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  10.            <title>Fake Fingerprints Can Imitate Real Ones In Biometric Systems, Research Shows</title>
  11.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/2024239/fake-fingerprints-can-imitate-real-ones-in-biometric-systems-research-shows?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  12.            <description>schwit1 shares a report: Researchers have used a neural network to generate artificial fingerprints that work as a "master key" for biometric identification systems and prove fake fingerprints can be created. According to a paper [PDF] presented at a security conference in Los Angeles, the artificially generated fingerprints, dubbed "DeepMasterPrints" by the researchers from New York University, were able to imitate more than one in five fingerprints in a biometric system that should only have an error rate of one in a thousand.
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  14. The researchers, led by NYU's Philip Bontrager, say that "the underlying method is likely to have broad applications in fingerprint security as well as fingerprint synthesis." As with much security research, demonstrating flaws in existing authentication systems is considered to be an important part of developing more secure replacements in the future. In order to work, the DeepMasterPrints take advantage of two properties of fingerprint-based authentication systems. The first is that, for ergonomic reasons, most fingerprint readers do not read the entire finger at once, instead imaging whichever part of the finger touches the scanner.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  23.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  26.            <title>FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking</title>
  27.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/204249/fda-seeks-ban-on-menthol-cigarettes-to-fight-teen-smoking?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  28.            <description>The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will seek a ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes. From a report: The announcement came as the agency officially released a detailed plan to also restrict the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes. It also wants to ban flavored cigars. In a statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the moves are aimed at fighting smoking among young people. Flavored e-cigarettes, menthol-flavored tobacco cigarettes and flavored cigars are all popular among teenagers. "Today, I'm pursuing actions aimed at addressing the disturbing trend of youth nicotine use and continuing to advance the historic declines we've achieved in recent years in the rates of combustible cigarette use among kids," Gottlieb says.
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  30. While cigarette smoking has hit a record low in the United States, vaping has been skyrocketing. That trend has raised concerns that a new generation of young people will become addicted to nicotine. Gottlieb says the moves were prompted by new data showing a 78 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students and a 48 percent increase among middle school students, from 2017 to 2018. "These data shock my conscience," Gottlieb says.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  42.            <title>The F-35's Greatest Vulnerability Isn't Enemy Weapons. It's Being Hacked.</title>
  43.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/1920217/the-f-35s-greatest-vulnerability-isnt-enemy-weapons-its-being-hacked?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  44.            <description>schwit1 shares a report: Every F-35 squadron, no matter the country, has a 13-server ALIS package that is connected to the worldwide ALIS network. Individual jets send logistical data back to their nation's Central Point of Entry, which then passes it on to Lockheed's central server hub in Fort Worth, Texas. In fact, ALIS sends back so much data that some countries are worried it could give away too much information about their F-35 operations. Another networking system is the Joint Reprogramming Enterprise, or JRE. The JRE maintains a shared library of potential adversary sensors and weapon systems that is distributed to the worldwide F-35 fleet. For example, the JRE will seek out and share information on enemy radar and electronic warfare signals so that individual air forces will not have to track down the information themselves. This allows countries with the F-35 to tailor the mission around anticipated threats -- and fly one step ahead of them.
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  46. Although the networks have serious cybersecurity protections, they will undoubtedly be targets for hackers in times of peace, and war. Hackers might try to bring down the networks entirely, snarling the worldwide logistics system and even endangering the ability of individual aircraft to get much-needed spare parts. Alternately, it might be possible to compromise the integrity of the ALIS data -- by, say, reporting a worldwide shortage of F-35 engines. Hackers could conceivably introduce bad data in the JRE that could compromise the safety of a mission, shortening the range of a weapon system so that a pilot thinks she is safely outside the engagement zone when she is most certainly not. Even the F-35 simulators that train pilots could conceivably leak data to an adversary. Flight simulators are programmed to mirror flying a real aircraft as much as possible, so data retrieved from a simulator will closely follow the data from a real F-35.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  55.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  58.            <title>A New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Has Arrived With Bluetooth 4.2 and Dual-Band Wi-Fi For $25</title>
  59.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/1846205/a-new-raspberry-pi-3-model-a-has-arrived-with-bluetooth-42-and-dual-band-wi-fi-for-25?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  60.            <description>Raspberry Pi has introduced a new version of one of its most popular models just in time to stuff your stocking: the Model A+. And this time around, it's even more attractive. From a report: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ costs $25, $5 more than the previous generation, but has a lot more going for it. Just like the top-of-the-line Model B+, the new Model A+ has a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, and you'll also get dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5 GHz), a feature that was missing from the previous A+. And you'll have to use it, since the A+ doesn't have an Ethernet port. It does, however, have Bluetooth 4.2 on board. For $10 less than the $35 Model B+, you'll also only get a single USB port (versus four on the B+) as well as 512MB of RAM (versus 1GB on the B+). But otherwise, the devices are identical, with a full-size HDMI port, CSI camera port, DSI display port, stereo output and composite video port, and a micro SD port. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ isn't the cheapest Pi model available -- the Zero costs $5 and the Zero W costs just $10 -- but it rounds out the options nicely. The new model is available now through Raspberry Pi retailers.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  69.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:46:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  72.            <title>SpaceX Wins FCC Approval To Deploy 7,518 Satellites</title>
  73.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/180253/spacex-wins-fcc-approval-to-deploy-7518-satellites?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  74.            <description>SpaceX won permission to deploy more than 7,000 satellites, far more than all operating spacecraft currently aloft, from U.S. regulators who also moved to reduce a growing risk from space debris as skies grow more crowded. From a report: Space Exploration Technologies has two test satellites aloft, and it earlier won permission for a separate set of 4,425 satellites -- which like the 7,518 satellites authorized Thursday are designed to provide broadband communications. It has said it plans to begin launches next year. Space companies riding innovations that include smaller and cheaper satellites -- with some just 4 inches long and weighing only 3 pounds -- are planning fleets that will fly fast and low, offering communications now commonly handled by larger, more expensive satellites. Right now there are fewer than 2,000 operating satellites, and the planned additional space traffic demands vigilance, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said before the agency voted Thursday on a variety of space-related matters including SpaceX's application, debris rules, and other space matters.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  86.            <title>The US Military is Making Balloons That Hover at the Edge of Space, Indefinitely</title>
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  88.            <description>A sensor that can spot the wind direction from miles away will let DARPA's surveillance balloons hover at the very edge of space in one spot indefinitely. An anonymous reader writes: DARPA, the US military's research arm, is currently testing a wind sensor that could allow devices in its Adaptable Lighter-Than-Air (ALTA) balloon program to spot wind speed and direction from a great distance and then make the necessary adjustments to stay in one spot. DARPA has been working on ALTA for some time, but its existence was only revealed in September. "By flying higher we hope to take advantage of a larger range of winds," says ALTA project manager Alex Walan. ALTA will operate even higher than Loon at 75,000 to 90,000 feet (22,900 to 27,400 meters or 14 to 17 miles), where the winds are less predictable. That shouldn't be a problem if the balloon can see exactly where the favorable winds are.
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  90. The wind sensor, called Strat-OAWL (short for "stratospheric optical autocovariance wind lidar"), is a new version of one originally designed for NASA satellites. Made by Ball Aerospace, OAWL shines pulses of laser light into the air. A small fraction of the beam is reflected back, and the reflected laser light is gathered by a telescope. The wavelength of the reflected light is changed slightly depending on how fast the air it bounced back from is moving, a change known as doppler shift. By analyzing this shift, OAWL can determine the speed and direction of the wind. Unlike other wind sensors, OAWL looks in two directions at once, giving a better indication of wind speed and direction.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  99.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:23:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  102.            <title>The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It</title>
  103.            <link>https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/160240/the-internet-has-a-huge-cc-problem-and-developers-dont-want-to-deal-with-it?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  104.            <description>What do Heartbleed, WannaCry, and million dollar iPhone bugs have in common? From a report: One bug affects iPhones, another affects Windows, and the third affects servers running Linux. At first glance these might seem unrelated, but in reality all three were made possible because the software that was being exploited was written in programming languages which allow a category of errors called "memory unsafety." By allowing these types of vulnerabilities, languages such as C and C++ have facilitated a nearly unending stream of critical computer security vulnerabilities for years.
