Jon Bernthal is your enemy in ‘Ghost Recon Breakpoint’

If you don’t want to play Breakpoint’s main story, there’s also going to be a PvP multiplayer mode that will let you play different “high-action” games with friends. I didn’t get to check out this mode, but similar to the story, you’ll be playing as a Ghost in Auroa, except here the goal will be for you and your teammates to take out other players online, not just the AI.

Fans of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, you’re going to feel right at home in Breakpoint, although Ubisoft will be hoping that featuring Bernthal will bring new audiences to the series. I know for me the favorite part of Breakpoint was trying to slay the autonomous killing machines created by a tech company called Skell Technology, a powerful ally of Walker and The Wolves. Not only that, but I also enjoyed flying a helicopter and almost landing it on a tree, which tells you everything you need to know about how bad I am at the game. But who knows, [...]  read more

Facebook collected device data on 187,000 users using banned snooping app

Facebook obtained personal and sensitive device data on about 187,000 users of its now-defunct Research app, which Apple banned earlier this year after the app violated its rules.

The social media giant said in a letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s office — which TechCrunch obtained — that it collected data on 31,000 users in the U.S., including 4,300 teenagers. The rest of the collected data came from users in India.

Earlier this year, a TechCrunch investigation found both Facebook and Google were abusing their Apple-issued enterprise developer certificates, designed to only allow employees to run iPhone and iPad apps used only inside the company. The investigation found the companies were building and providing apps for consumers outside Apple’s App Store, in violation of Apple’s rules. The apps paid users in return for collecting data on how participants used their devices and to understand app habits by gaining access to all of the network data in and out of their device.

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One trillion phishing emails sent every year

Phishing remains one of the most useful tools in a cybercriminal’s arsenal as new research from Valimail has revealed that at least 3.4bn fake emails are sent out worldwide each day.

The firm’s latest quarterly report, Email Fraud Landscape for Spring 2019, shows that email impersonation accounting for 1.2 percent of all email sent during Q1 2019. While this is lower than the 1.6 percent rate that Valimail noted in Q2 2018, it still represents a huge amount of fake messages.

The firm used proprietary data from its analysis of billions of email message authentication requests along with publicly accessible DMARC and SPF records to compile its report.

CEO and co-founder of Valimail Alexander García-Tobar provided further insight on the findings of the report, saying:

“It remains clear that fake emails from hackers, phishers and other cyber criminals constitute the major source of cyberattacks. As more companies recognize and respond to email vulnerabilities, we expect to [...]  read more

A New Fuel for Satellites Is So Safe It Won’t Blow Up Humans

Later this month, a small satellite will hitch a ride on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket for the world’s first demonstration of “green” satellite propellant in space. The satellite is fueled by AFM-315, which the Air Force first developed more than 20 years ago as an alternative to the typical satellite juice of choice, hydrazine. If successful, AFM-315 could make satellites vastly more efficient, shrink satellite deployment time from weeks to days, and drastically reduce the safety requirements for storing and handling satellite fuel, a boon to humans and the environment. Looking to the future, scientists working on the fuel say it will play a large role in helping get extraterrestrial satellite operations off the ground.

Hydrazine is a volatile fuel that will ruin your day—and perhaps your life—if you’re exposed to it. To fuel a satellite you need a lot of safety infrastructure, including pressurized full-body “ [...]  read more

Fiumi esondati e frane nel Lecchese, a Dervio i 600 sfollati rientrano a casa

Emergenza maltempo nel Lecchese e in Valtellina, dopo i violenti temporali della notte tra martedì e mercoledì. Disagi e gravi danni in particolare nella zona di Lecco, dove sono esondati in vari punti i torrenti Pioverna e Varrone: un migliaio gli sfollati, evacuate case e aziende a Dervio, Premana e Primaluna. La Prefettura di Lecco ha disposto mercoledì mattina l’evacuazione di buona parte delle abitazioni di Dervio, dove il torrente Varrone verso la foce ha invaso le strade (è stato evacuato anche un campeggio), e di Cortabbio: «Abbiamo immediatamente attivato il centro coordinamento soccorsi. Tutte le forze della Protezione civile sono in campo», ha spiegato il prefetto Michele Formiglio. Alle 19 la Prefettura ha dato l’ok per il rientro a casa dei circa 600 sfollati di Dervio. Per quanto riguarda Premana e Primaluna, le 200 persone circa che hanno dovuto lasciare le loro abitazioni sono state sistemate per la notte in varie strutture.

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Maltempo, emergenza nel Lecchese: straripa il fiume Varrone, case evacuate a Dervio, Premana e Primaluna
La diga di Pagnona

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This is Google's Pixel 4

Google just tweeted an image of the Pixel 4, a smartphone that the … face authentication sensors to bring the Pixel 4 closer in line with Apple's Face ID …
social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit