German automaker Daimler AG announced a major worldwide auto recall today, encompassing one million recent models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles that are at risk of catching fire due to a potentially faulty fuse. So far, 51 vehicle fires have be reported, but there have been no reported injuries or deaths.
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Wild elephants can’t be bothered with sleep.
Who could blame them? They have good reasons to stay awake. African elephants need to gobble a few hundred pounds of food a day and stay vigilant of cunning predators. After fitting two elephant matriarchs—female elephants that lead their respective herds—with activity monitors, researchers tracked these elephants through the Chobe National Park, in northern Botswana, for just over a month. Their results, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, found that they slept around two hours a night. And on five nights, they didn’t sleep at all.
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Facebook has finally taken steps to prevent the next Pizzagate from happening. The social media giant is rolling out a “disputed” tag that will be applied to any article that’s deemed “fake news.”
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While trojans and email phishing still feature prominently in hacker toolkits, getting into a system IRL is one of the most effective methods a truly determined hacker can use. Using a USB firewall could be your best defense.
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