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Clinton Presidential Library Releases New Photos of Harvey Weinstein From the 1990s

The Clintons at the Washington Sheraton for a DNC fundraiser with Harvey Weinstein on June 28, 1995Photo: Clinton Presidential Library Harvey Weinstein is a disgraced movie producer who will be remembered as one of the most vile sexual predators to ever emerge from Hollywood. But before the “open secret” of his crimes truly became open, Weinstein was hobnobbing with politicians nearly as often as he was making movies. One of those politicia...
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Tech Word

Tech Word of the Day: White Hat Hacker

Interested in hacking but looking to keep it clean and do the good guy job of hacking - then you will want to know more about white hat hacking . A white hat hacker is a computer security specialist who breaks into protected systems and networks to test and asses their security. White hat hackers use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers (known as black hat hackers) can detect and exploit them...
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Techdirt

UK High Court Hands Win To Claimant In Right To Be Forgotten Case

The UK High Court has handed down a win (and a loss) in the Right to be Forgotten column. Two plaintiffs seeking delisting of information about their past criminal exploits had their cases considered by the court. Only one of them is walking away with a court order for delisting. The other one will apparently have to live with his past . The claimant who lost, referred to only as NT1 for legal reasons, was convicted of conspiracy to account...
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Re/Code

Full transcript: Recode’s Kurt Wagner and The Verge’s Casey Newton answer Facebook questions on Too Embarrassed to Ask

On this episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Recode’s Kurt Wagner and The Verge’s Casey Newton talk with Kara Swisher about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day marathon of hearings in front of Congress. You can read a write-up of the interview here or listen to the whole thing in the audio player above. Below, we’ve posted a lightly edited complete transcript of their conversation. If you like this, be sure to subscribe to Too Embarrassed ...
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CNET

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles - CNET

There is more where that came from. Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet. OK, not those kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool. An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, according to the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  (the link is down at time of writing). The creation of the enzyme came by accident when ...
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Techlick

2018/04/17 DARPA Marks Its 60th Anniversary with "D60 Symposium"

On February 7, 1958, four months after the Soviet Union boosted the intensity of the Cold War by launching humanity’s first satellite, then Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy established the Advanced Research Projects Agency with this mandate: “to provide within the Department of Defense an agency for the direction and performance of certain advanced research and development projects.” In carrying out that open-ended mission for the past 60 ...
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Ars Technica

Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware

Since the news of the Metldown and Spectre attacks earlier this year, Intel has been working to reassure the computer industry that it takes security issues very seriously and that, in spite of the Meltdown issue, the Intel platform is a sound choice the security conscious. To that end, the company is announcing some new initiatives that use features specific to the Intel hardware platform to boost security. First up is Intel Threat Detecti...
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Apple

Apple's international iPad ads tout student-friendly Apple Pencil support

  By AppleInsider Staff Monday, April 16, 2018, 07:53 pm PT (10:53 pm ET) Apple Turkey this week posted a series of short commercials to its regional YouTube page featuring the new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil, positioning the device pairing as an ideal learning and creativity platform for students. Each of the five ads, titled "My portrait," runs 16 seconds in length and highlight self-portraits drawn using iPad and Apple Pencil. Like a ...
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Tech Word

Tech Word of the Day: ZB

If you are wondering what ZB stands for - I will not keep you in suspense very long. A zettabyte (ZB) is a unit of digital information storage used to denote the size of data. It is equivalent to 1,024 exabytes or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. The prefix " zetta " is part of the International System of Units (SI) and refers to 1021 units. Hard disk manufacturers label their products in SI, which may confuse some people in the IT fiel...
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Cryptocurrency

Op-Codes and Scripting Capabilities Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Over the past few weeks, the bitcoin cash (BCH) community has been discussing the use of ‘op-codes’ with the BCH chain. The technology could allow the creation of different types of metadata implementations like colored coins and representative tokens, alongside the ability to perform smart contracts, but in a more simplified manner as opposed to ethereum’s solidity programming language. The subject of re-activating certain op-codes and scr...
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