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Three GOP Senators Introduce Bill Experts Say Would Basically Ban End-to-End Encryption

A trio of Republican senators have introduced a bill that would force tech firms to engineer backdoors into their encryption techniques whenever a judge asks them to—essentially banning encryption that prevents hackers from stealing stored data and end-to-end encryption that prevents anyone but senders and recipients…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Encryption, Gop, Mass Surveillance, End To End Encryption, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Marsha Blackburn, Laed Act


Coronavirus live news: WHO warns of global oxygen concentrator shortage as cases rise by 1m per week

Texas hospitals near capacity; Dutch brothels to reopen; volunteers receive first doses of experimental vaccine. Follow the latest updatesWHO warns of global oxygen shortageIndia has highest daily rise in casesEU border rules could bar US visitorsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.32am BST Amanda Holpuch reports for the Guardian from New York, with Maanvi Singh in Oakland:The US has recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new Covid-19 cases, the highest level since late April, when the number pea...
Tags: New York, Texas, Science, Biology, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Oakland


River Song and Her Original 'Sweetie' Are Back Together in a New Doctor Who Audio Drama

We’re gonna need a bigger TARDIS. After over a decade apart, and several Doctors in between, Big Finish has announced that David Tennant and Alex Kingston are returning as the Tenth Doctor and River Song in a new Doctor Who audio series. Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, David Tennant, Alex Kingston, River Song, Big Finish, Audio Drama


Here's An Idea: The Trump Campaign Should Simply Take Over MySpace

Following a series of grievances with the social media networks that millions of people actually use, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is floating the idea of setting up shop on a new platform, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Well, there’s a perfectly good network sitting right there. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Myspace, Parler


Voting for the Eisner Awards Is Being Done Over Entirely Following a Security 'Anomaly'

Just in time for primary season, the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con’s annual Eisner Awards have made the last minute decision to toss out all of the votes after a number of people discovered that the online portal was rather insecure in a way that made it possible for people’s votes to be changed.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Voting, San Diego, San Diego Comic Con, Eisner Awards, Comic Con 2020


California AGs Seek Injunction 'to Force Uber and Lyft to Play by the Rules'

It’s been a long road to regulation for Uber and Lyft in their home state of California, but it may be coming to an equitable end—one that would see their massive workforce of driver-contractors finally given legal employee status.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, California, Dynamex, Becerra, Ab5


Coronavirus live news: WHO warns of global oxygen shortage as cases rise by 1m per week

Texas hospitals near capacity; Dutch brothels to reopen; volunteers receive first doses of experimental vaccine. Follow the latest updatesWHO warns of global oxygen shortageIndia has highest daily rise in casesEU border rules could bar US visitorsTexas cases hit all-time daily high as Houston hospitals near capacitySee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST As Tedros warned of a shortage in oxygen supply in the face of cases increasing by about 1 million per week, the head of the WHO emerg...
Tags: Texas, Science, Biology, Americas, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Houston, Donald Trump


Climate Lawsuits Are Coming for Koch Industries

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced on Wednesday that he’s suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute because the three firms deceived customers about the climate crisis. This is the first lawsuit of its kind to name API and Koch Industries, and it takes a novel approach by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Minnesota, Climate Denial, Koch Industries, Keith Ellison, American Petroleum Institute, Exxon Knew, ExxonMobil Koch Industries, Climate Lawsuits


The Last of Us Part II Is a Painful, Beautiful, Emotional Roller Coaster

In the best possible way, The Last of Us Part II is hard. Not the overall challenge or its controls—gameplay is secondary to the emotional toll the story takes on you. It’s not a game that lets you choose what path to take: be the bad guy, be the good guy, etc. It forces you to be both and neither. To do things when…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Playstation 4, Naughty Dog, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II


