Proposed Regulations Would Allow the Majority of US Homes To Be Bought and Sold Without Being Appraised by a Human

Federal regulators have proposed loosening real-estate appraisal requirements to enable a majority of U.S. homes to be bought and sold without being evaluated by a licensed human appraiser [the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. That potentially opens the door for cheaper, faster, but largely untested property valuations based on computer algorithms. From a report: The proposal was made earlier this month by the Office of the Comptroller of the…

December 2, 2018
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Alex Chesterman raises £30M for his next startup, Cazoo, a platform to buy or rent used cars; Chesterman sold Lovefilm for £200M and Zoopla for £2.2B before (insider.co.uk)

December 2, 2018

insider.co.uk: Alex Chesterman raises £30M for his next startup, Cazoo, a platform to buy or rent used cars; Chesterman sold Lovefilm for £200M and Zoopla for £2.2B before  —  Alex Chesterman made a windfall selling Lovefilm, the video rental company he co-founded, to retail giant Amazon Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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SKY Brasil Exposes 32 Million Customer Records

Independent security researcher Fabio Castro found data belonging to 32 million customers of SKY Brasil exposed online. “Using the advanced features of the Shodan search engine, he was able to discover multiple servers in Brazil running Elasticsearch that made information available without authentication,” reports BleepingComputer. “A cluster of servers called ‘digital-logs-prd’ attracted the researcher’s attention and with a simple command, he listed the indices available, one of them 429.1GB in…

December 2, 2018
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Dark Web Dealers Voluntarily Ban Deadly Fentanyl

Major dark web drug suppliers have started to voluntarily ban the synthetic opioid fentanyl because it is too dangerous. “They are ‘delisting’ the high-strength painkiller, effectively classifying it alongside mass-casualty firearms and explosives as commodities that are considered too high-risk to trade,” reports The Guardian. From the report: Vince O’Brien, one of the NCA’s leads on drugs, told the Observer that dark web marketplace operators appeared to have made a…

December 2, 2018
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Comprehensive Guide on Dymerge

December 2, 2018

Hello friends! This article is comprehensive guide on the Dymerge tool. This is a handy little tool that helps you manage all the dictionaries that you’ve created reading through our blog and using all the amazing tools we’ve written about. Table of Content What is Dymerge Installing and Launching Dymerge Standard Merge Fast Mode Removing Duplicates Reverse Listing Alphabetic and Numeric Sorting Defining Output Including Characters Compressing Output Introduction to…

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Intel Sues Ex-Engineer For Trying To Steal 3D XPoint Technology On His Way To Micron

Intel has filed a lawsuit last week against one of their former hardware engineers, alleging they tried to steal confidential chip blueprints to potentially pass on to Micron. “The lawsuit […] is the latest twist in the tale of Intel and Micron’s difficult partnership over 3D XPoint memory,” reports The Register. From the report: The legal complaint, aimed at former employee Doyle Rivers, alleges that having “secretly” accepted a position…

December 2, 2018
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Monarch Butterfly Populations In the West Are Down an Order of Magnitude

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: Far fewer [monarch butterflies] were heading south this year, and those that have arrived did so a month late, according to Xeres, a non-profit conservation group for invertebrates. One researcher said it was the fewest monarch butterflies in central California in 46 years. Surveyors at 97 sites found only 20,456 monarchs compared to 148,000 at the same sites last year, an 86%…

December 2, 2018
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Jailed ‘Iceman’ Hacker Now Charged With Drone-Smuggling Scheme Orchestrated From Prison

In 2010, Max Ray Butler received a 13-year prison sentence for “hacking” — at the time, the longest one ever — after stealing nearly 2 million credit cards and running up fraudulent charges over $86 million. But eight years into his sentence, he’s now being charged with commiting five more counts of wire fraud while still in prison, as well as possessing stolen credit card numbers and contraband in prison,…

December 2, 2018
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