Month: March 2019 Now Points To ‘Pwned’ Page With Gopher URLs

“DEVUAN.ORG HAS BEEN PWNED” reads a new message at the home page for Devuan (a fork of Debian without systemd) — which re-redirects to a new page named pwned.html, reports Slashdot reader DevNull127: In all capital letters, its carefully-indented message (complete with an ascii-art logo) now informs visitors that “the web sucks — JavaScript sucks…

Prosecutors Were Already Investigating Whether Boeing Provided ‘Incomplete or Misleading’ 737 Information

Fox Business News reports: – “Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Boeing provided incomplete or misleading information about its best-selling 737 Max aircraft to U.S. air safety regulators and customers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.” – That investigation began five months ago — after the first crash that killed 189 people, but…

Captain Marvel about to blast past $1 billion at box office – CNET

Live-action remake of Dumbo soared to the top of the weekend box office. …read more Source:: CNet

Build Your Own Metal Roller

Metal fabrication is a useful skill to have. There’s plenty you can achieve in your workshop at home, given the right tools. There’s lathes for turning, mills for milling, and bandsaws and dropsaws for chopping it all to pieces. But what do you do if you need to make hoops and bends and round sections?…

Apple AirPower’s death could be the best thing for you and your iPhone – CNET

Commentary: I was crushed when Apple cancelled its smart wireless charging pad. Now it’s time to move on. …read more Source:: CNet

US Lawmakers Propose Allowing Prisons To Jam Signals From Smuggled Cellphones

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Federal legislation proposed Thursday would give state prison officials the ability they have long sought to jam the signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates within their walls… The legislation could help provide a solution to a problem prison officials have said represents the top security threat to their…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg wants laws to combat harmful content, protect privacy – CNET

As the social network is called out for its own practices, Zuck says the internet needs guidance and standard rules. …read more Source:: CNet

Tinder Announces New ‘Height Verification’ Feature. But They May Be Lying

“The Tinder dating app will soon be asking men to submit photos in order to verify their height,” writes long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike, sharing a post made Friday (March 29th) on the official Tinder blog. Let’s be real, when it comes to online dating — honesty is the best policy. Yes, your height matters as…

Popup enlarges at the last second so users click on ads instead of ‘Close’ button

Trick has been used for a few months as part of an active malvertising campaign. …read more Source:: ZDNet

SpaceX could fire up both of its next-gen rockets soon – CNET

A follow-up launch of the company’s historic Falcon Heavy demo and its future plans to get to the Red Planet could both get a boost. …read more Source:: CNet