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New B450 and B365 Motherboards From ASRock

ASRock launched a few new motherboards at CES 2019, and we got to take a look at them, highlighting some of the more interesting options below. The post New B450 and B365 Motherboards From ASRock appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Ces, All News, Motherboard, ASRock, CES 2019, B365, B365M, Phantom Gaming 4


Google Demanded T-Mobile, Sprint To Not Sell Google Fi Customers' Location Data (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: On Thursday, AT&T announced it was stopping the sale of its customers' real-time location data to all third parties, in response to a Motherboard investigation showing how data from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint trickled down through a complex network of companies until eventually landing the hands of bounty hunters and people unauthorized to handle it. To verify the existence of this trade, Motherboard paid $300 on the black market to successfully locate a phon...
Tags: Google, News, United States, Sprint, Motherboard, AT T T Mobile, Msmash, Google Demanded T Mobile Sprint, Google Fi Customers Location Data


Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE's Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls like the one Trump's pushing today, and said border barriers don’t tackle migration's root causes, and may encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. thro...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Mexico, White House, US, US news, Racism, Motherboard, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Border Patrol, Wall, Wayback Machine, Trump


CES 2019 Brings Us The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard

This year at CES 2019, ASRock was showing off many new motherboards, and one that stood out to us was a brand new X399 gaming board. Built for AMD's Threadripper X Series of CPUs, the X399 Phantom Gaming 6 hosts a lot a great features that gamers and content creators alike will be happy to see. The post CES 2019 Brings Us The ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Ces, All News, Motherboard, Amd, ASRock, X399, CES 2019, X399 Phantom Gaming 6


AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile announce plans to stop selling your location data to outside companies amid growing pressure from federal lawmakers

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced plans to cease the sale of real-time location sharing to third parties. The development follows an investigation conducted by Vice's Motherboard where a bounty hunter was able to track down a reporter's phone by using just a phone number.  Senators and policy makers are now calling for increased legislation on the carriers and have called the practice a breach of national security.  Amid increasing pressure from federal lawmakers, three of the m...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, Congress, US, Trends, Sprint, Motherboard, The New York Times, Msnbc, Ron Wyden, John Legere, Sen Mark Warner D Va, Queens New York, Google Pixel, Rosenworcel, AT T T Mobile


Google Demanded T-Mobile, Sprint To Not Sell Google Fi Customers' Location Data

An anonymous reader shares a report: On Thursday, AT&T announced it was stopping the sale of its customers' real-time location data to all third parties, in response to a Motherboard investigation showing how data from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint trickled down through a complex network of companies until eventually landing the hands of bounty hunters and people unauthorized to handle it. To verify the existence of this trade, Motherboard paid $300 on the black market to successfully locate a phon...
Tags: Google, Tech, United States, Sprint, Motherboard, AT T T Mobile, Google Demanded T Mobile Sprint, Google Fi Customers Location Data


Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data

Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, a little-known company LocationSmart was obtaining (and leaking) real-time location data from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint and selling access through another company, 3Cinteractive, to Securus, a prison technology c...
Tags: Security, Startups, Mobile, Verizon, Technology, Privacy, US, Georgia, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, AT&T, Wireless, Motherboard, Wyden, Reporter


ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha and Rampage VI Extreme Omega Motherboards Debut at CES 2019

At the ASUS suite here at CES 2019, we were witness to the start of a battle between AMD's X399 motherboard platform, and Intel's X299 platform. A sort of Alpha vs Omega if you will. The post ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha and Rampage VI Extreme Omega Motherboards Debut at CES 2019 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Asus, Intel, Ces, All News, Motherboard, Amd, CES 2019, Rampage VI Extreme Omega, ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha


AT&T Preps For New Layoffs Despite Billions In Tax Breaks and Regulatory Favors

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: AT&T is preparing for yet another significant round of layoffs according to internal documents obtained by Motherboard. The staff reductions come despite billions in tax breaks and regulatory favors AT&T promised would dramatically boost both investment and job creation. A source at AT&T who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak publicly told Motherboard that company leadership is planning what it's calling a "ge...
Tags: Tech, Washington Dc, Motherboard, Trump, AT T, McElfresh, Jeff McElfresh, President Technology Operations


