Archive for October, 2019

Zuckerberg’s View of Speech on Facebook Is Stuck in 2004

October 31st, 2019
Facebook's flaws are apparent, but the CEO's reluctance to police speech shows he stills sees it as a place that connects people and makes the world a better place.  

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Your Brain Cleans Itself, This Jet Lands Itself, and More News

October 31st, 2019
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Capturing the Reality TV Drama of a Divided Congress

October 31st, 2019
As the House of Representatives voted to start an official impeachment inquiry, one photograph caught the excitement at its peak.

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32,000+ WiFi Routers Potentially Exposed to New Gafgyt Variant

October 31st, 2019
Researchers detect an updated Gafgyt variant that targets flaws in small office and home wireless routers from Zyxel, Huawei, and Realtek.

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Here’s what happens when you leave marijuana up your nose for 18 years

October 31st, 2019
Extreme closeup photograph of a man's nose.

Enlarge / The amazing human nose. (credit: Getty | Picture Alliance)

Nose pickers are often said to be digging for gold. But a 48-year-old Australian man needed an entirely different kind of nugget mined from his schnoz.

Doctors excavated from the man's right nasal cavity a 19mm×11mm rock-hard mass—the calcified remains of a small amount of marijuana he tried to smuggle into prison a startling 18 years earlier.

The man's nose stone—reported this month in the journal BMJ Case Reports—is a rare example of illicit drugs causing a rhinolith, which are rare on their own. Rhinoliths are stone-like concretions formed by the gradual buildup of salts around things not normally found in the nose. The term rhinolith comes from the Greek rhino (meaning nose) and lithos (meaning stone). They're estimated to show up in 1 out of 10,000 outpatient visits to an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

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Slow Retreat from Python 2 Threatens Code Security

October 31st, 2019
The end of life is near for Python 2, and there will be no rising from the grave this time. So why are some companies and developers risking a lack of security patches to stay with the old version of the programming language?

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Juice: A Longitudinal Study of an SEO Botnet

October 31st, 2019
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Meme Costumes Are Dead. Long Live the Meme Costume

October 31st, 2019
The trend should be over, bit it's still thriving. Why? Memes are mainstream pop culture now.

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Chinese Cyber Espionage Group Steals SMS Messages via Telco Networks

October 31st, 2019
APT41's new campaign is latest to highlight trend by Chinese threat groups to attack upstream service providers as a way to reach its intended targets, FireEye says.

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Unknown rogue device used to defraud Amazon account twice, bypassing all security features – device in question is completely invisible to both account holder and customer support – from /r/sysadmin

October 31st, 2019
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