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  10.            <title>VC Founder Predicts AI Will Take 50% Of All Human Jobs Within 10 Years</title>
  11.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/2230229/vc-founder-predicts-ai-will-take-50-of-all-human-jobs-within-10-years?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  12.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes CNBC:
  13. Robots are likely to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next decade, according to Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures and a top voice on tech in China. Artificial intelligence is the wave of the future, the influential technologist told CNBC, calling it the "singular thing that will be larger than all of human tech revolutions added together, including electricity, [the] industrial revolution, internet, mobile internet -- because AI is pervasive"...
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  15. For example, he said, companies in which his firm has invested can accomplish feats such as recognizing 3 million faces at the same time, or dispersing loans in eight seconds. "These are things that are superhuman, and we think this will be in every industry, will probably replace 50% of human jobs, create a huge amount of wealth for mankind and wipe out poverty," Lee said, later adding that he expected that displacement to occur in the next 10 years.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  24.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  27.            <title>Neowin: Microsoft's Windows Phone Business 'Is Dead'</title>
  28.            <link>https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/2122213/neowin-microsofts-windows-phone-business-is-dead?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  29.            <description>An anonymous reader quote Neowin:
  30. If you've been expecting Microsoft to issue a press release formally announcing the end of its Windows phone business, you're probably hoping for a bit too much. But make no mistake: its phone hardware business is dead. RIP-dead. Send-flowers-dead. Worm-food-dead. Some fans, and even some in the media, have consistently refused to acknowledge this, despite the clear signs in recent quarters. Now, Microsoft's own figures, and its statements regarding its phone division, should make it irrefutably clear that there is no life left in its Windows phone business.
  31. During the quarter ending in December, Microsoft's phone revenue dropped to just $200 million, which included some sales of feature phones, before the company completed its sale of that business unit to Foxconn in November. That figure has now dropped to virtually nothing... Today, as Microsoft published its earnings report for Q3 FY2017, it revealed that its "Phone revenue declined $730 million". Based on its earlier financial disclosures, that means the company's phone hardware revenue fell to just $5 million for the entire quarter ending March 31, 2017. During Microsoft's earnings call today, its chief financial officer, Amy Hood, acknowledged this, stating that there was "no material phone revenue this quarter". The outlook for the next few months is similarly bleak, as Hood predicted "negligible revenue from Phone" in the coming quarter.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  40.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  43.            <title>Hacker Leaks 'Orange Is the New Black' Episodes After Failing To Extort Netflix</title>
  44.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/2154206/hacker-leaks-orange-is-the-new-black-episodes-after-failing-to-extort-netflix?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  45.            <description>An anonymous reader writes:
  46. "A hacker (or hacker group) known as The Dark Overlord (TDO) has leaked the first ten episodes of season 5 of the "Orange Is The New Black" show after two failed blackmail attempts, against Larson Studios and Netflix," reports BleepingComputer. The hacker said he stole hundreds of gigabytes of audio files from Larson Studios last December. "TDO claims the studio initially agreed to pay a ransom of 50 Bitcoin ($67,000) by January 31, and the two parties even signed a contract, albeit TDO signed it using the name 'Adolf Hitler.'" This might have been the reason why the company thought this was a joke and didn't pay the ransom as initially agreed.
  47. At this point, the hacker turned from the studio to Netflix, but the company didn't want to pay either. As a warning, the hacker leaked the first episode of season 5, but half a day later, he leaked 9 more. "According to Netflix's website, season 5 is supposed to have 13 episodes and is scheduled for release in June, this year." The hacker also claims he's in possession of shows and movies from other movie studios and television channels, such as FOX, IFC, NAT GEO, and ABC. Some of the titles include "Celebrity Apprentice," "NCIS Los Angeles," "New Girl," and "XXX The return of Xander Cage".&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  56.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  59.            <title>Massive Tinder Photo Scrape Has Users Upset</title>
  60.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/1849200/massive-tinder-photo-scrape-has-users-upset?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  61.            <description>Images of Tinder users "were swept up in a massive grab of some 40,000 photos from the dating app by a dataset collector who plans to use the selfies in artificial intelligence training," writes Slashdot reader Frosty Piss, sharing this summary of a report in TechCrunch.
  62. Tinder said in a statement that the photo sweeper "violated the terms of our service" and "we are taking appropriate action and investigating further." The creator of the data set, Stuart Colianni, has released it under a CC0: Public Domain License and also uploaded his scraper script to GitHub.
  63. He describes it as a "simple script to scrape Tinder profile photos for the purpose of creating a facial dataset," saying his inspiration for creating the scraper was disappointment working with other facial data sets. He also describes Tinder as offering "near unlimited access to create a facial data set," and says scraping the app offers "an extremely efficient way to collect such data."
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  65. The article notes that Tinder's API has already been used for other "weird, wacky, and creepy" projects, including "hacking it to automatically like every potential date to save on thumb-swipes; offering a paid look-up service for people to check up on whether a person they know is using Tinder; and even building a catfishing system to snare horny bros and make them unwittingly flirt with each other.
  66. "So you could argue that anyone creating a profile on Tinder should be prepared for their data to leech outside the community's porous walls in various different ways -- be it as a single screenshot, or via one of the aforementioned API hacks. But the mass harvesting of thousands of Tinder profile photos to act as fodder for feeding AI models does feel like another line is being crossed."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  75.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  78.            <title>Developer Hacks Together Object-Oriented HTML</title>
  79.            <link>https://developers.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/1915254/developer-hacks-together-object-oriented-html?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  80.            <description>An anonymous reader writes: Ever since I started coding, I have always loved object-oriented design patterns. I built an HTML preprocessor that adds inheritance, polymorphism, and public methods to this venerable language. It offers more freedom than a templating engine and has a wider variety of use cases. Pull requests appreciated!&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  92.            <title>E-Commerce Is Clogging City Streets With Delivery Trucks</title>
  93.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/1821230/e-commerce-is-clogging-city-streets-with-delivery-trucks?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  94.            <description>The Atlantic's CityLab describes "a massive surge in deliveries to residential dwellings...creating a traffic nightmare." An anonymous reader quotes their report:
  95. While truck traffic currently represents about 7% of urban traffic in American cities, it bears a disproportionate congestion cost of $28 billion, or about 17% of the total U.S. congestion costs, in wasted hours and gas. Cities, struggling to keep up with the deluge of delivery drivers, are seeing their curb space and streets overtaken by double-parked vehicles, to say nothing of the bonus pollution and roadwear produced thanks to a surfeit of Amazon Prime orders... Often, the box trucks will double-park in a two-lane street if there's no loading zone to pull into, snarling traffic behind them... "The streets were not designed for that kind of activity," says Alison Conway, an assistant professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York.
  96. Scott Kubly, director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, says "With the volume of deliveries, ticketing isn't effective for us in terms of managing the street. UPS and FedEx will just negotiate a lump sum payment for all the tickets they get instead of fighting every ticket"... In 2011 in Washington, D.C., UPS alone received just shy of 32,000 tickets. Instead of adjudicating each ticket, many large cities will strike agreements or introduce programs through which delivery companies can pay off all tickets in one swoop.
