Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Intel CEO pledges urgency, transparency in wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Since cybersecurity researchers uncovered two massive microprocessor flaws that leave nearly every computing device in the world vulnerable to hackers, Intel has bore the...

Facebook ‘fix’ needed, early investor Roger McNamee says

Roger McNamee, founding partner of Elevation Partners and an early investor in Facebook, is making lots of noise about how to “fix” Facebook. In...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: Investigation into ‘absolutely unacceptable’ Hawaii missile alert is underway

Going to Hawaii is always a Good Thing. But being in Hawaii and getting an alert that a missile attack is imminent? Not so...

Chinese techies flee Silicon Valley, ‘bamboo ceiling’ highlighted: report

Chinese tech workers are not only looking homeward, they’re moving back for better jobs, according to a new report. Part of the reason for...

Off topic: MLK holiday, tiered restaurant pricing, storing fat, 100-year-old articles

The history of the hard-fought Martin Luther King Jr. holiday — which continues to be written. London restaurant experiments with tiered pricing, depending on...

Visa joins other major credit cards in getting rid of signature requirement

The days of signing the receipt after a credit card purchase are numbered. Visa, the largest U.S. credit card issuer, became the last of...

Google deletes 60 apps, many aimed at kids, that showed porn ads

Google has deleted several dozen apps — many of them aimed at kids — after a security firm found that they contain malware that...

Former Google engineer: Company shut down pro-diversity discussions

On the same week Google was sued by a couple of former employees who accuse it of quashing conservative viewpoints, another former Google engineer...

Off topic: Chimp families, pom-poms, space events, making use of Yelp reviews

The Great Ape Dictionary asks: Can you tell if chimpanzees are related by looking at their photos? The history of the pom-pom, that “small...

Peter Thiel reportedly wants to purchase Gawker’s assets

Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist who secretly bankrolled a lawsuit that led to the shutdown of Gawker in 2016, is reportedly making a bid...

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