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Who has your credit card data? 1 million HOLIDAY-MAKERS' RECORDS exposed

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:55
Travel agent fined £150K – Sloppy coding fingered

A UK-based online travel firm has been fined £150,000 over a breach of breach of the Data Protection Act after their "insecure" coding reportedly exposed more than a million customer records to cybercrooks.…

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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:31
jfruh (300774) writes Dutch law makes it illegal for the Dutch intelligence services to conduct mass data interception programs. But, according to a court in the Hague, it's perfectly all right for the Dutch government to request that data from the U.S.'s National Security Agency, and doing so doesn't violate any treaties or international law.

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Internet of Stuff my Pockets: Investors plough 1 BEELLION dollars into IoT

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:26
Let's hope it catches on

The "internet of things" – the rebranding of good old machine-to-machine comms – has investors chucking ludicrous amounts of cash at firms who hope to get our gadgets talking to each other.…

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BitKey: A secure, Debian-based Live OS for bitcoin transactions

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:00

 LinuxBSDos: BitKey itself is a simple solution for bitcoin users.

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Six charged over StubHub e-ticket heist for Elton John gigs

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:57
Compromised passwords re-used, say prosecutors

Six suspected cybercriminals have been indicted over their alleged involvement in a hack attack on eBay-owned ticketing website StubHub.…

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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:49
An anonymous reader writes The FCC issued a notice on Wednesday reminding ISPs that, according to the still-intact transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Order, they are required to be transparent about their services. "The FCC's transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase." Applicable scenarios include "poorly worded service offers or inaccurate counts of data against a data cap...[as well as] blocking or slowing certain types of traffic without explaining that to the customer." The transparency rule gives the FCC the power to fine ISPs for non-compliance.

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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:49
An anonymous reader writes The FCC issued a notice on Wednesday reminding ISPs that, according to the still-intact transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Order, they are required to be transparent about their services. "The FCC's transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase." Applicable scenarios include "poorly worded service offers or inaccurate counts of data against a data cap...[as well as] blocking or slowing certain types of traffic without explaining that to the customer." The transparency rule gives the FCC the power to fine ISPs for non-compliance.

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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:49
An anonymous reader writes The FCC issued a notice on Wednesday reminding ISPs that, according to the still-intact transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Order, they are required to be transparent about their services. "The FCC's transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase." Applicable scenarios include "poorly worded service offers or inaccurate counts of data against a data cap...[as well as] blocking or slowing certain types of traffic without explaining that to the customer." The transparency rule gives the FCC the power to fine ISPs for non-compliance.

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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:49
An anonymous reader writes The FCC issued a notice on Wednesday reminding ISPs that, according to the still-intact transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Order, they are required to be transparent about their services. "The FCC's transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase." Applicable scenarios include "poorly worded service offers or inaccurate counts of data against a data cap...[as well as] blocking or slowing certain types of traffic without explaining that to the customer." The transparency rule gives the FCC the power to fine ISPs for non-compliance.

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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:49
An anonymous reader writes The FCC issued a notice on Wednesday reminding ISPs that, according to the still-intact transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Order, they are required to be transparent about their services. "The FCC's transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase." Applicable scenarios include "poorly worded service offers or inaccurate counts of data against a data cap...[as well as] blocking or slowing certain types of traffic without explaining that to the customer." The transparency rule gives the FCC the power to fine ISPs for non-compliance.

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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:49
An anonymous reader writes The FCC issued a notice on Wednesday reminding ISPs that, according to the still-intact transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Order, they are required to be transparent about their services. "The FCC's transparency rule requires that consumers get the information they need to make informed choices about the broadband services they purchase." Applicable scenarios include "poorly worded service offers or inaccurate counts of data against a data cap...[as well as] blocking or slowing certain types of traffic without explaining that to the customer." The transparency rule gives the FCC the power to fine ISPs for non-compliance.

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Taiwan launches inquiry into plane crash that killed 48

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:41
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane in which 48 people were killed with the weather expected to be a factor in the inquiry.






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GSK seeks approval for world's first malaria vaccine

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:30
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa.






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ICO: It's up to Google the 'POLLUTER' to tidy up 'right to be forgotten' search links

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:23
UK watchdog: Rewriting history, airbrushing claims 'absurd'

Google and its rivals are meeting privacy officials in Brussels today to discuss a recent European Court of Justice ruling that calls on search engine providers to de-link certain listings on their indexes.…

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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:06
An anonymous reader writes Bromium Labs analyzed public vulnerabilities and exploits from the first six months of 2014. The research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing Java and Flash vulnerabilities. Web browsers have always been a favorite avenue of attack, but we are now seeing that hackers are not only getting better at attacking Internet Explorer, they are doing it more frequently.

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It's Google HQ - the British one: <i>Reg</i> man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:03
Reality distortion field heir apparent

Pics It’s not every day that El Reg gets invited to Google UK’s London HQ, so we thought we’d take a few snaps to remember the occasion. That’s not to say we haven’t been here before, back in March 2012 we were in the very same place, only Google hadn’t moved in yet as the offices were still being fitted out.…

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Building a better Internet, one Tor relay at a time

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:00

 Parabing: We are going to demonstrate how one can make a small but extremely significant contribution towards an Internet where anonymity is an everyday practical option and not an elusive goal.

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In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:55
BEIJING (Reuters) - The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets.
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Report: Beijing watchdog reckons chip-slinger Qualcomm has monopoly in China

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:42
Still investigating whether it is abusing position

Beijing’s anti-competition authority, currently midway through a probe of Qualcomm, has reportedly said it believes the chipmaker does have a monopoly in China.…

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Russian court finds Putin foes guilty of inciting mass riots

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:39
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court found two protest leaders guilty of inciting mass riots on Thursday in a case that the opposition sees as part of a clampdown on President Vladimir Putin's foes while all eyes are on Ukraine.






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