Lawmakers Continue Fighting For Net Neutrality in the US Senate, Courts, and States

Here’s the latest developments in the ongoing fight over net neutrality rules: CNET reports that Democrats in the Senate “have been pushing to use the Congressional Review Act to roll back the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules. They’ve gotten the support of 50 senators for the measure, including one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine. Sen. John Kennedy from Louisiana , who’s been undecided in his support of the CRA…

March 10, 2018
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Google Maps Apps Add ‘Mario Kart’ Feature

An anonymous reader quotes WLWT News: Starting Saturday, “Mario Time” will be available on the Google Maps app for iOS and Android, letting you drive around town with Mario as your guide, cruising the app in a go-kart similar to the iconic “Mario Kart” video game. When users launch the latest version of the app, the feature is activated by tapping a “?” beside the start button normally used to…

March 10, 2018
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Massive DDOS Attacks Are Now Targeting Google, Amazon, and the NRA

PC Magazine reports: A new way to amplify DDoS attacks has been spotted harassing Google, Amazon, Pornhub and even the National Rifle Association’s main website after striking Github last week. The attacks, which exploit vulnerable “memcached servers,” have been trying to hose down scores of new targets with a flood of internet traffic, according to Chinese security firm Qihoo 360… Github was the first high-profile victim and suffered a 1.35…

March 10, 2018
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FBI arrests CEO of Phantom Secure, which customized BlackBerrys for criminals by removing mic and camera, routing encrypted messages via overseas servers, more (Joseph Cox/Motherboard)

Joseph Cox / Motherboard: FBI arrests CEO of Phantom Secure, which customized BlackBerrys for criminals by removing mic and camera, routing encrypted messages via overseas servers, more  —  Phantom Secure is one of the most infamous companies in the secure phone industry.  Sources and court documents detail … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

March 10, 2018
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SgxSpectre Attack Can Extract Data From Intel SGX Enclaves

An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: A new variation of the Spectre attack has been revealed this week by six scientists from the Ohio State University. Named SgxSpectre, researchers say this attack can extract information from Intel SGX enclaves. Intel Software Guard eXtensions (SGX) is a feature of modern Intel processors that allow an application to create so-called enclaves. This enclave is a hardware-isolated section of the CPU’s processing memory where…

March 10, 2018
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Inside Operation Bayonet, the Dutch police sting and takeover of Hansa, once the largest dark web market in Europe, that netted data on ~420K drug traffickers (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

March 10, 2018

Andy Greenberg / Wired: Inside Operation Bayonet, the Dutch police sting and takeover of Hansa, once the largest dark web market in Europe, that netted data on ~420K drug traffickers  —  FOR ANYONE WHO has watched the last few years of cat-and-mouse games on the dark web’s black markets, the pattern is familiar … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Project Gutenberg Blocks German Users After Outrageous Court Ruling

Slashdot reader David Rothman writes: The oldest public domain publisher in the world, Project Gutenberg, has blocked German users after an outrageous legal ruling saying this American nonprofit must obey German copyright law… Imagine the technical issues for fragile, cash-strapped public domain organizations — worrying not only about updated databases covering all the world’s countries, but also applying the results to distribution. TeleRead carries two views on the German case…

March 10, 2018
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Elon Musk Changes ‘Boring Company’ Vision To Reward Cyclists and Pedestrians

“Remember Elon Musk’s plan to dig a massive web of traffic-beating tunnels underneath Los Angeles…?” asks CNN. “Now, that plan appears to be getting a huge makeover.” An anonymous reader quotes TechCrunch: While it will still focus on digging tunnels to provide a network of underground tubes suitable for use by high-speed Hyperloop pods, the plan now is to use that Hyperloop to transport pedestrians and cyclists first, and then…

March 10, 2018
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