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Google looks at bypass in Chromium’s ASLR security defense, throws hands up, won’t patch garbage issue

Engineers write off GC abuse because Spectre broke everything anyway

In early November, a developer contributing to Google's open-source Chromium project reported a problem with Oilpan, the garbage collector for the browser's Blink rendering engine: it can be used to break a memory defense known as address space layout randomization (ASLR).…

Half a million stolen French medical records, drowned in feeble excuses

A bitter pill best swallowed with eight gallons of swimming pool water

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  Those files I promised you? Oh, I'm sorry, they accidentally got taken out with the recycling. A gull swooped down and snatched them out of my hands. They were lost in a tsunami. No, a forest fire. An earthquake. Actually, to tell the truth, my mum put them in the washing machine.

DealShot: 22 Deals Surpassing $680 Million With Lightspeed, Tencent And Many More

China Money Network’s DealShot provides detailed information on venture capital and private equity deals in China on a daily basis. Here you can find out where Chinese investors have been investing their money each workday.

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10 Things in Tech You Need to Know Today

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Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City.

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Here's what you need to know today.

1. Coinbase warns the crypto market could tumble if bitcoin's anonymous creator is identified. While filing to go public, Coinbase noted that should the creator be revealed - or if they sell their $30 billion stake - the market could be thrown into disarray. Here's what else we know from the filing.

2. Twitter users will soon be able to charge for tweets. The social media platform announced "Super Follows," a feature that would allow Twitter users to charge their followers in exchange for extra content. More on that here.

3. Scoop: Lime, a Silicon Valley scooter startup, is in early discussions about going public via a SPAC. The Uber-backed electric scooter startup is working with investment bank Evercore as it explores going public via a blank-check company, two sources told Insider. Here's what we know so far.

4. "I think he's a rat and a liar." Things got heated during the livestream convo between Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev. Watch here.

5. Facebook launched a campaign in defense of personalized advertising. New restrictions by Apple would make it harder for advertisers to target ads to mobile phones. The campaign intends to change that.

6. The Senate will hold another hearing on the role of private tech in the SolarWinds breach. The massive cyberattack on a major U.S. information technology firm allowed hackers to spy on private companies as well as branches of the government. A simple explanation of how the breach happened, and why it's important.

7. Airbnb reported $859 million in Q4 revenue, surpassing analyst expectations. The platform saw a "frenzied" IPO in December 2020 and weathered a battered travel industry amid COVID-19.

8. Exclusive: Amazon is going through a leadership shakeup. Daniel Rausch, Amazon's smart home boss for the last four years, has found a new role within the company as the lead for Fire TV, Appstore, and the Luna game streaming service.

9. Meet the Stripe mafia - a group of former Stripe employees raising millions for their own startups. Fourteen are starting their own businesses or becoming angel investors, backing an expanding network of Stripe founders. From climate tech to a Slack rival, see what these former employees are launching.

10. Exclusive: Obvious Ventures' Tina Hoang-To is leading Torch Leadership Lab's $25 million Series B fundraising. Torch's rapid growth in 2020 led the VC to fast-track the leadership development platform's second round of funding. We have the details here.

Compiled by Jordan Erb. Tips/comments? Email [email protected] or tweet @JordanParkerErb

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Information Technology (IT) Security as a Service Market Industry Outlook, by Top Key Players- Cisco Systems,, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec Corporation, IPSec, Kaapagam Technologies – The Bisouv Network

Information Technology (IT) Security as a Service Market Industry Outlook, by Top Key Players- Cisco Systems,, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec Corporation, IPSec, Kaapagam Technologies  The Bisouv Network

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Market Growth and Technology Advancement Outlook 2021 to 2026 – The Courier – The Courier

Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) Market Growth and Technology Advancement Outlook 2021 to 2026 – The Courier  The Courier

While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on ‘cancel culture’ in Florida

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While the president visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be at CPAC.
  • President Joe Biden is heading to Texas on Friday to survey storm recovery efforts.
  • But he won't be meeting with either Sens. Cruz or Cornyn.
  • Cruz will be giving a speech on cancel culture at CPAC that day instead. 
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President Joe Biden heads to Texas on Friday to tour some of the hardest hit areas of the state, but while he's there, he won't be meeting with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. 

That's because Cruz has a speaking engagement that day at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. He'll be giving a speech entitled "Bill of Rights, Liberty, and Cancel Culture." Cancel culture appears to be a major theme of the conference; former President Donald Trump will give a speech on Sunday entitled "America Uncancelled."

Though it's typical for senators to travel with the president when visiting their states, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that there were "limitations on space" on Air Force One, making it impossible for Cruz or his fellow GOP Sen. John Cornyn to join. Instead, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will accompany the president. 

