Category Archives: Technology

Genealogy Websites Were Key to Big Break in Golden State Killer Case – The New York Times

Investigators used DNA from crime scenes and plugged that genetic profile into a private online genealogy database. They found distant relatives of Mr. DeAngelo’s and traced their DNA to him.

Source: Genealogy Websites Were Key to Big Break in Golden State Killer Case – The New York Times

Report: Russian Hackers Had The Ability To Shut Down U.S. Power Plants : NPR

Since at least March 2016, Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate numerous sectors of American infrastructure, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and manufacturing, according to a Department of Homeland Security report published on Thursday.

Source: Report: Russian Hackers Had The Ability To Shut Down U.S. Power Plants : NPR

A Gaping Loophole Could Shield Autonomous Car Companies From Lawsuits

Automakers have been urging Congress for months to pass legislation that would pave the way for autonomous cars to be deployed in droves. But consumer advocates are warning that the legislation, as it’s currently written, would prevent consumers from being able to hold manufacturers accountable in litigation, according to CNN.

Source: A Gaping Loophole Could Shield Autonomous Car Companies From Lawsuits

Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR

The pay TV industry is in the midst of a huge change. Half a million pay TV customers cancelled their contracts in the last three months of 2017 alone, analysts at MoffettNathanson Research calculated this week. That makes a drop of 3.4% from the same period a year earlier, the biggest change since 2010.

Source: Cord-cutting just hit another record, and cable companies are in denial – BGR

House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate.

Source: House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack