Indian Government Asserts Widespread Digital Surveillance Powers After WhatsApp Hack

The Indian government has asserted sweeping powers to “intercept, monitor, or decrypt” any information that is “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on any computer network in the country, per TechCrunch, and for purposes as vague as national security or safeguarding “public order.”

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FS: GIGABYTE RX580's, DDR4, 1200W PSU, 2.5 HDD's, 120mm Phanteks Fans

Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphic Cards GV-RX580AORUS-8GD

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FS: Areca 1882i, 1883i, 1883ix-12 RAID cards, HP 12G SAS Expander, DDR3 ECC RAM

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Official Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware

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The official site for the Monero digital coin was hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware to users who were downloading wallet software, officials with GetMonero.com said on Tuesday.

The supply-chain attack came to light on Monday when a site user reported that the cryptographic hash for a command-line interface wallet downloaded from the site didn’t match the hash listed on the page. Over the next several hours, users discovered that the mismatching hash wasn’t the result of an error. Instead, it was an attack designed to infect GetMonero users with malware. Site officials later confirmed that finding.

“It’s strongly recommended to anyone who downloaded the CLI wallet from this website between Monday 18th 2:30 AM UTC and 4:30 PM UTC, to check the hashes of their binaries,” GetMonero officials wrote. “If they don’t match the official ones, delete the files and download them again. Do not run the compromised binaries for any reason.

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Source: Ars Technica – Official Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware

Audi’s digital matrix LED headlights debut in the E-Tron Sportback

Audi continues to impress with its headlight technology. At the LA Auto show, the big news for the automaker is the E-Tron Sportback — an new model with a sleeker design. But while most of that tech under the hood is the same as what’s found in the…

Source: Engadget – Audi’s digital matrix LED headlights debut in the E-Tron Sportback

FCC Chairman Wants Public Auction To Repurpose Satellite Bands For 5G

Chairman Ajit Pai is pressing for a public auction of wireless frequencies in the C-band spectrum (the 4GHz to 8GHz range often used by satellite companies) for the sake of 5G service. Engadget reports: This would help the FCC clear up “significant” frequency space in a quick fashion, generate money for the government and “ensure continued delivery” of existing services, Pai argued. He hoped to auction off a 280MHz slice while leaving the upper 200MHz available. An FCC official told the Wall Street Journal that the regulator hoped to bring the C-band auction up for a vote in 2020 and start the auction by the end of that year.

Satellite companies, however, might not be so happy. Industry giants like Intelsat and SES haven’t been averse to selling their spectrum, but they’ve wanted a private auction to share the money they make and have claimed the FCC isn’t allowed to take in-use spectrum without paying them. A public auction flies in the face of that. The C-Band Alliance, a group representing the satellite firms, has hinted at “protracted litigation” if the FCC pushes forward. Carriers are also of mixed opinions. AT&T, which owns DirecTV, has called C-band an “opportunity” but also wanted compensation and a “reasonable transition plan” to avoid disruptions. Verizon (Engadget’s parent company and Pai’s former employer) likewise wanted “appropriate incentives and protections” to ensure a quick process.

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Valve Announces Half-Life: Alyx, Its First Flagship VR Game

Yesterday, Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx, the first new game in the acclaimed Half-Life series in well over a decade. And unlike the previous Half-Life installments, this game will be playable exclusively in virtual reality. The Verge reports: We don’t currently have any details beyond the tweet from Valve above, which appears to be the first tweet from a new, Twitter-verified Valve Software account established in June. But clearly, we’ll be learning more on Thursday, presumably from this social media account, at 10am PT. Despite being some of the most influential and critically acclaimed PC games ever made, Valve has famously never finished either of its Half-Life supposed trilogies of games. After Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the company created Half-Life: Episode 1 and Half-Life: Episode 2, but no third game in the series. The closest we’ve come to knowing anything about where Half-Life was headed was this thinly veiled fanfic from former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw.

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Next 'Star Trek' movie will be written and directed by Noah Hawley

Most Star Trek news lately has focused on the small screen with its shows for CBS All Access, but now there’s news about an upcoming movie that will be written and directed by Noah Hawley. While Hawley is so-far best known for his work on FX TV serie…

Source: Engadget – Next ‘Star Trek’ movie will be written and directed by Noah Hawley

Configuring Ansible

In a previous article, I covered Red Hat Ansible basics and installed Ansible, creating one control node named RHEL8 and four managed nodes (node1, node2, node3, and node4), all running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Now, for Ansible to communicate with a managed node, you need to configure the control node and the managed nodes with a user account, and give that user account privilege escalation to run commands without having to enter a password.

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The New Funko Hollywood Is an Essential Pop Culture Destination

We here at io9 love Funko Pops. We write about them. We buy them. We’ve talked about them being decimated. We’ve even made a pilgrimage to Funko Headquarters in Everett, Washington to visit the flagship store. That place is incredibly epic, as it should be, but it doesn’t come close to touching the toy company’s new…

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Ask Slashdot: What Happened To Holographic Data Storage?

dryriver writes: In an episode of the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World broadcasted all the way back in 1984, a presenter shows hands-on how a laser hologram of a real-world object can be recorded onto a transparent plastic medium, erased again by heating the plastic with an electric current, and then re-recorded differently. The presenter states that computer scientists are very interested in holograms because the future of digital data storage may lie in them. This was 35 years ago. Holographic data storage for PCs, smartphones, etc. still is not available commercially. Why is this? Are data storage holograms too difficult to create? Or did nobody do enough research on the subject, getting us all stuck with mechanical hard disks and SSDs instead? Where are the hologram drives that appeared “so promising” three decades ago?

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Source: Slashdot – Ask Slashdot: What Happened To Holographic Data Storage?