‘My eyes are now wide open’: Kanye West says he’s been ‘used’ and plans to quit politics

Kanye West said he’s “distancing himself from politics” to focus on creative work. West — a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump — said he’s been “used” to spread messages he doesn’t believe in. The fallout follows a dispute with Candace Owens, who said West designed a logo for “Blexit,” a movement to convince African-Americans […]

Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open

Enlarge (credit: starwars.com) There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server. While the authentication-bypass flaw represents a major security hole that should be patched immediately, it wasn’t immediately clear what sites or devices were […]

Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

Foreshadow explained in a video. Another day, another speculative execution-based attack. Data protected by Intel’s SGX—data that’s meant to be protected even from a malicious or hacked kernel—can be read by an attacker thanks to leaks enabled by speculative execution. Since publication of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks in January this year, security researchers have […]

The mysterious new ‘Fallout’ game is reportedly using the same survival formula that’s seen wide success in other online games

There was a time, around four or five years ago, when it seemed the only games that were being released followed the same formula: early access, open-world, and survival. Games like Day Z and Rust exploded almost overnight, and many copycats followed. The premise of an open-world survival game is relatively simple —  you’re thrust […]

Silicon Valley’s pay gap between women and men in tech is so wide it increases the national average

All over the country, women across various industries are fighting for equal pay, and the tech industry is no exception. According to data from Statista, the average pay gap in the tech industry for cities across the US is about 16%, meaning that on average, women in tech get paid about 16% less than their […]

Wide Open First and Business Class Award Space on American Flights to Hong Kong

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The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it’s become. In an open letter appearing in The Guardian, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet — one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have constricted innovation and obliterated […]