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Code chunk in Kronos malware used long before MalwareTech published it

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher who stopped WCry, complained his code was lifted. Enlarge / Marcus Hutchins, security researcher for Kryptos Logic. In May, he registered a domain name that neutralized the WCry ransomware worm. In August, he was.....»»

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Tor “can’t build free and open source tools” and stop racists from using them

"We are everything they claim to despise," but Tor won't prevent vile usage of its tools. (credit: Tor Project) The Tor Project has reiterated its absolutist commitment to free speech, saying that even though Daily Stormer recently moved to a.....»»

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Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rival

Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill) When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a Twitter competito.....»»

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Wisconsin lawmakers vote to pay Foxconn $3 billion to get new factory

State taxpayers could end up paying Foxconn $500,000 per job, or more. Enlarge / House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, greets Terry Gou, president and chief executive officer of Foxconn, before President Donald Trump announces the first US assem.....»»

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Android O is O-fficially launching August 21

Google teases an eclipse-themed Android O launch event in just a few days! Enlarge Google has revealed the launch date for the final version of Android O: August 21. Google will be livestreaming an unveiling event live from New York City a.....»»

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Agents of Mayhem review: Destroying a really dull open world

Saturday morning cartoon style struggles against a fatiguing open world. Enlarge / Scheherazade is great for taking out large groups. Scratch beneath the surface of Agents of Mayhem—the hero-based shoot-and-loot open-world game from develop.....»»

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Gab, the right-wing Twitter rival, just got its app banned by Google

Gab's free-speech stance makes it popular with right-wing trolls and racists. Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (credit: Sam Churchill) When right-wing trolls and outright racists get kicked off of Twitter, they often move to Gab, a right-wing Twitte.....»»

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Trump’s DOJ not trying to stop AT&T/Time Warner merger

AT&T and DOJ "discussing merger conditions" that would let deal go forward. Enlarge / AT&T will own a bunch of new media properties if it is allowed to buy Time Warner. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Despite President Trump's promise to block AT&T's.....»»

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“Bing is bigger than you think,” Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches

It turns out that "But nobody uses Bing!" isn't actually true. Bing is bigger than you think! #SEM #PPC #bingadswebcast pic.twitter.com/fFtEDvM634 — Bing Ads (@BingAds) August 17, 2017 We've known from Microsoft's financial reports tha.....»»

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Here’s what happens to your retina if you view an eclipse without protection

Ahead of the rare solar event, eye doctors describe the dangers of risky viewing. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ian Hitchcock ) Americans are making their last dashes for glasses and viewers to watch the rare total solar eclipse that will glide ac.....»»

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Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security

Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more. Enlarge (credit: Omer Shwartz et al.) People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replace.....»»

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Now you can post videos directly to Reddit, no third-party service required

Upload .mp4 and .mov files directly from your phone or computer. (credit: Eva Blue) Reddit announced a big, and likely welcome, change coming to its site: native video uploads. After testing the feature out in about 200 communities, native vi.....»»

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Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The West is changing how it does summer

The electricity industry at large can take pointers from a region working its grid hard. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) This June, we received a letter from a reader asking why it seemed like there are fewer summer blackouts, especially in th.....»»

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Scorching heat, rolling blackouts: The west is changing how it does summer

The electricity industry at large can take pointers from a region working its grid hard. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) This June, we received a letter from a reader asking why it seemed like there are fewer summer blackouts, especially in th.....»»

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OkCupid bans white supremacist “for life,” asks daters to report others

A white supremacist featured in a Charlottesville documentary can’t use OKC anymore. Enlarge (credit: OkCupid) Dating site OkCupid made the unusual move of announcing that it had given a single member a "lifetime" ban on Thursday—and namin.....»»

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Final Defenders trailer gives us the best kind of villain

We get a long look at bad guy Alexandra, a new character invented just for this series. This is the final trailer for Defenders, which hits Netflix tomorrow. The long-awaited Neflix series Defenders premieres tomorrow, bringing toget.....»»

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Hyundai looks to build a >300-mile-range electric car

More carmakers are looking toward electric vehicles as fuel cell falters. Enlarge / Signage for an electric car charging booth is displayed at Federation Square car park in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday, April 28, 2017. Photographer: Carla G.....»»

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Sharp sues Hisense over a foreign “gag order”

Sharp files a lawsuit in order to talk about the TVs being made in its name. Enlarge / Hisense televisions at the Consumer Electronics Show in Asia in 2015. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images) Sharp, a Japanese electronics manufacturer, has filed.....»»

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How the tech sector can legally justify breaking ties to extremists

Generally speaking, private enterprise may refuse service on ideological grounds. Enlarge / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—A woman leaves a note on the ground as people gather at a memorial for Heather Heyer after her funeral service on Wednesday......»»

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Rare pubic-grooming data reveals injuries, odd habits, and nicked bits

Grooming often, removing all hair, and having others help ups chance of injury. Be careful in there. (credit: TJStamp) Trimming and shaping the shrubbery down below can be dangerous business, according to a new study. Combing through survey.....»»

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