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Russia Plans To Ban VPNs & Proxies That Unblock Blocked Sites

The Russian government is preparing to scale-up its war on blocked sites by hitting services that provide workarounds. A new bill developed by the government requires VPNs and other anonymizing services to stop providing access to blocked domains. If.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakApr 20th, 2017

Online music streaming service Pandora’s CEO and founder Tim Westergren plans to step down

The company has not yet selected a replacement for Westergren, who is likely to stay on at Pandora until a new chief executive is in place The post Online music streaming service Pandora’s CEO and founder Tim Westergren plans to step down appea.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News5 min. ago

Final Fantasy XV: Big Announcements to Come at Gamescom

Game director Hajime Tabata teases fans with the prospect of major reveals at the German expo. The team behind Final Fantasy XV has confirmed that it has big plans for the game, to be announced at this year's Gamescom. Gematsu reports that duri.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News32 min. ago

How to better VPN extension for Chrome and Firefox

Some VPN browser extensions are not as secure as you would think.  This feature has been brought to you by ExpressVPN. Not just another extension Most browser extensions and plugins that call themselves “VPNs” are, frankly, n.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News33 min. ago

Take-Two pulls tire-screeching u-turn, lifting ban on GTA V modding tool

You can now once again use the OpenIV utility to work on those single player mods. There’s some great news for Grand Theft Auto V addicts, with the revelation that the OpenIV modding tool has been given a reprieve, with a blanket ban on.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News33 min. ago

Nintendo"s Super NES Classic Edition will finally give us Star Fox 2

Nintendo has announced a Super Nintendo Classic Edition that includes the unreleased Star Fox 2. Nintendo plans to absolutely dominate this holiday season with the long-anticipated announcement of an SNES Classic Edition. This time, however, th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News33 min. ago

‘Sega Forever’ free mobile games program gets a lukewarm response

The free mobile games released through Sega Forever have been criticized for performance issues and problems with advertisements. Sega plans to expand the library of freebies every two weeks. The post ‘Sega Forever’ free mobile games prog.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News57 min. ago

Waymo hires Avis to look after its autonomous cars in Arizona

Avis shares are surging as a result. Enlarge / Waymo is using a fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to develop its self-driving technology. (credit: Waymo) Back in April, we reported on Waymo's plans to offer an autonomous ride-hailing.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 32 min. ago

Google Earth comes to the classroom with new educational tours and lesson plans

 In April, Google introduced a revamped, reimagined version of Google Earth, which included a number of new features that go beyond visualizing the planet through the use of maps and satellite imagery, to also allow users to explore the world th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 12 min. ago

Supreme Court Partially Revives Travel Ban, Will Hear Appeal

From a report: The U.S. Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump's travel ban and said the justices will hear arguments in the fall. The justices said the ban can apply for now only to people who don't have a "credible claim of a bona f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 40 min. ago

BMW plans $600 million "infrastructure" investment in S.C. plant

BMW plans to invest another $600 million in its Spartanburg, S.C., assembly plant -- its largest single source of light-vehicle production worldwide -- between 2018 and 2021......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News3 hr. 20 min. ago

How safe is iMessage in the cloud?

Of all the problems iMessage has, Apple says it plans to solve a persistent one: having access to all your conversations on every device, instead of messages and data lying scattered across all the Macs, iPhones, and iPads you use. But is this the.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News5 hr. 20 min. ago

Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing

A suicide bomber who killed 15 people in St Petersburg used the messaging app, officials say......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News5 hr. 32 min. ago

Amazon Dash Wand review: A home shopping device made for a not-too-distant future

Amazon will sell you groceries, one way or another. Case in point: The day before it announced plans to buy Whole Foods for a cool $13.7 billion, it released Amazon Dash Wand, a small Alexa-powered gadget that will likely be just as integral to th.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News7 hr. 12 min. ago

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect tight supply, according to a report by Taiwan's Central News Agenc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News8 hr. 40 min. ago

Ohio sites hacked with IS message

Governor John Kasich's site is one of those attacked, posting a threat to President Donald Trump......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News9 hr. 4 min. ago

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports

 Panodora’s chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren intends to hand over the reins at the company, according to a report in Recode citing people familiar with the company’s plans.  Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Why So Many Top Hackers Come From Russia

Long-time Slashdot reader tsu doh nimh writes: Brian Krebs has an interesting piece this week on one reason that so many talented hackers (malicious and benign) seem to come from Russia and the former Soviet States: It's the education, stupid. Krebs'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 40 min. ago

Sci-Hub Ordered To Pay $15 Million In Piracy Damages

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Two years ago, academic publisher Elsevier filed a complaint (PDF) against Sci-Hub and several related "pirate" sites. It accused the websites of making academic papers widely available to the pu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Obama Authorized a Secret Cyber Operation Against Russia, Says Report

Jessica Conditt reports via Engadget: President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack U.S. election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

Sci-Hub Ordered to Pay $15 Million in Piracy Damages

'Pirate' sites Sci-Hub and LibGen have been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages to Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers. A New York District Court granted Elsevier's request for a default judgment of $15 million in damages. Sci.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017