Day: November 20, 2018

Elon Musk’s marijuana puff prompts safety review from NASA, report says – CNET

SpaceX and Boeing, two companies partnering with the space agency, will undergo the assessment. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook fallout: Civil rights groups call for firing of executive – CNET

The groups also want Facebook to release a civil rights audit and any opposition research from Definers Public Affairs. …read more Source:: CNet

LastPass? More like lost pass. Or where the fsck has it gone pass. Five-hour outage drives netizens bonkers

Data centre lost connectivity, now restored LastPass users should be seeing the password manager’s cloud service return to normal soon, following an outage lasting roughly five hours.… …read more Source:: Register

​Dell XPS 13: The best Linux laptop of 2018

Do you want the best of the best Linux laptop this holiday season and price is no object? If that’s you, then you want the Ubuntu Linux-powered Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Scratch-Building A Supersized Laser Cutter

Now that 3D printers have more or less hit the mass market, hackers need a new “elite” tool to spend their time designing and fiddling with. Judging by the last couple of years, it looks like laser cutters will be taking over as the hacker tool du jour; as we’re starting to see more and…

The best Black Friday smart home bundles you can buy this week – CNET

Shopping for smart home devices this Black Friday? Consider these killer connected home combos that we cobbled together from our favorite deals of the season. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC to release broadband speed report on Wednesday – CNET

The FCC will once again tell you if you’re getting what you paid for from your broadband provider. …read more Source:: CNet

Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim

Women harassed, driven out while worse performing men keep jobs, lawsuit claims A former Oracle application sales rep is suing the database giant, alleging gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, and violations of US labor laws after being fired.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The Forgotten Legend of Silicon Valley’s Flying Saucer Man

Reader pacopico writes: Humans have been spotting UFO-like objects for hundreds of years. But, in the late 1920s, an obscure engineer/artist named Alexander Weygers actually designed a flying saucer and later patented the craft. Bloomberg Businessweek spent two years reporting on the strange tale of Weygers, uncovering a Da Vinci type figure who lived on…

Gmail Glitch Enables Anonymous Messages in Phishing Attacks

A glitch in the UX in Gmail allows the “from” field to be forged so there is no sender listed in the email’s header. …read more Source:: Threatpost