Researchers Discover SplitSpectre, a New Spectre-like CPU Attack

An anonymous reader writes from a report via ZDNet: Three academics from Northeastern University and three researchers from IBM Research have discovered a new variation of the Spectre CPU vulnerability that can be exploited via browser-based code. The vulnerability, which researchers codenamed SplitSpectre, is a variation of the original Spectre v1 vulnerability discovered last year and which became public in January 2018. The difference in SplitSpectre is not in what parts of a CPU's microarchi...
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This Fan-Made Shrek Movie Is A Straight Up Fever Dream

Do you love Shrek and also night terrors? Look no further Everyone is familiar with Shrek. The 2001 DreamWorks hit featuring Mike Myers as the eponymous Scottish ogre who, through the course of the film, became the unconventional hero alongside his noble Donkey (Eddie Murphy), captured our hearts and defined the early 2000’s. Its huge box office success came as a massive shock to DreamWorks, who considered it the ugly sibling of The Prince of Egypt, which was in production at the same t...
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DHS Documents Show Secret Service Plan for Facial Recognition Test Around White House

The Secret Service is testing a facial recognition system in public areas of the White House and surrounding grounds with the stated goal of “identifying known subjects of interest prior to initial contact with law enforcement at the White House Complex,” according to Department of Homeland Security documents dug up…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Privacy, White House, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Secret Service, Department Of Homeland Security, Facial Recognition

A long-overdue rebuke of unauthorized American involvement in Yemen

For too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional obligations with respect to war powers. On Nov. 28, the Senate took an important step towards reasserting this authority by voting 63 to 37 in favor of moving ahead on a resolution directing the removal of US armed forces from hostilities in Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. The resolution, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, indicates an overdue willingness on the...
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Experian leads $10M investment in Southeast Asia fintech startup Jirnexu

Consumer credit giant Experian is continuing to back Asian fintech startups after it led a $10 million investment in Southeast Asia’s Jirnexu . Jirnexu, which is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, operates financial comparison services in Malaysia and Indonesia. Those services aggregate offerings and deals from banks and financial services companies, effectively acting as a user acquisition channel for reaching new audiences and customers. This round is a follow-on to Jirnexu’s $11 million Seri...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Asia, London, Money, Indonesia, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Alibaba

These are the 15 best U.S. tech companies to work for in 2019, according to Glassdoor

It’s been quite the tumultuous year in the tech industry, most notably for companies like Facebook. Google, Tesla and Salesforce. And, based on Glassdoor’s latest ranking of the best companies to work for — in addition to employee protests and walkouts — it’s clear that employees are paying attention. Unsurprisingly, Facebook is no longer ranked as the top large company to work for in the United States. Following scandal after Scandal, employee sentiment at Facebook decreased from an average 4.6...
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Microsoft is Building a Chromium-powered Web Browser That Will Replace Edge on Windows 10: Report (slashdot)

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium, news blog Windows Central reported Monday. From the report: Microsoft's Edge web browser has seen little success since its debut on Windows 10 back in 2015. Built from the ground up with a new rendering engine known as EdgeHTML, Microsoft Edge was designed to be fast, lightweight, and secure, but launched with a plethora of issues which resulted in users rejecting it earl...
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Top 7 Cities for Digital Nomads

Once you decide to become a digital nomad, you have to decide where to go. You may already have your bucket list. Or you’ve based your travel plans on advice from friends and family. Many of you will Google “top cities in the world for digital nomads.” You’ll find a lot of lists. Some from big companies like Forbes. Others from individuals who have traveled the world and want to share their perspective. All try to set some criteria. Once you get past affordability and internet availability, th...
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The Secret Service Wants To Test Facial Recognition Around the White House

