The ROWHAMMER vulnerability in DRAM which allows running processes to fuck with memory allocated to other processes is being developed into reliable side channel leaks reading from memory (archived). The importance of computing hygiene continues to be supported by the unforgiving march of time.
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The Pantsuitist social warfare training camp doing business as Oberlin College was slapped with an 11 million USD verdict after one of their exercises gravely damaged the business of a local bakery (archived). The drama started when three Oberlin reparations agents of color were detained, arrested, and plead guilty to theft from Gibson's Bakery which has been operating since 1885. In response to student protests, the activist institution ceased business relations with the bakery and actively engaged in an activist campaign declaring the bakery a racist business. Oberlin tried to justify their institutional actions against the bakery by proposing the doctrine that "first time offenders", meaning persons engaging in theft up to the occasion they are caught doing so, ought not be turned over to police for prosecution.
During the trial Oberlin retained a professional witness and attempted to assert the value of the business they destroyed was a mere 35,000 USD, less than the tutition for charged for a single semester at Oberlin. To their credit, Gibson's attorneys and accountans defended the intangible assets of the business including nearly a century and a half in operation while suggesting a very reasonable 5.8 million USD figure for the damages inflicted by Oberlin's attack projected over 30 years.
In Louisiana, Deputy Shadrick Jones of the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Department has been fired and faces charges after compelling a woman to engage in sex acts with her infant son during a traffic stop (archived). The woman alleges that she agreed to perform the sex acts on her infant son under the threat of arrest if she refused to participate in the law enforcement officer's child pornography production. The woman was arrested and faces charges as well.
The Chinese government is weighing a measure that would enable courts in Hong Kong to extradite suspects to mainland China for trial (archived). This move would represent a small step towards greater integration between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong and the Mandarin speaking mainland which share a common national identity under different systems of government. USG affiliated outlets are presenting the measure as a "grave violation" of the agreement that transitioned colonial stewardship of the territory from British to Chinese hands though the decision to extradite or not would still be undertaken in the Hong Kong courts system.
The Anglophone outrage highlights the always interesting problem of enforcement. What fleet and shipyards can the Anglophones act out their rage? What sanctions can the deindustrialized Anglophone economies apply to the economy that appears to have won manufacturing?
Sorry for your loss.
Peter Bright, a Conde Nast blogger who covers the Microsoft and MPEx beats for Ars Technica has been arrested for responding to an advertisement posted by a female FBI agent seeking men to sexually entice her 7 year old daughter and 9 year old son (archived). Bright attempted to establish his credentials with the FBI agent by stating he has an ongoing relationship with an 11 year old Manhattan girl.
While neglecting the MPEx beat, Bright was a critic of investigations into organized Pantsuitist child sex trafficking rings. The USG complaint filed before Magistrate Debra Freeman of the Southern District of New York does not clarify whether the account used by the FBI agent to entrap Bright was a dedicated honeypot or a personal account the agent normally uses to pimp out her children to other "law enforcement" members and their Pantsuitist allies.
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USG Madame Secretary Mike Pompeo has been caught in a leak lamenting the USG's political failure in Venezuela (archived). Per Madame secretary's laments, it appears the USG gravely misunderstood the mechanics of political parties in Latin America. In particular, the phenomenon where electorally untenable parties will fight their position all the way to their loss, repeatedly, instead of pursuing coalitions or moving on from dead movements appears to have been ignored.
Thusly with a grave lack of political and cultural competence in the Americas, the USG regime change team and Madame Secretary Pompeo found themselves in a hard place. Instead of uniting, "the opposition" in Venezuela came to offer more than 40 parties with "leaders" claiming to be the right and legitimate president of Venezuela, if only the USG could do all of the work for them.
News has emerged that Exim, the most popularly deployed piece of email transmission software, is confirmed to be remotely exploitable for version numbers between 4.87 and 4.91 (archived). There are claims that the exploitable portion of the software was accidentally fixed in version 4.92 released in February, though the historical trend for this sort of shennanigan suggests more plausibly that an intentional NOBUS backdoor was quietly tightented after the US set expanded.
Reports on declining hygenic conditions in Los Angeles including booming rat and flea populations fed by uncollected garbage are creating conditions favorable for an outbreak of bubonic plague (archived). Los Angeles has already recently suffered an outbreak of typhus, another disease whose spread is readily preventable through a committment to hygiene.
While much popular attention has focused on declining quality of life and eroding preconditions for civilized life in former US industrial centers, the ever popular California by all appearances is leading the pack in the US reverse development race.
In Julian Assange's birthplace of Australia, national broadcaster ABC has been raided by "law enforcement" for engaging in journalistic activity on the subject of war crimes committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan (archived). The broadcaster's managing director offered little more than:
It is highly unusual for the national broadcaster to be raided in this way
While the Australian Federal Police offered that no arrests were planned in spite of the journalistic activity in question mirroring the same activity for which Julian Assange faces the prospect of centuries in US prison. Sweden recently retracted their extradition request for Assange leaving the US extradition request the only one under consideration by UK courts.
Google's Youtube video service has made the editorial decision to cut entire categories of content in a move that follows other anti-social media platforms transitioning from "platforms" to old fashioned publisher operating models (archived). In Google's chosen jurisdiction this shift should remove a number of statutory protections offered to platforms and open the firm to numerous torts from which it had been previously insulated though common law courts in the US are notoriously indeterministic in their rulings.