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Shadowhammer, WPA3, and Alexa is Listening: This Week in Computer Security

Let’s get caught up on computer security news! The big news is Shadowhammer — The Asus Live Update Utility prompted users to download an update that lacked any description or changelog.
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Ultimate McDonald’s hacks and insider secrets you need to know before your next visit

to discover hacks, debunk misconceptions, and source insider secrets, which could assist on your next visit. Here’s everything YOU need to know about McDonald’s, including how long it takes to cook a …
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Facebook’s role in Brexit – and the threat to democracy

Facebook's role in Brexit - and the threat to democracy

British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave a passionate speech at the TED conference in Vancouver this week. You should watch it.

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Shadowhammer, WPA3, and Alexa is Listening: This Week in Computer Security – Hackaday

Shadowhammer, WPA3, and Alexa is Listening: This Week in Computer Security  Hackaday

Let’s get caught up on computer security news! The big news is Shadowhammer — The Asus Live Update Utility prompted users to download an update that …

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McDonald’s manager reveals how to hack the secret menu and get your hands on everything from the Monster Mac to the Neopolitan shake

McDonald’s secret menu has long been rumoured in the UK and while the brand has previously claimed it doesn’t exist, turns out you can order from it – if you know what to ask for. From burgers with …
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Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh Review: Charge Up to a 15″ MacBook Pro + Wireless Charging – Gotta Be Mobile

Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh Review: Charge Up to a 15″ MacBook Pro + Wireless Charging  Gotta Be Mobile

The Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh portable charger may look like a normal battery pack, but it’s packing two features that take it to a new level. The top of this small …

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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, both our winners on the insightful side come in response to our post about Zoe Keating’s detailed look at the problems with last year’s Music Modernization Act and its impact on independent musicians. In first place, it’s Rico R. highlighting how little many musicians even knew about what was happening:

I’m an independent musician, and this is the first time I’m hearing about this comment period on the Music Modernization Act, and it’s almost over! I say this with the utmost respect, but if Techdirt, a non-major small-time news operation, is the first time I hear about a potentially troubling implementation of updated copyright law in a way that directly affects me, there’s a major disconnect between legacy gatekeepers and actual creators. I have to wonder if legacy players are hoping that smaller independent artists (like myself) just don’t do anything so they can make money off of works they don’t own or represent. And they say that copyright law is designed to protect small creators like me? Yeah, right!!

In second place, it’s Mason Wheeler with an opinion about word choice when describing how the new copyright process is designed to “help divert money to the big music publishers and away from independent artists”:

“Divert.”

As important as it is to call out publishing interests on their continuous abuse of the word “steal” WRT copyright infringement, it’s equally important to apply it appropriately instead of using euphemisms. So let’s call a spade a spade here: the process is rigged to allow big music publishers to steal money from independent artists. The NMPA has designed a system in which they get to take money that rightfully belongs to independent artists, and stuff their own pockets with it instead. That’s legitimate theft.

For editor’s choice on the insightful side, we’ve got a pair of comments about the idea that YouTube could moderate all its content. First up, it’s Bamboo Harvester with a point about a key obstacle we didn’t mention:

You missed…

…a big one. He’s assuming all the video is in English.

You’re not going to get multi-lingual reviewers for minimum wage.

This clown needs to see the team involved in a “live” (ten to thirty second transmission delay) TV broadcast.

Next, it’s a response to that comment from JoeCool with even more to add:

It goes even further than that. Not only is the language an issue, but the content as well. Is this medical video okay, or is it endorsing snake oil? Is this engineering video okay, or is it con artists trying to sell a perpetual motion machine? Is this biography okay, or it is libelous/slanderous/defamation?

It goes on and on and on… you’ll need at least as many experts on EVERY subject to sort and vet each video.

Over on the funny side, our first place winner is an anonymous response to a regular critic, regarding claims about leaving the comment section:

No, really, I’m seriously leaving this time.

Did you hear me? I’m leaving!

Just checking in. I wasn’t sure if maybe the internet was out and you didn’t see that I was leaving.

Guys, it’s really difficult to feel self-important when you ignore how significant it is that I’m leaving.

You’re all stupid poopyheads and I’m taking my ball and going home! Maybe.

In second place, it’s renato with a response to the Tennessee sheriff who claimed his department uses an MRAP to protect children:

Finally someone has thought about the kids.

For editor’s choice on the funny side, we start out with Bobvious, who responded to the proposal that the Right To Be Forgotten’s alternative name could be the Right To Erasure:

Nominative Antonym: Right to be Streisanded.

(To be honest I’m not 100% sure what a nominative antonym is, and Googling just gets me lists of antonyms for the word “nominative”, but right to be Streisanded is apt!)

And last but not least, we’ve got NoahVail with an alternative proposal to trying to force YouTube to moderate everything:

Baby steps

Before we leap into a huge endeavor like mods reviewing every upload, maybe we should trial the “Review Process” on a more reasonable scale.

I suggest having politicians read and understand every law, before they vote on it.

That’s all for this week, folks!

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We Should Let China Spy on Us – Washington Post

We Should Let China Spy on Us  Washington Post

Even as the U.S. and China seem headed toward a truce on trade, their rivalry is heating up in other areas. The threat of espionage taking place under the cover …

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Aurora offers free internet security course to residents – Chicago Tribune

Aurora offers free internet security course to residents  Chicago Tribune

The city of Aurora is offering residents a free course in home internet security.

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New Details Emerge on Windows Zero Day – Dark Reading

New Details Emerge on Windows Zero Day  Dark Reading

The CVE-2019-0859 vulnerability, patched last week, is the latest in a string of Windows local privilege escalation bugs discovered at Kaspersky Lab.

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This new Army unit could help the US win the next Cold War – ArmyTimes.com

This new Army unit could help the US win the next Cold War  ArmyTimes.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ― In January, the Army took a step forward in its march toward the Multidomain Operations concept, standing up the first unit designed …

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Morrisons heads to UK Supreme Court over data breach – Financial Times

Morrisons heads to UK Supreme Court over data breach  Financial Times

Wm Morrison, the UK supermarket chain, is heading to Britain’s highest court in an effort to overturn a ruling that it is responsible for compensating thousands of …

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How to use your Android as a key to protect your accounts – Komando

How to use your Android as a key to protect your accounts  Komando

In April, Google made a bold announcement: “The ultimate account security is now in your pocket.” Those are some eye-catching words for anybody concerned …

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Google 2FA Approach Turns Android Smartphones Into Security Keys – Security Intelligence

Google 2FA Approach Turns Android Smartphones Into Security Keys  Security Intelligence

Smartphones running Android 7.0 and higher can now serve as two-factor authentication (2FA) tools as part of a Google 2FA strategy to boost security across its …

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Google plays Whack-A-Mole with naughty Android developers – Naked Security

Google plays Whack-A-Mole with naughty Android developers  Naked Security

Android developers without a track record are going to be submitted to more checks in order to stamp out those of “bad faith.”

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Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Get March Security Update; Nokia 9 PureView Gets April Update With Improvements: Reports – NDTV

Nokia 5, Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Get March Security Update; Nokia 9 PureView Gets April Update With Improvements: Reports  NDTV

Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8 receiving March security patch, while Nokia 9 is getting April security patch with other improvements.

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SAFE Emergency Mobile Alerts Platform For School Safety | Security News – SecurityInformed

SAFE Emergency Mobile Alerts Platform For School Safety | Security News  SecurityInformed

S.A.F.E., the Safety Alerts for Education Foundation, announced that it is donating the Safety Alerts for Education (S.A.F.E.) emergency mobile alerts platform to …

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