Sri Lanka's social media blackout reflects sense that online dangers outweigh benefits

Features that make Facebook so useful for spreading information have also made it potentially dangerous Sri Lanka bombings: officials had ‘information’ about possible attacks – live updatesThe Sri Lankan government’s decision to block all social media sites in the wake of Sunday’s deadly attacks is emblematic of just how much US-based technology companies’ failure to rein in misinformation, extremism and incitement to violence has come to outweigh the claimed benefits of social media.Sri Lanka’s...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Youtube, US, Social Media, South and Central Asia, Sri Lanka, Facebook WhatsApp, Non Facebook, Sri Lanka attacks

California police say teen lured to assault with dating app

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California police say a teenage victim of sexual assault was lured through a dating app. KABC-TV reports that Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto April 18 on a charge of engaging in sex acts with a minor. Police say Komoto told a 15-year-old boy he was 39 years old […]
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5 Tips to Launch a Successful Digital Marketing Career

So you want to be a digital marketer, do you? But do you have what it takes? Are you ready to commit yourself to hone your craft? Well, we will soon find out. Working in digital marketing means you will have an ever-changing and exciting career. Your strategy will differ from one week to the next, and your daily tasks will never become dull and boring. Digital marketing is an exciting and rewarding career you will love. In today’s world, digital marketing has become one of the most c...
Tags: Google, Business, Digital, Digital Marketing, IFP, Social Media HQ, Successful Digital Marketing Career

The Incredibly Stupid Plot To Hijack a Domain By Breaking Into Its Owner's House With A Gun

CNN tells the story of 24-year-old "social media influencer" Rossi Lorathio Adams II who'd wanted his domain to be the slogan of his social media sites (which at one point had over a million followers on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter). Unfortunately, that domain was already owned by another man in Iowa -- but Adams came up with a solution: In June 2017, Adams enlisted his cousin to break into the domain owner's home and force him to transfer it. The cousin drove to the domain owner's house an...
Tags: Godaddy, Tech, Cnn, Iowa, Adams, Snapchat Instagram, Sherman Hopkins Jr, Rossi Lorathio Adams

With driverless cars running late, a startup tries remote-control trucks

Phantom Auto's plans underscore that after years of development and more than $10 billion in investment, autonomous vehicles still aren't ready for widespread public use.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Suffers 'Anomaly' During Testing at Cape Canaveral

One of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon crew capsules suffered an “anomaly” on the launch pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while testing its engines on Saturday, with Florida Today posting an image of “orange plumes” rising from the launchpad and noting “unconfirmed reports” that the capsule was destroyed.Read more...
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List of 190+ blogs and websites that accept Guest Posts

List of 190+ blogs and websites that accept Guest Posts PS: We apply better updates in this list regularly, adding/ removing new blogs, websites that no longer accept outside contributors. Guest post, guest blogging, guest article is not just about Read more… The post List of 190+ blogs and websites that accept Guest Posts appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR |
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Thanos, CBD, and Disembodied Pig Brains: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

An awful lot happened this week—some of it good, much of it bad, and a bit of it just plain weird. In the good news category, the Hubble Space Telescope , New York City passed a world-first law requiring owners of large buildings to reduce their climate impact, scientists used a modified 747 to find evidence…Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, TV, Science, Technology, Youtube, Environment, Samsung, Cybersecurity, Physics, Hacking, Nuclear Weapons, Oil And Gas, Game Of Thrones, Hackers, Exercise

Are We Sacrificing Too Much For Automation?

Fast Company shares an essay from an anthropologist who researches human agency, algorithms, AI, and automation in the context of social systems: With the advent of computational tools for quantitative measurement and metrics, and the development of machine learning based on the big data developed by those metrics, organizations, Amazon among them, started to transition through a period of what I refer to as "extreme data analysis," whereby anything and anyone that can be measured, is. This is ...
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Black Hole Photo Used Supercomputers and Cloud Computing To Prove Einstein Right

An anonymous reader quotes The Next Web: As stunning and ground-breaking as it is, the EHT project is not just about taking on a challenge. It's an unprecedented test of whether Einstein's ideas about the very nature of space and time hold up in extreme circumstances, and looks closer than ever before at the role of black holes in the universe. To cut a long story short: Einstein was right.... His general theory of relativity has passed two serious tests from the universe's most extreme condit...
Tags: Google, Tech, Harvard University, Einstein, Indiana University, UA, University of Texas at Austin, National Science Foundation NSF, TACC, University of Arizona UA, Ramesh Narayan, Chi kwan Chan, EHT Computations and Software Working Group

