• New Study Lays Out Hidden Backstory Behind Deadly Pacific Northwest Heatwave

    New Study Lays Out Hidden Backstory Behind Deadly Pacific Northwest Heatwave
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Last summer, a deadly wave of heat struck the Pacific Northwest, causing temperatures to soar more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and killing more than a thousand people. A new study has uncovered the sequence of events that precipitated the disaster, providing information that could further our understanding of heat formation on the North American continent. By reviewing large-scale weather conditions and formations before the heat wav
  • All-in-Summit: Interview With Elon Musk

    All-in-Summit: Interview With Elon Musk
    All-in-Summit -- a conference hosted by Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks and David Friedberg, who also operate a popular weekly podcast by the same name -- interviewed Elon Musk on Monday. In the wide-ranging interview, Musk talked about Twitter's bot problem and among other things, gave more insight into the scale and ambitions of Tesla and SpaceX.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Judge Rules California Law Requiring Women On Corporate Boards Is Unconstitutional

    Judge Rules California Law Requiring Women On Corporate Boards Is Unconstitutional
    A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. CBS News reports: Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated the right to equal treatment. The ruling was dated Friday. The conservative legal group Judicial Watch had challenged the law, claiming it was illegal to use taxpayer funds to enforce a law that violates the equal protecti
  • 'Black Mirror' Returns For Season 6

    'Black Mirror' Returns For Season 6
    According to Variety, a new series of "Black Mirror" is in the works at Netflix. From the report: It's been almost three years since Season 5 of the dystopian drama premiered on the streaming service in June 2019, but sources indicate that a new anthology series of "Black Mirror" is shaping up, and casting is now underway. While details about specific stories are being kept under lock and key, Variety understands that Season 6 will have more episodes than Season 5, which comprised of just three
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  • Google Lets Personal Users Stay On 'No-Cost Legacy G Suite' With Custom Gmail Domain

    Google Lets Personal Users Stay On 'No-Cost Legacy G Suite' With Custom Gmail Domain
    Back in April, Google delayed when G Suite legacy free-edition users had to start paying for Workspace. The company will now let you stay on a "Free Legacy Edition of G Suite for personal use" as the "no-cost" alternative in a rather notable policy change. 9to5Google reports: This "no-cost" option is for people that aren't interested in paying for Workspace but want to retain access to their data and not just export via Google Takeout. For the past few months, people have been waiting to join a
  • Researchers Devise iPhone Malware That Runs Even When Device Is Turned Off

    Researchers Devise iPhone Malware That Runs Even When Device Is Turned Off
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: When you turn off an iPhone, it doesn't fully power down. Chips inside the device continue to run in a low-power mode that makes it possible to locate lost or stolen devices using the Find My feature or use credit cards and car keys after the battery dies. Now researchers have devised a way to abuse this always-on mechanism to run malware that remains active even when an iPhone appears to be powered down. It turns out that the iPhone's Bluet
  • Stablecoins Not Ready for Consumer Payments, US Watchdog Says

    Stablecoins Not Ready for Consumer Payments, US Watchdog Says
    The recent collapse of a popular stablecoin shows that the tokens aren't ready to be used by consumers to make payments, according to a key US watchdog. From a report: "People wonder: Is it going to be one day used for consumer payments?" Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said in a Bloomberg TV interview Monday. "Many are thinking it's not ready yet."
    [...] Chopra said there may be "movement" on crypto regulation this year. Regulators are studying a range of iss
  • Ad-Tech Firms Grab Email Addresses From Forms Before They're Even Submitted

    Ad-Tech Firms Grab Email Addresses From Forms Before They're Even Submitted
    Tracking, marketing, and analytics firms have been exfiltrating the email addresses of internet users from web forms prior to submission and without user consent, according to security researchers. Some of these firms are said to have also inadvertently grabbed passwords from these forms. The Register reports: In a research paper scheduled to appear at the Usenix '22 security conference later this year, authors Asuman Senol (imec-COSIC, KU Leuven), Gunes Acar (Radboud University), Mathias Humber
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  • Apple Patches Dozens of Security Flaws With iOS 15.5, Over 50 Fixes For macOS 12.4

