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Twitter reportedly won't use an algorithm to crack down on white supremacists because some GOP politicians could end up getting banned too

A possible algorithm that could allow Twitter to more effectively crack down on Neo-Nazi and white supremacist content could report and suspend accounts of Republican politicians, Vice's tech news site, Motherboard reported. Twitter has come under intense scrutiny in recent months by critics who say the platform doesn't do enough to crack down on harmful white supremacist rhetoric. While Twitter used an algorithm to flag ISIS-linked content to all but eliminated ISIS propaganda, a similar algo...


Vulnerabilities in GPS fleet-tracking tools let attackers track and immobilize cars en masse

Itrack and Protrack are commercial devices for tracking fleets of commercial vehicles; they can be configured to allow for remote killswitching of the cars' engines, presumably as a theft-prevention measure. A hacker going by L&M used the fact that the Android apps for interacting with Itrack and Protrack have the same default password ("123456") that users are not forced to change to take control of thousands of cars equipped with the devices. L&M used a credential stuffing attack: using e...
Tags: Post, Android, Car Wars, Credential Stuffing, Infosec, Internet Of Shit, Iot, Itrack, Locational Privacy, Petard, Protrack, Security


Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held a closed-door meeting

Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today met with noted Twitter user President Donald Trump. The meeting was scheduled to last 30 minutes, according to an email Dorsey sent around today to Twitter staff, and the two were to discuss "the health of the public conversation on Twitter." Trump met with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey today at the Whit...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, News, White House, US news, Myanmar, Motherboard, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Leslie Miley, Trump, Jennifer Jacobs, John Paczkowski, Jason Goldman


Inside the Making of a Motherboard

Motherboard. It’s a word used across industries and workplaces. But what does it actually mean? If you’ve asked yourself this, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Put simply, it’s the main… Read more » The post Inside the Making of a Motherboard appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Tools, Motherboard, Desktop Computer, Building PC


Colorful Announces CVN-Z390M Gaming V20 Micro-ATX Motherboard

The new COLORFUL CVN Z390M GAMING V20 is aimed at enthusiasts, system builders, and gamers looking for a serious foundation for an mATX build. This motherboard allows mainstream to high-end builds without breaking the bank while still delivering a performance and features for a wide range of use. The post Colorful Announces CVN-Z390M Gaming V20 Micro-ATX Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Press Releases, Motherboard, Micro ATX, Colorful, Z390, CVN-Z390M, CVN-Z390M Gaming V20


US Government Admits It Doesn't Know If Assange Cracked Password For Manning

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The U.S. government does not have any evidence that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange succeeded in cracking a password for whistleblower Chelsea Manning, according to a newly unsealed affidavit written by an FBI agent. Last week, Assange was escorted out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and arrested for breaching bail in connection to allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden. The day of Assange's arrest, the U.S. government unsealed an i...
Tags: London, Sweden, US, Tech, Fbi, Washington Dc, Motherboard, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Chelsea Manning, Assange, Manning, Megan Brown, Mark Zaid, Manning Bradley


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Hackers were able to gain access to people's Microsoft emails accounts by abusing a weakness in the help portal. Microsoft told TechCrunch the hackers could not read users' emails, but Motherboard reports otherwise. Facebook's activist shareholders are making another dramatic bid to oust Mark Zuckerberg and abolish the firm's share structure. Investors will vote on two proposals to overhaul Facebook's governance at the social ne...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, Microsoft, China, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Britain, Ford, New York Times, Muslim


Amazon Helps Cops Set Up Package Theft Sting Operations

An anonymous reader quotes Motherboard: In response to Amazon packages being stolen from people's doorsteps, police departments around the country have set up sting operations that use fake packages bugged with GPS trackers to find and arrest people who steal packages. Internal emails and documents obtained by Motherboard via a public records request show how Amazon and one police department partnered to set up one of these operations. The documents obtained by Motherboard -- which include an...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Motherboard, Aurora Colorado, Albuquerque, Aurora, Albuquerque New Mexico, JERSEY CITY New Jersey, Hayward California, Hayward Police Department, Hayward California Police Department, Amazon Jersey City New Jersey


