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+ - How the NSA sabotaged the Internet->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Trust is the world’s most valuable intangible commodity. Economies, political systems, partnerships and marriages rise or fall based on it. All commerce — both online and offline — rests on it. And yet the US’s National Security Agency (NSA) is actively and recklessly undermining the fabric of trust that holds the Internet together."
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+ - Best Country to Register Consumer Devices?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I country-hop. I've lived in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and visit those places frequently. I am more concerned about privacy rights than warranty issues. When I buy a new device (game system, phone, etc.), it often asks me my country of residence. What is the most privacy-friendly country I can currently pick (from the standard limited selection, so Sealand and Antarctica are off the table)?"

+ - Belgian ISPs blocking torrent sites, complains are accepted by fax !

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As stated by http://torrentfreak.com/belgian-isps-quietly-expand-torrent-site-blockade-130828/ , Belgian IPs are now blocking more and more P2P sites in a (most likely) vain attempt to counter illegal P2P. The fun thing here is they redirect to a page which says:
"If you are the owner or administrator of this website and you consider to be wrongly redirected, you can report this by fax at +32(0)2/733.56.16"
I’m not quite sure what is more unlikely: that owners of such P2P sites would still have a fax, or that they would freely report to authorities."
Iphone

+ - Fully-assembled iPhone 5 gets pictured side-by-side with iPhone 4->

Submitted by brocket66
brocket66 (2712505) writes "French blog Nowhereelse.fr has released another batch of pictures comparing the next-generation iPhone with the previous iPhone models and this time the device appears to be fully assembled. As expected, the new iPhone is longer than previous models with a four-inch display. Some sideways pictures also show that the new iPhone is slightly slimmer than the iPhone 4S and significantly slimmer than the older 3GS model."
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+ - Hyperspectral Cameras Used to Uncover Ancient Mysteries->

Submitted by cynop
cynop (2023642) writes "Hyperspectral cameras are those that can capture information in the electromagnetic spectrum, far beyond what the human eye — and consumer cameras — can see. American Photo Magazine has a fascinating feature that tells of how researchers around the world are using the cameras to uncover century and millennium-old mysteries:

The historic discoveries are just getting started. No one yet knows how much researchers and scholars will find with this new generation of hyperspectral technology. More than a hundred years ago, in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, archeologists found piles of illegible papyrus. Recently, University of Oxford researchers found that they contained fragments of a lost tragedy by the ancient author Sophocles, of whose plays only seven were known to have survived. New imaging methods have also found portions of a poem by Archilochus that reveal new details about the genesis of the Trojan War. The research at St. Catherine’s could settle long-standing debates over the origins and foundation of some of the world’s major religions."

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Biotech

+ - Stop worrying about embryonic stem cells – they may not be needed any more->

Submitted by cylonlover
cylonlover (1921924) writes "There are ongoing moral and ethical battles concerning the farming and application of human embryonic stem cells in medical research and applications. Without judging any of the viewpoints represented in the fracas, it is clear that the stem cell world would be a friendlier place if the harvesting of embryonic stem cells were not necessary. Toward this goal, Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to turn the clock back on blood cells, restoring them to a primitive stem cell state from which they can then develop into any other type of cell in the body."
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+ - Funky Flying Wing Rotates 90degrees to go Supersonic->

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Big Hairy Ian
Big Hairy Ian writes "An aircraft that resembles a four-point ninja star could go into supersonic mode by simply turning 90 degrees in midair. The unusual "flying wing" concept has won $100,000 in NASA funding to trying becoming a reality for future passenger jet travel.

The supersonic, bidirectional flying wing idea comes from a team headed by Ge-Chen Zha, an aerospace engineer at Florida State University. He said the fuel-efficient aircraft could reach supersonic speeds without the thunderclap sound produced by a sonic boom — a major factor that previously limited where the supersonic Concorde passenger jet could fly over populated land masses."

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Programming

+ - Can we live without JAVA, HTML5, FLASH etc?

Submitted by NSN A392-99-964-5927
NSN A392-99-964-5927 (1559367) writes "I was wondering is it really possible to live without Java, HTML 5, Flash etc? I ask because back in my day the best way was to keep things simple.

The more developments the more security issues and yet again another security patch. I therefore wanted to ask users what you really feel about this? It seems like a dog chasing it's tail and there is no end in sight.

Do you now also think that coders/developers are being manipulated by marketing and advertisers to try and sell you something more (Part with your cash).

The question is do I feel alone in this respect? or is simplicity the best after all. Hell me landed men on the Moon with less than 2MB of RAM!"
Patents

+ - Tokyo court deals win for Samsung->

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AmiMoJo
" rel="nofollow">AmiMoJo writes "A court in Tokyo has ruled that Samsung Electronics did not infringe on a patent was related to transferring media content between devices. Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji dismissed the case filed by Apple in August, finding that Samsung was not in violation of Apple patents related to synchronising music and video data between devices and servers."
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