    Apple Patches Dozens of Security Flaws With iOS 15.5, Over 50 Fixes For macOS 12.4
    Apple has released iOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, and more today with updates like new features for Apple Cash, the Podcasts app, and the Studio Display webcam fix. However, a bigger reason to update your devices is the security patches with today's releases. iOS 15.5 includes almost 30 security fixes while macOS 12.4 features over 50. 9to5Mac reports: Apple shared all the details for the security fixes in its latest software for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and more on its support page. For both iOS and Mac, many
  • Microsoft Doubles Salary Budget To Retain Staff As Cost of Living Rises

    Microsoft Doubles Salary Budget To Retain Staff As Cost of Living Rises
    An anonymous reader quotes a report originally published at Bloomberg: Microsoft plans to "nearly double" its budget for employee salaries and boost the range of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25%, an effort to retain staff and help people cope with inflation. The move will mainly affect "early to mid-career employees," the software giant said in a statement Monday. "As we approach our annual total rewards process, we are making a significant additional investment this year
  • Do Kwon Proposes Creating Another Blockchain From Terra's Ashes

    Do Kwon Proposes Creating Another Blockchain From Terra's Ashes
    Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon offered another proposal to revive its troubled Terra blockchain by getting rid of the failed TerraUSD stablecoin and revamping the project into a new network. From a report: Kwon wants to copy the blockchain's code to create a new network, called Terra, and to distribute new tokens to former Terra supporters like key app developers, those whose computers order transactions on the network, and those who still hold TerraUSD, Kwon wrote in a post on a research for
  • MIT, Harvard Scientists Find AI Can Recognize Race From X-rays

    MIT, Harvard Scientists Find AI Can Recognize Race From X-rays
    A doctor can't tell if somebody is Black, Asian, or white, just by looking at their X-rays. But a computer can, according to a surprising new paper by an international team of scientists, including researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. From a report: The study found that an artificial intelligence program trained to read X-rays and CT scans could predict a person's race with 90 percent accuracy. But the scientists who conducted the study say they ha
  • Netflix Exploring Live Streaming For First Time

    Netflix Exploring Live Streaming For First Time
    Netflix is going live for the first time. From a report: Deadline understands that the streamer is exploring the launch of live streaming. It plans to roll out the capability, which Netflix confirmed was in the early stages of development, for its swathe of unscripted shows and stand-up specials. It would mean that Netflix would be able to use it for live voting for competition series and talent contests such as its upcoming dance competition series Dance 100 from The Circle producer Studio Lamb
  • New US Lab To Create Versions of Atoms Never Recorded on Earth

    New US Lab To Create Versions of Atoms Never Recorded on Earth
    From carbon to uranium, oxygen to iron, chemical elements are the building blocks of the world around us and the wider universe. Now, physicists are hoping to gain an unprecedented glimpse into their origins, with the opening of a new facility that will create thousands of peculiar and unstable versions of atoms never before recorded on Earth. From a report: By studying these versions, known as isotopes, they hope to gain new insights into the reactions that created the elements within exploding
  • Sony Reveals Game Lineup and Launch Dates for PlayStation Plus Relaunch

    Sony Reveals Game Lineup and Launch Dates for PlayStation Plus Relaunch
    Sony has announced the initial lineup of games for its revamped, multi-tier PlayStation Plus subscription service, and firmed up its launch dates over the next five weeks. From a report: The service will launch in Asia on May 24, Japan on June 2, North and South America on June 13, and Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on June 23. Games coming to the subscription service include Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, the Demon's Souls remake, Insomniac's Spider-Man games, and Red Dead Redemption 2. But th
  • Uber Launches Robot Food Delivery in California