ASRock Announces the Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard

Building on the enormous success of the ASRock Steel Legend motherboard series, ASRock is pleased to expand the range with the new Z390 Steel Legend. Based on the proven Steel Legend design philosophy, the Z390 provides the most in demand features, taking advantage of a wide array of materials, components and technologies to ensure stable and reliable performance. The post ASRock Announces the Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Motherboard, ASRock, Steel Legend, ASRock Steel Legend, Z390 Steel Legend


ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

These boards feature ASRock's "Full Spike" ESD protection for the USB, Ethernet, and audio ports, as well as utilize 60A power chokes and Nichicon 12K black capacitors. The board we are taking a look at today is the B450 Steel Legend which is an the ATX model out of the pair (B450M Steel Legend is M-ATX). The post ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard Review appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Reviews, Review, Motherboard, Motherboards, ASRock, RYZEN, Nichicon, AMD B450, B450 Steel Legend, ASRock B450 Steel Legend Motherboard Review


Facebook says a video from a far-right activist lamenting 'European extinction' doesn't qualify as white nationalism

A Facebook representative told HuffPost that a video posted by the far-right figure Faith Goldy did not contravene its new ban on white nationalism. The video claims that white populations in majority-white European and Western countries are being rapidly replaced by nonwhite people. The conspiracy theory that white populations are being squeezed out by nonwhite ethnic groups is a white nationalist trope. Facebook has rejected one of the first challenges to its new rules banning white nationa...
Tags: Facebook, US, Toronto, Trends, New Zealand, Motherboard, HuffPost, Goldy, Tommy Robinson, Brian Fishman, Christchurch New Zealand, Faith Goldy, Faith Goldy Framed, UK Sweden Germany Canada


Daily News Roundup: Another Day, Another Data Breach (And More from the Weekend)

It’s April Fools’ Day, but you won’t find any fake news here. Today we’ll take a look at the top stories from the weekend, including the demise of AirPower, government malware in the Google Play Store, and more. Apple News: RIP AirPower, 2017-2019 In a shocking bit of new, Apple announced that the AirPower “project” was dead and the product wouldn’t be released. Apple kills AirPower, citing failure to meet the company’s high standards. Wild. [Review Geek via TechCrunch] Speaking of things Ap...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Motherboard, Alphabet, Pixel, Engadget, Google Samsung, Airpod


Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware (slashdot)

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android's Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong. An anonymous reader writes: This new case once again highlights the limits of Google's filters that are intended to prevent malware from slipping onto the Play Store. In this case, more than 20 malicious apps went unnoticed by Google over the course of roughly two years. Motherboard has also l...
Tags: Google, Google Play, News, Motherboard, Msmash


Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

Security researchers have found a new kind of government malware that was hiding in plain sight within apps on Android's Play Store. And they appear to have uncovered a case of lawful intercept gone wrong. An anonymous reader writes: This new case once again highlights the limits of Google's filters that are intended to prevent malware from slipping onto the Play Store. In this case, more than 20 malicious apps went unnoticed by Google over the course of roughly two years. Motherboard has also l...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Tech, Motherboard


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook banned white nationalism and white separatism from its platform. Facebook Counterterrorism Policy Director Brian Fishman told Motherboard that white nationalist and white separatist speech will now be treated the same was as white supremacist content. Lyft raised its IPO price range ahead of its expected IPO this week. The ride-hailing company is expected to price its IPO officially on Thursday night and is expected t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, UK, Instagram, North Korea, Ipo, US, Trends, Tesla, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sundar Pichai


Facebook says white nationalist and white separatist content now officially banned from platform

Facebook announced today that it is officially banning white nationalist and white separatist content from the platform. But they've made similar announcements before about other forms of harmful and bogus content, such as illicit gun sales and misinformation about vaccines, and the net result was -- not much. Big announcements like this are easy to make. Following up with action, not so much. Motherboard had the scoop. Facebook also committed to trying to deprogram people who try to post wh...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, News, Nazis, Racism, Motherboard, Hate Speech, Sheryl Sandberg, White Supremacists, Reuters, Racists, White Supremacy, ISIS al Qaeda, Facebook COO, Jason Koebler


