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lundi 26 juillet 2021, 13:34
First Major League Baseball experimented with automated umpiring of balls and strikes in the minor leagues. Now the Verge reports they're trying a time-saving tactic that might also make it harder to cheat: Baseball has a sign stealing problem — or at least, a technological...
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Sunday the BBC reported YouTube influencers were offered money to spread vaccine misinformation. But according to the New York Times, that's just the tip of the iceberg. 'The scheme appears to be part of a secretive industry that security analysts and American officials say...
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'Loneliness among adolescents around the globe has skyrocketed since a decade ago,' reports the Washington Post, 'and it may be tied to smartphone use, a new study finds.' In 36 out of 37 countries, feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018,...
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When the 150,000-member 'megachurch' Hillsong opened a branch in Atlanta, its pastor Sam Collier says Facebook suggested using it to explore how churches can 'go further farther on Facebook...' reports the New York Times: He is partnering with Facebook, he said, 'to directly ...
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'A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface,' reports the Associated Press: In a series of articles published this week, scientists...
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First Slashdot reader Thelasko quotes the BBC's report Wednesday: A Russian rocket has departed the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, to deliver a new science module to the International space station (ISS). The 13m-long, 20-tonne [44,000-pound] Nauka laboratory will go on...
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dimanche 25 juillet 2021, 23:37
The threat intelligence team for Microsoft's 365 Defender security suite recently focused on an example of 'modern mining malware infrastructure,' describing how 'Anything that can gain access to machines — even so-called commodity malware — can bring in more dangerous...
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'Amazon is looking to add a digital currency and blockchain expert to its payments team,' reports CNBC, 'suggesting the company could be taking a more serious look at cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.' According to a recent job posting, Amazon's payments acceptance and...
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'Two companies seeking to build thousands of miles of pipeline across the Midwest are promising the effort will aid rather than hinder the fight against climate change,' reports the Associated Press, 'though some environmental groups remain skeptical. 'The pipelines would...
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'A mysterious marketing agency secretly offered to pay social media stars to spread disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines,' reports the BBC. 'Their plan failed when the influencers went public about the attempt to recruit them.' An influencer marketing agency called Fazze...
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Millions of Americans 'are being instructed to use ID.me, along with its facial recognition software, to get their unemployment benefits,' reports CNN. The software compares their photo ID with a selfie video they take on their phone with the company's software — but some...
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storagedude writes: Alan Paller, founder of the cybersecurity training SANS Technology Institute, has launched an initiative aimed at finding and developing cybersecurity talent at the community college and high school level — through a game developed by their CTO James...
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The owner of the EZ Mart gas station is suing Colonial Pipeline, accusing it of lax security, reports the Washington Post: He and his lawyers are hoping to also represent the hundreds of other small gas stations that were hurt by the hack. It's just one of several...
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'Thanks to a breakthrough in RNA manipulation, crop scientists have developed new potato and rice varieties with higher yields and increased drought tolerance,' reports UPI: By inserting a gene responsible for production of a protein called FTO, scientists produced bigger...
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Comic-Con went virtual again in 2020. (San Diego businesses will miss the chance to profit from the 100,000 visitors the convention usually attracted.) And NPR reports the convention has gotten smaller in other ways: Both Marvel Studios and DC are staying away; as it did...
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A comprehensive new analysis published in Nature 'calculates that the frequency of climate-related nuclear plant outages is almost eight times higher than it was in the 1990s,' reports Ars Technica. 'The analysis also estimates that the global nuclear fleet will lose up to...
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A cloud company's CTO argues on CTO that the 'hypocrite commits' controversy 'is symptomatic, on every side, of related trends that threaten the entire extended open-source ecosystem and its users.' That ecosystem has long wrestled with problems of scale, complexity and free ...
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'Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells,' reports the Associated Press. 'The online shopping giant is pushing landlords around the country — sometimes with financial incentives — to give its drivers the ability to unlock apartment-building doors themselves with a mobile...
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The New York Times' On Tech newsletter shares a thought-provoking story: This week, a top official in the Roman Catholic Church's American hierarchy resigned after a news site said that it had data from his cellphone that appeared to show the administrator using the...
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samedi 24 juillet 2021, 23:34
'U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home,' reports the Associated Press: The 'superbug' outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the...
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