    Uber Launches Robot Food Delivery in California
    Uber on Monday said it launched pilot food delivery services with autonomous vehicles in two California cities, and said it was adding electric vehicle charging stations into its global driver app. From a report: The announcements are part of Uber's annual product event where the ride-hail and food delivery company showcases the latest updates to its app. Uber announced one food delivery service using autonomous cars, and a separate pilot using sidewalk robots. Both services are available to Ube
  • Spotify Experiments With Musician NFT Galleries

    Spotify Experiments With Musician NFT Galleries
    Spotify is testing a way for artists to display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections. From a report: The music streaming platform has rolled out the test for some users on Android in the US and currently includes NFT previews for artists like Steve Aoki and The Wombats. "Spotify is running a test in which it will help a small group of artists promote their existing third-party NFT offerings via their artist profiles," a Spotify spokesperson said in a statement to Music Ally. "We routinely
  • JetBlue Launches Hostile Takeover of Spirit

    JetBlue Launches Hostile Takeover of Spirit
    JetBlue launched a hostile takeover of Spirit Airlines after its earlier acquisition offer was rejected. The New York-based airline said in a release that its tender offer for $30-per-share was "all-cash" and "fully financed." From a report: Earlier this month, Spirit's board of directors rejected JetBlue's $32-a-share bid to acquire the airline in favor of an existing merger agreement with Frontier, one of its ultra-low-cost competitors. The board cited antitrust issues and "an unacceptable lev
  • Binance's LUNA Investment, Which Peaked at $1.6 Billion, Now Worth Just $3,000

    Binance's LUNA Investment, Which Peaked at $1.6 Billion, Now Worth Just $3,000
    Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the crypto exchange made large paper gains on its investment in Luna but has now lost practically all of them. From a report: The exchange invested $3 million into the Terra ecosystem in 2018, receiving 15 million Luna tokens. At Luna's peak price, that investment was worth $1.6 billion, according to Zhao. Yet due to last week's collapse of Luna -- and its related stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) -- that investment has now plummeted in value to just $3,400. Or, in Zhao's
  • Not a Single Car Was Sold in Shanghai Last Month

    Not a Single Car Was Sold in Shanghai Last Month
    For evidence of just how tight Shanghai's lockdown has been, consider this: not a single car was sold in the city last month. From a report: The majority of the city's 25 million residents were mostly confined to their homes or residential compounds in April as part of a sweeping lockdown to stamp out the nation's worst Covid outbreak since the virus emerged in Wuhan more than two years ago. Almost all dealerships in the city were closed during the month, the Shanghai Automobile Sales Associatio
  • Bitcoin Has No Future as a Payments Network, Says FTX Chief

    Bitcoin Has No Future as a Payments Network, Says FTX Chief
    Bitcoin has no future as a payments network because of its inefficiency and high environmental costs, according to one of crypto's most influential chief executives. From a report: Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of the digital asset exchange FTX, said the proof of work system of validating blockchain transactions, which underpins bitcoin, was not capable of scaling up to cope with the millions of transactions that would be needed to make the cryptocurrency an effective means of payment. "The bitcoin
  • The US Army's Unsettling New Recruitment Video for Psychological Warfare

    The US Army's Unsettling New Recruitment Video for Psychological Warfare
    Task and Purpose reports on "a new and somewhat unnerving recruiting pitch from the U.S. Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group" that asks viewers one simple question: "Have you ever wondered who's pulling the strings?"
    The three-and-a-half minute, movie trailer-esque video was released by the 4th PSYOP Group on Youtube on May 2. Since then it's brought in 329,396 views, and it's not hard to see why: This is not your father's recruiting commercial. Complete with eerie whistling in the backgro
  • Is Python About to Get Faster?