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  98. The article points out online retails sales have grown 15% every year this decade in the U.S. -- calling it the other side of the "retail apocalypse" that's killing brick-and-mortar stores.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  99. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=E-Commerce+Is+Clogging+City+Streets+With+Delivery+Trucks%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pLNQAd"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  106. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/1821230/e-commerce-is-clogging-city-streets-with-delivery-trucks?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10553935&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/_2q43ZHvXr4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  107.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  110.            <title>Microsoft And Apple Target Schools In War With Chromebook</title>
  111.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/174205/microsoft-and-apple-target-schools-in-war-with-chromebook?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  112.            <description>An anonymous reader writes:
  113. "Google [is] commanding 58% of U.S. K-12 schools. Windows is in second with around 22% and the combined impact of MacOS and iOS are close behind at 19%," reports TechCrunch, citing figures from consulting firm Futuresource. But now Chromebooks are under fire from cheaper iPads and Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 Cloud laptop with its cloud-based software. "For many schools, the dream of a one-device-per-child experience has finally been realized through a consumer technology battle waged by the biggest names in the industry... Fostering an entire generation of first-time computer users with your software and device ecosystem could mean developing lifelong loyalties, which is precisely why all this knock-down, drag-out fight won't be drawing to a close any time soon."
  114. That raises an interesting question. Do Slashdot readers remember the computers that were used in their own high schools -- and did that instill any lifelong brand loyalty?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  115. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Microsoft+And+Apple+Target+Schools+In+War+With+Chromebook%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pxAwyA"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  122. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/174205/microsoft-and-apple-target-schools-in-war-with-chromebook?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10553803&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/axsyE4Vf8KI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  123.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  126.            <title>Australia Wants ISPs To Protect Customers From Viruses</title>
  127.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0457209/australia-wants-isps-to-protect-customers-from-viruses?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  128.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes Sopho's Naked Security blog:
  129. In a column in The West Australian, Dan Tehan, Australia's cybersecurity minister, wrote: "Just as we trust banks to hold our money, just as we trust doctors with our health, in a digital age we need to be able to trust telecommunications companies to protect our information from threats." A companion news article in the same newspaper cited Tehan as arguing that "the onus is on telecommunications companies to develop products to stop their customers being infected with viruses"...
  130. Tehan's government roles include assisting the prime minister on cybersecurity, so folks throughout Australia perked up when he said all this. However, it's not clear if there's an actual plan behind Tehan's observations -- or if there is, whether it will be backed by legal mandates... Back home in Australia, some early reactions to the possibility of any new government interference weren't kind. In iTWire, Sam Varghese said, "Dan Tehan has just provided the country with adequate reasons as to why he should not be allowed anywhere near any post that has anything to do with online security."
  131. The West Australian also reports Australia's prime minister met telecommunications companies this week, "where he delivered the message the Government expected them to do more to shut dodgy sites and scams," saying the government will review current legislation to "remove any roadblocks that may be preventing the private sector and government from delivering such services."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  132. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Australia+Wants+ISPs+To+Protect+Customers+From+Viruses%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oYn0Ra"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  139. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0457209/australia-wants-isps-to-protect-customers-from-viruses?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552871&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/VqHnBlG2OUo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  140.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  143.            <title>How To Delete Your Data From Google's 'My Activity' </title>
  144.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0014203/how-to-delete-your-data-from-googles-my-activity?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  145.            <description>Last summer Google revealed personalized data dashboards for every Google account, letting users edit (or delete) items from their search history as well as their viewing history on YouTube. Now Slashdot reader Lauren Weinstein writes:
  146. Since posting "The Google Page That Google Haters Don't Want You to Know About" last week, I've received a bunch of messages from readers asking for help using Google's "My Activity" page to control, inspect, and/or delete their data on Google. The My Activity portal is quite comprehensive and can be used in many different ways, but to get you started I'll briefly outline how to use My Activity to delete activity data.
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  148. CNET points out you can also access the slightly-creepier "Google Maps location history" by clicking the menu icon in the upper left corner and selecting "Other Google activity." But Weinstein writes, "I have no problems with Google collecting the kinds of data that provide their advanced services, so long as I can choose when that data is collected, and I can inspect and delete it on demand. The google.com/myactivity portal provides those abilities and a lot more."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  149. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=How+To+Delete+Your+Data+From+Google's+'My+Activity'+%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2psgi73"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  156. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0014203/how-to-delete-your-data-from-googles-my-activity?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10549737&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/qN6k4w8AAv8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  157.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  160.            <title>As Print Surges, Ebook Sales Plunge Nearly 20%</title>
  161.            <link>https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0028239/as-print-surges-ebook-sales-plunge-nearly-20?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  162.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes CNN:
  163. Sales of consumer ebooks plunged 17% in the U.K. in 2016, according to the Publishers Association. Sales of physical books and journals went up by 7% over the same period, while children's books surged 16%. The same trend is on display in the U.S., where ebook sales declined 18.7% over the first nine months of 2016, according to the Association of American Publishers. Paperback sales were up 7.5% over the same period, and hardback sales increased 4.1%...
  164. Sales of e-readers declined by more than 40% between 2011 and 2016, according to consumer research group Euromonitor International. "E-readers, which was once a promising category, saw its sales peak in 2011. Its success was short-lived, as it spiraled downwards within a year with the entry of tablets," Euromonitor said in a research note.
  165. The article includes an even more interesting statistic: that one-third of adults tried a "digital detox" in 2016, limiting their personal use of electronics. Are any Slashdot readers trying to limit their own screen time -- or reading fewer ebooks?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  166. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=As+Print+Surges%2C+Ebook+Sales+Plunge+Nearly+20%25%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pxsJ3s"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  173. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0028239/as-print-surges-ebook-sales-plunge-nearly-20?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552723&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/HAJyOMFWbPU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  174.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  177.            <title>Why Elon Musk Doesn't Like Flying Cars</title>
  178.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0151207/why-elon-musk-doesnt-like-flying-cars?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  179.            <description>boley1 quotes Business Insider:
  180. According to Elon Musk, the main challenges with flying cars are that they'll be noisy and generate lots of wind because of the downward force required to keep them in the air. Plus, there's an anxiety factor. "Let's just say if something is flying over your head...that is not an anxiety-reducing situation," he said. "You don't think to yourself 'Well, I feel better about today. You're thinking 'Is it going to come off and guillotine me as it comes flying past?'"&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  181. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Why+Elon+Musk+Doesn't+Like+Flying+Cars%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oXVHGT"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  188. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0151207/why-elon-musk-doesnt-like-flying-cars?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552761&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/xrcL1M9e4ZM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  189.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  192.            <title>Intel-Powered Broadband Modems Highly Vulnerable To DoS Attack</title>
  193.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0234250/intel-powered-broadband-modems-highly-vulnerable-to-dos-attack?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  194.            <description>"It's being reported by users from the DSLReports forum that the Puma 6 Intel cable modem variants are highly susceptible to a very low-bandwidth denial-of-service attack," writes Slashdot reader Idisagree. The Register reports:
  195. Effectively, if there's someone you don't like, and they are one of thousands upon thousands of people using a Puma 6-powered home gateway, and you know their public IP address, you can kick them off the internet, we're told... According to one engineer...the flaw would be "trivial" to exploit in the wild, and would effectively render a targeted box useless for the duration of the attack... "It can be exploited remotely, and there is no way to mitigate the issue."
  196. This is particularly frustrating for Puma 6 modem owners because the boxes are pitched as gigabit broadband gateways: the devices can be potentially choked and knocked out simply by receiving traffic that's a fraction of the bandwidth their owners are paying for... The Puma 6 chipset is used in a number of ISP-branded cable modems, including some Xfinity boxes supplied by Comcast in the US and the latest Virgin Media hubs in the UK.
  197.  
  198. The original submission also notes there's already a class action lawsuit over the performance of cable modems with Intel's Puma 6 chipset, and adds "It would appear the Atom chip was never going to live up to the task it was designed for."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  199. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Intel-Powered+Broadband+Modems+Highly+Vulnerable+To+DoS+Attack%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pxiUm9"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  206. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0234250/intel-powered-broadband-modems-highly-vulnerable-to-dos-attack?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552785&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/8xpkOmWTyYQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  207.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  210.            <title>Advertisers Are Still Boycotting YouTube Over Offensive Videos</title>
  211.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0610213/advertisers-are-still-boycotting-youtube-over-offensive-videos?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  212.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press:The fallout from the YouTube boycott is likely to be felt through the rest of this year. Skittish advertisers have curtailed their spending until they are convinced Google can prevent their brands from appearing next to extremist clips promoting hate and violence... At one point, about 250 advertisers were boycotting YouTube... The list included big-spending marketers such as PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores, Starbucks, AT&amp;amp;T, Verizon, Johnson &amp;amp; Johnson, and Volkswagen. It's unclear how many, if any, of those have returned to YouTube since Google promised to hire more human reviewers and upgrade its technology to keep ads away from repugnant videos. Both Verizon and AT&amp;amp;T, two companies that are trying to expand their own digital ad networks to compete with Google, told The Associated Press that they are still boycotting YouTube. FX Networks confirmed that it isn't advertising on YouTube either. Several other boycotting marketers contacted by AP didn't respond.
  213.  
  214. Thursday CEO Sundar Pichai told analysts that responding to the boycott, Google held "thousands and thousands" of conversations with advertisers, and one analyst now estimates reduced ad spending on YouTube and Google could cost the company $300 million this year alone.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  215. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Advertisers+Are+Still+Boycotting+YouTube+Over+Offensive+Videos%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pKOhdW"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  219.  
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  222. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0610213/advertisers-are-still-boycotting-youtube-over-offensive-videos?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552943&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/5EPAq4vgNYg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  223.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  226.            <title>Humans Are Already Harassing Security Robots</title>
  227.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0112207/humans-are-already-harassing-security-robots?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  228.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes CNN:
  229. As robots begin to appear on sidewalks and streets, they're being hazed and bullied. Last week, a drunken man allegedly tipped over a 300-pound security robot in Mountain View, California... Knightscope, which makes the robot that was targeted in Mountain View, said it's had three bullying incidents since launching its first prototype robot three years ago. In 2014, a person attempted to tackle a Knightscope robot. Last year in Los Angeles, people attempted to spray paint a Knightscope robot. The robot sensed the paint and sounded an alarm, alerting local security and the company's engineers... the robot's cameras filmed the pranksters' license plate, making it easy to track them down.
  230. The company's security robots are deployed with 17 clients in five states, according to the article, which notes that at best the robots' cameras allow them to "rat out the bullies." But with delivery robots now also hitting the streets in San Francisco and Washington D.C., "the makers of these machines will have to figure out how to protect them from ill-intentioned humans."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  231. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Humans+Are+Already+Harassing+Security+Robots%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ptOgrK"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  235.  
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  238. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/30/0112207/humans-are-already-harassing-security-robots?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552741&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/OuoWwupSDNU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  239.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 05:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  242.            <title>Debian Developer Imprisoned In Russia Over Alleged Role In Riots</title>
  243.            <link>https://linux.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2347257/debian-developer-imprisoned-in-russia-over-alleged-role-in-riots?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  244.            <description>An anonymous reader writes:
  245. "Dmitry Bogatov, Debian developer and Tor node admin, is still being held in a Moscow jail," tweeted the EFF Saturday. IT Wire reports that the 25-year-old math teacher was arrested earlier this month "on suspicion of organizing riots," and is expected to be held in custody until June 8. "The panel investigating the protests claims Bogatov posted several incitory messages on the sysadmin.ru forum; for example, one claim said he was asking people to bring 'bottles, fabric, gasoline, turpentine, foam plastic' to Red Square, according to a post at Hacker News. The messages were sent in the name of one Airat Bashirov and happened to be transmitted through the Tor node that Bogatov was running. The Hacker News post said Bogatov's lawyer had produced surveillance video footage to show that he was elsewhere at the time when the messages were posted.
  246. "After Dmitry's arrest," reports the Free Bogatov site, "Airat Bashirov continue to post messages. News outlets 'Open Russia' and 'Mediazona' even got a chance to speak with him." Earlier this month the Debian GNU/Linux project also posted a message of support, noting Dmitry maintains several packages for command line and system tools, and saying their group "honours his good work and strong dedication to Debian and Free Software... we hope he is back as soon as possible to his endeavours... In the meantime, the Debian Project has taken measures to secure its systems by removing Dmitry's keys in the case that they are compromised."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  247. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Debian+Developer+Imprisoned+In+Russia+Over+Alleged+Role+In+Riots%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oX549N"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  254. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://linux.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2347257/debian-developer-imprisoned-in-russia-over-alleged-role-in-riots?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552695&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/_GxFU3VFQMM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  255.            <pubDate>Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:29:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  258.            <title>Wired Founding Editor Now Challenges 'The Myth of A Superhuman AI'</title>
  259.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2321257/wired-founding-editor-now-challenges-the-myth-of-a-superhuman-ai?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  260.            <description>Wired's founding executive editor Kevin Kelly wrote a 5,000-word takedown on "the myth of a superhuman AI," challenging dire warnings from Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk about the potential extinction of humanity at the hands of a superintelligent constructs. Slashdot reader mirandakatz calls it an "impeccably argued debunking of this pervasive myth." Kelly writes:
  261. Buried in this scenario of a takeover of superhuman artificial intelligence are five assumptions which, when examined closely, are not based on any evidence...
  262.  
  263. 1.) Artificial intelligence is already getting smarter than us, at an exponential rate.
  264. 2.) We'll make AIs into a general purpose intelligence, like our own.
  265. 3.) We can make human intelligence in silicon.
  266. 4.) Intelligence can be expanded without limit.
  267. 5.) Once we have exploding superintelligence it can solve most of our problems...
  268. If the expectation of a superhuman AI takeover is built on five key assumptions that have no basis in evidence, then this idea is more akin to a religious belief -- a myth
  269. Kelly proposes "five heresies" which he says have more evidence to support them -- including the prediction that emulating human intelligence "will be constrained by cost" -- and he likens artificial intelligence to the physical powers of machines. "[W]hile all machines as a class can beat the physical achievements of an individual human...there is no one machine that can beat an average human in everything he or she does."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  270. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Wired+Founding+Editor+Now+Challenges+'The+Myth+of+A+Superhuman+AI'%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oWKdmL"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  277. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2321257/wired-founding-editor-now-challenges-the-myth-of-a-superhuman-ai?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552673&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/Pp4eYOPVtqE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  278.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:24:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  281.            <title>Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network?</title>
  282.            <link>https://ask.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2134234/ask-slashdot-could-we-build-a-global-wireless-mesh-network?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  283.            <description>An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority.
