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September 24, 2022

DOT To Map Out Nation’s Time Zones After Report Shows No Official Map Exists

A person may take knowing the local time for granted, but an official review revealed that there is no single, accurate map showing the nation’s time […]
September 24, 2022

Is Plant-Based Meat Fizzling In the US?

Citing McDonald’s shelved meat-free burger trial and a 70% dip in Beyond Meat’s stock, The Guardian suggests plant-based meats may not interest Americans as much as […]
September 24, 2022

AV1 Update Reduces CPU Encoding Times By Up To 34 Percent

According to Phoronix, Google has released a new AOM-AV1 update — version 3.5, that drastically improves encode times when streaming, rendering, or recording from the CPU. […]
September 24, 2022

Controversial Artist Matches Influencer Photos With Surveillance Footage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Smithsonian Magazine: It’s an increasingly common sight on vacation, particularly in tourist destinations: An influencer sets up in front […]
September 24, 2022

Crypto-Mixing Service Tornado Cash Code Is Back On GitHub

Code repositories for the Ethereum-based mixer Tornado Cash were relisted on GitHub on Thursday. CoinDesk reports: The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) banned […]
September 24, 2022

Ask Slashdot: What High-End Smartphone Is Best For Privacy?

New submitter cj9er writes: Considering all the privacy issues in today’s online climate (all the issues with Meta right now), what is the best high-end smartphone […]
September 24, 2022

Senators Introduce a Bill To Protect Open-Source Software

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Washington Post: When researchers discovered a vulnerability in the ubiquitous open-source log4j system last year that could’ve affected […]
September 24, 2022

Microsoft Edge Found Serving Malicious Tech Support Scam Ads

AmiMoJo shares a report from Neowin: Anti-malware solutions maker Malwarebytes has recently uncovered a campaign which is serving tech support scams via malicious ads in Microsoft […]
September 24, 2022

Coinbase Sued For Patent Infringement Over Crypto Transfer Technology

Coinbase is being sued by Veritaseum Capital LLC, which alleges that the crypto exchange has infringed on a patent awarded to Veritaseum founder Reggie Middleton. CoinDesk […]