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You’re probably not going to get your $125 from the Equifax settlement
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Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on Friday, September 15, 2017. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg | Getty Images) If you haven’t already filed a claim for cash compensation in response to the Equifax breach, you might be out of luck. The […]

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SpaceX is going to deliver Nickelodeon slime to the space station for science     – CNET
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After a trip on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Nickelodeon’s green, gooey slime will make its debut in microgravity.

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Who’s going to use the big bad Libra?
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There is so much to write about Libra, and so much which has already been written misses the mark, mostly, I think, because most pundits haven’t spent much time in the developing world, which is very clearly the target market here. Just look at its launch video: I’ve seen apocalyptic reactions warning of Libra ushering […]

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What is going on at Google? video     – CNET
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Google announced a new council to handle AI concerns and dissolved it after employees revolted. Meanwhile, a report says YouTube might have had its priorities messed up. All that, Android Q Beta 2, your comments and more in this episode of Alphabet City!

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USB 3.2 is going to make the current USB branding even worse
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Enlarge / USB Type-C cable and port. (credit: USB-IF) USB 3.2, which doubles the maximum speed of a USB connection to 20Gb/s, is likely to materialize in systems later this year. In preparation for this, the USB-IF—the industry group that together develops the various USB specifications—has announced the branding and naming that the new revision […]

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Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors and, further, that software-based techniques for protecting against them will impose a high performance cost. And whatever the cost, […]

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Hard-to-detect credential-theft malware has infected 1,200 and is still going
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Enlarge (credit: Kit / Flickr) A deceptively simple malware attack has stolen a wide array of credentials from thousands of computers over the past few weeks and continues to steal more, a researcher warned on Tuesday. The ongoing attack is the latest wave of Separ, a credential stealer that has been known to exist since […]

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Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen?     – CNET
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After decades of languishing development and stagnated projects, true high-speed rail in the US could be just around the corner.

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FTC v. Qualcomm: What Really Is Going On
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I’ve been watching antitrust cases actively since the 1980s. I had to study historical antitrust cases going back to Standard Oil and RCA, in order to ensure compliance with a related consent decree When I worked at IBM. Each of the other cases had one thing in common: Both of the companies being charged were […]

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