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  • Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

    02/20/2017 10:00:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 12:52 AM EST | Gerry Shih
    A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in the Xinjiang capital and ruling Communist Party officials vowed to ramp up their campaign against separatists and Islamic militants. The vehicle-tracking program in Bayingolin will utilize China’s homegrown Beidou satellite system, launched in recent years to reduce China’s reliance on U.S.-based GPS providers for sensitive applications. Authorities said they will also track cars using...
  • Having an issue Cisco Networking Academy packet tracer... please help.

    02/19/2017 5:52:50 PM PST · by everlast · 15 replies
    I am taking a computer course and we are learning networking using the Cisco packet tracer labs. If anyone is familiar with this program, I would love to talk to you. No matter what I do it will not allow me to complete any of the sections that use the command prompt. I have updated Java, allowed the program full permissions on my computer, uninstalled and reinstalled the program several times on different machines - I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
  • How Many People Are Still Playing Skyrim And Fallout Daily

    02/19/2017 3:45:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies ^ | 02/19/2017 | William Usher
    . According to the Fallout 4 Steam Charts, they're averaging around 40,000 active players a day on PC alone. Whenever new content arrives it can blast up to 75,000. That's also not including people playing offline and playing on the Xbox One and PS4, which would mean there's at least several hundred thousand Fallout 4 players engaged with the game everyday. For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, _ the numbers are roughly the same on Steam Charts. They fluctuate on a daily basis from 30,000 up to 70,000 depending on what mods are released or whether or not some new...
  • Vanity: securecheckapp problem on iPhone 7 Plus

    02/19/2017 6:50:18 AM PST · by savedbygrace · 6 replies
    So, my iPhone 7 Plus has run up against the securecheckapp scam, and it will not allow me to clear the clickbait pop up from any browser. I realize that securecheckapp is an Android scam, but how do I clear it on my iPhone? Anybody?
  • Anyone else having issues with - Vanity

    02/19/2017 5:37:48 AM PST · by tje · 23 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 01/19/17 | tje
    The last several days my connection to Drudge Report has been iffy. It doesn't work more often than it works. This is with different computer/devices...
  • He will not divide us - part deux!

    02/18/2017 2:14:38 PM PST · by KosmicKitty · 21 replies
    8chan - I hope that's okay ^ | 2/17/2017 | Sort of Shia LeBeouf, but not really
    For those Freepers who can't resist a train wreck. Shia LeBeouf has moved his live streaming "He Will Not Divide Us" camera to Albuquerque (as in 'I should have made a left turn'). No snow there, but still lots of crazies. If you enjoyed Astoria, Queens, you'll enjoy Albuquerque. He Will Not Divide Us - part deux - New Mexico edition. So far one 4-channer extolling Kekistan, and one guy in suit and an Anonymous mask. But lots of fun viewing, and Shia, himself, is there right now. Please, anyone in the area, please show up in a "Billy Jack"...
  • Adobe Issues Critical Security Update for Flash Player on Mac

    02/17/2017 11:48:41 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Friday February 17, 2017 5:51 AM PST | by Joe Rossignol
    Adobe this week released Flash Player version to "address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system," including Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. Mac users with Flash Player version or earlier installed should immediately update to the latest version using the built-in update mechanism. The update is also available from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center. Flash Player users who had enabled the option to "allow Adobe to install updates" will receive the update automatically. Likewise, Google Chrome will automatically update Flash Player to version Select "About Google Chrome"...
  • 5G Will Make Your Phone Super Fast In A Few Years, But What Is It?

    02/17/2017 10:54:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2017 at 4:44 PM ET | By Alejandro Alba
    No more waiting and waiting for downloads or streaming Wireless connectivity has evolved much since it was first introduced in the 1980’s, and it’ll keep evolving over the next three years in order to keep up with the proliferation of devices that require a faster, stronger Internet connection. Although it will roll out slowly, the next generation of cellular data is already being implemented and was recently officially named “5G.” So what does “5G” mean? In simplest terms, it means the fifth generation of mobile connectivity that’s destined to replace 4G, which is the common connectivity standard currently throughout the...
  • German Parents Told to Destroy Cayla dolls Over Hacking Fears

