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Intel tried desperately to change the subject from Spectre and Meltdown at CES
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 Intel had a bad week last week. It was so bad that the chip maker has to be thrilled to have CES, the massive consumer technology show going on this week in Las Vegas, as a way to change the subject and focus on the other work they are doing. Read More

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Newly Revealed Flaw Could Subject IoT Devices to Airborne Attacks
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Billions of voice-activated Internet of Things devices may be subject to external attack due to BlueBorne vulnerabilities, Armis revealed on Wednesday. Hackers could exploit BlueBorne to mount an airborne attack, using Bluetooth to spread malware and access critical data, including sensitive personal information. More than 20 million Amazon Echo and Google Home digital assistant speakers […]

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge
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Homeless Yorkshire man must tell plod in advance if he wants to have a flirty text chat +Comment  A homeless IT consultant will learn today whether his challenge to a draconian order, which forces him to tell police in advance if he is going to have sex, will succeed.…

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Diary of Anne Frank Subject To Copyright Dispute
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Bruce66423 writes: The Diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager killed by the Nazis whose writing survived in the Amsterdam building where she had hidden, is causing problems. It has been 70 years since she died, making it public domain by European law. A French academic has made it available online with profits going to […]

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Iconoclastic Mapmaker With a Sordid Past Is the Subject of a New Documentary
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Denis Wood is a maker of fascinating maps, and a cartographic iconoclast. He’s also a convicted sex offender. These facts create an uncomfortable tension in a new documentary film about Wood’s work and life. The 23-minute movie, Unmappable, premiers Oct. 18 at the New Orleans Film Festival. The post Iconoclastic Mapmaker With a Sordid Past […]

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Public officials’ personal texts and e-mails subject of open records flap
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California’s top court agreed Friday to decide whether government employees’ personal texts and e-mails are subject to disclosure under public records law. At least one other state high court, Alaska’s, has already required disclosure and preservation of those communications if they deal with government business. Arizona’s highest court has ruled that private communications with a […]

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