Why Modern C++ Still Isn't As Safe As Memory-Safe Languages Like Rust and Swift

Alex Gaynor is a software engineer at Mozilla working on Firefox, after previously serving as a director of both the Python Software Foundation and the Django Software Foundation. In a new blog post today, he argues that memory unsafe languages, "principally C and C++," induce an exceptional number of security vulnerabilities, and that the industry needs to migrate to memory-safe languages like Rust and Swift by default. One of the responses I frequently receive is that the problem isn't C and...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Python Software Foundation, Alex Gaynor, Django Software Foundation

LG reportedly files patent for triple selfie camera on smartphone

LG has reportedly filed a patent for a smartphone with three front-facing cameras. However, if the patent turns out to be true, it may come down as just another gimmick for the struggling mobile phone manufacturer. The post LG reportedly files patent for triple selfie camera on smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Samsung Reportedly Delays Galaxy Fold Launch Events in China

Samsung is reported to have delayed launch events for its troubled, roughly $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone in Hong Kong and Shanghai, based on reporting by SamMobile and Engadget Chinese editor-in-chief Richard Lai.Read more...
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Red Hat Takes Over Maintenance of OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 From Oracle

"Red Hat is taking over maintenance responsibilities for OpenJDK 8 and OpenJDK 11 from Oracle," reports InfoWorld: Red Hat will now oversee bug fixes and security patches for the two older releases, which serve as the basis for two long-term support releases of Java. Red Hat's updates will feed into releases of Java from Oracle, Red Hat, and other providers... Previously, Red Hat led the OpenJDK 6 and OpenJDK 7 projects. Red Hat is not taking over OpenJDK 9 or OpenJDK 10, which were short-term ...
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Linux 5.2 Will Introduce The Fieldbus Subsystem

"The new Fieldbus system has been deemed ready to be released into the staging area of the Linux kernel," writes jwhyche (Slashdot reader #6,192). Phoronix reports: This newest subsystem for the Linux kernel benefits industrial systems. Fieldbus is a set of network protocols for real-time distributed control of automated industrial systems. Fieldbus is used for connecting different systems/components/instruments within industrial environments. Fieldbus is used for connecting facilities rangin...
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Bluecherry Open Sources Its Entire Linux Surveillance Server

"Big changes are here," writes the official blog for Bluecherry: In 2010 we released our multi-port MPEG4 video capture card with an open source driver (solo6x10) and in 2011 updated the driver to support our multi-port H.264 capture cards. Later, this open source driver was later added into the mainline Linux kernel. In 2013 we released our multi-platform surveillance application client with an open source (GPL) license. We are proud to announce that Effective April 18, 2019 we have released...
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What you missed in cybersecurity this week

It’s been a busy week — it’s tough to keep up with all the cybersecurity news. We’ve collected some of the biggest cybersecurity stories from the week — from TechCrunch and afar — to keep you up to date with the latest hacks, privacy breaches and security stories you need to know. Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users TechCrunch: As all eyes were on attorney general William Barr giving his highly anticipated summary of the Mueller report out this week, Face...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Utah, Instagram, Privacy, Washington Post, Russia, India, Dnc, Tech, Iran, Cnn, Hack, Fbi, Hillary Clinton

Suhr Guitar Talk :: Modern build without flame maple: help me choose a finish

Author: diogoguitar Subject: Modern build without flame maple: help me choose a finish Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:38 pm (GMT -7) Topic Replies: 3 Hey guys, it's my first ever post in this forum. I'm considering ordering a new lefty Suhr Modern because I want some very specific specs, but I don't want to go crazy on the options, especially the ones that are simply aesthetic. This means that I would probably go with a solid or metallic finish. I'm ok to pay a little extra for matching or blac...
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Historic 'Summit' with the Creators of Python, Java, TypeScript, and Perl

"At the first annual charity event conducted by Puget Sound Programming Python on April 2, four legendary language creators came together to discuss the past and future of language design," reports PacktPub. - Guido van Rossum, the creator of Python - James Gosling, the founder, and lead designer behind the Java programming language - Anders Hejlsberg, the original author of Turbo Pascal who has also worked on the development of C# and TypeScript - Larry Wall, the creator of Perl You can wat...
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Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly attacks