    02/17/2017 9:21:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/16
    An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications. Researchers say hackers can use an unsecure bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it. Manufacturer Genesis Toys has not yet commented on the German warning. The Vivid Toy group, which distributes My Friend Cayla, has previously said that examples of hacking were isolated and carried out by specialists. However, it said the company would take...
  • YouTube’s Monster: PewDiePie and His Populist Revolt

    02/17/2017 8:53:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 16, 2017 | JOHN HERRMAN
    Felix Kjellberg, known to his fans as PewDiePie, is by far YouTube’s biggest star. His videos, a mix of video-game narration, humorous rants and commentary, have cumulatively been viewed billions of times, and more than 53 million people subscribe to his channel. He has been called “the king of YouTube” and countless variations thereon, and he has remained unchallenged on that perch for years, making millions of dollars and leveraging his popularity into outside ventures. But Monday night, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Disney-owned Maker Studios, a longtime partner of Kjellberg’s, would no longer have anything to do...
  • Tinder stalker stabbed date 11 times, then doused her in gasoline

    02/16/2017 4:40:33 PM PST · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 16, 201 | Jenny Awford
    A young doctor has recalled the horrifying moment she almost bled to death after a Tinder stalker stabbed her 11 times and doused her in gas. Dr. Angela Jay sobbed in relief after being told that Paul Lambert, 36, was shot dead by police after leading officers on a 100-mile chase on the east coast of Australia. Lambert broke into Jay’s home as part of a sick plot to rape and murder her after she ended their two-month relationship, police believe. “He caught me again and started pouring [gas] over me, there was terror now and that gave me extra...
  • Fortune’s 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies: Apple #1

    02/16/2017 12:18:50 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | February 16, 2016
    Which companies are most respected? Some 3,800 executives, analysts, directors, and experts voted in Fortune’s 2017 World’s Most Admired Companies survey and here are the results.1. Apple 2. 3. Starbucks 4. Berkshire Hathaway 5. Disney 6. Alphabet 7. General Electric 8. Southwest Airlines 9. Facebook 9. MicrosoftFull list here. MacDailyNews Note: “Samsung dropped out of the top 50 this year,” 9to5Mac reports, “[with] Fortune explaining that its exploding batteries caused too much damage to both its sales and reputation.”
  • Just how good is the iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode? Good enough for 'Billboard' magazine's cover

    02/16/2017 11:48:08 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 16, 2016 | BY RAYMOND WONG
    There's something special about the the Feb. 17 issue of Billboard Magazine, featuring former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello on the cover.Can't figure it out? OK, I'll just tell you: It was photographed with an iPhone 7 Plus using Portrait mode. But there's no way you'd have known that unless someone had told you. SEE ALSO: The next iPhone's battery might be getting a Plus-sized boost The cover was shot by portrait photographer Miller Mobley, who has worked for Billboard before and has photographed celebrities like Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, and Ryan Gosling. The project — specifically to shoot...
  • Amazon and Google Consider Turning Smart Speakers Into Home Phones

    02/15/2017 9:50:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ryan Knutson and Laura Stevens Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are considering a new use for their popular home speakers: becoming the home phone.
  • Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs

    02/14/2017 8:16:04 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Feb 14, 2017 - 05:15 PM UTC
    Feb 14, 2017 - 05:15 PM UTC — AAPL: 135.02 (+1.73, +1.3%) | NASDAQ: 5782.57 (+18.62, +0.32%) Apple shares hit new all-time intraday and closing highs Tuesday, February 14, 2017 · 4:18 pm · Today in Nasdaq trading, shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) rose $1.72, or 1.29%, to hit a new all-time closing high of $135.01. Apple’s previous all-time closing high was $133.29 set on February 13, 2017.   AAPL’s all-time intraday high stands at $135.08, also set today.  Apple’s 52-week low stands at $89.47.  Apple, the world’s most valuable company, currently has a market value of $708.34 billion. The top...
  • Russian cyberspies blamed for U.S. election hacks are now targeting Macs