Facebook is banning white nationalism and white separatism (FB)

Facebook, the world's largest social media network, banned white nationalism and white separatism on the platform on Tuesday. Facebook Counterterrorism Policy Director Brian Fishman told Motherboard that white nationalist and white separatist speech will now be treated the same was as white supremacist content. The social media network will target specific language related to the White nationalist movement and strong anti-immigration stances. Facebook will now treat content posted by users ab...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Motherboard, Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Brian Fishman, Christchurch New Zealand, Twitter YouTube, Charlottesville Pittsburgh, Christchurch Facebook


ThinkComputers Podcast #171

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme and an AORUS Z390 Motherboard, Intel graphics at GDC, ASUS getting hacked and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #171 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Podcast, Tech News, Steam, Nvidia, Valve, Motherboard, Alphacool, Intel Graphics, PUBG, Eisbaer Extreme, Battlefield V, GDC 2019, Z390 AORUS Ultra, Motherboard Intel, GDC ASUS


Bill That Would Restore Net Neutrality Moves Forward Despite Telecom's Best Efforts To Kill It

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last month, Democrats introduced a simple three page bill that would do one thing: restore FCC net neutrality rules and the agency's authority over ISPs, both stripped away by a hugely-controversial decision by the agency in late 2017. Tuesday morning, the Save the Internet Act passed through a key House committee vote and markup session -- despite some last-minute efforts by big telecom to weaken the bill. "Net neutrality is coming back wi...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Gop, House, Telecom, Motherboard, Greer, Evan Greer


Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra Motherboard Review

Sitting right in the middle is the Z390 AORUS Ultra, which offers pretty every feature you would want in a Z390 motherboard, but also some nice extras. First you have that signature AORUS design with RGB lighting in multiple places on the board plus RGB headers. Then there is a 12+1 power phase design with some pretty beefy VRM cooling as well as three integrated M.2 heatsinks. The post Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra Motherboard Review appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Reviews, Review, Gigabyte, Motherboard, Motherboards, RGB, AORUS, Z390, Intel Z390, Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra, Z390 AORUS Ultra


Hackers dropped a secret backdoor in Asus’ update software

Hackers targeted and compromised “hundreds of thousands” of Asus computer owners by pushing a backdoored update software tool from the company’s own servers. The bombshell claims, first reported by Motherboard, said the hackers digitally signed the Asus Live Update tool with one of the company’s own code-signing certificates before pushing it to Asus’ download servers, which hosted the backdoored tool for months last year. The malicious updates were pushed to Asus computers, which has the softwa...
Tags: Security, Apps, Hardware, Asus, Mac, Tech, Taiwan, Kaspersky, Gartner, Motherboard, Symantec, Jennifer Duffourg, Gary Key, Sarah Kitsos


Education and Science Giant Elsevier Left Users' Passwords Exposed Online

The world's largest scientific publisher, Elsevier, left a server open to the public internet, exposing user email addresses and passwords. "The impacted users include people from universities and educational institutions from across the world," reports Motherboard. "It's not entirely clear how long the server was exposed or how many accounts were impacted, but it provided a rolling list of passwords as well as password reset links when a user requested to change their login credentials." From t...
Tags: Tech, Motherboard, Elsevier, Hussein, Mossab Hussein, SpiderSilk, An Elsevier


'It's a ticking time bomb': A pilot for one of Amazon Air's contract airlines said the company overworks its pilots

Pilots for the airline Atlas Air, which operated an Amazon Air flight that crashed and killed all three of its occupants on Saturday, told Business Insider in the weeks before the crash that Atlas tends to overwork its pilots. Thirteen pilots who work for airlines that Amazon Air contracts with have told Business Insider that their pay and benefits fall below industry standards. All but one of those pilots said that means pilots on Amazon Air flights tend to be less experienced. "It's a tickin...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Texas, US, Trends, UPS, Atlas, Usps, Italy, Miami, Ohio, Motherboard, Houston, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration


'It's a ticking time bomb': A pilot for one of Amazon Air's contract airlines said the company overworked its pilots

