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New Ruling Shows the NSA Can't Legally Justify Its Phone Spying Anymore

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:37
LinuxSecurity.com: The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals said no this week to tracking your movements using data from your cell phone without a warrant when it declared that this information is constitutionally protected.
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Han Solo headed for lengthy stay in bacta tank after Bay Door Control cockup

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:37
Pulling ears off gundark unrealistic for now

Someone at Pinewood Studios' equivalent of Bay Door Control is probably in a good deal of trouble after septuagenarian Hollywood heart-throb Harrison Ford had his ankle broken "by a garage door" on the set of the new Star Wars movie.…

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Keep an eye on these 5 new features in RHEL 7

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:36
LinuxSecurity.com: After six-plus months of public beta testing and more than three years after its previous major point release, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) version 7 is out. The update speaks to Red Hat's interests in outfitting RHEL with many of the latest enterprise and data center features. Here are the five top-of-the-line new additions to RHEL 7 that caught our eyes.
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London commuter hell will soon include 'one card to rule them all'

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:25
Transport 'catapult' will also fling taxis at you

Government-funded bods at a tech incubator called the Transport Systems Catapult are working to design a "one-card-to-rule-them-all" system that includes London's buses, underground and overground trains as well as its black taxis, The Reg has learned.…

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Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:07
An anonymous reader writes with this article about the future of the analog engineer. Some say technology advancements are obsoleting the need for analog engineers, while others say that good, experienced analog designers will always be needed and currently are in short supply. After years spent encouraging engineering students to focus on software and digital electronics, some people say the day of reckoning appears to be drawing near: Many analog mixed-signal design jobs now stay open longer or are simply going unfilled, say recruiters, with some engineers even unable to retire because they can't find a suitable replacement. On the one hand, some people blame the shift from analog to digital, which produced a generation of engineers who speak the language of code, not circuit schematics. On the other hand, others say that with the advent of systems-on-chip, the easy availability of free circuits, pioneered by companies like TSMC, and software tools to verify designs, there is simply less need for analog designers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Google in talks to nail Virgin as 'partner' in satellite internet plan

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:05
Will invest millions in JV and take stake in Galactic – report

Google is reportedly in talks with Virgin Galactic for a multi-million dollar joint venture and an equity stake in the business, according to Sky News.…

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Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sexual assault victim

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:03
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing a naked woman with injuries being dragged through Cairo's Tahrir Square after being sexually assaulted during celebrations for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration.
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Valve Are Heating Up Linux As They Greenlight More Linux Games

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-06-13 07:00

 GamingOnLinux: This time Linux gains some really good looking games there's a big variety here.

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BNP got high-level 2006 warnings on sanctions busting: report

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:54
PARIS (Reuters) - French bank BNP Paribas was warned in 2006 by a high-ranking U.S. Treasury official and in three reports by legal experts that it risked being penalized for breaking U.S. sanctions, according to Le Monde newspaper.
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Mandriva: 2014:124: kernel

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:45
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in the Linux kernel: kernel/auditsc.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.5, when CONFIG_AUDITSYSCALL is enabled with certain syscall rules, allows [More...]
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Boffins lay out 'practical requirements' of 'realistic' QUANTUM COMPUTER

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:42
You need 'contextual' magic states, apparently

Canadian boffins have brought quantum computers a step closer to reality, by identifying one feature that will be key to finally building one – "contextuality".…

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ClamTk 5.07

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:35
ClamTk is a graphical frontend for Clam Antivirus. It is designed to be a lightweight, easy-to-use, point-and-click virus scanner.

Release Notes: This release contains minor fixes, clean-up, and numerous language file updates.

Licenses: Perl Artistic

Categories: open source

Eating a fat bacon sarnie? Have a defibrillator handy

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:17
Heart attack ahoy for processed meat scoffers

A study has grimly concluded that men who fill their faces with more than 75g of processed meat a day are significantly more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.…

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Seventh Movie-Plot Threat Contest Winner

Schneier on Security - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:12
On April 1, I announced the Seventh Mostly Annual Movie-Plot Threat Contest: The NSA has won, but how did it do it? How did it use its ability to conduct ubiquitous surveillance, its massive data centers, and its advanced data analytics capabilities to come out on top? Did it take over the world overtly, or is it just pulling the...
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How to Backup Samba Domain Controller Configuration in Linux

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-06-13 06:00

The Geek Stuff: This tutorial explains how we can backup the Samba configuration, after you’ve setup Samba as active directory domain controller in Linux.

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S is for SMACKDOWN: Samsung takes Galaxy Tab slab war fruit-side

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:58
Bigger screens, smaller pixels for would-be iPad buster

Samsung has raised the stakes in its assault against Apple's ever-popular iPad with its newest range of Galaxy fondleslabs, which are both bigger and have higher screen resolutions than those of its fruity rival.…

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CIOs: Are you the governor? Or just one of the governed?

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:48
Answer these questions to find out if you’re really the business

Poll Next month we’ll be hosting a selection of The Register’s most senior readers for our first round table, where we will be discussing who really runs IT in most businesses.…

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Aspose.Cells for Java 8.1.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:47
Aspose.Cells is a Java component for spreadsheet reporting without using Microsoft Excel. Other features include creating spreadsheets, opening encrypted Excel files, macros, VBA, Unicode, formula settings, pivot tables, and importing data from JDBC ResultSet. CSV, SpreadsheetML, PDF, ODS, and all file formats from Excel 97 to Excel 2007 are supported. It supports all advanced features of data management, formatting, worksheet, charting, and graphics.

Release Notes: This release allows Java developers to restrict the API to use only one font location while rendering spreadsheets. It is now possible to export or prevent exporting of hidden worksheet contents when saving a worksheet to HTML, and to set the display option for empty cells inside the Pivot Table to any specified string. A couple of problems with rendering spreadsheets as PDF on Linux, exporting spreadsheets to HTML, print quality, and page setup were fixed.

Release Tags: Use one font location while rendering spreadsheets, set JVM arguments, Specifying TrueType Fonts Location, Exporting Hidden Worksheet Contents, Prevent Exporting Hidden Worksheet Contents, rendering spreadsheets as PDF on Linux

Tags: Conditional formatting, Extended records, 3D effects, MS Excel 2010 Sparklines, SpreadSheeML, charts

Licenses: Evaluation License, Developer Enterprise License, Developer OEM License, Site Enterprise License, Site OEM License

Categories: open source

Paranoid TelnetD 0.4

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:40
Paranoid TelnetD is written in straight C with few dependencies. It is intended for use with embedded or legacy devices (like the hand-scanners used in warehouses) that communicate via telnet. It features: 'telnet only' user accounts, separate from the system authentication (so only the specified usernames/passwords can login via telnet, and only via telnet); user, IP address, and MAC address whitelisting/blacklisting; chrooting with 'bind mounts' to allow access to certain directories under the chroot jail; and 'honeypot mode' in which all authentication fails and all events are logged at syslog 'crit' level.

Release Notes: The 'shell' entry in authentication files is now honored, so you can specify a per-user shell. Changes were made to support compilation in multilib environments. A ptsname crash in some environments was fixed.

Tags: Telnet, Server, telnetd, chroot

Licenses: GPLv3

Categories: open source

Torvalds on patents: 'Sane people know it's bullsh*t but making real change is difficult'

The Register - Fri, 2014-06-13 05:33
'In 1991, Captain Cyborg said we'd have real life Terminators'

Quotw This was the week when a piece of software (supposedly) passed the Turing Test, giving the world all the “robot overlord” headlines they could possibly need in a slow, sunny news week.…

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