    Is Python About to Get Faster?
    "Python 3.11 will bear the fruits of CPython's multi-year effort to make Python a faster programming language," reports ZDNet.
    "Core Python (CPython) developer Mark Shannon shared details about the project to make Python faster at the PyCon 2022 conference this week..."Last year, Microsoft funded a project for the Python Software Foundation (PSF), led by Python creator Guido van Rossum and Shannon, to make Python twice as fast as the current stable 3.10 series. The vision is to nudge Python towa
  • EA Plans Free Mobile 'Lord of the Rings' Game

    EA Plans Free Mobile 'Lord of the Rings' Game
    Electronic Arts and Middle-earth Enterprises "announced on Monday an upcoming free mobile game called The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth," reports CNET:
    With the role-playing game, Lord of the Rings fans can look forward to experiencing the iconic universe in a whole new way.... The game will feature immersive storytelling with iconic plot lines, turn-based combat and a selection of characters from both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to battle the evils of Middle-earth.
    "The tea
  • 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series Will Explore 'Unseen History' of Middle-Earth

    'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series Will Explore 'Unseen History' of Middle-Earth
    The site GeekyTyrant is excited about Amazon's upcoming eight-episode series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power — premiering September 2 and set in Middle-earth's "Second Age," thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings.)
    With the film being set in a completely different age, I was expecting Middle-Earth to be very different than what we've seen in the past. As we've seen in the first trailer that was released, the show does has a similar visual sty
  • Twitter Turns Its Privacy Policy Into a Videogame about a Dog

    Twitter Turns Its Privacy Policy Into a Videogame about a Dog
    What did you think of Twitter Data Dash?The Guardian describes it as "a Super Nintendo-style browser game that recaps Twitter's private policy."
    And the Verge applauds the game — released Wednesday — for its "delightful pixel art aesthetic.""Welcome to PrivaCity!" reads a description of the game on the site. "Get your dog, Data, safely to the park.
    "Dodge cat ads, swim through a sea of DMs, battle trolls, and learn how to take control of your Twitter experience along the way...."
    The
  • Luna Cryptocurrency's Collapse Led to Multi-Million-Dollar Exploits, Closure of a Crypto Money Market

    Luna Cryptocurrency's Collapse Led to Multi-Million-Dollar Exploits, Closure of a Crypto Money Market
    The Record reports that the decentralized money market Venus Protocol "announced on Thursday evening about $11 million had been lost due to people exploiting the historic collapse of the Luna cryptocurrency and its sister stablecoin UST."
    Venus Protocol and several other platforms use Chainlink to provide its users with real-time price estimations of the tokens on its platform that are available for lending and borrowing. But the tool began having issues with Luna on Thursday as the price contin
  • Georgia Gets a Second Electric Vehicle Facility? Hyundai Plans $7B Plant

    Georgia Gets a Second Electric Vehicle Facility?  Hyundai Plans $7B Plant
    Hyundai is expected to announce that it's building "a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia," reports the Associated Press, citing a U.S. official "familiar with the anticipated announcement."
    The plant is expected to bring thousands of new jobs to Georgia.
    The plant could grow to include 8,500 employees and would be built on a 2,200-acre (890-hectare) site that state and local governments own near the hamlet of Ellabell, Georgia, said two people familiar with Georgia's talks wit
  • Downed Russian Fighters Said to Be Found With Basic GPS 'Taped To the Dashboards'

    Downed Russian Fighters Said to Be Found With Basic GPS 'Taped To the Dashboards'
    An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider:Wrecked Russian fighter jets are being found with rudimentary GPS receivers "taped to the dashboards" in Ukraine because their inbuilt navigation systems are so bad, the UK's defense secretary, Ben Wallace, said.... "[W]hilst Russia has large amounts of artillery and armor that they like parading, they are unable to leverage them for combined arms maneuver and just resort to mass indiscriminate barrages," he added....
    Last month, Ukrainian troops parad
  • Report: 'Nvidia's LHR Limiter Has Fallen, But Gamers Shouldn't Worry'

    Report: 'Nvidia's LHR Limiter Has Fallen, But Gamers Shouldn't Worry'
    Slashdot reader Hmmmmmm shared this report from Hot Hardware:When Nvidia launched its Ampere Lite Hash Rate (LHR) graphics card with the feared Ethereum anti-mining limiter, the world knew it was only a matter of time before someone or a team cracked it. NiceHash, the company that designed the QuickMiner software and Excavator miner, has finally broken Nvidia's algorithm, restoring LHR graphics cards to their 100% Ethereum mining performance....
    Graphics card pricing has been plummeting, and we'
  • Why This California Commission Unanimously Rejected a New Water Desalination Plant

