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Influential Valley gadfly and Intel 8051 architect John Wharton has died

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 2:34pm
He was there when Bill Gates tried to carve up tech

Obit We're sorry to bring news that John Wharton, a popular and influential figure in Silicon Valley, died last week.…

T-Mobile Black Friday deals are live: Free iPhones, LG and Samsung Galaxy phones - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 2:30pm
The catch? You'll have to open up a new line and trade in an eligible device.

Google halts glucose-sensing contact lens project

BBC Technology News - November 19, 2018 - 2:22pm
The contact lens was designed to help people with diabetes monitor their glucose levels

Vision Direct hack puts customers' money at risk

BBC Technology News - November 19, 2018 - 2:21pm
Contact lens retailer says more than 16,000 customers' were at risk of data theft.

Apple's Tim Cook says regulation of Silicon Valley is 'inevitable' - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 2:14pm
The head of the world's biggest publicly traded company may not be a fan of regulation, but he says the tide is turning for the tech world.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2.7L Turbo first drive review: A better base offering - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - November 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
The Silverado’s new turbo four will make you forget about the V6.

Scumbags cram Make-A-Wish website with coin-mining malware

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
Do they accept Monero in Hell?

One or more completely feckless scumbags have loaded the Make-A-Wish foundation's international website with crypto-mining malware scripts.…

Windows 10 1809 big iCloud problem: We're working on fix, say Microsoft, Apple

ZDnet Blogs - November 19, 2018 - 1:52pm
Microsoft blocks the Windows 10 October update for iCloud users, while incompatibility problems also hit F5 Network's VPN.
Categories: Opinion

Tim Cook defends using Google as primary search engine on Apple devices

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 1:40pm

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on as the new iPhone X goes on sale at an Apple Store on November 3, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In an interview with Axios on HBO, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the decision to use Google as the default search engine on Apple products. This decision has baffled some, considering Google's business model of making money off of users' data—something Apple has spoken out against numerous times.

"I think their search engine is the best," Cook said in the interview. He followed up by diving into privacy features Apple has implemented in its Safari browser.

"Look at what we've done with the controls we've built in," Cook stated. "We have private Web browsing. We have an intelligent tracker prevention. What we've tried to do is come up with ways to help our users through their course of the day. It's not a perfect thing. I'd be the very first person to say that. But it goes a long way to helping."

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Finally a platform for train puns: IBM Halt station derailed

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 1:32pm
Halt – who goes there? No one, from now on

As if its financial woes weren't bad enough, IBM is suffering the further indignity of having a Scottish rail operator halting services to a station named after everyone's favourite mainframe maker.…

Ajit Pai isn’t saying whether ISPs deliver the broadband speeds you pay for

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 1:30pm

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with his oversized coffee mug in November 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)

Nearly two years have passed since the Federal Communications Commission reported on whether broadband customers are getting the Internet speeds they pay for.

In 2011, the Obama-era FCC began measuring broadband speeds in nearly 7,000 consumer homes as part of the then-new Measuring Broadband America program. Each year from 2011 to 2016, the FCC released an annual report comparing the actual speeds customers received to the advertised speeds customers were promised by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T, and other large ISPs.

But the FCC hasn't released any new Measuring Broadband America reports since Republican Ajit Pai became the commission chairman in January 2017. Pai's first year as chair was the first time the FCC failed to issue a new Measuring Broadband America report since the program started—though the FCC could release a new report before his second year as chair is complete.

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The Boring Company's First Tunnel Is All Dug Up

Slashdot - November 19, 2018 - 1:15pm
Categories: Geek, Opinion

Spyro's missing subtitles anger gamers

BBC Technology News - November 19, 2018 - 1:11pm
Deaf gamers have urged developers to patch the magic dragon and add subtitles to the Spyro games.

Congrats to Debbie Crosbie: New CEO at IT meltdown bank TSB has unenviable task ahead

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 12:57pm
I've heard so much about the team, she burbles. Yes, us too

TSB has named Debbie Crosbie as the chief exec to clear up its tech mess and persuade customers they can still trust the meltdown bank.…

Convicted tax fraudster sues CNBC for defamation, says he’s not a “hacker”

Ars Technica - November 19, 2018 - 12:45pm

Enlarge / An actor playing a simulated Daniel Rigmaiden in American Greed. (credit: NBCUniversal)

Daniel Rigmaiden wants the world to know that, while CNBC's American Greed television show may have portrayed him more than two years ago as a "hacker," a "recluse," and more, he is none of those things.

Earlier this year, Rigmaiden sued NBCUniversal, CNBC's parent company, and an Arizona Republic journalist shown in that episode, accusing them all of defamation.

Rigmaiden wants unspecified damages and also a permanent injunction that would stop further distribution of the episode, which is currently available on Amazon Video for $2.99.

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Azure, Office 365 go super-secure: Multi-factor auth borked in Europe, Asia, USA

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 12:26pm
Microsoft's cloudy service finds Mondays just as hard as the rest of us

Updated Happy Monday, everyone! Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is struggling, meaning that some users with the functionality enabled are now super secure. And, er, locked out.…

Black Friday 2018: Roadshow's guide to the best Amazon deals for your car - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 11:49am
Bypass the lines this week and check out Roadshow's picks of the best Amazon deals your car and garage

Black Friday 2018: The best deals on Amazon for your car and garage - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 11:42am
Why wait until actual Black Friday, start saving on stuff for your car or your garage right now.

Prepare for the battle against cybercrime at SANS London 2019

The Register - November 19, 2018 - 11:21am
Discover the latest attacks, learn the best defence tactics

Promo No matter how sophisticated your security precautions are, you can never assume your computer systems are impenetrable. Only the most alert and highly skilled defenders can fight off determined cybercriminals who know how to circumvent today’s advanced security and monitoring tools.…

Black Friday 2018: The best PS4 console, game deals - CNET

cNET.com - News - November 19, 2018 - 11:11am
Looking for that Spider-Man PS4 bundle? There are still some swinging out in the wild, if you know where to look.

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