Publication: ArsTechnica

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AT&T: Cities should never offer Internet service where ISPs already do or might later

Mike MozartIn 20 states , legislators have protected Internet service providers from competition by passing laws that make it difficult or impossible for cities and towns to offer Internet service to residents.Further Reading Scare tactics: See how big ... [Published ArsTechnica - 12 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

OneDrive starting to sync files bigger than 2GB

While Microsoft has increased the amount of free space in its OneDrive cloud storage service and made it cheaper to buy more space, filling the cloud with data has always been a little annoying, since the company's sync apps have been limited to a maximum ... [Published ArsTechnica - 12 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

NASA rover to get Martian memory wipe

An alien world, extraterrestrial exploration, and memory wipes on Mars sound like the makings of a Hollywood movie. Instead, it's a major IT project.After a decade of exploring, the Opportunity rover's computer system will get a reboot to reformat its ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Move over Iceland: Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea is the volcano to watch

Tavurvur erupting in 2008. Taro TaylorLast week, the eyes of volcanologists—and presumably a few nervous pilots—were fixed on Iceland. But unexpectedly, the volcanic eruption that made headlines happened on the other side of the world, in Papua New ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Cities scramble to upgrade ‘stingray’ tracking as end of 2G network looms

Thomas HawkFurther Reading Court allows use of “stingray” cell tracking device in murder caseCourt finds judge's order was basically like a warrant, so tracking was ok.OAKLAND, CA—Documents  released  last week by the City of Oakland reveal that it is ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

What Jennifer Lawrence can teach you about cloud security

Jenn Deering DavisBy now, you already have probably heard about the digital exposure, so to speak, of nude photos of as many as 100 celebrities , taken from their Apple iCloud backups and posted to the “b” forum on 4Chan. Over the last day, an alleged ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

How a new HTML element will make the Web faster

Soon, you won't need to be the Flash for quicker Web browsing. Flickr user: Katie KruegerThe Web is going to get faster in the very near future. And sadly, this is rare enough to be news.The speed bump won't be because our devices are getting faster, ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

American Southwest has 80% chance of decade-long drought this century

Satellite view of Southern California and Nevada as of June. NASA/Earth ObservatoryIn a good year, the management of water resources in the American West is contentious. When a drought hits, most everyone feels it, and this year is certainly no exception. ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Offline attack shows Wi-Fi routers still vulnerable

A researcher has refined an attack on wireless routers with poorly implemented versions of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup that allows someone to quickly gain access to a router's network.The  attack  exploits weak randomization, or the lack of randomization, ... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
Entities: Router, Wi-Fi, Attack
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Is there a benefit to compiling your code as you go?

This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange , a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites .CaptainCodeman  asks:I recently had a job interview in ... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

John Walker, the Navy spy who defined crypto-betrayal, dead at 77

This week, the man responsible for what is probably the biggest cryptographic failure in military history died—just a few months before he was due to be released from prison. John Walker Jr., the man who led a family spy ring that exposed a vast trove ... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Samsung licenses HERE maps, still trying to escape the Google ecosystem

Enlarge / Samsung has lots of ammunition against Google, but will it ever pull the trigger?Samsung and Nokia have signed an agreement to bring Nokia's HERE mapping service to just about every Samsung device imaginable. Nokia announced that  HERE for Android ... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]

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..."We've struggled to have an effective Internet connection," they wrote. "Some of our Internet usage is work-related, and it's frustrating when you can't connect or you have a slow connection to complete your work."
As Marquis explains, they thought they had a solution. "We started with an image for mobile and then selectively enhanced it up from there. It was a hack using cookies and JavaScript. It worked up until about a week before the site launched."
...are the leading suspect in causing these resets," John Callas, project manager for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project, said in a statement. "The flash reformatting is a low-risk process, as critical sequences and flight software are stored elsewhere in other non-volatile memory on the rover."
"These things aren't cheap," Soghoian added. "My guess is that there are law enforcement agencies around the country who are frantically trying to find the money because at some point in the future, in the next two to five years, their existing stingrays are going to stop working and my guess is that they're really worried about that."

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AT&T: Cities should never offer Internet servic... [Published ArsTechnica - 12 hours ago]
OneDrive starting to sync files bigger than 2GB [Published ArsTechnica - 12 hours ago]
How a new HTML element will make the Web faster [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 02 2014]
NASA rover to get Martian memory wipe [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
What Jennifer Lawrence can teach you about clou... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
Move over Iceland: Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
American Southwest has 80% chance of decade-lon... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
Cities scramble to upgrade ‘stingray’ tracking ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 01 2014]
Is there a benefit to compiling your code as yo... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
John Walker, the Navy spy who defined crypto-be... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
Offline attack shows Wi-Fi routers still vulner... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
Samsung licenses HERE maps, still trying to esc... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 30 2014]
Gencon: My journey into the heart of the nerd k... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 29 2014]
Steve Jobs gets posthumous design patent on ico... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 29 2014]
Report: Next iPhone will use NFC for mobile wal... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 29 2014]
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Last remaining MSN Messenger network to close o... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 29 2014]
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IPv6 adoption starting to add up to real number... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 28 2014]
“Wish we could say more”: Apple makes the Septe... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 28 2014]
Leap Motion gets a head-mounted upgrade, become... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 28 2014]
How big telecom smothers city-run broadband [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 28 2014]
Scare tactics: See how big ISPs demonize city-o... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 28 2014]
JPMorgan, other banks hacked, and FBI looks to ... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 28 2014]
Dropbox matches Google and Microsoft pricing fo... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 27 2014]
Netflix sends 99 percent of its traffic over fr... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 27 2014]
Appeals court knocks out computer bingo patents [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 27 2014]
A newbie’s guide to why so many people are watc... [Published ArsTechnica - Aug 26 2014]
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