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|This is the Daily Tech News for Thursday August 11th, 2016 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Justin Robert Young|
|Logitech introduced the $40 Pop Home Switch, single Bluetooth LE buttons that can be programmed to do up to three tasks. Like Amazon Dash for all your smarthome devices. AND Russia fined Google $6.8 million Tuesday for antitrust violations related to abuse of its dominant market position with Android. Now here are some MORE top stories.||https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/11/logitech-pop/?ncid=rss|
|t||The community behind EasyList which powers white lists for many ad blockers including AdBlock and AdBlock Plus, has found a way to get around Facebook's attempt to bypass ad blockers. Ads in the news feed and sidebar can be blocked. Facebook says the method also leads to the blocking of some non-advertising. AdBlock Plus's Ben Williams told the Verge that the community found non-standard indicators and blocked them. He admits this will be a cat and mouse game and expects Facebook to change its indicators.||http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/11/12439990/facebook-unblockable-ads-defeated-by-adblock-plus|
|j||Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington announced Thursday morning that she will leave Verizon-owned AOL and therefore Huffington Post to focus on her new venture Thrive Global which will cover "corporate and consumer well-being and productivity." Huffington had intended to launch the startup while remaining editor-in-chief of HuffPo but has changed her mind. Verizon is in the process of acquiring Yahoo which will combine with AOL.||http://www.recode.net/2016/8/11/12438644/huffington-aol-yahoo-verizon|
|t||Google filed plans with the US FCC to expand testing wireless home internet service. The company applied for an Experimental Radio Service License to test in the 3.4 and 3.8 GHz band for 2 years in up to 24 locations, including Los Angeles, Provo, Atlanta, and New York City. A previous Experimental License was requested by the company in February for Kansas City. The testing will be non-commercial, and only include Google Employees, Contractors, and "trusted volunteers". Google acquired point-to-point wireless-internet company Webpass earlier this summer.||http://www.businessinsider.com/google-fiber-new-fcc-filing-expanding-wireless-tests-2016-8?op=1|
|j||Microsoft's Team Xbox announced the company has agreed to acquire Beam, a 6-month-old startup that provided live-streaming video for game streamers in close to real-time. Services like Twitch and YouTube have up to a ten-second lag. Beam says nothing will change for current users.||http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2016/08/11/microsoft-just-bought-livestream-service-thats-faster-twitch-youtube/|
|t||A team of researchers led by University of Birmingham computer scientist Flavio Garcia have written a paper describing a vulnerability in Volkswagen's ignition and keyless entry system for every car sold since 1995. The team will present their findings at Usenix. One attack could unlock all VW-made brands including Audi and Škoda. A second attack affects more vehicles, including Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, and Peugeot. The attacks intercept signals with a software-defined radio and a laptop or a $40 Arduino board and radio receiver within 300 feet of the target vehicle. One attack can extract the cryptographic key the other break the HiTag2 cryptographic scheme.||https://www.wired.com/2016/08/oh-good-new-hack-can-unlock-100-million-volkswagens/|
|j||Security researchers MY123 and Slipstream have discovered that Microsoft accidentally leaked security keys that can bypass SecureBoot and unlock Windows-based devices allowing installation of malware or other operating systems. Microsoft has attempted to patch the issue with a third update expected in September. It also seems that an attacker would need physical access to the device or admin rights.||http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-secure-boot-key-debacle-causes-security-panic/|
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|The “Emergency Mode” Every Smartphone Should Have / Boing Boing||http://boingboing.net/2016/08/11/the-emergency-mode-every.html|
|911 Wasn't Built for Cellphones - The Atlantic||http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/when-911-operators-cant-find-their-callers/416730/|
|Many 911 centers can't find cell phone callers|
- Cell towers are even less accurate and not always the closest tower, depending on how many calls are in play at the time, which could send it to the wrong call center
- Triangulating from towers can locate within 300m2
- Even if they can access GPS, GPS may not be accurate enough
- As of Jan. 2015 US carriers must correctly identify 40% of 911 caller locations or more (over several years and even more years for 'vertical location'
- yes or no questions that can be answered by tapping the phone
- Incorporating location by WiFi access point
- Location-based text messages that can get GPS (SMS and 911 is a whole other can of worms)
- 3rd-party apps that alert friends/family but sometimes that just multiplies calls with people who lack info
- Michael Zhao of WireCutter writing for BoingBoing suggests an emergency mode for phones akin to Airplane or low-power mode.
- camera, mic, upload automatically, notify emergency contact of location, track locations, wipe storage
- Must be easy to deploy while phone is locked and out of sight
- Must be nearly impossible to activate
|Pick of the day:|
|regarding the difficulty with which corner an Uber driver should be looking at.|
The answer is already here! What3words has mapped a unique combination of 3 words to identify each 3m X 3m square on the planet.
Available for both IOS and Android. Using the app directions can then be shared with a mapping app e.g. Waze, Google Maps, Here Maps.
Glastonbury Music Festival have used it to assist their Emergency Services locate people in a sea of tents. The Mongolia Postal service is about to start using it for parcel delivery.
Given that 75% of the world (135 countries) suffers from inconsistent, complicated or inadequate addressing systems.
This means that around 4 billion people are invisible; unable to report crime; unable to get deliveries or receive aid; and unable to exercise many of their rights as citizens because they simply have no way to communicate where they live.
Available in 9 languages and doesn't require an active data connection.
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