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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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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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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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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‘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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