NSO Group's iPhone Zero-Days used against a UAE Human Rights Defender

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Authors: Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton,  Senior Researchers at the Citizen Lab, with the assistance of the research team at Lookout Security. Ahmed Mansoor is an internationally recognized human rights defender, based in the United Arab Emirates ...

Amazon Vehicles

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Online shopping from a great selection at Vehicles Store.

“How do I choose not to share my account information with Facebook?”

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How do I choose not to share my account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and products experiences? - If you are an existing user, you can choose not to share your account information with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences. There are two ways to ...

Facebook AI Research Team Open Source DeepMask and SharpMask

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Can a computer distinguish between the many objects in a photograph as effortlessly as the human eye? When humans look at an image, they can identify objects down to the last pixel. At Facebook AI Research(FAIR) we're pushing machine vision to the ...

ITT is no longer allowed to enroll students who rely on federal loans and grants

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The Department of Education on Thursday banned ITT Educational Services, one of the largest operators of for-profit technical schools, from enrolling new students who rely on federal loans and grants, curtailing the company ’s access to millions of dollars ...

FreeNAS: Open Source Storage Operating System

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FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, ...

Use It Too Much and Lose It? The Effect of Working Hours on Cognitive Ability [pdf]

Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series Working Paper No. 7/16 Use It Too Much and Lose It? The Effect of Working Hours on Cognitive Ability* We would like to thank Jongsay Yong for his helpful comments and suggestions. The first and third authors gratefully ...

HackedThat: Breaking in to a hardened server via the back door

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Earlier this summer, the team at Inversoft published a comprehensive and sophisticated guide to user data security. The guide spans from hardening servers from provisioning, up through the IP and SSH layers, and all the way to application-level techniques ...

How to make Slack less bad for you

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Slack claim to be in the business of “ making your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive”. We’re about to be cynical, so let’s acknowledge that this claim is probably at least partly true.

A Focus on Stability

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CockroachDB is designed to be a scalable, survivable, and strongly consistent SQL database. Building a distributed system with these capabilities is a big task. Beyond the required functionality, it must also be correct, performant, and stable, ...

Machine Learning for Emoji Trends

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🆒🆕In October 2011, Apple added the emoji keyboard to iOS as an international keyboard. Since then, digital language has evolved such that nearly half of comments and captions on Instagram contain emoji characters. And earlier this week, Instagram ...

University of Chicago: ‘We Do Not Support So-Called Trigger Warnings’

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In a letter, the incoming class at the University of Chicago were given a strong mandate by the institution they have elected to join: “Members of our community are encouraged to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn, without fear of censorship. ...

Teaching Your Computer To Play Super Mario Bros

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Demonstrations of Attacks Against Implanted Cardiac Devices [pdf]

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Using attrs for everything in Python

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I love Python; it’s been my primary programming language for 10+ years and despite a number of interesting developments in the interim I have no plans to switch to anything else. The “right thing ”in the context of object design is to make ...

The IBM System/360: the first modular, general-purpose computer

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At Sourcegraph, we believe building for the future requires learning the lessons of the past. This is the first in a series of blog posts that cover historical anecdotes about software engineering that have inspired us as we build tools for the modern ...

The Docker security philosophy is “secure by default”

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The Docker security philosophy is Secure by Default. Meaning security should be inherent in the platform for all applications and not a separate solution that needs to be deployed, configured and integrated. AppArmor, bridge networking ...

Blokdust – build synths, manipulate samples and create sound environments

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Interactive music-making. Build synths & sounds all in the browser, and share your creations...

Arguments against JSON-driven development

I don't have to explain how popular JSON is. There are very few projects that don't need to work with JSON, even when they are not related to network programming. The ubiquity of JSON is causing some developers to rely on it a bit too much, ...

New capabilities and entrepreneurialism are making space exciting again

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New capabilities, new entrepreneurialism and rekindled dreams are making space exciting again, says Oliver Morton SHORTLY after sunset there had been juddering green stabs of lightning to the south, but by a quarter to one in the morning there is ...

Unholy Roman Emperor

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The murder of his mother Agrippina was one of the most notorious of the emperor Nero’s crimes. By 59 AD, impatient with her power and, so the story went, with her opposition to his new girlfriend, the young ruler decided on matricide. According to several Roman writers, his first plan was to ...

Streak (YC S11) Hiring a Chief of Staff and Operations Manager

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This role will take on a broad range of responsibilities (talent recruiting, human resource operations, investor relations, office management, finance operations, event management, team happiness & morale building, etc.). We offer a great opportunity ...

How We Designed Our Interview Process

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Hiring is a broken system in the startup world. Whether it's hiring a product manager, a sales rep, or an engineer, employers often neglect to think about the experience from the interviewee's perspective. They're so worried about finding the most impressive candidate that they don't bother ...

How Startup Options and Ownership Work

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One of the things that struck me most during our recent pieceson startup employee option plans is how things that impact the value of those options aren ’t well understood, even if communicated or known at the onset. Many people reported feelings ...

Scientists Watch Thoughts Form in the Brain

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When a single neuron fires, it is an isolated chemical blip. When many fire together, they form a thought. How the brain bridges the gap between these two tiers of neural activity remains a great mystery, but a new kind of technology is edging us closer ...

Recovering Atari ST ASIC Designs

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How persistent investigation lead to schematics of Atari ST computer chips unseen for a quarter of a century. Readily available on the Internet 1, there is a treasure trove of files recovered from Atari Corp. when it closed down. The accompanying ...

Mezzano – An operating system written in Common Lisp

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Ant genomics challenge long-standing red king theory

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If two species are mutualists -- that is, each benefits from the activity of the other -- the Red King Theory predicts that they should evolve at a slower rate, so as to avoid interrupting their partnership. Makes sense, right? Think again! In a new study published in Nature Communications, ...

Transparency in Startup Investing

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I recently wrote some software at angelcalc.com 1which allows investors and founders to model a startup ’s equity financing and determine how outstanding convertible securities convert into shares. It ’s a modestly cool tool and I had fun writing ...

Bash Infinity: A standard library and a boilerplate framework for Bash

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Bash Infinity is a standard library and a boilerplate framework for writing tools using bash. It's modular and lightweight, while managing to implement some concepts from C#, Java or JavaScript into bash. The Infinity Framework is also plug & ...