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  106. Imagine you had a program with a list of 10 numbers. What should happen if you asked the list for its 11th element? Most of us would say an error of some sort should occur, and in a memory safe programming language (for example, Python or Java) that's what would happen. In a memory unsafe programming language, it'll look at wherever in memory the 11th element would be (if it existed) and try to access it. Sometimes this will result in a crash, but in many cases you get whatever happens to be at that location in memory, even if that portion of memory has nothing to do with our list. This type of vulnerability is called a "buffer-overflow," and it's one of the most common types of memory unsafety vulnerabilities. HeartBleed, which impacted 17 percent of the secure web servers on the internet, was a buffer-overflow exploit, letting you read 60 kilobytes past the end of a list, including passwords and other users' data.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  115.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  118.            <title>How Podcasts Became a Seductive -- and Sometimes Slippery -- Mode of Storytelling</title>
  119.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/1552212/how-podcasts-became-a-seductive----and-sometimes-slippery----mode-of-storytelling?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  120.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: Podcasting has offered advertisers a new means of reaching demographically targeted consumers. Many podcasts feature extended endorsements, read by the host, that often include a discount code for a product or service. For listeners accustomed to a separation between advertising and editorial, the blurring of lines can be disconcerting (or embarrassing, such as when podcast hosts like Joe Rogan and Tim Ferriss expound on how much they enjoy wearing Me Undies). For advertisers that have spent heavily on podcasts, like the omnipresent Casper and Blue Apron, the effectiveness of such campaigns can be measured in increased sales. A representative for Blue Apron, which has launched its own branded podcast, "Why We Eat What We Eat," in addition to advertising on hundreds of shows, told me, "We view podcasts less as an advertising channel and more as a content channel to win new customers and engage existing customers."
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  122. Podcast advertising remains a relatively new science. Producers and advertisers can instantly tabulate how many times a show has been downloaded, but it's harder to ascertain how many people have listened to the whole thing. A commercial marketplace puts pressure on podcasters to create content that can attract millions of listeners, which does not necessarily make for the strongest, or most subtle, content. Linsky, with some frustration, noted that it doesn't matter much to an advertiser if a podcast takes an hour to record or months to report; all that matters is whether it attracts a lot of listeners. New ways of monetizing podcasts are being explored, including a paid-subscription model; apps such as Stitcher Premium offer ad-free listening and bonus episodes.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  130. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/1552212/how-podcasts-became-a-seductive----and-sometimes-slippery----mode-of-storytelling?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=12908096&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/y3mtcFV0Qm4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  131.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  134.            <title>YouTube King PewDiePie Surrenders Crown To Indian Record Label T-Series</title>
  135.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/1520209/youtube-king-pewdiepie-surrenders-crown-to-indian-record-label-t-series?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  136.            <description>YouTube is about to crown a new king. T-Series, one of India's largest record labels, will become the most-subscribed channel on the world's most popular video site in the next couple weeks. At the beginning of the year, the company had 30 million fans, fewer than half of the following for No. 1 PewDiePie, the Swedish video-game geek and jokester whose real name is Felix Kjellberg. From a report: The company's ascent has shocked the tight-knit community of online personalities, prompting some to rally behind PewDiePie and delay T-Series' ascent. While claiming the most subscribers on YouTube is largely a symbolic achievement, and the company already has the most monthly views, the end of PewDiePie's five-year reign is a watershed moment that reflects important changes as internet use gets more global.
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  138. More than half of the 10 most popular channels on YouTube in terms of monthly views are from outside the U.S., and many of them belong to professional media companies. YouTube's previous champions have been young, male amateurs like the video blogger Ray William Johnson and comedy duo Smosh. But after years as a mostly Western site for pranks and cat clips, the Google-owned company has lured most of the world's largest media giants to the site, blurring the line between professional and amateur. Further reading: Who Rules YouTube? Swift? Bieber? Nope. It's T-Series, a Record Label in India.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  147.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  150.            <title>Chinese Telecoms Giant ZTE is Helping Venezuela Build a System That Monitors Citizen Behavior ...</title>
  151.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/1439244/chinese-telecoms-giant-zte-is-helping-venezuela-build-a-system-that-monitors-citizen-behavior-through-a-new-identification-card?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  152.            <description>The "fatherland card," already used by the government to track voting, worries many in Venezuela and beyond. From a report: In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China's national identity card program. Chavez, a decade into his self-styled socialist revolution, wanted help to provide ID credentials to the millions of Venezuelans who still lacked basic documentation needed for tasks like voting or opening a bank account. Once in Shenzhen, though, the Venezuelans realized a card could do far more than just identify the recipient.
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  154. There, at the headquarters of Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp, they learned how China, using smart cards, was developing a system that would help Beijing track social, political and economic behavior. Using vast databases to store information gathered with the card's use, a government could monitor everything from a citizen's personal finances to medical history and voting activity. "What we saw in China changed everything," said the member of the Venezuelan delegation, technical advisor Anthony Daquin. His initial amazement, he said, gradually turned to fear that such a system could lead to abuses of privacy by Venezuela's government. "They were looking to have citizen control."
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  156. The following year, when he raised concerns with Venezuelan officials, Daquin told Reuters, he was detained, beaten and extorted by intelligence agents. They knocked several teeth out with a handgun and accused him of treasonous behavior, Daquin said, prompting him to flee the country. Government spokespeople had no comment on Daquin's account. The project languished. But 10 years after the Shenzhen trip, Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the "carnet de la patria," or "fatherland card." The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  165.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  168.            <title>Minister in Charge of Japan's Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer</title>
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  170.            <description>Futurepower(R) shares a report: A lot of people don't use computers. Most of them aren't in charge of a nation's cybersecurity. But one is. Japanese lawmakers were aghast on Wednesday when Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the minister who heads the government's cybersecurity office, said during questioning in Parliament that he had no need for the devices, and appeared confused when asked basic technology questions. "I have been independently running my own business since I was 25 years old," he said. When computer use is necessary, he said, "I order my employees or secretaries" to do it. [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source.] "I don't type on a computer," he added.
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  172. Asked by a lawmaker if nuclear power plants allowed the use of USB drives, a common technology widely considered to be a security risk, Mr. Sakurada did not seem to understand what they were. "I don't know details well," he said. "So how about having an expert answer your question if necessary, how's that?" The comments were immediately criticized. "I can't believe that a person who never used a computer is in charge of cybersecurity measures," said Masato Imai, an opposition lawmaker.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  181.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  184.            <title>Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Ordered All Facebook Executives To Use Android Phones After Tim Cook ...</title>
  185.            <link>https://apple.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/0026228/mark-zuckerberg-reportedly-ordered-all-facebook-executives-to-use-android-phones-after-tim-cook-criticized-facebook?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  186.            <description>A new report from the New York Times sheds some light on what happened inside Facebook last year as the company was fighting numerous scandals, including Russian interference and the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March. In addition to reportedly hiring a public relations firm to write dozens of articles critical of rivals Google and Apple, the social media company ordered Facebook executives to use Android phones, after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the company in an MSNBC interview for being a service that traffics "in your personal life." According to the report, the order came from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Verge reports: In those comments made back in March, Cook dismissed a question asking him what he would do if he were in Zuckerberg's shoes dealing with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal by saying, "I wouldn't be in this situation." Zuckerberg soon after retorted in an interview with Recode that he found Cook's comments to be "extremely glib," and that "I think it's important that we don't all get Stockholm syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you. Because that sounds ridiculous to me." While it's not clear how Cook's aggressive comments directly provoked Zuckerberg into issuing his Android-only order, it's still a rational decision to make Americans use Android. Android is the dominant operating system in many regions outside of the U.S., including South America, Europe, Russia, South Asia, and parts of the Middle East.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  195.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  198.            <title>Mozilla's 'Privacy Not Included' Gift Report Highlights Security Concerns</title>
  199.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/0042210/mozillas-privacy-not-included-gift-report-highlights-security-concerns?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  200.            <description>Mozilla has released its second annual "Privacy Not Included" guide that rates 70 products to help give you an idea as to how secure or insecure they are. "We want to provide people information about how to make informed decisions when shopping for gifts that are connected to the internet," says Ashley Boyd, vice president of advocacy at Mozilla. "These products are becoming really popular. And in some cases, it's easy to forget that they're even connected to the internet." Wired reports: Among the important signifiers of a trustworthy stocking stuffer, according to Mozilla's rubric: the use of encryption, pushing automatic software security updates, strong password hygiene, a way to deal with vulnerabilities should they arise, and a privacy policy that doesn't take a PhD to parse. The most surprising result of Mozilla's testing may be how many products actually earned its seal of approval. Thirty-three of the 70 items in the "Privacy Not Included" guide passed muster; fans of the Nintendo Switch, Google Home, and Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit can sleep a little easier.
