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Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
As part of Time Warner merger, FCC forced AOL to open AIM social graph to competitors in 2001; government should impose similar requirements on Facebook today   —  One of the former most popular and influential instant messaging apps in the world, AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, is shutting down on December 15, AOL announced on Friday.
Oct 7, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Cloudflare debuts Unmetered Mitigation service for free protection against large DDoS attacks   —  Cloudflare, a major internet security firm, is on a mission to render distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks useless.  The company announced Monday that every customer …
Sep 25, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Kaleigh Rogers / Motherboard:
How rural US communities are finding their own solutions to get fast broadband: using emergency services' unused radio towers, private sector partnerships, more   —  Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.
Aug 30, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Matthew Gault / Motherboard:
USA's $100M+ 8-year-long effort to bring e-payments to customs and border control in Afghanistan achieved under 1% adoption, missing its target of 75%   —  Will that be cash, charge, or bribe?  —  In the US, electronic payments are a given.  The overwhelming majority of us get our paychecks electronically through direct deposit.
Aug 24, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Sarah Emerson / Motherboard:
Google diversity VP affirms the company's belief in diversity and inclusion but says it includes safe spaces for alt. views within equal-employment principles   —  On Saturday, we reported about an anti-diversity manifesto penned by a Google software engineer that was shared widely within the company.
Aug 5, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Manifesto criticizing Google's diversity initiatives on an internal message board circulates within the company, provoking derision and some support   —  Update 8/5/17 6:39 p.m.: This post has been updated to note that Google has written a memo to its employees about the document.
Aug 5, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con   —  On Wednesday, US authorities detained a researcher who goes by the handle MalwareTech, best known for stopping the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus.  —  In May, WannaCry infected hospitals in the UK …
Aug 3, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Jul 19, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
1Password moves away from one-time licensing with a local storage option to a cloud-based $2.99/month subscription   —  1Password is moving away from its one-time license, local storage option, and security researchers are not happy about it.  —  If you're worried about getting hacked …
Jul 11, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:
DJI is updating firmware on its drones to prevent hackers from circumventing flight restrictions   —  The tension between drone pilots who want complete control over their aircraft that they bought and DJI, the world's biggest consumer grade drone maker, has come to a head.
Jul 9, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context

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