Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. Facebook has launched a new set of parental controls for Messenger Kids. These new tools are designed to help parents “manage their child’s experience in Messenger Kids”. Which should help keep your child safe and you assured of their
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Most distros unaffected unless defaults were changed, but do check Sudo, a standard tool on Unix-y operating systems that lets select users run some or all commands as root, can be exploited to give superpowers to any logged-in user – if deployed with a non-default configuration. This security hole, discovered by Joe Vennix at Apple
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Extradition process around US fraud charges has kicked off Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch has submitted himself for arrest, a formality required as part of the extradition process initiated by the US Department of Justice. Lynch handed himself in at Charing Cross police station this morning before facing a preliminary extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court
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The week’s triumvirate of TITSUP* is complete Microsoft doesn’t do things by halves. Not content with Teams taking the day off or Outlook donning spammy sunglasses, now Windows 10 Search has joined the cock-up club. The problem, which looks like it is related to Bing (not the children’s television character), manifests itself by flinging up
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If you’ve splashed out, you may get one before the heat death of the universe Long-suffering Atari lovers will have to wait even longer for their over-priced, under-powered retro console, the intellectual-property shell company that owns the Atari brand, warned on Tuesday. This time it isn’t because there is a new AMD chip, or because
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Not perfect, not going to replace supercomputer math engines, fascinating nonetheless Deep-learning software may help scientists predict extreme weather patterns more accurately than relying on today’s weather prediction models alone. Simulations involving complex differential equations are run on supercomputers to predict the weather. The accuracy of forecasts using this approach have improved over time, though
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Blackpool isn’t just about stag dos, chips, and illuminations, after all Blackpool is literally and figuratively using artificial intelligence to pave the way for a better future for Britons, or something like that. It’s using machine-learning software to identify potholes on roads in desperate need of repair. Simply “all of it” isn’t precise enough, so
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El Reg digs into claims by Kiwi browser maker that ad giant is not GDPR compliant Analysis Google is potentially facing a massive privacy and GDPR row over Chrome sending per-installation ID numbers to the mothership. On Tuesday, Arnaud Granal, a software developer involved with a Chromium-based browser called Kiwi, challenged a Google engineer in
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1% of 1% of users affected, but as it’s Google that’s still in the six figures A bug in Google’s Photo software caused potentially 100,000 or more netizens to have their personal videos exposed to complete strangers last Thanksgiving. The Chocolate Factory this week began notifying punters that a bug in its data-archiving tool Takeout
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Crap security? Shocked, shocked, we tell you This may shock you, but Huawei effectively built a poorly hidden, insecure backdoor into surveillance equipment that uses its HiSilicon subsidiary’s chips, it appears. This security blunder could be exploited over the local network to inject commands into vulnerable devices. A hardware probester going by the name of
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Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. While we sometimes use modem and router interchangeably when talking about our home internet hardware, these two devices are not the same thing. In fact, their roles are very different. So what is a modem? What’s a router? And
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