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Massive scale of Russian election trolling revealed in draft Senate report
Data shows messages tuned to support Trump, discourage opposition.
Dec 17 9:02PM Ars Technica

FCC forces California to drop plan for government fees on text messages
FCC said texts aren't telecommunications, causing California to ditch fee plan.
Dec 17 8:38PM Ars Technica

CenturyLink blocks Internet access, falsely claims state law required it
Utah customers were booted offline until they acknowledged security software ad.
Dec 17 4:32PM Ars Technica

Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada
Emails threaten explosions unless people pay $20,000 in Bitcoin.
Dec 14 1:45AM Ars Technica

Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail
Group breaches SMS-protected accounts. It's still testing attacks against 2fa apps.
Dec 13 10:20PM Ars Technica

Verizon cuts 10,000 jobs and admits its Yahoo/AOL division is a failure
Verizon's Oath division failing in ad market, and it could get even worse.
Dec 13 9:24PM Ars Technica

Ohio Congressman: We can fund border wall with WallCoin
Author of proposal for regulating ICOs thinks one could help secure border.
Dec 13 9:03PM Ars Technica

T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say
FCC filing: T-Mobile claimed to cover areas where it hadn't installed 4G cells.
Dec 13 4:45PM Ars Technica

Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost
Amazon aims to sink itself deeper into enterprises with new tools.
Dec 12 5:20PM Ars Technica

Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found
In letter to customers, company declares no evidence supporting Bloomberg report.
Dec 11 6:58PM Ars Technica

Comcast rejected by small townresidents vote for municipal fiber instead
Comcast offered to wire up Charlemont, Mass. for $462,000town said, "no.
Dec 11 4:41PM Ars Technica

Testing the first commercial VPN provider to offer WireGuard connectivity
Veteran VPN provider IVPN launches in-app WireGuard support.
Dec 11 2:00PM Ars Technica

Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users
Goof let developers see names, email addresses, and more, even when set to be nonpublic.
Dec 10 8:30PM Ars Technica

50 years on, we're living the reality first shown at the Mother of All Demos
Douglas Engelbart changed computer history forever on December 9, 1968.
Dec 9 11:45PM Ars Technica

Why driving is hardeven for AIs
Despite promises of "soon," the infrastructure to support the driverless future isn't there yet.
Dec 7 8:00PM Ars Technica

All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things
AI and machine learning can turn "Smart" cities' mountain of data into lifesaving insights.
Dec 7 1:00PM Ars Technica

22 apps with 2 million+ Google Play downloads had a malicious backdoor
Device-draining downloader used for ad fraud could have recovered other malicious files.
Dec 6 10:08PM Ars Technica

Amazon automated machine punctures bear spray can, 24 employees hospitalized
One employee is in critical condition.
Dec 6 8:26PM Ars Technica

NASA's next Mars rover will use AI to be a better science partner
Experience gleaned from EO-1 satellite will help JPL build science smarts into next rover.
Dec 6 8:00PM Ars Technica

AT&T/Verizon lobby misunderstands arrow of time, makes impossible claim
USTelecom claims the 2018 net neutrality repeal boosted investment in 2017.
Dec 6 6:26PM Ars Technica