US Telcos Are Selling Access To Their Customers' Location Data, and That Data Reaches Bounty Hunters and Others Not Authorized To Possess It

T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers' location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country, an investigation by news outlet Motherboard has found. From the report: Nervously, I gave a bounty hunter a phone number. He had offered to geolocate a phone for me, using a shady, overlooked service intended not for the cops, but for private individuals and businesses. Ar...
Tags: Oregon, US, Tech, United States, Sprint, Motherboard, Johns Hopkins University, T Mobile AT T, Thomas Rid, Motherboard Ron Wyden


Oregon Unconstitutionally Fined a Man $500 for Saying 'I am an Engineer,' Federal Judge Rules

A federal district court has ruled that the state of Oregon illegally infringed on a man's First Amendment rights for fining him $500 because he wrote "I am an engineer" in a 2014 email to the state's Engineering Board. The court ruled that the provision in the law he broke is unconstitutional, which opens the door for people in the state to legally call themselves "engineers." Motherboard reports: This dystopian saga dates back to 2013, when Mats Jarlstrom's wife, while driving, was caught by a...
Tags: Oregon, Tech, Motherboard, U S District Court, Beaverton Oregon, Jarlstrom, Mats Jarlstrom, District of Oregon, Oregon Board of Engineers


Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Authentication

Devices and security systems are increasingly using biometric authentication to let users in and keep hackers out, be that fingerprint sensors or perhaps the iPhone's FaceID. Another method is so-called 'vein authentication,' which, as the name implies, involves a computer scanning the shape, size, and position of a users' veins under the skin of their hand. But hackers have found a workaround for that, too. From a report: On Thursday at the annual Chaos Communication Congress hacking conferenc...
Tags: Berlin, Tech, Motherboard, Albrecht, DPA, Leipzig Germany, Chaos Communication Congress, BND Germany, Jan Krissler, Julian Albrecht, Krissler


Slack says it will comply with sanctions and block Iran-based activity, apologizes for botched first effort

Slack has apologized after it shut down the accounts of users who have visited Iran following a poorly executed effort at complying with U.S. sanctions against the country. The company, which has eight million users of its productivity tool, has scrapped that first go at the policy. But it did confirm it will now block all activity in Iran and other sanctioned countries, although user accounts won’t be closed. As one of the world’s largest community services, that botched first implementation...
Tags: Apps, Drama, North Korea, Tech, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Software, United States, Crimea, Machine Learning, Motherboard, Cuba, Slack, Abdi, OFAC


Before Tumblr switched off access to NSFW blogs, it blocked archivists who were trying to preserve them

When Tumblr announced its plan to purge "female-presenting nipples from its service, the volunteer Archive Team leapt into action, working furiously to preserve years of material before Tumblr tore a huge whole in the internet's historical record. This week, as parent company Verizon was massively writing down its value, Tumblr went through with its purge, relying on its notoriously terrible automated filters to wield the flamethrower. Throughout Archive Team's labors, they were hounded by...
Tags: Verizon, Twitter, Post, News, Motherboard, Bastards, Tumblr, Archive Team, OATH, Ernie Smith, Samantha Cole Motherboard, Nsfwpocalypse, Seriously Fuck Them


Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality and Trump gave away a huge tax break; Verizon got billions and killed 10,000 jobs

When Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai killed Net Neutrality (by illegally ignoring legitimate comments in support of it in favor of millions of anti-Net Neutrality comments sent by identity-stealing bots), he promised that it would spur growth in the telcoms sector -- and of course, he should know, because he used to be a Verizon exec. Verizon agreed: they objected to Obama-era Neutrality orders by saying the measures would "severely curtail job growth." Then Trump handed out trillions in tax...
Tags: Verizon, Post, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, Telcoms, United States, Motherboard, Corporatism, Trumpism, Trump, Ajit Pai, Michael Rivera, Late Stage Capitalism, Oligarchy


Gigabyte Launches The Z390 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard

Gigabyte has just launched their Z390 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard, which has to be one of the most over-the-top motherboard that we've seen! It features a very large DIY water cooling monoblock that spans almost an entire top section of the motherboard. The post Gigabyte Launches The Z390 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Gigabyte, Motherboard, Z390 Motherboard, Z390 AORUS Xtreme Waterforce, AORUS Xtreme


