What is a Distributed Denial-of-Service Attack and How Did it Break Twitter?

On Friday, multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks hit a common Domain Name System provider for popular sites including Twitter and Netflix

12 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Facebook to allow more graphic news

Facebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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AT&T near bid for Time Warner: report

US telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to acquire entertainment group Time Warner in a move to add in-house content to distribution services, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Russian indicted on charges he hacked LinkedIn

A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year

Cattle herders kill even more leopards than poachers, in revenge for livestock attacks. So helping them protect their animals could save the rare mountain cats

Fri 21 Oct 16 from Newscientist

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Nintendo Switch trailer: Company reveals new hybrid console previously known as 'NX'

Nintendo hopes that the new console can revive its falling fortunes

Thu 20 Oct 16 from The Independent

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Instagram is testing Live videos

A Russian publication has spotted an experimental Instagram feature it obviously got its from parent corporation's repertoire: live videos. One of T Journal's readers sent ...

7 hours ago from Engadget

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Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit.

Thu 20 Oct 16 from Phys.org

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Meet Savannasaurus, Australia's newest titanosaur

The outback region around Winton in central Queensland is arguably Australia's ground zero for giant dinosaur fossils. Here, graziers occasionally stumble across petrified bones on their paddocks, ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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