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Samaras names presidency candidate in Greek bailout gamble

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 09:02
ATHENS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named his candidate on Tuesday for the Greek presidency under a gamble that, if it fails, would force snap parliamentary elections when anti-bailout leftists would probably come out on top.

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OpenMotics: an open source home automation system

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-12-09 09:00 The system encompasses both open source software and hardware.

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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:51
New submitter stephenpeters writes The AdNauseam browser extension claims to click on each ad you have blocked with AdBlock in an attempt to obfuscate your browsing data. Officially launched mid November at the Digital Labour conference in New York, the authors hope this extension will register with advertisers as a protest against their pervasive monitoring of users online activities. It will be interesting to see how automated ad click browser extensions will affect the online ad arms race. Especially as French publishers are currently planning to sue Eyeo GmbH, the publishers of Adblock. This might obfuscate the meaning of the clicks, but what if it just encourages the ad sellers to claim even higher click-through rates as a selling point?

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Hyundai recalls 42,925 sedans in U.S. for possible brake light issue

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:46
DETROIT (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co is recalling 42,925 sedans in the United States due to potentially faulty brake lights, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.

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Egyptian judge jails democracy activist for three years for 'insulting court'

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:44
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian pro-democracy activist Ahmed Douma was sentenced to three years in jail on Tuesday after he accused the judge of bias and denounced his trial on charges of violence against the state as political.
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Review mass-snoop laws regularly, says RIPA daddy Blunkett

The Register - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:28
Ex-home sec rants about 'traitor and thief Philip Snowden' ... who he?

Every Parliament must conduct a "complete review" of the controversial Regulation Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) as a safeguard against the expansion of its use, former home secretary David Blunkett said today.…

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India clamps down on unregistered taxis after Uber rape claim

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:10
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India ordered state governments to halt the operations of all unregistered, web-based taxi companies on Tuesday after a female passenger reported she was raped in New Delhi by a driver contracted to U.S. cab company Uber.

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Stealthy Linux Trojan May Have Infected Victims For Years

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:10
An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs have uncovered an extremely stealthy trojan for Linux systems that attackers have been using to siphon sensitive data from governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world. The malware may have sat unnoticed on at least one victim computer for years, although Kaspersky Lab researchers still have not confirmed that suspicion. The trojan is able to run arbitrary commands even though it requires no elevated system privileges.

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Reset root password in Linux

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-12-09 08:00

 blackmoreops: Forgetting root password is a hassle

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NSA Hacking of Cell Phone Networks

Schneier on Security - Tue, 2014-12-09 07:33
The Intercept has published an article -- based on the Snowden documents -- about AURORAGOLD, an NSA surveillance operation against cell phone network operators and standards bodies worldwide. This is not a typical NSA surveillance operation where agents identify the bad guys and spy on them. This is an operation where the NSA spies on people designing and building a...
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