Group sues DHS, IC over digital device border search records

reader comments 0 A free speech advocacy organization sued the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, seeking "statistical, policy, and assessment records regarding the government’s searches" of digital devices at the United States border. The group, the Knight First Amendment Institute based at Columbia University, said on Twitter that the lawsuit came about as a result of recent journ......
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Most common cells in the brain help us anticipate rewards

A rodent. reader comments 0 Cerebellar granule cells, which make up the cerebellum, are the smallest and most abundant of all neuron types in the brain. These cells are known to contribute to motor function, attention, language, and fear. A recent study published in Nature demonstrates that these cells may also contribute to our expectations of whether a given action will result in a positive reward. It's a discovery that d......
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Nintendo Switch “vertical” mode found in Neo-Geo games—are more coming?

reader comments 10 Vertical mode on the Nintendo Switch: It works, but only in games that officially let you toggle it. Sam Machkovech ......
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Feds: We’re pulling data from 100 phones seized during Trump inauguration

ymgerman / Getty Images News reader comments 46 In new filings, prosecutors told a court in Washington, DC that within the coming weeks, they expect to extract all data from the seized cellphones of more than 100 allegedly violent protesters arrested during the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Prosecutors also said that this search is validated by recently issued warrants. The court filing, which was first reported W......
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Chicago teen reportedly gang-raped as 40 people watched on Facebook Live

reader comments 115 A 15-year-old girl in Chicago was reportedly recently sexually assaulted by “five or six men or boys on Facebook Live,” according to the Associated Press. This is the second such reported attack in Chicago that was broadcast on Facebook this year alone. In January, four teens were arrested in connection to a torture video. The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that this attack marks "at least the fourth Chicago......
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Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure

Enlarge / Passwords help keep hackers like this out, but passwords are pretty terrible. reader comments 39 The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain. He is bemoaning how the Firefox browser is warning that the page isn't suitable for the transmission of passwords. "Your notice of insecure password and/or log-in ......
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Intel’s first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM

A 3D XPoint wafer.Intel reader comments 0 Intel announced today the first Optane-branded product using its new 3D XPoint memory: the catchily named Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. It's a 375GB SSD on a PCIe card. Initial limited availability starts today, albeit with no price attached, with broad availability in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, a 750GB PCIe model, and a 375GB model in the U.2 form factor will......
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Virtual machine escape fetches $105,000 at Pwn2Own hacking contest [updated]

reader comments 52 Contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver just pulled off an unusually impressive feat: they compromised Microsoft's heavily fortified Edge browser in a way that escapes a VMware Workstation virtual machine it runs in. The hack fetched a prize of $105,000, the highest awarded so far over the past three days. According to a Friday morning tweet from the contest's organizers, members of ......
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Qualcomm would like you to stop calling Snapdragon processors “processors”

reader comments 12 Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors are its most notable products, but the company wants you to know that it does other stuff, too. The solution? “Snapdragon” branding will no longer be used to refer to processors. It will instead refer to the entire hardware and software platform that ships in a phone with a Snapdragon SoC in it. Here’s the explanation about the thought process behind the “new naming structure:” ......
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