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+ - Supreme Court rejects appeal by Google over Street View data collection

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Supreme Court declined to throw out a class-action lawsuit against Google for sniffing Wi-Fi networks with its Street View cars. The justices left intact a federal appeals court ruling that the U.S. Wiretap Act protects the privacy of information on unencrypted in-home Wi-Fi networks. Several class-action lawsuits were filed against Google shortly after the company acknowledged that its Street View cars were accessing email, Web-surfing history and other data on unencrypted Wi-Fi networks. A Google spokesman said the company was disappointed that the Supreme Court had declined to hear the case."

+ - Really? UMB Now Requires Microsoft or Apple Products for online Banking?!->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Just logged into UMB and got a new updated Online Banking Agreement which included (new items in italcs):
E-sign Consent

In order to access your Account(s) through online banking, you must agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement (which includes this E-sign Consent). You consent to receive the Agreement electronically, including any update or amendment to the Agreement that we make from time to time, by clicking on the “I Agree” button below.

In order to review the Agreement in electronic form, you will need a personal computer, tablet or other electronic device and the ability to download and print. Your computer must have an operating system from Microsoft or Apple that is generally supported in the marketplace by the software developer, and a browser of your selection supported by your operating system that can successfully access and interact with normal online banking functionality, including the ability to transmit and receive financial information through encryption software typically used in the banking industry. We currently support recent versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer®, Mozilla Firefox®, Google ChromeTM and Safari®... Failure to accept will prevent your future access to Online Banking"

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+ - Scientific American's silencing of a blogger->

Submitted by Lasrick
Lasrick (2629253) writes "This is pretty astonishing: Danielle N. Lee, Ph.D, the Urban Scientist blogger at Scientific American, has been mistreated twice: once by the blog editor at biology-online.org and now by SciAm itself. The blog editor asked Dr. Lee to contribute a blog post at Biology-Online, and when she declined (presumably for lack of monetary compensation), the blog editor asked her whether she was "an urban scientist or an urban whore." Wow. Then, SciAm deleted her blog post, in which she wrote about the incident. Very disappointing."
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+ - Irony: iPhone 5S Users Reporting Blue Screen of Death->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "It's been a long time since many have seen a dreaded "blue screen of death" (BSoD), but it's back and in the in the most unlikeliest of places. Oddly enough, some Apple iPhone 5S owners are reporting BSoD errors, though they're a little different from the ones you may remember seeing on Windows desktops. Rather than spit out an obscure error code with a generic description, some iPhone 5S devices are suddenly turning blue before automatically restarting. The Numbers app in Apple's iWork suite, a free program with new iPhones, seems to be the primary cause, though BSoD behavior has also been observed in other applications, according to complaints in Apple's support forum."
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+ - Why People Born After 1995 Can't Understand the Book '1984'->

Submitted by sandbagger
sandbagger (654585) writes "If you're under 20, you've grown up with the internet and after the cold war. People who are older than that grew up in a world where there was privacy and 1984 was a cautionary tale about having cameras in your house recording everything. The writers of the humour magazine discuss the generation gap in this podcast."
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+ - Pastafarian wins battle to wear Colander ..->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Castillo is the first American to successfully have his government-issued photo identification taken while wearing a colander, though DPS officials are reportedly planning to follow up with Castillo in order to "rectify" the situation. Others have tried unsuccessfully, and Castillo told KLBK that he was surprised at his victory, which he called a "political and religious milestone for all atheists everywhere.""
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+ - France to open preliminary investigation about PRISM program->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Paris' prosecutor office opened a preliminary investigation after a complaint by two associations of human rights who hope to determine the roles played by companies in the context of espionage. Two million communications (phone calls, SMS ans mails) are said to have been intercepted in France by US agencies."
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