Day: October 26, 2018

Facebook Removes 82 Accounts Linked To Iranian Disinformation Campaign

Facebook said Friday that it removed 82 pages, groups, and accounts from Iran that tried to sow political discord in the U.S. and U.K. over the course of the last year. USA Today reports: The Facebook announcement, coming two weeks before the midterms, was a bracing reminder of the growing scale and frequency of disinformation…

Microsoft launched Azure 10 years ago and lots (but not everything) has changed

Microsoft launched Azure in October 2008. In the ensuing decade, Microsoft’s cloud platform has come a long way from its ‘Red Dog’ beginnings. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Tesla Faces FBI Probe Over Model 3 Production Numbers

A new report from The Wall Street Journal says the FBI is reviewing Tesla’s Model 3 production numbers as part of an ongoing criminal probe into whether the company misled investors. “Federal agents are reviewing Tesla’s stated Model 3 numbers dating back to early 2017, the Journal reports, citing unnamed sources,” CNBC reports. From the…

The D in Systemd stands for ‘Dammmmit!’ A nasty DHCPv6 packet can root a vulnerable Linux box

Hole opens up remote-code execution and admin access – or a crash, if you’re lucky A security bug in Systemd can be exploited over the network to, at best, potentially crash a vulnerable Linux machine, or, at worst, execute malicious code as root on the box.… …read more Source:: Register

California agrees to not enforce net neutrality law… for now – CNET

It promised the Justice Department that it won’t enforce the state law until a lawsuit challenging the repeal of the federal regulations is resolved. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple iPhone XR now in stores, but official cases nowhere to be seen – CNET

Apple teased clear cases for the colorful iPhone XR, but they’re absent on launch day. …read more Source:: CNet

AT&T hits new 5G milestone with standards-based mobile device

AT&T completed the world’s first mmWave mobile 5G browsing session with a standards-based commercial device …read more Source:: ZDNet

California Delays Net Neutrality Law’s Enforcement Until After Court Case

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: California has agreed to delay enforcement of its net neutrality law until after litigation that will determine whether states can implement their own net neutrality rules. California’s net neutrality law was slated to take effect on January 1, 2019. But the Trump administration’s Department of Justice…

Kinetic Sculpture Achieves Balance Through Machine Learning

We all know how important it is to achieve balance in life, or at least so the self-help industry tells us. How exactly to achieve balance is generally left as an exercise to the individual, however, with varying results. But what about our machines? Will there come a day when artificial intelligences and their robotic…

What can I say about this 5G elixir? Try it on steaks! Cleans nylons! It’s made for the home! The office! On fruits!

Yeah, everyone’s getting fed up with next-gen wireless hype Once in a generation, a technology comes along that changes everything: how we work, communicate, trade, live.… …read more Source:: TheRegister