    02/14/2017 6:28:55 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Macworld ^ | FEB 14, 2017 10:45 AM PT | By Lucian Constantin
    Security researchers found a macOS version of the X-Agent malware used by the APT28 cyberespionage Security researchers have discovered a macOS malware program that’s likely part of the arsenal used by the Russian cyberespionage group blamed for hacking into the U.S. Democratic National Committee last year. The group, which is known in the security industry under different names, including Fancy Bear, Pawn Storm, and APT28, has been operating for almost a decade. It is believed to be the sole user and likely developer of a Trojan program called Sofacy or X-Agent. X-Agent variants for Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS have...
  • {BEW AMD CPU} Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too

    02/14/2017 1:38:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies ^ | 07 February 2017 | Fuad Abazovic
    Competitive performance  There has been much discussion about the eight cores sixteen threads Ryzen CPU and the fact that it will compete quite well against Intel's Core i7 6950 extreme edition but it looks like the Zen with eight cores with sixteen threads will get really close to the performance of the Core i7 7700K. This is the sweet spot of the performance market and in recent years, Intel started charging customers close to 350 Euro/USD for the CPUs at this level, simply because it was lacking any serious competition. Our well placed industry sources confirm that a slightly...
  • Never ending computer trouble

    02/14/2017 6:49:10 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 91 replies
    Self | 2/14/'17 | Zionist Conspirator
    Almost two weeks after buying a brand new computer, it's still giving me fits. They one they sold me is an HP with an AMD processor. Other than having trouble with Flash on Firefox it's been doing great, until Sat. night when, while watching a movie on YouTube, the computer suddenly froze up completely and rebooted. Then the next evening, while watching another long video on YT, it happened again. An online acquaintance has talked me into taking this back (I have one more day to do so) and switching it for a Dell with an Intel processor for practically...
  • Disney Drops YouTuber PewDiePie for Anti-Semitic Content

    02/13/2017 10:17:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Swedish gamer PewDiePie (known IRL as Felix Kjellberg) is the most famous and highest-paid YouTuber in the world. His videos have yielded billions of views, millions of followers, and helped him earn $15 million in 2016. But next year’s figure could be significantly lower following a report from The Wall Street Journal that Disney is ending its deal with PewDiePie for recent anti-Semitic content in his videos. Prior to today, PewDiePie worked with Disney via a joint venture with the Maker Studios, a digital video network that Disney bought in 2014. Though Kjellberg maintained “editorial independence” with Maker Studios, a...
  • Email - Encouraging Members to #Resist

    02/13/2017 5:41:04 PM PST · by American72 · 12 replies ^ | 2/13/17 |
    I was a member of the Tea Party back when Obama first got elected. A lot of meet ups were organized through meet I haven't been involved in anything in a long time, but I still get emails occasionally. I just received this in my inbox. Not ONCE, during the Tea Party heyday, did I receive any mass emails in support of the Tea Party. But they themselves created all these #resist meet ups. Unbelievable. I am unsubscribing and sending a note as to why. ----------- Meetup has always served as an organizing platform for a wide range of...
  • Unsubscribed from Meetup, today

    02/13/2017 1:48:30 PM PST · by jdege · 44 replies ^ | 2/13/2017 | Jeffrey Dege
    Meetup is committed to bringing members together to form community and take action. Since the recent United States election, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in Meetup members pursuing and creating opportunities for civic engagement on our platform. We decided that we wanted to do more to support these efforts so we created a network of 1,000 #Resist Meetup groups with a few special characteristics. #Resist is a free extension of the Meetup platform that allows members to get involved in local civic action. Every member of a #Resist Meetup group can schedule and host Meetup events and has access to...
  • Joy Villa tops Apple, Amazon sales chart after wearing pro-Trump dress to Grammy Awards

    02/13/2017 11:30:38 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, February 13, 2017 · 2:25 pm
    “Sales of Joy Villa’s music has skyrocketed after she wore a pro-Trump dress to the Grammy Awards,” CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA) reports. “On the red carpet Villa wore a gown of red, white and blue with the words ‘Make America Great Again’ on the front and ‘Trump’ on the back,” KDKA reports. “After her appearance at the Grammy’s the 25-year-old’s EP ‘I Make The Static‘ jumped to number one on Amazon’s top digital albums, and is still there Monday,” KDKA reports. “She was also climbing the charts on iTunes.”
  • China Just Made VPNs Illegal