  201. On the other end of the scale, Mozilla highlighted seven products that may not hit the mark -- yes, including the sous vide wand, the Anova Precision Cooker. Also scoring low marks in Mozilla's accounting: the DJI Spark Selfie Drone (no encryption, does not require users to change the default password), the Parrot Bebop 2 drone (no encryption, complex privacy policy), and unsurprisingly, at least one baby monitor. The remaining 30 items on the list all exist somewhere in the murky middle, usually because Mozilla was unable to confirm at least one attribute. Which may be the real takeaway from the report: Typically, you have no reasonable way to find out if a given internet-connected device is secure. "If you can't tell, that says that there's a problem of communication between manufacturers and consumers," says Boyd. "We would love for makers of these products to be more clear and more transparent about what they're doing and not doing. That's a big place we think change is needed."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  210.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  213.            <title>A Massive Impact Crater Has Been Detected Beneath Greenland's Ice Sheet</title>
  214.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2225219/a-massive-impact-crater-has-been-detected-beneath-greenlands-ice-sheet?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  215.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: An unusually large asteroid crater measuring 19 miles wide has been discovered under a continental ice sheet in Greenland. Roughly the size of Paris, it's now among the 25 biggest asteroid craters on Earth. An iron-rich asteroid measuring nearly a kilometer wide (0.6 miles) struck Greenland's ice-covered surface at some point between 3 million and 12,000 years ago, according to a new study published today in Science Advances. The impact would've flung horrific amounts of water vapor and debris into the atmosphere, while sending torrents of meltwater into the North Atlantic -- events that likely triggered global cooling (a phenomenon sometimes referred to as a nuclear or volcanic winter). Over time, however, the gaping hole was obscured by a 1,000-meter-tall (3,200-foot) layer of ice, where it remained hidden for thousands of years. Remarkably, the crater was discovered quite by chance -- and it's now the first large crater to be discovered beneath a continental ice sheet.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  224.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  227.            <title>China's Fusion Reactor Reaches 100 Million Degrees Celsius</title>
  228.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2346221/chinas-fusion-reactor-reaches-100-million-degrees-celsius?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  229.            <description>hackingbear shares a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) -- dubbed the 'artificial sun' -- reached a whopping 100 million degrees Celsius which is six times hotter than the core of the Sun. This temperature is the minimum required to maintain a fusion reaction that produces more power than it takes to run. The Chinese research team said they were able to achieve the record temperature through the use of various new techniques in heating and controlling the plasma, but could only maintain the state for around 10 seconds. The latest breakthrough provided experimental evidence that reaching the 100 million degrees Celsius mark is possible, according to China's Institute of Plasma Physics. "While the U.S. is putting new restrictions on nuclear technology exports to China, inventions and findings of EAST will be important contributions to the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)," writes Slashdot reader hackingbear. The reactor is currently being built in southern France with collaboration from 35 nations. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, it is expected to be "the first device to consistently produce net energy, producing 500 megawatts of clean and sustainable power."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  238.            <pubDate>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  241.            <title>Facebook Reportedly Hired a PR Firm That Wrote Negative Articles About Rivals, Pushed George ...</title>
  242.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/15/004218/facebook-reportedly-hired-a-pr-firm-that-wrote-negative-articles-about-rivals-pushed-george-soros-conspiracy-theory?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  243.            <description>According to a recently-published report in the New York Times, Facebook hired a public relations firm last year that wrote dozens of articles critical of rivals Google and Apple and pushed the idea that liberal financier George Soros was behind a growing anti-Facebook movement. "Facebook expanded its relationship with Definers Public Affairs in October 2017 after enduring a year's worth of external criticism over its handling of Russian interference on its social network," CNBC summarizes. From the report: The firm reportedly wrote articles that blasted Google and Apple while downplaying the impact of Russian interference on Facebook. Those articles were published on NTK Network, an affiliate of the firm whose content is often followed by politically conservative outlets, including Breitbart, the report says. Definers Public Affairs also reportedly pressed reporters to explore Soros' financial connections with groups that protested Facebook at Congressional hearings in July.
  244. Facebook's relationship with Definers Public Affairs were outlined as part of a broader report that looked at the company's handling of numerous scandals over the past three years, including Russian interference and the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March. Other revelations in the report include Sheryl Sandberg's apparent fury when former security chief told the board of directors in fall 2017 about the full extent of Russian interference on the platform, and Mark Zuckerberg ordering managers to use Android phones after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized the company's approach to privacy earlier this year.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  256.            <title>Safari Tests 'Not Secure' Warning For Unencrypted Websites</title>
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  258.            <description>Similar to Chrome, Apple's Safari browser is testing a warning system for when users visit websites that aren't protected by HTTPS encryption. "The feature for now is only in Safari Technology Preview 70, a version of the web browser Apple uses to test technology it typically brings to the ordinary version of Safari," reports CNET. From the report: Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on its plans for bringing the warning to mainstream Safari. Apple's browser does warn you already if you have an insecure connection to a very sensitive website for typing in passwords or credit card numbers.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  267.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  270.            <title>Many Free Mobile VPN Apps Are Based In China Or Have Chinese Ownership</title>
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  272.            <description>A new study has found that more than half of the top free mobile VPN returned by Play Store and App Store searches are from developers based in China or with Chinese ownership, raising serious concerns about data privacy. "Our investigation uncovered that over half of the top free VPN apps either had Chinese ownership or were actually based in China, which has aggressively clamped down on VPN services over the past year and maintains an iron grip on the internet within its borders," said Simon Migliano, Head of Research at Metric Labs, a company that runs the Top10VPN portal. ZDNet reports: The researcher says he analyzed the top 20 free VPN apps that appear in searches for VPN apps on the Google and Apple mobile app stores, for both the US and UK locales. He says that 17 of the 30 apps he analyzed (10 apps appeared on both stores) had formal links to China, either being a legally registered Chinese entity or by having Chinese ownership, based on business registration and shareholder information Migliano shared with ZDNet.
  273. The expert says that 86 percent of the apps he analyzed had "unacceptable privacy policies." For example, some apps didn't say if they logged traffic, some apps appeared to use generic privacy policies that didn't even mention the term VPN, while some apps didn't feature a privacy policy at all. On top of this, other apps admitted in their policies to sharing data with third-parties, tracking users, and sending and sharing data with Chinese third-parties. Almost half of the free VPN apps also appeared to take the privacy policy as a joke, with some hosting the policy as a plain text file on Pastebin, AWS servers, or raw IP addresses, with no domain name. In addition, 64 percent of the apps also didn't bother setting up a dedicated website for their VPN service, operating strictly from the Play Store.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  281. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2158257/many-free-mobile-vpn-apps-are-based-in-china-or-have-chinese-ownership?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=12902888&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/~4/8gMuOFsVVzA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  282.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:03:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  285.            <title>Indiegogo 'Guaranteed Shipping' Will Ensure Refunds If Campaigns Fail</title>
  286.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2153207/indiegogo-guaranteed-shipping-will-ensure-refunds-if-campaigns-fail?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  287.            <description>Indiegogo will start offering "guaranteed shipping" on some crowdfunding campaigns through a pilot program starting next year. Creators who choose to partake in the pilot will promise to users that their product will be delivered. If they fail to fulfill that promise, supporters will get their money back. Engadget reports: Details on how the guaranteed shipping process will work are still pretty sparse, as Indiegogo plans to experiment with it. Creators will have to opt-in to the program. When they do, they will be given a "guaranteed shipping" badge or icon that will appear on their page to inform potential backers of the pledge. Per Indiegogo, in certain cases, some funds may be withheld from the creator until they can confirm that they will be able to ship their products on time. The guaranteed shipping option will likely be most viable for existing companies using Indiegogo's enterprise platform to test out new products.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  296.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  299.            <title>Mark Zuckerberg 'Not Able' To Attend International Disinformation Hearing</title>
  300.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2137209/mark-zuckerberg-not-able-to-attend-international-disinformation-hearing?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  301.            <description>Mark Zuckerberg is "not able" to attend a joint disinformation hearing in London, Facebook says. "In a letter to the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the company declined to say why Zuckerberg couldn't attend, but said it remains 'happy to cooperate' with the inquiry," reports CNET. "The letter also laid out some of the efforts Facebook has made over the last year in areas like fighting fake news and striving for transparency in political ads." From the report: Damian Collins, chair of the committee, is leading the charge and noted that the social network's response is "hugely disappointing." "The fact that he has continually declined to give evidence, not just to my committee, but now to an unprecedented international grand committee, makes him look like he's got something to hide," he said in an emailed statement."
