Ars Technica

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Want to pass your Facebook account to a heir? Move to Delaware

Becoming the first state to pass broad legislation related to the ownership of digital accounts, a new law in Delaware allows residents to pass digital assets to heirs, just like physical and financial assets. This means Delaware residents can pass along ... [Published Digital Trends - 2 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

A History of USB

Andrew Cunningham of Ars Technica provides a brief history of the USB, what it has replaced, and what has yet to replace it.He writes, "Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a 'Universal' Serial Bus, in its 18-or-so years on the ... [Published Digital Content Producer - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Delaware Passes Law to Give Heirs Rights to Digital Property

Delaware has become the first state in the US to enact a law that ensures families' rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death. Last week, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed House Bill (HB) 345, "Fiduciary Access ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 12 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 3 reports

Delaware Law Makes Your Email, Facebook Assets after You Die

Delaware has become the first U.S. state to pass a measure granting the family of a deceased individual rights to the person's email and other online accounts as if they were actual property.The "Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets and Digital Accounts ... [Published Auto World News - 14 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Hackers steal records on 4.5 million patients from healthcare system

Kevin SpencerA healthcare system spanning 29 states announced on Monday that cybercriminals operating from China stole information on approximately 4.5 million patients, including names, birth dates, and Social Security numbers.Community Health Systems, ... [Published ArsTechnica - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

New website aims to publicly shame apps with lax security

Posted by InfoSec News on Aug 19 http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/new-website-aims-to-shame-apps-with-lax-security/ By Robert LemosArs TechnicaAug 18 2014The amount of personal data traveling to and from the Internet hasexploded, yet many applications ... [Published Seclists.org - Info Security News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Tags to identify satirical articles on FB

Social networking site aims to stop its users falling victim to satirical news websitesThe Onion website recently published a story about a 9,600 mile long rollercoaster which may people believed to be trueFacebook is testing a new feature that will help ... [Published Arabianindustry.com - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

The 2014 Google tracker—Everything we know Google is working on this year

:55While some companies pride themselves on secrecy, Google doesn't seem interested in surprises. The future of the company is often proudly demonstrated on a stage in front of hundreds of people or announced to the world via a company acquisition press ... [Published Tech4Law - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

eBay, LastPass outages traced to table limit of older network routers

Some large networks and websites suffered a series of disruptions and outages last week, affecting a number of popular websites such as eBay and LastPass, as well as hosting provider Liquid Web.The outages were not caused by server or data center problems, ... [Published Fierce CIO - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Router, eBay Inc, Liquid Web
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Kill switches might let the government brick your smartphone

In today's open source roundup: Kill switch laws could give the government the power to brick your smartphone. Plus: A review of KDE Plasma 5, and is systemd evil? August 18, 2014, 11:45 AM — Smartphone kill switch laws have been touted in the media a ... [Published ITworld.com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 9 reports

Facebook Adding 'Satire' Tags to Fake News

Don't get duped: Facebook has added "satire" badges to links that appear in the "related articles" box.0sharesFacebook appears to be testing a new feature that clearly marks sarcastic news stories from sites like The Onion with a "satire" tag, lest users ... [Published PC Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Facebook Inc, Fake, ARS++
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Facebook Is Going to Tell Users What Satire Is

Facebook is fed up with clickbait headlines and the websites that mock them. The Onion and its sister site, Clickhole, have become so good at mimicking those headlines thatThe tag is intended to help people who , We are running a small test which shows ... [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Ars Technica

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He writes, "Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a 'Universal Serial Bus, in its 18-or-so years on the market it has spawned multiple versions with different connection speeds and many, many types of cables.""
...mandate and is likely to cause significant harm to broadcast television," said NAB Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning Rick Kaplan. "We are not looking to delay the auction. We merely hope that, if the FCC does not change course on its own, the Court will help put the auction back on the track Congress envisioned so that we can quickly achieve a balanced auction that benefits all stakeholders."
...Darryl Scott, D-Dover, said in a statement last week quoted by Ars Technica.  "By signing this bill into law, we're helping to protect the rights and interests of the average person in the face of a rapidly evolving digital world."
"In the modern world, digital assets have largely replaced tangible ones. Documents are stored in electronic files rather than in file cabinets. Photographs are uploaded to websites rather than printed on paper. However, the laws governing fiduciary access to these digital assets are in need of an update" the group said in a statement

