Monthly Archives: June 2016

Google Reveals What N In Android N Stands For — Nougat

We finally know what N in Android N stands for: Nougat. Google made the announcement on Thursday. The Android maker always names smartphone operating system updates after candies and other sweet treats. The past few versions, for instances, are named

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IMAX Will Build You a Home Theater — Starting at $400K

An anonymous reader shares an Ars Technica report: If you have about $400K to spare, IMAX’s Private Theatre division will now build an IMAX cinema setup in your own home. The entry-level IMAX Private Theatre is the “Palais,” which starts

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NRA Complaint Takes Down 38,000 Websites

Sarah Jeong, reporting for Motherboard:38,000 websites hosted by the automated publishing service Surge went down today, after the National Rifle Association sent a legal notice over a parody website created by the Yes Men. A few days ago, the Yes

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Hacker Takes Over Oculus CEO’s Twitter Account, Announces New CEO

Another day, another high-profile becoming victim of a hack attack. Somebody managed to find a way into Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe’s Twitter account late Wednesday. The hacker, who appears to be a user who goes by the alias “lid” on

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Spanish Authorities Raid Google Offices Over Tax

An anonymous reader shares a Reuters report:Spanish officials raided Google’s Madrid offices on Thursday in a probe related to its payment of taxes, a person familiar with the matter said, barely a month after the internet company had its headquarters

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US Efforts To Regulate Encryption Have Been Flawed, Government Report Finds

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: U.S. Republican congressional staff said in a report released Wednesday that previous efforts to regulate privacy technology were flawed and that lawmakers need to learn more about technology before trying

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Congressman Wants Ransomware Attacks To Trigger Breach Notifications

Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On the Wire: A powerful California congressman is pushing the federal government to treat ransomware attacks on medical facilities as data breaches and require notifications of patients. The pressure is coming from Rep. Ted Lieu

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2 Million-Person Terror Database Leaked Online

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Stack: A 2014 version of the World-Check database containing more than 2.2 million records of people with suspected terrorist, organized crime, and corruption links has been leaked online. The World-Check database

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Scientists Say The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs Almost Wiped Us Out Too

HughPickens.com writes: Conventional wisdom states that mammalian diversity emerged from the ashes of the Cretaceous/Tertiary mass extinction event, ultimately giving rise to our own humble species. But Joshua A. Krisch writes at This Week that the asteroid that decimated the

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DMCA Notices Remove 8,268 Projects On Github In 2015

An anonymous reader writes: Github’s transparency report for 2015 shows that the site received many DMCA notices that removed more than 8,200 projects. “In 2015, we received significantly more takedown notices, and took down significantly more content, than we did

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