An anonymous reader writes:
A 44-year-old, Georgia-based programmer — who’d been working at Equifax since 2003 — has been sentenced to eight months of home confinement and a $50,000 fine for insider trading. Working as Equifax’s Production Development Manager of Software Engineering in August of 2017, he’d been asked to create a web site where customers could query a database to see if they...
An anonymous reader writes:
A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.
It travels 60,000 miles around our body providing energy and healing powers – so why is blood such a taboo?
I go running around a lake and brambles scratch me. The wounds should heal quickly on my legs, but they don’t, because I scratch the scratches, and I scratch and scratch. I have always been this brutal with healing injuries, but usually my skin healed them fine. Now that I am...
Our ancestors didn’t suffer from hay fever and food allergies were extremely rare even a few decades ago. What is causing the steep rise in their incidence now?
To anyone from Generation X or older, it often feels like food allergies are far more common today than in their youth. While they remember them being rare or nonexistent in their school days, their own children will have classmates...
Civic CEO Vinny Lingham spoke about his approach to cryptocurrency investment and how blockchain startups should get off the ground.
North Korean bitcoin theft, Fake FCC complaints, and more security news this week.
It’s no longer just valued in game stores and comics shops.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Sensitive information belonging to roughly 75,000 individuals was exposed after a government healthcare sign-up system got hacked, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday. The agency said that “anomalous system activity” was detected last week in the Direct Enrollment system, which Americans use to enroll in healthcare...
Their spin rate is so consistent that people who navigate spacecraft around our solar system use them as mile markers to know exactly where they are.
New console bundles, discounted wireless headsets, and a bunch of game sales are happening now.
Opinion: Despite YouTube’s crackdown, extremist groups are still exploiting other Google platforms.
The Microsoft cofounder never replicated his early success in business, but carved a path in research and philanthropy.
We may not all be wildly successful, wildly problematic YouTubers, but we all live inside (and contribute to) the system that created them.
It’s an engineering fix designed to make the vehicles more attractive to officials and regulators.
WhatsApp calling is not inflicting a significant blow to Vodacom’s voice calls.
Winamp, the world’s most famous media player, has released version 5.8 to make it compatible with today’s modern operating systems such as Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Bleeping Computer notes that there hasn’t been a new updates released since 2014, when Radionomy purchased Winamp from AOL. Some other new features include standalone audio player support, an auto-fullscreen option for videos,...
The midterm elections are 17 days away. Here is a collection of coverage from The New York Times and elsewhere on efforts to mislead voters on social media and the wider internet.
Conservative political apps deliver curated partisan messages, free from the strictures and content guidelines imposed by Silicon Valley giants.
Several start-ups hope to use the technology introduced by Bitcoin to give broader access to the data and algorithms behind artificial intelligence.
Openserve fibre technicians in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town have been chased away from repairing a fibre line in the area.
The European Space Agency is launching a spacecraft to explore the mysteries of Mercury. BepiColombo, named after the Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe “Bepi” Colombo, is set to launch at 9:45 p.m. ET Friday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from a spaceport in French Guiana. The launch will be livestreamed via ESA’s website. NPR reports: The spacecraft is actually made up of two probes: One...