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North Korean Internet Downed By Suspected Cyber Attacks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: North Korea's internet appears to have been hit by a second wave of outages in as many weeks, possibly caused by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, researchers said on Wednesday. The lates.....»»

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Valve Will Start Selling the Steam Deck Next Month

It's official: Valve's Steam Deck gaming portable will go on sale starting February 25th. The Verge reports: According to the company's blog, customers who have reservations will get an email on that day and have three days to place an order. Valve a.....»»

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YouTube Gaming Boss Leaving To Join Crypto Company

YouTube Gaming's top boss, Ryan Wyatt, is leaving the company to join the cryptocurrency company Polygon Studios. Wyatt is expected to depart YouTube at the end of February. GameSpot reports: Wyatt, a former higher-up at Major League Gaming, joined G.....»»

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Amazon Ends Widely Mocked Scheme That Turned Workers Into Twitter "Ambassadors"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amazon has killed a program under which it paid warehouse employees to say nice things about the company on social media. "Amazon quietly shut down and removed all traces of the influence campaig.....»»

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Boom Supersonic Picks North Carolina To Build and Test Ultra-Fast Planes

Boom Supersonic, which is developing ultra-fast airplanes it believes will lead to the return of commercial supersonic flights, has picked Greensboro, N.C., to build and test those planes. CNBC reports: The Greensboro-based plant, which is expected t.....»»

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Government Demands To Remove Twitter Content Hit Record High

Twitter revealed on Tuesday that governments' requests for content to be removed from the platform hit a record high in the first six months of 2021. The Hill reports: Governments made 43,387 legal demands for content to be pulled down from 196,878 a.....»»

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Doctors Find "Antibody Signature" for Patients Most at Risk of Developing Long Covid

Doctors have discovered an "antibody signature" that can help identify patients most at risk of developing long Covid, a condition where debilitating symptoms of the disease can persist for many months. From a report: Researchers at University hospit.....»»

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The Rise of the Crypto Mayors

This new political breed accepts paychecks in Bitcoin. The mayors also want to use buzzy new tech like NFTs to raise money for public projects. From a report: The ballooning popularity of Bitcoin and other digital currencies has given rise to a stran.....»»

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Researchers Build AI That Builds AI

By using hypernetworks, researchers can now preemptively fine-tune artificial neural networks, saving some of the time and expense of training. From a report: Artificial intelligence is largely a numbers game. When deep neural networks, a form of AI.....»»

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ID CEO Backtracks on Claims Company Doesn"t Use Powerful Facial Recognition Tech

Identity verification company ID.me uses a type of powerful facial recognition that searches for individuals within mass databases of photos, CEO Blake Hall explained in a LinkedIn post on Wednesday. From a report: The post follows a news release fro.....»»

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Verizon"s TracFone Customers Complain of Attackers Stealing Their Phone Numbers

Attackers have commandeered thousands of TracFone customers' phone numbers in recent weeks, forcing new owner Verizon Communications to improve safeguards less than two months after it took over the prepaid wireless provider. From a report: TracFone.....»»

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Cybercriminals Laundered $8.6 Billion Worth of Cryptocurrency in 2021

Cybercriminal gangs laundered an estimated $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency last year, in 2021, a 30% rise from the previous year, according to a Chainalysis report published today. From a report: The company said it arrived at the number by trac.....»»

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White House Attempts To Strengthen Federal Cybersecurity After Major Hacks

The White House plans to release an ambitious strategy Wednesday to make federal agencies tighten their cybersecurity controls after a series of high-profile hacks against government and private infrastructure in the last two years, according to a co.....»»

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Microsoft Teams Surpasses 270 Million Monthly Active Users

Microsoft's Teams communications and collaboration platform topped 270 million monthly active users in the December quarter, continuing to add users but at a much slower pace than in the initial months of the pandemic. From a report: Satya Nadella, t.....»»

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New DeadBolt Ransomware Targets QNAP Devices, Asks 50 BTC For Master Key

ryanw shares a report from BleepingComputer: A new DeadBolt ransomware group is encrypting QNAP NAS devices worldwide using what they claim is a zero-day vulnerability in the device's software. The attacks started today, January 25th, with QNAP devic.....»»

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Microsoft"s Product Chief Sees PC Revival as Durable

After years of stagnation, the PC industry has seen its best growth in a decade as people buy new laptops and desktops. But while some pandemic-fueled changes may prove temporary, Microsoft product chief Panos Panay sees the industry's return to grow.....»»

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Windows 11 is Getting Android Apps, Taskbar Improvements, and More Next Month

Microsoft is planning to launch a public preview of its Android apps for Windows 11 next month, alongside some taskbar improvements and redesigned Notepad and Media Player apps. Windows chief Panos Panay outlined the upcoming changes to Windows 11 in.....»»

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Intel Wins Historic Court Fight Over EU Antitrust Fine

Intel won a historic victory in its court fight over a record 1.06 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) competition fine, in a landmark ruling that upends one of the European Union's most important antitrust cases. From a report: The EU General Court ruled on.....»»

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Tonga Shock Wave Created Tsunamis In Two Different Oceans

sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: When Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, a mostly submerged volcanic cauldron in the South Pacific Ocean, exploded on January 15, it unleashed a blast perhaps as powerful as the world's biggest nuclear bomb, and.....»»

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Meta"s Ill-Fated Cryptocurrency May Be Close To Dissolving

Diem, Meta's ill-fated cryptocurrency previously known as Libra, may never actually materialize. According to Bloomberg, the Diem Association is reportedly "weighing a sale of its assets as a way to return capital to its investor members." Engadget r.....»»

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