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Machine learning can 'fingerprint' programmers

Programmers tend to have their own distinct styles, but it's not really feasible to pore over many lines of code looking for telltale cues about a program's author. Now, that might not be necessary. Researchers have developed a machine learning system that can 'de-anonymize' programmers, whether …

Machine Learning

‘The most bizarre thing I’ve ever been a part of’: Trump panel found no widespread voter fraud, ex-member says

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, one of the 11 members of the commission formed by President Trump to investigate supposed voter fraud, issued a scathing rebuke of the disbanded panel on Friday, accusing Vice Chair Kris Kobach and the White House of making false statements and saying that …

Government

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

We explain nothing.<p>The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Without zero, much of our modern world …

Mathematics

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

Scott Pruitt Personally Involved in ‘Ratf*cking’ Ex-Aides Who He Feels Betrayed Him

The EPA chief demands loyalty. He doesn’t always reciprocate, though.<p>On May 18, a top aide to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt …

Wi-Fi's getting a crucial WPA3 security upgrade, starting today

If you’re in the market for a new Wi-Fi router, you’ll want to get one that supports WPA3, the latest security protocol for networking devices.<p>After more than a decade of using the same security standards, more than 500,000 consumer-grade routers around the world were breached last year by hackers …

Europe is pushing back against Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Here’s how.

By Chad P. Bown<p>President Trump made proclamations on Thursday to impose new import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Effective March 23, these tariffs would apply to steel and aluminum exports arriving from all countries — aside from Canada and Mexico. Those two get a …

Why Trump's Predecessors Did Not Meet With North Korea

If Donald Trump meets with Kim Jong Un sometime this spring, he’ll be the first sitting American president to meet with a North Korean leader. There …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer

For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index at the end of the post. But: if you’re revving up to send me a note explaining what kind of ammunition the AR-15 uses, and how it is similar to (and different from) the military’s M-16 (and so on), please first at least look at …

'This is not going to end well': Trump's friends and allies are worried he's spiraling out of control — and they say this time is different

President Donald Trump's friends and confidantes are reportedly more worried about his emotional health than ever before.<p>As Trump becomes ever more focused on perceived attacks against him, constantly obsesses over TV coverage, and lashes out at friends and foes alike in public, many close to him …

Donald Trump

Democratic memo: FBI was investigating Trump campaign associates weeks before receiving dossier

The document’s release opens a new partisan front.<p>The FBI team investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's contacts with Russians had already opened inquiries into multiple people connected to the campaign when it received a controversial dossier alleging illicit ties between then-candidate Donald …

House Intelligence Committee

CNN interview with a Trump supporter goes sideways after she learns she unknowingly touted pro-Trump events coordinated by Russian trolls

A woman in Florida who unknowingly posted messages in support of events promoted by Russia-linked trolls during the 2016 US presidential campaign denied she had been duped by the Kremlin operatives.<p>Florine Gruen Goldfarb ran the Facebook page Team Trump Broward County, which posted messages touting …

Donald Trump

Trump Is No Longer Bothering to Conceal His Corruption

The president of the United States owns a business with globe-spanning assets and liabilities. Many of his investments involve partnerships with …

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

This simple script renders data collected by your ISP unusable

After voting last month to strip Obama administration guidelines, the Federal Communications Commission ceded control of the internet to ISPs, at least for now. Corporations like Comcast and Verizon won the right to police themselves, operating on a scheme tantamount to the honor system.<p>With a …

Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Is Happening Right Before Our Eyes

The aim of the campaign against the Mueller investigation and the FBI is clear: Obstructing justice.<p>The FBI issued an extraordinary statement on Wednesday, pushing back on the release of a partisan congressional memo alleging the bureau used improper evidence to obtain legal permission to surveil a …

Donald Trump

Intel says 90 percent of CPUs have "received" Spectre and Meltdown patch (which is not the same as having it applied)

Intel this week announced they have issued firmware updates for 90 percent of their CPUs launched in the past five years. These updates help protect …

Best of CES 2018 Awards | Digital Trends

Walk through some of the halls at CES 2018, and you might forget you’re at a tech show. Every year, automakers make outrageous claims about bubbly, …

Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The move comes after Apple last month admitted it intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older to prevent issues that may arise as the batteries …

'I Got It Wrong,' U.S. Ambassador Says About Muslim 'No-Go Zones' In The Netherlands

The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has said anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015 were "just wrong," two days after a news conference when he wouldn't say the comments were factually inaccurate.<p>Pete Hoekstra, a former Republican congressman from Michigan who was appointed to the ambassador …

Europe

Did Trump say African countries were 'shitholes'? Here's a breakdown of conflicting memories of people in the meeting

<b>(CNN) —</b> During a White House meeting Thursday on immigration reform, President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African nations as "shithole countries."<p>Here's what those who attended the meeting said afterward about the controversy.<p>Trump said it:<p><b>Sen. Lindsey Graham</b><p>The Republican from South …

Donald Trump

In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another

LOS ANGELES — When drivers entered California recently from the borders with Arizona and Nevada, they were greeted with signs welcoming them to an “official sanctuary state” that is home to “felons” and “illegals.” It was a prank, but the message was clear: By entering California, they might as …

I’ve Studied the Trump-Fox Feedback Loop for Months. It’s Crazier Than You Think.

On Tuesday night, I, along with many Americans, was shocked when President Donald Trump tweeted that his “Nuclear Button” is “much bigger & more powerful” than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's.<p>Having spent the past three months monitoring Trump’s Twitter feed professionally, I also had a good …

Donald Trump

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his appearance at CES because of death threats

The threats have intensified following an FCC vote to repeal net neutrality rules.<p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his scheduled appearance at a major upcoming tech industry trade show after receiving death threats, two agency sources told <b>Recode</b> on Thursday.<p>It’s the …

Net Neutrality

Steve Bannon is 100% right about Russia and the Trump campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a new book detailing the wild first year of Donald Trump's presidency, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted blasting top operatives in the 2016 campaign for their naivete and idiocy in their dealings with the Russians.<p>He's absolutely right.<p>Of the July …

Processor flaw exposes 20 years of devices to new attack

Chipocalypse now<p>All week, the tech world has been piecing through rumors of a potentially catastrophic flaw in an entire generation of processors — but with all developers subject to a non-disclosure agreement, there were few hard facts to go on.<p>Now, new details have emerged on how severe and far …

It’s Cold Outside. Cue the Trump Global Warming Tweet.

With unusually frigid weather gripping much of the Eastern United States this week, President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to cast doubt on the reality of climate change, but he appeared unaware of the distinction between weather and climate.<p>Indeed, parts of the East Coast are bracing for …