Pilots for the airline Atlas Air, which operated an Amazon Air flight that crashed and killed all three of its occupants on Saturday, told Business Insider in the weeks before the crash that Atlas has a tendency of overworking its pilots. Thirteen pilots who work for airlines that Amazon Air contracts with have told Business Insider that their pay and benefits fall below industry standards. All but one of those pilots said that means pilots on Amazon Air flights tend to be less experienced. "I...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Texas, US, Trends, UPS, Atlas, Usps, Chrysler, Miami, Ohio, Motherboard, Houston, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration


Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm Is Fundamentally Flawed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last week, Motherboard published an investigation which revealed that law enforcement agencies around the country are using PredPol -- a predictive policing software that once cited the controversial, unproven "broken windows" policing theory as a part of its best practices. Our report showed that local police in Kansas, Washington, South Carolina, California, Georgia, Utah, and Michigan are using or have used the software. In a 2014 presenta...
Tags: Tech, Motherboard, Michigan, University of Utah, Kristian Lum, Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Predpol, ACLU Utah, Venkatasubramanian


Amazon's Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Neighbors is not just a social media app: it's a service that's meant to be used with Ring security cameras, a Wi-Fi-powered home security company that was acquired by Amazon last February in a $1 billion deal. Neighbors was launched in May 2018, three months after the acquisition. If you have Ring security cameras, you can upload video content straight from your security camera to Neighbors. [...] Beyond creating a "new neighborhood watch," ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Motherboard, Hoboken, Williamsburg Brooklyn, BeauHD, Macomb Community College, Chris Gilliard


Amazon's Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Neighbors is not just a social media app: it's a service that's meant to be used with Ring security cameras, a Wi-Fi-powered home security company that was acquired by Amazon last February in a $1 billion deal. Neighbors was launched in May 2018, three months after the acquisition. If you have Ring security cameras, you can upload video content straight from your security camera to Neighbors. [...] Beyond creating a "new neighborhood watch," ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Motherboard, Hoboken, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Macomb Community College, Chris Gilliard


Leak reveals that hundreds of bounty hunters have had access to super-fine-grained mobile location data for years

After a blockbuster report in Motherboard revealed that bounty hunters were able to buy realtime location data that originated with three of the four major cellular carriers (the exception is Verizon), the carriers scrambled to spin the news, insisting that the bounty hunter access represented a recent, small-scale aberration, but a new set of leaks reported on in Motherboard reveals that the practice has gone on for years, at industrial scale, and that the resellers who supplied bail bondsmen ...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Post, News, Fcc, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Federal Communications Commission, Motherboard, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel, Bounty Hunters, LocationSmart, Joseph Cox, Geoffrey Starks


Chasing down that list of potential Predpol customers reveals dozens of cities that have secretly experimented with "predictive policing"

Last October, I published a list of cities that appeared to have contracted with Predpol, a "predictive policing" company, based on research provided to me by an anonymous source who used clever methods to uncover the customer list. Now, Motherboard's Caroline Haskins has used that list as a jumping-off point for a wide array of public records requests that have revealed a pattern of extensive, secret experimentation with precrime in dozens of cities that allowed Predpol to access policing ...
Tags: Security, Post, Happy Mutants, Transparency, News, Atlanta, Infosec, Leaks, Machine Learning, Foia, Motherboard, Ai, University Of California Berkeley, Cory Doctorow, Palo Alto Ca, Livermore CA


This Marie Kondo-inspired Twitter tool will help you declutter your timeline so it again ‘sparks joy’

Does your Twitter timeline spark joy? If you’re like most people, probably not. Over the years, you probably politely followed back a few too many Twitter accounts, and now have a timeline filled with all sorts of random tweets from people you can’t even remember following in the first place. A new Twitter tool, Tokimeki Unfollow, may help. Designed by Julius Tarng, previously of Facebook and Branch, “tokimeki” roughly translates to “spark joy.” It’s a nod to Tarng’s source of inspiration for th...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Netflix, Motherboard, Dell, Facebook Instagram, Marie Kondo, Konmari, Tokimeki, Tokimeki Unfollow, Julius Tarng, Tarng