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Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Anti-trust researchers and data privacy experts say it's 'the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company's history'

Amazon bought the company that makes the Roomba. Anti-trust researchers and data privacy experts say it’s ‘the most dangerous, threatening acquisition in the company’s history’

Amazon on Friday announced it acquired iRobot, the company that makes Roomba vacuums, for $1.7 billion. The deal prompted immediate concerns from data privacy experts and anti-trust researchers.  “[People] don’t buy a Roomba to have a little robot … spying on the layout of your home,” said anti-trust researcher Ron Knox. Loading Something is loading. …

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Researchers discover major roadblock in alleviating network congestion

Researchers discover major roadblock in alleviating network congestion

When users want to send data over the internet faster than the network can handle, congestion can occur — the same way traffic congestion snarls the morning commute into a big city. Computers and devices that transmit data over the internet break the data down into smaller packets and use a special algorithm to decide …

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An AI Just Independently Discovered Alternate Physics

An AI Just Independently Discovered Alternate Physics

Grab any physics textbook and you’ll find formula after formula describing how things wobble, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe actions we can observe, but behind each could be sets of factors that aren’t immediately obvious.   Now, a new AI program developed by researchers at Columbia University has seemingly discovered its own alternative …

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Apple M1 CPUs

MIT Researchers Discover New Flaw in Apple M1 CPUs That Can’t Be Patched

A novel hardware attack dubbed PACMAN has been demonstrated against Apple’s M1 processor chipsets, potentially arming a malicious actor with the capability to gain arbitrary code execution on macOS systems. It leverages “speculative execution attacks to bypass an important memory protection mechanism, ARM Pointer Authentication, a security feature that is used to enforce pointer integrity,” …

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MIT researchers uncover ‘unpatchable’ flaw in Apple M1 chips – TechCrunch

MIT researchers uncover ‘unpatchable’ flaw in Apple M1 chips – TechCrunch

Apple’s M1 chips have an “unpatchable” hardware vulnerability that could allow attackers to break through its last line of security defenses, MIT researchers have discovered. The vulnerability lies in a hardware-level security mechanism utilized in Apple M1 chips called pointer authentication codes, or PAC. This feature makes it much harder for an attacker to inject malicious …

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