    02/11/2017 8:20:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Engadget ^ | 1/23 | Jessica Conditt
    The Great Firewall just got more impenetrable.Chinese authorities block access to big-name websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and numerous others, and to thwart these restrictions, many residents on the mainland use virtual private networks. Starting this week, that could be a crime. Use of VPNs and special cable connections in China must now be approved by the government, essentially making these services illegal in the country. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the new rules on Sunday, as reported by the South China Morning Post. Calling it a "clean-up" of the country's internet connections, the Ministry said...
  • Armslist Down? - Registrant WHOIS - ICANN

    02/11/2017 7:47:31 PM PST · by Sopater · 24 replies
    You have reached a domain that was pending verification per ICANN rules but has since been verified. It may take 24 to 48 hours for the website to come back online. As of January 1, 2014 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will mandate that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the Registrant WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.Frequently asked questions Why was my domain suspended?ICANN requires that the domain registrant's contact information or changes to the registrant's WHOIS information be verified within 15 calendar days. If the data is not...
  • The Library of Babel and the Information Explosion

    02/11/2017 10:34:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Thu, Jan 19, 2017
    That’s Maths: Mathematical concepts influenced the structure and style of many of Jorge Luis Borges’ short stories The world has been transformed by the internet. Google, founded just 20 years ago, is a major force in online information. The company name is a misspelt version of “googol”, the number one followed by one hundred zeros. This name echoes the vast quantities of information available through the search engines of the company. Long before the internet, the renowned Argentine writer, poet, translator and literary critic Jorge Luis Borges envisaged the universe as a vast information bank in the form of a...
  • This Self-Destructing Phone Will Keep Your Secrets Safe Forever

    02/10/2017 8:10:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2017 | Mike Wehner
    The idea of a self-destructing phone is usually something you only encounter in goofy spy movies, but it’s actually a potentially valuable invention that could aid in security for high profile individuals. A team of researchers in Saudi Arabia have built a prototype of a self-destructing gadget for the real world that can completely destroy a device in as little as ten seconds, and can be programmed to automatically trigger itself under certain conditions. The mechanism works by channeling the power from the device’s battery into electrodes that rapidly heat, triggering the release and expansion of a special polymer that...
  • Crack in black: Matte iPhones losing paint at alarming rate, gripe fans

    02/10/2017 4:18:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | 2/10/17 | Schaun Nichols
    One of Apple's newest iPhones is being slammed by fans for its lack of quality, in what should be a worrying development for the Cupertino iStuff slinger.Loyalists have taken to Apple's support forums to complain that the matte black model of the Sir Jony Ive-designed iPhone 7 is prone to easily chipping off, even when a protective case is used. "I have been using iPhone 7 Plus Matt Black for about one month with fully covered by a TPU casing and full screen tempered glass most of the time," writes one customer."I just open the casing once a week to...
  • Wikipedia bans citations of The Daily Mail

    02/10/2017 9:00:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 9, 2017: 10:31 AM ET | Tom Kludt
    Wikipedia has barred citations of The Daily Mail after editors of the online encyclopedia concluded Wednesday that the British tabloid is “generally unreliable.” The decision came after a spirited, years-long debate over the Daily Mail’s credibility among Wikipedia’s active community of volunteer editors. The editors explained Wednesday that the decision stemmed from “the Daily Mail’s reputation for poor fact checking, sensationalism, and flat-out fabrication.” As a result, the Daily Mail and its online offshoot have been “generally prohibited” as a reference on Wikipedia, “especially when other more reliable sources exist.” […] Such a move is unusual for Wikipedia, which has...
  • INternet service

    02/09/2017 7:03:06 PM PST · by rey · 21 replies
    9 Feb 2017
    What do you think about Xfinity? I currently have Rhinobee which is a microwave type internet service. I have been happy with this and have found it vastly superior to the Hughes and the Wild Blue satellite we had previously. With the satellite, we frequently went over the data limit. With Rhinobee, there was no data limit, no contract or term limits, but it is about $150 a month, internet only. The new place I am moving to has Xfinity already. Of course I'd have to get the service switched over to my name. It has a one year minimum...
  • Vanity question, posting history

    02/09/2017 1:56:48 PM PST · by JimRed · 34 replies
    Self | 2/9/2017 | Self
    How can I go back to view my old posts without going back on self-search one page at a time?
  • Dear Microsoft – a sysadmin's wishlist (what could Microsoft do, or do better...?)

