Month: October 2019

Netflix Expands Into a World Full of Censors

The streaming giant is having to navigate different political and moral landscapes, and calls for government oversight, as it seeks subscribers worldwide. From a report: In September, Netflix released a trailer for the “Breaking Bad” sequel “El Camino.” In it, a character sits in a car, lights a cigarette and holds it out the window,…

The Feds are building an America-wide face surveillance system – and we’re going to court to prove it, says ACLU

Civil-rights warriors sue FBI, DEA, DoJ over fears of secretive mass-spying network The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Department of Justice (DoJ) in an effort to find out what the US federal government’s systems and policies are around facial recognition.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

US Interior Department to ground its drones over Chinese spying risk – CNET

The latest escalation in trade tensions between the US and China will bring down 800 drones. …read more Source:: CNet

Ford shows off flock of F-150 and Mustang models headed to SEMA – Roadshow

Ford’s SEMA display will feature no fewer than 50 custom vehicles. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Azure customers reporting hitting virtual machine limits in U.S. East regions

Microsoft is at capacity with some of its Azure resources in the East US2 region, users are reporting, and Microsoft acknowledges it is placing restrictions on additional quota on some customers there. …read more Source:: ZDNet

The Drone Wars Are Already Here

The skies of Syria, Yemen, and Libya swarm with armed and dangerous unmanned aerial vehicles. And the technology is spreading farther and farther afield. From a report: Three decades ago, drones were available to only the most technologically developed state military organizations. Today they’re everywhere, being used by weaker states and small military forces, as…

Ack! A stranger’s TV hijacked my Amazon account – and the web giant would do nothing about it for months

Crook exploited security hole, went on spending spree with punter’s bank account A fraudster exploited a bizarre weakness in Amazon’s handling of customer devices to hijack a netizen’s account and go on multiple spending spree with their bank cards, we’re told.… …read more Source:: Register

Slow Retreat from Python 2 Threatens Code Security

The end of life is near for Python 2, and there will be no rising from the grave this time. So why are some companies and developers risking a lack of security patches to stay with the old version of the programming language? …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft relents on planned Power Platform self-service purchasing changes

Microsoft will give IT a way to turn off self-servicing and is moving back the intended start date for its Power Platform self-servicing changes as a result of user pushback. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Star Wars has never been better, thanks to Disney – CNET

Commentary: Disney has ushered in a golden age for a galaxy far, far away, and I can’t wait to see The Rise of Skywalker. Oh, and I love The Last Jedi. …read more Source:: CNet