Monthly Archives: February 2015

Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

HughPickens.com writes Color scientists already have a word for it: Dressgate. Now the Washington Post reports that a puzzling thing happened on Thursday night consuming millions — perhaps tens of millions — across the planet and trending on Twitter ahead

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We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Lasrick writes Dawn Stover writes in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that climate change is irreversible but not unstoppable. She describes the changes that are happening already and also those likely to happen, and compares what is coming to

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BlackPhone, In Wake of Gemalto Fallout, Receives $50 Million In Funding

An anonymous reader writes The BlackPhone, a $600-plus encrypted Android handset designed to keep the prying eyes of criminals and the government out of mobile communications, is now fully owned by Silent Circle thanks to the company raking in investment

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Twitter Adds “Report Dox” Option

AmiMoJo writes Twitter announced that its abuse-report system, which was recently refined to simplify and shorten the reporting process, has now expanded to allow users to report content such as self-harm incidents and “the sharing of private and confidential information”

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Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook Press WA For $40M For New UW CS Building

theodp (442580) writes “Nice computer industry you got there. Hate to see something bad happen to it.” That’s the gist of a letter sent by Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Code.org, and other tech giants earlier this week asking the WA

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Google Reverses Stance, Allows Porn On Blogger After Backlash

mpicpp writes In a reversal, Google says that porn will continue to be allowed on its Blogger site. Google said it has received a big backlash after deciding earlier in the week that bloggers will no longer be able to

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Vandalism In Arizona Shuts Down Internet and Phone Service

schwit1 sends news that vandalism on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona knocked out internet and telephone service for hours across much of the state’s northern region. ATMs, credit card functionality, and emergency services were all affected. Officers are trying to

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Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling

HughPickens.com writes: Chris Matyszczyk reports at Cnet that Verizon has posted a message to the FCC titled: FCC’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ Move Imposes 1930s Rules on the Internet” written in Morse code. The first line of the release dated February 26,

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Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

MojoKid writes: It’s long been a pet peeve of many end users that Microsoft has made it such a challenge to procure a legitimate ISO image of its various operating systems. It seems like the company should have no problem

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Simple IT Security Tactics for Small Businesses (Video)

Adam Kujawa is the lead person on the Malwarebytes Malware Intelligence Team, but he’s not here to sell software. In fact, he says that buying this or that software package is not a magic bullet that will stop all attacks

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