Day: January 22, 2020

Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Protection is misspelled, says Google: It should be Dumb Browser Stalking Enabler

Chocolate Factory boffins doubt Apple can fix it, either Google security researchers have published details about the flaws they identified last year in Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP), a privacy scheme developed by Apple’s WebKit team for the company’s Safari browser.… …read more Source:: Register

Electric car ownership is the cure for range anxiety, study shows – Roadshow

Though AAA’s study found owning an EV is slightly more expensive than a comparable gas-powered model, even after fuel savings. …read more Source:: CNet

The Way We Write History Has Changed

A deep dive into an archive will never be the same. From an essay: Instead of reading papers during an archival visit, historians can snap pictures of the documents and then look at them later. Ian Milligan, a historian at the University of Waterloo, noticed the trend among his colleagues and surveyed 250 historians, about…

A timeline of events surrounding the Bezos phone hack

Bezos hack connected to Khashoggi murder and the Washington Post’s subsequent media coverage. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus… Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft

Bad-a-Bing, badda-boom: Netizens complain of browser hijacking Users who install or update Office 365 Pro Plus, part of the Office 365 subscription for larger businesses, will find their browser search engine automatically set to Bing, according to Microsoft documentation.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

IBM’s Debating AI Just Got a Lot Closer To Being a Useful Tool

We make decisions by weighing pros and cons. Artificial intelligence has the potential to help us with that by sifting through ever-increasing mounds of data. But to be truly useful, it needs to reason more like a human. An artificial intelligence technique known as argument mining could help. From a report: IBM has just taken…

Judge snubs IT outsourcers’ plea to Alt-F4 tougher H-1B visa rules: Bosses told to fill out the extra paperwork

Homeland Security memo not an abuse of power, court decides An effort by tech companies to put the Trump Administration’s tough new visa requirements on hold has been thrown out by a US federal judge in Arizona.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Star Trek: Picard wrestles with a Borg ‘like you’ve never seen’ – CNET

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman says the series will explore the lost humanity and vulnerability of the Borg, among Star Trek’s most notorious villains. …read more Source:: CNet

Star Trek: Picard is a mirror to our modern dystopia – CNET

From the rise of artificial intelligence to the questioning of authority, Picard tackles the big questions we’re asking today. …read more Source:: CNet

Google and Amazon make us worse people – CNET

Commentary: The narrowing of choice online all but forces us into decisions driven by impulse and necessity, eroding our values and conscience over time. …read more Source:: CNet