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Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released By Autofill Error

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-30 18:08
mpicpp writes in with this story about a mistake that saw personal details of world leaders accidentally disclosed by the Australian immigration department. "With a single key stroke, the personal information of President Obama and 30 other world leaders was mistakenly released by an official with Australia's immigration office. Passport numbers, dates of birth, and other personal information of the heads of state attending a G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, were inadvertently emailed to one of the organizers of January's Asian Cup football tournament, according to The Guardian. The U.K. newspaper obtained the information as a result of an Australia Freedom of Information request. Aside from President Obama, leaders whose data were released include Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister David Cameron. The sender forgot to check the auto-fill function in the email 'To' field in Microsoft Outlook before hitting send, the BBC reports."

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Motorola Mobility loses another patent suit to über-troll Intellectual Ventures

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-30 18:04
'That docking station? Yeah, we own that'

Motorola Mobility has suffered another defeat at the hands of patent hoarder Intellectual Ventures, with a Delaware jury finding that Moto infringed a patent describing a way for handheld devices to connect to docking stations.…

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Linux Mint Needs a Huge, Modern Overhaul, More Artists and Web Developers are Needed

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-30 18:00

 softpedia: Linux Mint's brilliant team of developers is in need for more artists, photographers, and web developers that can work full time,

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Hand-Drawn and Inkjet Printed Circuits for the Masses (Video)

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-30 17:26
We started looking at ways to make instant hand-drawn or inkjet-printed circuit boards because Timothy met an engaging young man named Yuki Nishida at SXSW. Yuki is a co-founder of AgIC, a company that makes conductive ink pens and supplies special paper you can use to write or draw circuits or, if you have the right model of Brother printer, to print them with special inkjet inks. The AgIC people are agressvively putting the 'A' in STEAM by marketing their products to artists and craftspeople. Indeed the second line on their website's home page says, 'AgIC offers handy tools to light up your own art works.' This is an excellent niche, and now that AgIC has developed a circuit eraser (due to ship this April), it may lead to all kinds of creative designs. And as is typical with this kind of company these days, AgIC has been (at least partly) crowdfunded. A little cursory Google searching will soon lead you to other companies selling into the home/prototype circuit board market, including Cartesian Co and their Argentum 3-D printer that does prototype and short-run PCBs and only costs $899 (on special at the time this was written) and Electroninks, which markets the Circuit Scribe pen and associated materials with an emphasis on education. There are others in this growing field, and a year from now there will probably be more of them, all working to replace the venerable breadboard the same way electronic calculators replaced slide rules.

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Former U.S. agents charged for bitcoin theft during Silk Road probe

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-30 17:14
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department announced charges on Monday against two former federal agents accused of stealing the digital currency bitcoin during the investigation of the underground drug marketplace Silk Road.






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Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-30 17:00

 ITworld: Apple's OS X operating system for the Mac seems to be a very popular choice among web developers. But why have so many of them forsaken Linux in favor of OS X?

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Why Feed.Me.Pizza will never exist: Inside the world of government vetoes and the internet

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:53
Goodbye, bana.na.club, plus many more weird combinations

The world's governments are revealing their egos and priorities by vetoing short domain names.…

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Silk Road Investigators Charged With Stealing Bitcoin

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:41
itwbennett writes Two former U.S. government agents face charges related to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin while assisting with an investigation of the Silk Road underground online marketplace, with one accused of using a fake online persona to extort money from operators of the site. Facing charges of wire fraud and money laundering are Carl Force, 46, of Baltimore, a former special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and Shaun Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, a former special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. Both served on the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force, which investigated illegal activity on the Silk Road website, the Department of Justice said Monday in a press release.

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Google cloud addicts: Now you can juggle your web apps from your Android smartie

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:16
Devs with iPhones will have to wait

Google developers looking to keep an eye on their cloud processes now have an app for Android, dubbed Cloud Console, that will allow remote monitoring of the Chocolate Factory's Cloud Platform.…

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Indiana to clarify 'religious freedom' law, Georgia, North Carolina bills stall

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:11
(Reuters) - Indiana Republicans pledged on Monday to clarify a new "religious freedom" law, while similar proposals stalled in Georgia and North Carolina after businesses and activists said such measures could be used to discriminate against gays.
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Microsoft: Office 365 IT admins get free device-wrangling controls

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:03
Selective access, remote wipe, and more ... up to a point

Microsoft has begun bundling basic mobile device management (MDM) capabilities with all commercial Office 365 subscriptions, as it said it would at last year's TechEd Europe conference.…

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The Complete Guide To Rhythmbox

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:00

 EveryDayLinux: This guide shows how to use Rhythmbox including fairly obvious features such as creating playlists to more interesting features such as setting Rhythmbox up as a DAAP server.

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Robots4Us: DARPA's Response To Mounting Robophobia

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-30 16:00
malachiorion writes DARPA knows that people are afraid of robots. Even Steve Wozniak has joined the growing chorus of household names (Musk, Hawking, Gates) who are terrified of bots and AI. And the agency's response--a video contest for kids--is equal parts silly and insightful. It's called Robots4Us, and it asks high schoolers to describe their hopes for a robot-assisted future. Five winners will be flown to the DARPA Robotics Competition Finals this June, where they'll participate in a day-after discussion with experts in the field. But this isn't quite as useless as it sounds. As DRC program manager Gill Pratt points out, it's kids who will be impacted by the major changes to come, moreso than people his age.

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Boston bombing jury hears of grisly deaths, defense calls first witness

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:46
BOSTON (Reuters) - The two youngest people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing were torn apart by one of the blasts that ripped through the crowd at the finish line, medical examiners testified on Monday as prosecutors wound up their case against accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and defense attorneys began calling witnesses.
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NASA set to take Martian flying saucer for a spin

The Register - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:29
Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test live

Vid NASA is promising a bit of live Martian flying-saucer action on Tuesday with a "spin-table" test of its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) – the future Mars payload delivery tech which may one day combine airbags and parachutes to safely place kit on the Red Planet's surface.…

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China's Foreign Ministry: China Did Not Attack Github, We Are the Major Victims

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:17
An anonymous reader writes At the Regular Press Conference on March 30, China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying responded on the charge of DDoS attack over Github. She said: "It is quite odd that every time a website in the US or any other country is under attack, there will be speculation that Chinese hackers are behind it. I'd like to remind you that China is one of the major victims of cyber attacks. We have been underlining that China hopes to work with the international community to speed up the making of international rules and jointly keep the cyber space peaceful, secure, open and cooperative. It is hoped that all parties can work in concert to address hacker attacks in a positive and constructive manner."

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Zentyal Server 4.1

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:00

 ItRunsonLinux: This Linux distribution is based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS to provide the latest stable packages.

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Book Review: Future Crimes

Slashdot - Mon, 2015-03-30 14:34
benrothke writes Technology is neutral and amoral. It's the implementers and users who define its use. In Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It, author Marc Goodman spends nearly 400 pages describing the dark side of technology, and those who use it for nefarious purposes. He provides a fascinating overview of how every major technology can be used to benefit society, and how it can also be exploited by those on the other side. Keep reading for the rest of Ben's review.

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Nginx as reverse proxy for multiple applications on one domain

Linux Today - Mon, 2015-03-30 14:00

If you ever want to have multiple applications installed on one or different servers but be served one one domain using sub-folders configuration, you can use Nginx as a reverse proxy to forward request to servers behind.

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One dead, one hurt as two try to ram U.S. spy agency gates

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two people tried to ram their vehicle into the National Security Agency's entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, officials said.






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