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  • About 3% of Starlink satellites have failed so far
    SpaceX has drawn plenty of praise and criticism with the creation of Starlink, a constellation that will one day provide broadband internet access to the entire world. To date, the company has launched over 800 satellites and (as of this summer) is producing them at a rate of […]
  • RIAA blitz takes down 18 GitHub projects used for downloading YouTube videos
    Main target of the takedown was the youtube-dl project, a Python library that had amassed more than 72k stars on GitHub and was used in many YouTube video ripping tools and services. Microsoft-owned GitHub has removed today 18 projects from its code-hosting portal following a legal request filed […]
  • Intel Suffers IP Data Breach – Here it is.
    Today, data was leaked online by a Swiss security researcher after receiving it from an anonymous hacker. US chipmaker Intel is investigating a security breach after earlier today 20 GB of internal documents, with some marked “confidential” or “restricted secret,” were uploaded online on file-sharing site MEGA. The […]
  • Make a Twitter Bot 🤖 Easily
    Twitter bots! It’s all the buzz — like 2 years ago 😅 Anyway, now they’re really easy to make. Let’s do it! Ready, Set, Go! First, get python! Be sure to check the install pip checkbox during installation – that’s how you get python libraries! We’re gonna need […]
  • The Last Good Phone
    In a world where expensive dumbed-down phones rule supreme, one stood out in defiance… Remember headphone jacks? Of course this phone still has that. Remember IR blasters, the wonderful innovation that let your phone act as a universal remote? Yeah, it’s got that. Expandable storage, that thing Apple […]
  • Open Sourcing Immortality
    It’s about time someone went and did it! Now there’s a place to talk about extending the natural human life in a collaborative manner. Check it out at: Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. It’s also a great place for memes! 🧐
  • You Should Probably Buy Bitcoin BEFORE the Next Halving
    A hot take by one of our writers: 7.8 billion People on Earth “In demographics, the world population is the total number of humans currently living, and was estimated to have reached 7.8 billion people as of March 2020. It took over 200,000 years of human history for […]
  • Goodbye AdBlock– Google to ‘Deprecate Chrome Apps’ June 2020
    Global chaos; Pandemic, market crashes, and now… this? According to several pages and indications from Google, as of June 2020 Chrome will “End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux.” What does that mean for you and me? No more ad blockers (uBlock matrix, AdBlock Plus), […]
  • Hiding the Header (title of your page/post) on WordPress
    It’s pretty simple. Just add the following CSS… .page-id-7 .entry-header { display: none; } Where .page-id-7 is the ID# of the page you want to hide it on. You can get this by going to edit view of a post/page and looking at the URL. As an example […]
  • Are Tesla’s Cameras a Threat To Our Privacy?
    “I love that my car recorded a hit-and-run on my behalf,” writes a technology columnist at the Washington Post. “Yet I’m scared we’re not ready for the ways cameras pointed inside and outside vehicles will change the open road…” Long-time Slashdot reader Strudelkugel shared the Post’s report: It’s […]
  • The Department of Defense agency responsible for securing the communications of President Trump has suffered a data breach
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: The Department of Defense agency responsible for securing the communications of President Trump has suffered a data breach. Here’s what is known so far. The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) describes itself as a combat support agency of the […]
  • Google Hands Feds 1,500 Phone Locations In Unprecedented ‘Geofence’ Search
    According to Forbes, Google has sent 1,494 device identifiers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to help them investigate arsons carried out across Milwaukee, Wisconsin, throughout 2018 and 2019. “The requests, outlined in two search warrants obtained by Forbes, demanded to know which specific Google customers […]
  • Russian Police Raid NGINX Moscow Office
    Today, Russian police have raided the Moscow offices of NGINX, Inc., a subsidiary of F5 Networks and the company behind the internet’s most popular web server technology. From a report: Equipment was seized and employees were detained for questioning. Moscow police executed the raid after last week the […]
  • Vulnerability In Fully Patched Android Phones Under Active Attack By Bank Thieves
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A vulnerability in millions of fully patched Android phones is being actively exploited by malware that’s designed to drain the bank accounts of infected users, researchers said on Monday. The vulnerability allows malicious apps to masquerade as legitimate apps that […]
  • It’s Way Too Easy To Get a .gov Domain Name
    Brian Krebs: Many readers probably believe they can trust links and emails coming from U.S. federal government domain names, or else assume there are at least more stringent verification requirements involved in obtaining a .gov domain versus a commercial one ending in .com or .org. But a recent […]
  • Democrats Propose Sweeping Online Privacy Laws
