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YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

BBC Technology News - 12 min 50 sec ago
The suspension has been imposed because the channel had broken rules governing adverts, YouTube says.

Anti-vaccine nonsense spurred NY’s largest outbreak in decades

Ars Technica - 1 hour 26 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Mel Melcon)

Health officials in New York are cautiously optimistic that they have a large measles outbreak under control after tackling the noxious anti-vaccine myths and unfounded fears that fueled the disease’s spread.

Since last fall, New York has tallied 177 confirmed cases of measles, the largest outbreak the state has seen in decades. It began with infected travelers, arriving from parts of Israel and Europe where the highly contagious disease was spreading. In New York, that spread has largely been confined to ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.

As measles rippled through those insular religious communities, health officials ran into members who were wary of outsiders as well as those who harbor harmful myths and fears about vaccines. This included the completely false-yet-pernicious belief that the measles vaccine causes autism.

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Glass review: M. Night Shyamalan's misunderstood superheroes frustrate - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 33 min ago
A spoiler-free look at an M. Night Shyamalan universe that'll keep you on edge.

Top GP: Medical app Your.MD's data security wasn't my remit

The Register - 1 hour 34 min ago
Prof Maureen Baker told tribunal info security and clinical safety are two separate things

The founders of medical symptom-checker app Your.MD knew that a number of key medical information databases were "open to anyone who knows the URL", emails seen by a London tribunal have revealed.…

The Arcade1Up Asteroids game is only $150 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 36 min ago
Indulge your coin-op dreams and save 50 percent!

LG will launch a phone with a second screen case attachment - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 42 min ago
It's one of multiple phones launching at the Mobile World Congress trade show next month. But none of them will fold.

Get the Nebula Mars II portable projector for an all-time low price of $360 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Cheapskate exclusive! Turn any wall into a big-screen theater with this amazing lunchbox-style DLP projector. Plus: An unbelievably good comics bundle and a dashcam for just $20!

How running websites has changed in the last two decades (for an Ars IT guru)

Ars Technica - 1 hour 49 min ago

The Pit, a BBS door game. In this shot, Lee Hutchinson was attacking these guys. Or, maybe they're attacking him. (credit: Lee Hutchinson)

I was a true nerd growing up in the 1980s—not in the hipster way, but in the 10-pound-issue-of-Computer-Shopper-under-my-arm way (these things were seriously huge). I was thoroughly addicted to BBSs (Bulletin Board Systems) by the time I was 10. Maybe it's no surprise I ended up as a technical director for a science and tech site.

In fact, I'd actually draw a direct line between the job of managing your own BBS (aka SysOping) to managing a modern Web infrastructure. And with everyone around Ars looking back given the site's 20th anniversary, let's make that line a bit clearer. It won't be an exhaustive history of websites, but here's how my own experiences with managing websites have evolved in the past two decades—plus how the tools and thinking have changed over time, too.

LOAD “*”, 8, 1

My first SysOp experience was powered by a Commodore 128 (in 64 mode of course) running Greg Pfountz’s Color 64 software. I sent Greg my check—well, my mom’s check—and received back a single 5.25” floppy diskette along with a hand-bound dotmatrix-printed manual. It was on.

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If we stopped upgrading fossil-fuel-using tech, we’d hit our climate goals

Ars Technica - 1 hour 57 min ago

Enlarge / This refinery would be replaced by a green alternative once it reaches the end of its lifetime. (credit: Eni An Energy Company)

Because climate change is such a complex, globe-spanning problem, it’s hard to really wrap your head around possible future scenarios. A future where no action is taken to slow greenhouse gas emissions is easy enough to grok, but what exactly does a “middle-of-the-road emissions world” entail?

These scenarios work well for outlining the range of futures available to us, but it can be hard to understand the steps necessary to get to that future. “What if?” scenarios are often easier to think about. What if we eliminated all greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow? Or, if those rainbow unicorns are too impractical for you, what if we didn't replace fossil fuel infrastructure when it reached the end of its life, replacing it with clean alternatives instead?

End of life

That’s the question that a new study led by the University of Leeds’ Chris Smith investigated. The basic idea is to find out how much warming the world’s existing fossil-fuel-burning machinery commits us to, given how long that machinery is likely to run before it naturally hits the scrap heap.

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Massive breach leaks 773 million emails, 21 million passwords - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 59 min ago
The best time to stop reusing old passwords was 10 years ago. The second best time is now.

Facebook removes hundreds of fake pages, accounts tied to Russia - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 5 min ago
Two separate operations out of Russia used similar tactics to mislead followers, the company says.

Oracle exec: Open-source vendors locking down licences proves 'they were never really open'

The Register - 2 hours 7 min ago
'They used to be seen as the good guys, and Oracle was the bad guy'. So that means... everyone is the bad guy now?

Open-source vendors that haven't already switched to less permissive licences will do so this year as the move to the cloud threatens their business models, a senior Oracle exec has said.…

Bethesda confirms bans for visiting hidden Fallout 76 “developer room”

Ars Technica - 2 hours 16 min ago

Video showing the contents of the hidden "developer room" in Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 developer Bethesda has confirmed it is issuing temporary bans to players who access a hidden "developer room" full of lucrative and unreleased items for the online game.

News of the room's existence on Fallout 76 servers started leaking out publicly last week, with videos showing an area filled with boxes containing every legitimate item in the game, as well as a few cosmetics and weapons that have yet to be officially released (and a curious human-like NPC named "Wooby.") Details of the apparent teleport hack being used to access the room in the PC version of the game were harder to come by without lurking in private Discord channels and hacking forums, though.

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Sony invests in What3words for better voice-controlled navigation - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 19 min ago
The digital addressing startup already is built into Mercedes car mapping systems.

Tesla's referral program will be kaput as of Feb. 1 - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 25 min ago
Bad news if you were hoping to coerce your friends, family members and coworkers into buying a Tesla so you could get yourself a free set of wheels.

Microsoft will divorce search from Cortana in Windows 10 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 46 min ago
Looks like they're splitting amicably based on the latest preview build of Windows 10.

Relativity Space to launch from historic Florida site

Ars Technica - 2 hours 49 min ago

A company that aspires to 3D print almost the entirety of its rockets has reached an agreement with the US Air Force to launch from historic facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Relativity Space said Thursday it has a multiyear contract to build and operate its own rocket launch facilities at Launch Complex 16.

Under terms of the competitively awarded agreement, the site will officially be a “multiuser” facility for five years. However, if Relativity meets certain milestones and begins regularly launching rockets, it will be able to convert the agreement into a 20-year, exclusive right to use the launch site.

Relativity has been searching for a launch site almost since the company’s inception in 2015, said co-founder Tim Ellis. However, the formal search has taken about eight months, he said. “This was definitely our top choice, I would say by quite a bit,” he said. “We looked at every launch site in the United States.”

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VW might take deposits for the I.D. electric hatch in Europe - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 49 min ago
It wouldn't be to keep the lights on financially, but rather to gauge early interest.

Jeff Bezos' favorite things get their own Vegas conference - CNET

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 3 min ago
Think robots, space and machines that get smarter on their own.

Campaigners get go-ahead to challenge exemption UK gave itself over immigrants' data

The Register - 3 hours 9 min ago
Sueball lobbed at Brit government over Data Protection Act

The High Court has agreed to hear a campaign group's case against the UK's Data Protection Act, which they say leaves immigrants with fewer rights over their data.…


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