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 2019-01-17 02:10 

Slashdot

Key West Moves To Ban Sunscreens That Could Damage Reefs...

Yesterday, the Key West City Commission unanimously voted to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain two ingredients -- oxybenzone and octinoxate -- that a growing body of scientific evidence says harm coral reefs. The measure must now be reviewed again b...

 2019-01-17 02:07 

Fark

Hipsters be on the lookout for this guy randomly slapping 13-year-old girls on the street. With video [Scary]...

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 2019-01-17 01:51 

reddit

Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after boss made her work on Sundays...
 2019-01-17 01:32 

Fark

Today's mad lib headline: Louisville man's death at site of cockfighting ring found to be from hypothermia [Strange]...

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 2019-01-17 01:30 

Slashdot

Researchers Report Breakthrough In Ice-Repelling Materials...

"Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new theory in physics called stress localization, which they used to tune and predict the properties of new materials," reports Phys.Org. "Based on those predictions, the researchers ...

 2019-01-17 01:16 

Boing Boing

Slack's new logo is a playdoh swastika...

Behold the Brostika! Like the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo, Slack's new brand has a negative-space surprise in store. The bars point the "lucky" left way, at least, rather than, well, to the right. Here's their "Logo explorations for...

 2019-01-17 01:00 

Fark

Photoshop these ducts in a row [Photoshop]...

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 2019-01-17 00:58 

Fark

"Jesus made me the smartest man on earth," says the man who drove his Ferrari off a dock because that same Jesus told him too. So, maybe just the smartest man in Florida [Florida]...

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 2019-01-17 00:50 

Boing Boing

Adam Savage is back, in 'MythBusters Jr.' on Science Channel (Wednesdays 9 pm ET/6 pm PT)...

Adam Savage is back with an all-new show, and he'll be tweeting live during tonight's MythBusters Jr. on The Science Channel . The episode is named "Battery Blast," so we're expecting there will be explodey explosions, and they're ...

 2019-01-17 00:50 

Slashdot

Fortnite Bugs Gave Hackers Access To Millions of Player Accounts, Researchers Say...

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point say three vulnerabilities chained together could have allowed hackers to take control of any of Fortnite's 200 million players. "The flaws, if exploited, would have stolen the account access token set ...

 2019-01-17 00:24 

Fark

I'm Popeye the sailor man, I live in a garbage can; I eat all the worms and spit out the germs (thereby discovering a natural agent more effective than DEET for repelling mosquitoes, AAAhhhHHH Guh...

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 2019-01-17 00:21 

reddit

South Florida Politician "Unapologetic" for Racist Comment, Compares Muslim Congresswoman to "Hitler"...
 2019-01-17 00:10 

Slashdot

Marco Rubio Introduces Privacy Bill To Create Federal Regulations On Data Collection...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at creating federal standards of privacy protection for major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The bill, titled the Ameri...

 2019-01-16 23:48 

Boing Boing

Most Facebook users don't know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds...

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their...

 2019-01-16 23:31 

Boing Boing

Huawei under U.S. criminal investigation for alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile, other tech companies...

China's Huawei is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation in which federal prosecutors say the Chinese tech company stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners including technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile used to test smartphones, ca...

 2019-01-16 23:30 

Slashdot

Federal Prosecutors Are Investigating Huawei For Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets, Says Report...

According to The Wall Street Journal, federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation to see if Huawei allegedly stole trade secrets from U.S. companies. The probe is reportedly built out of civil lawsuits against the telecommunications firm. T...

 2019-01-16 23:07 

reddit

FBI arrests Georgia man for allegedly plotting to attack the White House, other Washington locations...
 2019-01-16 23:05 

Fark

That feeling you get when you're dispatched to break up a brawl at a sex party and you discover your wife is one of those involved [Awkward]...

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 2019-01-16 22:50 

Fark

"Delete my browser historyyy..." *thunk* [Interesting]...

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 2019-01-16 22:50 

Slashdot

New Satellite Network Will Make It Impossible For a Commercial Airplane To Vanish...

pgmrdlm quotes a report from CBS News: For the first time, a new network of satellites will soon be able to track all commercial airplanes in real time, anywhere on the planet. Currently, planes are largely tracked by radar on the ground, which doesn'...

 2019-01-16 22:40 

Boing Boing

FBI arrests Georgia man suspected of planning to bomb White House...

Federal agents today arrested a man in Georgia who they say was planning an attack with weapons and explosives on the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. The attack was to have taken place tomorrow, Thursday, ...

 2019-01-16 22:35 

Fark

Retired NFL player finds peeping tom staring into his daughter's window as she was getting dressed for school. Don't mess with Dad mugshot ensues [Florida]...

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 2019-01-16 22:23 

reddit

John Bogle, 89, Vanguard founder, financial pioneer...
 2019-01-16 22:20 

Fark

Coffee plants are on their way to extinction. I think it's safe to say EVERYBODY PANIC [Scary]...

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 2019-01-16 22:10 

Slashdot

Google Play Starts Manually Whitelisting SMS, Phone Apps...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google is implementing major new Play Store rules for how Android's "SMS" and "Call Log" permissions are used. New Play Store rules will only allow certain types of apps to request...

