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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:16:13 +0900

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China's New 'Social Credit Score' Law Means Full Access To Customer Data

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 03:39:00 +0900

AnonymousCube shares this quote about China's new 'Social Credit Score' law from an insurance industry magazine:"Companies are also required to give government investigators complete access to their data if there is suspected wrong-doing, and Internet operators must cooperate in any national security or crime-related investigation." Note that China has an extremely flexible definition of "national security".Additionally computer equipment will need to undergo mandatory certification, that could ...

Chrome 55 Now Blocks Flash, Uses HTML5 By Default

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:39:00 +0900

An anonymous reader quotes Bleeping Computer: Chrome 55, released earlier this week, now blocks all Adobe Flash content by default, according to a plan set in motion by Google engineers earlier this year... While some of the initial implementation details of the "HTML5 By Default" plan changed since then, Flash has been phased out in favor of HTML5 as the primary technology for playing multimedia content in Chrome. Google's plan is to turn off Flash and use HTML5 for all sites. Where HTML5 isn't ...

Encryption Backdoor Sneaks Into UK Law

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 01:39:00 +0900

Coisiche found a disturbing article from The Register about the U.K.'s new "Snoopers' Charter" law that has implications for tech companies around the world:Among the many unpleasant things in the Investigatory Powers Act that was officially signed into law this week, one that has not gained as much attention is the apparent ability for the U.K. government to undermine encryption and demand surveillance backdoors... As per the final wording of the law, comms providers on the receiving end of a " ...

Perl Advent Calendar Enters Its 17th Year

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:34:00 +0900

An anonymous reader writes:Thursday brought this year's first new posts on the Perl Advent Calendar, a geeky tradition first started back in 2000. Friday's post described Santa's need for fast, efficient code, and the day that a Christmas miracle occurred during Santa's annual code review (involving the is_hashref subroutine from Perl's reference utility library). And for the last five years, the calendar has also had its own Twitter feed. But in another corner of the North Pole, you can also un ...

Of 8 Tech Companies, Only Twitter Says It Would Refuse To Help Build Muslim Registry For Trump

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:00:00 +0900

On the campaign trail last year, President-elect Donald Trump said he would consider requiring Muslim-Americans to register with a government database. While he has back-stepped on a number of campaign promises after being elected president, Trump and his transition team have recently resurfaced the idea to create a national Muslim registry. In response, The Intercept contacted nine of the "most prominent" technology companies in the United States "to ask if they would sell their services to hel ...

Survey Says: Elon Musk Is Most Admired Tech Leader, Topping Bezos and Zuckerberg

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0900

First Round Capital conducted a poll of 700 tech company founders and found Elon Musk to be the most admired leader in the technology industry. Elon Musk received 23 percent of the votes; 10 percent said Amazon's Jeff Bezos, 6 percent said Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and 5 percent wrote in Steve Jobs. First Round writes: "We launched State of Startups to capture what it means to be an entrepreneur. We asked the leaders of venture-backed companies about everything from the fundraisin ...

Alien Life Could Thrive In the Clouds of Failed Stars

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:00:00 +0900

sciencehabit writes: There's an abundant new swath of cosmic real estate that life could call home -- and the views would be spectacular. Floating out by themselves in the Milky Way galaxy are perhaps a billion cold brown dwarfs, objects many times as massive as Jupiter but not big enough to ignite as a star. According to a new study, layers of their upper atmospheres sit at temperatures and pressures resembling those on Earth, and could host microbes that surf on thermal updrafts. The idea expa ...

Paris, Madrid, Athens, Mexico City Will Ban Diesel Vehicles By 2025

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:30:00 +0900

The mayors of four major global cities -- Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens -- announced plans to stop the use of all diesel-powered cars and trucks by 2025. The leaders made their commitments in Mexico at a biennial meeting of city leaders. BBC reports: At the C40 meeting of urban leaders in Mexico, the four mayors declared that they would ban all diesel vehicles by 2025 and "commit to doing everything in their power to incentivize the use of electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles." "It is ...

Nikola Motor Company Reveals Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck With Range of 1,200 Miles

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:05:00 +0900

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ValueWalk: Nikola Motor Company just unveiled a huge class 8 truck which will run on hydrogen fuel cells. Nikola claimed that the truck's operational range will be as much as 1,200 miles (1,900 km), and it will be released in 2020. Nikola designed the Nikola One for long-haul transport across a large landmass. The truck will deliver over 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. Provided these claims are true, the vehicle will provide nearly doubl ...