Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction

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The Transportation Security Administration has set out an alarming vision of pervasive biometric surveillance at airports, which cuts against the right to privacy, the “right to travel,” and the right to anonymous association with others. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which included language that we warned would provide implied Congressional endorsement to biometric screening…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent – ProtonMail Blog

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Australia’s vague anti-encryption law sets a dangerous new precedent – ProtonMail Blog

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On Thursday, the Australian government and its Labor partners rammed a shockingly invasive anti-encryption law through Parliament, over the objections of experts, businesses, and civil rights groups. The Assistance and Access (A&A) law requires tech companies to help law enforcement agencies break into individuals’ encrypted data. Using secret warrants, the government can even compel a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Scripting API now in public beta!

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Scripting API now in public beta!

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Ever wish Minecraft had turn-based combat? Or that you could play chess in Minecraft? Or that I would stop opening these articles with rhetorical questions and just get to the point for once? All these things are possible, and so much more, now that scripting API is available in the Minecraft public beta! But what…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers pytorch/pytorch

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers pytorch/pytorch

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Table of Contents Highlights JIT Brand New Distributed Package C++ Frontend [API Unstable] Torch Hub Breaking Changes Additional New Features N-dimensional empty tensors New Operators New Distributions Sparse API Improvements Additions to existing Operators and Distributions Bug Fixes Serious Backwards Compatibility Correctness Error checking Miscellaneous Other Improvements Deprecations CPP Extensions Performance Documentation Improvements Highlights JIT…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The silent epidemic killing more people than HIV, malaria or TB

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Nuru was prepared for the worst when she went to get screened for HIV eight years ago. After caring for her mother in Uganda, who died as a result of the virus, Nuru moved to the United Kingdom to study, and decided to take her health into her own hands. “I was ready to be…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Wasmjit Blog – Nginx on Wasmjit

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Wasmjit Blog – Nginx on Wasmjit

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As of a few days ago, Wasmjit is able to run Nginx 1.15.3 in user space. This means you can use Wasmjit to run the same nginx.wasm on all POSIX systems. So far it’s been tested on Linux, OpenBSD, and macOS. It’s not a stripped down version of Nginx: it’s the whole thing, compiled straight…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Facial recognition: It’s time for action – Microsoft on the Issues

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Facial recognition: It’s time for action – Microsoft on the Issues

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In July, we shared our views about the need for government regulation and responsible industry measures to address advancing facial recognition technology. As we discussed, this technology brings important and even exciting societal benefits but also the potential for abuse. We noted the need for broader study and discussion of these issues. In the ensuing…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Can We Grow More Food on Less Land? We’ll Have To, a New Study Finds

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Can We Grow More Food on Less Land? We’ll Have To, a New Study Finds

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ImageHarvesting soybeans in Mato Grosso, Brazil.CreditCreditYasuyoshi Chiba/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesWant climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter.WASHINGTON — If the world hopes to make meaningful progress on climate change, it won’t be enough for cars and factories to get cleaner. Our cows and wheat fields will have to…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Repl.it Multiplayer

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Repl.it Multiplayer

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Today we’re announcing the most-significant evolution of our platform — something we’ve been building towards for a long time that we’re thrilled to share with you. Introducing Multiplayer: code with friends in the same editor, execute programs in the same interpreter, interact with the same terminal, chat in the IDE, edit files and share the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Tesla’s giant battery saved $40 million during its first year, report says

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Tesla’s giant battery saved $40 million during its first year, report says

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Neoen, the owner of the giant Tesla battery system in South Australia, released a new report for the first full year of operation and revealed that the energy storage system saved about $40 million over the last 12 months. Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia provide the same grid services as peaker plants, but cheaper, quicker, and with zero-emissions,…