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Google finds Android zero-day impacting Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi devices – ZDNet

Google finds Android zero-day impacting Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi devices – ZDNet

Google disclosed today that they found evidence of an Android unpatched vulnerability being used in attacks in the real world -- a so-called "zero-day." The vulnerability resides in the Android operating system's kernel code and can be used to help an attacker gain root access to the device.Ironically, the vulnerability was patched in December 2017…
Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV

Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV

Thanks for the zero day — SandCat revealed because Uzbek intelligence agency is bad at OPSEC. Sean Gallagher - Oct 3, 2019 5:30 pm UTC Enlarge / SandCat is a "Pez dispenser" of zero-days, a Kaspersky researcher said, handing over new exploits for free. William Thomas Cain / Getty ImagesA new "threat actor" tied to…
Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition

Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition

In May, San Francisco banned city agencies like the police and sheriff’s departments from using facial recognition technologies over concerns they would be “coercive and oppressive.” The cities of Oakland and Somerville, Massachusetts followed suit this summer. Congress, too, is considering action.Despite the concerns, a new poll finds that a majority of Americans—56 percent—trust law…
Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’ – BBC News

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The attack affected all models of iPhone, up until the latest version, Google's team said Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would…
Tiny robot finds an asteroid that’s freakishly free of dust

Tiny robot finds an asteroid that’s freakishly free of dust

Must have a good cleaning service — Asteroid Ryugu is a rubble pile, but it seems to be all rocks on the outside. John Timmer - Aug 22, 2019 7:36 pm UTC Enlarge / Ryugu's rubble-pile surface, taken by MASCOT shortly before it hit and started bouncing.For the last few months, Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has…
Man Finds Rare NES Game In Attic, Sells It For $9000 – Kotaku

Man Finds Rare NES Game In Attic, Sells It For $9000 – Kotaku

Reno man Scott Amos was going through some possessions from the attic of his childhood home the other day when he came across something: an unopened copy of Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with receipt from 1988.As the Reno Gazette Journal reports, nobody from Amos’ family can exactly remember why the game…
New poll finds the US generally trusts scientists, with some exceptions

New poll finds the US generally trusts scientists, with some exceptions

Trust and funding — General trust, but partisan skepticism, and worries about conflicts of interest. John Timmer - Aug 4, 2019 2:00 pm UTC Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released an analysis of polling results on Americans' views of science. In general, the poll was good news for the research community, showing a gradual-but-steady rise…
Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform

Tile finds another $45M to expand its item-tracking devices and platform

Tile — the company that makes popular small square-shaped tags and other technology to help people keep track of physical belongings like keys and bags — has made more recent moves to link up with chipmakers, helping it expand to wireless headsets and other electronic and other connected items as part of a wider smart home strategy.…
Study finds drivers are clueless about what driver assistance systems can (and can’t) do

Study finds drivers are clueless about what driver assistance systems can (and can’t) do

Automakers like Audi, BMW, GM’s Cadillac, Nissan and Tesla have advanced driver assistance systems that are robust enough to take the sting out of that daily highway commute by handling some driving tasks. The problem: Drivers don’t understand the limitations of these systems, according to two new studies released Thursday by Insurance Institute for Highway…
New report finds NASA awarded Boeing large fees despite SLS launch slips

New report finds NASA awarded Boeing large fees despite SLS launch slips

SLS woes — "It would be misleading for us to continue to report the June 2020 launch date." Eric Berger - Jun 19, 2019 3:06 pm UTC Enlarge / When will NASA's Space Launch System rocket take flight?NASAAs NASA talks up its Artemis Program to return humans to the Moon by the year 2024, a…

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Knuth on Huang’s Sensitivity Proof: “I’ve got the proof down to...

The Sensitivity Conjecture, which I blogged about here, says that, for every Boolean function f:{0,1}n→{0,1}, the sensitivity of f—that is, the maximum, over all 2n input strings x∈{0,1}n, of the number of input bits such that flipping them changes the value of f—is at most polynomially smaller than a bunch of other complexity measures of…

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