Major Hyper-Threading Flaw Destabilizes Intel Kaby Lake, Skylake CPUs

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A recent flaw discovered in Intel’s Hyper-Threading can cause system instabilities or crashes. Debian recommends disabling HT until appropriate UEFI updates are available (and the flaw can affect all operating systems, including Windows).

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CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked

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A new cache of CIA documents posted on Wikileaks reveals the methods employed by the CIA to hack so-called “air-gapped” machines. As with many exploits, it relies on people being the weak link.

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Huge seal battles octopus in incredible fight to the death

A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a massive octopus in New Zealand this week.

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Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital


A good motto for modern marketing would be, “When in doubt, check the data.” Perhaps an even better one would be, “When not in doubt, check the data to see if you should be.” There’s never been a time when we’ve had such an ability to compile, collate, analyze and understand marketing data. As businesses increase their abilities to collect data, to compare and correlate it from disparate sources, and to use analytical tools that are both more powerful and easier to use, marketers find themselves in a new and potentially disorienting position.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84624.html?rss=1

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Decades-old camera reveals forgotten images of Mount St. Helens eruption

A decades-old camera found at a Portland, Ore. Goodwill store contained film with haunting images of the deadly 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/20/decades-old-camera-reveals-forgotten-images-mount-st-helens-eruption.html

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Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

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Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple’s Obsession with User Privacy

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal blames Apple’s lack of progress on equal parts hubris and an excessive concern with privacy.

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Politicians can see who their voters are with this new Facebook update

A Facebook Town Hall update allow politicians to see who actually lives in the district they represent in three features launched Wednesday. The update allows politicians to see which commenters actually live in their district.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/politicians-can-see-who-their-voters-are-with-this-new-facebook-update.html

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The Subscription Economy's Maturation


A lot happens in a decade. Bill Gates once said that we overestimate what we can do in two years and underestimate what we can do in 10. 2017 is a particularly good time to stop paddling and look back at what’s been going on in the last decade. While we will all have our favorite memories, there’s one in CRM that stands out more than others for me. After all, 2007 was the year of the iPhone, as well as the year before everything in the financial world began going down in a big way. There was barely any social media to speak of.

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Sea-dwelling mega-reptile the size of a Bus ruled the ancient oceans 130 million years ago, scientists discover

A sea-dwelling reptile the size of a bus has been identified for the first time from a giant fossil found in Russia.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/26/sea-dwelling-mega-reptile-size-bus-ruled-ancient-oceans-130-million-years-ago-scientists-discover.html

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PCs can be hacked via video subtitle files, researchers say

A newly uncovered hacking technique uses malicious subtitle files to take control of a user’s system, preying on popular media player software including VLC, Kodi, and Popcorn Time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/pcs-can-be-hacked-via-video-subtitle-files-researchers-say.html

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Area 51: Leaked video purports alien craft being tested at secret military base

A video from noted conspiracy theorists SecureTeam 10 describes what it calls “leaked” footage of an alien craft at Area 51 in Nevada.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/24/area-51-leaked-video-purports-alien-craft-being-tested-at-secret-military-base.html

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3D-printed ovaries enable infertile mice to give birth

A researcher team working to perfect 3D–printed ovaries for infertile women have successfully tested their creation in mice. The mice, whose real ovaries were surgically replaced with the 3D–printed variety, successfully conceived and gave birth to healthy pups. The lab–created ovaries even triggered lactation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/3d-printed-ovaries-enable-infertile-mice-to-give-birth.html

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SSDs Vulnerable to Deliberate, Low-Level Data Corruption Attacks

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A new type of attack against NAND flash can destroy data on planar MLC SSDs, which happens to be a significant percentage of the SSDs on the market.

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