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Post-Cody Wilson’s arrest, few know what’s up with his company or legal efforts

Ars Technica - 1 hour 4 min ago

Enlarge / At Defense Distributed's nondescript space among the North Austin business parks, it was business as usual on September 21, 2018. (credit: Nathan Mattise)

AUSTIN, Texas—On the surface, everything appears to be normal at Defense Distributed, the firearms company founded by 3D printed guns activist Cody Wilson. Employees have been reporting to work as usual. Sales of the Ghost Gunner and the related 3D-printed gun files on a USB stick continue. And the Defense Distributed team has been working to fulfill those just like any other week.

But of course, it hasn't been just any other week for the Austin company. On Wednesday, September 19, an arrest warrant was issued for Wilson related to his alleged sexual assault of an unnamed underage girl. And on Friday, September 21, Wilson was arrested in Taipei, Taiwan. He flew to the country roughly two weeks earlier, and the Austin Police Department said that Wilson had skipped his return flight to the US after they believe the man received a tip about the allegations.

So while business at Defense Distributed rolls along at the moment, the company founder likely faces criminal charges upon returning to his home city. And that means Wilson could be effectively out at Defense Distributed.

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Ecuador wanted to make Julian Assange a diplomat and send him to Moscow

Ars Technica - 1 hour 50 min ago

Enlarge / Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, gestures from the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London. (credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Last year, Ecuador attempted to deputize WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as one of its own diplomats and send him to Russia, according to a Friday report by Reuters.

Citing an "Ecuadorian government document," which the news agency did not publish, Assange apparently was briefly granted a "special designation" to act as one of its diplomats, a privilege normally granted to the president for political allies. However, that status was then withdrawn when the United Kingdom objected.

The Associated Press reported earlier in the week that newly-leaked documents showed that Assange sought a Russian visa back in 2010. WikiLeaks has vehemently denied that Assange did so.

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Newly discovered letter by Galileo resolves puzzling historical mystery

Ars Technica - 2 hours 1 min ago

Enlarge / The original letter in which Galileo argued against the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. (credit: Royal Society)

Renowned astronomer Galileo has been lauded for centuries for his courageous principled stance against the Catholic Church. He argued in favor of the Earth moving around the Sun, rather than vice versa, in direct contradiction to church teachings at the time. But a long-lost letter has been discovered at the Royal Society in London indicating that Galileo tried to soften his initial claims to avoid the church's wrath.

In August, Salvatore Ricciardo, a postdoc in science history at the University of Bergamon in Italy, visited London, searching various British libraries for any handwritten comments on Galileo's works. He was idly flipping through a catalogue at the Royal Society when he came across the letter Galileo wrote to a friend in 1613, outlining his arguments. According to Nature, which first reported the unexpected find, the letter "provides the strongest evidence yet that, at the start of his battle with the religious authorities, Galileo actively engaged in damage control and tried to spread a toned-down version of his claims."

“I thought, ‘I can’t believe that I have discovered the letter that virtually all Galileo scholars thought to be hopelessly lost,’” Ricciardo told Nature. “It seemed even more incredible because the letter was not in an obscure library, but in the Royal Society library.”

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iPhone XS vs. sidewalk: Did it survive our drop test? - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 35 min ago
We dropped a brand-new gold iPhone XS onto the sidewalk four times to find out how durable the glass is on both sides.

Virus screener goes down, Intel patches more chips, Pegasus government spying code spreads across globe

The Register - 3 hours 34 min ago
Plus: Gov pay sites take a dive, and more

Roundup When we weren't dealing with malware bricked-breweries, poorly-wiped servers or litigious vendors, we had a number of other security headaches to keep busy with.…

Telltale Games officially shutting down, only a skeleton crew remains - CNET

cNET.com - News - 5 hours 20 min ago
Famous for an excellent video game adaptation of The Walking Dead, the studio is now a shambling zombie itself.

US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials

The Register - 13 hours 24 min ago
Federal price cap will undercut existing agreements, says just about every big city in America

A plan to impose a federal price cap and one-size-fits-all model for the rollout of next-generation mobile networks has been met with fury by US cities.…

Enter to win* swag from your favorite antihero! - CNET

cNET.com - News - 14 hours 3 min ago
One lucky follower will win some awesome Deadpool swag, including a copy of Deadpool autographed by TJ Miller and more! This giveaway ends Sept. 23, 2018.

Code-cracking WW2 Bombe operation recreated at Bletchley

BBC Technology News - 14 hours 10 min ago
Modern day codebreakers have used wartime methods to read messages scrambled by an Enigma machine.

Fat chance: Cholesterol leads boffins to discover world's oldest animal fossil – 558m years old

The Register - 14 hours 28 min ago
We've all got a little, er, Richardinsonia in our animal family tree, it appears

Video A fossil of the earliest known animal on Earth has been discovered in cliffs along the White Sea on the northwest coast of Russia.…

Sexy Handmaid's Tale costume gets pulled because duh - CNET

cNET.com - News - 14 hours 47 min ago
A retailer pulls the costume after online backlash.

Toyota to finally support Android Auto, report says - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 15 hours 11 min ago
Toyota is one of a handful of automakers that only supports Apple CarPlay for now.

Join our Apple Core Sweepstakes to win* a brand-new phone! - CNET

cNET.com - News - 15 hours 35 min ago
We joined forces with Speck to give away one iPhone XS Max and one iPhone XS, both unlocked and with three cases each. This sweepstakes ends Oct. 7, 2018.

Maniac on Netflix: Jonah Hill and Emma Stone get weird, and it works - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 21, 2018 - 10:53pm
Review: Stone and Hill question what's real in this madly stylish, crazy fun sort-of sci-fi.

Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - September 21, 2018 - 10:51pm
Larger screen, new watch faces, the promise of serious heart-rate tech -- but don't stray from the charger for more than a day. Here's our Series 4 experience so far.

Twitter: Don't panic, but we may have leaked your DMs to rando devs

The Register - September 21, 2018 - 10:45pm
Internet outrage mobile insists year-long API bug would have been super-hard to exploit

Twitter is in full damage control mode after disclosing that it may have inappropriately exposed some unlucky twits' private tweets and direct messages to strangers.…

Red Hydrogen One looks badass in titanium, just like a Terminator should - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 21, 2018 - 10:43pm
Hopefully it wasn't sent from the future to find Sarah Connor.

Google experiments are turning Daydream into a big-boy VR headset - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 21, 2018 - 10:25pm
Every Android app could potentially come to VR, plus reach-out-and-touch controls and see-through superpowers.

Trump OKs 'offensive cyber operations' as deterrent against US rivals - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 21, 2018 - 10:23pm
There'll be consequences if foreign adversaries launch cyberattacks against the US, the White House says.

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