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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They're Not Keeping It Secret
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Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. From a report: The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One path […]

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20 Top Lawyers Were Beaten By Legal AI
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An anonymous reader shares a report:In a landmark study, 20 top US corporate lawyers with decades of experience in corporate law and contract review were pitted against an AI. Their task was to spot issues in five Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), which are a contractual basis for most business deals. The study, carried out with leading […]

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Apple says glossy iPhone XS selfies were a bug, promises a fix in iOS 12.1
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Enlarge / The notch and front-facing camera on the new iPhone. (credit: Samuel Axon) When we reviewed the iPhone XS and XS Max, we found a number of small things to quibble about in our generally positive review. Among them was the fact that Apple’s self-styled “computational photography” approach involves the software doctoring the photos […]

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Facebook reportedly believes spammers were behind massive hack     – CNET
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Security breach exposed personal information for 29 million users.

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Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
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Enlarge / A Supermicro motherboard. (credit: Supermicro) By now, everyone knows the premise behind two unconfirmed Bloomberg articles that have dominated security headlines over the past week: spies from China got multiple factories to sneak data-stealing hardware into Supermicro motherboards before the servers that used them were shipped to Apple, Amazon, an unnamed major US […]

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The 2018 Emmys were a watershed moment for streaming TV
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"The goal is to become HBO before HBO can become us." That's what Netflix's Ted Sarandos told GQ back in 2013, and it subsequently became a corporate mantra. Back then, it was hard to see how this upstart could supplant the bluest chip in TV's firma…

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Smart cities around the world were exposed to simple hacks     – CNET
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Researchers found 17 vulnerabilities on systems that control traffic signals and water levels in major cities around the world.

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The Meg film review: We’re going to need a stupider boat
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Making fun of The Meg might be more trouble than it’s worth. There’s no hype for this adaptation of a schlocky 1997 novel about a scientifically unsound super-shark. So what if Jason Statham (Crank, Transporter) got caught up in an unfortunate film? Every summer has its low-stakes stinker. But we would be doing summer moviegoers […]

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3D-printed (and CNC-milled) guns: Nine questions you were too afraid to ask
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Enlarge / Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D-printed gun, called the “Liberator,” in his factory in Austin, Texas, on August 1, 2018. (credit: KELLY WEST/AFP/Getty Images) By now, you’ve probably seen all the news regarding Defense Distributed, company founder Cody Wilson, and 3D-printed guns. As of last week, his story has […]

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