The Daily Populous

Saturday October 27th, 2018 day edition

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Until now, these protections were exclusively in place for tractor hardware, of all things, but have just been expanded to include a wide variety of consumer electronics, including smartphones and appliances among others.

Many – if not all – of these programs require a recurring membership fee.

‘Right to repair's’ first major win in a larger war.

This is the US government’s way of saying that consumers should have the right to repair – get it?

– their own electronics without the producers of said products being involved in that process.

However, there is much more work to be done to truly satisfy the ‘right to repair’ movement in the US and abroad.

Namely, these rulings don’t make it any easier to bypass these pieces of software and firmware much less to physically replace any parts within. »

Arrest Made in Connection to Suspicious Packages

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× Arrest Made in Connection to Suspicious Packages.

Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection to the suspected explosive packages discovered this week, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Speaking at the White House Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump congratulated law enforcement on the arrest and denounced what he called “terrorizing acts.” »

UV: I Bought Used Voting Machines on eBay for $100 Apiece. What I Found Was Alarming

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If getting voting machines delivered to my door was shockingly easy, getting inside them proved to be simpler still.

The tamper-proof screws didn’t work, all the computing equipment was still intact, and the hard drives had not been wiped.

The information I found on the drives, including candidates, precincts, and the number of votes cast on the machine, were not encrypted. »

Netflix lost $39 million over Kevin Spacey sacking

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It's no secret that the fallout from the sexual misconduct allegations made against Kevin Spacey had a huge financial cost, but now we have a closer idea of just how much money Netflix lost.

Now, according to a report in Buzzfeed, the cost of Netflix's decision to cut ties with Spacey has been revealed at "$39 million" – meaning if Gore ever sees the light of day, it'll lose money.

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