Man who jumped White House fence facing charges: Secret Service

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 18:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who jumped the White House fence on Thursday, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal charges, the U.S. Secret Service said.
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Putin says to keep cooperating with U.S.-led coalition over Syria

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 17:54
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep cooperating with the United States and its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, but that cooperation will be in jeopardy if there are any repeats of Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet, Russia's Vladimir Putin said.
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New videos raise fresh questions in Chicago police shooting of black teen

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 17:49
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Newly released police dashboard camera videos from the scene of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago patrolman could raise fresh questions over documentation of the killing, as the city braced for an organized protest march on Friday.
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Japanese Company Makes Low-Calorie Noodles Out of Wood

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-11-26 17:49
AmiMoJo writes: Omikenshi Co, an Osaka based cloth manufacturer best known for rayon, a fibre made from tree pulp, is expanding into the health food business. Using a similar process, Omikenshi is turning the indigestible cellulose into a pulp that's mixed with konjac, a yam-like plant grown in Japan. The resulting fibre-rich flour, which the company calls "cell-eat," contains no gluten, no fat and almost no carbohydrate. It has just 60 calories a kilogram, compared with 3,680 for wheat.

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Microsoft rides to Dell's rescue, wrecks rogue root certificate

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 17:46
Windows Defender lives up to its name by dealing death to Dell's dumb DLL

Microsoft has killed Dell's user-pwning root certificate and its self-reinstalling .dll with its antivirus Defender tool.…

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Android Studio 2.0 preview gives developers instant preview of code changes

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-11-26 17:00

el reg: Latest developer tool also adds GPU profiler, Java to native debugging

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Free Pascal Compiler 3.0.0 Is Out; Adds Support For 16-Bit MS-DOS, 64-Bit iOS

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-11-26 16:55
Halo1 writes: Twenty-three years ago, development started on the first version of the Turbo Pascal and later also Delphi-compatible Free Pascal Compiler, for OS/2 no less. Two decades and change later, the new Free Pascal Compiler 3.0.0 release still supports OS/2, along with a host of older and newer platforms ranging from MS-DOS on an 8086 to the latest Linux and iOS running on AArch64. On the language front, the new features include support for type helpers, codepage-aware strings and a utility to automatically generate JNI bridges for Pascal code. In the mean time, development on the next versions continues, with support for generic functions, an optional LLVM code generator backend and full support for ISO and Extended Pascal progressing well.

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Lights, power, action! Smartplugs with a twist

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 14:07
Zuli pushes past the competition - but how useful is it really?

Review For reasons that continue to confound consumers, the two most popular areas for smart-home technologies right now are lightbulbs and plugs.…

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Geek Hide-away in Guatemala - Stay for Free!

Linux Journal - Thu, 2015-11-26 13:17
"If you want to escape and think/write code/... more>>
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France's Hollande tells Putin time for grand coalition against Islamic State

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 12:02
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday world powers must build a "grand coalition" to combat Islamic State militants who control swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq.
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Getting a little flashy! Funds are in place, and Kaminario targets growth

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:57
Pure? Pah! Scale-out beats scale up

Feature Kaminario CEO Dani Golan was in the UK yesterday, sporting a brand new EMEA veep and going gung-ho for growth from his scale-out, storage-for-all-seasons data centre flash array.…

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Pressure From Uber Forces London Taxis To Finally Accept Cards

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:21
An anonymous reader writes: Following a public consultation that compared the service unfavorably with Uber, London's 21,000 black cabs will finally accept card payment from October of 2016, with a possible option to pay via PayPal. London Mayor Boris Johnson continues to support and defend the legendarily expensive and iconic taxi service, saying 'This move will boost business for cabbies and bring the trade into the 21st century by enabling quicker and more convenient journeys for customers'. Most Londoners feel that the move should have been made in the 1980s, and the consultation report indicates that Uber's increasing share of London fares has forced the innovation.

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Stranded migrants try to storm into Macedonia, tear down fence

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:20
IDOMENI, Greece (Reuters) - Hundreds of Moroccans, Algerians and Pakistanis tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the crossing and demanding to be allowed to carry on into northern Europe.

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Belgian police mount search linked to Paris attacks

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:11
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian federal police searched a house in a small town south of Brussels on Thursday in what prosecutors told local media was part of investigations into the Islamic State attacks in Paris, adding that no one was detained.

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Last call for the NCC Group Cyber 10K challenge

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:08
Get your entry in by Nov 30 for chance to win £10,000

Competition The November 30 deadline for entering NCC Group’s Cyber 10K challenge is coming up fast – so get those entries in now.…

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Brazil arrests push Petrobras probe back to Rousseff's door

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:05
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff’s austerity program to fix Brazil's shaky finances is again in trouble after her point man in the Senate was arrested in a widening corruption scandal, and it could reignite calls for her impeachment.
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Fedora 23 libxml2-2.9.3-1.fc23 - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:03 Very large set of security issues for libxml2 and a bunch of bug fixestoo#CVE-2015-8242 #CVE-2015-7500 #CVE-2015-7499 #CVE-2015-5312 #CVE-2015-7498#CVE-2015-7497 #CVE-2015-1819 #CVE-2015-7941 #CVE-2015-7942 #CVE-2015-8035
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Fedora 23 pcre-8.38-1.fc23 - Thu, 2015-11-26 11:02 This release fixes various bugs when compiling or matching expressions. It alsofixes how pcregrep handles binary files. It also fixes a heap-based bufferoverflow in pcre_exec() when ovector has size 1 (bug #1285415)
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Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-11-26 10:51
VIENNA (Reuters) - A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday.
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Nuclear exploit kit seen chucking CryptoWall 4.0 at late patchers

The Register - Thu, 2015-11-26 10:42
First time this one's been seen in the wild

The Nuclear exploit kit has been spotted throwing ransomware CryptoWall 4.0 at innocent netizens' machines, according to a security researcher Brad Duncan, who stated it is the first time he's noticed that particular nasty being distributed by an exploit kit.…

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