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Facebook is a hub of sex trafficking recruitment in the US, report says

“The Internet has become the dominant tool traffickers use to recruit victims." Enlarge (credit: Serhii Ivashchuk/Getty Images) Facebook is the most commonly used social media platform for human sex trafficking recruitment in the US, accordi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 10th, 2021

Facebook Launches Its Clubhouse Clone

Facebook's Clubhouse competitor, Live Audio Rooms, is making its way stateside. From a report: The company announced today that some US-based public figures, as well as certain groups, can start hosting rooms through the main Facebook iOS app. (Peopl.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

European Central Bank Can Better Protect Digital Payment Privacy, Exec Board Member Says

The European Central Bank (ECB) is better suited than private companies to protect user privacy for the eventual adoption of a digital euro, according to an executive board member. From a report: In an interview with the Financial Times on June 14 an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 29 min. ago

How Cybercriminals Almost Stole $1 Billion From Bangladesh"s National Bank

"In 2016 North Korean hackers planned a $1bn raid on Bangladesh's national bank," reports the BBC, "and came within an inch of success — it was only by a fluke that all but $81m of the transfers were halted, report Geoff White and Jean H Lee........»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Report: Hackers Breached More US Water Treatment Plants

"On January 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area," reports NBC News: It didn't seem hard. The hacker had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 29 min. ago

Chinese Startup Unitree Begins Selling a Headless Robot Dog for $2,700

Long-time Slashdot reader cusco shares an interesting report from IEEE Spectrum: In 2017, we first wrote about the Chinese startup Unitree Robotics, which had the goal of "making legged robots as popular and affordable as smartphones and drones." Rel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

New Wildfires Are At A 10-Year High In The Hot, Dry Western US

The number of new wildfires in the U.S. so far this year is at a ten-year high, according to federal data, prompting warnings of a long, potentially dangerous summer of fire. From a report: One of the biggest areas of concern right now is the high de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Ageing Process is Unstoppable, Finds Unprecedented Study

Immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths, according to new research which may finally end the eternal debate about whether we can live for ever. From a report: Backed by governments, business, academics and investors in an industry wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

California Offers Digital Record of Coronavirus Vaccination

California on Friday started offering residents a digital record of their coronavirus vaccinations that they can use to access businesses or events that require proof they got the shots. From a report: The state's public health and technology departm.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Poland Says Recent Attacks on Local Politicians Originated from Russia

The Polish government said that a recent wave of cyberattacks that have targeted the email accounts of local political figures originated from Russia. From a report: The attacks have targeted some of the most important Polish officials, ministers, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Oregon Has Legalized Human Composting

Oregon is now the third state in the US to allow a deathcare option that's gaining popularity for its environmental benefits: human composting. From a report: Gov. Katie Brown signed House Bill 2574 into law on Tuesday, adding natural organic reducti.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

80% of Orgs That Paid the Ransom Were Hit Again, Report Finds

Boston-headquartered security firm Cybereason's study has found that the majority of organizations that chose to pay ransom demands in the past were not immune to subsequent ransomware attacks, often by the same threat actors. From a report: In fact,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

EPA Releases List of Top Cities With Energy Star-certified Buildings

EPA is out with its latest tally of buildings certified through the Energy Star efficiency program it runs with the Energy Department. From a report: Commercial and multifamily buildings are a big source of energy demand and carbon emissions. The cha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Earth is Trapping "Unprecedented" Amount of Heat, NASA Says

The Earth is trapping nearly twice as much heat as it did in 2005, according to new research, described as an "unprecedented" increase amid the climate crisis. From a report: Scientists from NASA, the US space agency, and the National Oceanic and Atm.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

With declining prices in Europe, the GPU shortage could be coming to an end

A new report shows up to a 50% drop in European graphics card prices, which could indicate that an end to the GPU shortage may be coming......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Google Open-Sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) Toolkit

Google has open-sourced a collection of C++ libraries for implementing Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) in modern applications. From a report: Fully homomorphic encryption, or simply homomorphic encryption, is a form of data encryption that allows.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Rocket Report: China launches crew mission, SpaceX runs into road troubles

"The Space Safari team intends to push the envelope." Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket goes supersonic on Thursday, launching a GPS III satellite for the Space Force. (credit: US Space Force) Welcome to Edition 4.03 of the Rocket Report! This week.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

SpaceX Launches Advanced GPS Satellite for US Space Force, Sticks Rocket Landing at Sea

SpaceX successfully launched an advanced GPS satellite for the U.S. Space Force on Thursday (June 17), marking the 19th launch of the year here on the Space Coast. From a report: One of the company's two-stage Falcon 9 rockets blasted off from Space.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Police Bust Ransomware Gang in Ukraine

Police in Ukraine said this week they arrested members of a major ransomware gang. From a report: The arrests mark the first time a law enforcement agency has announced a mass arrest of a prolific hacker group that had extorted Americans by either en.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

White House Debuts New Maps Showing Broadband Vacuum

The Biden administration Thursday unveiled a new mapping tool that shows much greater gaps in use of high-speed internet service across the U.S. than the government's previous maps reported. From a report: The White House is pushing for big spending.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Report Finds Phone Network Encryption Was Deliberately Weakened

A weakness in the algorithm used to encrypt cellphone data in the 1990s and 2000s allowed hackers to spy on some internet traffic, according to a new research paper. Motherboard: The paper has sent shockwaves through the encryption community because.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021