Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Facebook Hackers Compromised 30 Million Accounts

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Facebook Hackers Compromised 30 Million Accounts

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After two weeks of investigation, Facebook announced additional details on Friday of how attackers carried out a massive breach of the social network that compromised accounts for tens of millions of users. The company downgraded its estimate of how many users had their access tokens stolen from an original estimate of at least 50 million…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—And How Badly

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Check If Your Facebook Account Got Hacked—And How Badly

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Halie Chavez; Martin Barraud/Getty ImagesHalie Chavez; Martin Barraud/Getty ImagesAt the end of last month, Facebook made a bombshell disclosure: As many as 90 million of its users may have had their so-called access tokens—which keep you logged into your account, so you don’t have to sign in every time—stolen by hackers. Friday, the company put…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Dietary Supplements Can Contain Viagra, Steroids, or Worse

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Dietary Supplements Can Contain Viagra, Steroids, or Worse

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You know those sexual enhancement dietary supplements for sale at gas stations and markets across the country? Beware, they might actually be viagra. Or steroids. Or an antidepressant. Many supposed dietary supplements for weight loss, erectile dysfunction, and muscle building may contain actual pharmaceuticals—but you likely have no way of knowing what’s in them.Between 2007…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Epic Games Sues YouTuber ‘Golden Modz’ Over ‘Magical’ Fortnite Powers – TorrentFreak

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Epic Games Sues YouTuber ‘Golden Modz’ Over ‘Magical’ Fortnite Powers – TorrentFreak

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With more than 1.7 million subscribers, ‘Golden Modz’ ranks among the more popular gaming YouTubers. In his videos, he often showcases GTA 5 and Fortnite cheats, referring to them as ‘magical powers,’ which are sold on a linked website. This type of magic is not what Epic Games wants to see and this week they…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers This Is The Real Reason We Haven’t Directly Detected Dark Matter

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers This Is The Real Reason We Haven’t Directly Detected Dark Matter

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Physicists assemble the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) detector, which was one of the world’s most sensitive searches for the direct detection of dark matter particles. When in place inside the Homestake mine, the liquid-xenon-filled capsule hoped to detect three or four particles of dark matter a year. It wound up detecting zero. (John B. Carnett/Bonnier…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Lab-Grown Human Retinas Illuminate How Eyes Develop Color Vision

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Lab-Grown Human Retinas Illuminate How Eyes Develop Color Vision

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Sight begins when light bounces off surfaces and enters our eyes. The muscles of our pupils control how much light passes through, and the clear cornea and lens bend the light and focus it onto the retina, a thin strip of tissue covered in millions of light-sensitive neurons, or photoreceptors. These nerve cells, named for…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Is Chronic Anxiety a Learning Disorder?

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Is Chronic Anxiety a Learning Disorder?

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Lisa Barlow, whose name I have changed to protect her privacy, is at her kitchen table in Washington DC when she realizes that each Sunday, fifteen passenger trains depart for New Haven, CT. She’s a successful copy editor and has a meeting in New Haven early Monday morning. She has no plans Sunday, so doesn’t…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | What developers say Apple needs to do to make the Apple TV a gaming console

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | What developers say Apple needs to do to make the Apple TV a gaming console

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tvOS — Despite strong hardware and infrastructure for games, it remains niche at best. Samuel Axon – Oct 13, 2018 5:26 pm UTC Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K and remote.Samuel AxonAs we observed in our review last year, the Apple TV 4K has so much potential for gaming. Its hardware is actually pretty powerful…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | In a shocking move, Netflix cancels Marvel’s Iron Fist after two seasons

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | In a shocking move, Netflix cancels Marvel’s Iron Fist after two seasons

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Knockout punch — After a much-improved second season, the series was poised for a strong season 3 Jennifer Ouellette – Oct 13, 2018 3:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Danny Rand (Finn Jones), aka the Immortal Iron Fist, will not be fighting evil on Netflix anymore.NetflixWe here at Ars were quite pleased with the vastly improved…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

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Aurich / GettyInternet Relay Chat (IRC) turned 30 this August. The venerable text-only chat system was first developed in 1988 by a Finnish computer scientist named Jarkko Oikarinen. Oikarinen couldn’t have known at the time just how his creation would affect the lives of people around the world, but it became one of the key…