"There are some limitations on space available, so there are not members, I don't believe, of any party traveling with the president to Texas," Psaki told reporters, noting that First Lady Dr. Jill Biden would be joining the president on his trip. "But again, he's going to be spending the day traveling with Gov. Abbott and surveying the damage on the ground."

According to Psaki, Biden will "meet with local leaders to discuss the winter storm, relief efforts, progress toward recovery, and the incredible resilience shown by the people of Houston and Texas."

Some have speculated that Cruz was left off Biden's travel plan because of the senator's recent controversial trip to Cancun

Cruz angered many last week when he was spotted heading to Cancun amid one of the worst winter storms in the state's history. Many accused the senator of abandoning his constituents, and Cruz later admitted the trip was "obviously a mistake."

The White House has not directly commented on Cruz's behavior, though Psaki did say last week that "Many people across the state are without power [and] without the resources they need, and we expect that would be the focus of anyone in the state who was elected to represent them."

Insider has reached out to both Cruz and Cornyn's offices for comment. 

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U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

26 examples of Tiger Woods’ extraordinary competitiveness

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Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods is one of the most fiercely competitive golfers in the world.

However, after his recent car accident, many are wondering if he will ever be able to play golf again. One form pro golfer who is now an orthopedic surgeon is optimistic that Woods can compete again, although he does have a long recovery ahead of him.

What we do know is that if anybody can overcome his injuries to return to the PGA Tour, it is Tiger Woods as nobody is more competitive. Relive some of the greatest examples of Woods' competitiveness below:

When Woods was 14 he said he could be the Michael Jordan of golf.
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He has practiced before and after competitive rounds: He was spotted playing in the dark at the 2011 PGA Championship.
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Source: Nike Golf

He used to have a crazy, non-stop daily routine.
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Woods recently revealed what his daily routine was when he was younger:

"I used to get up in the morning, run four miles. Then I'd go to the gym, do my lift. Then I'd hit balls for two to three hours, I'd go play, come back, work on my short game, I'd go run another four more miles, and then if anyone wanted to play basketball or tennis, I would go play basketball or tennis. That was a daily routine. I'm not doing any of that now."

According to his former trainer, Hank Haney, Tiger's marathon training days would last for 13 hours.
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Read more: Tiger Woods' former trainer says Tiger used to have a laborious training schedule that included 13 hours of practice

He's so obsessed with working out - he even does it in the middle of the night.
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Rory McIlroy said he used to receive texts from Tiger at 4 am saying he couldn't sleep, so he would go lift.

Read more: Rory McIlroy says Tiger Woods texts him in the middle of the night from the gym because he can't sleep

His former coach claims that he injured himself doing insane, Olympic-style weightlifting exercises to get stronger.
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Source: ESPN

He played with a broken leg and torn ACL at the 2008 US Open and won.
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Source: ESPN

Prior to the 2019 PGA Championship, Tiger was asked about John Daly getting permission to use a cart. Tiger grinned and referred back to that U.S. Open win, saying, "as far as J.D. taking a cart, well, I walked with a broken leg."
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Woods was not known be very friendly on the golf course during his prime, making plenty of rivals throughout his career.
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He once fired an iconic death stare at his ex-caddie Steve Williams after their messy breakup.
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Phil Mickelson has been one of Tiger's top rivals, though it appears the two are now friendlier than ever.
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When Woods and Mickelson played a practice round together before the 2018 Masters, it was so surreal that McIlroy actually told Tiger, "I never thought I'd see the day: Tiger and Phil playing a practice round at Augusta."

Of course, he still had to have some fun afterward, saying Mickelson's button-down golf shirt was missing a tie.
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Read more: Phil Mickelson's button-down shirt raised eyebrows during a Masters practice round with Tiger Woods

Though he has rivalries, he also sends tough love toward other golfers. He once gave McIlroy some odd motivation before a tournament.
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From McIlroy:

"He told me to get my finger out of my a** and win this week."

Source: Jason Sobel/ESPN

Tiger hates losing - in all sports.
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Tiger's caddie Joe LaCava said he once beat Tiger nine times in a row at HORSE, and Tiger wouldn't talk to him the rest of the day.


He refuses to give an edge in any competition, even ping pong.
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Jack Nicklaus recently told a story about watching Tiger and Mickelson play ping pong. When Mickelson won a round after switching sides, Tiger refused to keep playing.

"Phil says, 'Hey Tiger, how about a game of ping pong?' 'Sure, let's play.' So Tiger plays, and Tiger wins the first game. They play another one, Tiger wins the second game.

"Phil says 'I've got this buffet behind me… let's switch ends.' They switch ends, Phil wins.

"Phil says 'OK, come on Tiger, let's play one more.'

"Tiger says 'Phil, two to one.' And he never played him again the rest of the week."

