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.
The debut of Windows 10's Sets feature is the latest example of the tech industry asking us to be guinea pigs.
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.
The software engages in proactive detection and could alert authorities about problems before users report them.
Move over, John Travolta. A Star Wars Death Star disco ball is burning up the dance floor.
Computers not so much.
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.
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.…
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.…
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.…
UPDATED: The latest version of macOS includes a mindlessly simple, one-step way to take over any Mac.
The previously undisclosed 37-page letter, penned by a former Uber security team member, bolster's Waymo's claims that Uber stole trade secrets.
You may soon be able to get your car washed on site or have your groceries delivered to your trunk using an app.
California test aims to add on-demand app services like remote car washes and grocery delivery.
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.…
Yale's $169 Assure Lock SL is a sleek and slim touchscreen deadbolt. A $50 network module adds smart home integration.
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.
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.
If you are booking for a group, you can now split the payment.
Rian Johnson answers fan questions on Twitter, and reveals that Porgs are real Hollywood divas and the Millennium Falcon has seat belts.