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How to mount an LVM partition on Linux

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-05-21 14:00

 xmodulo: LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. T

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404 Boss not found, ICANN CEO suddenly quits

The Register - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:57
Surprise decision will likely see Fadi Chehade leave before critical transition

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has surprised the internet community by announcing he will step down from the job after just three years in the post.…

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Stanford Researcher Finds Little To Love In Would-Be Hacker Marketplace

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:46
An anonymous reader writes: What if there were an Uber for hackers? Well, there is. It's called Hacker's List, and it made the front page of the New York Times this year. Anyone can post or bid on an 'ethical' hacking project. According to new Stanford research, however, the site is a wreck. 'Most requests are unsophisticated and unlawful, very few deals are actually struck, and most completed projects appear to be criminal.' And it gets worse. 'Many users on Hacker's List are trivially identifiable,' with an email address or Facebook account. The research dataset includes thousands of individuals soliciting federal crimes.

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Detroit prosecutors join criminal probe of Takata over air bags

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:30
DETROIT (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally.
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CareFirst Admits More Than a Million Customer Accounts Were Exposed In Security Breach

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:04
An anonymous reader writes with news, as reported by The Stack, that regional health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has confirmed a breach which took place last summer, and may have leaked personal details of as many as 1.1 million of the company's customers: "The Washington D.C.-based firm announced yesterday that the hack had taken place in June last year. CareFirst said that the breach had been a 'sophisticated cyberattack' and that those behind the crime had accessed and potentially stolen sensitive customer data including names, dates of birth, email addresses and ID numbers. All affected members will receive letters of apology, offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity threat protection as compensation, CareFirst said in a statement posted on its website." Free credit monitoring is pretty weak sauce for anyone who actually ends up faced with identity fraud.

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Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:00

 The VAR Guy: Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system.

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Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-05-21 13:00

 The VAR Guy: Russia may soon adopt the Linux- and Mer-based SailFishOS as the basis for a home-grown mobile and smartphone operating system.

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How to mount an LVM partition on Linux

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:44

 xmodulo: LVM is a logical volume management tool which allows you to manage disk space using the notion of logical volumes and volume groups. T

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Take Two Sues BBC Over Drama About GTA Development

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:22
An anonymous reader writes: Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is suing the BBC for trademark infringement over its planned "making of GTA" drama, Game Changers. The 90-minute movie was created without the involvement of the studio, which rarely comments on the GTA series' development outside of organised press events. (It is expected that it will draw upon the public conflict between Sam Houser and notorious anti-gaming crank Jack Thompson, via the expose "Jacked" by David Kushner.) After direct negotiations with the BBC failed, Take Two brought suit to "ensure that [their] trademarks are not misused." The details of the suit, Rockstar's objections, and the penalties sought, are not yet known.

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Google Reveals the Problem With Password Security Questions

LinuxSecurity.com - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:12
LinuxSecurity.com: Using one guess, an attacker has a 19.7 percent chance of guessing an English speaking user loves pizza, according to Google's findings, which looked at hundreds of millions of questions and answers for account recovery claims.
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75 Open Source Cloud Computing Apps

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:00

 Datamation: The open source community offers apps that can help you build and manage your own cloud as well as apps available on a SaaS basis.

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Burundi ruling party youth rattles nerves in ethnic tinderbox

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:51
NGOZI, Burundi (Reuters) - In the Burundian president's rural stronghold, his party's youth wing dismisses the fears of those who have fled the east African nation that it is gathering arms and sharpening knives for a new bout of ethnic bloodletting.







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Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:35
MojoKid writes: Asus just finally made their ZenFone 2 available for sale in the US. It's an Intel-powered smartphone running Android Lollipop that's compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, and other cellular networks that utilize GSM technology, like Straight Talk, MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless among others.The device is packing a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 (2.3GHz) with PowerVR G6430 graphics and 4GB of RAM, along with Intel 7262 and Intel 2230 modem tech, a 5.5" Full HD screen, a 13MP rear camera, dual-SIM support and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The high-end model can be had for only $299, unlocked. A $199 version with 2GB of RAM and a slightly slower Intel Atom Z3560 is also available. In the benchmarks, the Zenfone 2 offers competent though middling performance but considering Asus has priced the ZenFone 2 so aggressively, it's sure to grab some attention at retail with consumers looking for a contract-free commitment.

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In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:11
harrymcc writes: In 1984, Apple launched the Apple IIc computer. As part of its promotion, it produced a video with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and other employees talking about company's founding and the creation of the Apple I and Apple II computers. Over at Fast Company, I've shared this remarkable, little-seen bit of history. It's full of goodies, from images of Jobs and Wozniak wearing remarkably Apple Watch-like timepieces to evocative photos of early computer stores.

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Spotify smashing new media paradigms with something called ‘video’

The Register - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:05
Swede streamer was once all about the music, man

Streaming music pioneer Spotify wants to broaden its appeal beyond music buffs by incorporating podcasts, video, and Pandora-style personal “radio stations” into its music service.…

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Open source is about more than cost savings

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:00

The move to open source technology is a much more fundamental shift, and represents a trend that is starting to cross industries,

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Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:54
New submitter JoSch1337 writes: After a year and a half of development, the Neo900 project now opened its web shop for the down payments of binding pre-orders for either a full Neo900 phone or the bare circuit board to upgrade an existing Nokia N900. The up-front down payment is necessary to now secure expensive "risk parts" like the modem, 1GB RAM and N900 cases. Thus, without pre-ordering now, there might not be enough parts left after the first batch. The Neo900 is the spritual successor of the Nokia N900. The new circuit board can be placed into an existing N900 for better specs (faster CPU, more RAM, LTE modem) than the original device while still maintaining fremantle (maemo 5) backwards compatibility. Alternatively, a fully assembled phone can be purchased as well. The Neo900 will be fully operational without any binary blob running on the main CPU. While the modem still requires a non-free firmware, it is completely decoupled from the rest of the device (think of a LTE usb stick you put in your laptop) and can reliably be monitored or switched off by the operating system. You can follow the development of the project in the maemo forum, read about the specs of the device or consult the FAQ

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Russia offers military aid to Iraq during PM visit

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:35
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia offered visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi military and other aid on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have made further sweeping gains in both Iraq and Syria this week.







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Apple announces 'Home' iOS 9 app to run the Internet of Stuff

The Register - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:25
Managing things in the Internet of Things is a thing, y'know

As humanity lumbers towards its techno-utopian future, Apple's clever-clogs have put together an iOS 9 app called "Home".…

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US Proposes Tighter Export Rules For Computer Security Tools

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:10
itwbennett writes: The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools and could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license. The proposal would modify rules added to the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2013 that limit the export of technologies related to intrusion and traffic inspection. The definition of intrusion software would also encompass 'proprietary research on the vulnerabilities and exploitation of computers and network-capable devices,' the proposal said.

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