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The Internal Report Proving the FCC Made Up a Cyberattack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: An investigation carried out by Federal Communication Commission’s own inspector general officially refutes controversial claims that a cyberattack was responsible for disrupting the FCC’s comment system in May 2017, at the height of the agency’s efforts to kill off net neutrality. The investigation also uncovered that FCC officials had provided congressional lawmakers ... Read More »

Cities’ Offers For Amazon Base Are Secrets Even To Many City Leaders

The location for Amazon’s second headquarters is shrouded in secrecy, so much so that many city leaders are unaware of the financial incentives their cities used to entice Amazon (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). The New York Times reports: Across the country, the search for HQ2, as the project has been nicknamed, is shrouded in secrecy. Even civic ... Read More »

Plan To Replicate 50 High-Impact Cancer Papers Shrinks To Just 18

Five years ago, researchers set out to replicate experiments from 50 high-impact cancer biology papers. Now, due to various challenges relating to a lack of funding and expertise, the project only expects to complete just 18 studies. Science Magazine reports: The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology (RP:CP) began in October 2013 as an open effort to test replicability after two drug ... Read More »

Hacker Posts Snapchat Source Code To GitHub

tacarat shares a report from The Next Web with the caption, “Oops”: A GitHub with the handle i5xx, believed to be from the village of Tando Bago in Pakistan’s southeastern Sindh province, created a GitHub repository called Source-Snapchat. At the time of writing, the repo has been removed by GitHub following a DMCA request from Snap Inc, so we can’t ... Read More »

TCP Flaw Lets Remote Attackers Stall Devices With Tiny DoS Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Security researchers are warning Linux system users of a bug in the Linux kernel version 4.9 and up that could be used to hit systems with a denial-of-service attack on networking kit. The warning comes from Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT/CC, which notes that newer versions of the Linux kernel can be “forced ... Read More »