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Facebook is failing to meet the burden of securing itself, security...

Chief Security Officer described security report as a “very painful process.”

Axon wants you (yes, you!) to submit photos, videos to police

Meet “Axon Citizen,” a new service from the company formerly known as Taser.

Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft, but is GM on...

The ride-hailing service is on the ups, but GM might be headed to Uber.

Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials

Dissolving a metal in liquid metal leads to unusual chemical reactions.

The Mac mini isn’t dead yet, says Tim Cook

Cook responded to a customer e-mail to say that the Mac mini still has a future.

Couple sues PGE for negligence, says power lines caused wildfire

California Forestry Dept. has not yet ruled on an official cause for any of the fires.

Leaked: Facebook security boss says its corporate network is run “like...

The source of the recording said Facebook's senior management and executives were apathetic to matters of cybersecurity.

Facebook's security chief said he used one of the remarks "as a figure of speech."

Blue Origin has successfully tested its powerful BE-4 rocket engine

"As Joe Biden would say, this is a BFD for the space industry."

IDG Contributor Network: Before you build your bot: what it takes...

With hundreds of new bots popping up daily, it seems everyone is exploring chatbot development.
In fact, the chatbot market size is estimated to grow from $703.3 million in 2016 to $3.2 billion by 2021.
In an ever-expanding sea of chatbots, how do y...

Chronic gastrointestinal problems? Your dirty mouth may be partly to blame

The mouth microbes can spark haywire immune responses and are often drug resistant.

RacerD detects hard-to-find race conditions in Java code

Facebook has begun offering broad access to RacerD, a tool intended to tackle the longstanding problem of race conditions in software.RacerD had been available as a prototype, accessible in Facebookrsquo;s open source code base only through a series of backdoor options, said codeveloper Sam Blackshear, a Facebook research scientist. Now, the tool will run by default in Facebookrsquo;s open source Infer static analysis tool for bug detection.
Initially, RacerD is available only for Java code.

But plans call for expanding coverage to other languages, including C++.[ The new Java versions are here! Learn everything you need to know about whatrsquo;s new in Java SE 9 and whatrsquo;s new in Java EE 8. | The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]With race conditions, overlapping processes trying to access the same data concurrently can cause conflicts in programs.

These concurrency errors can be difficult to debug or even reproduce. “This has really been a hard problemrdquo; in computing for about 50 years, said Peter Orsquo;Hearn, a research scientist on the Infer team and co-author of RacerD.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ransomware: Security researchers spot emerging new strain of malware

'Magniber' ransomware could potentially be an experiment by people behind the Cerber ransomware family.