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To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant – and it will give you all the details

The Register - Sat, 2020-01-18 14:06
Investigators ask Chocolate Factory to help them connect the geographic dots

At 1030 on April 27, 2019, four unidentified individuals attempted to rob a Brinks armored truck parked outside of Michaels, an art supply and home decor store at the Point Loomis Shopping Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To find out who they are, local authorities plan to ask Google.…

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It's Friday, the weekend has landed... and Microsoft warns of an Internet Explorer zero day exploited in the wild

The Register - Sat, 2020-01-18 01:17
Plus, WeLeakInfo? Not anymore!

Roundup Welcome to another Reg roundup of security news.…

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You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 23:32
Jetliner's return to the skies likely to be delayed by more tech glitches

Boeing today said another software flaw has been spotted in its star-crossed 737 Max.…

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Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public... with loopholes for security and research

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 21:29
Euro Commission also wants to loosen purse strings for AI investment while tightening reins

The European Commission is weighing whether to ban facial recognition systems in public areas for up to five years, according to a draft report on artificial intelligence policy in the European Union.…

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FOX Bet, PokerStars Announce Inaugural Pennsylvania Winter Series

Poker News Daily - Fri, 2020-01-17 21:00

Things just keep getting better for poker players in the state of Pennsylvania. It was announced today that FOX Bet and PokerStars will  open the doors to the inaugural Pennsylvania Winter Series. The event will tie in with the promotion of the upcoming NFL Super Bowl alongside poker tournaments exclusively for residents of the state of Pennsylvania.

Football Inspired Poker Tournaments

Beginning on January 25, the Pennsylvania Winter Series will kick off with “The Warmup,” a $50 buy in No Limit Hold’em event. For the next week, there will be a variety of events entitled with football-themed names (“The Punt,” “The Turnover,” “Hail Mary”) and a variety of buy ins. Those will range from $30 mini-buy in events on up to the Main Event (“The Big Game”), which will have a $300 buy in.

In addition to these specially themed events, there will be something more important up for the players – guaranteed cash. Tournament guarantees will range from as low as $8000 (the Pot Limit Omaha based, $50 buy in “The Drive”) to the $50,000 guaranteed “The Blitz,” a $200 buy in No Limit Hold’em tournament. The Main Event will feature a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, bringing the total guarantees for the event to $675,000.

Second Chances Galore, New Depositor Bennies…

For those that enter any of the events during the Pennsylvania Winter Series but come up short of the money, you’ll have some second chance opportunities. Each day a “Second Chance All-In Shootout” will take place. If you play in a Winter Series event and fail to cash, you’ll receive a ticket to one of the Shootouts. If you’re a winner in these Shootouts, you’ll take part in $7000 of Winter Series prizes that will be awarded.

For those who haven’t yet been enticed to join in with PokerStars PA, there are plenty of reasons to make your first deposit. If you deposit more than $30 using the code “WINTER,” you’ll be given a Depositor Freeroll ticket. This freeroll, which will be held on February 1, will give out 25 tickets to “The Big Game” (the Main Event of the Pennsylvania Winter Series), meaning that $7500 in prizes will be up for grabs.

PokerStars PA Currently Riding High

Since its introduction, PokerStars PA has been riding high in the regulated intra-state U. S. online poker industry. It is currently the highest drawing regulated online poker site in the country, vastly outpacing the three-state compacted WSOP.com. According to statistics from PokerScout, PokerStars PA is drawing a seven day average of 400 cash game players (the statistical measure of success in the online poker industry). This nearly doubles the player numbers of WSOP.com, who uses their three-state compact (from Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware) to only draw 220 players on a seven day average.

If the Pennsylvania Winter Series is a success, you can count that PokerStars PA will continue to roll out more big tournament series for the state. For a look at the schedule of the upcoming Winter Series, be sure to visit PokerStars PA here.

The post FOX Bet, PokerStars Announce Inaugural Pennsylvania Winter Series appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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Who’s Next for Sports Betting? Would You Believe Kentucky?

Poker News Daily - Fri, 2020-01-17 19:52

Since the surprise passage of online gaming and poker legislation in the state of Michigan to close 2019, there has been a great deal of talk regarding who might be next to broach the expansion of gaming. There are some usual suspects in the mix, including California (for the umpteenth year in a row) and even Illinois. But would you believe that the Commonwealth of Kentucky currently has the inside track?

2019 Elections Bring Changes

Prior to the 2019 off term (neither midterm, for Representatives to the U. S. House of Representatives, nor Presidential) elections, in which Kentuckians headed to the polls to choose who they wanted for governor, the attitude regarding any expansion of gaming in the state was not favorable. Governor Matt Bevin, while saying he was “agnostic” on the subject, lamented the supposed impact on families in saying “somebody takes their life in a casino because they’ve wasted the last semblance of dignity and hope they had” during the campaign. Bevin’s opponent in the 2018 election, Attorney General Andy Beshear, had a different look.

Beshear, in campaigning for the office, issued a directive that he was ready to look for expansion of gaming to counter deficits in the state’s pension system. “Indiana and neighboring states continue to steal our revenue,” Beshear stated when the subject was broached. “I’ll always put the best interests of our people first – and that includes expanding gaming to create new opportunities here in Kentucky.”

The people of Kentucky spoke in November, albeit by a very slim margin. Once the votes were counted, Beshear was able to defeat the incumbent Bevin by slightly more than 5000 votes. After initially stating that he was challenging the results, a chagrined Bevin accepted the results and Beshear took the Governor’s seat in December.