    mspohr quotes a report from The Guardian: Top Democrats on Tuesday proposed tough new privacy laws to rein in the U.S.’s tech companies after a series of scandals that have shaken confidence in the companies and exposed the personal data of millions of consumers. The effort, led by Senator Maria Cantwell, […]
  • Apple Changes Crimea Map To Meet Russian Demands
    ardmhacha writes: Apple has complied with Russian demands to show the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russian territory on its apps. Russian forces annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, drawing international condemnation. The region, which has a Russian-speaking majority, is now shown as Russian territory on Apple Maps […]
  • New Tracking Prevention in Microsoft’s Edge Will Hit Google the Hardest
    Microsoft’s Edge browser is built on the same open source code as Google Chrome. But Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet, noticed something interesting: On January 15, 2020, Microsoft is scheduled to roll out a completely revamped Edge browser to the general public. That browser, which is available for […]
  • Apple exec says students who use Google’s ‘cheap’ laptops at school are ‘not going to succeed’
    Apple’s marketing SVP Phil Schiller slammed Google’s Chromebooks in an interview with CNET published on Wednesday, saying that students who use them are not going to succeed. The remarks are an escalation of Apple’s rhetoric about the competitive K-12 market in the United States where it is losing to […]
  • Stupid-ass TLDs 🙄
    I like to think I’m not an overly opinionated person. That being said, when I saw the internet number authority’s list of TLDs, I felt full of opinions. Take a scroll through for yourself! What do you find? Wonderful-sounding, generic, general-purpose top level domains that you might want, […]
  • AWS Customers Rack Up Hefty Bills For Moving Data
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Information: There are a lot of ways companies can rack up high bills for using cloud services, sometimes unexpectedly. One particularly stiff expense is the cost of shifting data from one cloud provider’s servers to another provider, or to a […]
  • Bank of America Says It Saves $2 Billion Per Year By Ignoring Amazon and Microsoft and Building Its Own Cloud Instead
    Bank of America has bucked the Wall Street trend by building its own private cloud software rather than outsourcing to companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. From a report: The investment, including a $350 million charge in 2017, hasn’t been cheap, but it has had a striking payoff, CEO Brian […]
  • Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps App In Memo
    On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company’s decision to remove a mapping app in Hong Kong, saying that the company received “credible information” from authorities indicating the software was being used “maliciously” to attack police. Bloomberg reports: Apple pulled HKmap.live from its App Store on Wednesday after flip-flopping between […]
  • Supreme Court Allows Blind People To Sue Retailers If Their Websites Are Not Accessible
    The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way Monday for blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible to these people. “In a potentially far-reaching move, the justices turned down an appeal from Domino’s and let stand a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling holding that […]
  • Apple Hides Taiwan Flag in Hong Kong
    iPhone users in Hong Kong have noticed a change in the latest version of iOS: the Flag for Taiwan emoji is missing. From a report: Previously restricted on Chinese iOS devices, all other regions of the world have continued to enjoy access to all flags in the iOS emoji […]
  • ⛵ South Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Expo ✨
    Just a quick heads up to let folks know we’ll be walking around at the STBCOC Expo here at the Tampa Convention Center! Info below: Date and Time Thursday Sep 26, 20194:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Location Tampa Convention Center333 S. Franklin Ave.Click here for directions. PARKING: […]
  • Sprint Took FCC Cash For ‘Serving’ 885,000 People It Wasn’t Actually Serving
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Sprint has been caught taking millions of dollars in government subsidies for “serving” 885,000 low-income Americans who weren’t using Sprint service, the Federal Communications Commission said today. Sprint violated the Lifeline program’s “non-usage rule” that requires providers of free, subsidized plans to […]
  • Live Chat Support! 👍
    We’ve just added something really handy! If ever you’re stuck, have a question, or just wanna see what’s up, stop by our main site and you’ll be greeted ✋ with a live chat icon! That way, you can reach one of us directly. This should greatly improve turnaround […]
  • Taking care of Business!
    Boy, it sure has been a busy year — already! To think it’s still only March. We’ve got 3 new clients, TwiceUponATime, LouisvilleIP, and Lilpeachy! TwiceUpon is a really neat kid’s stuff consignment and thrift store, with an array of necessities for child-rearing. LouisvilleIP is a new bar and […]
  • Some minor tweaks!
    I added an interactive “web” display on the homepage of Anicyber. What do you think? I’m working now to separate the heavy lifting to a self-hosted CDN hosted at cloud.anicyber.com — this means that the blog and other large files will come from a subdomain, and a separate […]
  • Merry Christmas!
    That’s all. 🎅
  • Getting started…
    We’ve incorporated as of November, 2018. Looking forward to a new year!