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Breaking a 16-year-old tradition in Dwarf Fortress February 3, 2023

Image: Kitfox Games For almost two decades, there was only one programmer working on Dwarf Fortress. Now, following a big launch on Steam and Itch.io, that’s finally changed. Continue reading…

​Lyft paying $27M to settle driver classification suit – CNET

A California judge gives final approval in the class action lawsuit, confirming that the ride-hailing company’s drivers will remain independent contractors.
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Future AirPods could get heart rate sensors and noise cancellation (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 76) – CNET

New iPads are coming in April, and maybe end the whole thing with “New, new, new!” but you don’t have to.
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US nuclear test films rescued, declassified, put on YouTube – CNET

By showing the power of these nuclear weapons, physicist Greg Spriggs hopes “maybe people will be reluctant to use them.”
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String of fileless malware attacks possibly tied to single hacker group

Several attacks observed over the past few months that rely heavily on PowerShell, open-source tools, and fileless malware techniques might be the work of a single group of hackers.

An investigation started by security researchers from Morphisec into a recent email phishing attack against high-profile enterprises pointed to a group that uses techniques documented by several security companies in seemingly unconnected reports over the past two months.

“During the course of the investigation, we uncovered a sophisticated fileless attack framework that appears to be connected to various recent, much-discussed attack campaigns,” Michael Gorelik, Morphisec’s vice president of research and development, said in a blog post. “Based on our findings, a single group of threat actors is responsible for many of the most sophisticated attacks on financial institutions, government organizations, and enterprises over the past few months.”

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Google vows to change ad policy after boycotts in UK – CNET

After some ads in the UK were shown next to extremist YouTube content, the tech giant said it will give brands more control over where their ads appear.
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You'll have to travel to China to get the best version of the Galaxy S8 – CNET

An analyst suggests that the Galaxy S8 could come with more RAM in China, which would be totally unfair.
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Subaru puts a WRX STI on a bobsled run, crashy insanity occurs – Roadshow

Driving for Subaru sounds like an interesting job.
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FBI arrests Twitter user who sent seizure-inducing GIF to journalist – CNET

The tweet allegedly came with the message: “You deserve a seizure.”
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Do you have an incident response plan in place?

Details matter when developing an incident response (IR) plan. But, even the most successful IR plans can lack critical information, impeding how quickly normal business operations are restored.

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Warning: Your networking tools are weakening your web security

As more of the internet adopts HTTPS everywhere to secure communications, enterprises rely on inspection tools to examine encrypted traffic to make sure it doesn’t contain malicious activity. Unfortunately, the devices intended to verify the security of networking communications appear to be undermining HTTPS, US-CERT warned.

“All systems behind a HTTPS interception product are potentially affected,” the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Response Team wrote in its advisory.

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What are these strange parallel lines in the Russian snow? – CNET

Let’s speculate wildly about some unusual lines standing out in the snow in Russia as spotted by an astronaut on board the space station.
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Weekend streaming: Netflix picks up two seasons of 'Lucha Underground' – CNET

Punch all the things! The craziest wrestling show you’ve ever seen hits Netflix along with Marvel’s “Iron Fist.”
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Lexus, Buick have best service experience, JD Power says – Roadshow

Its annual US Customer Service Index Study looks at both dealership service departments as well as non-dealership entities.
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St. Patrick's Day gives Twitter a pot of meme gold – CNET

Social Cues: St. Patrick’s Day is the top trend on Twitter, and Sean Spicer’s tie is a green meme machine.
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​Goodbye, YouTube annotations: Google ends support May 2 – CNET

Google’s going with Cards instead, because of mobile.
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Recreating the iconic 'Ghost in the Shell' shelling sequence – CNET

See how the new live action film recreates the legendary anime’s iconic opening sequence with a mixture of practical effects and CGI.
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Meet your new Monopoly tokens: Quack! Rawr! – CNET

Monopoly fans show several old tokens the door and replace them with a feathered friend, a tub toy and an extinct creature.
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Nintendo is ramping up its Switch supply, report says – CNET

Retailer GameStop says it’s getting more in, starting March 22.
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Robotic legs give the paralyzed a new view of their world – CNET

From CNET Magazine: Exoskeletons are slowing making their way out of hospitals and rehab centers and into homes.
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Yahoo breach exposes the drawbacks of state-sponsored hacking

When governments turn to private hackers to carry out state-sponsored attacks, as the FBI alleges Russia did in the 2014 breach of Yahoo, they’re taking a big risk.

On the one hand, it gives them a bit of plausible deniability while reaping the potential spoils of each attack, but if the hackers aren’t kept on a tight leash things can turn bad.

Karim Baratov, the 22-year-old Canadian hacker who the FBI alleges Russia’s state security agency hired to carry out the Yahoo breach, didn’t care much for a low profile.

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Connected GE dryers can now order dryer sheets on their own – CNET

GE just gave its line of smart dryers the ability to shop via Amazon Dash.
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There's a green comet in the night sky this St. Patrick's Day – CNET

If you end up seeing trails after the Irish celebration, make sure it’s not the coma of a rare visit from a steamy space rock.
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We are giving away a Switch console! – CNET

CNET and GameSpot are joining forces to give you a chance to win* a Nintendo Switch. This giveaway ends on March 30, 2017.
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Evan Puschak is making YouTube for smart people – CNET

From philosophy to comedy, Nerdwriter host Even Puschak breaks down complicated topical concepts so well I bet you’ll subscribe.
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