Day: April 8, 2019

More Jails Replace In-Person Visits With Awful Video Chat Products

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: After April 15, inmates at the Adult Detention Center in Lowndes County, Mississippi will no longer be allowed to visit with family members face to face. Newton County, Missouri, implemented an in-person visitor ban last month. The Allen County Jail in Indiana phased out in-person visits…

Most Popular Programming Languages: C++ Knocks Python Out of Top Three in New Study

C++ has knocked machine-learning favorite Python out of the top 3 in the TIOBE Index of popular programming languages. From a report: It marks a reversal of fortune for C++, which, after years of occupying third place in the index, was pushed down to fourth place by Python in September last year. First and second…

BT Tower broadcasts error message to the nation as Windows displays admin’s shame

A metaphor for Brexit or IT admin’s ineptitude? Generally a system crash is a private affair, but the BT Tower, one of London’s tallest landmarks, spent much of the weekend displaying a Windows error message in a very public fashion.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Facebook, Google to testify to Congress over white nationalism: How to watch – CNET

The tech giants have once again been called to Capitol Hill, this time for a grilling on Tuesday over the spread of extremism on their services. …read more Source:: CNet

You were warned and you didn’t do enough: UK preps Big Internet content laws

But let’s ignore the shouting and dig into reality Analysis The UK government has started the legislative process for new online content laws that would make internet giants like Google and Facebook liable for the material that appears on their platforms and establish a new regulator to oversee them.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

New Mirai Samples Grow the Number of Processor Targets

Researchers said that they discovered new Mirai samples in February 2019, capable of infecting devices powered by a broadened range of processors. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Samsung Galaxy S10 sensor reportedly duped by a 3D-printed fingerprint – CNET

This video claims that 13 minutes is all it takes to unlock the Galaxy S10 with a 3D-printed fingerprint. …read more Source:: CNet

Duck And Cover With This WiFi “Geiger Counter”

There’s perhaps no sound more recognizable than the frantic clicking of a Geiger counter. Not because this is some post-apocalyptic world in which everyone is personally acquainted with the operation of said devices, but because it’s such a common effect used in many movies, TV shows, and video games. If somebody hears that noise, even…

Want to learn about lithium-ion batteries? An AI has written a tedious book on the subject

Automated assembly of articles on lithium-ion battery research tests technology and patience Writers looking to make their names typing impenetrable technical tracts be warned: the machines have arrived and they’re already penning scholarly books few will ever read.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Two-Thirds of Consumers Don’t Expect Google To Track Them the Way It Does

A significant majority of consumers do not expect Google to track their activities across their lives, their locations, on other sites, and on other platforms. Jason Kint, writing for Nieman Lab: Our findings show that many of Google’s data practices deviate from consumer expectations. The results of the study are consistent with our Facebook study:…