  284. There is nothing in the rules of mathematics or laws of physics that prevents such a system. But how would you break the problem up so it could be crowdfunded and sourced? How would you build the radios? And what about government spectrum rules... How would you persuade governments to allow for the use of say, 1%, of the spectrum for an unlicensed mesh experiment? In the U.S. it would probably take an Act of Congress to overrule the FCC but a grassroots effort with potential for major technology advances backed by celebrity scientists might be enough to tilt the issue but would there be enough motivation?
  285. Is this feasible? Would it amass enough volunteers, advocates, and enthusiastic users? Would it become a glorious example of geeks uniting the world -- or a doomed fantasy with no practical applications. Leave your best thoughts in the comments. Could we build a global wireless mesh network?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  286. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Ask+Slashdot%3A+Could+We+Build+A+Global+Wireless+Mesh+Network%3F%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pt1UM6"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  293. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://ask.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2134234/ask-slashdot-could-we-build-a-global-wireless-mesh-network?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552565&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/TVTUT8MG8aM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  294.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:19:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  297.            <title>Developer Shares A Recoverable Container Format That's File System Agnostic</title>
  298.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2221211/developer-shares-a-recoverable-container-format-thats-file-system-agnostic?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  299.            <description>Long-time Slashdot reader MarcoPon writes: I created a thing: SeqBox. It's an archive/container format (and corresponding suite of tools) with some interesting and unique features. Basically an SBX file is composed of a series of sector-sized blocks with a small header with a recognizable signature, integrity check, info about the file they belong to, and a sequence number. The results of this encoding is the ability to recover an SBX container even if the file system is corrupted, completely lost or just unknown, no matter how much the file is fragmented.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  300. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Developer+Shares+A+Recoverable+Container+Format+That's+File+System+Agnostic%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pJCT2a"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  307. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/2221211/developer-shares-a-recoverable-container-format-thats-file-system-agnostic?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552607&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/2187fwraGlE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  308.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  311.            <title>NASA Launches Super Balloon To Detect Cosmic Particles From Near Space</title>
  312.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0035252/nasa-launches-super-balloon-to-detect-cosmic-particles-from-near-space?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  313.            <description>"After seven unsuccessful attempts NASA has launched a stadium-sized balloon in Wanaka," reports the New Zealand Herald, adding that the super-pressure balloon will collect data from "near space" over the next 100 days. Reuters reports: The balloon, designed by NASA to detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as they penetrate the earth's atmosphere, is expected to circle the planet two or three times. "The origin of these particles is a great mystery that we'd like to solve. Do they come from massive black holes at the centre of galaxies? Tiny, fast-spinning stars? Or somewhere else?" Angela Olinto, a University of Chicago professor and lead investigator on the project, said in a statement.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  322.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:09:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  325.            <title>Microsoft's Surface Revenue Drops By $285M (26%)</title>
  326.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/068255/microsofts-surface-revenue-drops-by-285m-26?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  327.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes Computerworld:
  328. Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street. For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever... The revenue decline "indicates that the aging product needs a refresh badly," Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, wrote in a note to clients today. "Price cutting and competing vendors' products will continue to create declines until new product is released, rumored for later this year." Microsoft threw cold water on any significant changes to the Surface line before June, forecasting that the current quarter will also post a revenue decline.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  329. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Microsoft's+Surface+Revenue+Drops+By+%24285M+(26%25)%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pJmWZM"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  337.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:04:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  340.            <title>Russian-Controlled Telecom Hijacks Traffic For Mastercard, Visa, And 22 Other Services</title>
  341.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0540233/russian-controlled-telecom-hijacks-traffic-for-mastercard-visa-and-22-other-services?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  342.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes the security editor at Ars Technica:
  343. On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability of some of the most sensitive Internet communications.
  344. Anomalies in the border gateway protocol -- which routes large-scale amounts of traffic among Internet backbones, ISPs, and other large networks -- are common and usually the result of human error. While it's possible Wednesday's five- to seven-minute hijack of 36 large network blocks may also have been inadvertent, the high concentration of technology and financial services companies affected made the incident "curious" to engineers at network monitoring service BGPmon. What's more, the way some of the affected networks were redirected indicated their underlying prefixes had been manually inserted into BGP tables, most likely by someone at Rostelecom, the Russian government-controlled telecom that improperly announced ownership of the blocks.
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  353. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0540233/russian-controlled-telecom-hijacks-traffic-for-mastercard-visa-and-22-other-services?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10550213&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/JR9SD9jnlqY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  354.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:59:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  357.            <title>Some Of The Pentagon's Critical Infrastructure Still Runs Windows 95 And 98</title>
  358.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0347232/some-of-the-pentagons-critical-infrastructure-still-runs-windows-95-and-98?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  359.            <description>SmartAboutThings writes:
  360. The Pentagon is set to complete its Windows 10 transition by the end of this year, but nearly 75% of its control system devices still run Windows XP or other older versions, including Windows 95 and 98. A Pentagon official now wants the bug bounty program of the top U.S. defense agency expanded to scan for vulnerabilities in its critical infrastructure.
  361. DefenseOne raises the possibility of "building and electrical systems, HVAC equipment and other critical infrastructure laden with internet-connected sensors," with one military program manager saying "A lot of these systems are still Windows 95 or 98, and that's OK -- if they're not connected to the internet." Windows Report notes that though Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, "the Defense Department is paying Microsoft to continue providing support for the legacy OS."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  362. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Some+Of+The+Pentagon's+Critical+Infrastructure+Still+Runs+Windows+95+And+98%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pJeMkb"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  369. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0347232/some-of-the-pentagons-critical-infrastructure-still-runs-windows-95-and-98?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10549917&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/t2jTtIhz4iI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  370.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:55:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  373.            <title>Startups Struggle For Survival As Investors Turn 'Picky'</title>
  374.            <link>https://slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2317218/startups-struggle-for-survival-as-investors-turn-picky?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  375.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes The Wall Street Journal:
  376. Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn't exist anymore. After burning through more than $120 million in capital, the startup failed to raise more cash and shut down in February. Its roughly 270 employees cleared out of the cavernous Mountain View, California headquarters, leaving behind the ping-pong table and putting green.
  377. Beepi's rapid demise offers a glimpse into the changing fortunes of Silicon Valley startups, many of which have struggled to adjust since a two-year investment frenzy came to an end. In 2014 and 2015, mutual funds, hedge funds and other investors pumped billions into companies that they now see as overvalued, and unlikely to pull off an initial public offering. As venture capitalists became more discerning, investment in U.S. tech startups plummeted by 30% in dollar terms last year from a year earlier.
  378. The article also points out that "much of the money still being invested is pouring into the upper echelon of highly valued start-ups like Airbnb and WeWork or younger ones with clear paths to profit," leaving "scores" of previously well-funded startups now struggling to survive.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  379. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Startups+Struggle+For+Survival+As+Investors+Turn+'Picky'%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pvMMzu"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  387.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:49:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  390.            <title>Encrypted WhatsApp Message Recovered From Westminster Terrorist's Phone</title>
  391.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/1617257/encrypted-whatsapp-message-recovered-from-westminster-terrorists-phone?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  392.            <description>Bruce66423 brings word that a terrorist's WhatsApp message has been decrypted "using techniques that 'cannot be disclosed for security reasons', though 'sources said they now have the technical expertise to repeat the process in future.'" The Economic Times reports:
  393. U.K. security services have managed to decode the last message sent out by Khalid Masood before he rammed his high-speed car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and stabbed to death a police officer at the gates of Parliament on March 22. The access to Masood's message was achieved by what has been described by security sources as a use of "human and technical intelligence"...
