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LA To Become First In US To Install Subway Body Scanners

Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday that the city’s subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives. “The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to

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A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company In America

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A new survey by Consumer Reports once again highlights how consumers are responding positively to [community-run broadband networks]. The organization surveyed 176,000 Consumer Reports readers on their experience with their pay TV

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California Officials Admit To Using License Plate Readers To Monitor Welfare Recipients

According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, officials in Sacramento County have been accessing license plate reader data to track welfare recipients suspected of fraud. The practice dates back to 2016. Gizmodo reports: Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

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Slashdot Asks: Did You Have a Shared Family Computer Growing Up?

theodp writes: “Long before phone addiction panic gripped the masses and before screen time became a facet of our wellness and digital detoxes,” begins Katie Reid’s article, How the Shared Family Computer Protected Us from Our Worst Selves, “there was

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Tinder Founders Sue Dating App’s Owners For At Least $2 Billion

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin

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Vaping Can Damage Vital Immune System Cells, Researchers Find

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. From a report: The researchers “caution against the

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Mathematicians Solve Age-Old Spaghetti Mystery

If you happen to have a box of spaghetti in your pantry, try this experiment: Pull out a single spaghetti stick and hold it at both ends. Now bend it until it breaks. How many fragments did you make? If

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Intel Discloses Three More Chip Flaws

Intel on Tuesday disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory. From a report: Its commonly used Core and Xeon processors were among the products

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Putting Stickers On Your Laptop is Probably a Bad Security Idea

From border crossings to hacking conferences, that Bitcoin or political sticker may be worth leaving on a case at home. From a report: Plenty of hackers, journalists, and technologists love to cover their laptop in all manner of stickers. Maybe

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Hackers Can Falsify Patient Vitals

Hackers can falsify patients’ vitals by emulating data sent from medical equipment clients to central monitoring systems, a McAfee security researcher revealed over the weekend at the DEF CON 26 security conference. BleepingComputer: The research, available here, takes advantage of

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