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Submission + - Feds' radios have significant security flaws (wsj.com) 1

OverTheGeicoE writes: The Wall Street Journal has a story describing how the portable radios used by many federal law enforcement agents have major security flaws that allow for easy eavesdropping and jamming. Details are in a new study being released today. The authors of the study were able to intercept hundreds of hours of sensitive traffic inadvertently sent without encryption over the past two years. They also describe how a texting toy targeted at teenage girls can be modified to jam transmissions from the affected radios, either encrypted or not.

Submission + - Right-Wing Extremists Tricked by Trojan Shirts (spiegel.de)

gzipped_tar writes: Fans at a recent right-wing extremist rock festival in Germany thought they were getting free T-shirts that reflected their nationalistic worldview. But after the garment's first wash they discovered otherwise. The original image rinsed away to reveal a hidden message from an activist group. It reads: "If your T-shirt can do it, so can you. We'll help to free you from right-wing extremism."

Submission + - What Happens After the Super-Hero Movie Bubble? (esquire.com)

mattnyc99 writes: In the wake of a not-that-exciting Comic-Con come some (perhaps premature) reports on the so-called "Death of Superheroes" — what one financial group calls "the top of the (comic book) character remonetization cycle." In response, Esquire.com's Paul Schrodt has an interesting look down Hollywood geek road. From the article: "What happens after The Avengers, or Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie — after we've seen all there is to see of the best comic-book blockbusters ever made?"

Submission + - False YouTube DMCA Takedown Grabs Track For Eminem (torrentfreak.com) 2

esocid writes: A couple of weeks ago a track was uploaded to YouTube by the artist Skepta, igniting a somewhat unusual chain of events which now links him to one of the world’s biggest music labels and one of their biggest stars.
The track in question “Dare to Dream” was put up on YouTube last week but inexplicably disappeared, only to be replaced by a copyright complaint notice courtesy of Universal Records.
Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope records, with help from parent company Universal, had YouTube remove the song on copyright grounds using a false DMCA takedown.

Although Universal are taking them down quickly, copies of Skepta's original track are springing up on YouTube and being shared on file-sharing sites.
“So if you’ve already radio ripped my version of ‘Dare To Dream’ this will be the first time I say ‘WELL DONE’,” Skepta concludes.


Submission + - Harvard Prez calls Winklevoss twins "assholes" (edibleapple.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Talking about the Winklevoss twins, former Harvard President Larry Summers didn't mince words.

“One of the things you learn as a college president,” Summers explained, “is that if an undergraduate is wearing a tie and jacket on Thursday afternoon at three o’clock, there are two possibilities. One is that they’re looking for a job and have an interview; the other is that they are an a**hole. This was the latter case."


Zombie Pigs First, Hibernating Soldiers Next Screenshot-sm 193

ColdWetDog writes "Wired is running a story on DARPA's effort to stave off battlefield casualties by turning injured soldiers into zombies by injecting them with a cocktail of one chemical or another (details to be announced). From the article, 'Dr. Fossum predicts that each soldier will carry a syringe into combat zones or remote areas, and medic teams will be equipped with several. A single injection will minimize metabolic needs, de-animating injured troops by shutting down brain and heart function. Once treatment can be carried out, they'll be "re-animated" and — hopefully — as good as new.' If it doesn't pan out we can at least get zombie bacon and spam."

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