A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional nationwide blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber. Sri Lankan officials said […]
Tags: Technology, News, Sri Lanka, Facebook YouTube WhatsApp Instagram Snapchat

Did Google Sabotage Firefox and IE? (slashdot)

Firefox's former VP accused Google of sabotaging Firefox -- for example, when Gmail and Google Docs "started to experience selective performance issues and bugs on Firefox" and demo sites "would falsely block Firefox as 'incompatible'... There were dozens of oopses. Hundreds maybe... [W]hen you see a sustained pattern of 'oops' and delays from this organization -- you're being outfoxed." Now Nightingale's accusations have stirred up some follow-up from technology reporters. An anonymous reader ...
Tags: Firefox, Google, News, Microsoft, Google Docs, Computerworld, Nightingale, Zdnet, Chris Peterson, EditorDavid, Catalin Cimpanu, Joshua Bakita, Edge Oopsy

Notes from the Samsung Galaxy Fold: day six

I’m starting to get that thing where my iPhone XS screen feels super tiny when I switch back from the Fold to send a text message from my number. Someone recently asked me if I’m going to have trouble giving the device back to Samsung in a few days, and while the answer is a decided “not really,” the march toward even larger screens does feel inevitable — and I do believe folding phones will be an important part of that push. Of course, I also believe that we’re as close as a generation or two o...
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More Than 23 Million People Use the Password '123456'

Bearhouse shares a new study from the UK's "National Cyber Security Centre," which advises the public on computer security, about the world's most-frequently cracked passwords. It's probably no surprise to the Slashdot readership: people use bad passwords. A recent study of publicly-available "hacked" accounts -- by the UK National Cyber Security Centre -- reveals "123456" was top, followed by the much more secure "123456789" and hard-to-guess "qwerty". If you're a soccer (football) fan, then t...
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Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
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Southwest Airlines Says They'll Purchase 'Hundreds' More Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

Inc. magazine describes as "stunning" announcement from Southwest Airlines, "by far the biggest 737 Max customer in the United States, with 34 of the planes among its fleet, and plans for many more. " Speaking at a chamber of commerce event in Dallas, Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly said Southwest has no plans to abandon the 737 Max. In fact, he said it will purchase "hundreds" more 737 Max aircraft. "It's a very good airplane, but Boeing has acknowledged that they've got some things they...
Tags: Tech, United States, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Marketwatch, Max, Southwest, Kelly, Inc, Gary Kelly, Oxford Economics, Dallas Business Journal, MAX Aircraft, Dallas Southwest

Beyoncé rocks, but so did Woodstock | Brief letters

Roger Waters | Rock concerts | Use-by dates | Exercise | SmartphonesRegarding Jeremy Beecham’s thoughts on Roger Waters (Letters, 19 April), I think we can take it as read Waters would not encourage Madonna to support the Assad regime by playing Damascus.John WarburtonEdinburgh• You failed to mention the two most important filmed rock concerts (Homecoming review – Beyoncé documentary is a triumphant celebration, 19 April): Monterey Pop and Woodstock. To write about seminal filmed rock gigs witho...
Tags: Health, Music, Science, Technology, Beyonce, Film, Israel, Society, World news, Syria, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Middle East and North Africa, Madonna, Assad, Woodstock

Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the Sri Lankan president’s secretary Udaya Seneviratne said the government has “decided to temporarily block social media sites includ...
Tags: Google, Security, Facebook, Instagram, Government, India, Social Media, Communication, Tech, Turkey, Whatsapp, Digital Media, President, Easter, Sri Lanka, World Wide Web

#56 - Turner on Rules for Robots

In this episode I talk to Jacob Turner. Jacob is a barrister and author. We chat about his new book, Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), which discusses how to address legal responsibility, rights and ethics for AI. You can download here [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
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Fortnite World Cup: More than 1,200 Accounts Banned For Cheating

"Epic Games gave bans to more than 1,200 Fortnite accounts and revoked cash prizes that more than 200 players had won following Epic's investigations of cheating in the first week of Fortnite's World Cup Online Open," reports Polygon: That cheater (whom Epic did not name) used the cheat software during the tournament's semifinals. The account involved had played "for less than five minutes" before being discovered and banned, Epic said. The great majority of the other accounts sanctioned rece...
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