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iOS phone phlaw can UNMASK anonymous social media users

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-02 02:35
Facebook, Google ... nobody read TFM, says security chap

iThing Users can be identified, images of their faces captured and their phones forced to call numbers – all thanks to coding schemes affecting Facebook, Google, and Twitter, among other sites and services, security researchers say.…

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Security rEsrchRs find nu way 2 spot TXT spam

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-02 02:03
Symantec boffins analyse 400,000 TXTs to develop new spam-spotting approach

Symantec boffins reckon it's no longer enough to shield e-mail users from malicious email and that spam and phishing over SMS are now worthy of some decent defences. They've even penned a study to back up the proposition, suggesting that SMS spam could be 97 per cent detectable with a false positive rate as low as 0.02 per cent.…

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SHARE 'N' SINK: OneDrive corrupting Office 2013 files

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-02 01:33
No reports of data loss as MS 'fesses up to mess, but US long weekend delays fix

OneDrive users are complaining that Microsoft's sync 'n' share service corrupts Office 2013 files when they attempt to open them.…

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Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-02 01:08
mdsolar writes with news about further delays to Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor. "Areva-Siemens, the consortium building Finland's biggest nuclear reactor, said on Monday the start date of the much delayed project will be pushed back to late 2018 — almost a decade later than originally planned. Areva-Siemens blamed disagreements with its client Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) over the plant's automation system, the latest blow for a project that has been hit by repeated delays, soaring costs and disputes. "The delays are because the planning of the plant has taken needlessly long," Jouni Silvennoinen, TVO's project head, told Reuters on Monday. "We haven't examined the supplier's detailed schedules yet, but our preliminary view is that we could do better (than 2018)."

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Singapore slings £18k fine at text-spam-spaffing biz owner

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:59
First prosecution under new ‘do not call’ rules

A Singapore tuition agency and its director have become the first to be prosecuted and fined under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into force on 2 January 2014.…

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Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:41
(Reuters) - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.






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Burger King has maneuvered to cut U.S. tax bill for years

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:11
LONDON (Reuters) - Burger King may have taken a lot of flack in the past week for a deal that should curb its U.S. tax bill but in many ways it is consistent with the burger chain’s aggressive tax-reduction strategies in recent years.
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Insider traders in U.S. face longer prison terms, Reuters analysis shows

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. judges are imposing increasingly long prison terms for insider trading, a Reuters analysis shows. The rise is at least partly driven by the bigger profits being earned through the illegal schemes, defense lawyers said.






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Apple, FBI: YES we're looking into the NAKED CELEBRITY PICS. Aren't you?

The Register - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:03
But we will shut our eyes if we happen to see any

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Apple are examining the theft of a large cache of naked celebrity photos, thought by many to perhaps have been snaffled from the fruity firm's iCloud backup silos.…

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Doubts over whether Detroit bankruptcy plan gets job done

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:02
DETROIT Reuters) - Detroit’s plan to recover from bankruptcy includes several blueprints for a new future. The only problem is the city, the largest ever to file for bankruptcy, is still a long way from financially healthy and its restructuring plans leave little room for error.
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7 Things You Can Do With The Xposed Framework on a Rooted Android Phone or Tablet

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:00

HowToGeek: The Xposed Framework is a way to make system-level changes to your Android operating system without installing a custom ROM.

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Hong Kong police arrest 19 in pro-democracy scuffles

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:19
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police said on Tuesday they arrested 19 people during scuffles with pro-democracy activists prompted by China's decision not to allow the Asian financial hub to choose its next leader.
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:09
storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the difficulties of using Linux on a multitude of motherboards. My question: if MSI, Gigabyte, Asus (and by extension Asrock) are out, who's left and are they any good? I'd like to build a (probably dual-boot, but don't know for sure) gaming and 'other' high-end machine with one of the above chips, so we're talking Z97 or X99; however, these stories seem to point to the problems being Windows-isms in the BIOS/UEFI structures rather than actual hardware incompatibility, combined with a lousy attitude (despite the Steam Linux distro being under development).

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South Korea's top wireless carrier builds Internet of Eels

The Register - Mon, 2014-09-01 22:58
Sensors to keep farm tanks comfy to stop the eels shrieking

Eels, a staple in many world cuisines, are apparently more sensitive to their environment when grown in aquaculture facilities than they are in the wild, so South Korean farmers are turning to industrial automation to give them a hand.…

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