    02/09/2017 2:31:41 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Trevor Pott
    Sysadmin Blog I yell at Microsoft a lot. It's cathartic. Microsoft make several decent pieces of software and quite a few great cloud services, but for every awesome thing they create it seems they ruin something else. Over the past year I've developed a wishlist of changes. Dear Microsoft... Azure Stack I like Azure Stack. A lot. What I don't like is the price tag. The preview version was great. Unfortunately you removed our ability to roll our own. That's sad, but I understand that all your large partners are eager not to be put out of business by your...
  • McKinney Boy Invents Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

    02/09/2017 1:24:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Meredith Yeomans
    Thirty-nine children died of heat stroke in hot car incidents last year, according to a researcherThe number of children who overheated and died inside cars increased across the country last year, and Texas had the highest number of cases. Now a 10-year-old boy from McKinney has invented what he hopes is a life-saving tool that every parent could use. Bishop Curry V says he was inspired to create a device he calls "Oasis" after a baby died in a hot minivan last summer outside a home in Melissa. The home is near the Curry family's home in McKinney. Curry is...
  • Photo of Dog Hugging Owner Goes Viral

    02/09/2017 1:03:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The photo of a pit bull and his owner has been shared more than 46,000 timesA dog pictured hugging his owner has melted the hearts of people on social media. Jamie Holt posted the photos on Facebook on Feb. 6 and since then the post has been shared more than 46,000 times. In the pictures, a pit bull named Russ is seen hugging Holt’s niece. Holt, who volunteers at an animal shelter, says Russ was recently adopted by her niece in Philadelphia. The owner said she instantly fell in love with the pup and had to bring him home. Holt...
  • Our Commitment to Fighting Hate Speech [DISQUS]

    02/09/2017 11:14:35 AM PST · by Theo · 26 replies
    Disqus Blog ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Disqus
    Free speech is a fundamental part of the Disqus network. We power diverse discussions across millions of websites, reaching billions of readers. Our platform enables people from across the web and around the world to share, discuss, and debate issues and their beliefs. Whether or not we personally identify with everything posted on our network, we believe in the right to speak our minds and share our ideas. As a company, we encourage our team to speak their minds respectfully and promote diversity of thought. We are a team of varied backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. The diversity of our team...
  • Windows 10 will let you watch TV as you work (Insider Preview Build 15031 for PC)

    02/08/2017 7:38:16 PM PST · by dayglored · 14 replies
    C-Net ^ | Feb 8, 2017 | Stephen Shankland
    Multitaskers who need to watch video while crunching numbers in a spreadsheet will be delighted to know Windows 10 soon will be able to accommodate miniature video players better. A test version of Windows 10 released Wednesday comes with a feature called "compact overlay window" that will always float atop your other windows. That could be handy for holding Skype video chats, keeping an eye on political hearings and yes, watching Netflix or the big game when you're supposed to be at work.
  • Only child of Det. Steven McDonald posts moving Facebook message to his dad

    02/08/2017 7:05:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Conor McDonald, 29, wasn’t born yet, when his father, Steven, suffered a catastrophic gunshot wound in the line of duty. He never knew what it was like to enjoy a bear hug with his dad or play a game of catch. But he certainly received immense love from his father, and their bond ran deep. “I’ll see you on the other side Daddio,” Conor posted on Facebook Tuesday afternoon, several hours after Det. Steven McDonald was removed from life support. “I love you forever.” Conor McDonald posted a poignant photo of him kissing his dad’s forehead, while the elder McDonald...
  • SSD HardDrive Question

    02/08/2017 5:35:31 PM PST · by Bob434 · 23 replies
    Feb 8 2017 | Me
    A Quick Question to computer Gurus- Just bought a Samsung 850 pro- I tried to restore an image to it, but Macrium Reflect would freeze at the "Attempting ssd Trim" stage- The stage right before the actual restoration/transfer of files- It wanted to perform this stating that it supposedly was 'good for extending the life of the drive' and said that even if windows had it's own trim operation, that it couldn't perform the same process as Macrium's install trim could- The only way I could do the actual restore, was to turn off the "SSD Trim" option in the...
  • 'Everything's Being Destroyed':Woman Pleads on Facebook Live After Mudslide Destroys Property

