YouTube Bans Sky News Australia for One Week Over Misinformation "YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation," writes the BBC.
Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report:
YouTube issued a "strike" u #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/08/01/1719254/youtube-bans-sky-news-australia-for-one-week-over-misinformation?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #youtube
Amazon Now Employs Almost 1 Million People in the US - or 1 in Every 169 Workers "Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the U.S. — or 1 in every 169 workers," reports NBC News:
Amazon has revealed for the first time the number of people it employs in the U.S., putting the figure at 950,000, according to the e-comme #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/08/01/0150225/amazon-now-employs-almost-1-million-people-in-the-us---or-1-in-every-169-workers?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&...
Remote Work Without VPN Patches? Govt Security Agencies Reveal Most Exploited Vulnerabilities Slashdot reader storagedude quotes eSecurityPlanet : The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joined counterparts in the UK and Australia Wednesday to announce the top 30 vulnerabilities exploited since the start o #slashdot https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/2029239/remote-work-without-vpn-patches-govt-security-agencies-reveal-most-exploited-vulnerabilities?u...
Jodie Whittaker and Showrunner Chris Chibnall To Leave 'Doctor Who' Slashdot reader Dave Knott quotes the BBC's Doctor Who site: Having been in charge of the TARDIS since filming for the Thirteenth Doctor began in 2017, Showrunner Chris Chibnall and the Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, have confirmed they will be #slashdot https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/2244237/jodie-whittaker-and-showrunner-chris-chibnall-to-leave-doctor-who?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed
UK Pharmaceutical Firm Fined For Hiking Drug Price 6,000% Slashdot reader Bruce66423 shares a report from the Guardian:
The UK's competition watchdog has imposed fines of more than £100m on the pharmaceutical company Advanz and its former private equity owners after it was found to have inflated the p #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/2214256/uk-pharmaceutical-firm-fined-for-hiking-drug-price-6000?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #uk
Is Remote Work Forcing Smaller Cities to Compete With Big Tech Salaries? Remote working seems like a boon to smaller cities, Reuters reports:
About 30 per cent of remote workers plan on moving, according to two recent surveys: an April poll of 1,000 tech workers by nonprofit One America Works and a June survey of 1,006 na #slashdot https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/08/01/0347232/is-remote-work-forcing-smaller-cities-to-compete-with-big-tech-salaries?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed
It's the Hottest Job Market in 20 Years for Tech Workers Tribune News Services says we're now experiencing the "hottest job market for tech workers since dot-com era"
There's an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphin #slashdot https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/08/01/0343218/its-the-hottest-job-market-in-20-years-for-tech-workers?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #it
In Hawaii, Robot Dogs Join the Police Force "If you're homeless and looking for temporary shelter in Hawaii's capital, expect a visit from a robotic police dog that will scan your eye to make sure you don't have a fever," reports the Associated Press:
That's just one of the ways public safety #slashdot https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/21/08/01/025214/in-hawaii-robot-dogs-join-the-police-force?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #robot
Chinese Hackers Used Mesh of Home Routers To Disguise Attacks An anonymous reader quotes The Record:
A Chinese cyber-espionage group known as APT31 (or Zirconium) has been seen hijacking home routers to form a proxy mesh around its server infrastructure in order to relay and disguise the origins of their attac #slashdot https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/2135205/chinese-hackers-used-mesh-of-home-routers-to-disguise-attacks?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #communications
Free Software Foundation Will Fund Papers on Issues Around Microsoft's 'GitHub Copilot' GitHub's new "Copilot" tool (created by Microsoft and OpenAI) shares the autocompletion suggestions of an AI trained on code repositories. But can that violate the original coder's license? Now the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling for a clos #slashdot https://developers.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/0257201/free-software-foundation-will-fund-papers-on-issues-around-microsofts-github-copilot?utm_sou...
US Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Its Federal Prosecutors In January America's federal Justice Department said there was no evidence that Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds breach had accessed classified systems, remembers the Associated Press. But today?
The department said 80% of Microsoft emai #slashdot https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/1712233/us-justice-department-says-russians-hacked-its-federal-prosecutors?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #government
Nobel Winner Steven Weinberg, Who Unified Two of Physics' Fundamental Forces, Has Died Long-time Slashdot reader Mogster quotes :
Steven Weinberg, a Nobel-prize winning physicist whose work helped link two of the four fundamental forces, has died at the age of 88, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) announced Saturday (July #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/1739204/nobel-winner-steven-weinberg-who-unified-two-of-physics-fundamental-forces-has-died?utm_source=rs...
Tech Companies Praised for 'Pandemic Leadership', Vaccine Mandates "America reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike since February," reports Business Insider. But when it comes to anti-Covid measures like vaccine mandates, America's technology companies have been "decisive trend s #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/1652216/tech-companies-praised-for-pandemic-leadership-vaccine-mandates?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #usa
Texas Instruments' New Calculator Will Run Programs Written in Python "Dallas-based Texas Instruments' latest generation of calculators is getting a modern-day update with the addition of programming language Python," reports the Dallas Morning News:
The goal is to expand students' ability to explore science, technolo #slashdot https://developers.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/0347253/texas-instruments-new-calculator-will-run-programs-written-in-python?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed
Rocket Lab Successfully Carries a US Military Satellite Into Orbit "Resuming launches after a mission failure two months ago, Rocket Lab successfully placed a small U.S. military research and development satellite into orbit Thursday following a fiery liftoff from New Zealand..." reports Spaceflight Now:
Heading eas #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/0435242/rocket-lab-successfully-carries-a-us-military-satellite-into-orbit?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #space
Early Virus Sequences 'Mysteriously' Deleted Have Been Not-So-Mysteriously Undeleted "A batch of early coronavirus data that went missing for a year has emerged from hiding," reports the New York Times. (Jesse Bloom, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, had found copies of 13 of the deleted sequences on Googl #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/07/31/0059217/early-virus-sequences-mysteriously-deleted-have-been-not-so-mysteriously-undeleted?utm_source=rss1...
A Pilot Reported Another 'Possible Jet Pack Man' Near Los Angeles ABC News reports:
A Boeing 747 pilot near Los Angeles reported Wednesday night another "possible jet pack man in sight." It's the latest in a string of mysterious jet pack sightings near the City of Angels since last year.
After YouTube-dl Incident, GitHub's DMCA Process Now Includes Free Legal Help "GitHub has announced a partnership with the Stanford Law School to support developers facing takedown requests related to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)," reports VentureBeat:
While the DMCA may be better known as a law for protecting #slashdot https://developers.slashdot.org/story/21/07/30/2330253/after-youtube-dl-incident-githubs-dmca-process-now-includes-free-legal-help?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkan...
Google Play Gets Mandatory App Privacy Labels In April 2022 An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In iOS 14, Apple added a "privacy" section to the app store, requiring app developers to list the data they collect and how they use it. Google -- which was one of the biggest targets of Apple's #slashdot https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/07/30/227232/google-play-gets-mandatory-app-privacy-labels-in-april-2022?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #privacy
Someone Made a Playable Clone of Pokemon For the Pebble Smartwatch Developer Harrison Allen has developed a playable clone of Pokemon for the Pebble smartwatch, which was officially discontinued in late 2016 after the company was sold to Fitbit. Gizmodo reports: According to the game's developer, Harrison Allen, Peb #slashdot https://games.slashdot.org/story/21/07/30/222209/someone-made-a-playable-clone-of-pokemon-for-the-pebble-smartwatch?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #games