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  • Red Hat: 2015:1021-01: java-1.5.0-ibm: Important Advisory
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated java-1.5.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security [More...]


  • Red Hat: 2015:1020-01: java-1.7.1-ibm: Critical Advisory
    LinuxSecurity.com: Updated java-1.7.1-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7 Supplementary. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security [More...]






  • How to Install Prestashop with Apache2 + MySQl 5.5 + PHP 5.5 on Ubuntu Server 14.04
    Prestashop is an free and open source shopping cart which has many features that make it compatible with any web server (Apache, NginX and Microsoft IIS). It is well know for its vast collection of themes as well as custom store design. Multiple payment gateways can be integrated which makes it reliable and secured. It is fully supported with SSL certificates. In this tutorial, we will cover How to Install Prestashop with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) server on Ubuntu Server 14.04.


  • Systemd v220 released
    The long awaited systemd v220 has been released. Systemd v220 has a lot new features, improvements and bug fixes.


  • There’s an app for that: How NSA, allies exploit mobile app stores
    In 2011 and 2012, the NSA and the communications intelligence agencies of its "Five Eyes" allies developed and tested a set of add-ons to their shared Internet surveillance capability that could identify and target communications between mobile devices and popular mobile app stores—including those of Google and Samsung. According to an NSA document published by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the targeting capability could have been used to launch "man-in-the-middle" attacks on mobile app downloads, allowing the NSA and other agencies to install code on targeted devices and gather intelligence on their users.




  • GNU/Linux: the desktop that never was
    About 6 years ago, I wrote an article about why I felt that installing software in GNU/Linux was broken. It pains me to say that the situation is, sadly, exactly the same:GNU/Linux never made it to personal computers, really, and at this point it looks like it never will. If GNU/Linux had managed to establish itself in the desktop PC market, today we would live in a world where:


  • Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware
    The 2012 document shows that the surveillance agencies exploited the weaknesses in certain mobile apps in pursuit of their national security interests, but it appears they didn't alert the companies or the public to these weaknesses. That potentially put millions of users in danger of their data being accessed by other governments' agencies, hackers or criminals.



  • Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market
    Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system. Linux—or a form of it, at least—and other open source programs soon could be playing a bigger role in the mobile and tablet market in Russia. And it has concerns over spying by the NSA to thank.


  • How to setup Raspberry Pi as Backup Server for Linux and Windows Desktops
    The Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers. They are rather cheap and are well suited for running a backup server or voip server. This tutorial describes the complete installation of the Raspberry PI from downloading and installing Raspian, the installation and configuration of Samba and how to backup Windows and Linux Desktops on the Raspberry Pi.


  • Ubuntu & the Windows Subscription Gambit
    This would allow Microsoft to offer its operating system at no cost to OEMs — eliminating the Windows tax. Purchasers of new machines would receive a free year’s subscription to Windows, complete with Windows Cloud Storage and MS Office sub-Basic. Eleven months into use, nag screens appear at boot: “Your Windows subscription will expire in 30 days. Click here to renew.”



  • How to convert users to Linux
    I have converted many users, including my wife, to Linux in the past 10 years and and I am still going strong. If you do it right, Linux will do a better job for your users than Mac OS X or Windows … if you do it right.


  • Dr Hjkl on the Command Line
    The first time I used vi was in a college programming course. It was the default editor on the computer lab's UNIX systems we used to compile our assignments. I remember when our professor first introduced vi and explained that you used the hjkl keys to move your cursor around instead of the arrow keys.




  • How to mount an LVM partition on Linux
    LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. The biggest benefit of using LVM over classic partitions is the flexibility in allocating storage for users and applications without being constrained by the size of individual physical disks.


  • How I Got Here: Marcus Ranum
    Dennis Fisher talks with security pioneer Marcus Ranum about writing an early Internet firewall at DEC, the security gold-rush era of the 1990s and early 2000s, why he never patented most of the ideas he has come up with and how he found peace of mind.


  • NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store
    The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.



