Tech Tent: fake news, algorithms and listening gadgets – BBC News

    In an era of fake news and alternative facts, how can scientists re-engage with the public and make sure they are respected and understood? That’s a big theme at the Cheltenham Science Festival from which this week’s edition of Tech Tent comes. We also discuss the growing importance of algorithms in our lives – and ask whether we should be worried that our […]

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks | Ars Technica

Newly discovered router flaw being hammered by in-the-wild attacks Researchers detect barrage of exploits targeting potentially millions of devices. Dan Goodin – 11/28/2016, 11:21 PM Online criminals—at least some of them wielding the notorious Mirai malware that transforms Internet-of-things devices into powerful denial-of-service cannons—have begun exploiting a critical flaw that may be present in millions of home routers. Further Reading How one rent-a-botnet army of […]