At Least Some Penguins Benefited From Record Antarctic Sea Ice Loss

Antarctica’s sea ice has crashed in recent years. It’s nothing to celebrate, but apparently some Antarctic penguins are loving it. A new study out Wednesday found that a group of Adélie penguins actually thrived during a period of sea ice loss. Don’t get too excited, though. This sea ice loss doesn’t affect all…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Penguins, Antarctic, Adelie Penguins, Ice Ice Maybe


Whole Foods Bottled Water Found to Contain Potentially Dangerous Levels of Arsenic

A recent investigation into arsenic contamination levels in bottled water has found that a brand sold by Whole Foods—and, by extension, on Amazon—contains high levels of the toxic metal, butting up against the federal cap for maximum contamination. And not everyone agrees that the federal cap is safe enough.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Whole Foods, Arsenic, Bottled Water


Pre-Order These Amazing Final Fantasy VII Polygon Figurines for $64

Pre-order Eight Final Fantasy VII Polygon Figurines | $64 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Action Figures, Square Enix, Final Fantasy Vii, Figurines, Final Fantasy 7


Stranger Things' Ending Is Already Worked Out, According to the Duffer Brothers

There might be a lot of mystery surrounding the town of Hawkins, Indiana, but one thing that isn’t a secret is how the story of Netflix’s is going to end. At least not to the guys making the show, that is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Stranger Things, Matt Duffer, Hawkins Indiana, Ross Duffer, Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things 4


Boston Bans Police Forces From Using Facial Recognition

It’s official, as of today, Boston’s become the second-largest US community to ban police use of facial recognition technology, thanks to a unanimous vote by more than a dozen city council people. The move follows similar bans by the neighboring cities Brookline, Somerville, and Cambridge a few months back, along with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Boston, US, Cambridge, Facial Recognition, Police Technology, Brookline Somerville


The Tuesday Primaries That You Didn’t Hear About Were a Big Deal for the Green New Deal

Tuesday’s primaries have reshaped the Green New Deal landscape. Much of the focus has been on the top tier Congressional races featuring big names like AOC cruising to victory and major upsets like newcomer Jamaal Bowman blowing the hawkish House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel out of the water in New…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Aoc, Congressional, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, Green New Deal, Charles Booker, Green New Deal Bitch, Jamaal Bowman


Police Wrongly Arrested a Black Man Using Racist Facial Recognition Technology

In a spectacularly rare admission of likely very common fuckery, police copped to using face recognition to make a wrongful arrest, according to the ACLU, confirming a long-suspected but nearly-impossible-to-prove practice. On Wednesday, the civil rights litigation group lodged a complaint against the Detroit Police…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, Aclu, Face Recognition, Detroit Police


The Endangered Internet Archive Is Full of Treasures

The Internet Archive set out in the 1990s with an improbable mission to become the “Library of Alexandria Two”; by 2020, they’ve arguably surpassed that goal, plus delivered their collection straight to the masses. It’s the only repository where a NASA recap of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster logically coexists…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Internet Archive, Alexandria


Val Kilmer's 14 Greatest Genre Movie Roles

Val Kilmer has made all kinds of movies throughout his long career, and many of his most high-profile performances (think Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and his groovy debut in Top Secret!) can be found in drama and action films. But when the Juilliard-trained actor—who’s had some health problems…Read more...
Tags: Science, Planes, Disney, Animation, Knight Rider, Batman Forever, Ron Howard, Willow, Val Kilmer, Francis Ford Coppola, Juilliard, Red Planet, Tony Scott, The Island of Doctor Moreau, Jay And Silent Bob Reboot, Deja Vu


Tesla's Terrible JD Power Results Are Off The Chart

I have been getting emails from JD Power for days hyping their latest Initial Quality Study, which came out today. I appreciated the reminders but IQS is usually a pretty boring affair, only slightly more intriguing this year because Tesla, for the first time, would be in it. Turns out, Tesla absolutely bombed. Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, JD Power


ISI Kolkata Associate Scientist and Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2020

