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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:15
Jason Koebler writes: According to plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Google, personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits that is regularly sent between apps on you Android phone is harming your battery life. As odd as it sounds, this minor yet demonstrable harm is what will allow their lawsuit to go forward. A federal judge ruled that the claim "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry." That means there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with whom, and when.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Watch what markets don't do as world politics turns nasty

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:06
LONDON (Reuters) - Like so much in the investment world of late, it's what financial markets are not doing right now that is most intriguing.
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HP and Microsoft prove it again: Big Business Doesn't Create Jobs

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:00
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club

Worstall on Wednesday The recent news of layoffs from computing giants provides proof, once again, of an old economic saw. It's not actually big businesses that create jobs, it's the small and new ones that do.…

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Tall, dark, but no stranger: Quantum polishes its DXi range

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:39
500TB box with self-encryption slots into existing range

Quantum has refreshed its dedupe box operating system and run up a fresh and faster hardware box.…

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NO MORE ALL CAPS and other pleasures of Visual Studio 14

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:20
Unpicking a packed preview that breaks down ASP.NET

Review Microsoft has released a second preview of the next major release of Visual Studio.…

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:55
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod

Bungling cops in Yorkshire have called upon householders to lock down their Wi-Fi after mistaking a free hotspot user for a piggybacking connection thief.…

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'Flawless' Thai army ruler would be good PM: junta colleague

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:49
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha has run the country flawlessly since he seized power in a military coup in May and would make a good prime minister under a provisional administration to be set up shortly, a junta colleague said on Wednesday.






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StubHub hit by trans-Atlantic fraudsters, says New York DA

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:42
US, Canadian and UK authorities expected to reveal details today

eBay's ticket-selling offshoot StubHub has admitted to a breach of some users' security by a ring of fraudsters.…

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PayPal post-checkout cash slurp a FEATURE not a BUG

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:20
Would you like a super-sized shipping charge with that?

An apparent flaw that lets users add any amount of money onto already processed PayPal transactions is a feature, not a bug, according to the payments giant.…

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All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:02
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world

The 5G arms race has commenced, but beneath the duelling “my 5G is faster than your 5G” demos, there's serious work going on – and whatever the future of 5G, that work will change the future of mobility one way or the other.…

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Attackers raid SWISS BANKS with DNS and malware bombs

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:40
'Retefe' trojan uses clever spin on old attacks to grant total control of bank accounts

Attackers suspected of residing in Russia are raiding Swiss bank accounts with a multi-faceted attack that intercepts SMS tokens and changes domain name system settings, researchers have warned.…

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Red Hat: 2014:0920-01: httpd: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:33
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated httpd packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:0922-01: httpd24-httpd: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:32
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated httpd24-httpd packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Software Collections 1. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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Red Hat: 2014:0921-01: httpd: Important Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:31
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated httpd packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having [More...]
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Second galactic flip-flop pulsar surprises boffins

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:23
Radio switched off, gamma rays switched on

Video “Where did it go?” is the kind of question astrophysicists love to answer, and work by NASA's Fermi gamma-ray space telescope has helped find out what happened to a radio pulsar that seemed to go dark in 2013.…

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Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:18
vinces99 writes: The disastrous March 22 landslide that killed 43 people in the rural Washington state community of Oso involved the "remobilization" of a 2006 landslide on the same hillside, a new federally sponsored geological study concludes. The research indicates the landslide, the deadliest in U.S. history, happened in two major stages. The first stage remobilized the 2006 slide, including part of an adjacent forested slope from an ancient slide, and was made up largely or entirely of deposits from previous landslides. The first stage ultimately moved more than six-tenths of a mile across the north fork of the Stillaguamish River and caused nearly all the destruction in the Steelhead Haven neighborhood. The second stage started several minutes later and consisted of ancient landslide and glacial deposits. That material moved into the space vacated by the first stage and moved rapidly until it reached the trailing edge of the first stage, the study found. "Perhaps the most striking finding is that, while the Oso landslide was a rare geologic occurrence, it was not extraordinary," said Joseph Wartman, a University of Washington associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a team leader for the study.

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UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

The Register - Wed, 2014-07-23 01:02
Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head

The United Kingdom government has formally adopted the open document format (ODF) as the standard format for government documents.…

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