Monthly Archives: March 2016

FCC Proposes New Restrictions On How Broadband Providers Share Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: In a 3-2 vote, the FCC agreed to propose new privacy rules for broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon, as part of the FCC’s new powers under Section 222 of Title

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California Bill AB 2867 Proposed To Allow You To Cancel Comcast With ‘Click Of The Mouse’

An anonymous reader writes: Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would allow Californians to cancel their internet or cable services online with ‘one click.’ The bill reads, ”AB 2867 allows Californians to conveniently unsubscribe from a

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Intel Launches Xeon E5 v4 Family of Processors Based On Broadwell-EP

MojoKid writes: Intel is officially launching a brand new series of Xeon processors today, the Xeon Processor E5 v4. The Xeon Processor E5 v4 family is based on Broadwell, specifically Broadwell-EP, though they are socket compatible with the previous generation

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AT&T Caps Are A Giant Con And An Attack On Cord-Cutters

An anonymous reader writes: Following a report from DSLReports that ATT would be imposing usage caps on the company’s U-Verse broadband customers, ATT has announced it would now be following Comcast’s lead by “allowing” users to pay $30 more a

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‘Hack the Pentagon’ Bug Bounty Program Opens For Registration

wiredmikey writes: Starting today, security researchers can register to test their hacking skills against the Department of Defense (DoD) through “Hack the Pentagon,” a new bug bounty program that will award security researchers who discover vulnerabilities on the Pentagon’s public

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Skype For Linux: Dead? Or Just Resting?

New submitter somebearouthere writes: Skype for Linux was updated in 2014 to v4.3 and has since sat there without an update while its counterpart on other platforms has been receiving updates. Sometime in 2015, Microsoft quietly abandoned that version of

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Toshiba Recalls More Than 100,000 Faulty Laptop Batteries

An anonymous reader writes: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for over 100,000 Toshiba laptop battery packs after several serious reports. Toshiba, which says it shipped the affected battery module in 39 models of Toshiba

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Apple Releases iOS 9.3.1 With Fix For Unresponsive Links

An anonymous reader writes: Apple, on Thursday, rolled out a minor update to iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices. The update, dubbed iOS 9.3.1, brings with it a fix for a software glitch that caused many apps — including Safari, and

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Patch Out For ‘Ridiculous’ Trend Micro Command Execution Vulnerability

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register: A bug in its software meant that Trend Micro accidentally left a remote debugging server running on customer machines. The flaw, discovered by Google’s Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy, opened the

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Zaha Hadid, Groundbreaking Architect, Dies at 65

An anonymous reader quotes an article on The New York Times about the death of Zaha Hadid: Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose curving, elongated structures left a mark on skylines around the world, and who was the first woman

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