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dimanche 19 août 2018, 13:34
Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to build a transit tunnel connecting Dodger Stadium to a Los Angeles' subway station. An anonymous reader quotes GeekWire: The Boring Company laid out the plan for the Dugout Loop on its website, saying that the linkup could take baseball...
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An anonymous reader quotes CNN Money: Chandra Kill had scheduled face-to-face interviews with 21 candidates to fill some job openings at her employment screening firm. Only 11 showed up. 'About half flaked out,' said Kill.... 'A year or two ago it wasn't like this.' With the ...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media. The law, published Saturday in the country's official gazette, empowers authorities...
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Long-time Slashdot reader tdailey spotted a new version of Pale Moon, a customised version of Firefox optimized for speed and efficiency. Beta News reports it's the first major update since November of 2016: There are virtually no visual or obvious changes in this new major...
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An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: Investors betting that Tesla stock will lose value -- so-called 'shorts' -- have made $1.2 billion since CEO Elon Musk first tweeted about taking the company private. Much of that gain came on Friday, after the New York Times published a...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Sophos security blog: The Australian government wants to force companies to help it get at suspected criminals' data. If they can't, it would jail people for up to a decade if they refuse to unlock their phones. The country's Assistance and...
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samedi 18 août 2018, 23:34
'Nvidia's nine-month crypto gold rush is over,' reports the Los Angeles Times. An anonymous reader quotes their report: 'Our core platforms exceeded our expectations, even as crypto largely disappeared,' founder and Chief Executive Jensen Huang said Thursday on a conference...
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'A new attack named VORACLE can recover HTTP traffic sent via encrypted VPN connections under certain conditions,' reports Bleeping Computer, citing research presented last week at the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences. An anonymous reader writes: The conditions are ...
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Long-time Slashdot reader Mike Bouma shares a paper (via OS News) making the case for 'a small microkernel as the core of the trusted computing base, with OS services separated into mutually-protected components (servers) -- in contrast to 'monolithic' designs such as Linux, ...
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Twitter's CEO told the Washington Post he's 'rethinking' core parts of Twitter: Dorsey said he was experimenting with features that would promote alternative viewpoints in Twitter's timeline to address misinformation and reduce 'echo chambers.' He also expressed openness to...
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An anonymous reader quotes the BBC: Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate...
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'Even as the White House began cracking down on U.S. work visas, major Silicon Valley technology firms last year dramatically ramped up hiring of workers under the controversial H-1B visa program,' reports the Mercury News. Menlo Park-based Facebook in 2017 received 720 H-1B ...
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The systems and database administrator for a Fortune 500 company notes that while NFS is 'decades old and predating Linux...the most obvious feature missing from NFSv4 is native, standalone encryption.' emil (Slashdot reader #695) summarizes this article from Linux Journal:...
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Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo writes: The European Parliament accepted a resolution to lengthen consumer goods and software's longevity, a counter to the alleged planned obsolescence process built into a lot of products. The European Parliament now wants the European...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Reports from earlier this month claimed Google was working on products for the Chinese market, detailing plans for a search engine and news app that complied with the Chinese government's censorship and surveillance...
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Two months have passed since NASA's Opportunity Mars rover last phoned home. The last time we reported on the rover was on June 12th, when it was trying to survive an intensifying dust storm that was deemed 'much worse than a 2007 storm that Opportunity weathered,' according ...
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Netflix has confirmed that it will start airing video ads for other Netflix series between episodes. These ads will reportedly only be for Netflix content, not outside products or content, and will, at least for now, only appear for a 'segment' of Netflix's user base. Ars...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: In the study, published in The Lancet Public Health, 15,400 people from the U.S. filled out questionnaires on the food and drink they consumed, along with portion sizes. From this, scientists estimated the proportion of...
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It's a well-documented, often criticized phenomenon that women's pockets are too small to fit a smartphone, but 'there's been very little data to back up a wealth of anecdotal evidence,' writes Megan Farokhmanesh via The Verge. Now, The Pudding has used scientific findings...
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A new lawsuit claims that Facebook exaggerates how many people can see its ads, thereby defrauding advertisers. 'In other words, it is alleged not quite as many eyeballs are seeing Facebook's ads as its salespeople charge for,' writes Thomas Claburn via The Register. From...
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