Tuesday, October 27, 2015

IT News Head Lines (Ars Technica) 28/10/2015





After receiving threats, SXSW cancels panel about online harassment
SXSW also cancels "Savepoint" panel about "integrity of gaming's journalists."










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Microsoft’s new New York City store shakes up a familiar formula
The new store should be able to get more customers through its doors than the others.










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Judge orders school to delete Facebook post about school board candidate
The post was an illegal “campaign contribution” although no money was exchanged.










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US Congressman subpoenas NOAA climate scientists over study
Unhappy with temperature data, he wants to see the e-mails of those who analyze it.










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Why Europe’s net neutrality plan is more controversial than US rules
EU and US rules seem similar on surface, but advocates worry about loopholes.










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How livestreaming has changed gaming culture
...and other thoughts from our Ars Unite livechat.










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First ever online-only NFL game draws over 15 million viewers
Yahoo's servers survived the traffic, but viewership was down from TV numbers.










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Top German official infected by highly advanced spy trojan with NSA ties
Containing almost superhuman engineering, "Regin" malware found on official's laptop.










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Russian Navy’s “aggressive” activity near underwater cables worries US
Concern subs, spy ships could cut undersea Internet links or tap them (like NSA has).










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It’s official: Bacon, hot dogs, other processed meat cause cancer
Hamburgers probably do, too, WHO announced.










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Law firm bosses envision Watson-type computers replacing young lawyers
Artificial intelligence is already making headway into the law office.










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US regulators issue first nuclear plant operating license since 1996
Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar site to add another reactor.










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Space debris will dazzle Sri Lankans, test skywatchers
Astronomers plan to track suspected human-made object as it lights up the sky.










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NY suspects Verizon, TWC, and Cablevision of slowing Internet traffic
AG investigates interconnection disputes, demands information from ISPs.










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Just Cause 3: Sort of like Earthworm Jim, but with more exploding bits
With games taking themselves too seriously, JC3 is a welcome dose of silliness.










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Twitch plays everything: How livestreaming is changing game design
From viewer voting to streamlined menus, developers are working on their "Twitch bait."










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Halo 5: Guardians review: Everyone’s a hero, no one’s a hero
The series' most uneven, confusing campaign yet is redeemed by serious online thrills.










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Pediatricians want e-cigs to only be used by people aged 21 and older
Nicotine is bad for you, but many unknowns remain about vaping risks.










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