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Submission + - Wikipedia's Philip Cross problem (craigmurray.org.uk)

arnott writes: What happens when Wikipedia is used in ideological war with wikipedia's support ? 133,612 edits to Wikpedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years. That’s over 30 edits per day, seven days a week. From Craig Murray, one of the people, whose wikipedia entry was edited by Philip Cross, a blog post:

Because the purpose of the “Philip Cross” operation is systematically to attack and undermine the reputations of those who are prominent in challenging the dominant corporate and state media narrative. particularly in foreign affairs. “Philip Cross” also systematically seeks to burnish the reputations of mainstream media journalists and other figures who are particularly prominent in pushing neo-con propaganda and in promoting the interests of Israel.

Looks like Philip Cross has Jimmy Wales's support.

Submission + - Google's Lightning-Fast Response to My "Trusted Contacts" Concerns (vortex.com)

Lauren Weinstein writes: Very recently I discussed my concerns regarding several issues related to Google’s “Trusted Contacts” service. Trusted Contacts permits users to send their current location data to other users as notifications.

The situation was triggered when I suddenly began receiving such location data notifications from somebody I’d never heard of in Africa. Address typos? Trying to attract my attention for some other reason? I dunno.

But stopping those emailed notifications was easier said than done, because it turned out that there was no way to do so from a web page, and the only available mechanism to block them was usable only via the Trusted Contacts smartphone app that needed to be installed, which required enabling of Location History which I don’t ordinarily use.

Submission + - Win10 Developers (poorly) Reinvent Display Settings 5

MitchRandall writes: Windows 10 can't figure out different screen resolutions or monitor dimensions. Unlike several Windows releases in the past, Microsoft's newest operating system version can no longer handle multiple monitors of different resolution and size in a usable way, forcing users to buy extended monitors with identical physical size and resolution. However, there is no acceptable solution for using an external monitor with a laptop but to disable the laptop screen.
The Win10 operating system now offers just a single parameter (Scale) to adjust the issues of display resolution and relative physical size of additional monitors. However, the problem necessarily requires two parameters. The company's solution inserts bug-like issues into the widespread practice of using multiple monitors of differing sizes and resolutions.
The issues include the odd and sudden rescaling of application windows dragged across screens, cursor misalignment between screen boundaries, and odd effects with the font size — to name a few.
Microsoft help technicians or other contacts were unavailable or not helpful to respond to the issues raised in this article. It is not known if Microsoft is aware of this crippling problem, or has any plans to fix it.

Submission + - The Facebook App Is Asking for Superuser Privileges and Users Are Freaking Out (bleepingcomputer.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Facebook Android app is asking for superuser permissions, and a bunch of users are freaking out about granting the Facebook app full access to their device, an understandable reaction following the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. "Grants full access to your device," read the prompts while asking users for superuser permissions. Hundreds of users have confirmed the popups on Twitter, Reddit, and Android-themed forums.

According to an Avast security expert, a coding error in the implementation of the WhiteOps SDK —a bot and ad fraud detection SDK— is causing the popup to appear. Something similar also happened on May 8, but was not on the scale of today's event.

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