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BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Unveils New Steganography Tool DissidentX

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:12
Sparrowvsrevolution writes "For the last year Bram Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a tool he calls DissidentX, a steganography tool that's available now but is still being improved with the help of a group of researchers at Stanford. Like any stego tool, DissidentX can camouflage users' secrets in an inconspicuous website, a corporate document, or any other, pre-existing file from a Rick Astley video to a digital copy of Crime and Punishment. But it uses a new form of steganography based on cryptographic hashes to make the presence of a hidden message far harder for an eavesdropper to detect than in traditional stego. And it also makes it possible to encode multiple encrypted messages to different keys in the same cover text."

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BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Unveils New Steganography Tool DissidentX

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:12
Sparrowvsrevolution writes "For the last year Bram Cohen, who created the breakthrough file-sharing protocol BitTorrent a decade ago, has been working on a tool he calls DissidentX, a steganography tool that's available now but is still being improved with the help of a group of researchers at Stanford. Like any stego tool, DissidentX can camouflage users' secrets in an inconspicuous website, a corporate document, or any other, pre-existing file from a Rick Astley video to a digital copy of Crime and Punishment. But it uses a new form of steganography based on cryptographic hashes to make the presence of a hidden message far harder for an eavesdropper to detect than in traditional stego. And it also makes it possible to encode multiple encrypted messages to different keys in the same cover text."

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Vatican pushed to reveal scope of child sexual abuse

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:07
GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations child protection experts grilled Vatican delegates on Thursday on how Roman Catholic officials handled the decades-long sexual abuse of minors by priests that Pope Francis called "the shame of the Church".
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We wuz right: Big Blue ARE stuffing System x boxen with ULLtraDIMMs

The Register - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:04
Cheap and fast - just don't mention the IP lawsuit

Confirming our story about IBM stuffing ULLtraDIMMs into its an X-series servers, storage news upstart EnterpriseTech* reports that Big Blue's coming X6 servers, supporting Xeon E7 v2 processors, will have eXFlash memory channel storage: flash memory on a DDR3 module running on the memory bus.…

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Iraqis go about their lives at mercy of nameless bombers

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:01
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The day after one of Iraq's bloodiest days for months, shoppers and drivers packed the streets of Baghdad on Thursday, grimly aware that death can strike anywhere, any time.






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How to develop an Android app using Apache Cordova and jQuery Mobile

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-01-16 10:00

Wazi: Step by step, how to design and implement a complete native Android mobile application that uses Apache Cordova as a platform for accessing mobile native features and jQuery Mobile as a powerful mobile application framework.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Rapid Photo Downloader 0.4.9 beta 1

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:56
Rapid Photo Downloader is an application for professional and amateur photographers, designed for use on the Linux desktop. It can download photos and videos from multiple cameras, memory cards, and portable storage devices simultaneously. It provides many flexible, user-defined options for subfolder creation, photo and video renaming, and backup.

Release Notes: This release fixes a serious bug which affected download performance and caused crashes. Performance has been improved. Several other bugs are also fixed, and two translations are updated.

Tags: Photography, backup, photo management, GNOME, Graphics, photo, download, Import, rename, Digital Camera, digital asset management, Video, video ingest, photo ingest, video import, exif, Metadata, camera

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

Israel's Netanyahu hardens settlement demands in peace talks: report

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:46
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's prime minister has increased the amount of occupied territory he wants to keep after any peace deal with the Palestinians, Israeli radio reported on Thursday, a move that could complicate U.S.-backed efforts to reach an accord.
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Spying plunges U.S.-German ties lower than Iraq war: Merkel ally

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:40
BERLIN (Reuters) - Relations between Germany and the United States are worse now than during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a decade ago, a leading ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, in a sign of mounting anger in Berlin over American spying tactics.






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Final destruction of Syrian chemicals slides to end June

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:32
ROME (Reuters) - The removal and destruction of the most dangerous agents in Syria's chemical arsenal may not be completed until the end of June because of logistical and security problems, the head of the U.N. chemicals watchdog said on Thursday.