  394. The issue of WhatsApp's encrypted service, which is closed to anyone besides the sender and recipient, had come under criticism soon after the attack. "It's completely unacceptable. There should be no place for terrorists to hide. We need to make sure that organisations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other," U.K. home secretary Amber Rudd had said.
  395. Security sources say the message showed the victim's motive was military action in Muslim countries, while the article adds that though ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, "no evidence has emerged to back this up."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  403. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/1617257/encrypted-whatsapp-message-recovered-from-westminster-terrorists-phone?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10552119&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/q0-6zdacsa0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  404.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:44:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  407.            <title>Wikipedia Is Being Blocked In Turkey</title>
  408.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/1540225/wikipedia-is-being-blocked-in-turkey?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  409.            <description>Nine hours ago, Ilgaz wrote:
  410. The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has verified restrictions affecting the Wikipedia online encyclopedia in Turkey. A block affecting all language editions of the website [was] detected at 8:00AM local time Saturday 29 April. The loss of availability is consistent with internet filters used to censor content in the country.
  411.  
  412. stikves added
  413. Access to Wikipedia has been blocked in Turkey as a result of "a provisional administrative order" imposed by the Turkish Telecommunications Authority (BTK)... Turkey Blocks said an administrative blocking order is usually expected to precede a full court blocking order in coming days. While the reason for the order was unknown early on Saturday, a statement on the BTK's website said: "After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651, ADMINISTRATION MEASURE has been taken for this website (wikipedia.org) according to Decision Nr. 490.05.01.2017.-182198 dated 29/04/2017 implemented by Information and Communication Technologies Authority."
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  416. The BBC adds reports from Turkish media that authorities "had asked Wikipedia to remove content by writers 'supporting terror.'"&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  425.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:46:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  428.            <title>Computer Pioneer Harry Huskey Dies At Age 101</title>
  429.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2245200/computer-pioneer-harry-huskey-dies-at-age-101?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  430.            <description>Big Hairy Ian quotes the BBC:
  431. Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr. Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) which first ran in February 1946. ENIAC is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr. Huskey also helped complete work on the Ace -- the Automatic Computing Engine -- designed by Alan Turing.
  432. U.C. Santa Cruz also remembers Huskey's work on the Bendix G-15 in 1954, "a 950-pound predecessor to today's laptops" which is sometimes hailed as the first personal computer (since it didn't require a separate technician to run) -- though each one cost over $50,000. The idea of an "electronic brain" was still so new, it led Huskey to an appearance on Groucho Marx's radio show You Bet Your Life, where Groucho warned him that "They're pretty tricky those machines! I wouldn't trust 'em... They'll turn on your like a mad dog, doctor!"&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  440. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2245200/computer-pioneer-harry-huskey-dies-at-age-101?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10549655&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/D6unSPjVydE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  441.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:34:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  444.            <title>Italian Police Say Amazon Has Evaded $142 Million of Taxes</title>
  445.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0534222/italian-police-say-amazon-has-evaded-142-million-of-taxes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  446.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Milan tax police have told Amazon they believe the world's largest online retailer has evaded around 130 million euros ($142 million) of taxes in Italy, a source close to the matter said on Friday. The allegedly unpaid taxes refer to the period between 2011 and 2015, when Amazon made revenues of around 2.5 billion euros in Italy, the source said. The tax police's findings have been handed to Milan prosecutors, the source added. Amazon issued a statement denying it had evaded any taxes, and said its profits in Italy, on which taxes are paid, had been low due to its considerable investments in the country.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  455.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  458.            <title>Stray WiFi Signals Could Let Spies See Inside Closed Rooms</title>
  459.            <link>https://mobile.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0518237/stray-wifi-signals-could-let-spies-see-inside-closed-rooms?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  460.            <description>sciencehabit quotes a report from Science Magazine: Your wireless router may be giving you away in a manner you never dreamed of. For the first time, physicists have used radio waves from a Wi-Fi transmitter to encode a 3D image of a real object in a hologram similar to the image of Princess Leia projected by R2D2 in the movie Star Wars. In principle, the technique could enable outsiders to "see" the inside of a room using only the Wi-Fi signals leaking out of it, although some researchers say such spying may be easier said than done. Their experiment relies on none of the billions of digital bits of information encoded in Wi-Fi signals, just the fact that the signals are clean, "coherent" waves. However, instead of recording the key interference pattern on a photographic plate, the researchers record it with a Wi-Fi receiver and reconstruct the object in a computer. They placed a Wi-Fi transmitter in a room, 0.9 meters behind the cross. Then they placed a standard Wi-Fi receiver 1.4 meters in front of the cross and moved it slowly back and forth to map out a "virtual screen" that substituted for the photographic plate. Also, instead of having a separate reference beam coming straight to the screen, they placed a second, stationary receiver a few meters away, where it had a direct view of the emitter. For each point on the virtual screen, the researchers compared the signals arriving simultaneously at both receivers, and made a hologram by mapping the delays caused by the aluminum cross. The virtual hologram isn't exactly like a traditional one, as researchers can't recover the image of the object by shining more radio waves on it. Instead, the scientists used the computer to run the radio waves backward in time from the screen to the distance where wave fronts hit the object. The cross then popped out.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  469.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  472.            <title>EPA Website Removes Climate Science Site From Public View After Two Decades</title>
  473.            <link>https://politics.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0716236/epa-website-removes-climate-science-site-from-public-view-after-two-decades?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  474.            <description>Last week there were reports that the EPA climate change website was set to be taken down, though later the EPA denied that. On Friday evening, however, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its website would be "undergoing changes" to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information (paywalled; alternative source). From a report on The Washington Post: One of the websites that appeared to be gone had been cited to challenge statements made by the EPA's new administrator, Scott Pruitt. Another provided detailed information on the previous administration's Clean Power Plan, including fact sheets about greenhouse gas emissions on the state and local levels and how different demographic groups were affected by such emissions. The changes came less than 24 hours before thousands of protesters were set to march in Washington and around the country in support of political action to push back against the Trump administration's rollbacks of former president Barack Obama's climate policies.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  483.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  486.            <title>Surgeon Plans To 'Reawaken' Cryogenically Frozen Brains, Transplant Them Into Someone Else's Skull</title>
  487.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/04/29/0027202/surgeon-plans-to-reawaken-cryogenically-frozen-brains-transplant-them-into-someone-elses-skull?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  488.            <description>Sergio Canavero, the Italian surgeon who plans to perform the world's first human head transplant within the next year, says he is preparing to reawaken cryogenically frozen brains and transplant them into someone else's skull. "In an interview with a German-language magazine, Canavero says he will attempt to bring the first brains frozen in liquid nitrogen at an Arizona-based cryogenics bank back to life 'not in 100 years,' but three years at the latest," reports National Post. From the report: Transplanting a brain only -- and not an entire head -- gets around formidable rejection issues, Canavero said, since there will be no need to reconnect and stitch up severed vessels, nerves, tendons and muscles as there is when a new head is fused onto a brain-dead donor body. Canavero allows that one "problematic" issue with brain transplants, however, would be that "no aspect of your original external body remains the same." "Your head is no longer there, your brain is transplanted into an entirely different skull," he told OOOM magazine, published by the same company that handles the Italian brain surgeon's public relations. The flamboyant neuroscientist who some ethicists have decried as "nuts" rattled the transplant world when he first outlined his plans for a human head transplant two years ago in the journal, Surgical Neurology International. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan called Canavero's latest proposal to merge head transplants with "resurrecting" the frozen dead beyond ridiculous. "People have their own doubts about whether anything can be salvaged from these frozen heads or bodies because of the damage freezing does," said Caplan, head of ethics at NYU Langone Medical Centre in New York City. "Then saying that he has some technique for making this happen, that has never been demonstrated in frozen animals, is absurd."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  497.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 05:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  500.            <title>Trump Order Helps Offshore Drilling, Stops Marine Sanctuary Expansion</title>
