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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:48
mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news site Indybay, an unknown group of protesters targeted a Google engineer best known for helping to develop the company's self-driving car. ... The protest against Levandowski came the same day that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) voted for the first time to take action regulating Google, Facebook, Apple, and a number of other large tech companies that shuttle workers in private, Wi-Fi-enabled buses from the Bay Area to points south in Silicon Valley."

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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:48
mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news site Indybay, an unknown group of protesters targeted a Google engineer best known for helping to develop the company's self-driving car. ... The protest against Levandowski came the same day that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) voted for the first time to take action regulating Google, Facebook, Apple, and a number of other large tech companies that shuttle workers in private, Wi-Fi-enabled buses from the Bay Area to points south in Silicon Valley."

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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:48
mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news site Indybay, an unknown group of protesters targeted a Google engineer best known for helping to develop the company's self-driving car. ... The protest against Levandowski came the same day that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) voted for the first time to take action regulating Google, Facebook, Apple, and a number of other large tech companies that shuttle workers in private, Wi-Fi-enabled buses from the Bay Area to points south in Silicon Valley."

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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:48
mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news site Indybay, an unknown group of protesters targeted a Google engineer best known for helping to develop the company's self-driving car. ... The protest against Levandowski came the same day that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) voted for the first time to take action regulating Google, Facebook, Apple, and a number of other large tech companies that shuttle workers in private, Wi-Fi-enabled buses from the Bay Area to points south in Silicon Valley."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:48
mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news site Indybay, an unknown group of protesters targeted a Google engineer best known for helping to develop the company's self-driving car. ... The protest against Levandowski came the same day that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) voted for the first time to take action regulating Google, Facebook, Apple, and a number of other large tech companies that shuttle workers in private, Wi-Fi-enabled buses from the Bay Area to points south in Silicon Valley."

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Categories: news

Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:48
mpicpp sends this report from Ars Technica: "Protests against tech giants and their impact on the San Francisco Bay Area economy just got personal. According to an anonymous submission on local news site Indybay, an unknown group of protesters targeted a Google engineer best known for helping to develop the company's self-driving car. ... The protest against Levandowski came the same day that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) voted for the first time to take action regulating Google, Facebook, Apple, and a number of other large tech companies that shuttle workers in private, Wi-Fi-enabled buses from the Bay Area to points south in Silicon Valley."

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:46
Exploding star a mere 11.5 million light-years away and it's a boon for science

Pics Exploding stars aren't an uncommon event in a universe with billions upon billions of stars in billions upon billions of galaxies – but catching an explosion in the act on our galactic doorstep is rare.…

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

The Register - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:28
New version rumored to heal Windows 8.1's schizoid modes

A set of screenshots leaked to the web purports to show how Microsoft is working to better integrate Metro-style apps with the classic desktop in a forthcoming update to Windows 8.1.…

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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:06
Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring 'sex.' Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation's new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:06
Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring 'sex.' Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation's new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:06
Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring 'sex.' Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation's new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

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Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:06
Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring 'sex.' Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation's new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:06
Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring 'sex.' Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation's new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:06
Sockatume writes "Remember the fun of spurious substring matches, AKA the Scunthorpe problem? The UK's advanced 'intelligent' internet filters do. Supposedly the country's great new filtering regime has been blocking a patch for League of Legends because some of the filenames within it include the substring 'sex.' Add one to the list of embarrassing failures for the nation's new mosaic of opt-out censorship systems, which have proven themselves incapable of distinguishing between abusive sites and sites for abuse victims, or sites for pornography versus sites for sexual and gender minorities."

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Target Malware and Possible Suspects Identified (January 17 & 20, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

More information is starting to emerge about the malware used in the Target data breach and about those suspected of being involved in the attack.......

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Six Other Retailers Targeted by Data Thieves (January 17, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

Reports of additional retailers suffering data breaches suggest that the attacks on Target and Neiman Marcus are part of a larger effort involving at least half a dozen stores.......

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Two People Arrested; Carrying Fraudulent Payment Cards (January 20, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

Two people arrested in Texas were found to have 90 fraudulent payment cards in their possession.......

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US State Department Inspector General Finds Security Issues Remain Unaddressed (January 16, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

According to an audit report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), there are "significant and recurring weaknesses in the Department of State information system security program.......

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Second-Hand Chrome Extensions Are Being Turned into Adware (January 20, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

At least two Chrome browser extensions that were sold have been used by their new owners to launch aggressive advertising campaigns.......

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Cisco Urges Users to Apply Patch for Critical Flaws (January 20, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:00

Cisco has issued a patch to address three security problems with the RMI implementation in its Secure Access Control System 5.......

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