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  • The Simple Logical Puzzle That Shows How Illogical People Are
    In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason selection task,” is often claimed to be “the single most investigated experimental paradigm in the psychology of reasoning,” in the words of one textbook author.




  • Artist Steals Instagram Photos And Sells Them For $100K At NYC Gallery
    Right now, at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, you can purchase someone's Instagram photo for around $100,000. The money won't go to the photographer, however, it will go to "artist" Richard Prince, who has blown up and made prints of other people's Instagram photos for his exhibit, "New Portraits."



  • Life In The PICU
    It is the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, but they call it "Pick-You." And you wonder over and over why you’ve been picked.



  • This Airhorn Cover Of 'Amazing Grace' Is A Work Of Art
    Just when we thought we couldn't stand another airhorn cover, this gem came along. Listen, we don't know why airhorns are funny. We can't explain it. But seriously, hold on to your butts because things get crazy around the 1:50 mark.






  • Why Is It So Easy For States To Execute The Mentally Ill?
    The number of mentally†ill†people†on death row is unknown, in part because†it is a†prison population†not†often studied. But there is no question that mental illness is a pervasive problem throughout†the criminal justice system.


  • The House Just Passed A Bill About Space Mining
    "Any asteroid resources obtained in outer space are the property of the entity that obtained such resources, which shall be entitled to all property rights thereto, consistent with applicable provisions of Federal law."




  • Suspect In Brutal Killings Of DC Family Arrested
    An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.




  • Oh Look, More Evidence Humans Shouldn't Be Driving
    We are terrible at keeping our eyes on the road — a fundamental prerequisite for good driving. We text. We read email. We check Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We take selfies, shoot video, and video chat. And “we” means most of us.


  • Against Wunderkinds
    “Don’t be a child prodigy,” my uncle said, knowing I was in danger of becoming a child prodigy. “They typically have short careers.”








  • Our Faith In Horses
    We love horses like no other animal. Because, like no other animal that we think we can control, we can’t control them. We’re given proof of this time and again.


  • In Defense Of Doing Wrong
    This is the most facile statement you hear from people [when they talk about privacy]: “I’ve done nothing wrong; I’ve got nothing to hide.” It is “the lyrical dream of the transparent glass house.”


  • The Return Of 'Made In The USA'
    Beyond surveys, which only measure attitudes at a single point in time, is there rigorous evidence that people really care where things are made? The answer of marketing and communication scholars: unequivocally, yes.



  • In Fresno, A Community-Policing Ethos Builds Ties Between Officers And Residents
    Not long ago, the Hispanic residents of this gang-ridden neighborhood in Southwest Fresno would not have voluntarily spoken to a police officer, much less attended a police-sponsored block party and taken photos with the chief. But over the past decade, a sustained policing initiative marked by community meetings, Christmas gifts and dozens of neighborhood events has fundamentally altered police-resident relations.






  • David Letterman Finale Draws Almost 14 Million Viewers In Ratings
    David Letterman closed out his 33 years in late-night television on Wednesday with one of the highest-rated shows of his career. “The Late Show” brought in 13.7 million viewers, Mr. Letterman’s biggest audience since February 1994. It also beat every network show in prime time on Wednesday.







  • Flavor Flav Arrested In Vegas, Suspected Of Impaired Driving
    Flavor Flav was arrested in Las Vegas early Thursday on allegations of driving under the influence, speeding, possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and having an open container of alcohol in the 2005 black BMW he was driving, authorities said.



  • Why Chrome Uses So Much Freaking RAM
    Chrome may be the best browser around, but it eats up your PC’s RAM like turkey on Thanksgiving. If you’ve ever looked at your task manager, you’ve probably flipped out at the sheer number of Chrome processes and the memory they hog. Here’s why Chrome uses so much RAM, and how to curb its gluttony.





  • Six People Are Locked In A Dome On A Volcano, Pretending To Live On Mars
    On the north slope of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii sits a small geodesic dome funded by the University of Hawaii, Cornell and NASA since 2013. For the last six and a half months, this dome has been home to six crew members, part of the third, and penultimate, round of isolation missions planned there.


