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AMD investigated CPU flaws, sees easy mitigation

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AMD announced plans Tuesday to release patches to mitigate all of the security issues announced by an upstart team of researchers — including one the researchers speculated would be unpatchable. AMD said it would release firmware patches for all of the vulnerabilities in the coming weeks.

Why it matters: The patches will put to rest one of the great adventures in the marketing of computer security. CTS-Labs announced the security flaws without giving AMD a chance to repair them, a seeming attempt to disrupt the stock price by researchers who claimed they may have a financial interest in AMD's market decline. The announcement was made via an uncommonly elaborate media campaign.

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Yes, there really is a lot of space junk

This visualization shows the 15,723 objects being tracked in low-Earth orbit by the U.S. military's Joint Space Operations Command — including nearly 13,000 that are classified as space debris.

Data: Space-Track; Note: Perigee is the point in a object's orbit where it is closest to Earth. Chart: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Why it matters: As space opens up to more nations, companies and possibly non-profits, concerns are growing about how to track the growing amount of debris. This week, Vice President Pence announced a "comprehensive space traffic management policy" to address the issue.

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