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A History of USB [Published Digital Content Producer - 11 hours ago]
TV broadcasters file petition against FCC over ... [Published Electronista - 11 hours ago]
Delaware Passes Law to Give Heirs Rights to Dig... [Published DailyMe.Com - 12 hours ago]
Delaware Law Makes Your Email, Facebook Assets ... [Published Auto World News - 14 hours ago]
City Of Peoria Claims No Rights Were Violated W... [Published Techdirt - 14 hours ago]
Who Gets Your Digital Assets When You Die? [Published ABC News - 14 hours ago]
The Future of USB: The Story Behind the Little ... [Published Associations Now - 15 hours ago]
Hackers steal records on 4.5 million patients f... [Published ArsTechnica - 16 hours ago]
Facebook Censors Ferguson, MO News Content [Published Value Walk - 17 hours ago]
All States Should Adopt Delaware's Sweeping New... [Published Gizmodo - 18 hours ago]
Abbreviated pundit roundup: On Ferguson, 'gener... [Published Daily Kos - 21 hours ago]
Would you want your grieving mum to see your di... [Published Telegraph - 22 hours ago]
New website aims to publicly shame apps with la... [Published Seclists.org - Info Security News - Aug 19 2014]
Vermont's Case Against Notorious Scanner Patent... [Published Techdirt - Aug 19 2014]
Tags to identify satirical articles on FB [Published Arabianindustry.com - Aug 19 2014]
Microsoft's seizure of domains backfires [Published Cay Compass - Aug 19 2014]
Best Buy Leaks Specs and Price of Moto 360 Smar... [Published Overclockers Club - Aug 19 2014]
Facebook Thinks You’re Too Gullible For Satire [Published American Banking News - Forex - Aug 18 2014]
New social account shames insecure websites as ... [Published SlashGear - Aug 18 2014]
Where all those charges on your phone bill come... [Published Marketplace - Aug 18 2014]
The 2014 Google tracker—Everything we know Goog... [Published Tech4Law - Aug 18 2014]
Facebook’s New Policy Can’t Kill Satire Because... [Published boston.com - Aug 18 2014]
eBay, LastPass outages traced to table limit of... [Published Fierce CIO - Aug 18 2014]
Fed say red light camera vendor bribed Chicago ... [Published Russia Today - Aug 18 2014]
Facebook, Twitter Test New Features on Users [Published Social Times - Aug 18 2014]
Kill switches might let the government brick yo... [Published ITworld.com - Aug 18 2014]
Facebook testing out 'satire' tag on comedy news [Published CTV News - Aug 18 2014]
Satire shouldn’t come with a warning label [Published Salon - Aug 18 2014]
Facebook Adding 'Satire' Tags to Fake News [Published PC Magazine - Aug 18 2014]
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City Of Peoria Claims No Rights Were Violated W... [Published Techdirt - 14 hours ago]
Back in April, humble Peoria , Illinois, made national news when its mayor and police department combined forces to shut down a parody Twitter account. The account, named after Mayor Jim Ardis, sent out a few days worth of sex-and-drugs tweets, something ...
New website aims to publicly shame apps with la... [Published Seclists.org - Info Security News - Aug 19 2014]
Posted by InfoSec News on Aug 19 http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/08/new-website-aims-to-shame-apps-with-lax-security/ By Robert LemosArs TechnicaAug 18 2014The amount of personal data traveling to and from the Internet hasexploded, yet many applications ...
Vermont's Case Against Notorious Scanner Patent... [Published Techdirt - Aug 19 2014]
Last year, there were a few stories concerning a really despicable (more than usual) patent troll called MPHJ Holdings . Joe Mullin, over at Ars Technica, had dug deep into the details, finding a bunch of shell companies all sending demand letters to ...
A Week in Security (Aug 10 – 16) [Published Malwarebytes Unpacked - Aug 18 2014]
Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked: Check. Connect. Repeat. (Online Security) This post is a short study on bank site domain typosquatting . Domain sites were randomly picked, URLs were misspelled on purpose as part of the ...
Facebook satire tag aims to stop you getting fo... [Published Media: Media Monkey | guardian.co.uk - Aug 18 2014]
Social network trials feature that would flag up fake news stories from humorous sites in users news feeds Fed up with being taken in by headlines such as Security Experts Advise Americans To Not Click Anything? Facebook may have the answer: the ...
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Bloomberg Names Joshua Topolsky Editor – Bloomb... [Published Bloomberg Press Releases - Jul 25 2014]
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