    02/08/2017 1:22:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Lisa Fernandez
    'Everything's Being Destroyed': Los Gatos Woman Pleads for Help on Facebook Live After Mudslide Destroys PropertyThree homes owned by one family on an off-the-grid Los Gatos, California property were devastated in a “massive mudslide” during heavy storms on Tuesday, and a daughter who lives there used Facebook Live to plead for help. “Everything’s being destroyed,” Jennifer Ray, 32, a stay-at-home mom, is heard saying on the 7:47 a.m. post, her voice teary and frantic. “The dogs are trapped in the car. Oh my God.” In an interview on Wednesday with NBC Bay Area, Ray said she didn’t know what else...
  • Mac malware, possibly made in Iran, targets US defense industry (Doesn't work)

    02/07/2017 10:57:59 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 · 4:50 pm
    “Just because you’re using a Mac doesn’t mean you’re safe from hackers,” Michael Kan reports for IDG News Service. “That’s what two security researchers are warning, after finding a Mac-based malware that may be an attempt by Iranian hackers to target the U.S. defense industry.” “The malware, called MacDownloader, was found on a website impersonating the U.S. aerospace firm United Technologies, according to a report from Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson, who are researching Iranian cyberespionage threats,” Kan reports. “The fake site was previously used in a spear phishing email attack to spread Windows malware and is believed to be...
  • Apple took 92% of smartphone industry’s profits in Q416

    02/07/2017 10:45:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 · 1:00 pm
    “Shares of Apple are up $1.64, or 1.3%, at $131.94, inching closer to that all-time high of $134.54, as Canaccord Genuity’s Mike Walkley this morning writing that the company looks to have garnered 92% of smartphone industry profits with the iPhone in Q4, and will probably take more share in the priciest phones this year,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s. “Apple took top share of smartphone unit sales in Q4, according to research firm Strategy Analytics,” Ray reports. “But the company also again took the lion’s share in profits, by Walkley’s own estimate.” “Apple’s profit share was down from 106%...
  • Apple, Facebook, Google, Uber, and Others File Legal Brief to Oppose President’s Immigration Order

    02/06/2017 8:49:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | By Rafia Shaikh
    The country’s biggest tech companies filed a legal brief late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration – also known as the immigration ban. Apple, Google, Facebook, and over 90 other companies have filed this amicus brief. Tech firms legally fight against President’s immigration ban “Ninety-seven companies, from Apple Inc. to Zynga Inc., filed an impassioned legal brief condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, stepping up the industry’s growing opposition to the policy,” Bloomberg reported on Monday. Last week, reports had indicated that the industry was considering to send a joint...
  • Silicon Valley Reacts to President Trump’s Immigration Orders

    02/06/2017 7:26:41 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    wccftech ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Rafia Shaikh
    Industry Silicon Valley Reacts to President Trump’s Immigration Orders By Rafia Shaikh Jan 30, 2017 22Shares Share Tweet Submit Ashton Kutcher isn’t the only one protesting against Friday’s executive order – widely known as the Muslim ban. Several celebrities, tech companies, and executives in Silicon Valley have come out in opposition of what’s being called an immigration ban. Multiple tech luminaries are resisting the ban, and offering to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) following the enactment of the immigration order.The executive order was signed on Friday by President Donald Trump, banning entry for 90 days to refugees...

    02/06/2017 12:58:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | 6th February 2017, 12:31 pm | Emma Lake
    Breaking Bad obsessed Satanist Stefano Brizzi who murdered a cop he met on Grindr and dissolved him in acid has been found dead in prison. Brizzi, 50, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of PC Gordon Semple in December and told he would serve a minimum of 24 years. He is believed to have committed suicide on Sunday in Belmarsh prison, the Mirror reports. Brizzi strangled PC Gordon Semple after meeting him on the gay cruising app. The crystal meth addict copied a storyline from US crime drama Breaking Bad to try to dispose of the corpse...
  • Update or shut up: Microsoft's choice for desktop Skypers (for Windows, Mac, and Linux)

