'Gaping security holes' in millions of AT&T modems, researchers claim

A security research firm claims to have found “gaping security flaws” in most AT&T U-verse cable modems — you know, the type used by most every AT&T customer to get online.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/gaping-security-holes-in-millions-at-t-modems-researchers-claim.html

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Your insurance adjuster may soon be a drone or an app

As per the 2017 Future of Claims Study survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, insurance companies are looking to “virtual” methods of handling claims. 38 percent of insurers no longer send employees for physical inspections.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/07/your-insurance-adjuster-may-soon-be-drone-or-app.html

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Alien ships near Saturn? Ex-NASA scientist claims of their existence

A former NASA engineer at the Ames Research Center claims aliens are in our solar system and they are creating rings around planets like Saturn.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/17/alien-ships-near-saturn-ex-nasa-scientist-claims-their-existence.html

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President Donald Trump sued for blocking Twitter users

President Donald Trump has been sued by a free-speech group, which claims his practice of blocking Twitter users violates the First Amendment.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/12/president-donald-trump-sued-for-blocking-twitter-users.html

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China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

China Censorship

A new report claims China will kill the loopholes surrounding VPN usage within mainland China for good by February, banning the sale of all such capability to individual users.

The post China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/252174-china-will-reportedly-ban-personal-vpns-close-great-firewall-loophole-february?source=Computing

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Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests

MicrosoftEdge

Microsoft has made a number of impressive claims about Microsoft Edge’s battery life — but those claims aren’t holding up under independent analysis.

The post Chrome Beats Edge in New Battery Life Tests appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/251600-independent-analysis-throws-doubt-microsofts-edge-battery-life-claims?source=Computing

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UFO hunter claims proof of giant alien ship that crashed 'millions of years ago'

Valentin Degteryov posted images of the UFO, which he claims has gone undiscovered because it is covered with snow, after spotting the dark shape on Google Earth.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/19/ufo-hunter-claims-proof-giant-alien-ship-that-crashed-millions-years-ago.html

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New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV

Intel Foundry

A new paper claims that directed self-assembly could be key to patterning lines below 10nm, but line-edge roughness and manufacturing challenges still present substantial barriers.

The post New advances in directed self-assembly could push silicon below 10nm more efficiently than EUV appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/246599-new-advances-directed-self-assembly-push-silicon-10nm-efficiently-euv?source=Computing

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Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up

Google claims that its new Guetzli software can produce JPEG files up to 35% than other available methods — but our tests find only limited support for that claim.

The post Google says it cuts JPEG size by 35 percent with new Guetzli algorithm, but our tests don’t back that up appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/246124-google-says-can-cut-jpeg-size-35-percent-new-guetzli-algorithm-tests-dont-back?source=Computing

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Despite Intense Scrutiny, Uber Lays Another Egg


Already under the microscope for claims of sexual harassment and questionable labor practices, Uber said it would ban the use of a controversial technology to block regulatory authorities from monitoring its operations. The company’s “greyballing” technology is designed to hide the standard city app view in specific cases — for example, from former riders blocked for being abusive. However, some drivers have used it to circumvent local regulators, a practice that Uber no longer will allow, according to Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84366.html?rss=1

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Facebook updates its troubled Trending feed with more info, less personalization

Facebook is launching a set of updates for its mishap-prone Trending feature. The social network claims the updates will help it to eliminate fake news from its Trending feed — in particular via its new topic identification system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/26/facebook-updates-its-troubled-trending-feed-with-more-info-less-personalization.html

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