  501.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2057242/trump-order-helps-offshore-drilling-stops-marine-sanctuary-expansion?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  502.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In an executive order signed on Friday, President Trump directed his secretary of the interior to review current rules on offshore drilling and exploration. This review is likely to result in a relaxation of the strict protections the previous administration put on offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic and in the Arctic. According to the Washington Post, a review of the rules is likely to "make millions of acres of federal waters eligible for oil and gas leasing." At the same time, Trump's executive order directed the secretary of commerce to cease designating new marine sanctuaries or expanding any that already exist. According to USA Today, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is also "directed to review all designations and expansions of marine monuments or sanctuaries designated under the Antiquities Act within the last 10 years." The Post says this "includes Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which Obama quadrupled in size last year, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts off Massachusetts." Although these reviews could take some time to complete, they put in motion a bid to favor extraction industries like oil and gas mining. "Today, we're unleashing American energy and clearing the way for thousands and thousands of high-paying energy jobs," Trump reportedly told the Associated Press.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  511.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  514.            <title>MIT Creates 3D-Printing Robot That Can Construct a Home Off-Grid In 14 Hours</title>
  515.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2026239/mit-creates-3d-printing-robot-that-can-construct-a-home-off-grid-in-14-hours?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  516.            <description>Kristine Lofgren writes: Home building hasn't changed much over the years, but leave it to MIT to take things to the next level. A new technology built at MIT can construct a simple dome structure in 14 hours and it's powered by solar panels, so you can take it to remote areas. MIT's 3D-printing robot can construct the entire basic structure of a building and can be customized to fit the local terrain in ways that traditional methods can't do. It even has a built-in scoop so it can prepare the building site and gather its own construction materials. You can watch a video of the 3D-printing robot in action here.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  525.            <pubDate>Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  528.            <title>Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones</title>
  529.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2343222/open-ports-create-backdoors-in-millions-of-smartphones?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  530.            <description>An anonymous reader writes: "Mobile applications that open ports on Android smartphones are opening those devices to remote hacking, claims a team of researchers from the University of Michigan," reports Bleeping Computer. Researchers say they've identified 410 popular mobile apps that open ports on people's smartphones. They claim that an attacker could connect to these ports, which in turn grant access to various phone features, such as photos, contacts, the camera, and more. This access could be leveraged to steal photos, contacts, or execute commands on the target's phone. Researchers recorded various demos to prove their attacks. Of these 410 apps, there were many that had between 10 and 50 million downloads on the official Google Play Store and even an app that came pre-installed on an OEMs smartphones. "Research on the mobile open port problem started after researchers read a Trend Micro report from 2015 about a vulnerability in the Baidu SDK, which opened a port on user devices, providing an attacker with a way to access the phone of a user who installed an app that used the Baidu SDK," reports Bleeping Computer. "That particular vulnerability affected over 100 million smartphones, but Baidu moved quickly to release an update. The paper detailing the team's work is entitled Open Doors for Bob and Mallory: Open Port Usage in Android Apps and Security Implications, and was presented Wednesday, April 26, at the 2nd IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy that took place this week in Paris, France."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  539.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  542.            <title>Airbnb Gives In To Regulator's Demand To Test For Racial Discrimination By Hosts</title>
  543.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2155243/airbnb-gives-in-to-regulators-demand-to-test-for-racial-discrimination-by-hosts?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  544.            <description>As part of an agreement with California regulators, Airbnb will allow the government to test for racial discrimination by hosts. The Guardian reports: The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced Thursday that it had resolved a complaint it filed against Airbnb with an agreement that forces the company to permit the state to conduct "fair housing testing" of certain hosts. That means that for the first time the San Francisco-based company is giving a regulatory body permission to conduct the kind of racial discrimination audits that officials have long used to enforce fair housing laws against traditional landlords. The DFEH's original complaint -- which had not previously been disclosed -- was based on research and a growing number of reports suggesting that hosts regularly refuse to rent to guests due to their race, a problem exposed last year under the hashtag #AirbnbWhileBlack.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  553.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  556.            <title>Washington State Orchard Owners Look To Robots As Labor Shortage Worsens</title>
  557.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2141206/washington-state-orchard-owners-look-to-robots-as-labor-shortage-worsens?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  558.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Seattle Times: Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market. The robotic pickers don't get tired and can work 24 hours a day. FFRobotics and Abundant Robotics, of Hayward, California, are racing to get their mechanical pickers to market within the next couple of years. Members of the $7.5 billion annual Washington agriculture industry have long grappled with labor shortages, and depend on workers coming up from Mexico each year to harvest many crops. While financial details are not available, the builders say the robotic pickers should pay for themselves in two years. That puts the likely cost of the machines in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each. FFRobotics is developing a machine that has three-fingered grips to grab fruit and twist or clip it from a branch. The machine would have between four and 12 robotic arms, and can pick up to 10,000 apples an hour, Gad Kober, a co-founder of Israel-based FFRobotics, said. One machine would be able to harvest a variety of crops, taking 85 to 90 percent of the crop off the trees, Kober said. Humans could pick the rest. Abundant Robotics is working on a picker that uses suction to vacuum apples off trees.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  567.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  570.            <title>Apple, Tesla Ask California To Change Its Proposed Policies On Self-Driving Car Testing</title>
  571.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2048243/apple-tesla-ask-california-to-change-its-proposed-policies-on-self-driving-car-testing?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  572.            <description>Tesla and Apple have asked the state of California to change its proposed policies on self-driving cars to allow companies to test vehicles without traditional steering wheels and controls or human back-up drivers, among other things. Reuters reports: In a letter made public Friday, Apple made a series of suggested changes to the policy that is under development and said it looks forward to working with California and others "so that rapid technology development may be realized while ensuring the safety of the traveling public." Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, Ford Motor Co, Uber Technologies Inc, Toyota Motor Corp, Tesla Motors Inc and others also filed comments suggesting changes. Apple said California should revise how companies report self-driving system "disengagements." California currently requires companies to report how many times the self-driving system was deactivated and control handed back to humans because of a system failure or a traffic, weather or road situation that required human intervention. Apple said California's rules for development vehicles used only in testing could "restrict both the design and equipment that can be used in test vehicles." Tesla said California should not bar testing of autonomous vehicles that are 10,000 pounds (4,535 kg) or more. Tesla also said California should not prohibit the sale of non-self-driving vehicles previously used for autonomous vehicle testing.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  581.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  584.            <title>WikiLeaks Reveals the 'Snowden Stopper': CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers</title>
