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dimanche 24 janvier 2021, 06:34
'Late last week, a website called Faces of the Riot appeared online, showing nothing but a vast grid of more than 6,000 images of faces, each one tagged only with a string of characters associated with the Parler video in which it appeared,' reports WIRED, saying the site...
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Business Insider reports: The bitcoin price was set for its biggest one-week fall since September on Saturday morning, having slipped around 10% since Monday... Bitcoin came under selling pressure this week after Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary,...
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This week New York Magazine featured a new article by journalist David Wallace-Wells about the state of the fight against global warming. He warns that 'Already, the planet is warmer, at just 1.2 degrees, than it has ever been...' But there's also some good news: Just a...
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Inside.com's developer newsletter spotted this code repository story: GitHub posted a DMCA notice it received from the Motion Picture Association (MPA) last week asking the platform to take down a repository associated with NYAA.si, a popular torrent site specializing in...
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samedi 23 janvier 2021, 23:34
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes at ZDNet: When Elastic, makers of the open-source search and analytic engine Elasticsearch, went after Amazon Web Services (AWS) by changing its license from the open-source Apache 2.0-license ALv2) to the non-open-source friendly Server Side ...
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Ars Technica reported Saturday that 'The Falcon 9 rocket was ready. Its payload of 143 satellites were ready. But Mother Nature was not ready.' Although SpaceX pressed ahead with fueling of the Falcon 9 booster on Saturday morning, the company scrubbed the launch attempt of...
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Google released Chrome 88 this week — and besides improving its dark mode support, they removed support for both Adobe Flash and FTP. PC World calls it 'the end of two eras.' The most noteworthy change in this update is what's not included. Chrome 88 lays Adobe Flash and the...
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Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares a recent Wired.com article that purports to reveal 'how law enforcement gets around your smartphone's encryption.' Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called...
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NBC News reports: A number of pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan their attack on the U.S. Capitol, a watchdog organization has found, contradicting claims by Facebook's leadership that such planning was largely done on other sites. Private Facebook groups spent...
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David Leonhardt won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2011. This week in a New York Times newsletter, he argues that early in the pandemic experts around the world mistakenly discouraged mask use because of 'a concern that people would rush to buy high-grade medical masks,...
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Earlier this week security experts disclosed details on seven vulnerabilities impacting Dnsmasq, 'a popular DNS software package that is commonly deployed in networking equipment, such as routers and access points,' reports ZDNet. 'The vulnerabilities tracked as DNSpooq,...
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While NBC News reported on Tuesday that Facebook 'has no plan in place to lift the indefinite suspension on President Donald Trump's Facebook account,' there was a new twist two days later. 'Facebook on Thursday announced that it will refer its decision to indefinitely...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Electric vehicles are close to the 'tipping point' of rapid mass adoption thanks to the plummeting cost of batteries, experts say. Global sales rose 43% in 2020, but even faster growth is anticipated when continuing...
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SpaceX plans to launch the most satellites ever deployed in a single mission, 143, on Saturday morning from Florida for more than a dozen customers. UPI reports: A 2017 mission by the India Space Research Organization launched 104 spacecraft, which would be the previous...
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We have learned that Brad Cox, computer scientist known mostly for creating the Objective-C programming language with his business partner Tom Love, died on January 2, 2021 at his residence. He was 76. From a Legacy.com post: Brad was born on May 2, 1944 in Fort Benning,...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: Twitter accounts run by machines are a major source of climate change disinformation that might drain support from policies to address rising temperatures. In the weeks surrounding former President Trump's...
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US greenhouse gas emissions tumbled below their 1990 level for the first-time last year as a result of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports: A preliminary assessment from research group Rhodium says that overall emissions were down over 10%, the largest...
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Honor, the Chinese smartphone brand formerly owned by Huawei, launched the V40, its first device since being sold off. CNBC reports: Huawei sold Honor, its budget smartphone brand, in November to a consortium of buyers in China, as a way to help the unit survive in the face...
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Darrell Etherington reports via TechCrunch: Web infrastructure company Cloudflare is releasing a new tool today that aims to provide a way for health agencies and organizations globally tasked with rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to maintain a fair, equitable and transparent...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: A military arm of the intelligence community buys commercially available databases containing location data from smartphone apps and searches it for Americans' past movements without a warrant, according to an...
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