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The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity 

A new report calls for safeguards to reduce the dangers posed by misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation.

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The 737 MAX Delay Is Just One of Boeing's Many Problems

Issues inside the company aren't limited to its commercial airliner business—even the space and defense divisions are suffering. 

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10 Best PHP URL Shortener Scripts

URLs are rarely short and sweet. They usually contain multiple keywords and are accompanied by extra parameters to help with the tracking of different campaigns or incoming traffic.

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How to Install WordPress

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

So you want a WordPress site?

in Smashing Magazine

Introducing Our New SmashingConf City Of Austin

We are so excited to be bringing SmashingConf to a new city this year.

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Loot Boxes Push Kids Into Gambling, Says England's NHS Mental Health Director

Claire Murdoch, mental health director of England's National Health Service (NHS), has reignited the loot box controversy with a report claiming they push young people into "under the radar" gambling.

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Ultrafast Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects, Phenomena

After developing the world's fastest camera a little over a year ago, Caltech's Lihong Wang decided that wasn't good enough and started working on an even faster device.

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Huge PS5 Leak Spills a Bunch of Info On Sony's Reveal Event

A PS5 leak posted on 4Chan, which was later reposted on Reddit, spills a bunch of information on the PlayStation 5 reveal event which is expected to take place in February.

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Instagram Drops IGTV Button Because Nobody Was Using It

Instagram is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its homepage because hardly anyone was using it.

"As we've continued to work on making it easier for people to create and discover IGTV con

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Feds Seize WeLeakInfo.com For Selling Access To Stolen Data

JustAnotherOldGuy shares a report from PC Magazine: The FBI has shut down a website that offered hackers easy access to 12 billion records stolen in thousands of data breaches.

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Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access To Detailed Medical Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Hospitals have granted Microsoft, IBM and Amazon the ability to access identifiable patient information under deals to crunch millions

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Frontier, an ISP In 29 States, Plans To File For Bankruptcy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Frontier Communications is planning to file for bankruptcy within two months, Bloomberg reported last week.

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China Reports More Than 200 Infections With New Coronavirus From Wuhan

The outbreak of a new virus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan last month appears to be far from over.

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People Can Be Identified By the Way They Dance

Might it be possible that someday in the near future, an official might get you to dance around a bit, in order to confirm that you're really you?

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China To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags and Straws

China, one of the world's biggest producers of plastic waste, is set to introduce a ban on all non-degradable plastic bags and single-use straws in major cities.

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The Official Kubuntu 'Focus' Linux Laptop Goes on Sale

You can buy an official Kubuntu laptop. Called "Focus". It is an absolutely powerhouse with top specs.

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Cash, Plastic or Hand? Amazon Envisions Paying With a Wave

Amazon wants to make your hand your credit card.

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Bruce Schneier: Banning Facial Recognition Isn't Enough

Bruce Schneier, writing at New York Times: Communities across the United States are starting to ban facial recognition technologies.

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Netflix Secures International Rights To Studio Ghibli Animated Films

The iconic animated features of Japan's Studio Ghibli will be available in territories outside the U.S., Canada and Japan on Netflix starting in February.

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Huawei Signs Maps Deal With TomTom

Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom said on Friday it had closed a deal with China's Huawei Technologies for the use of its maps and services in smartphone apps.

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Privacy Webcam Covers

I finally broke down and got Privacy Webcam Covers for my iMacs.

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Gjøvik House

This house! It’s called the Gjøvik House, situated an hour outside of Oslo, Norway and designed by Norm Architects. Stunning.

in Smashing Magazine

Recreating The Arduino Pushbutton Using SVG And

Today, I am going to take you through the journey of creating an HTML component that mimics a momentary pushbutton component that is commonly used with Arduino and in electronic projects.

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nooworks jumpsuits

Nooworks makes the *coolest* jumpsuits! I am a fan!

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Love Words

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” — Susan Sontag

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

The first and last time Mister Rogers sang “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” on TV. My heart!

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What Happens to Your Checked Luggage at the Airport

(via The Kid Should See This)

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Twitch Has Become a Haven For Live Sports Piracy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Twitch has been and remains home to illicit sports broadcasts; a late December boxing match attracted over 86,000 viewers -- some of whom spammed ASCII

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Mozilla Lays Off 70 As It Waits For New Products To Generate Revenue

According to TechCrunch, Mozilla has laid off about 70 employees today.

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Audible Settles Copyright Lawsuit With Publishers Over Audiobook Captions

After months of back and forth, Audible has settled in a copyright lawsuit with major publishers over its plan to introduce captions to their recordings, a proposal that the publishing houses argued w

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iPhones Can Now Be Used To Generate 2FA Security Keys For Google Accounts

Most modern iPhones running iOS 13 can now be used as a built-in phone security key for Google apps.

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FBI Arrests Man Suspected of Orchestrating Dozens of 'Swatting' Calls

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The U.S.

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Toyota Launches Kinto, a New Brand That Combines Car Sharing, Carpooling and Subscription-Based Leases, in Europe

Toyota wants to evolve from a car-maker to a mobility company.

