Monthly Archives: April 2016

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer In Line For $55M Severance If Fired Within A Year Of Sale

whoever57 writes: A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing on Friday revealed that Yahoo’s board has agreed to a $55 million severance package for Marissa Mayer if she loses her job within a year of a sale. That’s a lot

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Berkeley Researchers Examine Five Worst-Case Security Nightmares

An anonymous reader writes: Berkeley researchers have gamed out five worst-case security scenarios at their Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, calling it “a disciplined, imaginative approach to modeling what cybersecurity could mean in the future…to provoke a discussion about what the

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Slack To Disable Thousands of Logins Leaked on GitHub

An anonymous reader writes: Thursday one technology site reported that thousands of developers building bots for the team-collaboration tool Slack were exposing their login credentials in public GitHub repositories and tickets. “The irony is that a lot of these bots

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Bison To Become First National Mammal Of The US

mdsolar quotes a report from Washington Post: North America used to be teeming with bison. But in one century, their numbers plummeted from tens of millions to just a few dozen in the wild after hunters nearly wiped out the

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Wireless Carriers To Adopt New Real-Time Text Protocol By December 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: The FCC is ready to adopt a proposal that’ll bring a new protocol to wireless networks to help people with disabilities communicate. It’s called real-time text (RTT) and will be a replacement

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Developer Installs Windows 95 On An Apple Watch

An anonymous reader writes: Developer Nick Lee has successfully installed Windows 95 on his Apple Watch. It works, but it runs very slow. For example, it takes about an hour for the OS to boot up. In a blog post,

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White House Releases Report On How To Spur Smart-Gun Technology

Lucas123 writes: A report commissioned by the White House involving the Defense, Justice and Homeland Security Departments has begun a process to define, for the first time, the requirements that manufacturers would need to meet for federal, state, and municipal

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US Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

An anonymous reader writes: U.S. Steel Corp. filed a trade complaint with the International Trade Commission: “The Chinese industry has formed a cartel that sets purchase and sale prices, and controls production and export volumes to target export markets. The

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Devuan Releases Beta of Systemd-Free ‘Debian Fork’ Base System

jaromil writes: Devuan beta is released today, following up the Debian fork declaration and progress made during the past two years. Devuan now provides an alternative upgrade path to Debian, and switching is easy from both Wheezy and Jessie. From

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Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Sells Entire Stake In Apple

An anonymous reader writes: Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said he has sold his entire stake in Apple, citing the risk of China’s influence on the stock. The report comes after Apple announced its first earnings decline in more than

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