Day: April 10, 2019

First black hole picture, revealed: First look from across the universe – CNET

The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it’s the Eye of Sauron. …read more Source:: CNet

6 unexpectedly cool things with built-in wireless charging pads – CNET

Qi whiz! You’ll never believe where these phone-charging pads are showing up. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Worked With Chinese Military University on AI

Microsoft has been working with a Chinese military-run university on AI research that could be used for surveillance and censorship. From a report: Three papers, published between March and November last year, were co-written by academics at Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing and researchers with affiliations to China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDR), which…

They did it! The US Congress pulled its finger out and voted to restore net neutrality!

News only spoiled by fact it was a complete waste of time US lawmakers approved a net neutrality bill on Wednesday that would repeal the repeal of rules that would force ISPs to treat all internet content equally.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Enterprise, Windows 10 props up Q1 PC demand

Market share statistics from research firms Gartner and IDC suggest that the Windows 10 refresh in Q1 helped offset supply constraints from CPU shortages. …read more Source:: ZDNet

China responsible for just, oh, 20% of global semiconductor revenue in 2018, no biggie

That’s almost a hundred BEEEELLION dollarydoos Semiconductor sales by Chinese manufacturers are said to have reached ¥653.2bn in 2018 – that’s about $97.3bn, or around 20 per cent of global semiconductor revenue for the year ($476.7bn).… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Senate Bill Would Ban Social Networks’ Social Engineering Tricks

Bill takes aim at all the tricks Facebook uses to convince people to give up their personal data, and all the games that addict kids. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Mysterious Safety-Tampering Malware Infects Second Critical Infrastructure Site

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Sixteen months ago, researchers reported an unsettling escalation in hacks targeting power plants, gas refineries, and other types of critical infrastructure. Attackers who may have been working on behalf of a nation caused an operational outage at a critical-infrastructure site after deliberately targeting a system that…

New Android Malware Adds Persistence, Targets Australian Banking Customers

Malware campaign, which finds and exfiltrates a user’s contact list and banking credentials, could potentially grow to global proportions. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Facebook and Twitter face Senate over accusations of tech censorship – CNET

Sen. Ted Cruz criticizes the tech giants for a “lack of transparency.” …read more Source:: CNet