Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an alert that some Medtronic implanted defibrillators contain vulnerabilities that would allow them exploited by attackers who had the right knowledge of the devices and close proximity to an individual possessing one.…

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Source: Gizmodo – Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Defibrillators Could Be Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Flaw

Nintendo's Labo VR Kit Is Its Wildest Cardboard Adventure Yet

With its first two kits, Nintendo has already elevated a medium that usually spends most of its life sitting in a recycle bin. Now with the new cardboard Labo VR Kit, on top of adding a whole new dimension of gaming to the Switch’s arsenal, with designs and materials to make cardboard birds, elephants, blasters, and…

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Source: Gizmodo – Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit Is Its Wildest Cardboard Adventure Yet

Jezebel We Should Probably Talk About Lauren Duca | Deadspin Tom Izzo Flips Out On Aaron Henry, Has

Jezebel We Should Probably Talk About Lauren Duca | Deadspin Tom Izzo Flips Out On Aaron Henry, Has To Be Held Back By Players | Splinter One Nation Under Pizza Ranch | The Grapevine R. Kelly Can’t Leave Illinois, but Wants to Travel to Dubai to Perform in Order to Pay Child Support | The A.V. Club Leviathan fuckin’…

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Source: Gizmodo – Jezebel We Should Probably Talk About Lauren Duca | Deadspin Tom Izzo Flips Out On Aaron Henry, Has

FCC to Cough Up $43,000 Settlement for Refusing to Turn Over Fake Comment Records

While not admitting to any fault, the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday settled a lawsuit for tens of thousands of dollars after unlawfully withholding records from a reporter under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Source: Gizmodo – FCC to Cough Up ,000 Settlement for Refusing to Turn Over Fake Comment Records

Researchers Create Fake Profiles on 24 Health Apps and Learn Most Are Sharing Your Data

Using apps to keep track of your medication or look up the symptoms of your latest mysterious illness might be convenient. But a new study out this week highlights the hidden privacy risks of plugging sensitive health information into your smartphone. Namely, that medical apps love to collect your data, but are only…

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Source: Gizmodo – Researchers Create Fake Profiles on 24 Health Apps and Learn Most Are Sharing Your Data

Admitted Meme Thief FuckJerry Sued for Allegedly Stealing a Meme

There’s a lot of reasons why you might have heard about FuckJerry. In addition to being a popular Instagram account, it’s also come under fire for playing a big hand in promoting the ill-fated Fyre Festival via owner Elliot Tebele’s social media agency Jerry Media. It’s also notorious for building its success by…

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Source: Gizmodo – Admitted Meme Thief FuckJerry Sued for Allegedly Stealing a Meme

Stanford's New Institute to Ensure AI Is 'Representative of Humanity' Mostly Staffed by White Guys

Stanford University, the bastion of higher education known for manufacturing Silicon Valley’s future, launched the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence this week with a massive party. Big names and billionaires like Bill Gates and Gavin Newsom filed into campus to back the stated mission that “the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Stanford’s New Institute to Ensure AI Is ‘Representative of Humanity’ Mostly Staffed by White Guys

Leaked Memo Shows Kickstarter Senior Staffers Are Pushing Back Against Colleagues' Union Efforts

Tuesday afternoon, a contingent of Kickstarter employees went public with their intention to unionize under the name Kickstarter United. According to an email provided to Gizmodo, however, senior staffers at the crowdfunding company are already attempting to push back against the plan to make Kickstarter the first…

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Source: Gizmodo – Leaked Memo Shows Kickstarter Senior Staffers Are Pushing Back Against Colleagues’ Union Efforts

Scientists Find Huge Trove of Marine Fossils from the 'Cambrian Explosion' in China

Scientists have uncovered a wealth of well-preserved fossils in China from the early Cambrian Period, representing 101 species so far, over half of which have never been described before.

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Source: Gizmodo – Scientists Find Huge Trove of Marine Fossils from the ‘Cambrian Explosion’ in China

Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Many file sharers want the highest quality copy of a film they can find, and until recently, those would most often come from ripping a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Links to these files are clearly labeled as such, but a few weeks ago a 2160P copy of Aquaman leaked onto the internet claiming it instead originated from an…

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Source: Gizmodo – Did All This Pirated 4K Content Leak From iTunes?

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of Passwords Accessible in Plaintext for Years

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of account passwords in plaintext for years, the company admitted on Thursday following a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs. The passwords were accessible to over 20,000 Facebook employees, according to Krebs, raising the obvious risk that they could be improperly…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of Passwords Accessible in Plaintext for Years

Chelsea Manning's Lawyers Say No Formal Accusation She Gave False Statements During Court Martial

Chelsea Manning’s legal team went into damage-control mode Thursday after a headline by the Daily Beast suggested that prosecutors had accused her of lying or mistakenly giving false testimony during her 2013 court-martial.

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Source: Gizmodo – Chelsea Manning’s Lawyers Say No Formal Accusation She Gave False Statements During Court Martial

MoviePass Co-Founder's New Startup Must Be Stopped

The co-founder of MoviePass wants to make going to the movies more affordable, so long as you’re comfortable submitting to mandatory ad watching and creepy surveillance tech. PreShow, an invitation-only service launched by Stacy Spikes, uses facial recognition software to make sure you are actively tuning into a…

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Source: Gizmodo – MoviePass Co-Founder’s New Startup Must Be Stopped

This Truck Spilled 40,000 Pounds of Printer Ink In a Crash That Probably Cost a Gazillion Dollars

If you’ve ever griped about the cost of printer ink—and at this point, who hasn’t?—then prepare for some well-deserved schadenfreude. On Wednesday morning, a tractor-trailer spilled 40,000 pounds of printer ink onto an Atlanta highway in what is undoubtedly a really freaking expensive crash.

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Source: Gizmodo – This Truck Spilled 40,000 Pounds of Printer Ink In a Crash That Probably Cost a Gazillion Dollars

Wikipedia and Reddit Stage Eleventh-Hour Protest Against Alarming EU Copyright Plan

The European Union has been reconsidering its copyright laws for several years, and for months we’ve been trudging towards a final vote. Well, that vote is scheduled for Tuesday, and if approved it could mean the end of the open internet as we know it.

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Source: Gizmodo – Wikipedia and Reddit Stage Eleventh-Hour Protest Against Alarming EU Copyright Plan

I Rode an E-Scooter as Far From Civilization as Its Batteries Could Take Me

Almost as suddenly as the electric rent-a-scooters appeared, everyone had an opinion about them. They began clogging sidewalks across the Bay Area in late 2017 ($1 to start!) as brands with four-letter names like Bird and Lime fought for dominance in the latest vampiric startup scheme. Folks were excited to share…

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Source: Gizmodo – I Rode an E-Scooter as Far From Civilization as Its Batteries Could Take Me