Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of November 7th…
- Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds, launch trailer
Seán Doran used images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to create a 100-megapixel image of the Moon. The image is also available at Gigapan for easier exploration.
Quebec Digital Sales Tax Bill Demonstrates the Complications That Come With Implementing a "Netflix Tax"
Quebec Bill 997 adopts the “just do it” approach to digital sales tax. The bill covers the waterfront of digital tax issues: sales tax collection for those with a significant online presence, penalties for failure to file income tax returns, as well as penalties for payment providers who do not report purchases in the province when asked and for sites that conceal data about a significant provincial online presence. The key phrase in the bill is “significant online presence”, which triggers most of the obligations.
US judge says "global de-indexing order" against Google threatens free speech
A US federal judge has stopped a ruling from the Canadian Supreme Court from going into effect in the US. The Canadian order would have ordered Google to de-index all pages belonging to a company called Datalink, which was allegedly selling products that violated the IP of Vancouver-based Equustek. When the order came down earlier this year, Google filed a lawsuit in US federal court seeking to render the Canadian order unenforceable stateside.
Flaw crippling millions of crypto keys is worse than first disclosed
A crippling flaw affecting millions—and possibly hundreds of millions—of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes security settings is considerably easier to exploit than originally reported, cryptographers declared over the weekend. The assessment came as Estonia abruptly suspended 760,000 national ID cards used for voting, filing taxes, and encrypting sensitive documents