  302. Facebook declined the initial invitation from the British and Canadian politicians in October, prompting them to send another with additional signatures from their Argentinian, Australian and Irish counterparts. This came after Zuckerberg turned down a spring invitation to give evidence to the UK Parliament about Facebook's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, since he'd already answered questions from the European Union's Parliament and the U.S. Congress.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  311.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  314.            <title>Comcast Forced To Refund $700,000 To Customers Over Misleading Fees</title>
  315.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2123225/comcast-forced-to-refund-700000-to-customers-over-misleading-fees?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  316.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Comcast has been forced to shell out $700,000 in refunds and cancel the debt of more than 20,000 Massachusetts customers after a state attorney general investigation found the company routinely jacks up consumer bills via a bevy of misleading fees. An investigation by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy found that Comcast routinely advertises one rate, then charges customers up to 40 percent more when the bill for service actually arrives. When shocked customers then tried to cancel or downgrade to cheaper broadband and TV plans, Healy's office found they were socked with a $240 fee for violating long-term contracts. Many users were promised a locked-in rate of $99, but hidden fees and surcharges quickly left many with service plans they couldn't afford, the AG said. Under the new settlement with Massachusetts, Comcast must forgive all outstanding debts for unpaid early termination fees and related late fees, clearly disclose all fees in future advertisements, and train the company's service reps to more clearly outline billing caveats. "Comcast stuck too many Massachusetts customers with lengthy, expensive contracts that left many in debt and others with damaged credit," Healy said in a statement. "Customers have a right to clear information about the products and services they buy. This settlement should encourage the entire cable and telecommunications industry to take a close look at their advertisements and make sure customers are getting a fair offer."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  324. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2123225/comcast-forced-to-refund-700000-to-customers-over-misleading-fees?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=12902828&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/R_ZDGQpIwa8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  325.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:03:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  328.            <title>Bitcoin Plummets Under $6,000 To a New Low For the Year</title>
  329.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1955224/bitcoin-plummets-under-6000-to-a-new-low-for-the-year?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  330.            <description>Bitcoin's moment of relative stability ended abruptly Wednesday. The world's largest cryptocurrency hit its lowest level of the year, falling as much as 9 percent to a low of $5,640.36, according to CoinDesk. From a report: Bitcoin had been trading comfortably around the $6,400 range for the majority of the fall, a stark contrast from its volatile trading year. Other cryptocurrencies fared even worse on Wednesday. Ether fell as much as 13 percent while XRP, the third largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, dropped 15 percent, according to CoinMarketCap.com. The rout is likely being spurred by uncertainty around bitcoin cash, according to founder and CEO of BKCM, Brian Kelly.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  338. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1955224/bitcoin-plummets-under-6000-to-a-new-low-for-the-year?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=12902670&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/gliFbN3ledc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  339.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:25:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  342.            <title>Why is Antivirus Software Still a Thing?</title>
  343.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/2046210/why-is-antivirus-software-still-a-thing?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  344.            <description>Antivirus has been around for more than 20 years. But do you still need it to protect yourself today? From a report: In general, you probably do. But there are caveats. If you are worried about your iPhone, there's actually no real antivirus software for it, and iOS is engineered to make it extremely difficult for hackers to attack users, especially at scale. In the case of Apple's computers, which run MacOS, there are fewer antiviruses, but given that the threat of malware on Mac is increasing ever so slightly, it can't hurt to run an AV on it. If you have an Android phone, on the other hand, an antivirus does not hurt -- especially because there have been several cases of malicious apps available on the Google Play Store. So, on Android, an antivirus will help you, according to Martijn Grooten, the editor of trade magazine Virus Bulletin.
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  346. When it comes to computers running Windows, Grooten still thinks you should use an AV. "What antivirus is especially good at is making decisions for you," Grooten told Motherboard, arguing that if you open attachments, click on links, and perhaps you're not too technically savvy, it's good to have an antivirus that can prevent the mistakes you may make in those situations. For Grooten and Simon Edwards, the founder of SE Labs, a company that tests and ranks antivirus software, despite the fact that Windows' own antivirus -- called Defender -- is a good alternative, it's still worth getting a third-party one. "Even if [Defender] wasn't the best and it isn't the best, it's is still a lot better than having nothing," Edwards told Motherboard. Yet, "we do see a benefit in having paid for AV product."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  355.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:46:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  358.            <title>Climate Change is Making Hurricanes Even More Destructive, Research Finds</title>
  359.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1941217/climate-change-is-making-hurricanes-even-more-destructive-research-finds?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  360.            <description>Hurricane Harvey swamped Houston with seven days of pounding rain last August. When scientists went back to look at historical weather patterns, they reported Harvey dumped 20 percent more rain than it typically would have. The culprit: climate change. From a report: High-resolution climate simulations of 15 tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans found that warming in the ocean and atmosphere increased rainfall by between 5% and 10%, although wind speeds remained largely unchanged. This situation is set to worsen under future anticipated warming, however. Researchers found that if little is done to constrain greenhouse gas emissions and the world warms by 3C to 4C this century then hurricane rainfall could increase by a third, while wind speeds would be boosted by as much as 25 knots.
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  362. "Climate change has exacerbated rainfall and is set to enhance the wind speed," said Christina Patricola, who undertook the study with her Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory colleague Michael Wehner. "My hope is that this information can be used to improve our resilience to the kinds of extreme weather events we are going to have in the future." The research, published in the journal Nature, used climate models to see how factors such as air and ocean temperatures have influenced hurricanes. Projections into the future were then made, based upon various levels of planetary warming. The findings suggest that enormously destructive storms have already been bolstered by climate change and similar events in the future are on course to be cataclysmic.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  371.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  374.            <title>New Yorkers Protest Amazon HQ2: 'We Should Be Investing in Housing ... Not in Helicopters'</title>
  375.            <link>https://slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1930203/new-yorkers-protest-amazon-hq2-we-should-be-investing-in-housing--not-in-helicopters?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  376.            <description>An anonymous reader shares a report: Shawn Dixon's life changed overnight. On Tuesday he was surprised to learn that Amazon plans to build a giant campus with room for thousands of high-paid workers on the same block as the small business he owns, Otis &amp;amp; Finn Barbershop. "We woke up yesterday with our whole world upside down," Dixon said. The announcement that one half of Amazon HQ2 is moving into his neighborhood -- Long Island City in Queens, New York -- motivated Dixon to attend a protest of Amazon's future campus Wednesday. He was
  377. joined by elected officials, labor leaders, and activists who gathered to speak out against the tax incentives, government subsidies and other perks -- including a helipad -- that New York is offering Amazon in exchange for the thousands of jobs the company promises to bring.
  378.  
