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Network Architect Who Built His Own ISP Is Expanding His Service
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Network Architect Who Built His Own ISP Is Expanding His Service

Jared Mauch, a Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home Internet provider because he couldn't get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding with...

Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work
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Contractor Planted Logic Bombs In His Software to Ensure He'd Get New Work

A former contractor for Siemens planted logic bombs in projects he designed that caused them to periodically malfunction. Then wait for a call to come fix things...

Google Pays $11 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Claims
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Google Pays $11 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Claims

Google will pay $11 million to settle the claims of 227 people who say they were unfairly denied jobs because of their age, according to court filings.

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond ­ser Data
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What Lies Beneath: The Things Facebook Knows Go Beyond ­ser Data

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations regarding the exposure of profile data for millions of users, Facebook is now facing an investigation into its...

License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch
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License Expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch

Wow, that 2017, though. Quite a year. Let's grab a Juicero and take a moment to reflect on the utter dumpster fires that we've witnessed over the past 12 months...

Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer
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Australian Man ­ses Snack Bags as Faraday Cage to Block Tracking By Employer

A 60-year-old electrician in Perth, Western Australia had his termination upheld by a labor grievance commission when it was determined he had been abusing his...

With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings
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With the Uss mccain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings

In the darkness of early morning on August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore.

Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar
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Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar

In a sign of the soaring demand for zeroday attacks that target software that's becoming increasingly secure, a market-leading broker is offering serious cash for...

Microsoft's Bid to Bring AI to Every Developer Is Starting to Make Sense
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Microsoft's Bid to Bring AI to Every Developer Is Starting to Make Sense

For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting machine-learning services at its Build developer conference.

Elon Musk Is Setting Up a Company that Will Link Brains and Computers
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Elon Musk Is Setting Up a Company that Will Link Brains and Computers

Billionaire futurist space explorer Elon Musk has a new project: a "medical research company" called Neuralink that will make brain-computer interfaces.

Vr Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry
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Vr Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry

"We are looking at sensory immersion.

Iphone Exploit Bounty Surges to an Eye-Popping $1.5 Million
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Iphone Exploit Bounty Surges to an Eye-Popping $1.5 Million

A controversial broker of security exploits is offering $1.5 million (£1.2 million) for attacks that work against fully patched iPhones and iPads, a bounty that's...

It's the Data, Stupid: Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever
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It's the Data, Stupid: Why Database Admins Are More Important Than Ever

For those of us who have been in the information technology realm for too long, the title "database administrator" conjures up very specific images.

It'll Be Very Hard For Terrorism Victim's Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter
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It'll Be Very Hard For Terrorism Victim's Family to Win Lawsuit Against Twitter

Legal experts say that it will be an uphill battle for the plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit this week against Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

Meet Deep Thunder: Ibm's Next Step in the Automation of Forecasting
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Meet Deep Thunder: Ibm's Next Step in the Automation of Forecasting

Until recently, weather forecasting was a fairly straightforward process.

Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible
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Cothority to Apple: Let's Make Secret Backdoors Impossible

Cothority, a new software project designed to make secret backdoored software updates nearly impossible, is offering to help Apple ensure that any secret court...

Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars
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Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars

There can't be many job titles out there cooler than "futurist." And earlier this week, I sat down with Sheryl Connelly, who holds that position at the Ford Motor...

Number of People with Access to U.s. Classified Data Down 12% in One Year
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Number of People with Access to U.s. Classified Data Down 12% in One Year

The U.S. government is tightening the reins on the number of employees and contractors with access to classified information.

Intel Forges Ahead to 10nm, Will Move Away from Silicon at 7nm
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Intel Forges Ahead to 10nm, Will Move Away from Silicon at 7nm

This week at the 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel will provide an update on its new 10nm manufacturing process and new research...
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