Trans-Pac spot rates plunge ahead of US import lull

Year-to-date import volumes have risen 5.5 percent to 19 million TEU. Photo credit: Shutterstock Spot rates from Asia to the West Coast this week fell at a clip nearly twice as fast as rates to the East Coast as carriers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) positioned themselves for a lull in… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 17, 2017
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Windows 8 and Later Fail To Properly Apply ASLR

An anonymous reader writes: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and subsequent Windows 10 variations fail to properly apply ASLR, rendering this crucial Windows security feature useless. The bug appeared when Microsoft changed a registry value in Windows 8 and occurs only in certain ASLR configuration modes. Basically, if users have enabled system-wide ASLR protection turned on, a bug in ASLR’s implementation on Windows 8 and later will not generate enough entropy…

November 17, 2017
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Brave browser now allows you to directly pay YouTube creators with bitcoin or Basic Attention Tokens (Brady Dale/CoinDesk)

November 17, 2017

Brady Dale / CoinDesk: Brave browser now allows you to directly pay YouTube creators with bitcoin or Basic Attention Tokens  —  Users of the Brave Browser can now donate cryptocurrency, including the company’s Basic Attention Token (BAT), directly to YouTubers.  —  With today’s release of version 0.19.x … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Strong fruit exports keep Brazil-Europe rates elevated

Exports of mangoes and apples have been key contributors to growth in the Brazil-Europe trade. Photo credit: Shutterstock East coast South America-Europe freight rates of between $1,300 and $1,500 per TEU are expected to maintain those levels or increase in the coming weeks as strong demand for fruit exports keeps ships… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 17, 2017
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Y Combinator Cuts Ties With Peter Thiel After Ending Part-Time Partner Program

An anonymous reader shares a report: Billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to an edited company blog post. Thiel was formerly a part-time partner with the accelerator. BuzzFeed News confirmed his departure with a source familiar with Y Combinator’s management structure. Thiel’s departure from Y Combinator was not previously announced. It comes long after Y Combinator president…

November 17, 2017
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Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator; source says Thiel did not rejoin YC after the startup accelerator ended its part-time partners program (Ryan Mac/BuzzFeed)

November 17, 2017

Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed: Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator; source says Thiel did not rejoin YC after the startup accelerator ended its part-time partners program  —  Billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to an edited company blog post. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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YouTube takes down Toy Freaks, a kid-focused channel that had over 8.5M subscribers, as it tightens enforcement of child endangerment policies (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

November 17, 2017

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: YouTube takes down Toy Freaks, a kid-focused channel that had over 8.5M subscribers, as it tightens enforcement of child endangerment policies  —  Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Tim Berners-Lee on the Future of the Web: ‘The System is Failing’

Olivia Solon, writing for The Guardian: The inventor of the world wide web always maintained his creation was a reflection of humanity — the good, the bad and the ugly. But Berners-Lee’s vision for an “open platform that allows anyone to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographical boundaries” has been challenged by increasingly powerful digital gatekeepers whose algorithms can be weaponised by master manipulators. “I’m still an optimist,…

November 17, 2017
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German regulator bans children’s smartwatches that have SIM cards and one-way monitoring functions, saying they are unauthorized transmitters forbidden by law (DW.COM)

November 17, 2017

DW.COM: German regulator bans children’s smartwatches that have SIM cards and one-way monitoring functions, saying they are unauthorized transmitters forbidden by law  —  A German regulator has banned the sale of children’s smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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