  379. "We're worried about our ability to stay in the neighborhood," Dixon said. "I'm not against growth and I'm not against Amazon but what I'm against is giving away all this money to one of the richest companies in the world when our schools are underfunded, we don't have schools in this neighborhood, the trains don't run here, and small business owners have no protections." The rally was organized by New York State Sen. Michael Gianaris, who represents the Queens neighborhood Amazon is moving into. "By the way, Amazon was coming here without all this money anyway," Gianaris said when he took the podium.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
  380. &lt;a class="slashpop" href="http://twitter.com/home?status=New+Yorkers+Protest+Amazon+HQ2%3A+'We+Should+Be+Investing+in+Housing+...+Not+in+Helicopters'%3A+http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2qLM4gM"&gt;&lt;img src="https://a.fsdn.com/sd/twitter_icon_large.png"&gt;&lt;/a&gt;
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  387. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1930203/new-yorkers-protest-amazon-hq2-we-should-be-investing-in-housing--not-in-helicopters?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=12902616&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/YBiCTqAgsb0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  388.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  391.            <title>United Nations Considers a Test Ban on Evolution-Warping Gene Drives</title>
  392.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1852206/united-nations-considers-a-test-ban-on-evolution-warping-gene-drives?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  393.            <description>Bill Gates wants to end malaria, and so he's particularly "energized" about gene drives, a technology that could wipe out the mosquitoes that spread the disease. Gates calls the new approach a "breakthrough," but some environmental groups say gene drives are too dangerous to ever use. From a report: Now the sides are headed for a showdown. In a letter circulated this week, scientists funded by the Bill &amp;amp; Melinda Gates Foundation and others are raising the alarm over what they say is an attempt to use a United Nations biodiversity meeting this week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to introduce a global ban on field tests of the technology. At issue is a draft resolution by diplomats updating the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, which -- if adopted -- would call on governments to "refrain from" any release of organisms containing engineered gene drives, even as part of experiments. The proposal for a global gene-drive moratorium has been pushed by environmental groups that are also opposed to genetically modified soybeans and corn. They have likened the gene-drive technique to the atom bomb. In response, the Gates Foundation, based in Seattle, has been funding a counter-campaign, hiring public relations agencies to preempt restrictive legislation and to distribute today's letter. Many of its signatories are directly funded by the foundation. "This is a lobbying game on both sides, to put it bluntly," says Todd Kuiken, who studies gene-drive policy at North Carolina State University. (He says he was asked to sign the Gates letter but declined because he is a technical advisor to the UN.) New technology The gene-drive technique involves modifying a mosquito's DNA so that, when the insect breeds, it spreads a specific genetic change -- one that's bad for its survival.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  401. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1852206/united-nations-considers-a-test-ban-on-evolution-warping-gene-drives?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=12902524&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/s3GPnD1Zz2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  402.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:52:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  405.            <title>Researchers Discover Seven New Meltdown and Spectre Attacks</title>
  406.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/181225/researchers-discover-seven-new-meltdown-and-spectre-attacks?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  407.            <description>A team of nine academics has revealed today seven new CPU attacks. The seven impact AMD, ARM, and Intel CPUs to various degrees. From a report: Two of the seven new attacks are variations of the Meltdown attack, while the other five are variations on the original Spectre attack -- two well-known attacks that have been revealed at the start of the year and found to impact CPUs models going back to 1995. Researchers say they've discovered the seven new CPU attacks while performing "a sound and extensible systematization of transient execution attacks" -- a catch-all term the research team used to describe attacks on the various internal mechanisms that a CPU uses to process data, such as the speculative execution process, the CPU's internal caches, and other internal execution stages. The research team says they've successfully demonstrated all seven attacks with proof-of-concept code. Experiments to confirm six other Meltdown-attacks did not succeed, according to a graph published by researchers. Update: In a statement to Slashdot, an Intel spokesperson said, "the vulnerabilities documented in this paper can be fully addressed by applying existing mitigation techniques for Spectre and Meltdown, including those previously documented here, and elsewhere by other chipmakers. Protecting customers continues to be a critical priority for us and we are thankful to the teams at Graz University of Technology, imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven, &amp;amp; the College of William and Mary for their ongoing research."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  415. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/181225/researchers-discover-seven-new-meltdown-and-spectre-attacks?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=12902446&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/PlC_G89GYL0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  416.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:05:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  419.            <title>Google's Night Sight Feature Arrives For Pixel Phones</title>
  420.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1728206/googles-night-sight-feature-arrives-for-pixel-phones?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  421.            <description>Google on Wednesday started to roll out 'Night Sight', a much anticipated-feature to the Pixel smartphones that is designed to help users capture better photos in low-light conditions. From a report: Night Sight made a premature debut in October courtesy of a leaked app, but today marks the start of its official rollout. Beginning this week, Night Sight will come not only to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but to the Pixel 2 and original Pixel. And judging by our preliminary testing, it was well worth the wait. Further reading: Google gives the Pixel camera superhuman night vision&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  429. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1728206/googles-night-sight-feature-arrives-for-pixel-phones?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=12902354&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/QV4EAazIoRM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  430.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:27:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  433.            <title>ProtonVPN Passes 1 Million Users and Launches on iOS</title>
  434.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1646222/protonvpn-passes-1-million-users-and-launches-on-ios?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  435.            <description>Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has launched its standalone VPN app for iOS devices. From a report: The announcement comes more than a year after ProtonVPN launched globally for desktop users and 10 months after it landed on Android, so the iOS launch has been a long time coming. There is, of course, no shortage of VPN apps out there already, but ProtonMail has built a solid reputation in the encrypted communications realm since it was founded out of CERN in 2013. Following the launch of its privacy-focused email service nearly three years ago, the company subsequently added two-factor authentication (2FA), Tor support, an encrypted contacts manager, and of course a VPN service.
  436.  
  437. ProtonMail offers various pricing tiers for ProtonVPN, ranging from free to $24 per month. Those who choose not to pay can access three countries' servers, with access on one device, but will have slower speeds, while the top $24/month tier offers access on 10 devices with server access in all available countries. In related news, ProtonMail said that ProtonVPN now has 1 million users globally.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  445. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1646222/protonvpn-passes-1-million-users-and-launches-on-ios?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=12902268&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/ysXNVGWhdcg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  446.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:46:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  449.            <title>Russia Jammed GPS During Major NATO Military Exercise With US Troops</title>
  450.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/164225/russia-jammed-gps-during-major-nato-military-exercise-with-us-troops?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  451.            <description>The Russian military jammed GPS signals during a major NATO military exercise in Norway that involved thousands of US and NATO troops, the alliance said Wednesday, citing the Norwegian government. From a report: The NATO exercise, Trident Juncture, concluded Sunday and involved some 50,000 personnel. It was labeled the alliance's largest exercise since the Cold War. Non-NATO members Finland and Sweden also participated in the exercise. A spokesperson for the Norwegian ministry of defense acknowledged the jamming to CNN, which it said took place between October 16 and November 7, and said it would defer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on further questions to Russian authorities.
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  454. "Norway has determined that Russia was responsible for jamming GPS signals in the Kola Peninsula during Exercise Trident Juncture. Finland has expressed concern over possible jamming in Lapland," NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told CNN Wednesday. "In view of the civilian usage of GPS, jamming of this sort is dangerous, disruptive and irresponsible," she added. Asked about the report of Russian jamming, NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was aware of the reports but did not offer additional information. "We have seen there have been similar reports from Norway, and I cannot share more precise information with you," Stoltenberg said Sunday at a news conference marking the end of Trident Juncture.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  462. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/164225/russia-jammed-gps-during-major-nato-military-exercise-with-us-troops?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=12902144&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/b-DnNa4naYk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  463.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:04:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  466.            <title>'Jeff Bezos is Wrong, Tech Workers Are Not Bullies'</title>
  467.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/113200/jeff-bezos-is-wrong-tech-workers-are-not-bullies?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  468.            <description>Silicon Valley employees have a right and duty to protest when we think projects are unethical, writes Laura Nolan, who recently left Google. From her opinion piece for Financial Times: Messrs Bezos and Bloomberg paint Amazon and Google as victims, pushed around by powerful employees who do not care about patriotism. This is absurd. Google and Amazon, and the DoD for that matter, are some of the most dominant institutions the world has known. Mr Bezos recently became the richest man in modern history. Mr Bloomberg is not far behind on the list of the world's wealthiest. Demanding that such power be held to account is common sense.
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  470. Rank-and-file tech employees, by contrast, do not have the same leverage. Ordinary Amazon employees -- the median annual salary is less than Mr Bezos earns in 10 seconds -- have been aggressively discouraged from unionising. Microsoft fired a team of contract engineers after they voted to unionise and as yet there is no tech worker union. I believe Silicon Valley leaders have historically put profit ahead of employee livelihood and whatever perks these companies provide come at the discretion of bosses, and are less a reflection of individual merit than of employer convenience.