EVGA Z390 DARK Motherboard and LUUMI set CINEBENCH 8 Core CPU World Record

The EVGA Z390 DARK was recently used by Finland Overclocker, Juhani Luumi AKA LUUMI to set a brand new CINEBENCH 8-Core CPU World Record. Armed with an Intel Core i9-9900K, and EVGA Z390 DARK Motherboard and Liquid Nitrogen Cooling, LUUMI was able to clock his CPU to nearly 7GHz and achieve a score of 3142 cb. A new CINEBENCH 8-Core CPU World Record! The post EVGA Z390 DARK Motherboard and LUUMI set CINEBENCH 8 Core CPU World Record appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, World Record, Finland, Press Releases, Motherboard, EVGA, Overclocking, Intel Core, Cinebench, Core i9-9900K, LUUMI, Z390 Dark, Juhani Luumi, Liquid Nitrogen Cooling LUUMI


FBI Faked Up A FedEx Website To Track Down A Scam Artist (techdirt)

Trust no one. The DEA impersonates medical board investigators. Police pretend to be people's friends. FBI agents pretend to be journalists. And, in this case, federal investigators pretended they could help an alleged scammer trace a FedExed payment. Joseph Cox of Motherboard has more details, taken from recently unsealed FBI warrant applications. The two 2017 search warrant applications discovered by Motherboard both deal with a scam where cybercriminals trick a victim company into sending a...
Tags: News, Fbi, Motherboard, DEA, Permalink, Tim Cushing, NIT Network Investigative Technique, NIT, Joseph Cox, Gorbel, FBI Buffalo Rochester Resident Agency


EVGA Z390 FTW Motherboard Review

One company that sort of hides under the radar when we have a new chipset launch is EVGA. We all know EVGA for their graphics cards, but their motherboards are less known. One thing I've liked about EVGA is how they haven't conformed like everyone else and overloaded their motherboards with RGBs and things that just aren't needed. With the Z390 launch EVGA's first motherboard is the Z390 FTW, which is will eventually sit in the middle of their Z390 product stack once other boards are launched...
Tags: Reviews, Review, Motherboard, Motherboards, EVGA, Z390, Intel Z390, Z390 FTW


The FBI Created a Fake FedEx Website To Unmask a Cybercriminal

In an attempt to catch two cybercriminals, the FBI set up a fake FedEx website and created rigged Word documents, "both of which were designed to reveal the IP address of the fraudsters," reports Motherboard. From the report: The first case centers around Gorbel, a cranes and ergonomic lifting manufacturing company headquartered in Fishers, New York, according to court records. Here, the cybercriminals used a long, potentially confusing and official looking email address to pose as the company's...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Tech, Fbi, Motherboard, REH, Gorbel, Brian Reh, Western District of New York, Invermar, FBI Special Agents, Cyber Squad Buffalo Division, Rochester New York Read


Gigabyte Introduces the X299 Aorus Master Motherboard

Gigabyte has just announced another socket LGA2066 motherboard, the X299 Aorus Master. The "Master" brand extension is positioned below the flagship Aorus Extreme, which would make this board a successor to the X299 Aorus Gaming 7. This board gets a new design scheme that is in line with Gigabyte's Z390 motherboard offerings. Out of the box it has support for Core X 9000-series processors. The post Gigabyte Introduces the X299 Aorus Master Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Gigabyte, Motherboard, Hedt, X299, X299 Aorus Master


GIGABYTE Launches the Z390 Designare Motherboard

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, announced the release of the Z390 DESIGNARE motherboard with full support for the newest 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K processors. The post GIGABYTE Launches the Z390 Designare Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Gigabyte, Press Releases, Motherboard, Intel Core, GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co Ltd, Intel Z390, Z390 Designare


Pentagon Wants To Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

Alice Marshall shares an excerpt from Motherboard: The United States government is accelerating efforts to monitor social media to preempt major anti-government protests in the U.S., according to scientific research, official government documents, and patent filings reviewed by Motherboard. The social media posts of American citizens who don't like President Donald Trump are the focus of the latest U.S. military-funded research. The research, funded by the U.S. Army and co-authored by a research...
Tags: Tech, United States, Motherboard, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, West Point Military Academy, Alice Marshall


