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Climate Change Has Doubled the Frequency of Ocean Heatwaves

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Nature: Scientists analyzed satellite-based measurements of sea surface temperature from 1982 to 2016 and found that the frequency of marine heatwaves had doubled. These extreme heat events in the ocean’s surface waters can

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Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked To Doctor Footage, Install Malware

AmiMoJo shares a report from Boing Boing: Josh Mitchell’s Defcon presentation analyzes the security of five popular brands of police bodycams (Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc) and reveals that they are universally terrible. All the devices

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Google Patches Chrome Bug That Lets Attackers Steal Web Secrets Via Audio Or Video HTML Tags

An anonymous reader writes: “Google has patched a vulnerability in the Chrome browser that allows an attacker to retrieve sensitive information from other sites via audio or video HTML tags,” reports Bleeping Computer. The attack breaks CORS — Cross-Origin Resource

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SEC Sends Subpoena To Tesla In Probe Over Musk’s Take-Private Tweets

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent Tesla a subpoena regarding Elon Musk’s effort to take the company private, “indicating the regulatory scrutiny of his statements have reached a more serious stage,” reports Bloomberg. Last week, Musk tweeted he was

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Investor Sues AT&T Over Two-Factor Security Flaws, $23 Million Cryptocurrency Theft

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Crypto investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T in California federal court Wednesday alleging that the phone company’s negligence let hackers steal nearly $24 million in cryptocurrency from

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The Next Flagship iPhone Will Support Apple Pencil and 512GB Flash Storage, Says Report

Next month, Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones, each with differing specs/features. According to analyst firm Trendforce, the large 6.5-inch “flagship” model will support up to 512GB of onboard flash storage. Apple Pencil support will also be “offered

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Valve Seems To Be Working On Tools To Get Windows Games Running On Linux

“Valve appears to be working on a set of ‘compatibility tools,’ called Steam Play, that would allow at least some Windows-based titles to run on Linux-based SteamOS systems,” writes Kyle Orland from Ars Technica. From the report: Yesterday, Reddit users

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Engineers Say They’ve Created Way To Detect Weapons Using Wi-Fi

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The researchers, which include engineers from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Binghamton University, published a study this month detailing a method in which common wifi can be used

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Children ‘At Risk of Robot Influence’

An anonymous reader shares a report: Forget peer pressure, future generations are more likely to be influenced by robots, a study suggests. The research, conducted at the University of Plymouth, found that while adults were not swayed by robots, children

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A Look at Facebook’s Presence in Myanmar Where Despite Public Outcries, Facebook is Still Struggling To Contain Hate Speech

More than 1,000 anti-Rohingya posts featuring calls for their murder among other hate speech were live on Facebook last week, Reuters reported Wednesday. A probe by the news agency indicates that the network is still being used to encourage violence

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