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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:18
An anonymous reader writes Ars reports: "Delaware has become the first state in the U.S .to enact a law that ensures families' rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death." In other states, the social media accounts and email of people who die also die with them since the companies hosting those accounts are not obligated to transfer access even to the heirs of the deceased. In Delaware, however, this is no longer the case. The article notes that even if the deceased was a resident of another state, if his/her will is governed by Delaware law, his/her heirs will be allowed to avail of the new law and gain access to all digital assets of the deceased.

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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:18
An anonymous reader writes Ars reports: "Delaware has become the first state in the U.S .to enact a law that ensures families' rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death." In other states, the social media accounts and email of people who die also die with them since the companies hosting those accounts are not obligated to transfer access even to the heirs of the deceased. In Delaware, however, this is no longer the case. The article notes that even if the deceased was a resident of another state, if his/her will is governed by Delaware law, his/her heirs will be allowed to avail of the new law and gain access to all digital assets of the deceased.

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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:18
An anonymous reader writes Ars reports: "Delaware has become the first state in the U.S .to enact a law that ensures families' rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death." In other states, the social media accounts and email of people who die also die with them since the companies hosting those accounts are not obligated to transfer access even to the heirs of the deceased. In Delaware, however, this is no longer the case. The article notes that even if the deceased was a resident of another state, if his/her will is governed by Delaware law, his/her heirs will be allowed to avail of the new law and gain access to all digital assets of the deceased.

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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:18
An anonymous reader writes Ars reports: "Delaware has become the first state in the U.S .to enact a law that ensures families' rights to access the digital assets of loved ones during incapacitation or after death." In other states, the social media accounts and email of people who die also die with them since the companies hosting those accounts are not obligated to transfer access even to the heirs of the deceased. In Delaware, however, this is no longer the case. The article notes that even if the deceased was a resident of another state, if his/her will is governed by Delaware law, his/her heirs will be allowed to avail of the new law and gain access to all digital assets of the deceased.

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EnterpriseDB chucks devs free tools to craft NoSQL web apps with PostgreSQL

The Register - Tue, 2014-08-19 02:01
Prebuilt AWS image comes with all you need preconfigured

Enterprise-class PostgreSQL database vendor EnterpriseDB has launched a free turnkey development environment designed to make it easier for coders to build web applications using PostgreSQL's new NoSQL capabilities.…

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U.S. teen held after mother's body found in Bali tested for pregnancy

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:37
DENPASAR Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police said on Tuesday they have tested a U.S. teen, detained after the discovery of her mother's battered body in a suitcase in Bali, to see if she is pregnant and are awaiting the result.
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Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet

The Register - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:29
Microsoft will move its own IT to the cloud to avoid $200m server bill

Microsoft's Service Deployment and Operations (SDO) team has detailed its scheme to modernise the company's own data centres and says that the result will be lots of – but not all – workloads in the cloud.…

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Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD

The Register - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:01
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'

After several millennia of global dominance, the human species is still uncertain about the motivations of those chickens that choose to cross the road.…

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How to Setup Monitorix – Network and System Monitoring Tool for Linux

Linux Today - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:00

eHowStuff: Monitorix is an open source and lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor network and system resources in linux/UNIX operating system.

Categories: linux, news, open source

NSW to build federated ID management rig for staff, punters

The Register - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:55
Oracle code and kit to be tended by NTT

The Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) will build a federated identity system – or “Identity Hub” - for its many thousands of staff and also for the State's citizens.…

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Red Hat: 2014:1075-01: qemu-kvm: Moderate Advisory

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:44
LinuxSecurity.com: Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix two security issues and three bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security [More...]
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Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel

The Register - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:31
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction

Game developer Dong Nguyen, the man behind Flappy Bird, has revealed the name and look of his next game.…

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e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

The Register - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:02
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'

Brit taxpayers face a £224m bill in cancellation fees after the UK government scrapped a £750m contract for a passenger-checking computer system at its borders.…