For 8 years, Google's satellites wouldn't map an obscure area in Nevada where an experimental military site exists — and there's still no explanation about why (GOOGL, GOOG)

Google Earth did not update its satellite image of an experimental military base in southwestern Nevada for eight years, according to a report from Motherboard.  The eight-year gap of images of the Tonopah Test Range is the longest period a stretch of the continental US has gone without an update.  Google would not respond to Motherboard's inquiries about why the "Tonopah Gap" exists.  Questions about the gap remain, including whether Google was working directly with the US government to restr...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Brooklyn, Motherboard, Google Earth, Nevada, Maisie Williams, Arya Stark, Tonopah, Tonopah Test Range, Tonopah Gap


State surveillance company leaked its own data, its customers' data, and its customers' victims' data

Wolf Intelligence is a German state surveillanceware company founded by Manish Kumar, selling tools that independent researchers described as "very shitty and it’s just copy paste from open source projects," used by governments to spy on their citizens. At the Virus Bulletin conference in Montreal, researchers from CSIS Security revealed that they had discovered a massive trove of 20GB of Wolf Intelligence's data, including "recordings of meetings with customers, a scan of a passport belong...
Tags: Post, News, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Motherboard, Montreal, Lawful Interception, Egypt Saudi Arabia, Kumar, Manish Kumar, Ancel, Lorenzo Franceschi Bicchierai Motherboard, Wolf Intelligence, CSIS Security


ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac Motherboard Review

With the launch of Intel's 9th Generation Core processors, including the Core i9-9900K, Intel has also introduced the Z390 chipset. Since Intel's official announcement we've already seen quite a lot of motherboards Z390 motherboards announced. Today we are taking a look at our first Z390 motherboard, which happens to be the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac. It sits right in the middle of ASRock's Phantom Gaming line and features a 10-phase power design, 2.5 Gigabit LAN, SLI and CrossFire sup...
Tags: Reviews, Review, Intel, Motherboard, Motherboards, ASRock, Z390, Intel Z390, Z390 Motherboard, Phantom Gaming SLI/ac


MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard Review

Today we are checking out the first MAG board from MSI, the MAG Z390 Tomahawk. This board has a very aggressive look which lends itself to gamers and MSI has added the pre-installed I/O shield as well. You are also going to get dual M.2 slots (one with an M.2 cooler), USB 3.1 support, dual Intel LAN, USB 3.1 gen 2, and of course RGB lighting. Read on to see if this is the Z390 board for you. The post MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk Motherboard Review appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Reviews, Review, Motherboard, MSI, Motherboards, Intel Z390, Z390 Motherboard, MAG Z390 Tomahawk, MSI MAG, Intel LAN USB


COLORFUL Debuts iGame Z390 Vulcan X Motherboard

The new COLORFUL iGame Z390 Vulcan X joins the family of high-performance, gamer-inspired products of the COLORFUL iGame family. The new motherboard will support the latest Intel 9th-gen processors as well as 8th-gen processors in LGA1151 package. The post COLORFUL Debuts iGame Z390 Vulcan X Motherboard appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Press Releases, Motherboard, Colorful, Z390, iGame Z390 Vulcan X


Slack Doesn't Have End-to-End Encryption Because Your Boss Doesn't Want It

Business communications service Slack, which has more than three million paying customers, offers a bouquet of features that has made it popular (so popular that is worth as much as $9 billion), but it lacks a crucial feature that some of its rivals don't: end-to-end encryption. It's a feature that numerous users have asked Slack to add to the service. Citing a former employee of Slack and the company's chief information security officer, news outlet Motherboard reported Tuesday that the rationa...
Tags: Tech, Motherboard


Epson is teaching the internet not to install security updates

More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake "update" to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it puts everyone on the internet at risk, by teaching people not to update their devices. If you were affected by this scam, please get in touch with your state, phone number, and whether you saved the original receipt and (better still!) packaging. ...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Business, News, Eff, Motherboard, Printers, Epson, Cory Doctorow, Doctorow, Karl Bode Motherboard, Fake Security Updates, Inkjet Eschatology