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Editing Genes In Human Embryos Doesn't Mean Designer Babies
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 12:02 PM
By yaelk from Slashdot's no-designer-babies-yet department:
TheAlexKnapp writes: Dr. Kathy Niakan, who is leading the scientific team that just got the go-ahead to edit genes in human embryos, explains why their work won't lead to designer babies. The genes that they're looking at, she says, are unique to the human embryo, and the work's sole purpose is to understand early development. "We can use this new method that's extremely precise and efficient to ask questions about early development that has profound importance for stem cell biology, and for our understanding of why some embryos fail to thrive." But really ... how long until it turns into designer babies?

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New Energy Efficiency Standards Take Effect This Week In the US
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 12:02 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's mandates-from-heaven department:
AmiMoJo writes: Eagerly awaited national energy efficiency standards for the little black boxes on the cords that connect many of our electronics--such as smartphones, computer laptops and electric toothbrushes--to wall outlets take effect this week. Known as external power supplies, or the less elegant term 'wall warts,' these power adapters may be small, but they consume a lot of energy. With 5 to 10 external power supplies in the average U.S. household, the new efficiency standards are projected to save consumers $300 million a year in electricity costs and reduce the carbon pollution that fuels dangerous climate change. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects that the new standards for external power supplies alone will cut nearly 47 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over 30 years, equivalent to the annual electricity use of 6.5 million homes.

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What Gmail's New TLS Icon Really Means: Email Encryption Is Still Broken
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 10:42 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's ask-me-about-my-spam-collection department:
An anonymous reader writes: On Safer Internet Day Google announced that Gmail will display warning signs for missing encryption and authentication, a great initiative indeed! Now that it's live we've taken it for a spin, only to find that the warning when composing email is quite slow (for new domains), and that they fail to mention that the non-authenticated TLS encryption that the currently sad state of SMTP encryption leaves us with is really poor, and vulnerable to almost anything (except passive wiretapping). I rather wish they took a stance on how we could move on to proper email encryption.

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SnO: First Stable P-Type 2D Semiconductor Discovered
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 10:42 AM
By BeauHD from Slashdot's two-dimensional department:
New submitter Namarrgon writes: Transistors made with Ashutosh Tiwari's new semiconducting material could lead to computers and smartphones that are more than 100 times faster than regular devices. While researchers in this field have recently discovered new types of 2D material such as graphene, molybdenun disulfide and borophene, they have been materials that only allow the movement of N-type, or negative, electrons. In order to create an electronic device, however, you need semiconductor material that allows the movement of both negative electrons and positive charges known as "holes." The tin monoxide material discovered by Tiwari and his team at the University of Utah is the first stable P-type 2D semiconductor material ever in existence.

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Red Hat, Google Disclose Severe Glibc DNS Vulnerability; Patched But Widespread
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 10:42 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's patched-upstream-that-is department:
An anonymous reader writes: Today Google's online security team publicly disclosed a severe vulnerability in the Gnu C Library's DNS client. Due to the ubiquity of Glibc, this affects an astounding number of machines and software running on the internet, and raises questions about whether Glibc ought to still be the preferred C library when alternatives like musl are gaining maturity. As one example of the range of software affected, nearly every Bitcoin implementation is affected.

Reader msm1267 adds some information about the vulnerability, discovered independently by security researchers at Red Hat as well as at Google, which has since been patched: The flaw, CVE-2015-7547, is a stack-based buffer overflow in the glibc DNS client-side resolver that puts Linux machines at risk for remote code execution. The flaw is triggered when the getaddrinfo() library function is used, Google said today in its advisory. "A back of the envelope analysis shows that it should be possible to write correctly formed DNS responses with attacker controlled payloads that will penetrate a DNS cache hierarchy and therefore allow attackers to exploit machines behind such caches," Red Hat said in an advisory. It's likely that all Linux servers and web frameworks such as Rails, PHP and Python are affected, as well as Android apps running glibc.

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IETF's Tips For Network Admins On How To Avoid Draining Smartphone Batteries
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 09:23 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's keep-battery-in-charger-at-home department:
An anonymous reader writes: Two engineers from Cisco and Google have raised the problem of IPv6 networks that drain smartphone battery life and issued a series of tips for other network admins on why and how to properly configure their networks. The problem is because of Router Advertisements (RAs). These are periodic messages sent by the router to all network clients telling them its IPv6 address, at which it can be reached. Apparently some networks are sending these as often as every 3 seconds, while the engineers say the proper interval should be 7 per hour. Hence the reason why your battery life is often drained even if your phone is in sleep mode, but connected to a local network.

