Daily Archives: January 30, 2018

Drug companies submerged WV in opioids: One town of 3,000 got 21 million pills

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: Committee chairman Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) questions witnesses during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing concerning federal efforts to combat the opioid crisis. reader comments 0 Drug companies hosed tiny towns in … Continue reading

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Chinese satellite uses quantum cryptography for secure video conference between continents

Quantum cryptography allows communication that is guaranteed to be secure, thanks to the laws of physics. And it is becoming increasingly important. Physicists have long known that quantum computers will be able to break almost all other types of cryptography. … Continue reading

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What to Know About Monero, the Black Market Cryptocurrency That’s Going Mainstream

Over the weekend, we learned that hackers were using YouTube ads to take over computers and force them to mine cryptocurrency. These types of attacks (known as cryptojacking) are only becoming more common, but a closer look at the practice … Continue reading

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iOS 11 Is So Broken That Apple Is Reportedly Delaying Features in iOS 12

It looks like iOS 12 won’t be as flashy or fun as Apple originally wanted it to be. Following months of embarrassing bugs and performance issues, the company is reportedly pushing some features originally slated for this year’s iOS 12 … Continue reading

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This ‘Airbnb For DIY Garage Space’ Lets You Wrench In Random People’s Garages

Image: David Tracy. Art: Jason Torchinsky Thirty one-year-old Andrew Koretz just emailed me about his new company, “Garage Time,” which apparently allows anyone to rent out unused garage space to people who just need a place to wrench. It actually … Continue reading

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Google Took Down 700,000+ Bad Apps in 2017, Booted 100,000 Bad Developers From Google Play

The battle over clean, non-malicious apps on Google Play is a never-ending battle that Google is constantly finding new ways to address. For 2017, they not only improved on their ability to detect bad apps, they discovered new techniques that … Continue reading

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Apple under investigation by DOJ, SEC for disclosures of its iPhone slow-down update

reader comments 9 Apple’s battery fiasco continues to grow as the US government gets involved. According to a Bloomberg report, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating if Apple violated securities laws with its disclosures surrounding … Continue reading

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