Technology Blog

August 22, 2022

CVE-2020-10387 (phpkb)

Path Traversal in admin/download.php in Chadha PHPKB Standard Multi-Language 9 allows remote attackers to download files from the server using a dot-dot-slash sequence (../) via the […]
August 22, 2022

CVE-2020-10388 (phpkb)

The way the Referer header in article.php is handled in Chadha PHPKB Standard Multi-Language 9 allows attackers to execute Stored (Blind) XSS (injecting arbitrary web script […]
August 22, 2022

Network ‘Jitters’ Confuse Packet-Routing Algorithms, Make Unfair Congestion Inevitable

IEEE Spectrum reports that a new study finds that many key algorithms designed to control “congestion” delays on computer networks “may prove deeply unfair, letting some […]
August 21, 2022

Elon Musk Interviewed by Tesla Owners, Hears from a Former Professor

In June a YouTube channel called “Tesla Owners Silicon Valley” ran an hour-long interview with Elon Musk. (Musk begins by sharing an example of the “comedically […]
August 21, 2022

Employers are Tracking Employees ‘Productivity’ – Sometimes Badly

Here’s an interesting statistic spotted by Fortune. “Eight out of the 10 largest private employers in the U.S. are tracking productivity metrics for their employees, according […]
August 21, 2022

Meta AI and Wikimedia Foundation Build an ML-Powered, Citation-Checking Bot

Digital Trends reports: Working with the Wikimedia Foundation, Meta AI (that’s the AI research and development research lab for the social media giant) has developed what […]
August 21, 2022

Dad Photographs Son for Doctor. Google Flags Him as Criminal, Notifies Police

“The nurse said to send photos so the doctor could review them in advance,” the New York Times reports, decribing how an ordeal began in February […]
August 21, 2022

New Study Results: Ivermectin Failed to Help Covid-19 Patients Avoid Hospitalization

This week the New England Journal of Medicine published results from a one year, randomized, placebo-controlled study on whether Ivermectin (or the drugs metformin and fluvoxamine) […]
August 21, 2022

Cory Doctorow Launches New Fight against Copyrights, Creative Chokepoints, and Big Tech’s ‘Chokepoint Capitalism’

“Creators aren’t getting paid,” says Cory Doctorow. “That’s because powerful corporations have figured out how to create chokepoints — that let them snatch up more of […]