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Woman who stung Tinder with sex-pest sueball stings again – with rival Bumble app

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:37
'Other apps are full of creepy guys' ... Oh, honey no you didn't

A Tinder cofounder who sued the upstart for sexual harassment will launch a competing dating app called Bumble next month.…

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The Security Underpinnnings of Cryptography

Schneier on Security - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:21
Nice article on some of the security assumptions we rely on in cryptographic algorithms....
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The Awesome Program You Never Should Use

Linux Journal - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:11

I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs. more>>

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Book Review: Bulletproof SSL and TLS

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:10
benrothke writes If SSL is the emperor's new clothes, then Ivan Ristic in Bulletproof SSL and TLS has shown that perhaps the emperor isn't wearing anything at all. There is a perception that if a web site is SSL secured, then it's indeed secure. Read a few pages in this important book, and the SSL = security myth is dispelled. For the first 8 of the 16 chapters, Ristic, one of the greatest practical SSL./TLS experts around, spends 230 pages showing countless weaknesses, vulnerabilities, attacks and other SSL weaknesses. He then spends the next 8 chapters showing how SSL can, if done correctly, be deployed to provide adequate security. Keep reading for the rest of Ben's review.

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What Can You Do For Linux Gaming?

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 15:00

 GamingOnLinux: What distribution to use to make sure you get support.

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New York's Cuomo warns snow-hit Buffalo of risk to roofs

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:58
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned residents of Buffalo, New York, which is still digging out from as much as seven feet of snow, to beware of roof collapses as the weather warms.
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Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:51
And a floating carrier for recyclable rockets

Pics and video SpaceX boss Elon Musk has been showing off steerable wings on his company's Falcon rocket booster – and a floating landing pad to catch the reusable craft out at sea.…

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LinkedIn Study: US Attracting Fewer Educated, Highly Skilled Migrants

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:28
vinces99 writes The U.S. economy has long been powered in part by the nation's ability to attract the world's most educated and skilled people to its shores. But a new study of the worldwide migration of professionals to the U.S. shows a sharp drop-off in its proportional share of those workers – raising the question of whether the nation will remain competitive in attracting top talent in an increasingly globalized economy. The study, which used a novel method of tracking people through data from the social media site LinkedIn, is believed to be the first to monitor global migrations of professionals to the U.S., said co-author Emilio Zagheni, a University of Washington assistant professor of sociology and fellow of the UW eScience Institute. Among other things, the study, presented recently in Barcelona, Spain, found that just 13 percent of migrating professionals in the sample group chose the U.S. as a destination in 2012, down from 27 percent in 2000.

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How to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu server

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 14:00

 xmodulo: This tutorial will present a step by step procedure on installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu server, and also guide you to install phpMyAdmin - a frontend web panel for administering MariaDB databases.

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Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 13:45
jenningsthecat writes A happily married Ontario woman was shocked and dismayed last January to discover that she had an active account with dating site Zoosk.com. Mari Sherkin saw a pop-up ad on Facebook for Zoosk, but wasn't interested, so she "clicked on the X to close it. At least I thought I did." She immediately began to receive messages from would-be Zoosk suitors in her Facebook mailbox. When she had a look on Zoosk she was horrified to find a dating profile with her Facebook picture, name, and postal code. Zoosk denies ever setting up profiles in this way, yet their terms of service explicitly allow them to do it, and there are apparently several Facebook pages with complaints of similar occurrences.

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Interviews: Ask the Hampton Creek Team About the Science and Future of Food

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 13:02
samzenpus writes Hampton Creek is a food technology company that makes food healthier by utilizing a specially made egg substitute in food products. The company was selected by Bill Gates to be featured on his website in a story called, The Future of Food, and has raised $30 million in funding. Hampton Creek's latest product is called, Just Cookies, which is an eggless chocolate chip cookie dough, but it is their eggless mayo that has been in the news lately. Unilever, which manufactures Hellmann's and Best Foods mayonnaise, is suing Hampton Creek claiming that the name Just Mayo is misleading to consumers. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Brilliant Companies and one of CNBC's Top 50 Disruptors, Hampton Creek has picked up some impressive talent including the former lead data scientist at Google Maps, Dan Zigmond. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Dan and the Hampton Creek team have agreed to answer any questions you may have. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one per post.

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Red Hat spiffs up FeedHenry with better collaboration tools

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 13:00

GigaOm: Red Hat purchased FeedHenry and its mobile app development platform in September; now it’s updating it with tools to better support collaborative development.

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Mega GP tech services framework badge awarded

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:37
Insight and Phoenix IT grab Lot 2 spot of £1.2bn procurement rig

Insight Enterprises and Phoenix IT Group are flying the flag for mainstream tech suppliers after scoring a seat on the mammoth General Practice Systems of Choice (GPSoC) framework.…

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Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:27
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States smoothed over some differences in the fight against Islamic State during a weekend visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, but the talks heralded little in the way of deeper military cooperation between the NATO allies.
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Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:20
Zothecula writes "Nuclear weapons are a paradox. No one in their right mind wants to use one, but if they're to act as a deterrent, they need to be accessible. The trick is to make sure that access is only available to those with the proper authority. To prevent a real life General Jack D Ripper from starting World War III, Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division is developing a system that uses a nuclear weapon's own radiation to protect itself from tampering.

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Ukraine leader, under pressure from West, pledges new government soon

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:16
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance.






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Belgian upstart to 'bridge gap' between object, block storage. Or that’s the plan at least

The Register - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:04
Blockject? Watch out, VMware 'n' pals

Interview Belgian startup incubator Cloudfounders is working to have a pool of Seagate Kinetic drives provide block storage for virtual machines, as traditional object storage can't cope? Er, what gives?…

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How to install Docker on CentOS 7

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-11-24 12:00

 LinuxTechi: Docker is an open-source tool that makes creating & managing Linux containers(LXC) easy.

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U.S., allies conduct 24 strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria: CENTCOM

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have conducted two dozen strikes against Islamic State militants since Friday, launching nine strikes in Syria and 15 strikes in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command.
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-11-24 11:38
An anonymous reader writes "Two private companies, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources, have received contracts from NASA to study asteroid redirection and will pursue their plans of asteroid mining. From the article: "Deep Space Industries is planning to build a number of dense spacecrafts called FireFlies, and they plan on sending the satellites on one way missions to gather information about the density, shape, composition and size of an asteroid. They also have plans to build a spacecraft called Dragonfly, which has the purpose of catching asteroids. The asteroid material will be collected and returned to Earth by 'Harvesters'. Planetary Resources, on the other hand, plans to build a number of middle sized and small telescopes that will be capable of examining asteroids near the planet Earth for economic potential. They already have the telescopes Arkyd 300, Arkyd 200 and the Arkyd 100, each having its own specific systems."

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