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Donald Trump Running Insecure Email Servers

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:30pm
Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton for using private email servers numerous times, but it turns out his inboxes aren't that secure either. From a report on The Register: Security researcher Kevin Beaumont discovered the Trump organization uses a hopelessly outdated and insecure internet setup. Servers on the Trump Organization's domain,, are using outdated software, run Windows Server 2003 and the built-in Internet Information Server 6 web server. Microsoft cut off support for this technology in July 2015, leaving the systems unpatched for the last 15 months. In addition, Beaumont said he'd found that emails from the Trump Organization failed to support two-factor authentication. That's particularly bad because the Trump Organization's web-based email access page relies on an outdated March 2015 build of Microsoft Exchange 2007, he says. "Windows Server 2003, IIS 6 and Exchange 2003 went end of life years ago. There are no security fixes. They don't have basics down," the UK-based researcher concludes. Beaumont's findings are based simply on inspecting publicly available information rather than actively scanning for vulnerabilities or attempting to gain access to insecure systems, a point lost on Trump supporters who have reported him to the Feds.

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Google To Launch Streaming TV Service In Early 2017

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:50pm
It looks like the internet search giant is expected to beat Apple to the punch by releasing its streaming TV service early next year. The Wall Street Journal notes that CBS has agreed to bring content to the service, while 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney are in the final stages of talks to add their content to the service. What's more is that the service is expected to be "housed under the YouTube brand." Karl Bode for DSLReports writes: The service, to be called "Unplugged," aims to be a "low-cost option targeting customers who either have resisted subscribing to traditional pay-TV or cut the cord due to rising costs." While Google sells traditional TV service in its Google Fiber footprint, subscriber numbers have been low for the service. An over the top service might be well received by the general public, but it also might provide promising if bundled with Google FIber's existing broadband offerings. Google is looking to offer a "skinny" bundle of live TV channels with a price in the range of $25 to $40 a month, states the Journal. The report also notes that the service will be entirely separate from YouTube Red, a subscription service ($10 or $13 for iOS users) that offers ad-free YouTube video viewing.

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OMGUbuntu: 'Why Use Linux?' Answered in 3 Short Words

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:10pm
Linux-focused blog OMGUbuntu's Joey-Elijah Sneddon shared a post today in which he is trying to explain why people should Linux. He stumbled upon the question when he typed "Why use" and Google suggested Linux as one of the most frequent questions. From the article: The question posed is not one that I sincerely ask myself very often. The answer has, over the years, become complicated. It's grown into a bloated ball of elastic bands, each reason stretched around and now reliant on another. But I wanted to answer. Helpfully, my brain began to spit out all the predictable nouns: "Why use Linux? Because of security! Because of control! Because of privacy, community, and a general sense of purpose! Because it's fast! Because it's virus free! Because I'm dang-well used to it now! Because, heck, I can shape it to look like pretty much anything I want it to using themes and widgets and CSS and extensions and blingy little desktop trinkets!"

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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Peter Thiel's Trump Ties In Internal Memo

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:30pm
Soon after it was announced that Project Include, a community for building meaningful, enduring diversity and inclusion into tech companies, would no longer work with Y Combinator startups, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended Thiel's status as a Facebook board member in a message to employees. "We can't create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half the country because they back a political candidate," Zuckerberg wrote. "There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia, or accepting sexual assault." The Verge reports: A screenshot of the memo was posted to Hacker News yesterday, and it later surfaced on Boing Boing. A Facebook spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the five-paragraph memo to The Verge. It appears to have been posted on Facebook for Work, the enterprise version of Facebook that the company recently made available to other companies. Thiel's endorsement of Trump has put those CEOs in a difficult position. On one hand he is a close adviser; on the other, his support for an erratic, racist demagogue has outraged many of their employees and partners. Like Y Combinator's Sam Altman before him, Zuckerberg defended the company's ties to Thiel by saying that the company has a moral obligation to consider a variety of viewpoints, no matter how abhorrent. "We care deeply about diversity," Zuckerberg wrote. "That's easy to do when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It's a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about. That's even more important." Of course, as the designer Jason Putorti wrote on Medium this week, Thiel already has an outsized capacity to stand up for ideas he agrees with: he spent $1.25 million to promote them. Zuckerberg's memo reads as if he is defending Thiel's right to post on Facebook. In fact, the question is whether someone who promotes opposition to gender and racial equality should be allowed to serve as a steward for a company whose stated mission is to connect the world.