The Secret Service is planning to test facial recognition surveillance around the White House, "with the goal of identifying 'subjects of interest' who might pose a threat to the president," reports The Verge. The document with the plans was published by the American Civil Liberties Union, describing "a test that would compare closed circuit video footage of public White House spaces against a database of images -- in this case, featuring employees who volunteered to be tracked." From the report...
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Board Question #91821: Dear 100 Hour Ninjas, I love opossums. A LOT. But ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Ninjas, I love opossums. A LOT. But I have never seen one in real life. On December 15, I will be in central Florida (driving from Orlando to Miami.) Is there any place that has possums for me to visit? All possums are my favorite possums. Halp. Opossum My Possum A: Dear 'possum-bly,It sounds like you will absolutely see 'possums in Florida on your drive... probably dead on the road, so drive carefully.  If you're interested in a story about people who rescue orphaned possums ...
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Proton center’s restructuring approved by bankruptcy judge

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center's plan cements a $135 million loss for lenders who advanced money to build the high-tech treatment center.
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Apple Hit With Class Action Suit Over Lack of Dust Filters In Macbook, iMac

AmiMoJo shares a report from 9to5Mac: Apple is facing a new class action lawsuit claiming that it sells select iMac and MacBook models without needed dust filters. In turn, this causes issues such as display imprecations, slowing performance, and more, the lawsuit alleges. The iMac and MacBook lawsuit is being brought forward by law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, which is a class action litigation firm that has gone after Apple before. Most notably, the firm won the infamous $450 million eboo...
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Noted Tech Genius Rudy Giuliani Refuses to Learn Important Lesson About the Space Bar

Former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani has mostly been in the news as of late for his legal work for Donald Trump amid the ever-spiraling federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Namely, that said work has been so wildly erratic that his former law firm cut ties with him and…Read more...
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NYC Votes To Set Minimum Pay For Uber, Lyft Drivers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Tuesday, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to set a minimum pay rate for Uber, Lyft, and other on-demand ride-hailing drivers. The new rate will be set at $17.22 after expenses, or $26.51 per hour gross. New York is believed to be the first city in the nation to implement such a pay floor. Four months ago, the Big Apple also imposed a cap on the number of such vehicles in the city. The Independent Drivers Guild, a local ...
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How to add a wake up weather forecast to your iPhone Lock Screen

Hidden deep in the recesses of the Settings menu is a feature Apple, presumably, wants you to use. Part of iOS 12, Apple included a fairly basic Lock Screen notification that gives you the day’s weather each morning shortly after you quit hitting the snooze button. The feature is part of Do Not Disturb at Bedtime mode, a setting that keeps pesky calls and texts from waking you during the solid four hours of sleep you manage to pull each night. The forecast will appear each morning, the first tim...
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Following AT&T, Sprint confirms it will carry Samsung’s 5G smartphone in 2019

It's been a long time coming but 5G smartphones are arriving sooner than you may think. One day after Samsung announced it will be launching a 5G smartphone on Verizon's network early next year, AT&T and Sprint reveal they will also do so. The post Following AT&T, Sprint confirms it will carry Samsung’s 5G smartphone in 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset brings ‘up to 3 times’ the AI power

Qualcomm today unveiled its next flagship mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855. Get ready to see that number in nearly every high-end phone released next year. As with Apple’s A12 bionic and Huawei’s Kirin 980, the 855 moves Qualcomm down to a 7nm manufacturing process, which basically means more transistors per chip, and faster performance. The last time Qualcomm changed transistor sizes was when it jumped from the 14nm Snapdragon 821 to the 10nm 835 back in 2016. Naturally, this will equate to...
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Facebook’s Existential Crisis: What To Do When You’re Not “Making The World A Better Place?”

More than other tech companies, Facebook has insisted that its commercial success benefits the world. There are examples of the wealth from a tech business being used by its founder to support a grand project like space exploration, as Tesla’s Elon Musk or Amazon’s Jeff Bezos do. Alphabet harnesses the money from the Google search engine to support expensive, speculative “moon shot” engineering projects with the potential to change the world. Facebook’s point is more direct: The business goals o...
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The president of media giant Turner says content is still king, but television needs to evolve

Turner president David Levy said television needs to be rethought as people increasingly view shows on all kinds of devices. The AT&T-Time Warner deal will help Turner better serve viewers with better ads, he said. Despite the growth of streaming rivals, Levy said Turner is still well positioned to compete with its own content.  The TV industry is changing dramatically, with people watching shows on all kinds of devices. David Levy, president of media giant Turner, said he’s confident he know...
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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 processor brings ‘up to 3 times’ the AI power

