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GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 19:17
(Reuters) - General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.
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Survivors still alive on South Korean ferry: father

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:59
JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Several people appear to have survived in an air pocket of a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one of the school children aboard the boat told a Reuters reporter accompanying families out to the scene of the disaster on Thursday.






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Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisis

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:54
GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.






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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people from feeling sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people from feeling sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people from feeling sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people feel sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people feel sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people feel sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:48
EwanPalmer (2536690) writes "A project involving GoPro cameras and people living on the streets of San Francisco has suggests technology is making people feel less compassionate towards the homeless. Started by Kevin F Adler, the Homeless GoPro project aims to 'build empathy through a first-hand perspective' by strapping one of the cameras onto homeless volunteers to document their lives and daily interactions. One of the volunteers, Adam Reichart, said he believes it is technology which is stopping people feel sympathy towards people living on the street as it's easier to have 'less feelings when you're typing something' than looking at them in the eye"

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Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 18:02
mpicpp (3454017) writes "The 'kill switch,' a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players. Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft, along with the five biggest cellular carriers in the United States, are among those that have signed on to a voluntary program announced Tuesday by the industry's largest trade group. All smartphones manufactured for sale in the United States after July 2015 must have the technology, according to the program from CTIA. Advocates say the feature would deter thieves from taking mobile devices by rendering phones useless while allowing people to protect personal information if their phone is lost or stolen. Its proponents include law enforcement officials concerned about the rising problem of smartphone theft."

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US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:36
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits

US mobile companies have finally agreed to install free anti-theft software on their products, but not until the middle of next year and they plan to leave it turned it off by default.…

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Google's latest mega-earnings fail to impress shareholders

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:33
What, just $15.4bn? You bore us, Google...

It's hard to be disappointed about quarterly revenues of $15.42bn – unless you're Google, that is, and the analysts expected you to bring in even more.…

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GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:21
(Reuters) - General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.






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Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

Reuters: Technology - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:17
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced.
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:17
just_another_sean sends this followup to yesterday's discussion about the quality of open source code compared to proprietary code. Every year, Coverity scans large quantities of code and evaluates it for defects. They've just released their latest report, and the findings were good news for open source. From the article: "The report details the analysis of 750 million lines of open source software code through the Coverity Scan service and commercial usage of the Coverity Development Testing Platform, the largest sample size that the report has studied to date. A few key points: Open source code quality surpasses proprietary code quality in C/C++ projects. Linux continues to be a benchmark for open source quality. C/C++ developers fixed more high-impact defects. Analysis found that developers contributing to open source Java projects are not fixing as many high-impact defects as developers contributing to open source C/C++ projects."

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Open Source Code Has Fewer Defects Than Proprietary Software

Linux Today - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:00

TechWeek Europe: The report serves as the antidote to the criticism surrounding OpenSSL, following the discovery of the Heartbleed bug.

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Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:54
Canadian teen accused of raiding tax computers using OpenSSL bug

A teen suspected of exploiting the Heartbleed bug to rifle through Canada's tax computer systems has been arrested.…

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What's a right pain in the ASCII for IBM? Its own leech-like hardware biz

The Register - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:38
Keep your eyes on our cloud while we remove this pesky thing, say execs

IBM's earnings for the first quarter of the year show that the company's hardware division has turned into a leech sapping Big Blue's profits.…

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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

Slashdot - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:35
guises writes: "A recent story discussing the cover of Byte Magazine reminded me of just how much we've lost with the death of print media. The Internet isn't what took down Byte, but a lot of other really excellent publications have fallen by the wayside as a result of the shift away from the printed page. We're not quite there yet, though. There seem to still be some holdouts, so I'm asking Slashdot: what magazines (or zines, or newsletters, or newspapers) are still hanging around that are worth subscribing to?"

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