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Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change
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Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

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Chrome 70's Upcoming Security Change Will Break Hundreds of Sites
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When Chrome 70 arrives on October 16th, it will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider, putting hundreds of popular websites at risk of breaking. “Chrome 70 is expected to be released on or around October 16, when the browser will start blocking sites that run older Symantec certificates issued before June 2016, including […]

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With Chrome 70, hundreds of popular websites are about to break
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A lot of secure sites are set to grind to a halt with security error messages in the next version of Google Chrome, after the browser will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider following a series of security incidents. Chrome 70 is expected to be released on or around October 16, when the […]

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WhatsApp Balks at India's Demand To Break Encryption
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An anonymous reader shares a report: As WhatsApp scrambles to figure out technology solutions to address some of the problems its service has inadvertently caused in developing markets, India’s government has proposed one of its own: bring traceability to the platform so false information can be traced to its source. But WhatsApp indicated to VentureBeat […]

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Facebook Will Harass You Mercilessly If You Try To Break Up
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schwit1 shares a summary from PJ Media: Breaking up with Facebook is apparently as difficult as breaking up with a bad boyfriend or girlfriend who won’t accept your decision. That’s the experience Henry Grabar of Slate had when he stopped signing on. He stopped logging in on June 6 and stayed off Facebook for ten […]

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Facebook can’t catch a break: Medical data-sharing plan halted
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Enlarge (credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images) Facebook has been in contact with “several major US hospitals” as part of now-cancelled plans to combine patients’ anonymized information with Facebook’s own user data as part of a research project However, according to CNBC, the plan has been “put on pause” in the wake of the […]

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Atlanta Works to Break Ransomware Hold
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Nearly a week after it became the target of one of the largest ransomware attacks to date, the City of Atlanta has made progress toward recovery, but it is still far from business as usual. Hackers encrypted many of the city government’s vital data and computer systems. The ransomware attack, which Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms […]

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Take a break! Uber drivers must rest 6 hours after driving 12
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Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In a new update to its app announced Monday, Uber drivers will now be forced to take a six-hour break after a total of 12 hours of driving time. Drivers will not be able to accept new riders during that rest period. In a blog post, the company […]

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After a month-long break, SpaceX aims to return to flight Monday
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Trevor Mahlmann After standing down for a month due to Air Force maintenance on the launch range along the US East Coast, SpaceX will attempt to return to flight on Monday. Provided the weather and spacecraft cooperate, the company will launch a Dragon carrying about 3 tons of cargo to the International Space Station. Launch […]

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