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With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:50
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With his trademark top-of-the-lungs, high-fiving, rambunctious enthusiasm, former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans on Monday, promising a new era for the NBA team after former owner Donald Sterling was banned for life over racist remarks.
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Google to offer special accounts for kids: report

The Register - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:21
Under 13? You'll be under Google's tender care

Google is reportedly investigating how it can offer accounts to children.…

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Think crypto hides you from spooks on Facebook? THINK AGAIN

The Register - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:03
Traffic fingerprints reveal all, say boffins

Activists just got another reason to worry about what spooks might be able to learn about them, with boffins demonstrating that a decent traffic fingerprint can tell an attacker what's going on, even if an app is defended by encryption.…

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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:03
An anonymous reader writes CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researchers focused on a broad form of gamelike CAPTCHAs, called dynamic cognitive game, or DCG, CAPTCHAs, which challenge the user to perform a gamelike cognitive task interacting with a series of dynamic images. For example, in a "ship parking" DCG challenge, the user is required to identify the boat from a set of moving objects and drag-and-drop it to the available "dock" location. The puzzle is easy for the human user to solve, but may be difficult for a computer program to figure out. The game-like nature may make the process more engaging for the user compared to conventional text-based CAPTCHAs. There are a couple research papers available: "A Three-Way Investigation of a Game-CAPTCHA: Automated Attacks, Relay Attacks and Usability" and "Dynamic Cognitive Game CAPTCHA Usability and Detection of Streaming-Based Farming."

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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:03
An anonymous reader writes CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researchers focused on a broad form of gamelike CAPTCHAs, called dynamic cognitive game, or DCG, CAPTCHAs, which challenge the user to perform a gamelike cognitive task interacting with a series of dynamic images. For example, in a "ship parking" DCG challenge, the user is required to identify the boat from a set of moving objects and drag-and-drop it to the available "dock" location. The puzzle is easy for the human user to solve, but may be difficult for a computer program to figure out. The game-like nature may make the process more engaging for the user compared to conventional text-based CAPTCHAs. There are a couple research papers available: "A Three-Way Investigation of a Game-CAPTCHA: Automated Attacks, Relay Attacks and Usability" and "Dynamic Cognitive Game CAPTCHA Usability and Detection of Streaming-Based Farming."

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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:03
An anonymous reader writes CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researchers focused on a broad form of gamelike CAPTCHAs, called dynamic cognitive game, or DCG, CAPTCHAs, which challenge the user to perform a gamelike cognitive task interacting with a series of dynamic images. For example, in a "ship parking" DCG challenge, the user is required to identify the boat from a set of moving objects and drag-and-drop it to the available "dock" location. The puzzle is easy for the human user to solve, but may be difficult for a computer program to figure out. The game-like nature may make the process more engaging for the user compared to conventional text-based CAPTCHAs. There are a couple research papers available: "A Three-Way Investigation of a Game-CAPTCHA: Automated Attacks, Relay Attacks and Usability" and "Dynamic Cognitive Game CAPTCHA Usability and Detection of Streaming-Based Farming."

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Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:03
An anonymous reader writes CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researchers focused on a broad form of gamelike CAPTCHAs, called dynamic cognitive game, or DCG, CAPTCHAs, which challenge the user to perform a gamelike cognitive task interacting with a series of dynamic images. For example, in a "ship parking" DCG challenge, the user is required to identify the boat from a set of moving objects and drag-and-drop it to the available "dock" location. The puzzle is easy for the human user to solve, but may be difficult for a computer program to figure out. The game-like nature may make the process more engaging for the user compared to conventional text-based CAPTCHAs. There are a couple research papers available: "A Three-Way Investigation of a Game-CAPTCHA: Automated Attacks, Relay Attacks and Usability" and "Dynamic Cognitive Game CAPTCHA Usability and Detection of Streaming-Based Farming."

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