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Decrypted Telegram bot chatter revealed as new Windows malware
TechCrunch

Sometimes it take a small bug in one thing to find something massive elsewhere. During an investigation recent, security firm Forcepoint Labs said it found a new kind of malware that was found taking instructions from a hacker sending commands over the encryp… more…

Twenty legal battles that stand out across Ars’ 20 years of covering them
Ars Technica

From "code is speech" to Dynamex 's labor law test, Ars saw many legal landmarks in 20 years. more…

The Fed is Zeus and the algos are the underworld — Greek mythology is a lot like today's wild markets, Macquarie says
Business Insider

Macquarie analysts think investors ought to consider creatures of Greek mythology to understand the ins and outs of today's financial markets. By Macquarie's assessment, the Federal Reserve is Zeus, China is "probably" Poseidon, the underworld is ruled by com… more…

ABS-CBN News signs Halalan 2019 covenant with Comelec, partners - ABS-CBN News
Abs-cbn.com

ABS-CBN News signs Halalan 2019 covenant with Comelec, partners ABS-CBN News ANCXclusive: Jesus Falcis vs Kris Aquino ABS CBN News The World Tonight: The Final Word | January 18, 2019 ABS CBN News WATCH: ABS-CBN, partners sign covenant, commit to honest May 2… more…

First of up to seven ULA launches this year set for Saturday - Spaceflight Now
Spaceflightnow.com

First of up to seven ULA launches this year set for Saturday Spaceflight Now U.S. spy satellite launched into orbit from California CBS News Live coverage: Delta 4-Heavy launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base Spaceflight Now US spy satellite launched into or… more…

First Production 2020 Toyota GR Supra Goes for $2.1 Million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction - Stockhouse
Stockhouse.com

First Production 2020 Toyota GR Supra Goes for $2.1 Million at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction Stockhouse 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Vin 001) sells for $2.5 MILLION at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale! MotorTrend Channel First Production 2020 Toyota Supra So… more…

Coming Soon: Is Boeing's 'New' F-15X Fighter Really Joining the Air Force?
Yahoo.com

Brace yourselves: the Department of Defense is eyeing a brand new variant of the storied F-15 Eagle to rule the skies, the U.S. military’s first purchase of the storied aircraft in more than 15 years. more…

Practice Hacktivism at Your Own Risk
Slate.com

People launch cyberattacks for all sorts of different reasons—to steal money, to steal secrets, to show off their skills, to wreak havoc, but also for (what they consider to be) altruistic reasons. Martin Gottesfeld did it to draw attention to the case of Jus… more…

A deep dive into the technical feasibility of Bloomberg's controversial "Chinese backdoored servers" story
Boingboing.net

Last October, Bloomberg published what seemed to be the tech story of the year : a claim that Supermicro, the leading supplier of servers to clients from the Pentagon and Congress to Amazon, Apple and NASA, had been targeted by Chinese spies who'd inserted de… more…

Tor is an NSA Honeypot
Yashalevine.com

Privacy Spooks: Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government [pdf] By Yasha Levine | Pando.com On July 16, 2014 “The United States government can’t simply run an anonymity system for everybody and then use it themselves… more…

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism
Lareviewofbooks.org

Whatever its imperfections, Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" is an original and brilliant work, and it arrives at a crucial moment. more…

Art of Unix Programming by Eric Steven Raymond Reformatted by Martin Tournoij
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RACK: a time-based fast loss detection algorithm for TCP (2018)
Ietf.org

This document presents a new TCP loss detection algorithm called RACK ("Recent ACKnowledgment"). RACK uses the notion of time, instead of packet or sequence counts, to detect losses, for modern TCP implementations that can support per-packet timestamps and th… more…

Quantum Computing, Capabilities and Limits: An Interview with Scott Aaronson
Gigaom.com

Scott Aaronson GigaOm CEO Byron Reese recently sat down with  Scott Aaronson to discuss Quantum Computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centenni... more…

Witness at US trial says El Chapo wanted informant killed
Yahoo.com

NEW YORK (AP) — To cohabitate with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was to see his excitement about the prospect of getting his life story on film, to evade the soldiers hunting him at a moment's notice and to hear him order the killing of an infor… more…

Researchers catalog defects that give 2D materials amazing properties
Sciencedaily.com

A new theoretical framework predicts the kinds of holes that can form in two-dimensional materials like graphene. The work could help in the design of new filtration and desalination devices or new quantum computing and communications systems. more…

Dissidents under authoritarian rule: Staying anonymous yet trustworthy
Sciencedaily.com

Minority and dissident communities face a perplexing challenge in countries with authoritarian governments. They need to remain anonymous to avoid persecution, but also must establish a trustworthy identity in their communications. An interdisciplinary group … more…

New quantum structures in super-chilled helium may mirror early days of universe
Sciencedaily.com

Experimental proof of a decades-old prediction opens a pathway to recreate possible conditions of the early universe here on earth. more…

Evaluating the GCHQ Exceptional Access Proposal
Schneier.com

The so-called Crypto Wars have been going on for 25 years now. Basically, the FBI­and some of their peer agencies in the U.K., Australia, and elsewhere­argue that the pervasive use of civilian encryption is hampering their ability to solve crimes and that the… more…

Screen time: how much is too much?
Nature.com

A vast analysis tackles a defining question of the digital age. more…