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Slashdot · 5h ago

Japanese metal manufacturer faked specifications to hundreds of companies

Kobe Steel, a major Japanese supplier of steel and other metals worldwide, has admitted that it faked the specifications to metals shipped to hundreds of companies over the past decade.Last ...
Slashdot · 5h ago

Researchers able to Track Individuals Through Ad Networks

Researchers were able to track, and use GPS data from the ad network to track a user to their actual location, and trace movements through town. The paper asks: "can third-parties use the pu...
Slashdot · 15h ago

Understanding Google's New Advanced Protection Program for Google Accounts

The APP description and “getting started” page is at:https://landing.google.com/adv...It’s a well designed page (except for the now usual atrocious low contrast Google text font) with lots o...
Slashdot · 15h ago

What is a way to get companies to actually focus on security?

Many years ago, it was said that we would have a "cyber 9/11", a security event so drastic that it fundamentally would change how companies and people thought about security. However, this h...
Slashdot · 15h ago

Intelligent people more at risk of mental illness, study finds

The stereotype of a tortured genius may have a basis in reality after a new study found that people with higher IQs are more at risk of developing mental illness. A team of US researchers s...
Slashdot · 15h ago

YouTube Suspends Account of Chinese Dissident

YouTube has suspended the video account of popular Chinese dissident Guo Wengui amid a mounting pressure from the Beijing government to silence one of its critics. According to a person fam...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Chrome 62 Released With OpenType Variable Fonts, HTTP Warnings in Incognito Mode

Google released earlier today version 62 of its Chrome browser that comes with quite a few new features but also fixes for 35 security issues. The most interesting new features are support f...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Study: Men develop atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women

Men are likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, significantly earlier than women, with researchers reporting that weight is a major factor along with age. The n...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Smishing scams are becoming worse than spam.

Which providers are best at reducing the recent onslaught of obvious text smishing scams coming into the cell phone networks? For instance I give you this very obvious one claiming that I ha...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Russian troll factory paid US activists to fund protests during election

The Guardian reports on another story about Russian meddling but interestingly this one comes from a Russian news source, RBC. Russian trolls posing as Americans made payments to genuine ac...