  • Say 'Hebbo!' To Tarvuism
    In the way back year of 2008 someone made up a joke religion called Tarvuism. What is it? We have no idea. All we know is that it's so easy to join.





  • Cruise Control
    Your one-stop shop for health and safety data on cruise ships.



  • We're All Using These Emoji Wrong
    Turns out I don’t have the first clue what the hell I’m doing. But then, neither do you. We’re all doing emoji wrong. Horribly, horribly wrong.





  • The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police
    New submitter Cuillere writes: In the fall of 2014, a hacker demanded the Seattle Police Department release all of their body and dash cam video footage, prompting chaos within the institution. Although it was a legal request per Washington state's disclosure laws, Seattle's PD wasn't prepared to handle the repercussions of divulging such sensitive material — and so much of it. The request involved 360 TB of data spread across 1.6 million recordings over 6 years. All recordings had to be manually reviewed and redacted to cut out "children, medical or mental health incidents, confidential informants, or victims or bystanders who did not want to be recorded," so fulfilling the request was simply not within the department's capabilities. Thus, they took a different strategy: they hired the hacker and put him to work on developing an automated redaction system. "Their vision is of an officer simply docking her body cam at the end of a shift. The footage would then be automatically uploaded to storage, either locally or in the cloud, over-redacted for privacy and posted online for everyone to see within a day."
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Asteroid Risk Greatly Overestimated By Almost Everyone
    StartsWithABang writes: When it comes to risk assessment, there's one type that humans are notoriously bad at: the very low-frequency but high-consequence risks and rewards. It's why so many of us are so eager to play the lottery, and simultaneously why we're catastrophically afraid of ebola and plane crashes, when we're far more likely to die from something mundane, like getting hit by a truck. One of the examples where science and this type of fear-based fallacy intersect is the science of asteroid strikes. With all we know about asteroids today, here's the actual risk to humanity, and it's much lower than anyone cares to admit.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • New Class of "Non-Joulian" Magnets Change Volume In Magnetic Field
    Zothecula notes an announcement from the University of Maryland saying they have developed a new class of magnets, called "Non-Joulian" magnets, which physically expand in the presence of a magnetic field. "In the 1840s, physicist James Prescott Joule discovered that iron-based magnetic materials changed their shape but not their volume when placed in a magnetic field. This phenomenon is referred to as "Joule Magnetostriction," and since its discovery 175 years ago, all magnets have been characterized on this basis." Another significant property of these new magnets is that they can harvest or convert energy with very little waste heat (abstract). The magnets are created when thermally-treated, iron-based alloys are heated in a furnace, then rapidly cooled. When they reach room temperature, they have an odd, almost cellular shape on the microscopic level. The researchers say the magnets have numerous applications for energy-efficient sensors and actuators.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Adult Dating Site Hack Reveals Users' Sexual Preference, Extramarital Affairs
    An anonymous reader notes this report from Channel 4 News that Adult FriendFinder, one of the largest dating sites in the world, has suffered a database breach that revealed personal information for 3.9 million of its users. The leaked data includes email addresses, IP addresses, birth dates, postal codes, sexual preferences, and information indicating which of them are seeking extramarital affairs. There even seems to be data from accounts that were supposedly deleted. Channel 4 saw evidence that there were plans for a spam campaign against these users, and others are worried that a blackmail campaign will follow. "Where you've got names, dates of birth, ZIP codes, then that provides an opportunity to actually target specific individuals whether they be in government or healthcare for example, so you can profile that person and send more targeted blackmail-type emails," said cybercrime specialist Charlie McMurdy.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • ESA Satellite Shows Sudden Ice Loss In Southern Antarctic Peninsula
    ddelmonte tips news that the ESA's CryoSat spacecraft has detected a sharp increase in the rate at which ice is being lost in a previously stable section of Antarctica. In 2009, glaciers at the Southern Antarctic Peninsula began rapidly shedding ice into the ocean, at a rate of roughly 60 cubic kilometers per year (abstract). From the ESA's press release: This makes the region one of the largest contributors to sea-level rise in Antarctica, having added about 300 cubic km of water into the ocean in the past six years. Some glaciers along the coastal expanse are currently lowering by as much as four m each year. Prior to 2009, the 750 km-long Southern Antarctic Peninsula showed no signs of change. ... The ice loss in the region is so large that it has even caused small changes in Earth’s gravity field, detected by NASA’s GRACE mission. Climate models show that the sudden change cannot be explained by changes in snowfall or air temperature. Instead, the team attributes the rapid ice loss to warming oceans.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users