  585.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/205215/wikileaks-reveals-the-snowden-stopper-cia-tool-to-track-whistleblowers?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  586.            <description>schwit1 quotes a report from Zero Hedge: As the latest installment of it's "Vault 7" series, WikiLeaks has just dropped a user manual describing a CIA project known as "Scribbles" (a.k.a. the "Snowden Stopper"), a piece of software purportedly designed to allow the embedding of "web beacon" tags into documents "likely to be stolen." The web beacon tags are apparently able to collect information about an end user of a document and relay that information back to the beacon's creator without being detected. Per WikiLeaks' press release. But, the "Scribbles" user guide notes there is just one small problem with the program: it only works with Microsoft Office products. So, if end users use other programs such as OpenOffice of LibreOffice then the CIA's watermarks become visible to the end user and their cover is blown.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  594. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/205215/wikileaks-reveals-the-snowden-stopper-cia-tool-to-track-whistleblowers?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10549425&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/0TeTU2el8Wo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  595.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  598.            <title>Amazon's Alexa Can Now Whisper, Bleep Out Swear Words, and Change Its Pitch</title>
  599.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2019259/amazons-alexa-can-now-whisper-bleep-out-swear-words-and-change-its-pitch?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  600.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Amazon is trying to make its Alexa voice assistant sound more humanlike. Up until now, the female-sounding voice maintained an even, monotone cadence whenever speaking, but with Amazon's new Speech Synthesis Markup Language that the company introduced this week, Alexa can whisper, vary its speaking speed, and bleep out words. Developers can also add pauses, change the pronunciation of a word, spell a word out, add audio snippets, and insert special words and phrases into their skill. The Verge notes that "the language markups are [only] available to developers in the U.S., U.K. and Germany." Amazon will also be hosting a webinar on May 18th on the new code.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  608. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/2019259/amazons-alexa-can-now-whisper-bleep-out-swear-words-and-change-its-pitch?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10549445&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/D7YNCjMmlI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  609.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  612.            <title>A Database of Thousands of Credit Cards Was Left Exposed on the Open Internet</title>
  613.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1741200/a-database-of-thousands-of-credit-cards-was-left-exposed-on-the-open-internet?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  614.            <description>A US online pet store has exposed the details of more than 110,400 credit cards used to make purchases through its website, researchers have found. From a report on ZDNet: In a stunning show of poor security, the Austin, TX-based company FuturePets.com exposed its entire customer database, including names, postal and email addresses, phone numbers, credit card information, and plain-text passwords. Several customers that we reached out to confirmed some of their information when it was provided by ZDNet, but did not want to be named. The database was exposed because of the company's own insecure server and use of "rsync," a common protocol used for synchronizing copies of files between two different computers, which wasn't protected with a username or password.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  622. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1741200/a-database-of-thousands-of-credit-cards-was-left-exposed-on-the-open-internet?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10549079&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/9zEeP7YSXxg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  623.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  626.            <title>IT Leaders Will Struggle To Meet Future Demands, Study Says</title>
  627.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/191250/it-leaders-will-struggle-to-meet-future-demands-study-says?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  628.            <description>When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US. From a report: This is according to a new report by Brocade, entitled Global Digital Transformation Skills Study. The report is based on a survey of 630 IT leaders in the US, UK, France, Germany, Australia and Singapore. It says that organizations are "at a tipping point" -- a point in time when technology demands are just about to outstrip the skills supply. Consequently, those that train their staff now and prepare for the future in that respect are the ones that are setting themselves up for a successful future. Almost three quarters (74 percent) of IT leaders in the UK see IT departments as either "very important" or "critical" to both innovation and the growth of their business. But the same woes reman, as almost two thirds (63 percent) think they'll struggle to find the right people in the next year.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  629. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=IT+Leaders+Will+Struggle+To+Meet+Future+Demands%2C+Study+Says%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oUdiiG"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  637.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  640.            <title>Elon Musk Outlines His 'Boring' Vision For Traffic-Avoiding Tunnels</title>
  641.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1920230/elon-musk-outlines-his-boring-vision-for-traffic-avoiding-tunnels?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  642.            <description>Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed new details about his futuristic tunnel-boring project during his TED talk on Friday. Ina Fried, writing for Axios: In an appearance at the TED conference in Vancouver, Musk showed off a new video visualization of electric skates transporting cars in a narrow tunnel, then raising them back to street level in a space as small as two parking spaces. Inside the tunnels, Musk said cars could travel as fast as 200 kilometers per hour (roughly 130 MPH). "You should be able to go from say Westwood to LAX in 5-6 minutes," the Tesla and SpaceX founder said, adding he is spending only 2-3 percent on the tunnel effort. The Boring Company is currently building a demo tunnel in SpaceX's parking lot, but will need permits from the city of Los Angeles to extend beyond the property line. Musk added, "I'm not trying to be anyone's savior. I'm just trying to think about the future and not be sad." You can watch the video here.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  651.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  654.            <title>NSA Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets</title>
  655.            <link>https://politics.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1851228/nsa-halts-collection-of-americans-emails-about-foreign-targets?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  656.            <description>The NSA is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program (alternative source), one in which it collects Americans' emails and texts to and from people overseas and that mention a foreigner under surveillance, NYTimes reports on Friday citing officials familiar with the matter. From the report: National security officials have argued that such surveillance is lawful and helpful in identifying people who might have links to terrorism, espionage or otherwise are targeted for intelligence-gathering. The fact that the sender of such a message would know an email address or phone number associated with a surveillance target is grounds for suspicion, these officials argued. [...] The N.S.A. made the change to resolve problems it was having complying with special rules imposed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2011 to protect Americans' privacy. For technical reasons, the agency ended up collecting messages sent and received domestically as a byproduct of such surveillance, the officials said.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  665.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  668.            <title>We're Getting Closer To Mass Production of Bones, Organs, and Implants</title>
  669.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1637212/were-getting-closer-to-mass-production-of-bones-organs-and-implants?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  670.            <description>Medical researchers have been able to create certain kinds of living cells with 3D printers for more than a decade. Now a few companies are getting closer to mass production of higher-order tissues (bone, cartilage, organs) and other individually tailored items, including implants. From an article: Organovo has successfully transplanted human liver tissue into mice to cure chronic liver failure. Pending the success of human trials, possible applications include the $3 billion market for inherited conditions such as hemophilia. [...] Aspect prints tissue cells to create structures that resemble parts of the human body, such as an airway or meniscus, to spur easier research on treatments for, say, asthma or muscle tears. By taking muscle cells from a lung, for example, the company built respiratory tissue that responded to common asthma inhalers as a person's body should. [...] Materialise designs custom 3D-printable implants, surgical guides, and other medical devices. It's waiting on approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for implants designed to fuse bones.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  679.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  682.            <title>Report Shows Another Diversity Challenge: Retaining Employees</title>
  683.            <link>https://slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1613205/report-shows-another-diversity-challenge-retaining-employees?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  684.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: Women, blacks and Latinos are far more likely to quit jobs in tech than white or Asian men, according to a new report by the Kapor Center for Social Impact. The Oakland nonprofit commissioned an online survey by the Harris Poll, which asked 2,006 people who voluntarily left tech jobs in the past three years about why they quit. It found women were twice as likely to leave as men (alternative link), while black and Latino tech workers were 3.5 times likelier to quit than white or Asian colleagues. The most common reason they gave for their departures was workplace mistreatment.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  685. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Report+Shows+Another+Diversity+Challenge%3A+Retaining+Employees%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pGyiOd"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
  686. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fslashdot.org%2Fstory%2F17%2F04%2F28%2F1613205%2Freport-shows-another-diversity-challenge-retaining-employees%3Futm_source%3Dslashdot%26utm_medium%3Dfacebook"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/facebook_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  689.  
