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Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:08
At the Aspen Security Forum two weeks ago, James Comey (and others) explicitly talked about the "going dark" problem, describing the specific scenario they are concerned about. Maybe others have heard the scenario before, but it was a first for me. It's centers around ISIL operatives abroad and ISIL-inspired terrorists here in the US. The FBI knows who the Americans...
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Google to French data cops on .com RTBF: Baiser ma DERRIERE

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:04
Maybe shouldn't have relied on Google Translate to check that one

Google says it will not comply with French data cops' demands to apply the European "right to be forgotten" worldwide.…

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Linux Based Solus OS Now Boots in Flat 1.2 Seconds

Linux Today - Fri, 2015-07-31 07:00

FOSSbytes: The developer team behind Linux-based Solus distro has achieved a remarkable feat as they brought down the boot time of the Solus operating system to 1.2 seconds.

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Russia's 'tin pot despot' Putin behind spy's London murder, UK inquiry told

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:58
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "tin pot despot" who, with Kremlin "cronies," was behind the 2006 poisoning murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London, the lawyer for his widow said on Friday.

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Exclusive: China watchdog extends pursuit of short sellers to HK, Singapore - sources

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:48
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is pressing foreign and Chinese-owned brokerages in Hong Kong and Singapore to hand over stock trading records, sources said, extending its pursuit of "malicious" short sellers of Chinese stocks to overseas jurisdictions.
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UK's first 'DIY DAB' multiplex goes live in Brighton

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:33
Raspberry-powered stack thumbs nose at costly broadcast convention

Britain’s first home-brewed open source-based DAB multiplex has gone live this morning. Six services will be operating on the new mux in Brighton for nine months.…

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Lying to customers, Unicom? Cough up £200k, do not pass Go

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 06:03
Firm has to smarten up its act if it wants to avoid another Ofcom thrashing

It’s good to know that complaints to Ofcom produce action. A probe into broken promises and lies told by Unicom has seen the company fined £200,000 by the regulator.…

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Hackers Could Heist Semis by Exploiting This Satellite Flaw - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:34 Remember the opening scene of the first Fast and Furious film when bandits hijacked a truck to steal its cargo? Or consider the recent real-life theft of $4 million in gold from a truck transiting from Miami to Massachusetts. Heists like these could become easier to pull off thanks to security flaws in systems used for tracking valuable shipments and assets.
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Missing in action: The OpenStackers lost from Gartner's quadrant

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:33
I see no ships ... or boxen, come to that

The more I look at Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant for x86 server virtualization infrastructure, the more confused I get.…

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Tor connection vulnerability uncloaks hidden web services - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:32 MIT researchers have developed digital attacks which can unmask Tor services in the Deep Web with a high degree of accuracy.
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Cameron Tells Pornography Websites To Block Access By Children Or Face Closure

Slashdot - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:31
An anonymous reader writes: Prime Minister David Cameron says that if online pornographers don't voluntarily install effective age-restricted controls on their websites he'll introduce legislation that will close them down altogether. A recent Childline poll found nearly 10% of 12-13-year-olds were worried they were addicted to pornography and 18% had seen shocking or upsetting images. The minister for internet safety and security, Joanna Shields, said: “As a result of our work with industry, more than 90% of UK consumers are offered the choice to easily configure their internet service through family-friendly filters – something we take great pride in having achieved. It’s a gold standard that surpasses those of other countries. “Whilst great progress has been made, we remain acutely aware of the risks and dangers that young people face online. This is why we are committed to taking action to protect children from harmful content. Companies delivering adult content in the UK must take steps to make sure these sites are behind age verification controls.”

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Botnet takedowns: are they worth it? - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:27 The number of botnets has grown rapidly over the last decade. From Gameover Zeus leveraging encrypted peer-to-peer command and control servers, to Conflicker, infecting millions of computers across the world - botnets are continuing to infiltrate many internet-based services and causing mass disruption, and it's getting worse.
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Think beyond the Beeb: Gov consultation is crucial for free telly

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:04
Channelling some answers for Auntie

Breaking Fad Do you like your free-to-air TV? It looks like a reasonable chunk of spectrum will be saved for terrestrial broadcasting at the WRC–15 meeting later this year, but the battle for Freeview is far from over.…

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Syria air strikes hit Nusra after attack on Western-backed rebels: monitor

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-31 04:34
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warplanes believed to be part of a U.S.-led alliance struck Nusra Front positions in northern Syria on Friday following an attack by the al Qaeda-linked group on Western-backed rebels in the area, a group tracking the war said.
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Open source Copyright Hub unveiled with '90+ projects' in the pipeline

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 04:27
An internet that didn't rip you off? Who'd want a thing like that?

The web has grown up without letting people own and control their own stuff, but a British-backed initiative might change all that, offering a glimpse of how the internet can work in the future. Their work will all be open sourced early next year.…

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Palestinian toddler killed in suspected Jewish extremist attack

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-31 04:24
DUMA, West Bank (Reuters) - Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old baby and seriously injuring several other family members, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism.

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Greek PM defends 'emergency' plan for potential euro zone exit

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2015-07-31 04:20
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday confirmed he authorized his former finance minister to prepare contingency plans in case the country was forced to leave the euro, calling it the obligation of a responsible government.
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Americans care more about EU data protection laws than the French

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 04:01
Fewer than 10 downloads for draft comparison app in France

Around 800 people really do want to compare all the different versions of the EU’s proposed new data protection law.…

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Flash deserves to live, says Cisco security man

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 03:28
Adobe's scars make it ugly but tough. So tough it's being attacked more than ever

Don't kill Flash; that's the message from Cisco security veteran John Stewart who says the Adobe team have put in the hard yards into reforming security and needs to weather the current bug storm.…

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HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

The Register - Fri, 2015-07-31 03:02
Head of HR films video response for El Reg

HP Enterprise's head of HR says his company does not have a "global" dress code, while his minions quietly remove a webpage on workplace appearance from…

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