Monthly Archives: June 2018

One Misplaced Line of JavaScript Caused the Ticketmaster Breach

An anonymous reader quotes ITWire: Well-known British security researcher Kevin Beaumont says the breach of the British operations of American multinational ticket sales and distribution company Ticketmaster, that has led to the possible leak of tens of thousands of credit

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Thousands of Uber Drivers Scammed Out of Millions of Dollars

CNET reports on what happened when a new Uber driver received a call from Uber telling him to cancel the trip and verify his account: The caller asked for his email. He gave it. The caller asked for his Uber

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We’ve Reached ‘Peak Screen’. So What Comes Next?

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: We’ve hit what I call Peak Screen. For much of the last decade, a technology industry ruled by smartphones has pursued a singular goal of completely conquering our eyes. It has given

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Massive New ‘Salesforce Tower’ Light Sculpture: AI, Ubuntu, Fog, and a MacBook

The new tallest building on the San Francisco skyline — and the tallest building in America west of the Mississippi — includes a nine-story electronic sculpture that’s been called the tallest piece of public art on Earth. It uses 11,000

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ComputerWorld Says Newest Windows 10 ‘Isn’t Ready for Prime Time’

“Despite Microsoft’s assurances, Windows 10 1803 isn’t ready for prime time,” writes ComputerWorld’s Woody Leonhard, adding “Microsoft’s patches in June took on some unexpected twists…” Win10 1803 was declared fully fit for business, a pronouncement that was followed weeks later

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US Government Study Concludes: You’re Probably Washing Your Hands Wrong

97% of us don’t wash our hands properly, a new government study concludes. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: The study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20

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Bitcoin Drops Below $6,000, An 8-Month Low

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Bitcoin’s value slid to its lowest level since November on Friday, as waning investor interest and recent negative headlines from global regulators weakened demand for the cryptocurrency and most of its rivals. Virtual currencies, including

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The Quest To Find Nuclear Fuel On the Moon

Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East reports: India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before — to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of

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Ask Slashdot: Is There a ‘Gig Economy’ Site For Tech Skills?

“Where I can meet up with people who just need solutions implemented?” asks Slashdot reader datavirtue: Somewhere people can go when they have a solution designed in-house with documented requirements and are in need of a competent engineer(s) to assist

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Microsoft Re-Launches Its Classic ‘IntelliMouse’

An anonymous reader quotes HotHardware: Every so often, a company will tap into our penchant for nostalgia. That is the case right now with Microsoft bringing back its iconic IntelliMouse, which was first introduced back in 1996… Microsoft continued to

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