Day: November 3, 2020

US voters targeted with robocalls telling them to stay home or vote tomorrow

Robocalls have been reported in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Oracle Solaris Zero-Day Attack Revealed

A threat actor is compromising telecommunications companies and targeted financial and professional consulting industries using an Oracle flaw. …read more Source:: Threatpost

New Online Bookshop Unites Indies To Rival Amazon

It is being described as a “revolutionary moment in the history of bookselling”: a socially conscious alternative to Amazon that allows readers to buy books online while supporting their local independent bookseller. And after a hugely successful launch in the US, it is open in the UK from this week. From a report: Bookshop was…

Why now could be the right time to join the Fold

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 combines an alluring internal screen area with a premium feature set, rewarding those who can pore over its internal display. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Instagram is Telling Some Users That ‘Tomorrow is Election Day’

On Election Day, a subset of Instagram users woke up to a message at the top of their Instagram feeds that read, “Tomorrow is Election Day.” For some, the message was still there by the early afternoon. Instagram chalked the outdated message up to a caching issue that caused some users to continue seeing Monday’s…

Tesla bankruptcy? It nearly happened amid Model 3 scale-up, Elon Musk reveals – Roadshow

Musk says the carmaker was about a month away from bankruptcy at some point between 2017 and 2019. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Project Zero to GitHub: You’ve had 104 days to sort out injection vuln – now we’re telling world-plus-dog

Code shack describes issue as ‘moderate’ security flaw, plans to disable risky commands gradually Google’s bug-hunting Project Zero team has posted details of an injection vulnerability in GitHub Actions after refusing a request to postpone disclosure.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

How Many Alien Civilizations Are Out There? A New Galactic Survey Holds a Clue.

Here’s a good sign for alien hunters: More than 300 million worlds with similar conditions to Earth are scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy. A new analysis [PDF] concludes that roughly half of the galaxy’s sunlike stars host rocky worlds in habitable zones where liquid water could pool or flow over the planets’ surfaces. From…

Best meal kit delivery service for 2020: Freshly, Home Chef, Blue Apron and more – CNET

These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. During the pandemic, they’re more useful than ever. …read more Source:: CNet

Computer Vision Maps Christmas Lights

There’s a small but dedicated group of folks out there who spend all year planning their Christmas decorations. These aren’t simple lawn ornaments or displays, either, but have evolved into complex lightning performances that require quite a bit of computer control. For some things, hooking up a relay to a microcontroller can get the job…