Intel Has 10nm Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre; May Have Lost Share to AMD in 2017

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Intel’s Q4 earnings call was yesterday, and the company shared updates on its battle against Meltdown and Spectre, its plans for 10nm, and its overall performance in a much more competitive environment throughout the year.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262884-intel-fixes-meltdown-spectre-10nm-cpus-may-lost-market-share-amd-2017?source=Computing

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AMD Releases Updated Risk Guidance on Meltdown, Spectre

AMD has clarified its own weaknesses against Spectre and Meltdown. One week later, things aren’t quite as rosy as AMD hoped they’d be.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261920-amd-releases-updated-risk-guidance-meltdown-spectre-clarifies-vulnerability?source=Computing

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Elon Musk is freaked out by the creepy backflipping robot

Elon Musk has repeatedly sounded the alarm against the rise of artificial intelligence as a threat to humanity. Now, the venerable tech exec has observed that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, which does backflips, is just the start of things to come.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/27/elon-musk-is-freaked-out-by-creepy-backflipping-robot.html

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Hackers putting porn on ISIS propaganda sites, report says

A group of Iraqi computer hackers have launched a cyberoperation against the ISIS terror group by slipping pornographic images into its official communication channels, according to a report published this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/24/hackers-putting-porn-on-isis-propaganda-sites-report-says.html

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'The sins of Silicon Valley': Backlash mounts against Google, Facebook, Amazon

The populist backlash against the tone-deaf and arguably reprehensible actions of certain players in Silicon Valley has increased in recent months. A new essay in Silicon Valley suggests that despite the benefits companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon provide to consumers, the costs are starting to outweigh the benefits.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/13/sins-silicon-valley-backlash-mounts-against-google-facebook-amazon.html

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Report: AMD Stealing Significant Market Share, Revenue from Intel

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AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs have lit up the sales charts against Intel, driving significantly higher CPU revenue for the smaller company.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255122-european-retailer-shows-amd-stealing-significant-market-share-revenue-intel?source=Computing

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Google employee's anti-diversity memo goes viral, prompts response from execs

A male Google software engineer’s rant against the company’s diversity initiatives has gone viral, prompting a flood of responses and causing the tech giant’s chief of diversity to issue a statement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/06/google-employees-anti-diversity-memo-goes-viral-prompts-response-from-execs.html

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Broader Scope of Russian Election Cyberattacks Revealed


Federal and state officials have confirmed that cyberattacks against state voting systems during the 2016 election were more widespread than previously disclosed to the public, but they said the heightened activity did not impact final vote tallies. The confirmations follow Tuesday’s Bloomberg report, citing three unnamed sources, that attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election were much greater than previously disclosed to the public. Still, officials pushed back on the revelation that 39 states were “hit” by Russian attackers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84615.html?rss=1

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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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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249678-ssds-vulnerable-deliberate-low-level-data-corruption-attacks?source=Computing

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The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/iphone-cars-apple-enters-self-driving-car-race.html

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Twitter yanks lawsuit against US government over anti-Trump account

Twitter has withdrawn its lawsuit against the U.S government over an attempt to reveal the identities of the users behind the anti-Trump @ALT_USCIS account.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/07/twitter-yanks-lawsuit-against-us-government-over-anti-trump-account.html

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YouTube TV launches, but what are you getting for $35 a month?

YouTube is finally getting into the skinny bundle wars, competing against Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Netflix and a host of others looking to grab consumers who want great television, but don’t want to pay for what they don’t watch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/youtube-tv-launches-but-what-are-getting-for-35-month.html

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Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions


Privacy advocates and consumer groups are fighting back against the U.S. Senate’s Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet service providers. In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.J. Res. 34. If the House of Representatives gives it the green light, it then will go to the president to be signed into law. “We’re working actively with a coalition of other consumer groups pushing to defeat the resolution in the House,” said John Simpson, director of the Consumer Watchdog Privacy Project.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84407.html?rss=1

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Traceable liquid used to identify looted Syrian artifacts

A company in the U.K. has developed clear traceable liquid that is harnessed in the battle against black market sales of Syrian antiquities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/21/traceable-liquid-used-to-identify-looted-syrian-artifacts.html

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US Charges 2 Russian Intel Agents, 2 Hackers in Yahoo Case


The Justice Department has announced charges against four individuals, including two officers of Russia’s FSB, for carrying out a massive cyberbreach that affected about 500 million Yahoo account holders. A federal grand jury in Northern California charged the defendants — the FSB officials and two Russian cybercriminals — with using stolen data to gain illegal access to the accounts of Russian journalists, Russian and U.S. government officials, and private sector employees of financial, transportation and other companies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84379.html?rss=1

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Intel may cut prices in response to AMD’s Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch

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Intel may be mulling price cuts to position its Core i5 and i7 processors more aggressively against AMD’s Ryzen. The cuts would reposition multiple SKUs, but how much impact would it have on this competitive match-up?

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/245275-intel-may-cut-prices-response-amds-ryzen-1700-1700x-1800x-launch?source=Computing

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PC microphones helped steal hundreds of gigabytes of data from Ukraine firms

A large-scale cyberattack, dubbed “Operation BugDrop,” was perpetrated against targets in the Ukraine. At least 70 organizations were attacked, with huge amounts of sensitive information data stolen using PC microphones.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/21/pc-microphones-helped-steal-hundreds-gigabytes-data-from-ukraine-firms.html

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Galaxy S8 vs. ' iPhone 8': Samsung gets first crack at next-gen phone

Samsung is getting ready to tee up its next flagship Galaxy smartphone against a backdrop of growing rumors about rival Apple’s 2017 iPhone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/galaxy-s8-vs-iphone-8-samsung-gets-first-crack-at-next-gen-phone.html

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Tesla’s Elon Musk claims UAW behind reports of employee union push

Elon Musk, the billionaire head of Tesla, defended his company against reports that factory workers were “talking about unionizing,” saying that the man claiming to be an overworked employee is likely being paid by the UAW.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/10/tesla-s-elon-musk-claims-uaw-behind-reports-employee-union-push.html

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