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Wimbledon: The tech behind the world’s top tennis tournament

Pete Sampras isn’t playing, right? — From the archives: There’s a surprising amount of cool tech for a 140-year-old event. Sebastian Anthony – Jul 3, 2021 1:35 pm UTC The first of Wimbledon’s tech bunkers, operated by IBM. This is the data ingestion room. For more data on the IBM tech bunker, read our story…

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The great sleep divide

$leep — Sleep deficits are robbing poor people and racial minorities of health and earning power. Katherine Ellison, Knowable Magazine – Jul 3, 2021 1:00 pm UTC C.J. Burton / Getty ImagesRemember the line from that old folk song? If living were a thing that money could buy You know the rich would live and…

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Russian hackers are trying to brute-force hundreds of networks

Colbert always warned us about bears — Moscow’s Fancy Bear group has been on a password-guessing spree this whole time. Andy Greenberg, Wired.com – Jul 3, 2021 11:00 am UTC Enlarge / “People really still use ‘1234567’ as a password? Really?”Kremlin official photoThe discovery of Russia’s devastating SolarWinds spy campaign put the spotlight on the…

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OpenZFS 2.1 is out—let’s talk about its brand-new dRAID vdevs

it’s complicated — dRAID vdevs resilver very quickly, using spare capacity rather than spare disks. Jim Salter – Jul 2, 2021 11:11 pm UTC Enlarge / OpenZFS added distributed RAID topologies to its toolkit with today’s 2.1.0 release.Friday afternoon, the OpenZFS project released version 2.1.0 of our perennial favorite “it’s complicated but worth it” filesystem.…

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Apps with 5.8 million Google Play downloads stole users’ Facebook passwords

SURPRISE — Researchers uncovered 9 apps that used a sneaking method to pilfer credentials. Dan Goodin – Jul 2, 2021 9:00 pm UTC Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesGoogle has given the boot to nine Android apps downloaded more than 5.8 million times from the company’s Play marketplace after researchers said these apps used a sneaky…

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Foundation pays off mortgage for family of fallen trooper

HANOVER, Va. (AP) — A charitable foundation has paid off the mortgage on a Virginia home belonging to the family of a late state trooper who was fatally injured while on duty in 2015. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday it had satisfied the mortgage for the Hanover County home where Virginia State Police…

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Liberty rally from 18 down to beat Charles and Mystics 82-79

NEW YORK (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 19 points and Jazmine Jones had 12 of her 17 points in the second half to help the New York Liberty rally from an 18-point deficit and beat the Washington Mystics 82-79 on Saturday, spoiling the homecoming of Tina Charles.The former Liberty star and native New Yorker was…

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Palestinians: Israeli forces kill man in West Bank clashes

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man Saturday evening during clashes in the occupied West Bank.Also Saturday evening, Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites in the Gaza Strip in response to incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the territory to Israeli farmland across the frontier, the military…

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Data show Virginia traffic fatalities rose in 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Data show deaths in car crashes rose statewide last year, even as Virginians drove less due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crash fatalities increased by 2% from 827 in 2019 to 847 in 2020, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, citing data from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. “Because there was less traffic…

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Rural county in Nevada moving to rename road after Trump

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada county where voters sided solidly with Republican Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election is moving to rename a road after the former president.Lyon County commissioners voted 4-1 on Thursday for renaming the half-mile (0.8 kilometer) Old Dayton Valley Road in Dayton, an unincorporated community 23 miles (38…