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+ - Signs point to XKCD's time ending

Submitted by CaptSlaq
CaptSlaq (1491233) writes "According to the current imagery, it looks like Randal Munroe has finished the story he was telling with the Time series. The long running series that has spanned over 3000 images and spawned multiple methods of viewing and comment appears to have come to an end."

+ - Judge Denies Obama Administration Request to Delay NSA Hearing->

Submitted by sl4shd0rk
sl4shd0rk (755837) writes "Federal Judge William Pauley has dismissed an Obama Administration request to delay a hearing on Verizon/NSA data sifting. The ACLU has argued that the sifting is not authorized by statute and even if it were it would still be unconstitutional. The Obama Administration requested the delay on the grounds it needed more time to search through it's classified material to determine what was suitable for disclosure."
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+ - Lenovo computers banned from top secret networks->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Since Lenovo bought out IBM's PC division its computers have been blacklisted by the secret services of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand because evidence was found that security vulnerabilities had been left hidden, which could have allowed "back door" entry.
It is essentially a fresh example, after Huawei of Western governments refusing to deal with Chinese tech companies due to spying concerns."

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+ - Famed Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies Days Before Black Hat Conference->

Submitted by wiredmikey
wiredmikey (1824622) writes "A shocking and sad day today in the security industry. Well known hacker Barnaby Jack has passed away, sending a shock through the security community. Jack, a famed white hat hacker, was scheduled to present at the Black Hat conference on Tuesday, and present research on vulnerabilities in implantable medical devices.

Shocked reactions hit the Twittersphere on Friday, as many in the industry conveyed their condolences, shock, and even disbelief, hoping new of the death was some sort of hoax.

"I just wake up and heard this, really sad, I can't believe this, no words," Cesar Cerrudo, CTO, IOActive Labs, said in an email to SecurityWeek.

Barnaby Jack is probably best known for his ATM hacking demonstrations, which he likes to refer as “Jackpotting”, and has performed at a few conferences, including a demonstration at Black Hat 2010 that got media attention around the world.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office told to Reuters that Jack had died in San Francisco on Thursday, but did not provide additional details."

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