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End of an Era As Pioneering BBC3 Becomes an Online-Only Station
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 09:23 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's cat-detector-vans-not-paying-off department:
Mark Wilson writes: 13 years ago, BBC3 launched in the UK. Last night, the TV station broadcast over the airwaves for the last time. In a bid to slash expenditure, the youth-oriented channel that launched countless comedy careers is now only available online. The likes of Being Human, The Mighty Boosh, Gavin and Stacey, and the like will live on, but only on the web — which the BBC is spinning as an opportunity to be freed from the constraints of regular scheduling. The change has been known about for some time now, and there have been a number of campaigns and petitions to try to get the BBC to change its mind.

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Apple vs. the Right To Repair
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 08:03 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's but-it's-intuitive department:
retroworks writes: Bloomberg columnist Adam Minter takes on Apple's "Error 53 Code" and the precedents being challenged by the Right To Repair movement. Apple claims that bricking the phone if it's repaired by a non-Apple certified repair shop protects you from tampering with, say, the fingerprint scanner. But the column documents how the number of "certified" repair shops is under attack. If you can't open it, do you really own it?

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Khronos Group Announces Release of Vulkan 1.0
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 08:03 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's next-phase-begins department:
An anonymous reader writes: Vulkan 1.0 was released this morning as a surprise for those looking towards a high-performance, cross-platform (everyone but Apple) API. In a lengthy overview of Vulkan 1.0, the stage is set for making Vulkan what it's been talked up to be, but it's not there yet for end-users to fully enjoy: NVIDIA has conformant drivers out for major platforms, AMD doesn't have any conformant driver yet, and Intel only has a conformant Linux driver. The lone launch title for Vulkan 1.0 is Talos Principle, but don't expect it to perform better than the OpenGL port at this time. While it's easy for many game developers to port to Vulkan, it will require significant investment to make the engines really much faster than their OpenGL/DirectX11-geared code-bases while new games should be much better from the start when designed around this lower-level API. The spec will be available at Khronos.org and the Vulkan SDK is available from LunarG.com.

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Malware Targets All Android Phones — Except Those In Russia
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 06:36 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's talk-about-localization department:
itwbennett writes: MazarBOT, a malware program that can take full control of Android phones, appears to be targeting online bank accounts. The malware has been seen advertised on Russian underground forums in the last few months and surfaced over the weekend. '[On] Friday, a swarm of SMSs were sent to random phone numbers in Denmark and likely elsewhere. The content of the SMS had the purpose of luring the recipient into clicking the provided link, which would serve up a malicious APK,' wrote Peter Kruse, an IT security expert and founder of CSIS Security Group. One interesting feature: 'MazarBOT will stop installing itself if it detects an Android device that is running within Russia,' writes Jeremy Kirk.

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How To Defeat VPN Location-Spoofing By Mapping Network Delays
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 06:36 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's tricky-echoes department:
An anonymous reader writes: An interesting paper from a PhD student in Ontario outlines a system which in initial tests has proved 97% effective at unmasking geo-spoofing VPN users. The Client Presence Verification (CPV) system presented in the paper utilises analysis of delays in network packets in order to determine the user's location, disregarding the IP address geolocation information which currently underpins the efforts of content providers such as Netflix to prevent VPN users accessing content which is not licensed in their country. The detection system was tested at global network laboratory PlanetLab using 80 network nodes based in the U.S. and Canada.

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Why Some Cities Get All the Good Jobs
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 05:12 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's the-lure-of-the-uber-drivers department:
New submitter Ericmesrr writes with a link to a Bloomberg story (as carried by the ChicagoTribune) about geographic trends in job creation in the U.S, from which he excerpts this quote from U.C Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti: "A handful of cities with the 'right' industries and a solid base of human capital keep attracting good employers and offering high wages, while those at the other extreme, cities with the 'wrong' industries and a limited human capital base, are stuck with dead-end jobs and low average wages. This divide I will call it the Great Divergence has its origins in the 1980s, when American cities started to be increasingly defined by their residents' levels of education. Cities with many college-educated workers started attracting even more, and cities with a less educated workforce started losing ground."

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Australian Foreign Affairs Says UN Assange Ruling Not Binding
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 03:52 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's one-rule-to-bind-them-wait-that's-new-zealand department:
An anonymous reader writes: ZDNet reports, "The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs does not believe a United Nations panel's ruling that Julian Assange is being "arbitrarily detained" is legally binding. Nor has it made any representations to the British or Swedish governments about the ruling. Department official Jon Philp told a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra that no representations have been made to Sweden about Assange's case since December 2011. "He is receiving due process under those legal systems," he said. The 44-year-old Australian is likely to remain holed-up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after the UK and Swedish governments rejected the UN's ruling in early February."