    An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla has announced plans to launch a feature called "Suggested Tiles," which will provide sponsored recommendations to visit certain websites when other websites show up in the user's new tab page. The tiles will begin to show up for beta channel users next week, and the company is asking for feedback. For testing purposes, users will only see Suggested Tiles "promoting Firefox for Android, Firefox Marketplace, and other Mozilla causes." It's not yet known what websites will show up on the tiles when the feature launches later this summer. The company says, "With Suggested Tiles, we want to show the world that it is possible to do relevant advertising and content recommendations while still respecting users’ privacy and giving them control over their data."
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • India Targets July/August To Test Its Space Shuttle
    New submitter gubol123 writes with news that India is close to launching its own space shuttle for the first time. Their space program, ISRO, is planning the shuttle's first test flight for some time in July or August. The unmanned shuttle will fly to a height of approximately 70 kilometers before splashing down in the Bay of Bengal. Oddly, the vehicle itself probably won't be recovered. When it lands in the water, it will sink, and there are no plans to try to bring it back to the surface. The most important obstacles are surviving re-entry and simply staying intact during splashdown. Scientists and ISRO engineers are hoping the shuttle program, when finished, will drop the cost of placing objects in orbit by a factor of 10.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • How Java Changed Programming Forever
    snydeq writes: With Java hitting its 20th anniversary this week, Elliotte Rusty Harold discusses how the language changed the art and business of programming, turning on a generation of coders. Infoworld reports: "Java's core strength was that it was built to be a practical tool for getting work done. It popularized good ideas from earlier languages by repackaging them in a format that was familiar to the average C coder, though (unlike C++ and Objective-C) Java was not a strict superset of C. Indeed it was precisely this willingness to not only add but also remove features that made Java so much simpler and easier to learn than other object-oriented C descendants."
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Factory Reset On Millions of Android Devices Doesn't Wipe Storage
    Bismillah writes: Ross Anderson and Laurent Simon of Cambridge University studied a range of Android devices and found that even though a "factory reset" is supposed to fully wipe storage, it often doesn't. Interestingly enough, full-device encryption could be compromised by the incomplete wiping too. ITnews reports: "The researchers estimated that 500 million Android devices may not fully wipe device disk partitions. As many as 630 million phones may not wipe internal SD cards. Five 'critical failures' were outlined in the researchers' Security Analysis of Android Factory Resets paper.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • NSA Planned To Hijack Google App Store To Hack Smartphones
    Advocatus Diaboli writes: A newly released top secret document reveals that the NSA planned to hijack Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones. The report on the surveillance project, dubbed "IRRITANT HORN," shows the U.S. and its "Five Eyes" alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, were looking at ways to hack smartphones and spy on users. According to The Intercept: "The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012."
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Musical Organ Created From 49 Floppy Disk Drives
    ErnieKey writes: A youth club in Germany, called Toolbox Bodensee, has created an unusual musical organ. It is constructed of 49 floppy disk drives all of which combine to play quite a unique sound. It has the ability to be played manually or act as a playback device. If you have a bunch of old floppy drives and want to assemble your own organ, the 3D print files are available for free download on Thingiverse.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect
    HughPickens.com writes: In a case straight out of CSI, CNN reports that police are searching for the man suspected in the gruesome slayings of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper, after his DNA was purportedly found on a pizza crust at the scene of the quadruple murders. They discovered his DNA on the crust of a Domino's pizza — one of two delivered to the Savopoulos home May 14 as the family was held hostage inside — a source familiar with the investigation said. The pizza apparently was paid for with cash left in an envelope on the porch. The next morning, Savvas Savopoulos's personal assistant dropped off a package containing $40,000 in cash at the home, according to the officials and police documents.   The bodies of Savopoulos, along with his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family's housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, were discovered the afternoon of May 14 after firefighters responded to reports of a fire. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the killings are likely not a random crime and police have issued an arrest warrant for the 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, who is described as 5'7 and 155 lbs and might also go by the name "Steffon." Wint apparently used to work at American Iron Works, where Savvas Savopoulos was CEO and president. The neighborhood is home to numerous embassies and diplomatic mansions as well as the official residence of Vice President Joe Biden and his wife. "Right now you have just about every law enforcement officer across the country aware of his open warrant and are looking for him," says Lanier. "I think even his family has made pleas for him to turn himself in."
             

