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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft says newest processors, including Intel's Kaby Lake and AMD's Ryzen, will require latest Windows version for support   —  It looks like a policy announced a year ago is going to kick in.  —  A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates …
Mar 17, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FBI says Yahoo hack likely began with a spear phishing email to a “semi-privileged” Yahoo employee   —  Unwitting sysadmin or other employee was conned out of credentials, FBI theorizes.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The indictment unsealed Wednesday by US authorities against two agents …
Mar 15, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Report: AT&T has neglected lower-income neighborhoods in its broadband upgrades in Cleveland   —  “Digital redlining” leaves poor people with the slowest Internet, report says.  —  It's no secret that ISPs can make more money from network upgrades in wealthy neighborhoods than low-income ones …
Mar 12, 2017, 6:40 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: great design and build with Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader, but pricier than comparable HP Spectre x360 configurations   —  Dell added Windows Hello, removed the fan, and kept the good stuff the same.  —  Despite its foibles, Dell's 2015 redesign …
Mar 12, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers find ephemeral messaging app Confide doesn't provide true end-to-end encryption   —  Confidential messenger service provides no authentication or integrity assurances.  —  A pair of damning advisories independently published Wednesday raise serious questions about the security assurances …
Mar 11, 2017, 4:50 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon Wireless expands data cap exemptions to FiOS Mobile App after new FCC chair drops net neutrality probe into the company   —  With net neutrality worries gone, FiOS TV goes “data-free” on Verizon Wireless.  —  Just a few weeks after escaping a net neutrality investigation into data cap exemptions …
Mar 10, 2017, 10:05 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's new invisible reCAPTCHAs automatically distinguish humans from bots, don't need to use a checkbox   —  Google says it can separate man from machine without any tricky tests or checkboxes.  —  Google's reCAPTCHA is the leading CAPTCHA service (that's “Completely Automated Public Turing test …
Mar 10, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Mark Walton / Ars Technica:
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti review: fastest gaming GPU on the market, but the performance increase doesn't quite match price increase over the GTX 1080   —  Feel free to save us from the monotony and Nvidia's high prices any time, AMD.  —  I find it odd that a room full of otherwise seemingly normal human beings …
Mar 9, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
John Steele, the lawyer behind Prenda Law, pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering, admits he made $6M+ by defrauding internet users   —  Disgraced lawyer made $6 million filing lawsuits over porn—some of which he filmed.  —  One of the attorneys behind the Prenda Law “copyright trolling” …
Mar 8, 2017, 7:45 AMIn context
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Fitbit unveils Alta HR with heart rate monitoring, available at the end of March for $150; Alta HR, Blaze, and Charge 2 get improved sleep tracking   —  This might be the tracker you want to wear both day and night.  —  Fitbit's thin Alta tracker dropped around this time last year, and the company is already making an update to it.
Mar 6, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context

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