Security - Posted On:2017-04-28 00:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Kill Net Neutrality and You'll Kill Us, Say 800 US Startups

yro - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:44:58 Source: slashdot

A group of more than 800 startups has sent a letter to the FCC chairman Ajit Pai saying they are "deeply concerned" about his decision to kill net neutrality -- reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. The group, which includes Y Combinator, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, Imgur, Nextdoor, and Warby Parker, added that the decision could end up shutting their businesses. They add, via an article on The Verge: "The success of America's startup ecosystem depends on more than improved broadband speeds. We also depend on an open Internet -- including enforceable net neutrality rules that ensure big cable companies can't discriminate against people like us. We're deeply concerned with your intention to undo the existing legal framework. Without net neutrality, the incumbents who provide access to the Internet would be able to pick winners or losers in the market. They could impede traffic from our services in order to favor their own services or established competitors. Or they could impose new tolls on us, inhibiting consumer choice. [...] Our companies should be able to compete with incumbents on the quality of our products and services, not our capacity to pay tolls to Internet access providers." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Facebook report admits foreign governments are influencing discourse

facebook - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:15:01 Source: engadget

On the same day Facebook released its report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, its Threat Intelligence team announced new steps the social giant is taking to combat so-called \

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Meet Nintendo’s new $150 2DS XL console, launching July 28

Gadgets - Posted On:2017-04-27 23:00:00 Source: techcrunch

 Nintendo has a new handheld video game system it released pretty much out of the blue on Thursday. The 2DS XL is basically a 3DS XL without the 3D, with a smaller physical footprint for more portability, but with the same size large, dual displays you’ll find on the 3DS XL. The new console hits store shelves July 28, so we’ll still have to wait a while to get our hands on one, but…

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Nintendo's latest portable is the $150 2DS XL

2ds - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:30:01 Source: engadget

Nintendo is dropping the NES Classic Edition from its lineup, but it has new hardware on the way with this just-announced New Nintendo 2DS XL. The portable system will cost $150 when it goes on sale July 28th, with the same large screen of the 3DS XL, but as its name implies, it will only display \

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Google iOS search now finds streaming movies, music and TV

android - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:15:02 Source: engadget

Finding streaming content on your iPhone is getting easier. Google announced on Wednesday that the newest update to its search app on iOS devices will enable users to find TV shows, movies and songs on streaming services. That includes iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube and Spotify. \n\nThe feature, which is already available on Android and the desktop, displays the icons of streaming services that currently offer the content you're searching for. So, for example, if you look for Zootopia, the app will pop the \

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 22:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 21:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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The next generation of VR enhancements coming to HTC Vive

7invensun - Posted On:2017-04-27 21:30:07 Source: engadget

The first year of consumer virtual reality has been exciting, to be sure, but ask anybody in the industry, and they'll tell you that it's only the beginning. Engineers and developers are always chasing the next big thing in VR technology: wireless headsets, better walking simulation systems, eye-tracking and more. It's a long road to getting that better VR experience, but there's tons of room to grow -- and Vive's Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance is one group trying to help that happen. We stopped by the VRCA's fourth member meeting to see how the next generation of VR is coming along, and some of it is closer than you might think. Wireless VR, for instance, is already here -- TPCast's wireless HTC Vive adapter shipped earlier this year, untethering VR users from their PCs with without introducing any perceptible lag. Now the company is taking it to the next level by introducing an upgraded adapter designed specifically for multi-user applications. The TPCast \

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 21:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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DNA-Based Test Can Spot Cancer Recurrence a Year Before Conventional Scans

science - Posted On:2017-04-27 21:29:58 Source: slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A revolutionary blood test has been shown to diagnose the recurrence of cancer up to a year in advance of conventional scans in a major lung cancer trial. The test, known as a liquid biopsy, could buy crucial time for doctors by indicating that cancer is growing in the body when tumors are not yet detectable on CT scans and long before the patient becomes aware of physical symptoms. It works by detecting free-floating mutated DNA, released into the bloodstream by dying cancer cells. In the trial of 100 lung cancer patients, scientists saw precipitous rises in tumor DNA in the blood of patients who would go on to relapse months, or even a year, later. In the latest trial, reported in the journal Nature, 100 patients with non-small cell lung cancer were followed from diagnosis through surgery and chemotherapy, having blood tests every six to eight weeks. By analyzing the patchwork of genetic faults in cells across each tumor, scientists created personalized genomic templates for each patient. This was then compared to the DNA floating in their blood, to assess whether a fraction of it matched that seen in their tumor. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Security - Posted On:2017-04-27 21:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for "testing their DDoS protection systems." [...]

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