    02/06/2017 5:08:43 AM PST · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | Team Register
    Mac and Windows (and Linux) Skype users given until March 1st to modernise themselves Microsoft's hurrying desktop Skype users to new client software. As revealed in a post late last week, Redmond's new plan will mean that come March 1st, users of “Skype for Windows desktop (7.16 and below) or Skype for Mac (7.0 to 7.18) will no longer be able to sign in.” To avoid that conversational crimp, you need merely update your Skype client before the due date. The change is necessary, Microsoft says, because the clients mentioned above were built for ye olde ſkype and its peer-to-peer...
  • HomeNewsCryptoTop 6 Rare Cryptocurrencies Top 6 Rare Cryptocurrencies

    02/05/2017 10:12:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Merkle ^ | February 5, 2017 | JP Buntinx
    In the world of cryptocurrency, there is a lot of focus on bitcoin and other major currencies. However, there are quite a few altcoins who take the concept of creating a scarce supply to extreme measures. Although scarcity alone does not give a cryptocurrency intrinsic value by any means, it goes to show it can create an illusion of value over time. #6 BITGOLD The current cryptocurrency with the absolute lowest supply of coins to be recorded so far is bitGold. It’s supply only has 10.2299 coins right now, all of which are quite valuable. In fact, the market cap...
  • Singing Bird Pistols Made in Geneva

    02/05/2017 9:03:58 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Chonday ^ | Christie's Auction House
    An ingenious masterwork created by precision watchmakers in Geneva, covered in diamonds and pearls Video Of Exquisite Antique Musical Singing Bird Pistols Estimated value when put up for auction $2.5 to $5 Million. . .
  • Where things stand now

    02/05/2017 5:39:32 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 10 replies
    Self | 2/5/'17 | Zionist Conspirator
    Hey everyone. Just in case you've been wondering . . . Well, I bought a brand new computer at a good price. But it is so blasted different from anything I'm used to that it's running me nuts. First I couldn't figure out how to hook the thing up (being unused to these contemporary power cords) and wound up taking the thing back to the store the very day I bought it. Okay--that's one hurdle. Then I had trouble turning it on. Then I couldn't increase the text size in my browser without increasing the size of the tab as...
  • These 10 cities have the worst malware infection rates in the US

    02/05/2017 10:05:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 2/2/17 | Alison DeNisco
    Malware attacks are on the rise across the US, but some cities are more susceptible than others, according to a recent report from Enigma Software Group (ESG). In 2016, Tampa, Orlando, and St. Louis each had malware infection rates per capita more than five times the national average—the highest in the US, the report found.Those same three cities were also at the top of the list of highest infection rates in 2015."There could be a number of factors including the demographics of the area, how widespread PC usage is (versus Mac or mobile devices), we've even seen weather play a...
  • New SMB bug: How to crash Windows system with a 'link of death'

    02/03/2017 7:53:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Register ^ | 2/3/17 | Thomas Claburn
    US CERT on Thursday issued a security advisory warning that all currently supported versions of Windows are vulnerable to a memory corruption bug that can be exploited to crash computers from afar."Windows fails to properly handle a specially-crafted server response that contains too many bytes following the structure defined in the SMB2 TREE_CONNECT Response structure," the security organization said. "By connecting to a malicious SMB server, a vulnerable Windows client system may crash (BSOD) in mrxsmb20.sys." The vulnerability was initially rated 10 out of 10 in terms of severity, but has since been downgraded to 7.8. To make use of...
  • Alleged Hacker Held in Prague at Center of 'intense' US-Russia Tug of War

    02/03/2017 3:48:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 27 January 2017 | Robert Tait in Prague and Julian Borger
    Yevgeniy Nikulin faces extradition requests from both countries amid lingering disquiet over Moscow’s alleged interference in the US presidential electionAn alleged computer hacker being held in the Czech Republic is at the centre of an international legal tussle between the United States and Russia amid lingering disquiet over Moscow’s alleged interference in the recent US presidential election. Yevgeniy Nikulin, 29, faces extradition requests from both countries after being detained by Czech police on an Interpol arrest warrant issued by US authorities. Nikulin, a Russian citizen, was arrested in a restaurant in Prague on 5 October shortly after arriving in the...