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'Forced labor' rife in Malaysian electronics factories: report

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:30
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Nearly a third of some 350,000 workers in Malaysia's electronics industry - a crucial link in the international consumer supply chain - suffer from conditions of modern-day slavery such as debt bondage, according to a study funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:10
An anonymous reader writes: Fresh research out of the UNC Gillings and JHU Bloomberg schools of public health shows industrial farm workers are carrying livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant staph into local communities for weeks at a time. "Among the [22 people tested], 10 workers carried antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria in their noses for up to four days. Another six workers were intermittent carriers of the bacteria. The 10 workers found to carry the bacteria persistently had strains associated with livestock that were resistant to multiple drugs, and one also carried MRSA. Three more of the workers tested positive for strains of S. aureus that were not resistant to antibiotics. So in total, 86 percent of the workers in the study carried the S. aureus bacteria, compared with about one-third of the population at large, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." This problem has grown since its last mention on Slashdot. Unfortunately, massive industrial lobbying continues to neuter government action.

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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:10
An anonymous reader writes: Fresh research out of the UNC Gillings and JHU Bloomberg schools of public health shows industrial farm workers are carrying livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant staph into local communities for weeks at a time. "Among the [22 people tested], 10 workers carried antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria in their noses for up to four days. Another six workers were intermittent carriers of the bacteria. The 10 workers found to carry the bacteria persistently had strains associated with livestock that were resistant to multiple drugs, and one also carried MRSA. Three more of the workers tested positive for strains of S. aureus that were not resistant to antibiotics. So in total, 86 percent of the workers in the study carried the S. aureus bacteria, compared with about one-third of the population at large, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." This problem has grown since its last mention on Slashdot. Unfortunately, massive industrial lobbying continues to neuter government action.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:10
An anonymous reader writes: Fresh research out of the UNC Gillings and JHU Bloomberg schools of public health shows industrial farm workers are carrying livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant staph into local communities for weeks at a time. "Among the [22 people tested], 10 workers carried antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria in their noses for up to four days. Another six workers were intermittent carriers of the bacteria. The 10 workers found to carry the bacteria persistently had strains associated with livestock that were resistant to multiple drugs, and one also carried MRSA. Three more of the workers tested positive for strains of S. aureus that were not resistant to antibiotics. So in total, 86 percent of the workers in the study carried the S. aureus bacteria, compared with about one-third of the population at large, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." This problem has grown since its last mention on Slashdot. Unfortunately, massive industrial lobbying continues to neuter government action.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Credit card cutting flaw could have killed EVERY AD on Twitter

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:02
Party-pooper gets $2800 for ad-busting bug

Twitter has patched a flaw in its service that allowed unauthorised users to delete every credit card from all accounts, potentially relieving the company of its advertising revenue, security researcher Ahmed Aboul-Ela says.…

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Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing: Yonhap

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:55
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency.






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Canonical, AMD, team up with OpenStack-in-a-rack

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:33
The hyperconverged hardware market just became a little more crowded

AMD and Canonical have announced a new hardware partnership that will see the pair prepare an OpenStack-in-a-rack product.…

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US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:02
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps

Evidence continues to mount that the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of radio waves – “twisted waves” – can be exploited to modulate multiple data streams on the same spatial path.…

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Facebook unleashes inter-cache router code on a waiting world

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:29
'Mcrouter' released under BSD license

Facebook has slung another slice of code into the open source world: the software that lets it sling content between caches around the world, fast enough to keep The Social NetworkTM social.…

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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:07
Trailrunner7 writes: In a keynote speech at a security conference in Washington on Tuesday, new NSA Director Mike Rogers emphasized a need to establish behavioral norms for cyber war. "We're still trying to work our way through distinguishing the difference between criminal hacking and an act of war," said Rogers. "If this was easy, we would have figured it out years ago. We have a broad consensus about what constitutes an act of war, what's an act of defense." Rogers went on to explain that we need to better establish standardized terminology and standardized norms like those that exist in the realm of nuclear deterrence. Unfortunately, unlike in traditional national defense, we can not assume that the government will be able to completely protect us against cyber-threats because the threat ecosystem is just too broad.

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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:07
Trailrunner7 writes: In a keynote speech at a security conference in Washington on Tuesday, new NSA Director Mike Rogers emphasized a need to establish behavioral norms for cyber war. "We're still trying to work our way through distinguishing the difference between criminal hacking and an act of war," said Rogers. "If this was easy, we would have figured it out years ago. We have a broad consensus about what constitutes an act of war, what's an act of defense." Rogers went on to explain that we need to better establish standardized terminology and standardized norms like those that exist in the realm of nuclear deterrence. Unfortunately, unlike in traditional national defense, we can not assume that the government will be able to completely protect us against cyber-threats because the threat ecosystem is just too broad.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:07
Trailrunner7 writes: In a keynote speech at a security conference in Washington on Tuesday, new NSA Director Mike Rogers emphasized a need to establish behavioral norms for cyber war. "We're still trying to work our way through distinguishing the difference between criminal hacking and an act of war," said Rogers. "If this was easy, we would have figured it out years ago. We have a broad consensus about what constitutes an act of war, what's an act of defense." Rogers went on to explain that we need to better establish standardized terminology and standardized norms like those that exist in the realm of nuclear deterrence. Unfortunately, unlike in traditional national defense, we can not assume that the government will be able to completely protect us against cyber-threats because the threat ecosystem is just too broad.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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NO SALE! Rackspace snubs all buyout offers, appoints new CEO

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 20:59
Claims strong results from 'managed cloud' strategy leave it better off alone

Rackspace says it has given up on plans to either sell itself or merge with another company, and to prove it the cloud hosting provider has named a new CEO to lead its next phase of independent operation.…

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Cisco sprinkles Sourcefire goodies on ASA firewalls

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 20:29
FirePOWER can be licensed into existing kit

Cisco has taken the next step in wrapping the technology it acquired along with Sourcefire, by putting its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) next-gen firewalls and the FirePOWER technology into the blender and giving it a good spin.…

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Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 20:22
ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.






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Amazon REINTRODUCES Kindle swindle vulnerability

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:58
Malware gives book thief grief

Amazon has reintroduced and again fixed a flaw into its Kindle management page that allows attackers to commandeer accounts by booby trapping pirated books, researcher Benjamin Mussler says.…

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Oi! You noisy servers! Talk among yourselves and stop bothering that poor router!

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:28
RDMA-over-Ethernet steps up to v 2.0, promises less chatter so servers can get on with it

The group behind the RDMA over converged Ethernet standard – RoCE to its friends – is tweaking the spec to support UPD and IP in the stack.…

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Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing?

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 19:19
CowboyRobot writes: We live in an imperfect world where routing-security incidents can still slip past deployed security defenses, and no single routing-security solution can prevent every attacks. Research suggests, however, that the combination of RPKI (Resource Public Key Infrastructure) with prefix filtering could significantly improve routing security; both solutions are based on whitelisting techniques and can reduce the number of autonomous systems that are impacted by prefix hijacks, route leaks, and path-shortening attacks. "People have been aware of BGP’s security issues for almost two decades and have proposed a number of solutions, most of which apply simple and well-understood cryptography or whitelisting techniques. Yet, many of these solutions remain undeployed (or incompletely deployed) in the global Internet, and the vulnerabilities persist. Why is it taking so long to secure BGP?"

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Exclusive: South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:36
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.
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