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Boeing Falsified Records of a New 787 That Leaked Fuel

Long-time Slashdot reader Freshly Exhumed quotes the CBC: Boeing staff falsified records for a 787 jet built for Air Canada which developed a fuel leak ten months into service in 2015. In a statement to CBC News, Boeing said it self-disclosed the problem to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after Air Canada notified them of the fuel leak. The records ... Read More »

Tech Press Rushes To Cover New Linus Torvalds Mailing List Outburst

“Linux frontman Linus Torvalds thinks he’s ‘more self-aware’ these days and is ‘trying to be less forceful’ after his brief absence from directing Linux kernel developers because of his abusive language on the Linux kernel mailing list,” reports ZDNet. “But true to his word, he’s still not necessarily diplomatic in his communications with maintainers…” Torvalds’ post-hiatus outburst was directed at ... Read More »

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes To Stand Trial In 2020

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the now-defunct biotech unicorn Theranos, will face trial in federal court next summer with penalties of up to 20 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Jury selection will begin July 28, 2020, according to U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila, who announced the trial ... Read More »

New Mac Malware Abuses Recently Disclosed Gatekeeper Zero-Day

puddingebola writes: In May, security researcher Filippo Cavallarin made public a vulnerability in macOS’s Gatekeeper. The vulnerability can allow an attacker to use a symlink and an NFS server to bypass Gatekeepers authentication and run malicious code. The malware has been named OSX/Linker and has been tied to the same group that operates the OSX/Surfbuyer adware. All macOS versions are ... Read More »