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A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:58
A bad code update allowed anyone to easily reveal which accounts posted to Facebook Pages—including celebrities and politicians—for several hours. 
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New 'smart diaper' for adults shown at CES will monitor body temperature, stool, and urine

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:55
A company in Miami called Smardii is developing a new smart diaper that will monitor for the presence of urine and stool to help keep both senior citizens and infants clean and keep caregivers informed.
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A group of new astronauts join NASA under the Artemis program and could be the first to step on Mars

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 14:47
It's been more than two years in the making, but 13 astronauts have finally joined NASA under the mission that will bring the first female to the moon and some may be the first humans to step on Mars.
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'Escape From Tarkov' Won't Include Playable Women Characters

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:54
The game's developers say it would require “a huge amount of work.”
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Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:54
Mark Zuckerberg promised default end-to-end encryption throughout Facebook's platforms. Nearly a year later, Messenger's not even close.
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Amazon claims shopping browser extension Honey is a 'security risk' that harvests customer data

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:00
Amazon is urging users to uninstall Honey, the free shopping aid that automatically finds and applies coupon codes when users shop online, claiming the platform is a 'security risk'.
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Vermont state senator wants to make it a crime for anyone under 21 to have a cell phone

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:50
Teenagers who own cell phones in Vermont could become outlaws if new bill introduced into the state senate is passed, which would outlaw cell use for anyone under 21, punishable by $1,000 fine.
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Forget C-E-S, it's all about S-E-X! Event turns up the heat with sex techologies this year

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:14
From hand-free vibrators to live sperm cams and a 'Build-a-Vibe' booth, sex tech turned up the heat at CES this year after being banned from attended - and they could come back even bigger in 2021.
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Leaked iPhone SE 2 renders show Apple's next 'budget' handset

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:57
Leaked images of the supposed iPhone SE 2 or 'iPhone 9' show a device with a 4.7-inch display just the iPhone 8, which Apple released nearly two-and-a-half years ago.
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Why Scientists Are Flying Drones Into Clouds of Whale Snot

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:48
Researcher Iain Kerr was on a boat, covered in whale snot, when the idea hit him: Why not hack a drone to fly into whale snot instead?
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Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:40
This new type of battery can be cut, bent, soaked, shot, and lit on fire—and it still powers up just fine.
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Wildlife is flourishing in the exclusion zone around the disabled Fukushima nuclear reactor

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:35
Researchers spotted more than 20 species in areas around the disabled Fukushima Daichii reactor, including wild boar, macaques and fox-like raccoon dogs.
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Some NY subway commuters with Apple Pay are getting double charged when they swipe their MTA card

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:26
A new wireless payment system in the New York City subway appears to be causing some commuters to be double charged as they pass through the turnstiles for their morning commute.
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The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:15
Two more companies recalled their ranitidine drugs, generic forms of Zantac, over concerns they may contain a carcinogenic substance.
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CES 2020 in 10 GIFS

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:04
Yes, CES is over. But these looping GIFs will help you stay there forever.
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Quorn is putting the 'farm to shop' carbon footprint details of its most popular products

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:59
The British meat free food producer is the first major brand to announce it will include third party verified carbon footprint details on its products.
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Germany could have WON the Battle of Britain if they started earlier, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:39
The two enormous blunders by ex-fighter pilot ace Hermann Goering, who led the assault, crippled the Nazi effort and helped Britain and the RAF defeat the Nazi's and their Luftwaffe.
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Cyber crooks are using a major security flaw in the Mozilla Firefox web browser to hack users

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:12
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) revealed the vulnerability could allowed criminals to seize total control of the browser.
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Hummingbirds owe their stunning iridescent plumage to 'pancake-like' cells in their feathers

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:02
Hummingbirds owe their famous iridescent plumage to 'pancake-like' cells in their feathers, according to new research, which reflect a rainbow-like array of light just like shimmers off a soap bubble.
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Bored with Sunday Service? Maybe Nudist Church Is Your Thing

Wired - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:00
Or even mass from the comfort of your driver's seat. No matter your lifestyle, there’s a way for you to convene with God in America.
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