Spectre and Meltdown: Capitalist values will haunt us for years to come

Two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced on January 3. They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips are designed. Therefore, they are much harder to fix. Using these vulnerabilities, an attacker with access to a computer or server (including remote access) can read information used by other programs on the computer or server.

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Progressive Technology Project Drops iATS Payment Processor for Failing to Support Abortion Providers

By Alex Proimos from Sydney, Australia (Payment Processing) CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Media Contacts: PTP Executive Director Alice Aguilar: info@progressivetech.org or 612-351-3479 California Latinas for Reproductive Justice: info@clrj.org or 213-270-5258 October 5, 2017 For Immediate Release The Progressive Technology Project today announced that it is no longer using the iATS payment processing service after discovering that the processor’s parent company rejects applicants who provide abortion counseling or services.

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