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March 31, 2019 Now Points To ‘Pwned’ Page With Gopher URLs

“DEVUAN.ORG HAS BEEN PWNED” reads a new message at the home page for Devuan (a fork of Debian without systemd) — which re-redirects to a new page named pwned.html, reports Slashdot reader DevNull127:
In all capital letters, its carefully-indented mess…

March 31, 2019

Tinder Announces New ‘Height Verification’ Feature. But They May Be Lying

“The Tinder dating app will soon be asking men to submit photos in order to verify their height,” writes long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike, sharing a post made Friday (March 29th) on the official Tinder blog.
Let’s be real, when it comes to online d…

March 30, 2019

When Charles Babbage Played Chess With the Original Mechanical Turk

IEEE Spectrum is publishing a six-part series exploring the human history of AI. the_newsbeagle writes: The 19th century British engineer Charles Babbage is sometimes called the father of the computer. But his first design for a massive computing machi…