French privacy cops snarl at websites over crap EU cookie warnings

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:29
Banners and browser settings are not enough, you muppets

French privacy watchdog CNIL has snarled at 20 websites for failing to comply with EU cookie laws.…

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Russia says new U.S. military strategy is confrontational

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:11
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine.

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Protecting users against advanced threats and the human factor

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 06:01
On demand now

Register here to watch our on-demand Regcast, where we look at why the human factor is an important internet security risk.…

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40 states line up with Mississippi in Google Adwords pharma scrap

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:41
AG alarmed at pre-emptive Chocolate Factory legal moves

Attorneys General representing 40 US states have filed an amicus brief backing Mississippi attorney general Jim Hood's investigation into Google.…

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SlideN'Joy Extender Adds Up To Two More Screens For a Multi-Monitor Laptop

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:35
MojoKid writes: Nothing beats the portability of a notebook when it comes to getting work done while on-the-go, but with that portability comes a number of caveats like a smaller keyboard and being forced to use a touchpad if you don't want to lug around a portable mouse. Then there's also the limitation of a single display, for those who need more screen real estate for certain tasks. Enter Sliden'Joy, a Kickstarter project that's set to launch on July 6. There's not a lot of technical detail given about it so far, but the basics are easy to understand. Sliden'Joy effectively hooks onto your notebook to allow you to extend one or two screens out of either side, giving you an effective dual or triple monitor setup. Two models of Sliden'Joy are going to be produced, offering either 1 or 2 displays, and sizes of 13, 15, and 17-inch are all going to be supported. There's no word on pledge levels quite yet, but the ultimate goal is to reach 300,000€ ($~332,000 USD) in 30 days.

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How to access Wi-Fi anonymously from miles away - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:30 Staying anonymous online is difficult, if not almost impossible. Standard traffic can be monitored, government agencies enjoy slurping vast amounts of data, and even networks such as Tor and VPNs can only protect you so far. For journalists, activists, political dissidents and -- yes -- criminals, this can mean their activities are open to spying eyes.
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Workarounds, kludges, and hacks that will improve your life - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:29 Life would be simpler if every piece of technology we dealt with worked in an obvious and straightforward way. Life would also be a lot duller.
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Attackers Revive Deprecated RIPv1 Routing Protocol in DDoS Attacks - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:27 A long-deprecated-and aptly named-routing protocol, RIPv1, still has some life to it. Hackers, since the middle of May, have been carrying out reflection- and amplification-style distributed denial of service attacks using home office and small business routers still running on the old protocol.
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Iran wages media onslaught against Saudis over Yemen war

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:25
DUBAI (Reuters) - Cut off from Yemen and its allies there by a Saudi-led military campaign, Iran has intensified a media counter-offensive against Riyadh, accusing its regional rival of inflicting catastrophic suffering while presenting itself as a blameless peacemaker.
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F# earns Syme top Royal Academy of Engineering award

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 05:10
3D hip replacements and in-factory stuff finder also earn applause

The inventor of Microsoft’s F# programming language is among those being awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious silver medal.…

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Chair legs it from UK govt smart meter installation programme

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:32
Was Baroness McDonagh pushed or did she jump from sinking ship?

The chair of the government's controversial smart meter programme, Baroness McDonagh, has left her post after recently criticising the roll-out of the widely hated scheme.…

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U.S. hiring seen solid in June, keeping September rate hike in play

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in June after reaching a five-month high, but still-healthy hiring would suggest the labor market is strong enough to support a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

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NHS IT failures mount as GP data system declared unfit for purpose

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 04:03
‘Failed projects have long been an expensive cliché … this is no exception’

The towering scrapheap of NHS IT failures may about to rise further, with the increasingly expensive GP Extraction Service IT system deemed not fit for purpose by the government's spending watchdog.…

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Facebook reveals new logo, in a TWEET

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:40
Still white on blue, now with custom typeface with some flourishes

Facebook has revealed its new logo, somewhat bizarrely in a Tweet.…

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FBI updates Most Wanted cyber felons list, offers US$4.2m bounties

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:23
Zeus creator has $3m on his head, may be boating on the Black Sea

The mastermind of the Zeus trojan; a car scamming screwball; an identity thief; a malvertiser, and a keylogger monger: nail these five net crims to the wall and the FBI will pay you US$4.2 million.…

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Retro City Rampage Getting a DOS Version

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-07-02 03:01
jones_supa writes: There is an indie game port in works which certainly cracks a smile on one's face. Vblank Entertainment is bringing Retro City Rampage — its homage to 8-bit games and Grand Theft Auto — over to one of the influential gaming operating systems of all time: DOS! Retro City Rampage 486 is a port of Retro City Rampage DX, an enhanced version of the game featuring a story mode, arcade challenges, and free roaming. As the name suggests, if one wants to run the game natively, a beefy 486 CPU is required, along with 3.7 MB of disk space and 4 MB of RAM. But of course, DOSBox can be used as well. A release date for the DOS version of the game is not yet known.

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Categories: news spied on human rights warriors at Amnesty International

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 02:58
Snooping could cost lives, group claims

The British government has admitted that its spook agency GCHQ spied on Amnesty International, according to campaigners at the human rights group.…

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Privacy watchdog ICO slashes its fines in half

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 02:33
Not interested in punishing companies 'left, right and centre'

The total value of fines issued by the UK Information Commissioner's Office has halved compared with last year – despite the watchdog receiving roughly the same number of complaints about data protection.…

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Oil & gas? Pah. We’ve got a MASSIVE 3D printer, beams Dubai

The Register - Thu, 2015-07-02 02:05
And as soon as we order some toner we’ll print you a fully functional office

Dubai has announced it will erect "the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building", hoping to establish the United Arab Emirates "as the global centre of technology in architecture, construction and design".…

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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Debian

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-07-02 02:00

 EveryDayLinuxUser: To think, some people said stick to Ubuntu.

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