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Google disables “domain fronting” capability used to evade censors | Ars Technica

A "long-planned" change happens to coincide with a new wave of state censorship in Russia.<p>Google's App Engine may not have been designed to provide a …

IT security

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.<p>He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were …

Justice

Beyoncé knew Coachella’s white audience wouldn’t understand her set. That’s why she did it.

Tina Knowles-Lawson: Beyoncé wants to do “what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.”<p>As Beyoncé herself reminded the crowd during her historic Coachella performance last Saturday, she is the first black woman to headline the music festival. (“Ain’t that about a bitch?” she added, with …

Black Culture

Grave Of The Fireflies' Movie Poster Has A Hidden (And Depressing) Secret

<i>Grave of the Fireflies</i> is one of the saddest animated movies—no, movies, full stop—ever made. Decades after it’s original release, people have …

Anime

What Is Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS and How to Set It Up

On April 1, the internet-services firm Cloudflare announced it was offering a fast DNS resolver that uses the 1.1.1.1 IP address. Here's how to set …

Information Security

Samsung's 49-inch monitor will make you hate your puny screen

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Gear & Gadgets

A montage of anime gifs I just found on a SD card. They were for a dance party. https://t.co/skVjLMZcvs

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

Memo from a South African: Peter Dutton is entrenching racist white privilege

My child eyes witnessed racism daily in South Africa. I could escape because I’m white<p>This year marks the 70th anniversary of the implementation of the racist legislation known as apartheid in South Africa. In 1948, laws were signed into effect that forever changed the lives of South Africans, …

South Africa

This New Web Standard Could Finally Kill the Password

Passwords are pretty archaic. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of companies including Google, Apple, Facebook and others, no one has figured …

Web Applications

Hollywood director Taika Waititi says New Zealand is racist

Waititi says while his homeland is ‘the best place on the planet’ it was ‘pretty shit growing up poor in the country’<p>Acclaimed Hollywood director Taika Waititi has criticised his home country of New Zealand as “racist as fuck”.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with Dazed and Confused magazine, the …

New Zealand

Your Spring 2018 Anime Guide [Updated]

It’s spring. Can you believe it? We could go outside and look at blooming flowers. Or...we could stay inside and watch anime. You decide!<p><b>Update April</b> …

Anime

Review: HTC's Vive Pro is clearly the world's best VR headset

HTC will soon begin shipping the Vive Pro, the world’s most advanced virtual reality headset for consumers. TNW received a review unit, and I’ve spent the past week trying to decide if the Vive Pro’s asking price is worth the upgrade.<p>Let’s get this out of the way: the HTC Vive Pro retails for $799. …

Virtual Reality

Make Chrome open iTunes store links in iTunes

If you're having a hard time getting iTunes and App Store links to launch from Google Chrome right to the app from your browser, MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci has found a nice workaround in the App Store support community.<p>The workaround requires editing program files, so be careful if …

What to look for if you're buying a TV for gaming

Most TV makers (and buyers' guides, for that matter) assume you're buying a set for the sake of enjoying movies or shows, and that's understandable. But what if you're more interested in playing <i>Monster Hunter World</i> than watching <i>Murder on the Orient Expres</i>s? Your criteria can sometimes be very …

Rivals Intel and AMD Got Together and Made Something Beautiful for Gamers

After Intel’s very bad last few months and AMD’s very good last few months, <b></b>it seemed awfully confusing that the two rival CPU makers would team up …

Tomb Raider

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ABC

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

The greatest Japanese RPG franchises, part 1

Celebrating the fine art of hitting things to make numbers bigger<p>Is any genre of video games as closely associated with a single country as role-playing games and Japan? There’s even a term for those games: “JRPG,” a designation that has developed into a catch-all describing games from any region …

Retrogaming

Monday briefing: Facebook collected users' phone call data

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Facebook has been retaining detailed logs of mobile users' phone activity, spending irregularities have been …

Road Safety

How to Enable the Optimal Audio Codec for Your Bluetooth Headphones in macOS

How good your digital music sounds often comes down to which file format it's encoded in. Be that as it may, every Mac audio setup is only as strong as it's weakest link, and if your Bluetooth connection isn't up to scratch, even the best BT headphones will fail to deliver a decent wireless …

Audiophile

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 5 years — here's what you have to look forward to

Walt Disney Studios made a major update to its theatrical schedule in March ahead of its annual shareholder's meeting.<p>The company outlined its movie schedule through 2023 where it announced dates for a mix of live-action films, Marvel superheroes, sequels, and many more trips to a galaxy far, far …

Walt Disney Company

Nissan Leaf 2018: The Electric Car That's More Affordable - HuffPost Verdict

Nissan has made an excellent electric car that costs less than £22,000<p>HuffPost UK<p><i>K E Y P O I N T S</i><p>The new Nissan Leaf is a fully electric car comes …

Electric Vehicles
TV

Alphabet's 'Outline' Software Lets Anyone Run a Homebrew VPN

A virtual private network, that core privacy tool that encrypts your internet traffic and bounces it through a faraway server, has always presented a …

Privacy

August’s HomeKit-enabled 2nd Gen. Smart Lock now under $100 at Amazon (Reg. $150)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the second generation August Smart Lock in Silver with HomeKit support for <b>$99.99 shipped</b>. Also at Best Buy. …

This is the ‘GrayKey’ box used by law enforcement to unlock iPhones [Gallery]

It’s been a few years since the San Bernardino debacle between law enforcement and Apple over the company refusing to create a back door to unlock an iPhone. After going back and forth on the case, the FBI eventually dropped the case entirely after it found a third-party company able to gain access …

The world saw Stephen Hawking as an oracle. In fact, he was wonderfully human

Like no other scientist, Hawking was romanticised by the public. His death allows us to see past the fairytale<p>Poignantly, Stephen Hawking’s death at the age of 76 humanises him again. It’s not just that, as a public icon as recognisable as any A-list actor or rock star, he came to seem a permanent …

Motor Neurone Disease

QLED can't beat OLED. So why is Samsung pushing it so hard?

If you are in the market for a new TV, last week you may have seen Samsung parade its 2018 line-up, headlined by its latest QLED models.<p>Aside from …