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Navy Confirms It Has a Secret Classified Video of an Infamous UFO Incident, Says Releasing It Would Threaten National Security

The US Navy says it has classified documents and video related to a 2004 UFO encounter and releasing those materials would threaten national security.

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2019 Was Hotter Than Any Year in the 20th Century

The 2010s were the hottest decade ever measured on Earth, and 2019 was the second-hottest year ever measured, scientists at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today

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Mobile Phones Cause Tumors, Italian Court Rules, in Defiance of Evidence

An Italian court has ruled that prolonged use of mobile phones can cause head tumors despite scientists overwhelmingly agreeing there is no evidence to back this up.

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Low Power Mode for Mac Laptops: Making the Case Again

In light of this week's rumor that a Pro Mode -- which will supposedly boost performance on Macs with Catalina operating system -- may be coming, long time developer and Apple commentator Marco Arment

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Google is Working on Native Call Recording For the Phone App, Code Suggests

An anonymous reader shares a report: Google's Call Screening service has allowed you to record screened calls for quite some time, but many people have been asking for a native solution letting them s

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Microsoft Launches Chromium Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS

Microsoft today launched its new Edge browser based on Google's Chromium open source project.

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Europe Plans Law To Give All Phones Same Charger

On Monday, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) discussed the idea of introducing "binding measures" that would require chargers that fit all mobile phones and portable electronic devices.

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Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies At 81

Gary Starkweather, engineer and inventor of the first laser printer, died on December 26 at the age of 81. The New York Times reports: Mr.

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Bose Is Closing All of Its Retail Stores In North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia

Bose plans to close its entire retail store footprint in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.

in Smashing Magazine

The Mythical Mythical Man-Month

As a product leader at a tech company, I am a bottomless pit of need.

in Slashdot

How a Chunk of Human Brain Survived Intact For 2600 Years

sciencehabit quotes Science magazine:

Nearly 2600 years ago, a man was beheaded near modern-day York, U.K.

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A Quick Look At the Fight Against Encryption

b-dayyy shared this overview from the Linux Security site:

Strong encryption is imperative to securing sensitive data and protecting individuals' privacy online, yet governments around the world ref

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Astronomy Professor Challenges Study Suggesting Dark Energy Might Not Exist

Long-time Slashdot reader thomst quotes Phys.org:

The most direct and strongest evidence for the accelerating universe with dark energy is provided by the distance measurements using type Ia superno

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Bizarre 'Big Tech'/Matrix Cartoon Used to Mock San Francisco's Football Team

The social media team for a Minnesota football team playing against San Francisco's 49ers just incorporated "big tech" into its online trash talk, reports the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate site.

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Amazon Fires More Employees For Leaking Customer Data (Again)

Ring isn't the only place where Amazon employees have been fired for accessing user data.

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2019's Fastest Growing Programming Language Was C, Says TIOBE

Which programming language saw the biggest jump on TIOBE's index of language popularity over the last year?
Unlike last year -- it's not Python.

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17-Year-Old Discovers a New Planet On the Third Day of His NASA Internship

17-year-old Wolf Cukier made a big discovery on the third day of his internship at a NASA space flight center last summer.

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Linus Torvalds: Avoid Oracle's ZFS Kernel Code Until 'Litigious' Larry Signs Off

"Linux kernel head Linus Torvalds has warned engineers against adding a module for the ZFS filesystem that was designed by Sun Microsystems -- and now owned by Oracle -- due to licensing issues," repo

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A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Facebook Pages give public figures, businesses, and other entities a presence on Facebook that isn't tied to an individual profile.

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A Billion Medical Images Are Exposed Online, As Doctors Ignore Warnings

Insecure storage systems being used by hundreds of hospitals, medical offices and imaging centers are exposing over 1 billion medical images of patients across the world.

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Terry Cavanagh Releases Source Code For VVVVVV On GitHub

The source code for acclaimed 2D puzzle platformer VVVVVV has been released by creator Terry Cavanagh to celebrate the title's 10th anniversary.

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Some Aspects of Memory Get Better As We Age

An anonymous reader shares an opinion piece for The New York Times, written by neuroscientist Daniel J.

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CNN To Pay Largest Labor Fine In History For Firing Technicians

DesScorp writes: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down a ruling against CNN for firing video technicians illegally back in 2003.

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Killer Robots Reconsidered: Could AI Weapons Actually Save Lives?

"On the surface, who could disagree with quashing the idea of supposed killer robots?" writes Slashdot reader Lasrick.

"Dr.

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'Why I Finally Switched from Chrome to Firefox - and You Should Too'

In 2018 an associate technology editor at Fast Company's Co.Design wrote an article titled "Why I'm switching from Chrome to Firefox and you should too."

Today shanen shared a similar article from D

in NETTUTS

Secure Your Websites With GoGetSSL Certificates

Internet users these days expect to find the padlock symbol in their address bars whenever they visit a website.

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Where Is php.ini, the PHP Configuration File?

In this tutorial, we’re going to discuss php.ini—the main configuration file in PHP.