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West Virginia Poised To Allow Smartphone Voting For Disabled Voters

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: West Virginia’s legislature last week passed legislation allowing disabled voters to cast votes by smartphone, sending the bill to the desk of Governor Jim Justice. Justice is expected to sign the legislation, according to NBC. It’s a decision that alarms many computer security experts, who say that the Internet and smartphones ... Read More »

AMD Threadripper 3990X 64-Core Beast Spotted Outscoring Dual Intel Xeon Platinum

MojoKid writes: When AMD unveiled its forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core processor at CES 2020 this year, the company made no bones about comparing its performance to a many-core competitive platform from Intel. Under the hood of the yet formally released high-end workstation AMD chip are 64 physical cores capable of processing 128 threads in SMT, with a 2.9GHz base ... Read More »

YouTube Reveals Revenue For First Time: $15.1 Billion In 2019

For the first time, Google revealed that YouTube generated $15.1 billion in ad revenue in fiscal 2019, including $4.7 billion in the fourth quarter. The company disclosed the numbers in its quarterly earnings report, which also included fiscal 2019. From The Hollywood Reporter: Until now, Google and parent company Alphabet had folded YouTube’s revenue in with Google. “To provide further ... Read More »

Microsoft Teams Went Down After Microsoft Forgot To Renew a Critical Certificate

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Microsoft Teams went down this morning for nearly three hours after Microsoft forgot to renew a critical security certificate. Users of Microsoft’s Slack competitor were met with error messages attempting to sign into the service on Monday morning, with the app noting it had failed to establish an HTTPS connection to ... Read More »

Firefox Now Shows What Telemetry Data It’s Collecting About You

There is now a special page in the Firefox browser where users can see what telemetry data Mozilla is collecting from their browser. From a report: Accessible by typing about:telemetry in the browser’s URL address bar, this new section is a recent addition to Firefox. The page shows deeply technical information about browser settings, installed add-ons, OS/hardware information, browser session ... Read More »