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Moscow Says It is First To Launch Large-scale Metro Facial ID Payment System

Moscow's sprawling metro network on Friday launched a fare payment system using facial recognition technology at its more than 240 stations, an initiative the authorities said was the first of its kind in the world. From a report: Moscow, a city of 1.....»»

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Google Modernizes US Mobile Search Results With Continuous Scrolling

Google has announced that it's changing the way search works on mobile devices, initially in the U.S. From a report: Now, when you reach the bottom of a set of search results on your phone, you won't have to tap to go to the next page. Instead, the n.....»»

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7-Eleven Breached Customer Privacy By Collecting Facial Imagery Without Consent

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: In Australia, the country's information commissioner has found that 7-Eleven breached customers' privacy by collecting their sensitive biometric information without adequate notice or consent. From June.....»»

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People Are Taking Out Loans Against Their NFTs -- and Defaulting

In the ongoing speedrun to turn everything into a non-fungible token, savvy traders and entrepreneurs have recently taken a few steps to squeeze more investment opportunities out of their JPEGs. From a report: Case in point: it's now a thing to take.....»»

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The Fight for Sneakers

When Bodega, a streetwear shop in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, released a hyped, limited-edition New Balance 997S sneaker in 2019, the entire stock sold out online in under 10 minutes. There was one problem, though: About 60 percent of Bodega.....»»

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New Zealand Council Ends Contract With Wizard After Two Decades of Service

The official Wizard of New Zealand, perhaps the only state-appointed wizard in the world, has been cast from the public payroll, spelling the end to a 23-year legacy. From a report: The Wizard, whose real name is Ian Brackenbury Channell, 88, had bee.....»»

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US Govt Reveals Three More Ransomware Attacks on Water Treatment Plants This Year

Ransomware gangs have silently hit three US water and wastewater treatment facilities this year, in 2021, the US government said in a joint cybersecurity advisory published today by the FBI, NSA, CISA, and the EPA. From a report: The attacks -- which.....»»

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Peak Oil is Coming. That Won"t Save the World

The shift to clean energy is sending the oil industry into decline. But the world needs a much more ambitious plan to save the climate and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. From a report: That's according to the International Energy Agency, which s.....»»

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Chemicals Used In Packaging May Play Role In 100,000 US Deaths a Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The group of chemicals called phthalates, also known as plasticizers, may contribute to the early deaths of 91,000 to 107,000 older adults in the US each year, according to a new study. Adults be.....»»

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Hundreds of Banned Crypto Miners Were Siphoning Power at China"s State Firms

China's drive to root out cryptocurrencies has uncovered hundreds of miners who were using electricity at public institutions, a development that comes as the nation struggles with a power crunch. From a report: Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces recentl.....»»

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SEC Said To Allow Bitcoin Futures ETFs As Deadline Looms

The Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to allow the first U.S. Bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund to begin trading in a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency industry, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg reports: The.....»»

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Acer Confirms It Was Hacked Again As Culprits Flaunt 60GB of Stolen Customer Data

For at least the second time in 2021, hackers have breached Acer's servers, this time plundering more than 60 gigabytes of data. HotHardware reports: Acer has confirmed that names, addresses, and phone numbers belonging to several million clients hav.....»»

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Countries Are Gathering In an Effort To Stop a Biodiversity Collapse

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: As 20,000 government leaders, journalists, activists and celebrities from around the world prepare to descend on Glasgow for a crucial climate summit starting late this month, another high-.....»»

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Modular Framework Laptop Gets Marketplace For All Those Modules

Framework, makers of the modular 13.5-inch Framework laptop that's designed to be easily repaired and upgraded, has launched a dedicated marketplace filled with replacement parts and upgrades for its portable computer. The Verge reports: Writing in a.....»»

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PowerPC Fork of Firefox Reaches End of the Road

Andrew Cunningham writes via Ars Technica: It has been well over a decade since PowerPC Macs roamed the earth -- so long that the Intel Macs that replaced them are themselves being replaced by something else. But to this day, there's a small communit.....»»

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OpenBSD 7.0 Released

ArchieBunker writes: Everyone's favorite security-focused operating system, OpenBSD, released version 7.0 today. In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, support for RISC-V processors has been added. The changelog and mirrors.....»»

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Ted Cruz Says Bitcoin Mining Can Fix Texas" Crumbling Electric Grid

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Texas' energy grid has problems. Those issues were laid bare this past winter when a storm put the state in a deep freeze, causing blackouts for millions and killing hundreds of people. Sen. Ted C.....»»

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An Unprecedented Wave of Online Bank Fraud Is Hitting Britain

An unprecedented wave of online bank fraud has been hitting Britain this year. "The country is the global epicenter for such attacks, according to five of the biggest British banks and more than a dozen security experts who said scammers were buying.....»»

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Elon Musk Says Starlink Will Provide Faster Internet Speeds On Airlines

Elon Musk touted SpaceX's plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, saying in a tweet on Thursday that the service could add "low latency ~half gigabit connectivity in the air!" CNBC reports: Starlink is the company's plan to build an interconnected.....»»

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Site Allowing You To "Skip the Interview" Launches, Then Promptly Shuts Down

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Protocol: A company proposing job-seekers ask past coworkers to pay money and "sponsor" them for a new job launched, and rather immediately shut down, its website on Wednesday. The main idea behind the site, c.....»»

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