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Test drive Microsoft Azure & meet Mark Russinovich

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 03:26
Live event on July 14

Promo Microsoft is running an online class on how to get started with Azure cloud on July 14. The event is free and suitable for “developers, IT Pros, Architects, students, hobbyists, and anyone interested in learning about Microsoft Azure”. Attendees will learn the basic skills and knowledge to get started on the platform.…

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'Oh my god – Mark Zuckerberg wants to meet me'

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 03:03
'The Swiss have got no great interest in working with Apple'

Quotw This was the week when we discovered that all you have to do to earn thousands of dollars a month is be an IT wunderkind that catches the eye of one of Silicon Valley’s many tech boy emperors.…

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Kerry hopes solution can be found to Afghanistan vote dispute

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-11 02:58
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he hoped to be able to find a solution to Afghanistan's disputed election but cautioned "we can't say that's an automatic at this point".
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Russia likely to prolong asylum for fugitive Snowden: Interfax

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-11 02:51
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will most probably extend former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's temporary asylum on the grounds that "his life is endangered", an official close to the country's Federal Migration Service (FMS) was quoted as saying on Friday.

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Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 02:31
Take one Nyan Cat, add Firefox and hope your Linux distro has been patched

Security Mouse security researcher Don A Bailey has showcased an exploit of the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZ0) compression algorithm running in the Mplayer2 media player and says it could leave some Linuxes vulnerable to attack.…

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Mandriva: 2014:137: apache-mod_wsgi

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-07-11 02:21
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in apache-mod_wsgi: It was found that mod_wsgi did not properly drop privileges if the call to setuid\(\) failed. If mod_wsgi was set up to allow [More...]
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Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-07-11 02:06
jfruh writes Patent trolling is a serious irritant and financial drain on many big tech companies — but those same companies can't guarantee that their own future management won't sell the patents they own to a 'non-practicing entity', especially in the case of sale or bankruptcy. That's why a number of tech giants, including Google and Dropbox, have formed the 'License or Transfer Network,' in which a patent will automatically be licensed to everyone else in the network in the event that it's sold to a third party.

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<strong>[NSFW]</strong> 'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 02:01
Feminists take CEO to task over iThing etch rules

NSFW Apple is weathering a sexism storm after its website apparently refused to engrave a raunchy poem on a newly ordered iPhone.…

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Infected Chinese inventory scanners ships off logistics intel

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 01:33
Malware pops ERP systems, gobbles financial, customer data.

A Chinese manufacturer has been accused of implanting malware that steals supply chain intelligence in its hand-held scanner firmware.…

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Philippines' Aquino keeps budget chief amid corruption scandal

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-11 01:13
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft.
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<i>El Reg</i> nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 01:01
Spanish flatpack store does indeed lie on splendidly named thoroughfare

Pics We're delighted to report that the Valladolid tentacle of flatpack world superpower IKEA does indeed lie on "I've Got A Screw Loose Street", and we've got the photos to prove it.…

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As Chef gets bigger, it’s learning how to appease its open source community

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-07-11 01:00

Gigaom: A former employee singled out the open source configuration management company for not practicing what it preaches, and as a result, Chef said it will be working on addressing its developer community.

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Mandriva: 2014:136: samba

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-07-11 00:33
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated samba packages fix security vulnerabilities: Information leak vulnerability in the VFS code, allowing an authenticated user to retrieve eight bytes of uninitialized memory when shadow copy is enabled (CVE-2014-0178). [More...]
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Kenya's coastal killings pose insurgency risk for Kenyatta

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-07-11 00:12
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya may face a full-blown insurgency on its coast unless President Uhuru Kenyatta can douse a combustible mix of ethnic rivalries, land rows and Islamist militancy.

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Amazon begs Feds for drone test permission slip

The Register - Fri, 2014-07-11 00:02
Application for test flights reveals more details of Prime Air 'copters

Amazon.com has written to the USA's Federal Aviation Administration asking to be exempted from rules governing the operation of the “small unmanned aircraft systems” – which it hopes to use in its Prime Air delivery-by-drone service.…

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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

Slashdot - Thu, 2014-07-10 23:21
blackbeak (1227080) writes The Washington Post reports that the Journal of Vibration and Control's review system was hijacked by a ring of reviewers. 60 articles have been retracted as a result. "After a 14-month investigation, JVC determined the ring involved “aliases” and fake e-mail addresses of reviewers — up to 130 of them — in an apparently successful effort to get friendly reviews of submissions and as many articles published as possible by Chen and his friends.'On at least one occasion, the author Peter Chen reviewed his own paper under one of the aliases he created,' according to the SAGE announcement."

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Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-10 23:09
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.
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Acer cranks Chromebooks with Core i3 models

The Register - Thu, 2014-07-10 23:03
Two 1.7GHz cores should make running ThinApps rather easier

Acer has announced the first Chromebooks powered by Intel's Core i3 processors.…

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Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-10 23:01
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate over the safety and privacy implications of drone technology.

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Argentina to send technocrats to debt talks

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2014-07-10 22:08
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina said a team of technocrats, and not its economy minister, would attend a meeting in New York with a court-appointed mediator on Friday, as it seeks to resolve a dispute with holdout investors over its sovereign debt.

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