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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Consultants advise law enforcement officers not to look at iPhone screens because it may trigger Face ID too many times and iPhones may revert to passcodes   —  After five failed attempts with the ‘wrong’ face, Apple's Face ID system will fall back to asking a passcode; a tricky situation for investigators.
Oct 13, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Motherboard:
Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile deny being the “US telecom” mentioned in today's Bloomberg story alleging compromised Supermicro hardware   —  No one is really sure who to believe after Businessweek's bombshell story on an alleged Chinese supply chain attack against Apple, Amazon, and others.
Oct 9, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Samantha Cole / Motherboard:
Wikipedia editors have voted to classify Breitbart as an unreliable reference for facts and decided that Infowars should be generally prohibited as a source   —  Alex Jones' InfoWars and the far-right media outlet Breitbart can't be used as a source of fact in Wikipedia articles anymore, “due to its unreliability.”
Oct 3, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Report: after years of steady decline, BitTorrent usage is once again growing, thanks to the fragmentation of streaming services with exclusive content   —  BitTorrent usage has bounced back because there's too many streaming services, and too much exclusive content.
Oct 3, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Ernie Smith / Motherboard:
A look at the community of hobbyists of the Silicon Graphics Inc supercomputers like the Onyx, which cost up to $250K on release and weighed 250 pounds   —  Nearly 30 years after Silicon Graphics ruled the high-performance computing roost, its supercomputers have found themselves a new home …
Oct 1, 2018, 5:10 AMIn context
Motherboard:
Facebook: vulnerability was the result of 3 distinct bugs and was introduced in July 2017, attackers could use the account as if they were the account holder   —  Facebook “discovered a security issue” that the company said allowed attackers to “take over people's accounts.”
Sep 28, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Former Facebook content moderator sues the company for allegedly failing to protect her and others as they viewed violent videos and images, says it led to PTSD   —  In the class action lawsuit, the woman says that thousands of content moderators are subjected to “highly toxic” content as part of the job.
Sep 25, 2018, 10:05 PMIn context
Motherboard:
Facebook says it is reviewing its policies on white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism after a backlash from civil rights groups   —  “Facebook ignores centuries of history, legal precedent, and expert scholarship that all establish that white nationalism and white separatism are white supremacy."
Sep 20, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
The developers of Bitcoin Core, the most popular client software for Bitcoin, patch a serious flaw that could have let anyone bring down the network for ~$80K   —  ‘For less than $80,000, you could have brought down the entire network.’  —  Bitcoin is often said to be the gold standard for cryptocurrencies …
Sep 19, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Matthew Gault / Motherboard:
From September 15, Tencent will require players in China to use real names when logging in to Honour of Kings to identify minors and limit their playtime   —  China's largest video game company will restrict the play time of underage players by checking their names against a Beijing database.
Sep 7, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context

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