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Ajit Pai blames Cher and Hulk actor for ginning up net neutrality support

Ars Technica - November 29, 2017 - 12:30am

Enlarge / US singer and actress Cher poses on October 10, 2013 in Paris. (credit: Getty Images | AFP | Francois Guillot)

Internet users have made it clear to US telecom regulator Ajit Pai that his proposal to scrap net neutrality rules is unpopular with the masses. But with two weeks left before the Federal Communications Commission votes to eliminate net neutrality rules, Pai today blamed actress/singer Cher and other celebrities for boosting opposition to his plan.

In a speech hosted by conservative group R Street and the Lincoln Network, Pai also addressed criticism from MCU actor Mark Ruffalo, actress Alyssa Milano, former Star Trek actor George Takei, and Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani. Pai also claimed that Twitter and other Web companies pose a greater threat to Internet freedom than Internet service providers like Comcast.

Pai said:

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You may soon be testing Microsoft's next software - CNET - News - November 29, 2017 - 12:19am
The debut of Windows 10's Sets feature is the latest example of the tech industry asking us to be guinea pigs.

macOS bug lets you log in as admin with no password required

Ars Technica - November 29, 2017 - 12:05am

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Update 11/29/2017 9:47 AM California time: Apple patched the flaw on Wednesday morning. Installing the patch immediately is the best way for Mac users to protect themselves and supersedes any mitigation advice. What follows is the story as written before the patch was available.

In one of Apple's biggest security blunders in years, a bug in macOS High Sierra allows untrusted users to gain unfettered administrative control without any password.

The bypass works by putting the word "root" (without the quotes) in the user name field of a login window, moving the cursor into the password field, and then hitting enter button with the password field empty. With that—after a few tries in some cases—the latest version of Apple's operating system logs the user in with root privileges. Ars reporters were able to replicate the behavior multiple times on three Macs. The flaw isn't present on previous macOS versions.

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Facebook is using AI to scan your posts for suicidal thoughts - CNET - News - November 29, 2017 - 12:02am
The software engages in proactive detection and could alert authorities about problems before users report them.

Death Star disco ball boogies down with the Dark Side - CNET - News - November 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Move over, John Travolta. A Star Wars Death Star disco ball is burning up the dance floor.

Detachable tablets will be lit over the next 4 years - CNET - News - November 28, 2017 - 11:50pm
Computers not so much.

The world’s slowest, most boring bus simulator finally has a VR version

Ars Technica - November 28, 2017 - 11:50pm

Enlarge / All aboard the most boring VR bus ever. (credit: Gearbox/Dinosaur)

After roughly 22 years, one of the worst video games of all time, Desert Bus, finally has a sequel. In very good news for anybody who hears "notorious game's sequel" and flinches, this new take, dubbed Desert Bus VR, is now completely free to own for PC gamers, whether they own a virtual reality headset or not.

My "quick" test of the bizarre game, which launched on November 27, reveals something totally worth playing, if only to marvel at the fact that this weird, VR-minded sequel actually exists.

The original Desert Bus would have launched in the mid-'90s as a mini-game tucked into Penn & Teller: Smoke & Mirrors, a comedy-minded Sega CD game that never saw an official commercial launch. Years later, the finished game leaked as a download, which meant fans could finally see its many weird mini-games, including this dreadfully boring bus simulator. The latter has since been popularized by the Canadian comedy troupe Loading Ready Run, whose annual "Desert Bus For Hope" campaign raises charitable donations by live-streaming actual Desert Bus gameplay for hours on end.

