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A Straightforward Timeline of the FCC's Twisty DDoS Debacle

For anyone watching the net neutrality debate unfold, it feels like a never-ending, ever-evolving complicated saga of a complicated topic. So, here’s one more tick to track in the timeline: earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of the Inspector General released a report saying the agency misled Congress …

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A Costly CIA Mistake, a Campaign Hack, and More Security News This Week

There’s no such thing as summer vacation in security, and researchers started off this week by disclosing a problematic flaw in Intel processors that undermines the company’s so-called secure enclave offering, and potentially other capabilities like virtual machines. A different group of analysts realized that they could potentially take a …

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Owning Guns Is Sort of Like Owning Rattlesnakes

In his short story “Rattlesnakes and Men,” science fiction author Michael Bishop describes a town where everyone is required by law to own a dangerous rattlesnake. It’s a scenario that he says is no more absurd than how America treats access to guns. “We lost our son at Virginia Tech …

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HBO has picked up its Watchmen show for a full season

HBO’s adaptation of the classic graphic novel Watchmen is officially coming to small screens. After ordering a pilot episode last year, the network has picked up the show for a full first season, which will debut in 2019. Along with the announcement of the series pickup and roughly when we’ll …

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9 new trailers you should watch this week

Usually I write about recent movies I’ve watched up here, but my backlog of films to write about has gotten shorter and shorter for a couple reasons recently: for one, it’s summer, so I’m finding more reasons to leave the house. But also, my girlfriend and I have been playing …

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