    Why This California Commission Unanimously Rejected a New Water Desalination Plant
    Calfornia already has 12 water desalination plants — with 15 more proposed, one local news station reported last year. "These plants, which experts say weren't viable or aren't as needed as they were 20 years ago, are being looked at now in a more critical light in the struggle to adapt to less rainfall and climate change."
    In 2015 Slashdot covered the launch of a desalination plant in in Carlsbad, California. "56 million gallons a day," brags its web site now. "The Pacific is now on tap."
  • How Industrial Light & Magic Helped Resurrect ABBA with Digital ABBA-Tars

    How Industrial Light & Magic Helped Resurrect ABBA with Digital ABBA-Tars
    "After they broke up four decades ago, ABBA famously refused all kinds of money for reunion ABBA-tars and performances," writes Rolling Stone.
    "But a few years ago, British entrepreneur Simon Fuller pitched an idea that piqued the Swedish superstars' interest...""We got sort of turned on by the thought that we could actually be onstage without us being there," ABBA singer-songwriter Benny Andersson says over Zoom.
    The band, along with Fuller and their producers Ludvig Andersson (Benny Andersson'
  • Surprise: Microsoft Has a Second Internal-Use-Only Linux Distro

    Surprise:  Microsoft Has a Second Internal-Use-Only Linux Distro
    ZDNet reports there's more than just the one Microsoft-created Linux distribution for internal use only called CBL (Common Base Linux) Mariner.
    "It turns out there's another Microsoft-developed Linux distribution that's also for internal use that's known as CBL-Delridge or CBL-D."I discovered the existence of CBL-D for the first time this week in a rather round-about way. I stumbled onto a February 2 blog post from Hayden Barnes. a Senior Engineering Manager at SuSE who led the Windows on Ranche
  • Facing High Demand, Texas Asks 26 Million to Use Less Electricity This Weekend

    Facing High Demand, Texas Asks 26 Million to Use Less Electricity This Weekend
    Friday a heat wave hit Texas — prompting the non-profit that manages power for Texas's 26 million customers to...ask them to use less of it.
    "The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) made the appeal in a statement Friday, saying that soaring temperatures increased demand and caused six power generation facilities to trip offline," reports CNN. "That resulted in the loss of about 2,900 megawatts of electricity."
    The statement asks Texans "to conserve power when they can by setting
  • How Ukraine Uses Facial Recognition Technology to Identify Dead Russian Soldiers and War Criminals

    How Ukraine Uses Facial Recognition Technology to Identify Dead Russian Soldiers and War Criminals
    "Ukraine is using facial recognition technology to identify bodies of Russian soldiers killed in war," reads the chyron on CNN's latest video report. It explains how Ukraine is using the technology "both to help with this difficult task and help advance their aims in the propaganda war with Moscow." And it may even help identify suspected war criminals.
    But first Ukraine's chief civil-military liaison officer tells CNN that Geneva Convention rules mandate storing the bodies of the enemy (to be e
  • Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Alternative to Google's Search Results?

    Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Alternative to Google's Search Results?
    "I first heard about Google here on Slashdot," writes Captain Chad (Slashdot reader #102,831).
    "At the time I was using AltaVista for web searches, but Google immediately proved its superiority."Now 20+ years later I struggle with Google's latest system. It appears to be interpreting the perceived intent of my search request instead of using the very specific keywords I provide. I'm often getting results that aren't on the same topic as what I'm looking for, and adding more keywords seems to mak
  • Red Hat CEO: Remote Working is 'Just Another Day' to the Open Source World

