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CNN discovers child labor in cobalt trade

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:03am
CNN's Nima Elbagir traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate child labor at the heart of the country's cobalt "gold rush."
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CNN discovers child labor in cobalt trade

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:03am
CNN's Nima Elbagir traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate child labor at the heart of the country's cobalt "gold rush."
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Scammers Are Using Google Maps To Skirt Link-Shortener Crackdown, Redirect Users To Dodgy Websites

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:00am
According to security company Sophos, scam websites have been using obfuscated Google Maps links to redirect users to dodgy websites. The Register reports: The reason for this is Google's recent efforts to get rid of its Goo.gl URL-shortening service. The link-shortening site is a favorite for scammers looking to hide the actual address of pages. Without Goo.gl to pick on, scammers are now abusing a loophole in the Maps API that allows for redirects to be put into Google Maps URLs. This allows the attackers to chain the links to their scam pages within a link to Google Maps, essentially creating a more trustworthy URL that users are more likely to follow. The trick also has the benefit of being harder to catch and shut down than links made with the well-policed Goo.gl service. Because it uses Google Maps, there's no reporting structure in place to get the scammers shut down and the scammers don't have to use a Google-owned interface or API to do it.

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Scammers Are Using Google Maps To Skirt Link-Shortener Crackdown, Redirect Users To Dodgy Websites

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 2:00am
According to security company Sophos, scam websites have been using obfuscated Google Maps links to redirect users to dodgy websites. The Register reports: The reason for this is Google's recent efforts to get rid of its Goo.gl URL-shortening service. The link-shortening site is a favorite for scammers looking to hide the actual address of pages. Without Goo.gl to pick on, scammers are now abusing a loophole in the Maps API that allows for redirects to be put into Google Maps URLs. This allows the attackers to chain the links to their scam pages within a link to Google Maps, essentially creating a more trustworthy URL that users are more likely to follow. The trick also has the benefit of being harder to catch and shut down than links made with the well-policed Goo.gl service. Because it uses Google Maps, there's no reporting structure in place to get the scammers shut down and the scammers don't have to use a Google-owned interface or API to do it.

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What did Netanyahu reveal about Iran's nuclear program? Nothing new, experts say

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:27am
On a makeshift stage in Israel's Ministry of Defense, a high-walled, heavily guarded complex in the heart of Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's show was about to begin.
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What did Netanyahu reveal about Iran's nuclear program? Nothing new, experts say

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:27am
On a makeshift stage in Israel's Ministry of Defense, a high-walled, heavily guarded complex in the heart of Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's show was about to begin.
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Don Lemon: Kanye doesn't know history

CNN - Top Stories - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:48pm
CNN's Don Lemon and radio host Ebro Darden react to a comment rapper Kanye West made during an interview with TMZ in which West said "slavery was a choice."
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Don Lemon: Kanye doesn't know history

CNN - Top Stories - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:48pm
CNN's Don Lemon and radio host Ebro Darden react to a comment rapper Kanye West made during an interview with TMZ in which West said "slavery was a choice."
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Opinion: Trump team's typo and Netanyahu's fluff can't obscure Iran deal stakes

CNN - World Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:58pm
Monday night, the White House issued a statement showing support for a presentation Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had just given.
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Opinion: Trump team's typo and Netanyahu's fluff can't obscure Iran deal stakes

CNN - World Feed - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:58pm
Monday night, the White House issued a statement showing support for a presentation Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had just given.
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Researchers Want To Turn Your Entire House Into a Co-Processor Using the Local Wi-Fi Signal

Slashdot - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:30pm
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Ars Technica: Researchers are proposing an idea to make your computer bigger. They are suggesting an extreme and awesome form of co-processing. They want to turn your entire house into a co-processor using the local Wi-Fi signal. Why, you may be asking, do we even want to do this in the first place? The real answer is to see if we can. But the answer given to funding agencies is thermal management. In a modern processor, if all the transistors were working all the time, it would be impossible to keep the chip cool. Instead, portions of the chip are put to sleep, even if that might mean slowing up a computation. But if, like we do with video cards, we farm out a large portion of certain calculations to a separate device, we might be able to make better use of the available silicon. So, how do you compute with Wi-Fi in your bedroom? The basic premise is that waves already perform computations as they mix with each other, it's just that those computations are random unless we make some effort to control them. When two waves overlap, we measure the combination of the two: the amplitude of one wave is added to the amplitude of the other. Depending on the history of the two waves, one may have a negative amplitude, while the other may have a positive amplitude, allowing for simple computation. The idea here is to control the path that each wave takes so that, when they're added together, they perform the exact computation that we want them to. The classic example is the Fourier transform. A Fourier transform takes an object and breaks it down into a set of waves. If these waves are added together, the object is rebuilt. You can see an example of this in the animation here.

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Researchers Want To Turn Your Entire House Into a Co-Processor Using the Local Wi-Fi Signal

Slashdot - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:30pm
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Ars Technica: Researchers are proposing an idea to make your computer bigger. They are suggesting an extreme and awesome form of co-processing. They want to turn your entire house into a co-processor using the local Wi-Fi signal. Why, you may be asking, do we even want to do this in the first place? The real answer is to see if we can. But the answer given to funding agencies is thermal management. In a modern processor, if all the transistors were working all the time, it would be impossible to keep the chip cool. Instead, portions of the chip are put to sleep, even if that might mean slowing up a computation. But if, like we do with video cards, we farm out a large portion of certain calculations to a separate device, we might be able to make better use of the available silicon. So, how do you compute with Wi-Fi in your bedroom? The basic premise is that waves already perform computations as they mix with each other, it's just that those computations are random unless we make some effort to control them. When two waves overlap, we measure the combination of the two: the amplitude of one wave is added to the amplitude of the other. Depending on the history of the two waves, one may have a negative amplitude, while the other may have a positive amplitude, allowing for simple computation. The idea here is to control the path that each wave takes so that, when they're added together, they perform the exact computation that we want them to. The classic example is the Fourier transform. A Fourier transform takes an object and breaks it down into a set of waves. If these waves are added together, the object is rebuilt. You can see an example of this in the animation here.

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Deconstructed fight scene reveals struggles of the subconscious

CNN - Top Stories - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:36pm
In a monochromatic, sparse landscape, two muscular figures prepare for combat. After standing together in silence, one of them launches a gravity-defying aerial kick, initiating a series of artfully shot fight scenes.
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