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Facebook Reaches 100% Renewable-Energy Milestone

Facebook has reached a key environmental goal early: The social media company now purchases enough renewable energy to run all of its operations around the world, it announced this week. CBS News reports: Facebook joins a handful of tech companies that have committed to ambitious green energy goals, including Microsoft, Apple and Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Over the ... Read More »

A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Throughout December, someone was setting fires at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church, a “predominately Black” congregation located in Springfield, Massachusetts. An FBI affidavit claims that the last of these fires, set on Dec. 28, “essentially destroyed” the building — burning away large parts of the interior. During this period, ... Read More »

Google’s Project Zero Updates Vulnerability Disclosure Rules To Add Patch Cushion

The Google Project Zero security team has updated its vulnerability disclosure guidelines to add a cushion of 30 days to some security bug disclosures, so end-users have enough time to patch software and prevent attackers from weaponizing bugs. From a report: This week’s changes are of particular importance because a large part of the cybersecurity community has adopted Project Zero’s ... Read More »

The Quality of Your Coffee May Soon Be Determined by a Robot

The days of experts gathering in a sealed-off room to sip coffee and grade beans on their color, aroma and taste may be numbered. From a report: An Israeli company has developed a handheld device that is able to scan beans to determine their quality. The machine, powered by artificial intelligence, will need a human to input the quality parameters ... Read More »