    Red Hat CEO: Remote Working is 'Just Another Day' to the Open Source World
    Red Hat's CEO/president Paul Cormier assessed the last two years in a speech at this week's Red Hat Summit. "Globally we saw nearly every industry go to 100% remote working overnight."Regardless of industry and size, organizations learned to operate virtually and on-demand. Companies needed to deliver goods and services to customers without a set brick-and-mortar footprint. We saw new tech hubs emerge in unlikely places because workers we no longer bound by needing to be based in specific cities
  • Gunman Livestreams Killing of 10 On Twitch - After Radicalization On 4chan

    Gunman Livestreams Killing of 10 On Twitch - After Radicalization On 4chan
    Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York this afternoon — and three more were injured — by a guman who livestreamed the massacre on Twitch. "A Twitch spokesperson said the platform has investigated and confirmed that the stream was removed 'less than two minutes after the violence started,'" reports NBC News.
    The Raw Story reports that the 18-year-old suspected gunman had also apparently posted a 106-page manifesto online prior
  • Elon Musk Warns Twitter Users, 'You Are Being Manipulated by the Algorithm'

    Elon Musk Warns Twitter Users, 'You Are Being Manipulated by the Algorithm'
    Twitter's potential new owner just made this announcement to his 93.1 million followers. "Very important to fix your Twitter feed," the annoncement began:1. Tap home button.
    2. Tap stars on upper right of screen.
    3. Select "Latest tweets".
    You are being manipulated by the algorithm in ways you don't realize.
    Easy to switch back & forth to see the difference.
    Currently it's been pinned to the top of Elon Musk's Twitter feed. And minutes later, he added this reply to his own tweet. "This messa
  • Nuclear Energy: the Case Against

    Nuclear Energy: the Case Against
    "We do not need to plunge headlong into a nuclear future," argues Serhii Plokhy, author of the book Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima.He notes Belgium's adding a 10-year extension to the life of two of its nuclear reactors, France's program to build 14 new reactors, and Boris Johnson's pledge to create supply 25% of the UKs power needs with nuclear energy by 2050.
    On the surface, the switch to nuclear makes sense. It would not only enable European countries to meet their ambitious
  • America's FAA Shifts Gears Slightly on Certifying Future 'Flying Taxi' Pilots

    America's FAA Shifts Gears Slightly on Certifying Future 'Flying Taxi' Pilots
    Flying cars — or even electric flying taxis — are the dream of several well-funded manufacturers building "electric vertical-takeoff and landing aircraft" (or eVTOLs).But will they face stricter government regulations than anticipated? Long-time Slashdot reader
    wired_parrot reports that America's Federal Aviation Administration has shifted gears — "revising it certification requirements for eVTOLS from small aircraft to a powered-lift category." (The original submission cites a
  • Should Social Networks Let You Take Your Followers to Other Services?

    Should Social Networks Let You Take Your Followers to Other Services?
    The Washington Post reports on the "My Friends My Data" coalition, a group of start-up founders "working to push tech giants to adopt a new industry-wide standard that would allow users to transfer their followings from one app to another, thereby creating more competition between platforms.""Large social media companies are intentionally holding our personal contact information hostage," said Daniel Liss, founder and CEO of Dispo, a photography-based social network. "This limits consumer choice
  • CentOS Successor Rocky Linux Gets $26M to Fund Push Into Enterprise Space

    CentOS Successor Rocky Linux Gets $26M to Fund Push Into Enterprise Space
    "CIQ has landed $26 million in funding to support its plans to expand the use of Rocky Linux in the enterprise space," reports ZDNet.
    Last year, Red Hat decided to stop supporting CentOS 8 and shifted focus to CentOS Stream. CentOS had some huge enterprise users, among them Disney, GoDaddy, RackSpace, Toyota, and Verizon. In response, Greg Kurtzer, one of CentOS's founders, kicked off Rocky Linux in December 2020.... Kurtzer says Rocky Linux adoption has been "massive", with monthly downloads of
  • Hackers Are Exploiting WordPress Tools to Hawk Scams

