Installing LibreBoot the (Very) Lazy Way (Aug 20, 2018 14:01)
Recently I was given a somewhat crusty looking ThinkPad T400 that seemed like it would ...

The SurfSafe Browser Extension Will Save You From Fake Photos (Aug 20, 2018 13:00)
Two UC Berkeley undergrads developed SurfSafe to alert people that their media diet is ...

Fitbit's Charge 3 Offers a New Take on an Old Tracker (Aug 20, 2018 13:00)
The Charge 3's build, guts, and software features have changed enough to warrant seriou...

Saint Louis University Is Outfitting Student Living Spaces With Thousands of Echo Dots (Aug 20, 2018 13:00)
Saint Louis University announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Ec...

Zippin's Checkout-Free Retail Store Uses Cameras to Watch You Shop (Aug 20, 2018 12:00)
A new startup is offering a new kind of retail experience. Instead of humans handling c...

Drive.ai Is the Self-Driving Startup Teaching Cars to Talk (Aug 20, 2018 12:00)
Silicon Valley-based Drive.ai relies on machine learning to make its robots drive—and s...

Build a Fun CPU in Your Browser (Aug 20, 2018 11:00)
A rite of passage for a digital designer is to build a CPU. That may seem a formidable ...

Self-Driving Cars Should Look Down, Not Just Ahead (Aug 20, 2018 11:00)
A Boston-based startup wants to equip AVs with ground penetrating radar, which they can...

The Globe-Trotting Show Bringing Science and Tech to Arab TV (Aug 20, 2018 11:00)
In a given thirty minute episode, 4Tech's hosts might test for counterfeit medicines at...

The Persistent Myth of Speed and "Productivity" (Aug 20, 2018 11:00)
It’s not immoral to want relief from being too slow, scared, or fat, but speed could se...

Building Stratolaunch, the Most Audacious Flying Machine Ever (Aug 20, 2018 10:00)
Here's how alt-aviation wizard Burt Rutan and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen set out to...

Schools Are Mining Students' Social Media Posts for Signs of Trouble (Aug 20, 2018 10:00)
But should they?

An Upcycled Speaker Box with Hidden Features (Aug 20, 2018 08:00)
At first glance, this fire engine red speaker box built by [NoshBar] looks straightforw...

The Engineering Of An Ultrasonic Phased Array (Aug 20, 2018 05:01)
Ultrasonic phased arrays are one of the wonders of the moment, with videos of small ite...

Restoring A 100 Year Old Vice To Pristine Condition (Aug 20, 2018 02:00)
We love our vices. They hold pipes for us to saw away at, wood while we carve, and circ...

Hackaday Links: August 19, 2018 (Aug 19, 2018 23:00)
If you want to creep everyone out, [Hunter Irving] has your back. He found a weird, cre...

'Americans Own Less Stuff, and That's Reason To Be Nervous' (Aug 19, 2018 21:21)
Bloomberg's Tyler Cowen writes about "the erosion of personal ownership and what that w...

Wiring The ESP-32 To Ethernet (Aug 19, 2018 20:00)
Since its introduction years ago, the ESP-8266 has taken over the world. It’s the...

Stolen Android Anti-Piracy Software Dumped On Github (Aug 19, 2018 18:18)
Dexguard, a tool used to protect Android software from piracy, tampering and cloning at...

Volkswagen's CEO Was Told About Emissions Software Months Before Scandal, Says Report (Aug 19, 2018 17:17)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Di...

Does Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' Go Far Enough? (Aug 19, 2018 16:16)
Last month, Gmail's big redesign became default for everyone, changing up the aesthetic...

HUD Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination (Aug 19, 2018 14:14)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The U.S. Department of Housing and Ur...

This Week in Cars: Elon Musk and the Future of Tesla (Aug 19, 2018 13:00)
As Elon Musk draws the wrath of investors and maybe the SEC, whither Tesla? Plus, the B...

Omarosa's Possible Trump Tapes Top This Week's Internet News Roundup (Aug 19, 2018 13:00)
There are more tapes than people originally thought, apparently.

How to Protect Your Phone Against a SIM Swap Attack (Aug 19, 2018 11:00)
Your phone number is increasingly tied to your online identity. You need to do everythi...

The History of 'It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature' (Aug 19, 2018 11:00)
It's an acknowledgment, half comic, half tragic, of the ambiguity that has always haunt...