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  472. It is significant, then, that over the past year we've seen a groundswell of worker dissent as thousands of employees at Google, Microsoft, Amazon and elsewhere have pushed back against projects and personnel decisions they consider unethical. I am part of this growing tech workers' movement. We believe we have a duty to resist the oppressive and unethical application of the powerful technology we build, and a right to know how our work is used.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  481.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  484.            <title>Scientists Acknowledge Key Errors in Study of How Fast the Oceans Are Warming</title>
  485.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1417205/scientists-acknowledge-key-errors-in-study-of-how-fast-the-oceans-are-warming?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  486.            <description>A major study claimed the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought. But researchers now say they can't necessarily make that claim. From a report: Two weeks after the high-profile study was published in the journal Nature, its authors have submitted corrections to the publication. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, home to several of the researchers involved, also noted the problems in the scientists' work and corrected a news release on its website, which previously had asserted that the study detailed how the Earth's oceans "have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought."
  487.  
  488. "Unfortunately, we made mistakes here," said Ralph Keeling, a climate scientist at Scripps, who was a co-author of the study. "I think the main lesson is that you work as fast as you can to fix mistakes when you find them." The central problem, according to Keeling, came in how the researchers dealt with the uncertainty in their measurements. As a result, the findings suffer from too much doubt to definitively support the paper's conclusion about how much heat the oceans have absorbed over time.
  489.  
  490. The central conclusion of the study -- that oceans are retaining ever more energy as more heat is being trapped within Earth's climate system each year -- is in line with other studies that have drawn similar conclusions. And it hasn't changed much despite the errors. But Keeling said the authors' miscalculations mean there is a much larger margin of error in the findings, which means researchers can weigh in with less certainty than they thought.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  498. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1417205/scientists-acknowledge-key-errors-in-study-of-how-fast-the-oceans-are-warming?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=12901864&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/F7htYVM_GAA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  499.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:40:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  502.            <title>Google Accused of 'Trust Demolition' Over Health App</title>
  503.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1220205/google-accused-of-trust-demolition-over-health-app?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  504.            <description>A privacy expert is criticizing Google for taking over a controversial health app developed by AI firm DeepMind. The app in question -- Streams -- was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines for gathering data on 1.6 million patients without informing them. DeepMind now wants the app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world. BBC reports: One expert described the move as "trust demolition." Lawyer and privacy expert Julia Powles, who has closely followed the development of Streams, responded on Twitter: "DeepMind repeatedly, unconditionally promised to 'never connect people's intimate, identifiable health data to Google.' Now it's announced... exactly that. This isn't transparency, it's trust demolition," she added.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  512. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1220205/google-accused-of-trust-demolition-over-health-app?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=12901316&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/-sJx4CNG5j8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  513.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  516.            <title>Food Taste 'Not Protected By Copyright,' EU Court Rules</title>
  517.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/0610211/food-taste-not-protected-by-copyright-eu-court-rules?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  518.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU's highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese. The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too "subjective and variable" for it to meet the requirements for copyright protection. The court was asked to rule in the case of a spreadable cream cheese and herb dip, Heksenkaas, produced by Levola. Levola argued another cheese, Witte Wievenkaas, infringed its copyright. The firm claimed that Heksenkaas was a work protected by copyright; it asked the Dutch courts to insist Smilde, the producers of Witte Wievenkaas, cease the production and sale of its cheese. The Court of Justice of the European Union was asked by Netherlands' court of appeal to rule on whether the taste of a food could be protected under the Copyright Directive. In order to quality for copyright, the taste of food must be capable of being classified as a "work" and has to meet two criteria: That it was an original intellectual creation; That there was an "expression" of that creation that makes it "identifiable with sufficient precision and objectivity."
  519. The court found that "the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision and objectivity." It said it was "identified essentially on the basis of taste sensations and experiences, which are subjective and variable," citing age, food preferences and consumption habits as examples which could influence the taster.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  527. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/0610211/food-taste-not-protected-by-copyright-eu-court-rules?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=12898602&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/umqgcDE-7l4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  528.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  531.            <title> Netflix is Testing a Mobile-Only, $3 Subscription To Make Its Service More Affordable</title>
  532.            <link>https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1248208/netflix-is-testing-a-mobile-only-3-subscription-to-make-its-service-more-affordable?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  533.            <description>Netflix is testing a cut-price mobile-only subscription, priced as low as $3 for some, as it explores new packages aimed at widening its appeal in Asia and other emerging markets. TechCrunch: CEO Reed Hastings told Bloomberg last week that the company would test lower-priced packages and it hasn't taken long for those experiments to come to light. The first reports are from Malaysia, where Netflix quietly rolled out a mobile-only tier priced at RM17, or around $4, each month. That's half the price of the company's next cheapest package -- 'Basic' -- which retails for RM33, or around $7.90, per month in Malaysia. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the Malaysia trial. They added that similar trials are "running in a few countries" although they declined to provide details. It remains to be seen if this new subscription tier will roll out to other parts of the world.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  541. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1248208/netflix-is-testing-a-mobile-only-3-subscription-to-make-its-service-more-affordable?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=12901478&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/ZyH9a628QLg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  542.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:48:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  545.            <title>Google Accused of 'Trust Demolition' Over Health App</title>
  546.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/1220205/google-accused-of-trust-demolition-over-health-app?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  547.            <description>A privacy expert is criticizing Google for taking over a controversial health app developed by AI firm DeepMind. The app in question -- Streams -- was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines for gathering data on 1.6 million patients without informing them. DeepMind now wants the app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world. BBC reports: One expert described the move as "trust demolition." Lawyer and privacy expert Julia Powles, who has closely followed the development of Streams, responded on Twitter: "DeepMind repeatedly, unconditionally promised to 'never connect people's intimate, identifiable health data to Google.' Now it's announced... exactly that. This isn't transparency, it's trust demolition," she added.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  556.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:20:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  559.            <title>Large, Strangely Dim Galaxy Found Lurking On Far Side of Milky Way</title>
  560.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/029229/large-strangely-dim-galaxy-found-lurking-on-far-side-of-milky-way?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  561.            <description>Iwastheone shares a reprot from Science Magazine: Circling our galaxy is a stealthy giant. Astronomers have discovered a dwarf galaxy, called Antlia 2, that is one-third the size of the Milky Way itself. As big as the Large Magellanic Cloud, the galaxy's largest companion, Antlia 2 eluded detection until now because it is 10,000 times fainter. Such a strange beast challenges models of galaxy formation and dark matter, the unseen stuff that helps pull galaxies together. The galaxy was discovered with data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, a space telescope measuring the motions and properties of more than 1 billion stars in and around the Milky Way. Gabriel Torrealba, an astronomy postdoc at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, decided to sift the data for RR Lyrae stars. These old stars, often found in dwarf galaxies, shine with a throbbing blue light that pulses at a rate signaling their inherent brightness, allowing researchers to pin down their distance.
  562. Gaia data helped the team see past the foreground stars. Objects in the Milky Way's disk are close enough for Gaia to measure their parallax: a shift in their apparent position as Earth moves around the sun. More distant stars appear fixed in one spot. After removing the parallax-bearing stars, the researchers homed in on more than 100 red giant stars moving together in the constellation Antlia, they report in a paper posted to the preprint server arXiv this week. The giants mark out a sprawling companion galaxy 100 times less massive than anything of similar size, with far fewer stars.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  571.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  574.            <title>Man Pleads Guilty To Swatting Attack That Led To Death of Kansas Man</title>
  575.            <link>https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/064224/man-pleads-guilty-to-swatting-attack-that-led-to-death-of-kansas-man?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  576.            <description>Federal prosecutors in Kansas announced Tuesday that a 25-year-old Californian has admitted that he caused a Wichita man to be killed at the hands of local police during a swatting attack late last year. Ars Technica reports: According to the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas, Tyler Barriss pleaded guilty to making a false report resulting in a death, cyberstalking, and conspiracy. He also admitted that he was part of "dozens of similar crimes in which no one was injured." In May 2018, Barriss was indicted on county charges (manslaughter) and federal charges, which include cyberstalking and wire fraud, among many others. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a Tuesday statement that Barriss would be sentenced to at least 20 years in prison. Barriss also was involved in calling in a bomb threat to the Federal Communications Commission in December 2017 to disrupt a vote on net neutrality rules. The 25-year-old Californian is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30, 2019, in federal court in Wichita.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  585.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:00:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  588.            <title>Tantalizing But Preliminary Evidence of a 'Brain Microbiome'</title>
  589.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/024245/tantalizing-but-preliminary-evidence-of-a-brain-microbiome?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  590.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: We know the menagerie of microbes in the gut has powerful effects on our health. Could some of these same bacteria be making a home in our brains? A poster presented here this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience drew attention with high-resolution microscope images of bacteria apparently penetrating and inhabiting the cells of healthy human brains. The work is preliminary, and its authors are careful to note that their tissue samples, collected from cadavers, could have been contaminated. But to many passersby in the exhibit hall, the possibility that bacteria could directly influence processes in the brain -- including, perhaps, the course of neurological disease -- was exhilarating.
