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Slashdot · 1d ago

Wikipedia blocked in Turkey

The Turkey Blocks monitoring network has verified restrictions affecting the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia in Turkey. A block affecting all language editions of the website detected at 8:00...
Slashdot · 14h ago

A Russian-controlled telecom hijacked 24 Financial Services' Internet Traffic

On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-contr...
Slashdot · 4h ago

Open Ports Create Backdoors in Millions of Smartphones

Mobile applications that open ports on Android smartphones are opening those devices to remote hacking, claims a team of researchers from the University of Michigan. Researchers say they've ...
Slashdot · 1d ago

MIT creates 3D-printing robot that can construct a home off-grid in 14 hours

Home building hasn't changed much over the years, but leave it to MIT to take things to the next level. A new technology built at MIT can construct a simple dome structure in 14 hours and it...
Slashdot · 1d ago

WhatsApp message recovered from Westminster terrorist's phone

Using techniques that 'cannot be disclosed for security reasons, but sources said they now have the technical expertise to repeat the process in future.'
Slashdot · 14h ago

WikiLeaks Reveals The "Snowden Stopper": CIA Tool To Track Whistleblowers

As the latest installment of it's 'Vault 7' series, WikiLeaks has just dropped a user manual describing a CIA project known as ‘Scribbles’ (a.k.a. the "Snowden Stopper"), a piece of software...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments

The Atlantic reports https://www.theatlantic.com/sc... that Viviane Slon from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and her colleagues have now managed to extract and sequen...
Slashdot · 1d ago

NASA officially delays SLS first flight to 2019

Despite spending almost $19 billion and more than thirteen years of development, NASA today admitted that it will have to delay the first test flight of the SLS rocket from late 2018 to some...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Spying on Students in the Classroom

It seems a day doesn’t go by without another report of a company monitoring what we do on the Internet and selling that data to generate more revenue. And now the Electronic Frontier Foundat...
Slashdot · 1d ago

DNA-Based Test Can Spot Cancer Recurrence a Year Before Conventional Scans

A revolutionary blood test has been shown to diagnose the recurrence of cancer up to a year in advance of conventional scans in a major lung cancer trial. The test, known as a liquid biopsy,...