New Governor, New Legislation

Once Beshear was inaugurated, new legislation headed to the Kentucky General Assembly. In December, legislation was introduced to open the state’s thoroughbred racetracks for sports betting with an online component. Any racetrack in the state, plus any pro sports venue that seats up to 50,000 people, would be eligible to operate a sports book. These outlets would also be able to offer online wagering opportunities. Taxation on the operations would be 14.25% on online bets, with live operations only being taxed at 9.75%.

There was a roadblock to these initial offerings, however. Betting on Kentucky collegiate teams, especially the powerhouse University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, was initially banned because of the perceived possibility of affecting outcomes of their games (of course, this was across the board for all collegiate Kentucky teams). Through negotiation, however, the parties involved were able to come to a consensus that would allow for the state’s collegiate sporting contests to be wagered on.

The Kentucky House Committee on Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations unanimously approved House Bill 137 on Wednesday, but there’s still a great deal of work that needs to be done. State Representative Adam Koenig has proposed in the past a more widespread expansion of gaming, one that included online poker and daily fantasy sports (DFS), but there hasn’t been the support from the more rural portions of the state. For sports betting, however, Koenig has gotten support, particularly because “a lot of other states jumped on the bandwagon,” Koenig said.

It is estimated that the new betting revenues will be bringing in around $22 million per year. That money would be earmarked for Kentucky’s pension system, gambling addiction services and regulatory oversight of the industry. If it is successful, it is possible that, with the more receptive audience for gaming expansion in the Bluegrass State, that DFS and potentially online poker and/or casino gaming could be proposed next.

The post Who’s Next for Sports Betting? Would You Believe Kentucky? appeared first on Poker News Daily.

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'Nice guy' hackers are seemingly fixing the Citrix server hole, but leaving a nasty present behind

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 19:49
Leave the backdoor. Take the exploit.

Hackers exploiting the high-profile Citrix CVE-2019-19781 flaw are now patching the servers to keep others out.…

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Who says HMRC hasn't got a sense of humour? Er, 65 million Brits

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 16:30
I missed my Self Assessment filing deadline because.... a rundown of the worst excuses

Brits’ favourite government department, Her Majesty’s Revenues & Customs, has released a listicle of the most bizarre excuses people have given for missing the Self Assessment tax returns deadline, along with the weirdest biz expense claims…

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EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again™. You hear that, Apple?

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 15:57
Bloc to make not-quite-universal connector universal within its bounds

The EU plans to force manufacturers to use a common connector – the happily symmetrical USB-C – for all mobes, fondleslabs, e-readers and similar electronic tat.…

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Stolen creds site WeLeakInfo busted by multinational cop op for data reselling

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 14:31
One Irishman and one Dutchman both nicked

Two men have been arrested after Britain’s National Crime Agency and its international pals claimed the takedown of breached credentials-reselling website WeLeakInfo.…

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Time to burst out graphing: Get the Windows Insider experience... by taping a calculator to your monitor

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 13:34
Microsoft releases a Windows 10 Fast Ring refresh and previews new calc toys

While 45 years of carbon emissions from Microsoft were being scrutinised by execs last night, the Windows Insider team made an emission of its own, in the form of a fresh Windows 10 build.…

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Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 12:11
Snafu-ridden maintenance software behemoth to be replaced

The US military is dumping its Autonomous Logistics Information System (ALIS) in favour of ODIN as it tries to break with the complex past of its ailing F-35 fighter jet maintenance IT suite.…

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Microsoft picks a side, aims to make the business 'carbon-negative' by 2030

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 11:39
Plans to cancel out emissions from power consumption since 1975. No word on warming through excessive corporate hot air though

Microsoft has set itself the goal of being "carbon-negative" by 2030, nailing its colours to a so-called "moonshot" for worldwide removal and reduction of carbon.…

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Help! I'm trapped on Schrodinger's runaway train! Or am I..?

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 10:00
There's an app for that, and it's utter pants

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Sitting in my tin can far away from home, I marvel that I got here at all.…

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WebAssembly: Key to a high-performance web, or ideal for malware? Reg speaks to co-designer Andreas Rossberg

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 09:16
State of Wasm: 'Better support for high-level languages', plus interesting cross-platform news

Interview WebAssembly will not magically speed up your web application and may be as significant running in environments other than web browsers as it is within them, a co-designer of the language told The Register.…

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Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 08:34
New perspective on FBI, Interpol demands for backdoors

Vid Police Scotland to roll out encryption bypass technology, as one publication reported this week, causing some Register readers to silently mouth: what the hell?…

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The time that Sales braved the white hot heat of the data centre to save the day

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 08:04
It's getting hot in here, so open all your doors

On Call Welcome to On Call, The Register's regular foray into the increasingly unreliable memories of those who have to pick up the phone when everything is on fire.…

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Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, muaha... Boffins build laser-eyed intelligent cam that sorta sees around corners

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 06:01
Guess we can't escape our future Terminator overlords

Artificial intelligence with frickin' lasers beams attached can see objects hidden around corners, according to a study published in the journal Optica on Thursday.…

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Copy-left behind: Permissive MIT, Apache open-source licenses on the up as developers snub GNU's GPL

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 01:58
Share all our code modifications with others? Think again, hippie

Permissive open-source software licenses continue to gain popularity at the expense of copyleft licenses, according to a forthcoming report from WhiteSource, a biz that makes software licensing management tools.…

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Google Cloud gets out of bed, slips on suit, draws up premium support, vows to take it SLO to lure enterprises

The Register - Fri, 2020-01-17 01:02
Meanwhile, AMD snags Intel exec as server chip boss

Google is hoping to improve the appeal of its mid-tier Cloud platform to enterprises with a new set of support and response options.…

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