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UK Gov't Launches Public Consultation On Porn-Site Age Checks
Posted by News Fetcher on February 16 '16 at 01:13 AM
By timothy from Slashdot's so-long-as-it's-official department:
An anonymous reader writes with news from the BBC that the UK government has launched a publc consultation regarding plans to mandate age checks on pornographic websites. According to the article, The proposals follow a Conservative Party manifesto commitment that "all sites containing pornographic material" must check that users are over 18. Internet providers, charities, academics and others will be asked to contribute to the consultation. ... In the consultation document, the government proposes that the checks should apply to content that would receive — if formally classified — an 18 or R18 rating from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). "We are keen to hear from parents, schools, child protection experts, the pornography industry, internet service providers and online platforms that provide access to pornographic content," the consultation document explained. As part of the plans, the government intends to establish a new regulatory framework to enforce compliance with any rules that are made law.

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Nanostructured Glass Could Provide Highly Durable, Deeply Dense Data Storage
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '16 at 10:35 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's pictures-of-saints-too department:
Namarrgon writes: Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (position, size, and orientation) digital data by femtosecond laser writing. The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000ÂC and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190ÂC) opening a new era of eternal data archiving.

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At X, Failure Is Not an Option: It's a Feature (Astro Teller's 2016 TED Talk)
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '16 at 06:32 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's well-on-that-basis-we're-geniuses department:
New submitter Evan Hansen writes: Everyone likes to pays lip service to "fail fast," but when was the last time your boss gave you a bonus when your project was killed? In his 2016 TED Talk, concluded just moments ago, Astro Teller, the head of Alphabet's X R&D lab shares some never-before revealed stories of his team's failures and iterations, and explains how "fail fast" can be more than a trite cliche. The first X project was the self-driving car, and subsequent ones include Google Glass, Project Loon's Internet service via balloon, Makani energy kites, and a drone delivery service dubbed Project Wing.

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Iranian App Helps Users Avoid Morality Police
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '16 at 06:32 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's when-software-is-good department:
An anonymous reader writes: Young people in Iran are using a new app called Gershad (a contraction of 'Gashte Ershad', or 'guidance patrol'), to avoid the 'morality police' by sharing the location of checkpoints with other users. At checkpoints strict Islamic dress and behavior codes are enforced, and their ad hoc nature can make them difficult to avoid. Hadi Ghaemi, the executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, said of Gershad, "This is an innovative idea and I believe it will lead to many other creative apps which will address the gap between society and government in Iran."

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Last January Was the Hottest Global Temperature Anomaly In Recorded History
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '16 at 03:52 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's ok-but-who's-counting department:
merbs writes: NASA has released its global temperature data for January 2016, and, once again, the record for the hottest month in recorded history has been shattered. At a time when these kinds of records are broken with some regularity, it takes a particularly scorching month to raise eyebrows in the climate science community. It has to be the hottest hottest month by a pretty hot margin. Sure enough, last January did the trick: It was 1.13 C warmer than the global average of 1951-1980 (the benchmark NASA uses to measure warming trends)—in other words, a full 2F warmer than pre-1980 levels.

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Hackers Demand $3.6 Million From Hollywood Hospital Following Cyber-Attack
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '16 at 03:52 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's little-things-like-that department:
An anonymous reader writes: The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center has been hit by a cyber-attack and its systems are now being held hostage by hackers that are demanding a ransom of 9,000 Bitcoin, which is about $3.6 million (€3.2 million) in today's currency. Management has forbidden staff to turn on their computers, fearing the attack might spread, and the Radiation and Oncology departments have been completely shut down because they can't use their equipment." The staff were also forced to use fax machines rather than email, and to write down patient data on paper; patients had had to come in in person for results.

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Hackers Break Into Ringo Starr's Twitter Account With Simple Password Reset
Posted by News Fetcher on February 15 '16 at 02:36 PM
By timothy from Slashdot's |\/|`/5\|/33+-10|2|) department:
blottsie writes: Ringo Starr's account was compromised by a hacker operating under the username "af," who spoke to the Daily Dot about the breach. The hacker says he gained access to an email account associated with Doug Brasch, senior director of digital marketing at Universal Music Group, who managed Starr's Twitter account. He simply used an email password reset to gain access.

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