Day: July 12, 2019

US border cops’ secret racist Facebook group a total disgrace, says patrol chief. She should know, she was a member

Contrary to honor and integrity When it emerged that border patrol agents were posting racist, sexist and abusive content on a secret Facebook group, the chief of the agency did the right thing and condemned the behavior.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Tropical Storm Barry: How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint prep for mobile coverage in the face of disasters – CNET

The big four carriers are battening the LTE hatches ahead of the incoming potential hurricane. …read more Source:: CNet

Billions of Air Pollution Particles Found in Hearts of City Dwellers

The hearts of young city dwellers contain billions of toxic air pollution particles, research has revealed. The Guardian: Even in the study’s youngest subject, who was three, damage could be seen in the cells of the organ’s critical pumping muscles that contained the tiny particles. The study suggests these iron-rich particles, produced by vehicles and…

Cloudflare comes clean on crashing a chunk of the web: How small errors and one tiny bit of code led to a huge mess

The culprit? .*(?:.*=.*) Cloudflare has published a detailed and refreshingly honest report into precisely what went wrong earlier this month when its systems fell over and took a big wedge of the internet with it.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

These are the top 10 ‘boycott Prime Day’ states in the US, according to Twitter map – CNET

Geotagged Twitter data shows the states that are least happy about Amazon’s Prime Day. …read more Source:: CNet

Congrats, Nvidia and Google: You’re still the best (out of four) at training neural networks

ML Perf could do with more entrants’ results Analysis Nvidia and Google continue to dominate in AI hardware, according to the latest benchmarking results from the ML Perf project published this week.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Revealed: This Is Palantir’s Top-Secret User Manual For Cops

New submitter popcornfan679 shares a report: Through a public record request, Motherboard has obtained a user manual that gives unprecedented insight into Palantir Gotham (Palantir’s other services, Palantir Foundry, is an enterprise data platform), which is used by law enforcement agencies like the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center. (Palantir is one of the most significant…

Facebook will reportedly be fined a record $5 billion over privacy mishaps – CNET

The Federal Trade Commission is said to have approved a settlement with Facebook. …read more Source:: CNet

Brilliant Boston boffins blow big borehole in Bluetooth’s ballyhooed barricades: MAC addy randomization broken

Scrambling addresses can’t always hide you from stalkers, say eggheads A team of US academics have proposed a simple method to defeat the Bluetooth LE standard’s anti-tracking measures.… …read more Source:: Register

Heather Mills Gets An Apology and ‘Substantial’ Settlement in Spyware Case

Rupert Murdoch’s News Group has agreed to pay damages to Paul McCartney’s ex as part of the massive phone-hacking scandal by UK tabloids. …read more Source:: Threatpost