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Apple Rumored To Remove Old-School USB Ports On Next MacBook Pro

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:50pm
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: First the headphone jack, now the USB port? Rumor has it that Apple may get rid of the USB 3.0 port and the Magsafe port (where the charger plugs in) on the next generation of MacBooks. Japanese tech site Macotakara, which accurately predicted that Apple would kill the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, now also claims that the USB port is on the way out. The move would be similar to Apple's latest 12-inch MacBook and its streamlined profile. There's also word that Apple may discontinue the 11-inch MacBook Air to focus instead on the 13-inch laptop. Discontinuing the 11-inch MacBook Air would also potentially boost sales on the 12-inch MacBook. If these rumors are in fact true, then the new MacBooks will have only a USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports. Both of these ports are about the size of the part of an iPhone charger that plugs into the phone. But since most laptop accessories still plug in via the USB port, Apple owners might have to use an adaptor, or upgrade their technology. Meanwhile, the new MacBooks would likely be charged through the USB-C port or Thunderbolt 3 port. Currently, Apple already sells a USB-C dock with other USB and HDMI ports for $79. The USB-C port uses USB 3.1 Standard, according to PCWorld, which will connect to a wide variety of accessories, such as external hard drives, cameras, and printers. The USB 3.1 can also transfer data between the host computer and the peripheral accessories at a speed of 10 gigabits per second, which is twice as fast as the USB 3.0. Apple is expected to reveal the new Macs at an October 27th event in Cupertino, California.

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Update 0.1.8

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:44pm

This update is earlier then planned, but that is because development has been so quick. This update shows 4 new factions, 3 new national spirits and 5 new states!

“Logan” Trailer Teased As Jackman Photo Appears

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:14pm

Director James Mangold and actor Hugh Jackman used Twitter today rather than Instagram to reveal both the first look at the actor as an older Wolverine in “Logan”, and to tease the film’s first trailer release tomorrow.

The film, which follows the “Old Man Logan” storyline of the comics, has Wolverine losing his ability to regenerate as he ages – resulting in chronic pain which he uses alcohol to deal with.

Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal co-star in this ninth and final film with Jackman in the role. It opens in March.


— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 19, 2016

Taken w/ Leica SL, Noctilux 50mm, ISO 1600 1/1000 ƒ1.7 — by JM

— Mangold (@mang0ld) October 19, 2016

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Six Up For Domino In “Deadpool” Sequel

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:11pm

Lizzy Caplan (“Now You See Me 2”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“10 Cloverfield Lane”), Sienna Miller (“American Sniper”), Sofia Boutella (“Star Trek Beyond”), Stephanie Sigman (“Spectre”), and Sylvia Hoeks (“Blade Runner 2049”) have all reportedly made the shortlist of actresses who will screen test for the upcoming “Deadpool” sequel reports Collider.

Specifically all are up for the character of Domino. The project is still in development but is moving fast and director Tim Miller and the film’s producers are now looking towards casting this key female role with some of the six having already tested.

In the comics, Domino is a mercenary and a mutant, and her powers include the ability to initiate random telekinetic acts that turn probability in her favor. She also has a close connection to the mutant Cable, as her comics history found her becoming his partner, confidante, and lover.

It was previously confirmed during the post-credits sequence for “Deadpool” that Cable will appear in the sequel. No word as yet on whom might play him. The R-rated superhero movie “Deadpool” demolish all expectations with a massive $132 million opening weekend and eventual $782.6 million worldwide gross. Shooting on the sequel gets underway early next year.

The news comes as the marketing campaign for the first has released a reel about its nomination for a Clio Key Art award for its marketing campaign. Ryan Reynolds reprises his role for the clip which you can see below.

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Apple Announces a Mac Event On October 27, Says 'Hello Again'

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:11pm
Apple announced on Wednesday that it will be holding an event on October 27. The tagline of the invite is, "hello again." This suggests that the rumors are true and that the company will indeed announce a fleet of new Mac products. The original Mac was introduced with the word "hello" in 1984. People have waited for years now for Apple to refresh its Macbooks -- some of the products in Mac line haven't received an update in 1000 days. Many expert even said earlier that Apple should stop selling the old MacBooks. The new MacBooks are expected to ship with Intel Skylake processor and a contextual keyboard. Not long ago, the company was also exploring the idea of a MacBook without a 3.5mm audio jack.

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Black Ops 3 PC Modding & Mapping Tools – Open Beta

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:11pm

Treyarch kicks off their Open Beta for PC Modding & Mapping Tools.

Warners Plans A Willy Wonka Prequel

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:00pm

“Harry Potter” series producer David Heyman is re-teaming with Warner Bros. Picture who have acquired the rights to the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” IP from the Roald Dahl Estate and is planning a new movie centered around the eccentric character Willy Wonka.

The film will not be an origin tale, rather a standalone movie focused on Wonka and his early adventures. It’s unclear what other characters or scenarios from the original two books, other than Wonka, will be involved in the project.

“The Secret Life of Pets” scribe Simon Rich is penning the script while Heyman and Michael Siegel will produce. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has previously been adapted into two feature films, though the sequel book “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” has never been adapted.

Source: Variety

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RIP, David Bunnell, Founder of More Major Computer Magazines Than Anyone

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:58am
Reader harrymcc writes: David Bunnell has passed away. He stumbled into a job at PC pioneer MITS in the 1970s and went on to create the first PC magazine and first PC conference -- and, later on, PC Magazine, PC World, Macworld, and Macworld Expo. He was a remarkable guy on multiple fronts. Harry McCracken, who edited some of those magazines, shared some thoughts about why Bunnell mattered so much in a post at Fast Company.

