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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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Why would Exxon donate $1 million to a carbon tax initiative?
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Enlarge / MIDLAND, Tex. – JANUARY 20: A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) On Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that ExxonMobil had committed $1 million to a Republican-led carbon tax […]

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Would you spend 30 hours in a coffin to win $300?     – CNET
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You might think a coffin is the last thing you need, but if you can hang out in one for just 30 hours, you can win big.

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Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars
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Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s recently appointed head of News Feed John Hegeman […]

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Would you pay $700, plus a monthly fee, for a digital license plate?
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Enlarge / Reviver CEO Neville Boston poses with the Rplate, a new digital license plate that is now available in California. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) FOSTER CITY, Calif.—It’s been a few weeks now since a Bay Area startup put a new, digital license plate on my car. So far, nobody seems to have noticed. I haven’t […]

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Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media
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Fears about the potential effects of propaganda and fake news remain high, and American officials are determined to keep track of media outlets in a bid to curb these misinformation campaigns. The Department of Homeland Security has put out a call f…

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Most Tech Workers Would Ignore a Call From Their Boss Outside Work Hours
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In this age of instant communication, there is pressure on employees to be “switched on” all hours of the day. But do we really have the mental attitude to totally disconnect from work? From a report: A new study by UK-based HandsetExpert has revealed that almost two out of three tech workers would ignore an […]

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Malaysia proposes law that would make spreading fake news illegal
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The Malaysian government has proposed a law that would criminalize the spread of fake news, and those found to be in violation could face up to 10 years in prison and a 500,000 ringgit (approximately $128,165) fine, the Wall Street Journal reports. T…

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Comcast fired 500 despite claiming tax cut would create thousands of jobs
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(credit: Comcast) Comcast reportedly fired about 500 salespeople shortly before Christmas, despite claiming that the company would create thousands of new jobs in exchange for a big tax cut. Comcast apparently tried to keep the firings secret while it lobbied for the tax cut that was eventually passed into law by the Republican-controlled Congress and […]

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