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Chrome 70’s Upcoming Security Change Will Break Hundreds of Sites

When Chrome 70 arrives on October 16th, it will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider, putting hundreds of popular websites at risk of breaking. “Chrome 70 is expected to be released on or around October 16, when the browser will start blocking sites that run older Symantec certificates issued before June 2016, including legacy branded Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, ... Read More »

Successful Correction of Genetic Problems In Mice Before Birth Raises Hopes of Similar Treatments For Humans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Gene editing to correct faulty DNA in human embryos has taken a step closer to becoming a reality, with scientists showing it is possible to correct genetic problems in mice before they are born. Researchers used a form of the gene-editing tool Crispr-Cas9 to introduce a mutation into a gene that ... Read More »

FAA Moves Toward Treating Drones and Planes As Equals

Hackaday’s Tom Nardi writes about the Federal Aviation Administration’s push to repeal Section 336, which states that small remote-controlled aircraft as used for hobby and educational purposes aren’t under FAA jurisdiction. “Despite assurances that the FAA will work towards implementing waivers for hobbyists, critics worry that in the worst case the repeal of Section 336 might mean that remote control ... Read More »

Google Drops Out of Pentagon’s $10 Billion Cloud Competition

Citing corporate values, Google has decided not to compete for the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud-computing contract. Bloomberg reports: The project, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud, or JEDI, involves transitioning massive amounts of Defense Department data to a commercially operated cloud system. Companies are due to submit bids for the contract, which could last as long as 10 ... Read More »