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  692. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1613205/report-shows-another-diversity-challenge-retaining-employees?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10548893&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/2lOyG_11EnM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  693.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  696.            <title>The Internet-of-Things is Maturing</title>
  697.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1429210/the-internet-of-things-is-maturing?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  698.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: The "Internet of Things" (IoT) category is starting to mature in terms of startup investments, according to a new report from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Wing. Like any other trendy area of tech, IoT is in the midst of its own hype cycle, so it's important to get a more detailed picture of how the money is flowing.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  699. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=The+Internet-of-Things+is+Maturing%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ppRVH2"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  706. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1429210/the-internet-of-things-is-maturing?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10548673&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/CgiOx-rhP3A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  707.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  710.            <title>Qualcomm Says Apple To Stop Paying Royalties</title>
  711.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/141223/qualcomm-says-apple-to-stop-paying-royalties?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  712.            <description>Apple has decided to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to Qualcomm, until a legal dispute between the companies is resolved, the chipmaker said on Friday. From a report: Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips used in smartphones, said it will not receive royalties from Apple's contract manufacturers for sales made during the quarter ended March 31. San Diego, California-based Qualcomm also slashed its profit and revenue forecasts for the current quarter, to account for the lost royalty revenue.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  713. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Qualcomm+Says+Apple+To+Stop+Paying+Royalties%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2oT6qSK"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  717.  
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  720. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://apple.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/141223/qualcomm-says-apple-to-stop-paying-royalties?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10548595&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/U4T1Wa1Qj8s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  721.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  724.            <title>An Open Letter on DRM To the Inventor of the Web, From the Inventor of Net Neutrality</title>
  725.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1533207/an-open-letter-on-drm-to-the-inventor-of-the-web-from-the-inventor-of-net-neutrality?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  726.            <description>Tim Wu, a law professor at the Colombia University, and best known for coining the term "net neutrality," has published an open letter to Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In the letter, Wu has asked Berners-Lee to "seriously consider extending a protective covenant to legitimate circumventers who have cause to bypass EME, should it emerge as a W3C standard." Cory Doctorow, writes for BoingBoing: But Wu goes on to draw a connection between the problems of DRM and the problems of network discrimination: DRM is wrapped up in a layer of legal entanglements (notably section 1201 of America's Digital Millennium Copyright Act), which allow similar kinds of anticompetitive and ugly practices that make net neutrality so important. This is a live issue, too, because the W3C just held the most contentious vote in its decades-long history, on whether to publish a DRM standard for the web without any of the proposed legal protections for companies that create the kinds of competing products and services that the law permits, except when DRM is involved. As Wu points out, this sets up a situation where the incumbents get to create monopolies that produce the same problems for the open web that network neutrality advocates -- like Berners-Lee -- worry about.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  731.  
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  734. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1533207/an-open-letter-on-drm-to-the-inventor-of-the-web-from-the-inventor-of-net-neutrality?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10548829&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/1tvM9CoSA3g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  735.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  738.            <title>Slashdot Asks: Should an Employee Be Fired For Working On Personal Side Projects During Office ...</title>
  739.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1451233/slashdot-asks-should-an-employee-be-fired-for-working-on-personal-side-projects-during-office-hours?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  740.            <description>An anonymous reader writes: I found this article that talks about whether an engineer should be fired if s/he is working on a side project. Several people who have commented in the thread say that the employer should first talk to the person and understand why they are working on personal projects during the office hours. One reason, as many suggested, could be that the employee might not have been fairly compensated despite being exceptionally good at the job. In which case, the problem resides somewhere in the management who has failed to live up to the expectations. What do you folks think? Let's not just focus on engineers, per se. It could be an IT guy (who might have a lot of free time in hand), or a programmer.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  741. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Slashdot+Asks%3A+Should+an+Employee+Be+Fired+For+Working+On+Personal+Side+Projects+During+Office+Hours%3F%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2pptKZr"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  748. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1451233/slashdot-asks-should-an-employee-be-fired-for-working-on-personal-side-projects-during-office-hours?utm_source=rss1.0moreanon&amp;amp;utm_medium=feed"&gt;Read more of this story&lt;/a&gt; at Slashdot.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;iframe src="https://slashdot.org/slashdot-it.pl?op=discuss&amp;amp;id=10548735&amp;amp;smallembed=1" style="height: 300px; width: 100%; border: none;"&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~4/h5lGBDkoe3M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  749.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  752.            <title>Amazon Confirms Advertising Will Become a 'Meaningful' Part of Its Business</title>
  753.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/04/28/1424211/amazon-confirms-advertising-will-become-a-meaningful-part-of-its-business?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  754.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: Amazon's advertising business has loomed quietly in the digital media space for some time but the online behemoth has given the clearest indication yet that it will now come to the fore. Advertisers and agencies have been hearing Amazon-sized footsteps for some time but until now the business has erred away from revealing too much. However, on its latest earnings call Amazon was asked by one analyst as to whether advertising could become a more "meaningful part of the business" over the near to mid-term. "It's pretty early in the days with advertising but we're very pleased with the team we have and the results," said Amazon's chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky in response to another analyst query. "Our goal is to be helpful to consumers and enhance their shopping or their viewing experience with targeted recommendations, and we think a lot of the information we have and preferences of customers and recommendations help us do that for customers."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  755. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=Amazon+Confirms+Advertising+Will+Become+a+'Meaningful'+Part+of+Its+Business%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ppsEgq"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  763.            <pubDate>Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  766.            <title>BitTorrent is Shutting Down Its Live TV Streaming Service</title>
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  768.            <description>Janko Roettgers, reporting for Variety: San Francisco-based BitTorrent Inc. is set to shut down its P2P-powered live TV streaming service BitTorrent Live in the coming weeks, Variety has learned. Most of the 10-person team behind the live streaming service is expected to leave the company by the end of this week. The closure of Live comes after BitTorrent unsuccessfully tried to raise money to spin out the service into a separate company. It's also just the latest twist in a long corporate drama. Last year, two outside investors took control of BitTorrent, spent millions of dollars on an expensive expansion into the media space and promptly got themselves fired. BitTorrent has since rehired its former COO Rogelio Choy as its new CEO, and is now looking to focus on its core products. As part of that realignment, the company was looking to turn Live into a separate, venture-funded entity, but raising money for it proved challenging.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  769. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=BitTorrent+is+Shutting+Down+Its+Live+TV+Streaming+Service%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ptuLl8"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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