Dan Schatz

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Sprint and Verizon’s latest deals offer still more definitions of 'Unlimited'

The wireless industry’s favorite word these days is “unlimited”—and the carriers like it so much that they want more than one flavor of it.<p>Instead, they asterisk their unlimited plans with different exemptions, and some also sell multiple “unlimited” plans that let customers choose from varying …

Mobile

Best Tech Stock: Facebook Vs. Microsoft

Over the past five years, Facebook (FB) stock has gained an impressive 684.66%, while Microsoft (MSFT) is up by a much smaller 205.47% in the same …

Investing

Microsoft “Andromeda” this year, new HoloLens in 2019, and the next Xbox in 2020

Microsoft is hoping to define a new form factor as it once did with Surface Pro.<p>Internal documents outlining Microsoft's future hardware plans have …

Andromeda

Comcast, AT&T, Verizon say they have no paid prioritization plans

ISPs make network management disclosures as net neutrality repeal takes effect.<p>The repeal of federal net neutrality rules became official yesterday, …

Net Neutrality

A Mix-Up Meant Malware Could Have Posed as Apple Software, and Nobody Noticed for Over 10 Years

Security researchers on Tuesday unveiled a method that could’ve allowed hackers to bypass a wide range of commercial products designed to protect …

Information Security

It Is Mind-Bogglingly Easy to Rope Apple’s Siri into Phishing Scams

A month ago I was milling about a hotel room in New Orleans, procrastinating my prep for on-stage sessions at a tech conference, when I received a …

Identity Theft

Microsoft was right in 2013: This is the always-on generation

Microsoft lost its goddamn mind in 2013. It revealed the Xbox One on May 21st in a livestreamed press conference dedicated to its goals for gaming's long-awaited eighth generation. A lineup of executives in blazers hit the stage, punctuated by Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer in a professorial …

Call of Duty

It’s 2018 and USB Type-C is still a mess

USB Type-C was billed as the solution for all our future cable needs, unifying power and data delivery with display and audio connectivity, and ushering in an age of the one-size-fits-all cable. Unfortunately for those already invested in the USB Type-C ecosystem, which is anyone who has bought a …

USB Type-C

A Comprehensive Overview of WebPack

As the line between websites and web apps has continued to erode, the possibilities and challenges for developers have subsequently evolved. Since …

JavaScript

Ajit Pai’s FCC lied about “DDoS” attack, ex-chair’s statement indicates

Wheeler: There was no "coverup" of 2014 DDoS attack, because there was no DDoS.<p>There was no DDoS attack against the Federal Communications Commission …

Net Neutrality

Top Senate staffer arrested in leak probe, after NY Times reporter's records are seized

WASHINGTON — A longtime staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee has been arrested on charges of lying to investigators probing the potential leaking of classified information, the Justice Department announced Thursday night.<p>A federal grand jury indicted the staffer, James A. Wolfe, 58, on …

Donald Trump

Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition celebrated by the Linux Foundation

Microsoft heads to Reddit to calm developer nerves<p>Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation nearly two years ago, and more than 15 years after former CEO Steve Ballmer labeled Linux “a cancer.” The hostility between Microsoft and Linux is well and truly over, and developers and businesses are now …

GitHub

The future is African — and the United States is not prepared

<i>Salih Booker is the executive director of the Center for International Policy. Ari Rickman is a research fellow at the Center.</i><p>Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of …

Human Rights

Intel: Too Good To Be True

Investment Thesis<p>Intel (INTC) is a rare company in tech right now, that has exposure to strong tailwinds in the cloud, which is growing its top line, …

Investing

Render Browser Specific Content with React 🎉

<b>TL;DR</b><i> — You can render browser specific content in React with a one-liner.</i><p>Have you ever wanted to put up a banner for all your IE users and ask them …

JavaScript

Here is Every Weapon the U.S. Army Issues Its Soldiers

Here is Every Weapon the U.S. Army Issues Its Soldiers

U.S. Army

Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere.<p>The effort has gone largely unreported, …

Artificial Intelligence

FCC Emails Show Agency Spread Lies to Bolster Dubious DDoS Attack Claims

As it wrestled with accusations about a fake cyberattack last spring, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) purposely misled several news …

Net Neutrality

You Can't Always Read the Documents

Also special mandatory redemption, CDS volumes, bribery and sandwiches.<p><b>Reading the documents.</b><p>We talked yesterday about Akshay Shah, formerly of GSO Capital Partners, who spent his days there coming up with fun clever credit-default swap trades like Codere’s “manufactured default.” One of Shah’s …

Finance

Device Guard and Application Whitelisting on Windows - An Airing of Grievances

IntroductionThe purpose of this post is to highlight many of the frustrations I’ve had with Device Guard (rebranded as Windows Defender Application …

Information Security

Protecting Customers’ Privacy Requires More than Anonymizing Their Data

Today, good marketing relies on having detailed and accurate customer data. And companies, not surprisingly, are eager to collect vast troves of it. For instance, Amazon continuously tracks the behaviors of its 100 million Prime members, an example of “first-party” data. And many companies have …

Privacy

Trump administration could block T-Mobile/Sprint merger, AT&T CEO says

Merger has "tough hill to climb" because it's "taking a competitor out."<p>AT&T's CEO predicted that T-Mobile USA and Sprint will have a difficult time …

T-Mobile

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible …

Physics

In Case We're Wrong About Intel

<i>Intel subsidiary Mobileye testing an autonomous car in Jerusalem (via Intel)</i><p>What A Difference Two Years Makes<p>In May of 2016, a Seeking Alpha …

Investing

Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House, U.S. officials say

A federal study found signs that surveillance devices for intercepting cellphone calls and texts were operating near the White House and other sensitive locations in the Washington area last year.<p>A Department of Homeland Security program discovered evidence of the surveillance devices, called IMSI …

Surveillance

Hacker History: The Time Charlie and Chris Hacked a Jeep Cherokee

It was the summer of 2015, and Wired reporter Andy Greenberg was driving a Jeep Cherokee in downtown St. Louis. The vents started blasting cold air …

Jeep

Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

VPNFilter can survive reboots and contains destructive "kill" function.<p>Hackers possibly working for an advanced nation have infected more than …

Information Security

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours’ …

Sleep

Student awarded $36,000 for remote execution flaw in Google App Engine

The discovery was made by a university student who was not aware of how dangerous the vulnerability was.<p>Google has awarded a young cybersecurity …

Information Security

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

Jim Burton was lifting a box in his garage last August when he felt a jolt in his back.<p>“It dropped me to my knees instantly,” he said. He thought he’d slipped a disk. His friend, an emergency medical technician, urged him to go to the hospital.<p>At the emergency room, Mr. Burton, a 37-year-old …

Health Care