Source: For the Win

He doesn't take it easy on anyone, including his ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. She said he won every time they played ping pong or tennis.
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Source: USA Today

He felt guilty about using an air tank while spearfishing, so he learned to free dive without one.
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Source: OC Register

He loves a good challenge.
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Pro golfer Maverick McNealy told a story about Tiger accepting a challenge to hit a building in a canyon with a golf ball. He did it in two tries, then did it again.

"Tiger hits one. And he's like, 'Oh, it's about 10 yards right.' My dad said, 'Yeah, 50 yards short of anything.' And he had a little house, a little roof, way down there [in the canyon]. And Tiger was like, 'Give me another ball.' So he gets another ball, tees it up, hits it and says, 'That's right on it.'

"And it's a dead quiet, dead still evening. And the ball's going, going, going. Then I hear, bam! Right off the roof. And so we all run inside, giggling and laughing. The roof had to have been 400 yards out there and 50 feet, maybe more, dropped down into a canyon valley. And Tiger says, 'Oh, I'm going to do that again.' So he gets out, puts another ball down, rips it. And bam! Rips it off the roof again. We said, 'OK, we're done. We're done.'"


He changed his swing in 2002 after winning eight majors because it wasn't perfect enough.
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Source: Time

He has since changed his swing several times, leading to some criticism from those in the golf world.
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Read more: Golf analyst says Tiger Woods has wrecked his career by changing his swing

He loved the military, so he reportedly tried to join the Navy SEALs.
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In his book, "The Big Miss," ex-coach Hank Haney claimed that Tiger was obsessed with the military.

Not only did he go on six excursions at Navy SEAL "kill houses," he seriously considering trying to join the SEALs before his agent talked him out of it.

In 2000 he took a gamble and switched to a solid-core ball that no one else was using. Two years later, the entire tour was using it.
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In the 12 months after he changed balls, he won nine tournaments and all four majors.

He doesn't joke around on the course.
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From Robert Lusetich at Fox Sports:

Once, at the Masters, when Mickelson watched his rival [Tiger] hit a three-wood past his driver, he asked Woods if he always hit fairway woods so far.

"No," said Woods, pulling his tee from the ground before marching down the fairway, "Sometimes further."

Source: Fox Sports

His numerous comebacks from injuries prove how hard-working he is.
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Upon returning to golf in 2015 after an injury, Woods said:

"Competing is still the same. I'm trying to beat everybody out there. That hasn't changed. I prepare to win and expect to go and do that... The only difference is that I won the Masters when Jordan [Spieth] was still in diapers."

At the 2019 Masters, where Tiger won his 15th major and proved he was finally back, reportedly cursed himself out in a bathroom in private after 2 straight bogeys. He then rebounded to win the green jacket.
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Read more: Tiger Woods reportedly cursed himself out in a bathroom in private after 2 straight bogeys, then rebounded to win the Masters with some simple advice from his caddie

This quote about why he plays golf sums it up.
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Source: Golf Channel

Now check out how Tiger lives his life off the course.
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Here's how he spends his millions and lives his life off the course

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A Texas judge has ruled the CDC’s eviction moratorium during the pandemic is unconstitutional

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The Maricopa County constable signs an eviction order on October 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • A federal judge in Texas struck down the constitutionality of an eviction moratorium.
  • The moratorium aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 due to housing instability.
  • But several landlords argued that the moratorium violated their rights as property owners.
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A federal judge in Texas ruled that an eviction moratorium put into place by the Centers for Disease Control and supported by former President Donald Trump is unconstitutional. 

US District Judge John Barker in the Eastern District of Texas said that the creation of such a moratorium "criminalizes the use of state legal proceedings to vindicate property rights." 

In a 21-page summary judgment, Barker, a Trump appointee, said that the eviction moratorium left open the possibility that federal agencies could extend further control over eviction practices in the future. 

"The government's argument would thus allow a nationwide eviction moratorium long after the COVID-19 pandemic ends," he wrote. "The eviction remedy could be suspended at any time based on fairness as perceived by Congress or perhaps an agency official delegated that judgment. Such broad authority over state remedies begins to resemble, in operation, a prohibited federal police power."

"Although the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution," Barker wrote.  

The CDC's moratorium was put into place last September and aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 due to housing insecurity. In February, President Joe Biden extended the moratorium through March.

A census survey completed in the first two weeks of February found that nearly half of the 9,231,745 people surveyed said it was "somewhat likely" or "very likely" they would be evicted in the next two months. 

The ruling is a victory for property owners who had argued that the moratorium interfered with their ability to run their businesses and was an abuse of government power. 

"The CDC attempted to use COVID-19 as an opportunity to grab power, and the court rightfully corrected this egregious overreach," Robert Henneke, general counsel for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told CNN in a statement.

The case will likely be appealed in the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, The Hill reported. 

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