Day: March 28, 2020

Dark Web Hosting Site Suffers Cyberattack, 7,600 Sites Down

It’s the largest free web hosting provider for dark web services. But remember back in 2018 when its 6,500 sites all went down after attackers accessed its database and deleted all its accounts? It happened again — for the second time in 16 months. And this time, ZDNet reports, Daniel’s Host won’t be coming back…

Coronavirus updates: Trump considering NY ‘quarantine,’ Ireland locks down – CNET

Plus: The FDA approves a five-minute virus test. The US pushes through a $2 trillion stimulus package. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive. …read more Source:: CNet

Best universal remote of 2020 – CNET

From Harmony to Caavo to, well, other Harmonys, here’s our favorite clickers, hubs and screens for controlling a cabinet-full of gear. …read more Source:: CNet

To Conserve Bandwidth, Should Opting In Be Required Before Autoplaying Videos?

An anonymous reader writes: We keep seeing stories about how providers are slowing down their streaming speed to reduce bandwidth usage during this period when many are being asked to stay at home… But it seems that many are totally ignoring a very obvious way to reduce usage significantly, and that is by disabling autoplay…

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson return home to US after coronavirus isolation in Australia – CNET

“We carry on with sheltering in place and social distancing,” Hanks says in a tweet. …read more Source:: CNet

Poor Maintenance Could have Led to Fatal B-17 Crash

In October the Nine-O-Nine, a fully restored Boeing B-17G bomber owned and operated by the Collings Foundation, crashed with thirteen people on board. After landing hard and skidding into the de-icing tanks at the Bradley International Airport, all but the tail and port wing of the 74 year old WWII aircraft was destroyed. Seven lives…

How Devs Can Help Beat the COVID-19 Pandemic

The state of New York hopes to “amplify” its response to COVID-19 by launching tech-driven products with top companies, and it’s looking for professional volunteers with experience in software development, hardware deployment/end-user support, and data science (as well as areas like product management, design, operations management). Meanwhile, IBM’s 2020 “Call for Code Global Challenge” is…

Doc Searls: ‘Zoom Needs to Clean Up Its Privacy Act’

The former editor-in-chief of the Linux Journal just published an annotated version of Zoom’s privacy policy. Searls calls it “creepily chummy with the tracking-based advertising biz (also called adtech). I’ll narrow my inquiry down to the “Does Zoom sell Personal Data?” section of the privacy policy, which was last updated on March 18. The section…

Every live concert and band you can stream on March 28 from your home – CNET

Watch Beyonce, Jack Johnson, Dead & Company, Diplo, Melissa Etheridge, Miley Cyrus, Questlove and more live music while social distancing. #couchtour …read more Source:: CNet

Make delicious pizza at home with this grill-top pizza oven for $85 – CNET

Save about 50% on this self-contained, portable oven and pizza stone you can place on your outdoor grill. …read more Source:: CNet