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German think tank closes Hong Kong office over new law

BERLIN (AP) — A German think tank said Wednesday it is closing its Hong Kong office following China’s imposition of a sweeping new national security law on the territory.The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, which is linked to Germany’s opposition Free Democratic Party, said it could no longer ensure the safety of its employees as…

Security Think Tank: Beware security blind areas at the edge

That datacentre security is a complex subject is not in doubt and, given the trend to move beyond centralised datacentres to distributed environments, this is not going to change. How can security professionals ensure such setups are just as secure as the traditional centralised model? By Jordon Kelly, ISF Published: 04 Sep 2020 While the…

What Do You Think of the FDA’s COVID-19 Decisions?

In an open letter to Stephen Hahn, MD, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, detailed why he thinks recent FDA authorizations of interventions to treat COVID-19 have not been evidence-based.  Topol cited three emergency use authorizations (EUAs) that he says were not evidence-based: one for hydroxychloroquine…

I think I strike the campground lotto. Here is my existing view.

level 2I think it's one of the default Mac osx background images.level 2It’s a Bob Ross painting!level 2The inside of a Bob Ross paintinglevel 2Inside a Bob Ross painting.level 2Behind Downes Ranch looking toward Mt. Hagenlevel 2It’s good to see that Canada isn’t on fire.level 1If you were camping in France, you’d say you hit…

Poll: What Did You Think about The August 2020 Nintendo Indie World Display?

Did it hit you indie feels? by Gavin Lane 19 mins ago Well, with only a day's notice Nintendo has broadcast another Indie World Showcase filled with 23-ish minutes of indie goodness. It was a tight broadcast with over twenty titles shown off and a host of games surprise launching today (they may very well…

Why do Americans think more immigration means more crime? (audio)

Justice at the Borders Loading the player... The findings, over decades, are clear: Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans. Yet 42% of Americans still say immigration is making crime worse in the United States, according to a 2019 Gallup Poll. “It’s very frustrating, because as much data as we have, the gap between perception…

33 Products That May Make You Think, “Wait, Am I Good At Everything?”

These products are real world fairy godmothers.We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices…

Don’t Even Think About Sneaking Across the Border Into Canada

Photo: Joshua Davenport (Shutterstock)Oh, Canada, you temptress to the north, with your universal health care and cheese-curd-and-gravy-covered fries. There are so many beautiful spots, from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island, and everything (well, most parts) in between, making it a popular spot for American vacationers. And given that it has been dubbed The Summer…

The hack that could make face recognition think someone else is you

Researchers have demonstrated that they can fool a modern face recognition system into seeing someone who isn’t there. A team from the cybersecurity firm McAfee set up the attack against a facial recognition system similar to those currently used at airports for passport verification. By using machine learning, they created an image that looked like…

Think about it. The economies of scale shifting to 120 Hz for Super AMOLED …

The Galaxy Tab S7 could get a 120 Hz refresh rate but lose Super AMOLED tech in the process. (Image: Evan Blass/Patreon)In the latest Galaxy Tab S7 leak, it appears the Korean company could be taking one step forward and two steps backwards with its latest slate. While the panel might now sport a 120…

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How do music festivals adjust to a pandemic? They Fest in Place, naturally

Might beat car camping at Bonnaroo — WWOZ—one of the best US community radio stations—charts a temp path for festivals. Nathan Mattise - Sep 18, 2020 10:45 am UTC Ben Gibbard, I salute you for doing an at-home live-streamed concert every week from March through May as we all adjusted to the quarantimes. Like so…

Hoverboarding dental professional gets 12 years in prison for fraud, unlawful oral acts

Prison time — Hoverboarding was "outrageous, narcissistic you know, and crazy," former patient said. Beth Mole - Sep 17, 2020 10:53 pm UTC Enlarge / A man tests out a Hovertrax hoverboard produced by Razor at the International Toy Fair 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany, on January 1, 2017. The infamous hoverboarding dentist of Alaska has…

Here are the winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes to make you laugh, then believe

Can you tell a narcissist by their eyebrows? — This year's ceremony was held virtually (thanks, coronavirus), but the fun remained. Jennifer Ouellette - Sep 17, 2020 10:00 pm UTC The 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony: introducing 10 new Ig Nobel Prize winners, each of whom has done something that makes people laugh,…

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USDA Announces Contracts for Round 3 of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

(Washington, D.C., September 17, 2020) – Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $1 billion in contracts to support American producers and communities in…

Trump Administration Invests More Than $7 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural South Carolina

ReConnect Funding to Connect 5,263 Rural Households to High-Speed Broadband WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $7 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in South Carolina. This investment is part of the $550 million…

This NFL Star Walked Away to Join the Frontline Against COVID

LM Chabot ON A BLAZING MORNING this past summer, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif arrives at a soccer field in the suburbs of Montreal, hoping to find some open space for a workout. Hordes of face-mask-clad kids have already claimed most of the turf—a bad sign for social distancing—so the six-foot-five, 321-pound offensive guard of the Super Bowl–winning…