COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert South African scientists brace for wave propelled by omicron High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa? Flood watches issued in Northwest as some urged to evacuate Donations pour in for Missouri man freed after 43 years Channel migrant deaths: Smugglers net millions per kilometer No. 3 Alabama rallies late, survives 4 OTs to beat Auburn Michigan beats Ohio State 42-27, ends 8-game skid in rivalry Towering musical theater master Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 Some states dropping ‘dehumanizing’ terms for immigrants Panel OKs bid to demolish Wright Brothers’ 1st bike shop Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed 51 Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Hacker News

Crypto enthusiasts want to buy an NBA team, after not purchasing US Constitution Books that changed my career as a software engineer How to parse EVE Online chat logs (in Common Lisp) Multiplayer in Godot 4.0: Scene Replication (Part 1) Permutation-Invariant Neural Networks for Reinforcement Learning Bison in Canada Discover Ancient Petroglyphs, Fulfilling an Indigenous Prophecy My friends Instagram was hacked and deep-fake videos posted in less than 6 hours Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls Ask HN: Why is Docusign a $50B company? The Thinker and the Prover: Complete Threads One-Six (2020) Reality shifting: an emergent online daydreaming culture SQLite Release 3.37.0 Rare Greek Variables Explainer: .DS_Store Files VMware mouse driver for Windows 3.x Smoking a turkey with Prometheus, Home Assistant, and Grafana Aphantasia A Utopia of Useful Things You can't download this image A new way to make quadratic equations easy (2019) Combat on carpet: Afghanistans war rugs Show HN: A music player that creates real-time music videos Show HN: A search engine that lets you refine your queries Zillow lost money because they weren't willing to lose money Code with Engineering Playbook Comparison of Operating System Complexity (2020) [pdf] The Myth of Multitasking (2008) The fabulous Flamingo, a motorhome made from an abandoned aircraft Typora 1.0 Path (YC S19) is hiring engineers to help gen z pay for college

Ars Technica

Elizabeth Holmes says she forged pharma reports—for all the right reasons Apple sues Israeli spyware group NSO Elizabeth Holmes throws scientists under the bus Lord of the Rings-themed cryptocurrency gets thrown into Mount Doom Wealth and privilege allowed Elizabeth Holmes to start Theranos Lawsuit: Tesla is like a “frat house” with “frequent groping on the factory floor” Holmes claimed Theranos could do “more than 1,000 tests”—it did 12 FAA forced delay in 5G rollout despite having no proof of harm to aviation Theranos gave woman false-positive HIV result, then ghosted her Nvidia acquisition of Arm now under scrutiny by FTC FBI raids home of Trumpist county clerk in probe of voting-system passwords leak Holmes jury learns how Theranos duped a savvy health care investor California says Amazon must stop hiding COVID case counts from workers Angry Texan who lost $1.2 million Theranos investment lights up Holmes trial UK announces national security probe of Nvidia’s $54 billion Arm deal Small-city mayor arrested in big revenge-porn case, faces 50 criminal charges Amazon liable for crash because software “micromanages” delivery drivers, victim says AT&T refused to “listen to anybody” at Time Warner after buying it, ex-CEO says Doom’s creator goes after “Doomscroll” Natural gas customers in Texas get stuck with $3.4 billion cold-snap surcharge

Slashdot

Google Makes Pledges on Browser Cookies To Appease UK Regulator Australia Defamation Case Signals a Crackdown on Ordinary Citizens, Critics Say UK Privacy Watchdog Warns Adtech the End of Tracking is Nigh Roblox Sues YouTuber For $1.6 Million Over Terrorizing Kids Platform A Third of All Dark Web Domains Are Now V3 Onion Sites US To Require Vaccines For All Border Crossers In January Elizabeth Holmes Admits Doctoring Lab Reports With Pharma Company Logos Mozilla Is Ending Support For Its Firefox Password Manager Sync App New Windows Zero-Day With Public Exploit Lets You Become An Admin China's New Privacy Law Leaves US Behind Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking To Block Its Access To iPhones India Police Charge Amazon Execs In Alleged Marijuana Smuggling Case WhatsApp Privacy Policy Tweaked in Europe After Record Fine El Salvador Plans 'Bitcoin City' Powered by a Volcano, Financed by Bitcoin Bonds Is 'The NFT Bay' Just a Giant Hoax?

Bleeping Computer

New Windows 10 zero-day gives admin rights, gets unofficial patch IKEA email systems hit by ongoing cyberattack Google, Apple fined by Italian authority for aggressive data collection TrickBot phishing checks screen resolution to evade researchers Marine services provider Swire Pacific Offshore hit by ransomware Interpol arrests over 1,000 suspects linked to cyber crime UK government transport website caught showing porn How cybercriminals adjusted their scams for Black Friday 2021 New Linux malware hides in cron jobs with invalid dates Discord malware campaign targets crypto and NFT communities

EFF

Coalition Against Stalkerware Celebrates Two Years of Work to Keep Technology Safe for All UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Germany’s NetzDG for Letting Social Media Platforms Police Online Speech Indonesian Court Allows Internet Blocking During Unrest, Tightening Law Enforcement Control Over Users’ Communications and Data Podcast Episode: The Revolution Will Be Open Source EU Parliament Takes First Step Towards a Fair and Interoperable Market Manifest V3: Open Web Politics in Sheep's Clothing Police Aerial Surveillance Endangers Our Ability to Protest Digital Rights Updates with EFFector 33.7 Apple’s Self Service Repair Program Must Live Up To Its Promises EFF Tells Court to Protect Anonymous Speakers, Apply Proper Test Before Unmasking Them In Trademark Commentary Case Podcast Episode: What Police Get When They Get Your Phone EFF’s New Series of How to Fix the Internet Podcast Tackles Toughest Issues in Tech EFF’s How to Fix the Internet Podcast Offers Optimistic Solutions to Tech Dystopias Federal Agencies Need to Be Staffed to Advance Broadband and Tech Competition After Facebook Leaks, Here Is What Should Come Next

r/Privacy

Devices of Palestinian Human Rights Defenders Hacked with NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware - The Citizen Lab Tik tok listening to me How does FB know what youtube I watched? Hardened Firefox Questions Let's give all our routers same SSID. My windows computer uploaded +1gb in 24 hours. I didn't touch a thing. This is normal activity but what is it? Am I the only one here thinking that encryption is not enough for sensitive data Pixel 6, graphene or calyx? How to push down old image content on Google/Bing/Search engines Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls How unified game launcher and unified chat apps can prevent data harvesting and spywares Should you disable your _ _ _ before using Session or any other softwares that utilize the Tor Network? Any good Black Friday privacy deals? A dating social network with publicly available details about users. Is this ok? FOSS clients to these platforms?

Edward Snowden

Cultural Revolutions Your Money AND Your Life 9/12 Covid, Climate, And The New Denialism The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy A Hell Of Our Own Making Apophenia [Q&A #02] Bombs vs. Bugs The Insecurity Industry Answering Readers' Questions A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg Conspiracy: Theory and Practice The Most Dangerous Censorship Lifting the mask

Bruce Schneier

Friday Squid Blogging: Bobtail Squid and Vibrio Bacteria Proposed UK Law Bans Default Passwords Apple Sues NSO Group “Crypto” Means “Cryptography,” not “Cryptocurrency” Friday Squid Blogging: Bigfin Squid Captured on Video New Rowhammer Technique Is Microsoft Stealing People’s Bookmarks? Wire Fraud Scam Upgraded with Bitcoin Why I Hate Password Rules Book Sale: Click Here to Kill Everybody and Data and Goliath

N-O-D-E

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