Sources: since 2015, the NSA has lost several hundred hackers, engineers, and data scientists, due to low pay, slumping morale, and an unpopular reorganization (Washington Post)

January 3, 2018

Washington Post: Sources: since 2015, the NSA has lost several hundred hackers, engineers, and data scientists, due to low pay, slumping morale, and an unpopular reorganization  —  The National Security Agency is losing its top talent at a worrisome rate as highly skilled personnel, some disillusioned … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Intel says flaw in its CPU chips isn’t limited to just its own products, the exploits cannot corrupt or modify data, issue was meant to be disclosed next week (Ina Fried/Axios)

January 3, 2018

Ina Fried / Axios: Intel says flaw in its CPU chips isn’t limited to just its own products, the exploits cannot corrupt or modify data, issue was meant to be disclosed next week  —  A soon-to-be-disclosed and massive chip flaw affects more than just Intel chips, according to both sources familiar with the issue and Intel itself. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Intel’s memory access design flaw was partially addressed by Apple in macOS 10.13.2, released Dec. 6, with additional tweaks in next update, currently in beta (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

January 3, 2018

Juli Clover / MacRumors: Intel’s memory access design flaw was partially addressed by Apple in macOS 10.13.2, released Dec. 6, with additional tweaks in next update, currently in beta  —  A serious design flaw and security vulnerability discovered in Intel CPUs has reportedly already been partially addressed by Apple … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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New Met Police Policy Worries Road Haulage Transport Interests

UK – There has been a press backlash over the past few days regarding the Metropolitan Police Service decision to not investigate some crimes which they deem to be not worthy of their time and resources. Now the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has pointed out the potential effect to transport companies which are victims of 'lower-level, higher volume' crimes such as vandalism, vehicle crime and fuel theft which the new…

January 3, 2018
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AI: Shippers’ edge in mitigating higher rates

Companies are trying to harness artificial intelligence to tackle a variety of vexing industry problems, especially supply chain visibility. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Electronic logging devices, blockchain software, cyber security, application programming interfaces, and cloud computing — all are flooding into a logistics and transportation business where email, if not the fax machine,… Source: http://www.joc.com

January 3, 2018
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Dating Website eHarmony’s Ad Banned For Claiming Service Is ‘Scientifically Proven’

A dating website’s claim that it used a “scientifically proven matching system” to pair up those looking for love, has been banned. From a report: An advert for eHarmony on the London Underground in July read: “It’s time science had a go at love.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) called the claim “misleading.” The online matchmaker said while it “respectfully disagrees” with the ruling, it will make its advertising “as…

January 3, 2018
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