CSS Is Now So Overpowered It Can Deanonymize Facebook Users

An anonymous reader writes: Some of the recent additions to the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) web standard are so powerful that a security researcher has abused them to deanonymize visitors to a demo site and reveal their Facebook usernames, avatars, and if they liked a particular web page of Facebook. Information leaked via this attack could aid some advertisers linking IP addresses or advertising profiles to real-life persons, posing a…

June 2, 2018
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Woman Looking At Apple Watch Found Guilty of Distracted Driving

Ontario law defines distracted driving as “holding or using a handheld wireless communication device” — and a judge just fined Victoria Ambrose $400 for checking her Apple Watch while waiting at a stoplight. Long-time Slashdot reader innocent_white_lamb quotes the National Post: Even with its miniaturization and trendy technology, an Apple Watch is no safer “than a cellphone taped to someone’s wrist,” said a justice of the peace, while convicting a…

June 2, 2018
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Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Uber’s business in the country is “over” and that authorities will take necessary action against the firm (Cagan Koc/Bloomberg)

June 2, 2018

Cagan Koc / Bloomberg: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Uber’s business in the country is “over” and that authorities will take necessary action against the firm  —  – Uber started in Istanbul’s $1.5 billion taxi market in 2014  — San Francisco-based firm has come under fire from local taxis Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Cyber is Cyber is Cyber

If you’re in the business of safeguarding data and the systems that process it, what do you call your profession? Are you in cybersecurity? Information security? Computer security, perhaps? The words we use, and the way in which the meaning we assign to them evolves, reflects the reality behind our language. If we examine the factors that influence our desire to use one security title over the other, we’ll better understand…

June 2, 2018
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MIT Issued Blockchain Diplomas, But Doesn’t Know If Employers Actually Use Them

dcblogs writes: Last summer, MIT ran a pilot program creating verifiable, tamper-proof “digital diplomas” for a small number of graduates. But they don’t know how the pilot turned out, and there’s a lot of experimentation underway. Eventually, all your credentials — resume, employment history, occupational licenses, diplomas — may be in a blockchain. The use of blockchain enabled digital credentials is growing. This could speed employment verification, and make lying…

June 2, 2018
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‘Why I’m Switching From Chrome To Firefox and You Should Too’

An anonymous reader quotes an associate technology editor at Fast Company’s Co.Design: While the amount of data about me may not have caused harm in my life yet — as far as I know — I don’t want to be the victim of monopolistic internet oligarchs as they continue to cash in on surveillance-based business models. What’s a concerned citizen of the internet to do? Here’s one no-brainer: Stop using…

June 2, 2018
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NASA Wants 40 Social Media Users To Attend SpaceX’s Next Launch

An anonymous reader quotes NASA.gov: Social media users are invited to register to attend the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This launch, currently targeted for late June, will be the next commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station… A maximum of 40 social media users will be selected…

June 2, 2018
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Atari Launches Linux Gaming Box Starting at $199

An anonymous reader quotes Linux.com: Attempts to establish Linux as a gaming platform have failed time and time again, with Valve’s SteamOS being the latest high-profile casualty. Yet, Linux has emerged as a significant platform in the much smaller niche of retro gaming, especially on the Raspberry Pi. Atari has now re-emerged from the fog of gaming history with an Ubuntu-based Atari VCS gaming and media streaming console aimed at…

June 2, 2018
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Emacs 26.1 Released With New Features

There’s a new version of the 42-year-old libre text editor with over 2,000 built-in commands, reports LWN.net: Highlights include a built-in Lisp threading mechanism that provides some concurrency, double buffering when running under X, a redesigned flymake mode, 24-bit color support in text mode, and a systemd [user] unit file. The Free Software Foundation has released a 10,653-word description of all the new features in Emacs 26.1. Here’s a couple…

June 2, 2018
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Leaked 30-second video of macOS 10.14 shows Apple News app for Mac, a dark mode, and Xcode 10 (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)

June 2, 2018

Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Leaked 30-second video of macOS 10.14 shows Apple News app for Mac, a dark mode, and Xcode 10  —  Developer Steve Troughton Smith today tweeted photos of macOS 10.14 with some very juicy details about Apple’s upcoming operating system.  The OS is very clearly sporting a fresh new dark theme … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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