Day: October 29, 2018

FCC Falsely Claims Community Broadband an ‘Ominous Threat To First Amendment’

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Trump FCC has declared towns and cities that vote to build their own broadband networks an “ominous threat to the First Amendment.” The claims were made last week during a speech given at the telecom-funded Media Institute by FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly. In his speech, O’Rielly…

Five biggest mysteries about Apple’s next MacBook – CNET

If there is indeed a new slim, reasonably priced mainstream Apple laptop coming this week, almost everything about it is going to be a surprise. …read more Source:: CNet

People outperform programs for generating appealing squeezed pix

Don’t chuck away the software away just yet For all the fuss over algorithms and machine learning, computation can’t quite compete with people when it comes to lossy image compression.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

New Report: IoT Now Top Internet Attack Target

IoT devices are the top targets of cyberattacks — most of which originate on IoT devices, new report finds. …read more Source:: DarkReading

IoT Flaw Allows Hijacking of Connected Construction Cranes

An attacker can send spoofed commands to the crane’s controller. …read more Source:: Threatpost

The Linux Kernel Is Now VLA-Free: A Win For Security, Less Overhead and Better For Clang

With the in-development Linux 4.20 kernel, it is now effectively VLA-free. From a report: The variable-length arrays (VLAs) that can be convenient and part of the C99 standard but can have unintended consequences. VLAs allow for array lengths to be determined at run-time rather than compile time. The Linux kernel has long relied upon VLAs…

Akamai Q3 tops estimates

Akamai said revenue in its cloud security business increased 37 percent. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Bitcoin is actually going to ruin the world, climate scientists say – CNET

Bitcoin requires electricity to exist. Here’s why that’s bad news. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walk Out To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

In response to a story about Google paying and protecting former executive Andy Rubin following an investigation into sexual misconduct, a group of 200 Google employees are organizing a “women’s walk.” From a report: A group of more than two hundred engineers at Google are organizing a company-wide “women’s walk” walkout for later this week…

Prototype Proves Wii was Two Gamecubes Taped Together All Along

Say what you will about Nintendo’s little purple lunchbox, the Gamecube, but it was home to many delightful experiences from Super Smash Bros. Melee to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. We now know it was also home to one of the very first Nintendo Wii remotes as well thanks to the recent listing from…