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North Korea blames U.S. for Internet outages, calls Obama 'monkey'

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-12-28 02:40
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea called U.S. President Barack Obama a "monkey" and blamed Washington on Saturday for Internet outages it has experienced during a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures.
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AirAsia flight carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore missing: officials

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:16
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An AirAsia flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday after the pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, Indonesian officials said.






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In U.S.-Cuba prisoner swap, mystery surrounds the unnamed 53

Reuters: Technology - Sun, 2014-12-28 01:13
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's most prominent dissidents say they have been kept in the dark by U.S. officials over a list of 53 political prisoners who will be released from jail as part of a deal to end decades of hostility between the United States and Cuba.
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Drunk Drivers in California May Get Mandated Interlock Devices

Slashdot - Sun, 2014-12-28 00:05
Convicted drunk drivers all over California may soon be required to install and pay for the use of ignition interlock devices, at a cost of $50-100 per month, plus installation. Says the article: "State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, wants to expand a program already in place in four California counties, including Alameda, and 24 other states. Under the proposed state law Hill will introduce Monday, anyone convicted of driving under the influence would be required to install an ignition interlock device in their car for six months on a first offense and a year on a second conviction." Though interlock devices could be fitted to check for other conditions as well, the usual case (as described on this Wikipedia page) is that they base the ability to operate a car on blood alcohol content. Already in California, interlock devices are mandatory for those re-arrested for DUI while "driving on a suspended license due to a DUI conviction."

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Strict sharia forces gays into hiding in Indonesia's Aceh

Reuters: Technology - Sat, 2014-12-27 23:00
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Overwhelmed by fear, members of the main gay rights group in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh started burning piles of documents outside their headquarters in late October, worried that the sharia police would raid them at any moment.
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Gentoo: 201412-49 fish: Multiple vulnerabilities

LinuxSecurity.com - Sat, 2014-12-27 22:43
LinuxSecurity.com: Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in fish, the worst of which could result in local privilege escalation or remote arbitrary code execution.
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Debian: 3113-1: unzip: Summary

LinuxSecurity.com - Sat, 2014-12-27 22:06
LinuxSecurity.com: Security Report Summary
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Facebook Apologizes For 'Year In Review' Photos

Slashdot - Sat, 2014-12-27 20:55
Facebook this year showed users a compilation of photos drawn from their own gallery of uploaded images, but the automatic nature of the collation and display of those photos inspired the need for an apology on Facebook's part to at least one reader who was upset by the compiled pictures. That may sound silly, but even innocent data-mashing can touch real nerves. "Eric Meyer, a web design consultant and writer, is one of those people. Earlier this year, he lost his daughter to brain cancer on her sixth birthday. For that reason, Meyer wrote in a blog post, he had actively avoided looking at previews of his own automatically generated summary post. But Facebook put a personalized prompt advertising the feature in his newsfeed, he wrote, prominently featuring the face of his dead daughter -- surrounded by what appears to be clip art figures having a party."

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