Day: March 5, 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 rover gets an official name, ‘Perseverance’ – CNET

The new robot will join the ranks of Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity on the Red Planet within 12 months. …read more Source:: CNet

Devs review: Gripping FX miniseries tackles Silicon Valley transgressions – CNET

In this limited FX series on Hulu, Ex Machina writer and director Alex Garland is back to reflect on Silicon Valley transgressions and the ethical limits of technology. …read more Source:: CNet

Coronavirus updates: San Francisco confirms two cases of unknown origin – CNET

The latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak. …read more Source:: CNet

Coronavirus Reportedly Spreads To Venice, California

Twitter user Scott Bell is reporting that his uncle from Venice, California, has tested positive for the coronavirus. According to Bell, “he was skiing in the Italian alps with 6 other guys,” 4 of which, including his uncle, now have the coronavirus. One is reportedly in a coma and two others are sick. Bell says…

Almost 1 million Virgin Media records exposed on insecure database – CNET

The data included email address, phone numbers and physical addresses, but no payment information or passwords, the company says. …read more Source:: CNet

Let’s Encrypt: OK, maybe nuking three million HTTPS certs at once was a tad ambitious, let’s take time out

Online security initiative halts hurried purge to accommodate reality Let’s Encrypt has halted its plans to cancel three million flawed web security certificates after fearing the move may effectively break a chunk of the internet for netizens.… …read more Source:: Register

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut: No, it’s not named after the vodka – Roadshow

Sure it sounds like the popular adult beverage, but the name has a deeper meaning to the Swedish supercar-maker. …read more Source:: CNet

Galaxy S20 Ultra specs vs. iPhone 11 Pro Max, Pixel 4 XL and Note 10 Plus – CNET

See how Samsung’s most premium Galaxy S20 phone stacks up against its rivals. …read more Source:: CNet

Zynga Faces Lawsuit Over Massive Words with Friends Breach

Meanwhile, breach incidents have hit Carnival Cruise Lines, T-Mobile and J. Crew customers. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Scientists Turn To Tech To Prevent Second Wave of Locusts in East Africa

Scientists monitoring the movements of the worst locust outbreak in Kenya in 70 years are hopeful that a new tracking program they will be able to prevent a second surge of the crop-ravaging insects. From a report: The UN has described the locust outbreak in the Horn of Africa, and the widespread breeding of the…