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Local governments will soon be able to use Facebook to send emergency alerts

Local governments will soon be able to use Facebook to send emergency alerts

Facebook has long positioned itself as a place where communities can share information during a crisis. Today, the company said it will start giving local governments and first responders the ability to send alerts to their communities during an emergency. Facebook already offers tools like Safety Check, which lets you tell others that you’re safe…
Local governments are forcing the scooter industry to grow up fast

Local governments are forcing the scooter industry to grow up fast

Battery fires and other regulatory issues are creating new challenges Gone are the days when tech companies can deploy their services in cities without any regard for rules and regulations. Before the rise of electric scooters, cities had already become hip to tech’s status quo (thanks to the likes of Uber and Lyft) and were…
Severe local 0-Day escalation exploit found in Steam Client Services

Severe local 0-Day escalation exploit found in Steam Client Services

pwnt in 60 seconds — This trivially-exploited security allows any user root—er, LOCALSYSTEM—privileges. Jim Salter - Aug 7, 2019 10:33 pm UTC Enlarge / Breaking bugs are as described—a security flaw in Steam's client service allows easy execution of arbitrary code as LOCALSYSTEM.Earlier today, disgruntled security researcher Vasily Kravets released a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows…
Ajit Pai has yet another plan to stop local broadband regulation

Ajit Pai has yet another plan to stop local broadband regulation

Pai vs. cities and towns — Cities can't use cable authority to charge broadband fees, Pai says. Jon Brodkin - Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm UTC Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington DC.Ajit Pai is continuing his multi-year battle against local broadband regulation with…
Cloosiv gives local coffee shops a mobile ordering experience on par with the mega chains

Cloosiv gives local coffee shops a mobile ordering experience on par with the mega...

Starbucks’ mobile ordering app has proven wildly popular for the company, with reports indicating that it had more users than the likes of Apple Pay or Google Pay last year. The convenience is just too alluring. When you’re late for work and forgot to eat, being able to order up a drink and a sandwich…
LoCal: A Language for Programs Operating on Serialized Data (PLDI 2019 PLDI Research Papers) – PLDI 2019

LoCal: A Language for Programs Operating on Serialized Data (PLDI 2019 PLDI Research Papers)...

In a typical data-processing program, the representation of data in memory is distinct from its representation in a serialized form on disk. The former has pointers and arbitrary, sparse layout, facilitating easy manipulation by a program, while the latter is packed contiguously, facilitating easy I/O. We propose a language, LoCal, to unify in-memory and serialized…
Tom Nook Will Be Reinvesting Back Into The Local Island Community In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Life

Tom Nook Will Be Reinvesting Back Into The Local Island Community In Animal Crossing:...

About time! by Liam Doolan 2 hours agoIf you had your doubts about Tom Nook in the past, the first-look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this week probably didn't change your opinion about him. This time around, he's offering players a deserted island lifestyle package and is selling it as if it's the opportunity…

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Pete Buttigieg rolls out $80 billion plan to improve rural broadband

On Tuesday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a new economic policy plan for rural America that includes a multibillion-dollar broadband initiative and a pledge to fight for public internet options. As part of the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s $80 billion “Internet For All” initiative, he promises to expand internet access to unserved and…

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