10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. YouTube US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has sounded the alarm about the rise of facial recognition. “This is some real-life ‘Black Mirror’ stuff that we’re seeing here,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a House Oversight Committee hearing.Indian business owners are furious about…

‘Shop Contest: Baby Yoda

Baby Yoda has quickly become one of the only good things about 2019. I love the little kid, but I was hesitant to do a Baby Yoda contest because frankly, the internet has already created some great images featuring “The Child.” But then EA added him to The Sims 4 and I saw my opportunity.…

36C3: SIM Card Technology From A to Z

SIM cards are all around us, and with the continuing growth of the Internet of Things, spawning technologies like NB-IoT, this might as well be very literal soon. But what do we really know about them, their internal structure, and their communication protocols? And by extension, their security? To shine some light on these questions,…

Why Today’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ Is So Important for Windows Users

Screenshot: David MurphyIf you’re a Windows user, all Patch Tuesdays should be important, save for those instances where Microsoft borks a patch and actually makes your Windows system worse than it was previously. Getting the latest feature and security updates for your system—mostly the latter—should be something you look forward to each month. But today’s…

Ask Slashdot: What Will the 2020s Bring Us?

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 121950222 story Ask Slashdot: What Will the 2020s Bring Us? Posted by BeauHD on Friday December 27, 2019 @08:00AM from the what-to-expect dept. dryriver writes: The 2010s were not necessarily the greatest decade to live through. AAA computer games were not only DRM’d and internet tethered to death but became increasingly formulaic…