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Intel Dev: GTK's Biggest Problem, and What Qt Does Better

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:30
Freshly Exhumed writes "Phoronix has an article about how Dirk Hohndel of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has stirred the hornet's nest with a talk at Australia's Linux.Conf.Au (MP4 file) about what he views as the biggest problem with the GTK: he finds dealing with upstream GTK/GNOME developers to be tough, with frequent abuse and flame-wars, with accusations from the developers that "you're doing it wrong." Conversely, he found the Qt development community to be quite the opposite: willing to engage and help, with plenty of application developer documentation and fewer communication problems than with their GTK counterparts."

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Cocky Spotify drops time limits on free listening, skint music-lovers cheer

The Register - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:27
Even non-paying users are worth something to the admen

As it promised to do before Christmas, Spotify has dropped restrictions on free listening with the celestial jukebox - but it's also removed restrictions on free desktop listening, too.…

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License4J 4.3.3

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:25
License4J is a total solution for software product licensing. It provides Java libraries and GUI tools for generating and validating license keys, license text, and floating license files. It is designed to be easy to use and integrate in your application. A License Manager GUI is provided for generating and storing licenses, and a Floating License Server can host and serve created floating licenses. An Online.License4J System allows single or multiple license activations to be defined. It also supports license generation through HTTP post either from a payment processor or a custom script.

Release Notes: This release adds an Enable/Disable product feature, the ability to create a database in the configuration window, and bugfixes.

Tags: License management, software licensing, license manager

Licenses: Proprietary (free trial)

Categories: open source

Suicide car bomb kills three in Hezbollah stronghold near Syria

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:07
HERMEL, Lebanon (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber killed three people in a Hezbollah stronghold on Lebanon's northern border with Syria on Thursday, the latest sign of the Syrian civil war's creeping impact on its small Mediterranean neighbor.
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App-Countdown 0.4.0

Freshmeat - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:06
Countdown is a command-line program that is similar to the UNIX sleep command, but displays the amount of time remaining before the timeout.

Release Notes: This release implements a mixed hours/minutes/seconds syntax (like "1m30s" or "1h2m50s") and adds some usage examples to the documentation.

Release Tags: Stable, Beta

Tags: Time, sleep, Unix, Command Line, Utility

Licenses: MIT/X

Categories: open source

China steps up appeal to West in Japan propaganda battle

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:06
SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - China took reporters on Thursday on an unusual trip to a camp which housed Western prisoners of the Japanese in World War Two, a further sign of Beijing broadening efforts to drive a wedge between the West and Japan over its wartime past.






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Boxing Day sales bubble boosts Dixons - but don't hit the champers just yet

The Register - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:01
CEO: We slurped £100k a minute back then - but we're lukewarm about recovery

UK saps shoppers spent more than £100,000 a minute at Dixons Retail during the Boxing Day sales helping to drag it into growth during the Christmas quarter for the second consecutive year.…

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Ubuntu phones likely push to 2015

Linux Today - Thu, 2014-01-16 09:00

 LinuxGizmos: Ubuntu's Community Manager revealed that the first Ubuntu phones are likely delayed until 2015, and will lack "fancy integration" with Ubuntu desktops.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Adobe Adds 3D Printer Support To Photoshop

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:48
angry tapir writes "Adobe has rolled out an update to Photoshop that incorporates direct support for 3D printing. According to Adobe, they don't expect most users to directly create 3D meshes in Photoshop. Instead they expect most of the time people will import objects from other applications and then use Photoshop as a finishing tool to tweak and repair meshes — in a similar fashion to how Photoshop can be used to tweak photos before production. The application currently directly supports MakerBot printers and the online Shapeways service. More printer support is coming (printer profiles are editable XML files) and the application can also export STL files that can be copied to a USB drive and used on other brands of 3D printer."

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Catalonia defies Madrid with push for independence vote

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-01-16 08:38
MADRID (Reuters) - Local lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted to seek a referendum on breaking away from Spain on Thursday, setting themselves up for a battle with an implacably opposed central government in Madrid.






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