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  • Gravitational Anomalies Beneath Mountains Point To Isostasy of Earth's Crust
    StartsWithABang writes: Imagine you wanted to know what your acceleration was anywhere on Earth; imagine that simply saying "9.81 m/s^2" wasn't good enough. What would you need to account for? Sure, there are the obvious things: the Earth's rotation and its various altitudes and different points. Surely, the farther away you are from Earth's center, the less your acceleration's going to be. But what might come as a surprise is that if you went up to the peak of the highest mountains, not only would the acceleration due to gravity be its lowest, but there'd also be less mass beneath your feet than at any other location.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Netgear and ZyXEL Confirm NetUSB Flaw, Are Working On Fixes
    itwbennett writes: In follow-up to a story that appeared on Slashdot yesterday about a critical vulnerability in the NetUSB service, networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected and said they are working on fixes. ZyXEL will begin issuing firmware updates in June, while Netgear plans to start releasing patches in the third quarter of the year.
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • YouTube Live Streams Now Support HTML5 Playback and 60fps Video
    An anonymous reader writes: YouTube today announced that it is rolling out HTML5 playback and has added 60fps live streaming to allow users to broadcast in real time. "When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we'll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos," YouTube said in a statement. "We'll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks."
             

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First
    TED Talk Man gives the Ministry of Justice a rude nickname
    Page File There are two interesting sides to Steve Hilton, the former political advisor once called “Cameron’s Brain”. One is a kind of Holy Fool, who in Government asked questions nobody else dare ask.…


  • Boring old Brocade just sits there making money. Damn them
    Irritatingly stable firm just trundles along like a vintage Volvo
    Brocade's second quarter fiscal 2015 revenue was $547m, up two per cent year-on-year and down five per cent sequentially, as is Brocade's seasonal pattern. Net income was $77m, monstrously better than the $14m loss it announced a year ago.…


  • GDS to handle Govt payments? What could possibly go wrong?
    New Cabinet Office Minister lavishes fulsome praise on Maude’s fiasco
    Be afraid. The previous government’s “elite digital team” which so brilliantly borked most of Whitehall’s websites, and that failed to meet its own targets, may be put in charge of handling real money: your money.…





  • Cisco strengthens its hardware-defined networking products
    We so love FC and FICON still
    Cisco has introduced a new Fibre Channel fabric switch to better connect virtualised servers to all-flash arrays, seeing a rise in back-end array connection port-counts and speed needed to satisfy all-flash array IO demands.…


  • £300m education tech framework is LIVE
    No e-autions or fixed line broadband included, sorry
    Crown Commercial Services has rung the bell on the mega ICT for Education framework, with 21 suppliers passing the entrance exam, one more than was originally planned for.…



  • Wanna buy a software reseller? Comparex big enough for you?
    Owner of Microsoft licensing reselling giant hires investment banker
    The Austrian parent of enterprise licensing specialist reseller and tech provider Comparex has hired an investment banker to sell the business, The Channel can reveal.…