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Federal police didn't delete all copies of journalist's metadata

The Register - November 28, 2017 - 11:36pm
Three finger erasure fail: didn't control, didn’t delete, may not 'alt collection of metadata

In April, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) apologetically promised it would destroy illegally-collected metadata about a journalist. It's now emerged that it botched the job, and didn't until shown the error of its ways.…

Judge stalls Uber trade-secret theft trial after learning upstart 'ran a trade-secret stealing op'

The Register - November 28, 2017 - 11:34pm
Cab-hailing app maker in Wayyyyyymo trouble

A judge today delayed the start of a trade-secret theft case against Uber – after evidence suggesting the upstart operated a secret trade-secret-stealing unit was revealed at the last minute.…

Russian rocket snafu may have just violently dismantled 19 satellites

The Register - November 28, 2017 - 11:09pm
Launch blunder not the best start for Putin's new spaceport

A Russian weather satellite and 18 micro-satellites are right now thought to be at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean after a Soyuz rocket carrying the birds malfunctioned shortly after launch.…

Stupid, stupid MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

ZDnet News - November 28, 2017 - 10:54pm
UPDATED: The latest version of macOS includes a mindlessly simple, one-step way to take over any Mac.

Judge delays Uber-Waymo trial, slams Uber for withholding evidence

ZDnet News - November 28, 2017 - 10:48pm
The previously undisclosed 37-page letter, penned by a former Uber security team member, bolster's Waymo's claims that Uber stole trade secrets.

Hyundai and Smartcar to trial connected car services - Roadshow - News - November 28, 2017 - 10:34pm
You may soon be able to get your car washed on site or have your groceries delivered to your trunk using an app.

Hyundai, Smartcar to build out Blue Link connected car services - Roadshow - News - November 28, 2017 - 10:32pm
California test aims to add on-demand app services like remote car washes and grocery delivery.

US intelligence blabs classified Linux VM to world via leaky S3 silo

The Register - November 28, 2017 - 10:25pm
Gigabytes of Army, NSA files found out in the open online

A classified toolkit for potentially accessing US military intelligence networks was left exposed to the public internet, for anyone to find, according to security researchers today.…

This Yale touchscreen deadbolt is the slimmest yet - CNET - News - November 28, 2017 - 10:24pm
Yale's $169 Assure Lock SL is a sleek and slim touchscreen deadbolt. A $50 network module adds smart home integration.

Researchers find oddities in high-profile gender studies

Ars Technica - November 28, 2017 - 10:00pm

Enlarge / Nicolas Guéguen may have something to say about Audrey Hepburn's dress in Funny Face, but is his research on solid ground? Two fellow researchers question that. (credit: Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Psychologist Nicolas Guéguen publishes studies that create irresistible headlines. His research investigating the effects of wearing high heels made it into Time: "Science Proves It: Men Really Do Find High Heels Sexier." The Atlantic has cited his finding that men consider women wearing red to be more attractive. Even The New York Times has covered his work.

Guéguen's large body of research is the kind of social psychology that demonstrates, and likely fuels, the Mars vs. Venus model of gender interactions. But it seems that at least some of his conclusions are resting on shaky ground. Since 2015, a pair of scientists, James Heathers and Nick Brown, has been looking closely at the results in Guéguen's work. What they've found raises a litany of questions about statistical and ethical problems. In some cases, the data is too perfectly regular or full of oddities, making it difficult to understand how it could have been generated by the experiment described by Guéguen.

Heathers and Brown have contacted the French Psychological Society (SFP) with the details of their concerns. After nearly two years of receiving unsatisfactory responses from Guéguen, the SFP stepped away from the problem, saying that there was nothing more it could do.

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Firefox challenges Apple with 4K-friendly video tech - CNET - News - November 28, 2017 - 9:56pm
You can now try AV1 video compression in a browser. Video files are at least 25 percent smaller than Apple's preferred format, Mozilla says.

Airbnb adds a feature to make traveling with friends easier - CNET - News - November 28, 2017 - 9:52pm
If you are booking for a group, you can now split the payment.

Porgs a 'nightmare' to work with, 'Last Jedi' director says - CNET - News - November 28, 2017 - 9:24pm
Rian Johnson answers fan questions on Twitter, and reveals that Porgs are real Hollywood divas and the Millennium Falcon has seat belts.

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