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Mouse and keyboard support is coming to the Xbox One - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 12 min ago
You'll be able to use any USB keyboard to play games on your Xbox One, but only if the developer enables it.

Fortnite, Forza, mouse support and everything Microsoft revealed for the Xbox One - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 21 min ago
Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4-centric Xbox event included some surprises.

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 10:40pm

The National Security Operations Center at NSA, photographed in 2012—the nerve center of the NSA's "signals intelligence" monitoring. A former NSA coder has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for bringing home the code that drove much of the NSA's signals intelligence operations. (credit: National Security Agency)

Nghia Hoang Pho, a 68-year-old former National Security Agency employee who worked in the NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) division, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for willful, unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents and material from his workplace—material that included hacking tools that were likely part of the code dumped by the individual or group known as Shadowbrokers in the summer of 2016.

Pho, a naturalized US citizen from Vietnam and a resident of Ellicott City, Maryland, had pleaded guilty to bringing home materials after being caught in a sweep by the NSA following the Shadowbrokers leaks. He will face three years of supervised release after serving his sentence. His attorney had requested home detention.

In a letter sent to the court in March, former NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers told Judge George Russell that the materials removed from the NSA by Pho "had significant negative impacts on the NSA mission, the NSA workforce, and the Intelligence Community as a whole." The materials Pho removed, Rogers wrote, included:

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While the UN laughed at Trump, hackers chortled at the UN's lousy web application security

The Register - September 25, 2018 - 10:29pm
Jobseekers' files follow internal records leaking online

The United Nations has been hit with two damning data leak allegations in as many days.…

Former Telltale Games employee sues company after mass layoffs - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 10:21pm
The plaintiff alleges the video game studio violated labor laws.

Instagram co-founders leaving company, reportedly amid clashes with Facebook - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 10:19pm
Instagram Vice President Adam Mosseri is the most likely candidate to take over the app, according to multiple reports.

Uber wins legal victory against drivers who want employee benefits - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 10:16pm
Drivers have to settle with the ride-hailing giant individually.

Fantastic Beasts 2: Release date, trailers, cast, plot and rumors - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 10:07pm
Do you believe in magic? In the pre-Harry Potter sequel, fans will get to know young Dumbledore.

Internet be nimble, internet be QUIC, Cloudflare shows off new networking shtick

The Register - September 25, 2018 - 10:03pm
So is it goodbye, TCP?

CloudFlare has puts its weight behind a new internet protocol that should make mobile browsing faster and more secure.…

Fortnite season 6 is coming Thursday: Here's what we know so far - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 9:54pm
A hint during an Xbox event, some Twitter teasers and early patch notes give us plenty of things to ponder.

Apple iPhone XS review: A notch above the iPhone X - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - September 25, 2018 - 9:34pm
This year's iPhone is hard to judge without seeing the iPhone that's not yet here.

Have I been pwned, Firefox? Well, let's ask Have I Been Pwned tool

The Register - September 25, 2018 - 9:31pm
Mozilla's Firefox Monitor makes a hash of email queries

Mozilla on Tuesday debuted a service called Firefox Monitor that it has been testing to help people see whether their email addresses have been compromised.…

Have I been pwned, Firefox? Well, let's ask the browser's builtin Have I Been Pwned tool

The Register - September 25, 2018 - 9:31pm
Email queries get hash protection via Firefox Monitor

Mozilla on Tuesday debuted a service called Firefox Monitor that it has been testing to help people see whether their email addresses have been compromised.…

VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 9:20pm

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A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion 11 adds a new application menu and support for the 18-core CPU configuration in the latest iMac Pro and the Core i9 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The release appears to have been closely timed with the launch of macOS Mojave, which hit this Monday. VMWare Fusion is one of the most popular virtual-machine applications for Macs; its closest direct rival is Parallels Desktop, which also released a new version preparing for Mojave last month. Parallels has many strengths, including a leg up or two on VMWare Fusion with certain features. But VMWare Fusion does offer its own advantages over the Parallels release; among other things, it has moved to using Metal as the default graphics API on the Mac. Parallels still uses the Mac's outdated OpenGL, though the Parallels team is working on making the transition.

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The HP Tango X writes the book on bookshelf printers - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - September 25, 2018 - 9:17pm
Printer design has been stuck in the '90s. This mobile-first printer aims to change that.

Nintendo Switch cloud saves disappear 6 months after subscription ends [Updated]

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 9:03pm

Enlarge / Better keep paying for your Switch Online subscription if you want that cloud-based save data to remain accessible. (credit: Nintendo)

[Update Sept. 25: Nintendo has now confirmed to IGN that it will retain players' cloud saves for six months after they cancel their subscription. "Nintendo will allow users who resubscribe within 180 days to access their previous Save Data Cloud backups," the statement reads, in part.

This seems to be a reversal of Nintendo's previous plans, especially since a Nintendo UK FAQ still says, "Save data stored with Save Data Cloud cannot be kept outside of the duration of your Nintendo Switch Online membership." The new policy puts Nintendo in line with Sony, which also retains cloud saves for six months after a PlayStation Plus subscription lapses.]

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Valve reveals just how many PC gamers plug in gamepads—and which kinds

Ars Technica - September 25, 2018 - 8:50pm

Enlarge / How third-party controllers appear in the Steam Input interface. (credit: Valve Software)

Fans of PC video games inevitably point to the options they have for how they play their favorite games, whether with a keyboard and mouse, a large array of flight-sim pedals, or everything in between. But the data coming from leading PC platform Steam points to an interesting trend: millions of PC gamers who gladly stick to the console-like experience of a standard gamepad.

A Tuesday hardware survey from Valve Software, Steam's handler, reveals that "over 30 million" users have connected at least one gamepad to a Steam installation since the company began tracking "Steam Input" as part of its hardware surveys. And with some users connecting multiple pads to their PCs, the total number of connected Steam controllers ratchets up to nearly 60 million.

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Nintendo Switch Online: Your guide to the paid subscription service - CNET

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:45pm
Nintendo's online subscription service is live. Here's what you get for your $20 a year.

Hennessey's 700-hp Goliath 6X6 is a rolling Lee Greenwood song - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - September 25, 2018 - 8:37pm
'Cause there ain't no doubt, I love (driving over) this land (at speed).

Cookie clutter: Chrome saves Google cookies from cookie jar purges

The Register - September 25, 2018 - 8:31pm
Privacy bod says 'remove all' function not living up to its name – netizens stay logged into Chocolate Factory

If you tell Google's latest version of Chrome to delete all of its cookies – surprise, you may still end up with Google cookies on your computer.…


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