Why x86 won’tsurvivex86 is a micro-architecture created by Intel that has been around since 1978. It powers most laptops, and more than likely powers the one you’re using right now. It’s considered powerful, effective, and reliable… until a few months ago. A short history of leaks and exploits found in the x86 micro-architecture found in… Read More


Google is tracking you. Even when you’re in Airplane Mode. It knows when you get out the car. When you’re walking. We now have proof.Google has been secretly tracking people against their wishes. The company has been collecting Android users’ location data, even when they’ve actively disabled location services. It’s an extremely concerning discovery, which… Read More


German identity cards issued since 2010 come with a radio frequency identification chip that stores information about the holder. This includes name, date of birth and a biometric picture. If the holder so chooses, it can also store their fingerprints. The new cards are machine-readable and can be used as travel documents in most countries… Read More


CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available. Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not… Read More


Snowden and Cambridge Analytica have put France off Silicon Valley giants. It’s a change of heart that could have global ramifications France is working hard to avoid becoming a digital colony of the US or China. Last month, both the French National Assembly and the French Army Ministry declared that their digital devices would stop… Read More


The YouTube algorithm that I helped build in 2011 still recommends the flat earth theory by the *hundreds of millions*. This investigation by @RawStory shows some of the real-life consequences of this badly designed AI. Source: threader… Read More


According to the message, a hacker going by the name AmFearLiathMormakes quite a few interesting claims such as hacking ProtonMail’sservices and stealing user’s email, that ProtonMail is sending their user’s decrypted data to American servers, and that ProtonMail is abusing the lack of Subresource Integrity (SRI) use to purposely and maliciously steal their user’s passwords.… Read More


Chip designer Nvidia Corp on Thursday forecast disappointing sales for the holiday quarter, pinning the blame on unsold chips piling up with distributors and retailers after the evaporation of the cryptocurrency mining boom. The Santa Clara, California-based company also posted sales that missed expectations for its third quarter. Shares plunged nearly 17 percent in late… Read More


A recently discovered botnet has taken control of an eye-popping 100,000 home and small-office routers made from a range of manufacturers, mainly by exploiting a critical vulnerability that has remained unaddressed on infected devices more than five years after it came to light. Researchers from Netlab 360, who reported the mass infection late last week,… Read More