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CNET Pranked By Web Site's Fake 'All Out War' Hack During DEFCON

In a piece describing the paranoid vibe in Las Vegas during the DEFCON convention, CNET reported Friday that the Wet Republic web site "had two images vandalized" with digital graffiti.

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Unpaid Internships Lead To Lower-Paying Jobs, Study Finds

The Guardian reports:
Almost every graduate taking an unpaid internship can expect to be worse off three years later than if they had gone straight into work.

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Honolulu Targets 'Smartphone Zombies' With Crosswalk Ban

Templer421 shares news from Reuters:
A ban on pedestrians looking at mobile phones or texting while crossing the street will take effect in Hawaii's largest city in late October, as Honolulu becomes t

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Microsoft Further Pledges Linux Loyalty, Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

BrianFagioli quotes BetaNews: Today, Microsoft further pledges its loyalty to Linux and open source by becoming a platinum member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do With Old Coaxial Cable?

Long-time Slashdot reader Theaetetus writes:

I recently bought a house and the previous owner left some coax (mostly RG59) running between rooms for cable distribution.

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After Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Pledges Charging Stations Across The US

Here's how the Volkswagen emissions scandal ends in California -- and the rest of America.

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Will 'Smart Cities' Violate Our Privacy?

An anonymous reader quotes Computerworld's article on the implications of New York City's plan to blanket the city with "smart" kiosks offering ultrafast Wi-Fi.
The existence of smart-city implementat

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US Voting Machines Cracked In 90 Minutes At DEFCON

An anonymous reader quotes The Hill:
Hackers at at a competition in Las Vegas were able to successfully breach the software of U.S.

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Apple Pulls Anti-Censorship Apps from China's App Store

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune:Services helping Chinese users circumvent the "Great Firewall of China" have been pulled from Apple's Chinese App Store en masse.

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O'Reilly Media Asks: Is It Time To Build A New Internet?

An anonymous reader shares an article from O'Reilly Media's VP of content strategy:
It's high time to build the internet that we wanted all along: a network designed to respect privacy, a network desi

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HackerRank Tries To Calculate Which US States Have The Best Developers

An anonymous reader writes:
Palo Alto-based HackerRank, which offers online programmng challenges, "dug into our data of about 450,000 unique U.S.

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It Will Take Fedora More Releases To Switch Off Python 2

An anonymous reader quotes Phoronix:
Finalizing Fedora's switch from Python 2 to Python 3 by default is still going to take several more Fedora release cycles and should be done by the 2020 date when

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Petition Asks Adobe To Open-Source Flash To Preserve Internet History

An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer:
A petition is asking Adobe to release Flash into the hands of the open-source community.

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Should The Government Fix Slow Internet Access?

An anonymous reader quotes a story from Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight site about "the worst internet in America":
FiveThirtyEight analyzed every county's broadband usage using data from researchers at

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Introduction to Android Architecture Components

Android was introduced to the world back in 2005, and during those 12 years of existence the platform has achieved amazing success, becoming the most-installed mobile OS.

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Playful Architecture Photography

These playful architecture photos put the biggest smile on my face.

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Getting Started With Matter.js: The Composites and Composite Modules

In the third tutorial of the series, you learned about different methods and properties of

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How To Protect Your Users With The Privacy By Design Framework

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AT&T Loses Record Number of Traditional TV Subscribers In Q2, Drops 156,000 DirecTV Satellite Customers

According to Variety, AT&T's pay-TV business has lost a record 351,000 traditional video customers in the second quarter, with the internet-delivered DirecTV Now service failing to fully offset th

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Studio Schicketanz creates California home with glass and textured stone walls

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Friday Link Pack

Morning. RT @lad: This is the best video ever pic.twitter.com/7EBZwmm9Hw — Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) July 22, 2017 – This Twitter account is priceless.

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Swedish Rail Firm Approves Trainy McTrainface As Name Following Online Poll

Those disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship should find joy in the name of a new train in Sweden.

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Google To Replace SMS Codes With Mobile Prompts in 2-Step-Verification Procedure

Starting next week Google will overhaul its two-step verification (2SV) procedure and replace one-time codes sent via SMS with prompts shown on the user's smartphone.

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Working With the File System in Elixir

Working with the file system in Elixir does not really differ from doing so using other popular programming languages. There are three modules to solve this task: IO, File, and Path.

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How to Add CAPTCHAs to Android Apps

If you are developing an Android application that needs to interact with your back-end server, it is important that you take steps to defend it against bots—automated scripts that try to pass for

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Yours Truly on the Clever Podcast

Jaime Derringer (of DesignMilk) and Amy Devers, the charming forces behind the Clever Podcast interviewed me a few weeks ago and the episode just went live.

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Get Started With the WPCOM.js WordPress API

The new WPCOM.js library lets you harness the power of WordPress to build a free and easy-to-update back-end for your web or mobile apps.

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15 Best iOS App Templates of 2017

Building an app used to be the domain of hardcore developers
only, but with over 1,400 app templates for sale at CodeCanyon,
even

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Should You Use a PHP Framework? Five Pros and Cons

From routing HTTP requests to accessing the database and rendering the user interface, most web applications have a lot in common with each other.

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How to create a pattern library and why you should bother

Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately, a pattern library can help.

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World's Cheapest Energy Source Will Be Renewables Within Three Years

Morgan Stanley researchers predict renewable energy will become the world's cheapest form of power within three years.