Qualcomm today unveiled its next flagship mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855. Get ready to see that number in nearly every high-end phone released next year. As with Apple’s A12 bionic and Huawei’s Kirin 980, the 855 moves Qualcomm down to a 7nm manufacturing process, which basically means more transistors per chip, and faster performance. The last time Qualcomm changed transistor sizes was when it jumped from the 14nm Snapdragon 821 to the 10nm 835 back in 2016. Naturally, this will equate to...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Huawei, Qualcomm, Insider, Kirin, Plugged

Facebook ends platform policy banning apps that copy its features

Facebook will now freely allow developers to build competitors to its features upon its own platform. Today Facebook announced it will drop Platform Policy section 4.1, which stipulates “Add something unique to the community. Don’t replicate core functionality that Facebook already provides.” Facebook had previously enforced that policy selectively to hurt competitors that had used its Find Friends or viral distribution features. Apps like Vine, Voxer, MessageMe, Phhhoto and more had been cut...
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AFI Honors ‘Black Panther’, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ‘A Quiet Place’, and More as Its Best Movies of 2018

The American Film Institute, the film school and film history organization famous for alumni like Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Terrence Malick, and David Lynch, has announced the honorees of this year’s AFI Awards. The organization voted on ten movies and ten television series that are “artistically significant” and represent “the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image”, and the winners include movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade...
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China Announces Punishments For Intellectual-Property Theft

China has announced an array of punishments that could restrict companies' access to borrowing and state-funding support over intellectual-property theft. The news comes after the G20 Summit in Argentina, where the Trump Administration agreed to hold off on tariff action for at least 90 days as they negotiate to resolve specific U.S. complaints. Bloomberg reports: China set out a total of 38 different punishments to be applied to IP violations, starting this month. The document, dated Nov. 21, w...
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A tip to keep your home address off the internet

There are dozens of free "peoplefinder" sites that buy up commercial databases and combine them with other sources to make your home address searchable. You can find instances where this has happened to you by googling your name and home address, and then you can google the removal forms for each of the services and get yourself delisted. But your name will keep getting re-added: if you set a Google Alert for a search on your name and address, you'll get a message ever time you get caught in th...
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I started this post on November 21, which is Coleman Hawkins’ birthday — to the sounds of his music played by WKCR-FM in New York City.  And then the jazz guitarist- archaeologist Nick Rossi unearthed this photograph on Google: Hawkins … Continue reading →
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Toby Kebbell Joins M. Night Shyamalan Series at Apple

Toby Kebbell has been cast in a main role in the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan thriller series at Apple, Variety has learned. The exact details of the plot are being kept under wraps, but sources say the show follows a married couple that hires a young woman to serve as the nanny to their child. Kebbell will […]
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Hulu, AT&T To Test 'Pause Ads' In 2019, Automatically Playing Commercials When You Hit Pause

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: Streaming TV services offered by companies like Hulu and AT&T are testing the waters for a new type of advertising called "pause ads." The idea behind pause ads is that instead of facing forced commercial breaks at specified interludes, users would be more accepting of ads that play when they choose to pause a show for a bit while they do something else. Hulu says it plans to launch pause ads in 2019, but not much else was given in the way of d...
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What to pack (and how!) for your safari

There was a time when going on safari meant travelling with an entourage, who would carry everything from your Louis Vuitton trunks to your campaign desk, your Persian carpets to your folding commode. With the opening of world class camps and lodges, equipped and decorated to incredibly high levels, you can leave most, if not […] The post What to pack (and how!) for your safari appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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And lo! Tim Cook becometh tech Jesus. But with more awards

Apple CEO decries the sins and moral turpitude of all tech companies but his own Comment It was on the third day of December in the year two thousand and eighteen that He arose and led the masses against the corruption and moral turpitude of the tech giants. For when He spoke, they heard. Yea, Tim Cook had come and cleansed us of our digital sins.…
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