $1 billion in IPO
Cannabis Residue Found in Ancient Chinese Tomb
takyon writes:Oldest evidence of cannabis smoking found in ancient Chinese cemetery
Technology to Easily Deorbit Satellites in Development
RandomFactor writes:Space debris is a constant threat to astronauts, satellites, space stations, and billionaire tourists. Gonzalo Sánchez and his colleagues of the E.T. PACK Project have come up with an approach that can be used to deorbit satellites in the future.The ESA's Space Debris Office estimates that there are over 34,000 pieces of large debris in Low Earth Orbit consisting of dead satellites, boosters, dropped wrenches, paint flecks and all manner of other assorted junk. At some difficult to predict point in the future it is possible, as the amount of this debris increases, for a cascading effect known as the Kessler syndrome to occur making Low Earth Orbit extremely dangerous and effectively closing it off for use.The new satellite deorbiting technology is intended to help avoid this outcome and is called the Electrodynamic Tether technology for Passive Consumable-less deorbit Kit (E.T.PACK) system.
India to Launch Combined Orbiter/Lander/Rover Mission
RandomFactor writes:The India Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in July is planning to launch a triple-threat mission to the Moon. The Chandrayaan-2 mission, will launch July 14 at 5:51 p.m. EDT (2151 GMT).The Chandrayaan-2 mission will include an orbiter, a lander "Vikram" and a rover "Pragyan".
AMD’s Lisa Su and Other Change Agents on Our List of the World’s Best CEOs
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Targeting Blood Borne Cancer Cells with Laser Beams
RandomFactor writes:Researchers have developed a way using lasers outside the skin to detect and destroy melanoma cancer cells spreading through the blood. The method is ~1000x more sensitive than current detection methods which require drawing blood.This approach monitors the entire blood supply of the patient for cancer cells, where current methods examine only a few milliliters which may not contain melanoma cells even if they are circulating.
JavaScript Template Attacks Expose New Browser Fingerprinting Vectors
MrPlow writes:Submitted via IRC for SoyCow4463
Google to Buy Cloud Company Looker for $2.6 Billion
realDonaldTrump writes:Google's cloud is getting very big, but it plans on getting bigger.
Robotic Asteroid Mining Spacecraft Wins a Grant From NASA
upstart writes:Submitted via IRC for RandomFactorRobotic asteroid mining spacecraft wins a grant from NASA - Universe Today
SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks
upstart writes for SoyCow4463:SQL Injection Attacks Represent Two-Third of All Web App Attacks
Oakland Follows Denver in Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms (and Peyote), 2020 Measures Considered
takyon writes:Efforts To Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms Beginning To Sprout Nationally
XENOTIME Scanning US Power Grids
RandomFactor writes:Industrial-control system security firm Dragos reported on its blog Friday that the group XENOTIME has been scanning the electric grids in the US and Asia-Pacific regions since late last year.
New Quantum Dot Microscope Sees Electric Potentials of Individual Atoms
RandomFactor writes:Researchers from Jülich, Germany and the University of Magdeburg have developed a method of measuring the electric potentials of individual atoms using quantum dots.Until now, it has been nearly impossible to record electric potentials of individual molecules or atoms. All available methods have difficulty distinguishing from other forces at that scale.
SD Express (up to 985 MB/s) Controllers Showcased at Computex
takyon writes:SD Express will allow SD cards to reach read/write speeds of up to 985 MB/s. Now controllers for the standard are starting to appear:
Estimated Over 3.5 Million Linux Servers at Risk from Active Exim Worm
RandomFactor writes:A flaw in versions 4.87 to 4.91 of the Exim mail transfer agent (MTA) on Linux systems is being actively exploited in the wild. Exim version 4.92 is not vulnerable.
Facebook Cryptocurrency
RandomFactor writes:Planned for unveiling next week, Facebook plans to launch a new crypocurrency dubbed 'Libra' in 2020.
2050 is When Analysts Suspect Widespread Global Strife Will Begin
An Anonymous Coward writes:
We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.
upstart writes:Submitted via IRC for BytramOpinion | We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.
WhatsApp Pledges to Sue Users Over Missuse
Phoenix666 writes:RT:
China Lags Behind Other Countries in Semiconductor Manufacturing
takyon writes:China Is Still Multiple Generations Behind In Chip Manufacturing
U.S. House Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing on "Deepfakes", Warns of "Post-Truth Future"
takyon writes:House holds hearing on "deepfakes" and artificial intelligence amid national security concerns
Google Details Pricing, Hardware for Stadia Streaming Game Service
takyon writes:Google Stadia requires $130 upfront, $10 per month at November launch:
Amazon Sued for Allegedly Storing Children's Conversations Without Parental Consent
Runaway1956 writes:Does Alexa illegally record children? Amazon sued for allegedly storing conversations without consent
IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart Team Up for Pharmaceutical Blockchain
takyon writes:IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot
What Makes WomenStrong?
An Anonymous Coward writes:From Medium article:https://elemental.medium.com/what-makes-women-strong-2c927bf286ef
Two Oil Tankers Attacked, US Blames Iran
c0lo writes:Two Oil Tankers Attacked in the Middle East, Stoking Fears of Conflict
iTunes Shutting Down
fliptop writes:Wharton marketing professor Peter Fader and sociology professor and director of the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington David Arditi recently speculated on the implications of Apple's announcement that Itunes will be shut down:
Breakthrough (Mostly) Converts All Blood Types to Type O
Runaway1956 writes:http://viralportal.net/scientists-can-now-convert-all-blood-types-into-the-universal-donor-blood-type-o/: