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Exclusive: South Korea's Park says door open for talks with North

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:36
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye, thwarted so far in ambitious plans to begin the process of reunifying the Korean peninsula, said the door is open for talks with the North during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.
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Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:28
ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.






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What To Expect With Windows 9

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:21
snydeq writes: Two weeks before the its official unveiling, this article provides a roundup of what to expect and the open questions around Windows 9, given Build 9834 leaks and confirmations springing up all over the Web. The desktop's Start Menu, Metro apps running in resizable windows on the desktop, virtual desktops, Notification Center, and Storage Sense, are among the presumed features in store for Windows 9. Chief among the open questions are the fates of Internet Explorer, Cortana, and the Metro Start Screen. Changes to Windows 9 will provide an inkling of where Nadella will lead Microsoft in the years ahead. What's your litmus test on Windows 9?

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Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:14
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.






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U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq

Reuters: Technology - Tue, 2014-09-16 18:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission.
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:40
New submitter hmcd31 writes: In a new paper for Brookings' series on the future of civilian robotics, University of Washington Law Professor Ryan Calo argues the need for a Federal Robotics Commission. With advancements such as driverless cars and drones taking to the roads and skies, Calo sees a need for a government agency to monitor these changes. His paper details many benefits a robotics commission could bring, from funding to assisting in law and policy issues. The policies developed by this FRC are argued to be particularly important, as their impact in creating an early infrastructure for robotics could create an environment that lets the technology grow even more.

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Digia Spins Off Qt As Subsidiary

Slashdot - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:22
DeviceGuru writes: Following through on an announcement from August, Digia has spun off a subsidiary called The Qt Company to unify Qt's commercial and open source efforts, and debuted a low-cost plan for mobile developers. The Linux-oriented Qt cross-platform development framework has had a tumultuous career, having been passed around Scandinavia over the years from Trolltech to Nokia and then from Nokia to Digia. Yet, Qt keeps rolling along in both commercial and open source community versions, continually adding support for new platforms and technologies, and gaining extensive support from mobile developers. Now Qt is its own company, or at least a wholly owned subsidiary under Digia. Finland-based Digia has largely been involved with the commercial versions of Qt since it acquired the platform from Nokia in 2012, but it has also sponsored the community Qt Project as a relatively separate project. Now, both efforts are being unified under one roof at The Qt Company and the new QT.io website, says Digia. Meanwhile, Digia will focus on its larger enterprise software business.

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Ubuntu: 2319-3: OpenJDK 7 update

LinuxSecurity.com - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:21
LinuxSecurity.com: This update provides stability updates for OpenJDK 7.
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US Power Grid Would Not Succumb to Cyber Attack Alone (September 10, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Experts say that a cyber attack alone could not take down the US power grid.......

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Patched IE Flaw Was Used in Attack on US Military Website (September 11, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

One of the Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerabilities patched in Microsoft's September set of security updates was used in an attack on the US veterans of Foreign Wars website to steal sensitive military information.......

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Comcast is Not Disconnecting Tor Users (September 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Comcast says there is no truth to the rumor that it is threatening to disconnect users who connect to Tor.......

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Appeals Court Says NCIS Scan of Civilian Computers Went Too Far (September 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

A US federal appeals court in California ruled that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) overstepped its authority when an NCIS agent used a tool to search for hashed child pornography images on the computers of all Washington state computer users running Gnutella file-sharing software.......

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Air Force Seeking Improved Network Mapping and Analysis Technology (September 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

According to a presolicitation notice, the Air Force is seeking situational awareness technologies to help it see what is happening on its networks.......

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Hospital CIO Shares How They Fought Attacks From Anonymous (September 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Boston Children's Hospital senior vice president for information services and CIO Dr.......

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Open Source Project Aims to Provide Encryption for Communications (September 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

An open source project aimed at providing easy-to-use encryption for email launched on Monday, September 15.......

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Connect.gov Password Consolidation to be Tested Next Month (September 15, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Starting as soon as October 2014, Connect.......

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NIST Releases Draft Guidelines for 3-D Printer Security (September 11, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released draft guidelines for 3-D printer security.......

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Tech Companies Urge Lawmakers to Move Forward with Bill to Amend ECPA (September 10, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

Technology companies are calling on US legislators to pass Email Privacy Act, a bill that would update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which allows law enforcement authorities to search, without a warrant, communications that have been stored in what we now call the Cloud for more than 180 days.......

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DHS Program Will Bring Technologies from Lab to Practice (September 10, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Transition to Practice (TTP) program aims to bring cyber security technology developed at federal laboratories "into the real world.......

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NIST Creates Digital Evidence Subcommittee (September 8, 2014)

SANS NewsBites - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:00

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a new digital evidence/forensic science subcommittee in its Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).......

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