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Ars Technica:
Best 2017 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, and other electronics and software   —  Greetings, Arsians!  Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a big round of Cyber Monday deals to share.  Well, at least some of the deals …
Nov 27, 2017, 5:00 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
PC vendors scramble to issue patches after Intel announced firmware flaws allowing remote code execution affecting a wide range of chips and millions of devices   —  Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code.  —  Intel has issued a security alert …
Nov 22, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality laws   —  Double win for ISPs: No more net neutrality, and state laws will be preempted.  —  In addition to ditching its own net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission also plans to tell state …
Nov 21, 2017, 7:00 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
After a bug bounty hunter shared evidence with DJI that it had left customer data exposed online, the company called him a hacker and threatened him with CFAA   —  A bug bounty hunter shared evidence; DJI called him a hacker and threatened with CFAA.  —  DJI, the Chinese company that manufactures …
Nov 20, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
OnePlus 5T review: outstanding combination of specs and design for $500, but it runs Android Nougat and doesn't have water resistance or MicroSD card support   —  OnePlus' $500 wonder makes us question why we'd ever pay $800 for a smartphone.  —  After launching the OnePlus 5 earlier this year …
Nov 20, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Global Cyber Alliance, IBM, and Packet Clearing House launch free Quad9 DNS service that blocks malicious domains using consolidated threat intelligence   —  Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes won't be able to phone home.  —  The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) …
Nov 17, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC votes 3-2 to scale back the federal Lifeline program that gives low-income households a $9.25/month subsidy to buy Internet or phone service   —  70% of low-income wireless subscribers in Lifeline could have to find new ISPs.  —  Poor people may soon find it more difficult …
Nov 17, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky Labs releases a more detailed report on how it obtained NSA-linked Equation Group source code in 2014   —  Moscow-based AV provider challenges claims it helped Russian spies.  —  For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab received confidential …
Nov 16, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation and will launch Azure Database for MariaDB, a fully managed, cloud-hosted version   —  NEW YORK—On the first day of its Connect developer conference, Microsoft announced that it is joining the MariaDB Foundation …
Nov 15, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Vulnerability present in many now-patched antivirus products including Malwarebytes allowed malware to leave quarantine and gain full system control   —  New AVGater flaw provided key ingredient for hacker to hijack computer.  —  Antivirus programs, in many cases, make us safer on the Internet.
Nov 12, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context

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