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Iraq executes 26 people for 'terrorism' offences

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:31
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has hanged 26 people convicted of "terrorism" offences, the Justice Ministry announced on Tuesday, pursuing a practice of mass executions despite international criticism.

Categories: news

Trial to begin of three charged with planning attacks at NATO summit

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:29
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Opening statements are due to begin on Tuesday in the trial of three men accused of plotting to attack high-profile targets, including President Barack Obama's re-election campaign headquarters, during the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago.
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Nimble set to conquer Japan after sealing Toshiba distie deal

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:19
Hybrid flash arrays ascend over the Land of the Rising Sun

Hybrid flash/disk drive array flogger Nimble Storage has won Toshiba as its master distie for Japan, virtually assuring it of success there.…

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Report details 'industrial' killing of 11,000 in Assad jails

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:15
LONDON (Reuters) - A Syrian military police photographer has supplied "clear evidence" showing the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees in circumstances that evoked Nazi death camps, former war crimes prosecutors said.
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Microsoft Paying for Positive Xbox One Coverage on YouTube

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:04
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft, partnered with Machinima, has put forth a promotion for YouTube personalities: make a video about the Xbox One and get money for it. Problematically, they also require the reviewer not to disclose that they're getting paid (or mention anything negative), which breaks FTC disclosure rules (PDF). Microsoft has a well-known history of astroturfing, but is this the first proof of them doing it illegally?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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What is with all these Linux distributions?

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-01-21 08:00

Toolbox.com: In the mean time the Mr. Average is becoming more and more confused about what to choose from.

Categories: linux, news, open source

Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:54
Standard model of the Big Bang theory ahoy

New data from the European Space Agency's Gaia-ESO project has confirmed that the Milky Way galaxy grew from the inside out, backing up theories espoused in the standard model of the Big Bang.…

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KCOM-owned Eclipse FAILS to cover up the password 'password'

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:37
Serves it in plain text to user via webpage

Exclusive A Register reader has exposed another privacy howler at KCOM - this time involving its Exeter-based ISP Eclipse Internet, which displays passwords in plain text to users via a webpage.…

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Adware Vendors Buy and Abuse Chrome Extensions

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:33
This is not a good development: To make matters worse, ownership of a Chrome extension can be transferred to another party, and users are never informed when an ownership change happens. Malware and adware vendors have caught wind of this and have started showing up at the doors of extension authors, looking to buy their extensions. Once the deal is...
Categories: security

Human Rights Watch says Obama not gone far enough on NSA reforms

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:26
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has not gone far enough in reforming the monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) and is continuing to violate the privacy rights of individuals, the head of Human Rights Watch told Reuters.

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No one's likely to get rich selling disks in '14... but it won't stop 'em trying

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:19
2014: The year when everyone realises there's more to storage than VMware?

Storagebod As we ended 2013, we saw both winners and losers in the world of flash, for example: Violin Memory crashing as it struggled to increase sales and reduce burn; yet Pure Storage seem to be on a stellar rise - and hiring like maniacs, I hear.…

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Opendedup 2.0 Beta 3

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:15
Opendedup is a deduplication-based filesystem and block device designed to provide inline deduplication and flexiblity for applications. It benefits services such as backup, archiving, NAS storage, and Virtual Machine primary and secondary storage, and can be deployed in both a stand alone and distributed, multi node configuration. Standalone, it provides inline deduplication, replication, and unlimited snapshot capabilities. In a multi-node configuration, it adds global intra-volume deduplication, block storage redundancy, and block storage expandability. and will store and share unique data blocks with other volumes within the cluster. These volumes can also specify a level of redundancy for data stored in the cluster.

Release Notes: This release includes a fix for reclaiming blocks from file-based chunkstores and basic structure for variable block deduplication. Beta 4 will include basic support for variable block deduplication.

Tags: Linux, Compression, volume management, network attached storage, storage, Windows port, Windows support

Licenses: GPLv2

Categories: open source

UAE convicts 30 Emiratis, Egyptians over Brotherhood ties

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:09
DUBAI (Reuters) - Thirty Emiratis and Egyptians were convicted of setting up an illegal branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced to up to five years in jail in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, in a case reflecting the state's deep mistrust of political Islam.
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GNOME PackageKit 3.11.4 Released with Important Bugfixes

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:00

Softpedia: GNOME PackageKit 3.11.4 has been modified to meet the PackageKit's new dependencies and requirements.

Categories: linux, news, open source

The future of storage: disk-based or just discombobulated?

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:59
You want disk tech innovations? We got 'em, lots of 'em.

The disk drive industry went bananas in 2013, driven hard by cloud storage and flash, both sending the problems of bulk, nearline data storage disks' way.…

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Japan fishermen take cover to slaughter dolphins in face of Western criticism

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:46
TAIJI, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese fishermen drove a large group of dolphins into the shallows on Tuesday and, hiding from reporters and TV cameras behind a tarpaulin, killed at least 30 as the annual dolphin hunt that sparked protest in the West entered its final stages.

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Intel offloads home-grown internet TV system to Verizon

The Register - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:41
Chipzilla hands over keys, staffers of the pay-telly service it gave up on

Intel has managed to offload its pay-TV startup OnCue, after deciding last year it would rather sell it off than try to launch the service itself.…

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Pen 0.20.2

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:38
Pen is a load balancer for "simple" TCP-based protocols such as HTTP or SMTP. It allows several servers to appear as one to the outside. It automatically detects servers that are down and distributes clients among the available servers. This gives high availability and scalable performance.

Release Notes: The penctl and penlog utilities are now IPv6-compatible. The Automake configuration was updated. A clause was added to the license to explicitly permit distributing binaries linked with the openssl library.

Tags: Internet, Web, Clustering/Distributed Networks, Networking

Licenses: GPL

Categories: open source

BugHotel Reservation System 5.5.503

Freshmeat - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:24
BugHotel Reservation System is a hotel booking and accounting software package which uses the Internet to "network" your corporate office to each of your hotels. All data processing occurs at the Application Service Provider (ASP) data center. Income statements, reports, etc. may be customized.

Release Notes: This version has minor distribution file clean up.

Tags: Internet

Categories: open source

NSA hacking tools will find their way to criminals eventually

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-01-21 06:17
LinuxSecurity.com: The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly developed technology to commandeer computers even when they are off the Internet, and security experts warn it's only a matter of time before similar tools become part of cybercriminals' toolbox.
Categories: linux, news, security