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Sneak Peek: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:48am

That was quick. Shortly after confirmation that the clip was on the way, the first poster and footage has arrived for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”. Harkening back to the “Hooked on a Feeling” song from the first one, the clip keeps things fairly vague but shows off the increased scale and confidence of the follow-up.

James Gunn also makes it clear in a tweet this is NOT a trailer, saying “So the 1st #GotGVol2 trailer is coming soon; in the meantime we put together this special sneak peak for you. The sneak peek just released is NOT a teaser-for-the-trailer; it’s a totally separate piece from the eventual trailer(s).” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” hits cinemas on May 5th.

Behold, the first ever look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser poster! #GotG #GotGVol2

— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) October 19, 2016

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Alternate “Power Rangers” Character Posters

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:45am

Lionsgate and Saban Films have debuted new alternate movie character motion posters for the upcoming “Power Rangers” reboot on its social channels. You can check out the alternate posters in the video below, the film itself opens in cinemas in March.

The story follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

They must work together to fight for tomorrow. #PowerRangersMovie

— Power Rangers (@ThePowerRangers) October 19, 2016

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International Trailer: “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:43am

Screen Gems has released the new international trailer for “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” starring the likes of Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Fraser James and Rola.

Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, this marks the sixth and final installment in the most successful video game film franchise to date with over $1 billion worldwide in grosses. It opens in cinemas on January 27th.

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“Horizon Zero Dawn” Machine Evolution Clip

Dark Horizons - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:39am

Sony Interactive Entertainment has premiered a video for “Horizon Zero Dawn” which shows Guerrilla Games designing and creating the unique creature-style machines seen in the far future set tale.

Players take on the role of the skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself. The game debuts on shelves on February 28th.

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LeEco Who? Chinese Tech Giant Tries Its Luck In the US With 'More Products Than You've Ever Seen'

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:35am
LeEco is often called the Netflix of China. Which is funny for two reasons: LeEco is bigger than Netflix, and it has been around for longer than the American on-demand movies and TV shows streaming service. Besides, LeEco runs a fleet of other businesses, including ecommerce portal, smartphones, TVs, and even an autonomous cars. A company executive said this month that this would be a better description of LeEco, "If you were to take Apple, Amazon, Paramount Pictures, Tesla, Uber and Netflix and combine all of those companies, you get what LeEco does in China" But you may not have heard much about LeEco, the company which was until earlier this year known as LeTv. But you will now, because the company today announced a range of products for the U.S. market. TechCrunch adds: Perhaps predictably, one of the first US-based offerings from the company often referred to as "the Netflix of China" will be a content platform. And, as with just about everything else at today's event, LeEco's coming out swinging. The list of partners for LeEco Live includes MGM, Lionsgate, Vice, Showtime, Sling and Magnolia Pictures, along with publication partners like Cosmopolitan and Esquire, to name but a few. From another CNET report, which lists the other things that LeEco announced today: UMax 85 TV is LeEco's flagship 4K smart television. It's 85 inches, comes with 4GB in RAM and 64GB in storage and supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. It will cost $4,999. Super4 X65 TV is LeEco's second biggest 4K smart television at 65 inches and comes with most of the same features as the UMax 85. Super4 X55 TV is a 55-inch 4K smart television and comes with most of the same features as the UMax 85. Super4 X43 Pro TV is 43-inch 4K smart television and comes with most of the same features as the UMax 85. LeEco has an upcoming prototype VR headset; it will have a gyroscope, bluetooth headphones and USB Type-C. LeSee Pro is LeEco's self-driving concept car. It will be fully autonomous and will have a connected interior to let people stream movies, music and work documents. LeSee is LeEco's semi-autonomous vehicle (level 3). It is internet-connected and has streaming content in rear seats. LeEco first unveiled this car in April.

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Gladiator School Update - Improve your fighters!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:12am

A presentation about how to improve your fighters in gladiator school.

Your Dynamic IP Address Is Now Protected Personal Data Under EU Law

/. - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:40am
Europe's top court has ruled that dynamic IP addresses can constitute "personal data," just like static IP addresses, affording them some protection under EU law against being collected and stored by websites. ArsTechnica UK adds: But the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) also said in its judgment on Wednesday that one legitimate reason for a site operator to store them is "to protect itself against cyberattacks." The case was referred to the CJEU by the German Federal Court of Justice, after an action brought by German Pirate Party politician Patrick Breyer. He asked the courts to grant an injunction to prevent websites that he consults, run by federal German bodies, from collecting and storing his dynamic IP addresses. Breyer's fear is that doing so would allow the German authorities to build up a picture of his interests. Site operators argue that they need to store the data in order to prevent "cybernetic attacks and make it possible to bring criminal proceedings" against those responsible, the CJEU said.

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Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:22am

Slowdrive now on Steam Greenlight! It's a small racing game about the sloth, who returns home. Tricky short tracks, pleasant physics model and colorful low poly graphics.
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