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19/09/2019 01:11:54  

The consumer watchdog claims the website is still using 'pressure-selling' tactics.
19/09/2019 00:17:01  

Angry cable subscriber sues, claims 'never-ending' deal actually lasted just three years

Maintaining its hard-won reputation for being one of the most-hated companies in America, Comcast has seemingly redefined the meaning of the word “lifetime” – and received a lawsuit in response.…

19/09/2019 00:16:59  

Remanufactured kit never as reliable, complainants claim

A judge in California has OK'd a class-action lawsuit against Apple for alleged breaches of its AppleCare warranty schemes.…

19/09/2019 00:16:29  

A trader with a well-known betting brand suggests practices could breach gender discrimination laws

Are some of Britain’s major bookmakers guilty of gender discrimination when they sign up new customers? The question arises following a conversation with a former employee at a major bookmaking firm, who suggests practices in the gambling industry could breach discrimination laws.

The source of the claim worked as a trader with a well-known betting brand for almost 10 years until earlier this year, says firms routinely discriminate between male and female punters from the moment they open an account, purely on the basis of their gender.

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19/09/2019 00:16:27  

Escalation is dangerous because infrastructure could be exposed to retaliation

Saudi Arabia’s state-of-the-art missile defence systems could do nothing to stop the swarm of drones and cruise missiles that struck some of its most important oil infrastructure at the weekend. They were designed to deal with different threats – and they were looking in the wrong direction.

The audacious strike against the Abqaiq petroleum processing facilities and Khurais oil field on Saturday morning – which the Saudis say was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran” – has exposed the limits of the defences of the world’s largest military spender per capita.

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19/09/2019 00:15:48  

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 18 September 2019
19/09/2019 00:15:48  

NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Fellowships to US Universities for Aviation, Planetary, Space Research
19/09/2019 00:15:45  

Save the Date - The PI Launchpad: From Science Idea to NASA Mission
19/09/2019 00:15:45  

Deadline Closing for Names to Fly on NASA's Next Mars Rover
19/09/2019 00:15:44  

Rocket Lab Readies Launch Complex 2 for Electron Launches From U.S. Soil
19/09/2019 00:15:41  

Slashdot reader Cameyo shares a report from TechRepublic: Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is -- to the frustration of security professionals -- both remarkably insecure and indispensable in enterprise computing. The September 2019 Patch Tuesday round closed two remote code execution bugs in RDP, while the high-profile BlueKeep and DejaBlue vulnerabilities from earlier this year have sent IT professionals in a patching frenzy. With botnets brute-forcing over 1.5 million RDP servers worldwide, a dedicated RDP security tool is needed to protect enterprise networks against security breaches. Cameyo released on Wednesday an open-source RDP monitoring tool -- appropriately titled RDPmon -- for enterprises to identify and secure against RDP attacks in its environment. The tool provides a visualization of the total number of attempted RDP connections to servers, as well as a view of the currently running applications, the number of RDP users, and what programs those users are running, likewise providing insight to the existence of unapproved software. RDPmon operates entirely on-premise, the program data is not accessible to Cameyo. Customers of Cameyo's paid platform can also utilize the RDP Port Shield feature, also released Wednesday, which opens RDP ports for authenticated users by setting IP address whitelists in Windows Firewall when users need to connect. RDP was designed with the intent to be run inside private networks, not accessible over the internet. Despite that, enterprise use of RDP over the internet is sufficiently widespread that RDP servers are a high-profile, attractive target for hackers. The report says Cameyo found that Windows public cloud machines on default settings -- that is, with port 3389 open -- experience more than 150,000 login attempts per week.

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19/09/2019 00:15:40  

On Friday, Apple applied for a U.S. Trademark on "Slofie," a made-up name for slow-motion selfies, a feature that's new to the iPhone 11 models. "The phones' front camera can now record video at 120 frames per second, which when slowed down, results in a crisp slow-motion effect," writes Jacob Kastrenakes for The Verge. "The results are neat, though I'm not convinced they'll turn into the Animoji-like phenomenon Apple may be hoping for." From the report: Apple is applying for a trademark on slofies in connection with "downloadable computer software for use in capturing and recording video." That means this trademark seems to be more about preventing other companies from making slofie-branded camera apps than it is about limiting popular usage of this totally made-up word. Apple has reason to want to prevent the creation of knock-off slofie apps, too, since slofies are meant to be exclusive to the new iPhones. Despite the focus on apps, Apple doesn't actually offer a slofie app or a slofie mode on the new iPhones. The feature is just called "slo-mo" in Apple's camera app, and the company's current usage of slofie refers exclusively to the resulting videos, not the app or mode used to capture them. Apple seems to be hoping slofies will be a fun selling point for its new phones. The feature is mentioned across Apple's website, and Apple presented a slofie ad during the phones' launch event. It wouldn't be surprising to see a lot more airing in the coming weeks once the phones are out.

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19/09/2019 00:12:19  

Asian street fashion is growing in popularity around the world, helped by fashion bloggers and social media.
19/09/2019 00:12:18  

The sole survivor of a massacre of women and children from a Kurdish village in 1988 now wants justice.
19/09/2019 00:12:17  

Fears that Taiwan will also one day face Chinese control has rallied people to support the Hong Kong protests.
19/09/2019 00:12:17  

Turkey's recent history has been an extraordinary and violent drama, the BBC's Mark Lowen writes.
19/09/2019 00:12:16  

The photo apparently shows Mr Trudeau in skin-darkening make-up during an Arabian Nights-themed gala.
19/09/2019 00:12:08  

The UK's fashion industry is worth £32bn, so here's what it thinks about Brexit.
19/09/2019 00:12:07  

Bournemouth mum Gemma Ruegg has won a regional title ten weeks after giving birth to her daughter.
19/09/2019 00:12:06  

Homophobic hate-crime reports in the UK have doubled since 2014, but charges are falling.
19/09/2019 00:12:05  

The total maintenance backlog in hospitals and other NHS buildings is more than £500m.
19/09/2019 00:12:04  

The figures show the "massive inequality" between rich and poor in Scotland, researchers say.
19/09/2019 00:12:03  

The Brexit battle returned to the Supreme Court as judges decide whether the suspension of Parliament is lawful.
19/09/2019 00:11:57  

The use of cheats is a major problem in video games and it’s becoming increasingly lucrative as esports take off. We meet a teenage hacker’s making thousands.
19/09/2019 00:11:49  

The fast food chain says it will no longer give away plastic toys with children's meals.