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+ - E-Detective spy tool used by police and governments has major security holes ->

DavidGilbert99 writes: A "lawful intercept tool" called E-Detective from a Taiwanese based company Decision Group has a major security hole which could allow a hacker to remotely execute code and read all the data captured by the software. Considering over 100 law enforcement agencies and governments around the world use E-Detective, this could be a big problem
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+ - Is Obama's Fitbit a national security risk?->

DavidGilbert99 writes: President Barack Obama couldn't wait for the Apple Watch so bought himself a Fitibit. But after Senator Chuck Schumer's vocal criticism of the fitness tracker just last August, is Obama putting national security at risk by sharing personal information like location, sleep patterns and even his heart rate?
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+ - FBI using tips from Anonymous to track Centcom hackers->

DavidGilbert99 writes: The FBI and Anonymous don't have what you would describe as a close relationship (not in a good way at least) but it seems the agency is actively using information obtained by one member of the hacktivist group to try and track down the hackers behind the attack on Centcom's Twitter and YouTube accounts.
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+ - Nasa's New Horizons Pluto mission powered by chip from original PlayStation->

DavidGilbert99 writes: Nine years after launch Nasa's New Horizons mission to Pluto has been woken up as it approaches the distant planet and it has all been made possible by the same MIPS R3000 micro-processing chip that was the CPU of choice for Sony's original PlayStation — launched in 1994.
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+ - Which is Bigger - Kim Kardashian's Ass or Comet 67P?->

DavidGilbert99 writes: It is a question for the ages, but there is one clear winner in the battle for the hearts and minds of internet users between this week's two biggest stories — the unveiling of Kim Kardashian's naked form in Paper magazine (which promised to "break the internet") and the landing of a washing machine-sizes spacecraft on a speeding comet over 500,000,000km from earth...
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+ - Why Find my iPhone Didn't Help Get My Smartphone or Laptop Back ->

DavidGilbert99 writes: An article in The Verge this week told how Apple's Find my iPhone features works to help recover a stolen smartphone. And while in that particular case it may have, that is not my experience and a disconnect between technology and the police mean the usefulness of the feature is very limited
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