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Already facing an uphill misinformation fight, Facebook loses to scammers, too
Facebook's focus on misinformation is leaving an opening for another type of scam.
Oct 16 12:42AM Ars Technica

Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass
You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts
Oct 15 8:11PM Ars Technica

Verizon fiber suffered unprecedented damage from Hurricane Michael
Ongoing damage to Verizon fiber delays restoration of cell service.
Oct 15 4:40PM Ars Technica

Here's how to see if you're among the 30 million compromised Facebook users
The bad news: Private data was stolen. The good: Fewer accounts were affected.
Oct 12 7:56PM Ars Technica

Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
Whether spy chips reported by Bloomberg existed, attackers had much easier options.
Oct 11 10:00PM Ars Technica

Five graphics from Google show how carbon-intensive its data centers really are
Google wants to match actual energy demand with carbon-free supply.
Oct 11 8:11PM Ars Technica

Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you're sick, depressed and sell you meds
Echo could analyze your voice to detect a "physical or emotional abnormality.
Oct 11 5:13PM Ars Technica

Apple bets $600 million on improving Apple Watch, iPhone battery life
Apple's relationship with Dialog goes back many years, to the early iPhone days.
Oct 11 3:45PM Ars Technica

Robocallers evolved to sidestep new call blocking rules, AGs tell FCC
Thirty-five states urge FCC to let carriers block "neighbor spoofing" calls.
Oct 10 8:50PM Ars Technica

Ajit Pai's 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband
FCC plans to tilt a spectrum auction toward T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.
Oct 10 3:48PM Ars Technica

Why would Exxon donate $1 million to a carbon tax initiative?
A carbon tax might be one way forward but Exxon's donation won't move the needle.
Oct 9 10:51PM Ars Technica

European offshore wind giant buys US' most successful offshore wind company
In a sign of offshore wind to come, Deepwater's contract success is valuable.
Oct 8 11:34PM Ars Technica

After throttling firefighters, Verizon praises itself for sav[ing] lives
Verizon tries to repair reputation after throttling firefighters during wildfire.
Oct 8 4:58PM Ars Technica

Are super-cheap solar fields in the Middle East just loss-leaders?
Recent solar projects have offered solar energy for less than 3 cents/kWh. Is that right?
Oct 8 3:44PM Ars Technica

Hate your Comcast broadband? Verizon might sell you 5G home Internet
Verizon targets cities dominated by cable, citing customer demand for competition.
Oct 5 10:30AM Ars Technica

Company that sucks CO2 from air announces a new methane-producing plant
Company says net negative emissions need to start now to limit global warming.
Oct 4 8:16PM Ars Technica

Tonight a Virgin Atlantic 747 will fly on fuel made from industrial waste gas
Displacing jet fuel is a first step toward reducing the carbon footprint of flight.
Oct 2 7:41PM Ars Technica

Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps
The change affects 250,000 Amazon employees and more than 100,000 seasonal workers.
Oct 2 1:45PM Ars Technica

First UEFI malware discovered in wild is laptop security software hijacked by Russians
LoJax repurposed LoJack anti-theft agent as rootkit that could survive OS re-installs.
Oct 2 12:33PM Ars Technica

Calif. enacts net neutrality lawUS gov't immediately sues to block it [Updated]
Justice Department sues CaliforniaAjit Pai called state rules "illegal.
Oct 1 12:07AM Ars Technica