  591. Talking hoarsely above the din of the exhibit hall on Tuesday evening, neuroanatomist Rosalinda Roberts of The University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), told attendees about a tentative finding that, if true, suggests an unexpectedly intimate relationship between microbes and the brain. Her lab looks for differences between healthy people and those with schizophrenia by examining slices of brain tissue preserved in the hours after death. About 5 years ago, neuroscientist Courtney Walker, then an undergraduate in Roberts's lab, became fascinated by unidentified rod-shaped objects that showed up in finely detailed images of these slices, captured with an electron microscope. Roberts had seen the shapes before. "But I just dismissed them, because I was looking for something else," she says. "I would say 'Oh, here are those things again.'" But Walker was persistent, and Roberts started to consult colleagues at UAB. This year, a bacteriologist gave her unexpected news: They were bacteria. Her team has now found bacteria somewhere in every brain they've checked -- 34 in all -- about half of them healthy, and half from people with schizophrenia.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  600.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  603.            <title>Waymo To Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month</title>
  604.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/14/0152236/waymo-to-start-first-driverless-car-service-next-month?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  605.            <description>Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial driverless car service in early December. According to Bloomberg, citing a person familiar with the plans, the service "will operate under a new brand and compete directly with Uber and Lyft." From the report: Waymo is keeping the new name a closely guarded secret until the formal announcement. It's a big milestone for self-driving cars, but it won't exactly be a "flip-the-switch" moment. Waymo isn't planning a splashy media event, and the service won't be appearing in an app store anytime soon. Instead, things will start small -- perhaps dozens or hundreds of authorized riders in the suburbs around Phoenix, covering about 100 square miles.
  606. The first wave of customers will likely draw from Waymo's Early Rider Program -- a test group of 400 volunteer families who have been riding Waymos for more than a year. The customers who move to the new service will be released from their non-disclosure agreements, which means they'll be free to talk about it, snap selfies, and take friends or even members of the media along for rides. New customers in the Phoenix area will be gradually phased in as Waymo adds more vehicles to its fleet to ensure a balance of supply and demand. The report notes that some backup drivers will be placed in the cars when the service launches, and the cars themselves will be heavily modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  615.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  618.            <title>Google Is Absorbing DeepMind's Health Care Unit To Create An 'AI Assistant For Nurses and Doctors'</title>
  619.            <link>https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2252225/google-is-absorbing-deepminds-health-care-unit-to-create-an-ai-assistant-for-nurses-and-doctors?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  620.            <description>Google has announced that it's absorbing DeepMind Health, a part of its London-based AI lab DeepMind. "In a blog post, DeepMind's founders said it was a 'major milestone' for the company that would help turn its Streams app -- which it developed to help the UK's National Health Service (NHS) -- into 'an AI-powered assistant for nurses and doctors' that combines 'the best algorithms with intuitive design,'" reports The Verge. "Currently, the Streams app is being piloted in the UK as a way to help health care practitioners manage patients." From the report: DeepMind says its Streams team will remain in London and that it's committed to carrying out ongoing work with the NHS. These include a number of ambitious research projects, such as using AI to spot eye disease in routine scans. The news is potentially controversial given the upset in the UK caused by one of DeepMind's early deals with the NHS. The country's data watchdogs ruled in 2017 that a partnership DeepMind struck with the NHS was illegal, as individuals hadn't been properly informed about how their medical data would be used.
  621. Another consistent worry for privacy advocates in the UK has been the prospect of Google getting its hands on this sort of information. It's not clear what the absorption of the Streams team into Google means in that context, but we've reached out to DeepMind for clarification. According to a report from CNBC, the independent review board DeepMind set up to oversee its health work will likely be shut down as a result of the move. More broadly speaking, the news clearly signals Google's ambitions in health care and its desire to get the most of its acquisition of the London AI lab. There have reportedly been long-standing tensions between DeepMind and Google, with the latter wanting to commercialize the former's work. Compared to Google, DeepMind has positioned itself as a cerebral home for long-sighted research, attracting some of the world's best AI talent in the process.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  630.            <pubDate>Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  633.            <title>Nasty Adobe Bug Deleted $250,000 Worth of Man's Files, Lawsuit Claims</title>
  634.            <link>https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2227206/nasty-adobe-bug-deleted-250000-worth-of-mans-files-lawsuit-claims?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  635.            <description>Freelance videographer Dave Cooper has filed a class action lawsuit against Adobe, alleging that an update to Premiere Pro came with a flaw in the way it handles file management that resulted in the deletion of 500 hours of video clips that he claims were worth around $250,000. Adobe has since patched the bug. Gizmodo reports: Premiere creates redundant video files that are stored in a "Media Cache" folder while a user is working on a project. This takes up a lot of hard drive space, and Cooper instructed the video editing suite to place the folder inside a "Videos" directory on an external hard drive, according to court documents. The "Videos" folder contained footage that wasn't associated with a Premiere project, which should've been fine. When a user is done working on a project they typically clear the "Media Cache" and move on with their lives. Unfortunately, Cooper says that when he initiated the "Clean Cache" function it indiscriminately deleted the contents of his "Videos" folder forever.
  636. Cooper claims that he lost around 100,000 individual clips and that it cost him close to $250,000 to capture that footage. After spending three days trying to recover the data, he admitted that all was lost, the lawsuit says. He also apparently lost work files for edits he was working on and says that he's missed out on subsequent licensing opportunities. On behalf of himself and other users who wish to join the suit, he's asking the court for a jury trial and is seeking "monetary damages, including but not limited to any compensatory, incidental, or consequential damages in an amount that the Court or jury will determine, in accordance with applicable law."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  645.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  648.            <title>Couple Who Ran ROM Site To Pay Nintendo $12 Million</title>
  649.            <link>https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/228205/couple-who-ran-rom-site-to-pay-nintendo-12-million?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  650.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Nintendo has won a lawsuit seeking to take two large retro-game ROM sites offline, on charges of copyright infringement. The judgement, made public today, ruled in Nintendo's favor and states that the owners of the sites LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co, will have to pay a total settlement of $12 million to Nintendo. The complaint was originally filed by the company in an Arizona federal court in July, and has since lead to a swift purge of self-censorship by popular retro and emulator ROM sites, who have feared they may be sued by Nintendo as well.
