GCC 8.1 Compiler Introduces Initial C++20 Support

“Are you tired of your existing compilers? Want fresh new language features and better optimizations?” asks an announcement on the GCC mailing list touting “a major release containing substantial new functionality not available in GCC 7.x or previous GCC releases.” An anonymous reader writes: GNU has released the GCC 8.1 compiler with initial support for the C++20 (C++2A) revision of C++ currently under development. This annual update to the GNU…

May 5, 2018
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NYC comptroller’s report: Airbnb is responsible for ~10% of citywide rental increases between 2009-2016; Airbnb says not true as hosts are mostly sharing homes (Dara Kerr/CNET)

May 5, 2018

Dara Kerr / CNET: NYC comptroller’s report: Airbnb is responsible for ~10% of citywide rental increases between 2009-2016; Airbnb says not true as hosts are mostly sharing homes  —  New York City officials say rising rents across the city are partially Airbnb’s fault.  —  The city’s comptroller, Scott Stringer … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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‘Biohacker’ Who Injected Himself With DIY Herpes Treatment Found Dead

Long-time Slashdot reader Okian Warrior quotes Live Science: The CEO of a biomedical startup who sparked controversy when he injected himself with an untested herpes treatment in front of a live audience in February has died, according to an email sent to Live Science. Aaron Traywick, the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, was found dead at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday (April 29) in a spa room in Washington, D.C., according…

May 5, 2018
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New California Ballot Measure Demands Groundbreaking Privacy Rights

Supporters gathered 625,000 signatures to put the “California Consumer Privacy Act” on the ballot in November — far exceeding the 365,880 signatures needed to qualify. The Mercury News reports: The proposed initiative aims to allow consumers to see what personal information companies are collecting about them and ask the companies to stop selling that information, and also seeks to hold businesses accountable for data breaches. “Today is a major step…

May 5, 2018
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Tens of Thousands of Malicious Apps Use Facebook’s APIs

Slashdot reader lod123 quotes ThreatPost: At least 25,936 malicious apps are currently using one of Facebook’s APIs, such as a login API or messaging API. These allow apps to access a range of information from Facebook profiles, like name, location and email address. Trustlook discovered the malicious apps using a formula, which created a risk score for apps based on more than 80 pieces of information for each app, including…

May 5, 2018
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Email management service Unroll.me will stop serving EU users and delete all EU user accounts by May 24 as it’s unable to comply with EU’s GDPR (Natasha Lomas/TechCrunch)

May 5, 2018

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Email management service Unroll.me will stop serving EU users and delete all EU user accounts by May 24 as it’s unable to comply with EU’s GDPR  —  Put on your best unsurprised face: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ‘email management’ services … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Pandora Stock Surges 25% After User Data-Based Marketing Push

An anonymous reader writes: Pandora’s stock had its best day ever on Wall Street, rising more than 25% after reporting their subscription and other revenue had surged 61.3 percent to $104.7 million. Previous users have apparently been lured back with targeted marketing touting a new service that lets users briefly play their favorite songs on demand if they’ll watch a short ad. “Pandora said it ended the quarter with 5.63…

May 5, 2018
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NASA Launches a New Mission To Mars

“This is a big day. We’re going back to Mars,” said one NASA official, presiding over this morning’s launch of the first Mars surface craft to lift off since 2011. CNN reports: The Atlas V 401 rocket also carried two suitcase-size spacecraft, designed to orbit Mars, as it blasted into the dark and cloudy sky, which turned bright gold for seconds as the rocket ascended in a plume of smoke……

May 5, 2018
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