Yearly Archives: 2018

Users Complain About Installation Issues With macOS 10.13.4

An anonymous reader shares a report: The 10.13.4 update for macOS High Sierra is recommended for all users, and was emitted at the end of March promising to “improve stability, performance, and security of your Mac.” But geek support sites

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Palantir Knows Everything About You

Palantir, a data-mining company created by Peter Thiel, is aiding government agencies by tracking American citizens using the War on Terror, Bloomberg reports. From the report: The company’s engineers and products don’t do any spying themselves; they’re more like a

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No One Knows How Long the US Coastline Is

How long is the U.S. coastline? It’s a straightforward question, and one that’s important for scientists and government agencies alike. From a report: The U.S. Geological Survey could give you an answer, too, but I’m going to tell you right

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Users Don’t Want iOS To Merge With MacOS, Apple Chief Tim Cook Says

Rebutting a widespread speculation, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the company is not working toward building an operating system that both Macs and iPhones could share. From his interview on Sydney Morning Herald: Later, when I ask about the

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The ‘Terms and Conditions’ Reckoning Is Coming

Everyone from Uber to PayPal is facing a backlash against their impenetrable legalese. From a report: Personal finance forums online are brimming with complaints from hundreds of PayPal customers who say they’ve been suspended because they signed up before age

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Kaspersky Lab Banned From Advertising on Twitter Because of Its Alleged Ties With Russian Intelligence Agencies

An anonymous reader shares a report: Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has been banned from advertising on Twitter due to its allegedly close and active ties between the company and Russian intelligence agencies, according to the social network. The ban

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Democratic Party Files Suit Alleging Russia, the Trump Campaign, and WikiLeaks Conspired To Disrupt the 2016 Election

The Democratic Party in the US is suing Russia, the Trump campaign and the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks for conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. From a report: The multi-million-dollar lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court says that “In the

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End of the Landline: BT Aims To Move All UK Customers To VoIP by 2025

BT aims to move its UK customers to IP telephony by 2025. From a report: BT is shutting its traditional telephone network in the UK, according to an email seen by The Register. The public switched telephone network (PSTN) closure

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AI Can Scour Code To Find Accidentally Public Passwords

An anonymous reader shares a report: Researchers at software infrastructure firm Pivotal have taught AI to locate this accidentally public sensitive information in a surprising way: By looking at the code as if it were a picture. Since modern artificial

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AI Helps Grow 6 Billion Roaches at China’s Largest Breeding Site

With the help of AI, folks at a Chinese pharmaceutical company are breeding cockroaches by the billions every year, South China Morning Post reports. From a report: Their purpose: To make a “healing potion” that can cure respiratory, gastric and

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