Planned Parenthood fight hits U.S. Congress, wider impact unclear

Reuters: Technology - 17 hours 54 min ago
WASHINGTON, August 3 (Reuters) - Women's health group Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with any wider influence on voters from the charge still unclear.

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VMware doubling down on OpenStack

The Register - 18 hours 19 min ago
Second Virtzilla distribution is on the way and it looks like telcos are the target

The content catalog for late August's VMworld San Francisco has yielded up another nuggetoid of vNews: a new version of VMware Integrated OpenStack.…

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Q2 wins drag Cray back into profit territory

The Register - 18 hours 45 min ago
Wins in India and Australia give suits confidence for strong performance throughout 2015

Cray Computer's commanding footprint in the high-performance computing (HPC) market has pitched the venerable vendor back into profitability.…

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Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands

Reuters: Technology - 18 hours 58 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A wildfire raging through the foothills and canyons of northern California's coastal mountains more than doubled in size as it roared into its fifth day on Sunday, leaving two dozen homes in charred ruins and displacing thousands of residents.
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Telstra's bush broadband boxes bugged, bashed, botted

The Register - 19 hours 3 min ago
Big T slings patch at man-in-the-middle diddle.

Regional Australians could have their internet connections intercepted and data stolen through a remotely-exploitable vulnerability in a series of wireless terminals the nation's dominant telco, Telstra, deploys under its universal service obligation.…

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Republicans begin pivotal debate week with New Hampshire forum

Reuters: Technology - 19 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates will test their messages in New Hampshire on Monday, with the exception of Donald Trump, in a pivotal week on the 2016 campaign trail that will be dominated by their first head-to-head debate on Thursday.

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VMAX flashes its virtues for all to see

The Register - 19 hours 15 min ago
EMC runs stream and block storage benchmarks

You wait for a bus forever, then two come along at once. So it is with EMC and SPC benchmarks, and all of a sudden we have both SPC-1 VNX8000 and SPC-2 VMAX 400K.…

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Kerry says United States, Egypt return to 'stronger base' in ties

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-08-02 23:11
CAIRO (Reuters) - The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart.

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Greeks brace for stock market carnage after five-week shutdown

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-08-02 23:03
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will take another step away from full-on crisis mode on Monday by opening its stock market for the first time in five weeks, although immediate heavy losses are expected.
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Girls Catfish ISIS On Social Media For Travel Money

Slashdot - Sun, 2015-08-02 23:00
MarkWhittington writes: Yahoo Travel reported that three women in Chechnya took ISIS for $3,300 before getting caught. They are now under investigation for Internet fraud, which seems to be illegal even when committed against the most fearsome terrorist army in modern times. The scam seems to be a combination of the Nigerian Prince con, in which a mark is fooled into giving the con artist large sums of money and catfishing, in which the mark strikes up an online romance with someone he thinks is an attractive woman (or man depending on the gender and preference of the mark.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Chrome extensions crocked with simple attack

The Register - Sun, 2015-08-02 22:58
Security-enhancer HTTPS Everywhere switched off with this one weird trick

Detectify researcher Mathias Karlsson says attackers can remove Google Chrome extensions, including the popular HTTPS Everywhere extension, if users do nothing else but visit a web page.…

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Axis of evil: Facebook uses Google code to slash page load times

The Register - Sun, 2015-08-02 22:34
Booting JSON from Android client puts cat vids in front of you in even less time

Facebook has rolled out an open source project from Google to try and improve its ad-slinging performance on Android.…

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-08-02 21:59
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
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China bans HPC and UAV exports, citing national security

The Register - Sun, 2015-08-02 21:58
In colossal co-incidence, eight-petaflop limit keeps China atop fastest supercomputer charts

China has banned the unlicensed export of supercomputers and certain types of unmanned aerial vehicles.…

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-08-02 21:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2015-08-02 21:34
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organizations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos.

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The FSF's statement on Windows 10

Linux Today - Sun, 2015-08-02 21:00

Microsoft uses draconian laws to prevent anyone from popping the hood on Windows and studying the source code that underlies it.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations stalled until November

The Register - Sun, 2015-08-02 20:58
Japan driven to distraction, US can't sweeten Oz, NZ drowning in a milk lake

The controversial and secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations have stalled once again.…

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Fedora 21 openssh-6.6.1p1-15.fc21 - Sun, 2015-08-02 20:31 Handle terminal control characters in scp progressmeter (#1247204) -- Security fix
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Fedora 21 libuser-0.62-1.fc21 - Sun, 2015-08-02 20:31 Security fix for CVE-2015-3245, CVE-2015-3246
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