Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Silicon Valley Should Fear Europe’s Competition Chief

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Silicon Valley Should Fear Europe’s Competition Chief

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Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, is surely the most feared person in Silicon Valley. She fined Apple $15 billion for tax avoidance. She brought forward multiple antitrust investigations against Google. Just before arriving in the US this week, she announced that she had started to take a keen interest in Amazon.I sat down…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Blasey Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony Tells a Tale of Two Internets

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Blasey Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony Tells a Tale of Two Internets

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Emily Waite/Blasey Ford by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty ImagesEmily Waite/Blasey Ford by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty ImagesAmerica watched Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testify before Congress today. The country listened as they relayed their accounts of what happened 35 years ago, when she says he sexually assaulted her at a house party, and he says…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Palmer Luckey Is Just Getting Started

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Palmer Luckey Is Just Getting Started

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WIRED ICONPeter Thiel, Cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, prominent libertarianNOMINATESPalmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus and AndurilPeter Thiel sometimes seems bored by mainstream tech. “You have as much computing power in your iPhone as was available at the time of the Apollo missions,” he said during a debate in 2013. “But what is it being used…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Introducing Workers KV

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Introducing Workers KV

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In 1864 British computer pioneer Charles Babbage described the first key-value store. It was meant to be part of his Analytical Engine. Sadly, the Analytical Engine, which would have been the first programmable computer, was never built. But Babbage lays out clearly the design for his key-value store in his autobiography. He imagined a read-only…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers LoJax: First UEFI rootkit found in the wild, courtesy of the Sednit group

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers LoJax: First UEFI rootkit found in the wild, courtesy of the Sednit group

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ESET researchers have shown that the Sednit operators used different components of the LoJax malware to target a few government organizations in the Balkans as well as in Central and Eastern Europe UEFI rootkits are widely viewed as extremely dangerous tools for implementing cyberattacks, as they are hard to detect and able to survive security…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Voting Machine Used in Half of U.S. Is Vulnerable to Attack, Report Finds

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Voting Machine Used in Half of U.S. Is Vulnerable to Attack, Report Finds

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Election machines used in more than half of U.S. states carry a flaw disclosed more than a decade ago that makes them vulnerable to a cyberattack, according to a report to be delivered Thursday on Capitol Hill. The issue was found in the widely used Model 650 high-speed ballot-counting machine made by Election Systems &…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers CppCon 2018: Kate Gregory “Simplicity: Not Just For Beginners”

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers CppCon 2018: Kate Gregory “Simplicity: Not Just For Beginners”

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Published on Sep 27, 2018http://CppCon.org—Presentation Slides, PDFs, Source Code and other presenter materials are available at: https://github.com/CppCon/CppCon2018—Many people say that simple code is better code, but fewer put it into practice. In this talk I’ll spend a little time on why simpler is better, and why we resist simplicity. Then I’ll provide some specific approaches…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Intel Tock-Ticks Chipsets Back to 22nm

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Intel Tock-Ticks Chipsets Back to 22nm

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We’ve confirmed through multiple sources that Intel is fabbing its new H310C chipset on its 22nm process. That means the chip-making giant has taken a step back to an older process for the H310C chipset as it struggles with its ongoing shortage of 14nm processors. Contrary to recent reports, our sources confirmed Intel manufactures these…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Porsche debuts new $800,000 racer inspired by the iconic 935 Le Mans car

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Porsche debuts new $800,000 racer inspired by the iconic 935 Le Mans car

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Moby dick 2.0 — Porsche will build 77 of the new cars, but where can they race? Jonathan M. Gitlin – Sep 28, 2018 2:44 pm UTC This is Porsche’s birthday present to the world, a new 935 race car. Porsche The car gets a distinctive whale tail rear, inspired by the 935/78 racer from…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization

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And now it’s all hidden beneath the trees. — Lidar images suggest connections between cities, but also large-scale warfare. Kiona N. Smith – Sep 28, 2018 2:36 pm UTC Enlarge / Mapping the Maya landscape21st Century FoxEarlier this year, a team of archaeologists announced the discovery of over 61,000 long-lost Maya roads, fortresses, drainage canals,…