Tired of Twitter? Join Me on Mastodon (Aug 19, 2018 11:00)
Forget Twitter's truncated timeline, terrible ad algorithm, spammy sponsored content, a...

Inside the British military base where young hackers learn to stop cybercrime (Aug 19, 2018 06:00)
As part of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, law enforcement agencies are putting ‘cyber...

Egypt Fights Terrorism By Censoring Web Sites, Threatening Jail Time For Accessing Them (Aug 19, 2018 04:34)
An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Siss...

Australians Who Won't Unlock Their Phones Could Face 10 Years In Jail (Aug 18, 2018 22:34)
An anonymous reader quotes the Sophos security blog: The Australian government wants to...

H-1B Visa Use Soared Last Year At Major Tech Firms (Aug 18, 2018 16:34)
"Even as the White House began cracking down on U.S. work visas, major Silicon Valley t...

EU Accepts Resolution Abolishing Planned Obsolescence, Making Devices Easier to Repair (Aug 18, 2018 14:34)
Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo writes: The European Parliament accepted a resolution...

The Mighty Honeybee Is Fighting Poverty and Deforestation in Zanzibar (Aug 18, 2018 14:00)
On this Tanzanian archipelago, conservation and economic development are intertwined.

A Costly CIA Mistake, a Campaign Hack, and More Security News This Week (Aug 18, 2018 13:00)
New cyberwar policy, body scanners in Los Angeles, and more of the week's top security ...

Best Weekend Tech Deals: Bose QuietComfort, Galaxy Note 9, iPad, Xbox One S (Aug 18, 2018 13:00)
The best tech and gaming deals this weekend: Apple, Bose, Beats, Galaxy Note 9, Roku, a...

Owning Guns Is Sort of Like Owning Rattlesnakes (Aug 18, 2018 13:00)
Author Michael Bishop's 'Rattlesnakes and Men' is about a town where everyone owns a da...

A Straightforward Timeline of the FCC's Twisty DDoS Debacle (Aug 18, 2018 13:00)
It's a complicated situation and a complicated subject. Maybe this will simplify things.

After Employee Revolt, Google Says It's 'Not Close' To Launching Search In China (Aug 18, 2018 13:00)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Reports from earlier this month ...

Space Photos of the Week: Supersized Saturn and Jumbo Jupiter (Aug 18, 2018 12:00)
Sometimes the big guys, with their massive storms and fun-for-kids-to-draw rings, get a...

Facebook Flat-Out 'Lies' About How Many People Can See Its Ads, Lawsuit Alleges (Aug 18, 2018 01:10)
A new lawsuit claims that Facebook exaggerates how many people can see its ads, thereby...

US Government Seeks Facebook Help To Wiretap Messenger, Report Says (Aug 17, 2018 23:50)
The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular ...

NSA Cracked Open Encrypted Networks of Russian Airlines, Al Jazeera, and Other 'High Potential' Targets (Aug 17, 2018 20:30)
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: The National Security Agency su...

US Judge Blocks Programs Letting 'Grand Theft Auto' Players 'Cheat' (Aug 17, 2018 18:41)
A federal judge has awarded Take-Two Interactive Software, the maker of the "Grand Thef...

Australian boy who hacked into Apple network admired the group, court told (Aug 17, 2018 05:03)
Company says no data compromised by 16-year-old although court hears he stored informat...

Why US elections remain 'dangerously vulnerable' to cyber-attacks (Aug 13, 2018 11:00)
Officials have been slow to update machines and secure data – and the political climate...

Hackers accessing PayPal via voicemail? Security expert says it's possible (Aug 11, 2018 00:07)
Voicemail systems have had some of the same weaknesses for decades, and hackers could u...

Hackable implanted medical devices could cause deaths, researchers say (Aug 9, 2018 22:36)
Medtronic, a manufacturer of pacemakers and implantable insulin pumps, won’t fix securi...

Hacked satellite systems could launch microwave-like attacks, expert warns (Aug 9, 2018 21:30)
At Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, researcher says theoretical threat to ships, plan...

Reddit user data compromised in sophisticated hack (Aug 2, 2018 11:30)
Hackers access usernames, passwords and email addresses in breach of one of world’s big...

If we fight cyberattacks alone, we’re doomed to fail | Eugene Kaspersky (Jul 31, 2018 09:46)
Online crime is borderless, and so must be our response. We cannot fight back if we are...

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