  651. LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co were the joint property of couple Jacob and Cristian Mathias, before Nintendo sued them for what they have called "brazen and mass-scale infringement of Nintendo's intellectual property rights." The suit never went to court; instead, the couple sought to settle after accepting the charge of direct and indirect copyright infringement. TorrentFreak reports that a permanent injunction, prohibiting them from using, sharing, or distributing Nintendo ROMs or other materials again in the future, has been included in the settlement. Additionally all games, game files, and emulators previously on the site and in their custody must be handed over to the Japanese game developer, along with a $12.23 million settlement figure. It is unlikely, as TorrentFreak have reported, that the couple will be obligated to pay the full figure; a smaller settlement has likely been negotiated in private.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  660.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:10:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  663.            <title>Facebook Patches Vulnerability That Could Have Exposed User Data</title>
  664.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/223235/facebook-patches-vulnerability-that-could-have-exposed-user-data?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  665.            <description>Yet another vulnerability has been patched that could have exposed user data. According to security company Imperva, the bug "allowed websites to obtain private information about Facebook users and their friends through unauthorized access to a company API, playing off a specific behavior in the Chrome browser," reports The Verge. From the report: In technical terms, the attack is a cross-site request forgery, using a legitimate Facebook login in unauthorized ways. For the attack to work, a Facebook user must visit a malicious website with Chrome, and then click anywhere on the site while logged into Facebook. From there, attackers could open a new pop-up or tab to the Facebook search page and run any number of queries to extract personal information. Some examples Imperva gives are checking if a user has taken photos in a certain location or country, if the user has written any recent posts that contain specific text, or checking if a user's friends like a company's Facebook page. In essence, the vulnerability exposed the interests of a user and their friends even if privacy settings were set so interests were only visible to a user's friends. Imperva says the vulnerability was not a common technique and the issue has been resolved with Facebook. However, it does mention that these more sophisticated social engineering attacks could become more common in 2019. A Facebook representative told The Verge: "We appreciate this researcher's report to our bug bounty program. We've fixed the issue in our search page and haven't seen any abuse. As the underlying behavior is not specific to Facebook, we've made recommendations to browser makers and relevant web standards groups to encourage them to take steps to prevent this type of issue from occurring in other web applications."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  673. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/223235/facebook-patches-vulnerability-that-could-have-exposed-user-data?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=12897524&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/Sbf-4cicWSI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  674.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  677.            <title>Nigerian Firm Takes Blame For Routing Google Traffic Through China</title>
  678.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2142249/nigerian-firm-takes-blame-for-routing-google-traffic-through-china?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  679.            <description>Earlier today, it was reported that Google suffered a brief outage on Monday that pushed some of its traffic through networks in Russia, China, and Nigeria. Soon after Google said it would conduct an investigation, Nigeria's Main One Cable Company fessed up to the incident. According to Reuters, the company says it "accidentally caused the problem during a network upgrade." From the report: Main One said in an email that it had caused a 74-minute glitch by misconfiguring a border gateway protocol filter used to route traffic across the internet. That resulted in some Google traffic being sent through Main One partner China Telecom, the West African firm said. Even though Main One said it was to blame, some security experts said the incident highlighted concerns about the potential for hackers to conduct espionage or disrupt communications by exploiting known vulnerabilities in the way traffic is routed over the internet. Main One, which describes itself as a leading provider of telecom and network services for businesses in West Africa, said that it had investigated the matter and implemented new processes to prevent it from happening again.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  687. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2142249/nigerian-firm-takes-blame-for-routing-google-traffic-through-china?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=12897496&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/gDySEH1Zk0w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  688.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:50:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  691.            <title>Amazon Is Getting More Than $2 Billion For NYC, Virginia Expansions</title>
  692.            <link>https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2133203/amazon-is-getting-more-than-2-billion-for-nyc-virginia-expansions?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  693.            <description>An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Over the last year, Amazon has dangled in front of cities the possibility that they could host the company's "second headquarters" -- a massive $5 billion facility that would provide 50,000 white-collar jobs. On Tuesday, Amazon confirmed what had been widely reported: nobody would be getting this massive prize. Instead, the expansion would be split in half, with New York City and Arlington, Virginia, (just outside Washington, DC) each getting smaller facilities that will employ around 25,000 people each. Amazon's Seattle offices will continue to be the company's largest and will continue to be Amazon's headquarters by any reasonable definition. But pretending to have three "headquarters" undoubtedly makes it easier for Amazon to coax taxpayer dollars out of local governments. [...] The tactic seems to have worked, as governments in both locations have offered Amazon hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives to locate their new offices there. Virginia officials appear to have driven a harder bargain than their rivals in New York. Amazon says it's getting $1.5 billion in government incentives for its New York expansion, whereas Virginia is offering a comparatively modest $573 million in direct incentives.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  701. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2133203/amazon-is-getting-more-than-2-billion-for-nyc-virginia-expansions?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=12897478&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/m58cm3kY1mI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  702.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:10:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  705.            <title>Twitter is Struggling To Contain the Bitcoin Scam Outbreak</title>
  706.            <link>https://slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2130208/twitter-is-struggling-to-contain-the-bitcoin-scam-outbreak?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  707.            <description>Google's official G Suite Twitter account is the latest victim of an ongoing bitcoin scam that has been plaguing the social media platform for the last few weeks. Earlier on Wednesday, Target saw a similar hack. From a report: G Suite might be the highest-profile target of the scam yet, which saw fake, promoted tweets that appeared to originate from the G Suite account pop up in users' timelines this afternoon, directing them toward a scammy bitcoin address as part of a "giveaway." From another report: The hackers have also hacked other high-profile accounts and made similar pledges, Twitter confirmed. In multiple cases, they have impersonated Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and made a similar bitcoin pledge. To do so, they installed Musk's Twitter photo on the verified Twitter accounts they hacked and changed the accounts' display name to his. Musk's genuine Twitter account has not been compromised. In this incident, the scammers direct unsuspecting Twitter users to click on a giveaway link and to send bitcoin payments to them. By sending a certain amount, users are dubiously promised more bitcoin in return. Victims are also promised a chance at winning more. In some cases, the hackers have apparently paid Twitter to promote the ads. It was not immediately clear why Twitter was not able to stop those promotions from occurring.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  715. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2130208/twitter-is-struggling-to-contain-the-bitcoin-scam-outbreak?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=12897458&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/UPPPkQ_y0tE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  716.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:30:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  719.            <title>The British Army is Carrying Out a Massive Test of Military Robots and Drones</title>
  720.            <link>https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2045211/the-british-army-is-carrying-out-a-massive-test-of-military-robots-and-drones?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  721.            <description>The British Army is testing out over 70 new technologies, including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones, in a four-week experiment on one of its biggest training grounds. From a report: What sort of stuff? The department isn't giving out specifics but said the focus will be on "surveillance, long-range, and precision targeting, enhanced mobility and the re-supply of forces, urban warfare and enhanced situational awareness." The development is part of a $1030 million "innovation fund" launched in 2016. The aim? Primarily it's about reducing the danger to troops during combat, according to the UK's Ministry of Defense (MoD). One of the main areas it'll test is "last mile" supply of fuel, food, and ammunition. The exercise will culminate in a simulated battle involving over 200 soldiers to test out the ideas and products.&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  729. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/2045211/the-british-army-is-carrying-out-a-massive-test-of-military-robots-and-drones?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=12897388&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/nV_eH_kxYJA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  730.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:45:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  733.            <title>Hitman 2's Denuvo DRM Cracked Days Before the Game's Release</title>
  734.            <link>https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/203228/hitman-2s-denuvo-drm-cracked-days-before-the-games-release?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  735.            <description>thegarbz writes: Denuvo, the darling of the DRM industry was once considered by publishers to be the final solution to piracy. Slashdot has documented the slow decline of Denuvo from stories in 2014, and 2016 where publishers were praising Denuvo's success at mitigating piracy for weeks, to its slow decline last year where games were being cracked within "hours" of release. The popular wisdom of publishers in the past considered DRM worth while as it thwarts piracy during the critical sales spike when games are first released. Last week saw Hitman 2, the latest Denuvo protected game get cracked in a short time. The kicker, the game isn't officially released until this Thursday.
  736.  
  737. Publishers are now eroding the potential sale day advantage of DRM through the latest practice of offering games for early release in an attempt to secure an ever larger number of pre-orders for popular titles. This leads to the obvious question: Does DRM make financial sense to include in titles if they risk being cracked before release date? Conversely, does releasing games early to selected customers make financial sense if it results in the DRM being cracked before release?&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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  745. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href="https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/203228/hitman-2s-denuvo-drm-cracked-days-before-the-games-release?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=12897306&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/qqoN6AGaIIw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</description>
  746.            <pubDate>Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:04:00 +0100</pubDate>
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  749.            <title>Microsoft Resumes Rollout of Windows 10 Version 1809, Promises Quality Changes</title>
  750.            <link>https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/11/13/199211/microsoft-resumes-rollout-of-windows-10-version-1809-promises-quality-changes?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&amp;utm_medium=feed</link>
  751.            <description>Microsoft on Wednesday resumed the rollout of Windows 10 version 1809. The re-release of the so-called October 2018 Update comes more than five weeks after the company pulled the original installation files from its download servers and stopped its scheduled delivery through Windows Update. From a report: In a blog post, Microsoft's John Cable, the director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, says the data-destroying bug that triggered that unprecedented decision, as well as other quality issues that emerged during the unscheduled hiatus, have been "thoroughly investigated and resolved."&lt;p&gt;&lt;div class="share_submission" style="position:relative;"&gt;
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