Recruitment of Associate Scientist and Scientific Assistant in Indian Statistical Institute 2020 Online application on prescribed format is invited from Indian Nationals for recruitment to the following Sarkari Naukri Vacancy posts of Associate Scientist 'A' and Scientific Assistant 'A' in the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata and outlying Centres, Branch and Units located in... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Science, Jobs, Engineer, Geology, Statistics, Assistant, Kolkata, Scientist, Associates, Institute, West Bengal, Manisha, Scientific, Indian Statistical Institute ISI Kolkata, ISI Kolkata Associate Scientist, Centres Branch


Coronavirus live news: volunteers in Brazil and South Africa receive first doses of experimental vaccine

Vaccine developed at Oxford University; deaths in Latin America pass 100,000; Brazil records 39,436 new casesIndia has highest daily rise in casesEU border rules could bar US visitorsFrance says 460,000 people have deleted contact-tracing appThousands gather for Russia’s Victory Day parade as cases pass 600k 6.14pm BST In South Africa, nervous volunteers were also receiving some of the first injections of an experimental coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. T...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Associated Press, Oxford University, Latin America, Coronavirus outbreak, South Africa Britain


China Finally Completes Its Rival GPS Network

On Tuesday, China launched the final satellite in its BeiDou Navigation Satellite (BDS) System, marking the completion of its homegrown GPS-esque navigation system.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Gps, Galileo, Beidou, GLONASS


NASA delivers first grant in 30 years to support the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

NASA has funded a new research collaborative research effort between Harvard, the Smithsonian Institutions, and the University of Rochester to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). This is the first NASA grant for SETI in three decades and the first ever to search for signs of ET that aren't radio transmissions. Instead, the scientists will look for technosignatures in the atmosphere that reveal the use of advanced technology on other planets. From Harvard: "Technosignatures ...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Extraterrestrials, Loeb, University of Rochester, Kevin Gill, Harvard the Smithsonian Institutions, Avi Loeb Frank B Baird Jr, Harvard Such


Netflix Is Letting Some Users Edit Their 'Continue Watching' Sections

Netflix appears to have quietly rolled out a feature to let Android users edit their “continue watching” sections—a feature that, quite frankly, should be available across all streaming services with this designated row.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix


Volcanic Eruption in Alaska May Have Sparked Political Turmoil in Ancient Rome

An unusually powerful volcanic eruption in 43 BCE has been linked to political upheaval on the other side of the globe, including the fall of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, History, Rome, Alaska, Atmospheric Science, Ancient Rome, BCE, Roman Republic, Volcanic Eruptions


Olympus Is Getting Out of the Camera Game

It’s been a rough few years for Olympus, and with smartphones cannibalizing the sales of pocket cams and Sony dominating the sales of high-end mirrorless cams, Olympus has decided to sell off its camera division and exit the camera game entirely. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cameras, Sony, Rip, Olympus, Digital Cameras, Consumer Tech, Micro Four Thirds, Olympus Is Giving Up On Cameras


I Miss AIM

These days, there’s a million different ways to chat. Sliding into DMs, group texts, Slack channels, Facebook Messenger, encrypted messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp—you name it. But half these platforms are tied to a social network, and the rest are on your phone. Chances are, your various friend groups are…Read more...
Tags: Science, Aim, Instant Messaging, Facebook Messenger, Signal, I Miss, 0_0 0_0 0_0




So Just How Powerful Are Apple's New Laptop Chips Gonna Be

Apple officially confirmed in its WWDC keynote yesterday that, yes, it would be using its own processors in its laptops and desktops. Not a terribly surprising announcement considering the rumor mill had been churning for months prior to that, but it’s nice to have Apple formally acknowledge the existence of its A12Z…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Amd, Processors, Cpus, A New Challenger Has Entered The Fight


Apple's Base Model 16-Inch MacBook Pro Is $250 Off

Apple MacBook Pro (16-Inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) | $2,149 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Apple deals



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