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The “Uber of Live Music” will charge you $1100-1600 to book a house show, pay musicians $100

Sofar Sounds is an "uber for live music" startup that just closed a $25m round of investment for its product, which books house-shows -- where musicians show up and play in your living room for you and your friends -- at $1100-$1600/each.

House shows are a staple of indie musicians and a way for people in ...

Trump’s stealth attack on Social Security: “Chained CPI”

Trump was elected by old white people who are certain they'll be dead before climate change renders the planet uninhabitable, but who are also seriously invested in continuing to receive Social Security benefits, which is why Trump repeatedly promised to protect Social Security during the 2016 presidential race.

Trump always lies about everything, so of course ...

Woman in stolen RV leads police on a wild high-speed chase in California

A woman allegedly stole a recreational vehicle in Los Angeles County and caused at least six accidents and three hospitalizations while police chased after her.

The driver, Julie Ann Rainbird (52) of Winnetka was arrested and has been charged with "evading a police officer causing injury or death" and is being held on $100,000 bail.

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In less than one second, a malicious web-page can uniquely fingerprint an Iphone, Pixel 2 or Pixel 3 without any explicit user interaction

In a new paper for IEEE Security, a trio of researchers (two from Cambridge, one from private industry) identify a de-anonymizing attack on Iphones that exploits minute differences in sensor calibration: an Iphone user who visits a webpage running the attack code can have their phone uniquely identified in less than a second, through ...

Thangrycat: a deadly Cisco vulnerability named after an emoji 😾😾😾

Thangrycat is a newly disclosed vulnerability in Cisco routers that allows attackers to subvert the router's trusted computing module, which allows malicious software to run undetectably and makes it virtually impossible to eliminate malware once it has been installed.

Thangrycat relies on attackers being able to run processes as the system's administrator, and Red Balloon, ...

Asymmetric warfare: someone is pulling emergency brakes on NYC subway cars

Modern metropolises are teeming with police and national guards at the ready. They are well-equipped for dealing with riots, hostage situations, and the like. But they can't do much against people who wage asymmetric warfare. One person (or maybe a few people) were able to shut down London Gatwick Airport during the busy holiday season ...