  • Nokia getting there with HERE as rivals talk up price
    You want it, fight for it, say Finns
    Nokia HERE, its mapping and location businesses, might be worth more than the former handset giant thought, as rival companies talk up the value, and a consortium of car companies square up to an alliance of Uber and China’s Baidu.…


  • Zero rating? Zero chance says Vodafone India
    Concerns about the threat to net neutrality and choice lead to investigation
    Vodafone India, country’s second-biggest mobile operator, has announced it will hold off offering zero-rated services amid a fierce political argument about the practice.…


  • Tim Worstall: Metals, mining and my heavyweight book
    He wrote the book, and he's going to bring it along
    Reg Events The Register's favourite economist cum metals trader cum miner Tim Worstall will be delivering our next Summer lecture on June 4 and launching his latest book to boot.…



  • SAVE THE PLANKTON: So much more than whale food
    Gotta love those life-sustaining and genetically diverse little critters
    Marineboffins have spent three and half years at sea analysing plankton (singular: plankter) in the most comprehensive analysis of the organisms to have ever taken place.…





  • Celebrating 20 years of juicy Java. Just don’t mention Android
    A remarkable past, and a clouded future
    Oracle is celebrating 20 years of Java, which was officially announced at the SunWorld conference in San Francisco on May 23 1995. Java 1.0a2 was made available to download. In addition, Netscape’s Marc Andreessen came on stage to announce that Java would be integrated into the Navigator web browser.…




  • Factory reset memory wipe FAILS in 500 MEEELLION Android phones
    Cambridge boffins recovered crypto keys, plus Google and Facebook tokens
    Cambridge University boffins Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson say half a billion Android phones could have data recovered and Google accounts compromised thanks to flaws in the default wiping feature.…





  • Big sales growth nothing to do with NSA fears - Huawei top brass
    Chinese kit-maker has stolen Europe from the yanks
    Chinese kit-maker Huawei isn't apportioning swelling sales outside the Middle Kingdom to NSA snooping fears, more that double digit growth in Europe is related to brand recognition a decade after it up shop there.…





  • EXT4 filesystem can EAT ALL YOUR DATA
    RAID bug can corrupt the filesystem, patches incoming, caution advised
    Flaws have been found in the EXT4 filesystem that can cause data loss when running Linux 4.0 and higher.…


  • Snowden latest: NSA planned sneak attacks on Android app stores
    Agencies also hid major flaws in UC Browser
    The latest package of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details how the intelligence services planned to host man-in-the-middle attacks to install tracking and control software onto Android smartphones.…





  • Singapore to trial 10Gbps home broadband
    Take that Google cable, and weep Australia
    Singapore's dominant telco, Singtel, has announced a pilot deployment of 10Gbps broadband to a select group next quarter, and says that it expects the blistering fast Internet service to be generally available by the later part of this year.…




  • New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking
    Smoother and more stable, but Start menu and tablet issues remain
    Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, named 10122, which includes an effort to fix file association hijacking, where a newly installed application becomes the default for opening documents with a particular extension, such as PDF, docx, jpg or MP3.…


  • 404 Boss not found — Bye bye ICANN CEO Chehade
    Surprise decision will likely see him leave before critical transition
    ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has surprised the internet community by announcing he will step down from the job after just three years in the post.…




  • Governance the key if you don't want mobile workers escaping your control
    On the move but not on the loose
    Mobile computing is great. No longer are we chained to our desks when using technology and doing proper work. Not only are laptops getting smaller, lighter and cheaper, it is also possible to do real, productive stuff even more freely using phones and tablets.…





  • Backpage child sex trafficking lawsuit nixed thanks to 'internet freedoms'
    Judge: Communications Decency Act trumps indecent ads
    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against a classified ads site used by pimps to facilitate underage prostitution, arguing that the “internet freedom” of website operators trumped the rights of three girls who were trafficked and raped.…





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