Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public
Intel did not tell the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, better known as US-CERT, about Meltdown and Spectre until Jan. 3, after reports on them in online technology site The Register had begun to circulate.
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New Report on Emerging AI Risks Paints a Grim Future
Indeed, the big takeaway of the report is that AI is now on the cusp of being a tremendously negative disruptive force as rival states, criminals, and terrorists use the scale and efficiency of AI to launch finely-targeted and highly efficient attacks.
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The FCC’s order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started | TechCrunch
The order, published Thursday morning, may sound like the end of the line, but in fact this is the green light for everyone in the country, from citizens to attorney generals to governors and senators, to begin the official battle against the FCC’s ill-advised, technically backwards, and deeply unpopular rule.
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yesterday
Lawsuits threaten infosec research — just when we need it most | ZDNet
If you can't shut them up, sue them. Why it's dangerous to hunt bugs in other people's stuff.
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2 days ago
Android P will Prevent Background Apps from Accessing the Camera
Details of the next version of Android are starting to leak out
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2 days ago
The Case Against Google - The New York Times
Topic #1 on TWiG this week: Is Google "blotting out the sun" for other startups?
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2 days ago
Federal Judge Says Embedding a Tweet Can Be Copyright Infringement | Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF: "this legally and technically misguided decision would threaten millions of ordinary Internet users with infringement liability."
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5 days ago
The Google Chrome Ad Blocker Has Already Changed the Web | WIRED
Of the 100,000 most popular sites in North America and Europe, fewer than one percent violate the guidelines
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5 days ago
A Google R&D team wants to bring Smart Reply to all your chat apps | TechCrunch
Do you want Google's reply everywhere? ❏ Yes ❏ No ❏ I like soup!
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9 days ago
Skydio’s AI-powered autonomous R1 drone follows you around in 4K - The Verge
They made this for me. "the first professional-grade drone that can be flown without any expertise whatsoever,"
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9 days ago
Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland
Coin miners move from China to Iceland. It's the water!
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10 days ago
First Thoughts - The Snapdragon 845 Performance Preview: Setting the Stage for Flagship Android 2018
Small improvements in CPU performance, but a nice jump for the GPU. Anandtech brings the numbers.
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10 days ago
Microsoft To Embrace Decentralized Identity Systems Built On Bitcoin And Other Blockchains
MS to support blockchain-based decentralized IDs (DIDs) through the Microsoft Authenticator app.
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10 days ago
Bringing the power of AMP to Gmail
Just what I need, more dancing email.
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10 days ago
HomePod Teardown - iFixit
iFixIt takes a hacksaw to the HomePod.
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11 days ago
Apple and the Video Market - the rajam report
The case for original content: "The reality is that TVs aren’t computers, and there are only two use-cases that have broad appeal: Video Consumption and Console Gaming".
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13 days ago
Hyperdrive - Bloomberg
Uber settles with Waymo giving the Alphabet owned company $245 million in worthless stock.
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14 days ago
Apple calls leaked iPhone source code outdated - CNET
the security of our products doesn't depend on the secrecy of our source code
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15 days ago
Chromium Blog: A secure web is here to stay
Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”.
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15 days ago
Samsung and Roku Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking - Consumer Reports
CR found that "a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume, which might be deeply unsettling to someone who didn’t understand what was happening."
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16 days ago
Google May Step Into Gaming With ‘Yeti’ Streaming Service — The Information
Play games on Chromecast, or perhaps a Made-By-Google game streaming device.
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16 days ago
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy - Splitsider
“Mark Zuckerberg just walked into Funny or Die and laid off all my friends.”
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16 days ago
With new tech, Google AR stickers come to many more Android phones - CNET
Google adds many new features into its Motion Stills app on Android.
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16 days ago
Planning travel on the go just got easier
Google is really moving in on travel services. Now you can book directly within the Google travel search.
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16 days ago
Facebook hired a full-time pollster to monitor Zuckerberg’s approval ratings - The Verge
Survey says, Facebook is worse than McDonald's but better than Marlboro.
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16 days ago
ESPN’s new subscription app will cost $5 a month. It will not be a huge hit. - Recode
Will you pay $5/mo for "stuff that ESPN doesn’t think is valuable enough to put on regular TV?"
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16 days ago
Why Paper Jams Persist | The New Yorker
The New Yorker takes on a gnarly subject.
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17 days ago
Apple HomePod Review: Super Sound, but Not Super Smart - WSJ
Joanna Stern gives HomePod 3 bagels (out of five?)
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17 days ago
Apple HomePod review: locked in - The Verge
Apple has a "soft materials team?" Of course they do.
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17 days ago
Amazon Health – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Amazon's health plans will require patience, but Ben Thompson shows the way.
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20 days ago
http://info.cern.ch
The very first web site is up and running.
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20 days ago
Alphabet revenue up 24% but posts net loss due to new US law
The Tax Act was enacted on December 22, 2017 and resulted in additional tax expense of $9.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 primarily due to the one-time transition tax on accumulated foreign subsidiary earnings and deferred tax impacts.
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20 days ago
Lenovo to miss mobile turnaround target, posts third quarter net loss
US tax reform costs Lenovo $400 million - leads to loss in quarter.
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20 days ago
Apple Q1 2018 earnings: Record revenue, beating the estimates - Six Colors
Jason Snell's quarterly chart fest. 1.3 billion active devices. iPhone X is number one seller. But overall phone sales down 1%. Still a great Q1 for Apple.
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20 days ago
California Senate defies FCC, approves net neutrality law | Ars Technica
Lawsuits loom, but California is on the verge of doing the right thing.
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24 days ago
Child advocates urge Facebook to end Messenger Kids - The Washington Post
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says FB Messenger can keep kids from "reading human emotion, delaying gratification and engaging with the physical world."
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24 days ago
Apple to Cut iPhone X Production in the Face of Weak Demand - WSJ
WSJ confirms what we've been hearing for a while: demand for iPhone X is less than half of Apple's expectations.
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24 days ago
Scoop: Apple delays iOS features to focus on reliability, performance - Axios
"Craig Federighi announced the revised plan to employees at a meeting earlier this month, shortly before he and some top lieutenants headed to a company offsite."
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24 days ago
My new favorite book of all time | Bill Gates
Bill Gates' new favorite book says we live in the best time ever.
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25 days ago
U.S. to make streaming services pay more for music
In a huge blow to Spotify et al, copyright board approves 50% increase in publishing royalties for streaming music.
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25 days ago
FCC chairman Ajit Pai is opposed to a government-run 5G network - The Verge
Telco lapdog Ajit Pai opposes any attempt to nationalize 5g infrastructure.
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25 days ago
VMware could buy Dell
Dell considering reverse merger with VMWare as a backdoor way to go public (and retire $50 billion in debt).
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25 days ago
Microsoft Issues Windows Out-of-Band Update That Disables Spectre Mitigations
Saturday Microsoft issues an emergency Windows update disabling Intel's bad Spectre patches.
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