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Mandriva: 2014:013: libxfont

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:52
LinuxSecurity.com: A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in libxfont: Stack-based buffer overflow in the bdfReadCharacters function in bitmap/bdfread.c in X.Org libXfont 1.1 through 1.4.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute [More...]
Categories: linux, news, security

Bottom falls out of Nokia's network rump

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:29
Life after Microsoft looks grim

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is facing a 19 per cent drop in sales for the last quarter and an even bigger challenge for the coming 12 months: how to win enough new biz to support a company soon to be shorn of its handset division.…

Categories: news

South Koreans seethe, sue as credit card details swiped

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:14
SEOUL (Reuters) - The theft of personal information from more than 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts, reportedly including those of President Park Geun-hye and UN chief Ban Ki-moon, has ignited a storm of anger and litigation against credit firms.
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Brit boffin tests LETTUCE as wire for future computers

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 02:03
'IoT' hypers can switch to the Internet of Trees any time they want

The University of West England has used a lettuce to conduct electricity.…

Categories: news

SlackE17 0.17.6

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:54
SlackE17 is a distribution of the Enlightenment DR17 window manager for Slackware.

Release Notes: This is a bugfix release for Linux Slackware 14.1. It contains E17 version 0.17.6, the EFL 1.7.10, terminology 0.4.0, elemines 0.2.3, and eperiodique 0.4. Some extra modules and themes are provided.

Tags: Window Manager, Enlightenment, Libraries, Slackware, e17, EFL

Licenses: BSD Revised

Categories: open source

U.S. offers to send envoy to North Korea to free jailed missionary

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:50
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has offered to send a special envoy to North Korea to win the release of a jailed missionary, but signaled that any meaningful talks with Pyongyang will require it to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons.






Categories: news

LaunchControl 1.11

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:21
LaunchControl is a fully-featured launchd(8) frontend allowing you to manage and debug system and user services on your Mac. It provides everything you need to load, unload, start, create, edit, remove, or troubleshoot launch services. It supports all documented features of launchd, reports potential problems before a job is even started, and makes sure you always create valid configurations. It supports user LaunchAgents and Global and System LaunchAgents/Daemons. It shows all services and their status at a glance, and misconfigured services are highlighted. You can enable or disable services, and find them with a job filter. Not just a plist editor, it provides a dedicated interface for every configuration key with an adaptive interface that displays only information relevant for the selected job.

Release Notes: Output redirection is now suggested on job error, and the program now informs if output is available from stdout/stderr when there is a job error. Continuous job validation was added. Filters are now disabled before creating a new job to avoid creating a seemingly invisible job.

Tags: launchd, launchctl, daemon, Agent

Licenses: Shareware

Categories: open source

Pakistan bombs militant hideouts in tribal area after Taliban attacks

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:21
PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan fighter jets bombed suspected Taliban hideouts in a tribal area on the Afghan border on Tuesday killing at least 15 people, military sources and residents said, after a wave of insurgent attacks against security forces.






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Four killed as explosions rip through plants in two U.S. states

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:10
OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - Explosions in two U.S. states, one at an animal feed plant in Nebraska and another at a steel plant in Oklahoma, killed at least four people and injured almost a dozen on Monday, authorities said.
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Pregnant? Celebrate your proudest moment ... by 3D-printing a copy of the foetus

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:01
Don't fancy your own sprog? Order Kim Kardashian's instead

Proud parents-to-be with a few bucks to spare might want to consider splashing out on a "3D Baby" - an "adorable baby figurine" of their pre-natal sprog squirted into shape by a 3D printer.…

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Linux Top 3: Linux 3.13, System Rescue 4 and BackBox 3.13

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-01-21 01:00

LinuxPlanet: While many people use Linux for server and desktop deployments, there is also a strong use-case for standalone Linux for use as a rescue for non *nix systems as well.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Aspose.BarCode for .NET 6.0.0

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:44
Aspose.BarCode is a .NET component for generation and recognition of Linear and 2D barcodes on all kinds of .NET applications. It supports WPF with 29+ Barcode symbologies like OneCode, QR, Aztec, MSI, EAN128, EAN14, SSCC18, Code128, Code39, Postnet, MarcoPDF417, Datamatrix, UPCA, etc. Other features include barcode insertion in PDF, Word, and Excel documents. It can also take image input in BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and WMF formats. You can also control image styles such as background color and bar color.

Release Notes: The .NET Compact Framework version has been improved with appropriate error messages and enhanced reliability. The performance of DataMatrix with large pictures has been improved. Key factors of this improvement are "Diagonal check" and "Strict angle check". It is now possible to generate multiple barcodes in a single image. The decoding accuracy rate of DataMatrix and Code128 symbologies from images and PDF files is now noticeably better.

Release Tags: Barcode Decoding Techniques, better barcode Recognition Quality, Generate multiple barcodes on one image, get barcode recognition quality in percent, better PDF417 barcode encoding, DataMatrix performance with large pictures, Diagonal check for DataMatrix

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

Categories: open source

EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

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EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

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EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

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Categories: news

EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


Categories: news

EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


Categories: news

EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

EU Commissioner Renews Call for Serious Fines in Data Privacy Laws

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 00:05
DW100 writes "Despite Google being fined €900,000 by Spanish authorities and €150,000 in France for its controversial privacy policies in recent months, an EU commissioner has admitted this is mere 'pocket money' to the company. Instead, a new legal regime that would have seen Google fined $1bn for breaching data protection laws is needed to make U.S. companies fear and respect the law in Europe. 'Is it surprising to anyone,' asked Commissioner Viviane Reding, 'that two whole years after the case emerged, it is still unclear whether Google will amend its privacy policy or not? Europeans need to get serious. And that is why our reform introduces stiff sanctions that can reach as much as 2% of the global annual turnover of a company. In the Google case, that would have meant a fine of EUR 731 million (USD 1 billion). A sum much harder to brush off.'"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


Categories: news