Letters from Intel, Alphabet, and Apple to Congress say Intel didn’t disclose Spectre and Meltdown flaws to US cyber security officials before news leaked (Stephen Nellis/Reuters)

February 22, 2018

Stephen Nellis / Reuters: Letters from Intel, Alphabet, and Apple to Congress say Intel didn’t disclose Spectre and Meltdown flaws to US cyber security officials before news leaked  —  (Reuters) – Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Botched npm Update Crashes Linux Systems, Forces Users to Reinstall

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot. Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. — the buggy npm update. Users who installed this update —…

February 22, 2018
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Windows 10 tip: Search for any file by date

Finding the right file can be frustrating, especially if you have a large number of files in multiple subfolders. If you know approximately when that file was saved, though, you can narrow the search quickly. Source: http://www.zdnet.com

February 22, 2018
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Reefer container shortage to persist in 2018

Amid a strengthening global economy, reefer containers are in demand in 2018. Photo credit: SeaCube Container. The consensus among those in the reefer shipping sector is that a shortage of reefer containers continues to negatively impact the sector. A closer look at the problem, however, reveals some underlying causes as well… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 22, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for companies to embrace Europe’s new data guidelines

CIOs and other IT pros should not fear the new European data protection rules that are set to take effect on May 25—just a few months away. Sure, the European Union’s  new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has sparked a ton of work and challenges to tackle but, to torture the words of Samuel Johnson, nothing concentrates the mind like a good crisis.  And a challenge it has been, some…

February 22, 2018
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Taiwan To Ban Plastic Straws, Cups and Shopping Bags By 2030

An anonymous reader shares a report: Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. It is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme and charges for plastic bags. The island’s eco-drive has also extended to limiting the use of incense at…

February 22, 2018
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Angry Birds maker Rovio’s stock falls 50%+ to ~€5, well below €11.50 IPO price, after weak 2018 revenue guidance of €260-€300M vs. €336M analyst expectations (Reuters)

February 22, 2018

Reuters: Angry Birds maker Rovio’s stock falls 50%+ to ~€5, well below €11.50 IPO price, after weak 2018 revenue guidance of €260-€300M vs. €336M analyst expectations  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) – Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO.HE) warned that profitability … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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