    Hackers Are Exploiting WordPress Tools to Hawk Scams
    "If you've visited a website in recent days and been randomly redirected to the same pages with sketchy "resources" or unwanted ads, it's likely the site in question was 1) built with WordPress tools and 2) hacked," reports Gizmodo.
    Details come from this blog post by researchers at Sucuri (a security provider owned by GoDaddy):
    As outlined in our latest hacked website report, we've been tracking a long-lasting campaign responsible for injecting malicious scripts into compromised WordPress websi
  • Want to Run Python Code in a Browser? Soon You Might Be Able To

    Want to Run Python Code in a Browser? Soon You Might Be Able To
    ZDNet reports news from PyCon 2022 ("the first in-person meet-up for Python contributors since 2019 due to the pandemic")
    "Developers revisited the idea of running Python code in the browser...."CPython developer Christian Heimes and fellow contributor Ethan Smith detailed how they enabled the CPython main branch to compile to WebAssembly. CPython, short for Core Python, is the reference implementation that other Python distributions are derived from. CPython now cross-compiles to Wasm using Ems
  • After 28 Flights, Is NASA's 'Ingenuity' Mars Helicopter Nearing the End of Its Life?

    After 28 Flights, Is NASA's 'Ingenuity' Mars Helicopter Nearing the End of Its Life?
    After traveling 300 miles on the underbelly of the Perseverance rover, the "Ingenuity" helicopter has made 28 different flights over the surface of Mars, reports the Washington Post, staying aloft for a total of nearly one hour, flying 4.3 miles with a maximum speed of 12.3 miles per hour and a top altitude of 39 feet. "It's traversed craters, taken photos of regions that would be hard to reach on the ground, and served as a surprisingly resilient scout that has adapted to the changing Martian a
  • FAA Revokes Certificates of Two Pilots Involved in Plane-Swapping Attempt

    FAA Revokes Certificates of Two Pilots Involved in Plane-Swapping Attempt
    Whatever happened to those two pilots who attempted to swap planes in mid-air — skydiving from one to the other while the planes slowly tumbled toward the desert 65 miles southeast of Phoenix?
    One pilot successfully reached the other plane — but the other pilot didn't, parachuting safely to the ground instead. "All of our safety protocols worked," the first pilot said triumphantly in a documentary streamed on Hulu. Er, but what about that second plane, slowly tumbling toward the grou
  • Security Expert Nabs Expired Domain for a Popular NPM Library's Email Address

    Security Expert Nabs Expired Domain for a Popular NPM Library's Email Address
    "Security consultant Lance Vick recently acquired the expired domain used by the maintainer of a widely used NPM package," reports the Register, "to remind the JavaScript community that the NPM Registry still hasn't implemented adequate security.""I just noticed 'foreach' on NPM is controlled by a single maintainer," wrote Vick in a Twitter post on Monday. "I also noticed they let their domain expire, so I bought it before someone else did. I now control 'foreach' on npm, and the 36,826 projects
  • White House Joins OpenSSF, Linux Foundation In Securing Open-Source Software

    White House Joins OpenSSF, Linux Foundation In Securing Open-Source Software
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Securing the open-source software supply chain is a huge deal. Last year, the Biden administration issued an executive order to improve software supply chain security. This came after the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack shut down gas and oil deliveries throughout the southeast and the SolarWinds software supply chain attack. Securing software became a top priority. In response, The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) and Linux Foundation
  • Classic Japanese Audio Brand Onkyo Files For Bankruptcy

    Classic Japanese Audio Brand Onkyo Files For Bankruptcy
    Onkyo, one of the best-known Japanese manufacturers of home theater equipment, has "filed for bankruptcy at Osaka District Court on Friday, with total liabilities of around 3.1 billion yen ($24 million)," reports Nikkei Asia. The report is sparse on details but attributes the bankruptcy to a "market shift to streaming and smartphones."In mid-2020, Onkyo USA Corporation ended a 45-year run as Onkyo's exclusive sales, marketing and distribution division for the Americas, according to Audioholics.O

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