 2019-01-16 22:09 

Boing Boing

A list of Steve King's worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain stupid...

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns , this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades. Notable that these long, long predate the latest "why does racism have such a negative s...

 2019-01-16 21:50 

Fark

Florida solves opioid epidemic with new warning label on pill bottles [Florida]...

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 2019-01-16 21:45 

Boing Boing

The EU's Copyright Directive charm offensive pats Europeans on the head and tells them leave it up to the corporations...

When it comes to the new Copyright Directive, some in the EU would prefer that Europeans just stop paying attention and let the giant corporations decide the future of the Internet. In a new Q&A about the Directive , the European Parliament or rather, the...

 2019-01-16 21:35 

Fark

Bridge to install bird spikes to prevent suicides. Apparently suicidal people don't want to inflict pain on themselves [Interesting]...

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 2019-01-16 21:31 

Slashdot

YouTube Cracks Down on 'Harmful and Dangerous' Challenges and Pranks...

YouTube has set stricter guidelines for "harmful and dangerous" prank and challenge videos. From a report: "We've always had policies to make sure what's funny doesn't cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous," reads...

 2019-01-16 21:00 

Fark

Photoshop this haunted hill house [Photoshop]...

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 2019-01-16 20:52 

Slashdot

Federal Prosecutors Pursuing Criminal Case Against Huawei for Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets: Report...

Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China's Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners, including the technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test smartphones, WSJ reported Wednesd...

 2019-01-16 20:50 

reddit

NYC restaurants cutting staff hours as minimum wage hits $15...
 2019-01-16 20:50 

Fark

Don't call it a comeback [Stupid]...

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 2019-01-16 20:40 

reddit

Man treated in hospital after injecting himself with own semen to treat back pain...
 2019-01-16 20:38 

Boing Boing

Woman with no arms or legs demonstrates how she folds laundry, showers, writes, etc....

Amy Brooks was born without arms or legs. In a series of wonderful videos, she shows how she goes about everyday activities like folding laundry, cooking, showering, and writing. After being abandoned at the hospital by her birth parents, she was adopted ...

 2019-01-16 20:35 

Fark

People have rights to run "Sexual Encounter Center" in privacy of their own home, just not around these here parts. "Look, you want to play, I'm no prude. But I don't know who'...

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 2019-01-16 20:20 

Boing Boing

TSA agents, unpaid for 30 days, are blasting explicit hip-hop in airport terminals...

Say you work at the government agency with the lowest morale of any Fed job and then Cheeto Hitler decides to treat you like a casino contractor and not pay you, for thirty days, and recommends that you do chores for your landlord to stop from getting evi...

 2019-01-16 20:17 

reddit

Israel evicting Palestinian family to replace them with settlers. Authorities hand eviction order to the Sabbagh family of 45 people, so Israeli settlers could move into their homes....
 2019-01-16 20:13 

Boing Boing

Bug in reservation system used by 140+ international airlines exposes passenger data and allows for manipulation...

Noah Rotem got an intriguing error message from El Al's reservation system ("PNR: https://fly.elal.co.il/LOTS-OF-NUMBERS-HERE*) and by tugging at the loose thread it revealed, he was able to view any "Passenger Name Record" in El Al's ...

 2019-01-16 20:10 

Slashdot

Happy 18th Birthday, Wikipedia...

This week, Wikipedia celebrates its 18th birthday. If the massive crowdsourced encyclopedia project were human, then in most countries, it would just now be considered a legal adult. But in truth, the free online encyclopedia has long played the role of t...

 2019-01-16 20:05 

Fark

Hair appointment delayed by gossip? Time for Florida Woman to handle it [Florida]...

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 2019-01-16 20:00 

Boing Boing

Gates tells Mueller of Trump campaign deal with Israel's Psy-Group for 2016 "social media manipulation"...

[PHOTO: Psy Group's headquarters in Israel, via ] Former Donald Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe, and has provided info on a firm in the Middle East that is reported to have wor...

 2019-01-16 19:50 

Fark

Dude. This is your last chance. Run like the wind and don't look back, with or without colored contacts [Scary]...

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 2019-01-16 19:37 

reddit

Michigan State president faces ouster after saying Nassar victims are 'enjoying' the 'recognition'...
 2019-01-16 19:35 

Fark

Americans' favorite sriracha sauce, "Rooster Brand," is now being exported to Thailand, where sriracha sauce was invented. And let's just say it's not going too well [Fail]...

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 2019-01-16 19:30 

Slashdot

Microsoft is Separating Cortana From Search in Windows 10...

Microsoft is making some big changes to Cortana in Windows 10. The company intends to decouple search and Cortana in the Windows 10 taskbar, allowing voice queries to be handled separately to typing in a search box to find documents and files. From a repo...

 2019-01-16 19:20 

reddit

May's government survives no confidence vote...
 2019-01-16 19:18 

Boing Boing

New Ted Bundy documentary based on deeply creepy unheard jailhouse recordings...

If you're into the dark fringes of true crime media... The forthcoming documentary "Conversations With A Killer," about serial killer Ted Bundy, is based on 100 hours of two journalists' unheard audio interviews conducted on death row befo...

 2019-01-16 19:15 

reddit

Florida cop fired after wrongfully arresting innocent people using questionable test kits...

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