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Firefox 61 Arrives With Better Search, Tab Warming, and Accessibility Tools Inspector

On Tuesday, Mozilla released Firefox 61, the newest version of its web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android platforms. The release builds on Firefox Quantum, which the company calls "by far

Judge Rules Big Oil Can't Be Sued For Climate Change Costs

An anonymous reader shares a report: A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address

Wi-Fi Alliance Launches WPA3 Security Standard

wiredmikey writes: The Wi-Fi Alliance, the organization responsible for maintaining Wi-Fi technology, announced the launch of the WPA3 security standard. The latest version of the Wi-Fi Protected

AIM Has Been Resurrected. Kind Of.

AOL discontinued AIM, its 20-year-old iconic instant messaging service, last December, months after cutting third-party access to it. Now Motherboard reports a a small team of developers has

57% of Tech Workers Are Suffering From Job Burnout, Survey Finds

An anonymous reader writes: A survey conducted among the tech workers, including many employees of Silicon Valley's elite tech companies, has revealed that over 57% of respondents are suffering from

Last Year's ICOs Had Five Security Vulnerabilities On Average, Say Researchers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Security researchers have found, on average, five security flaws in each cryptocurrency ICO held last year. Only one ICO held in 2017 did

Voices of Millions of UK Taxpayers Stored By HMRC

AmiMoJo shares a report from BBC: The voices of millions of taxpayers have been analyzed and stored by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) without consent, privacy campaigners say. Big Brother Watch says

Russia's Proton Rocket, Which Predates Apollo, Will Finally Stop Flying

The Russian-manufactured Proton rocket that has been traveling into space since before humans landed on the Moon will finally stop flying. "In an interview with a Russian publication, Roscosmos head

'Have I Been Pwned' Is Being Integrated Into Firefox, 1Password

Troy Hunt, web security expert and creator of the website Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), wrote a blog post announcing his partnerships with Firefox and 1Password. For those unfamiliar with the site, Have I

LinkedIn's Forthcoming Analytics Tool May Boost Job Poaching

dcblogs writes: LinkedIn has developed a new analytics platform that should make it easier to poach job candidates. It will use its vast database of nearly 600 million profiles to help recruiters find

OpenBSD Chief De Raadt Says No Easy Fix For New Intel CPU Bug 'TLBleed'

Recompiling is unlikely to be a catch-all solution for a recently unveiled Intel CPU vulnerability known as TLBleed, the details of which were leaked on Friday, the head of the OpenBSD project Theo de

Google Earth's New Tool Lets You Measure Distance Between Anything On Earth

Google Earth's new Measure tool is rolling out to Android and Chrome devices that will let you measure the distance and area of things on the map. An iOS version is said to be "coming soon." The Verge

Trump Officials Planning Escalation of US-China Tech Trade War

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Trump administration is looking to widen its trade war with China by restricting Chinese access to U.S. technology, according to reports from

Apple To Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones For 2019

According to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, Apple is "planning higher-end AirPods, a new HomePod and studio-quality over-ear headphones for as early as next year." From the

Mouse and Keyboard Support Could Be Coming To the Xbox One This Year

Over the weekend, Windows Central received a purported internal Microsoft presentation from earlier in the year detailing plans for mouse-and-keyboard support for the Xbox One. Microsoft has been

Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

Tick bites can cause all sorts of nasty afflictions. And if you're bitten by a Lone Star tick, here's one more to add to the list: a red meat allergy. NPR reports: About 10 years ago, Dr. Scott

Amazon Workers Facing Firing Can Appeal To a Jury of Their Co-Workers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Jane was working in Amazon's Seattle headquarters when she was asked to a meeting with her manager and a human resources representative. They gave

China Blocks HBO After John Oliver's Last Week Tonight Mockery of Xi Jinping

News agency AFP reports: After mocking censors working overtime to delete comparisons of Chinese President Xi Jinping with the cartoon bear, comedian John Oliver and now the website of TV giant HBO

FDA Approves First Drug Derived From Marijuana Plant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, as a treatment for rare forms of epilepsy that primarily afflict children. From a

EFF Announces STARTTLS Everywhere To Help Make Email Delivery More Secure

Mark Wilson writes: When it comes to messaging tools, people have started to show greater interest in whether encryption is used for security, and the same for websites -- but not so much with email.