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lundi 2 juillet 2018, 17:25
schwit1 shares a report: The National Security Agency has purged hundreds of millions of records logging phone calls and texts that it had gathered from American telecommunications companies since 2015, the agency has disclosed. It had realized that its database was...
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Last year, when Donald Trump appointed Ajit Pai chairman of the F.C.C., Pai promised to 'take aggressive action' to stamp out pirates. In early May, the Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement, or PIRATE, Act was introduced in Congress; it would increase fines...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Homeland Security has served Twitter with a subpoena, demanding the account information of a data breach finder, credited with finding several large caches of exposed and leaking data. The New Zealand national, whose name isn't known but...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Facebook has admitted providing dozens of tech companies with special access to user data after publicly saying it restricted such access in 2015. Facebook continued sharing information with 61 hardware and software makers after ...
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Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company produced 7,000 cars last week, including 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans. 'Beating a self-imposed deadline, the final car rolling off the assembly line on Sunday morning, several hours after the midnight goal set by Musk, two...
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Photo platform 500px has decided to close its in-house Marketplace that lets users buy and sell photos. According to Engadget, the service 'will now rely on moving photos through Getty Images in most of the world as well as VCG (which acquired 500px in February) in China.'...
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Longtime Slashdot reader TopSpin writes: The Sanmen 1 nuclear reactor in Zhejiang, China, has been synchronized to the power grid and is generating power. The reactor has been under construction for nine years and became the first AP1000 in the world to achieve criticality...
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Twitter will show detailed information about advertisers in an attempt to combat meddling in future elections. You will now be able to search for a Twitter account and see all the ads it has run in the past seven days. 'For U.S. political advertisers, users will be able to...
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'Computer scientists at Stanford University and Google have created technology that can track time down to 100 billionths of a second,' reports The New York Times. 'It could be just what Wall Street is looking for.' Form the report: System engineers at Nasdaq, the New...
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dimanche 1 juillet 2018, 22:20
A user on Medium named 'Punch a Server' says you should not use Google Cloud due to the ''no-warnings-given, abrupt way' they pull the plug on your entire system if they (or the machines) believe something is wrong.' The user has a project running in production on Google...
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China's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, BYD, is opening a new battery factory that it claims will be the 'largest in the world.' Electrek reports: The factory is located in the western province of Qinghai and while it was 'opened' this week, it is still under...
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AT&T has been fined $5.25 million for an outage last year that resulted in 12,000 callers not being able to reach 911. The FCC's Enforcement Bureau made the announcement on Thursday, stating that 'such preventable outages are unacceptable.' Gizmodo reports: Aside from the...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from MSPoweruser: Today, Microsoft announced that it is releasing 124 Million building footprints in the United States to the OpenStreetMap community. Bing Maps team used Microsoft's CNTK Unified Toolkit to apply its Deep Neural Networks...
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Some adult content creators on crowdfunding site Patreon are being suspended due to the suggestive material they produce. The platform said that they are increasing efforts to review content, due to payment processor pressure. Motherboard reports: In late 2017, Patreon...
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If you've ever visited San Jose, you may have noticed something rather unusual: there are electric scooters littering the streets. The scooters are placed randomly throughout the city and can be rented by users via an app. They're reportedly bothering pedestrians enough for...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A team led by Martin Fussenegger of ETH Zurich in Basel has shown that caffeine can be used as a trigger for synthetic genetic circuitry, which can then in turn do useful things for us -- even correct or treat medical...
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'Suddenly, calls and texts went unreturned,' writes LinkedIn's editor at large, describing a recruiter who suddenly discovered the candidate she'd wanted to hire failed to respond to 12 messages, including emails like 'Please let me know that you have not been kidnapped by...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Independent: Millions of people face the prospect of being scanned by police facial recognition technology that has sparked human rights concerns. The controversial software, which officers use to identify suspects, has been found to be...
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schwit1 tipped us off to new arrests made with genealogical evidence -- and growing interest in open source genealogy databases. Fast Company reports: In the last week, police have arrested two suspects in unrelated cold cases thanks to data gleaned from open-source ancestry ...
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Long-time software guru Dave Winer is criticizing Google's plans to deprecate HTTP (by, for example, penalizing sites that use HTTP instead of HTTPS in search results and flagging them as 'insecure' in Chrome). Winer writes: A lot of the web consists of archives. Files put...
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