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+ - Tivo admins email security breach->

Submitted by MoeDrippins
MoeDrippins (769977) writes "I received the following email from Tivo this morning:

TiVo® Service Announcement

Dear TiVo Customer,

Today we were informed by our email service provider that your email address was exposed due to unauthorized access of their system. Our email service provider deploys emails on our behalf to customers who have opted into email-based communications from us.

We were advised by our email service provider that the information that was obtained was limited to first name and/or email addresses only. Your service and any other personally identifiable information were not at risk and remain secure.

Please note, it is possible you may receive spam email messages as a result. We want to urge you to be cautious when opening links or attachments from unknown third parties.

We regret this has taken place and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We take your privacy very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information.

If you have unsubscribed in the past, there is no need to unsubscribe again. Your preferences will remain in place.

Sincerely,
The TiVo Team"

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+ - Top Gear fights back at Tesla->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Top Gear's producer Andy Wilman responds to Tesla's lawsuit: 'We never said that the Tesla’s true range is only 55 miles, as opposed to their own claim of 211, or that it had actually ran out of charge. In the film our actual words were: “We calculated that on our track it would run out after 55 miles”.'

Interesting points, and as far as I can remember also correct. But I'm assuming Tesla is going the get the PR they want on this regardless of any court rulings."

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+ - Scientists Develop New Method to Improve Passwords->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Scientists at Max-Planck-Institute for Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany have developed a novel method to improve password security. A strong long password is split in two parts. The first part is memorized by a human. The second part is stored as a CAPTCHA-like image of a chaotic lattice system."
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+ - Windows 8 Welcome Screen Looks Very Metro->

Submitted by autospa
autospa (2003166) writes "Microsoft is apparently using some recent design innovations from Windows Phone 7 and Office in early test versions of Windows 8, including aspects of its mobile Metro user interface and Office’s Ribbon. The early design changes tell us that Microsoft will likely be looking for further inspiration for Windows 8 from its mobile and office software — and perhaps elsewhere as well. Windows 7, for the most part, looks like a more polished version of the much reviled Vista. Now it seems like Microsoft may be aiming for a fresh start in Windows 8."
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Comment: Re:Reasons unknown?? (Score 1) 156

by MoeDrippins (#35689490) Attached to: Robots Dive Deep To Solve Airliner Crash Mystery

There was an episode on Nova that posited exactly this. Ultimately, pitot tubes iced over and the plane was unable to determine airspeed so kicked out of autopilot, and the human pilots were too slow to respond with the suggested throttle and pitch settings in such a case.

What amazes me is the incredibly thin window they (speedwise) they have to fly in to be safe. +/- 10kts or something like that.

Comment: Re:Bribery fines are funny (Score 1) 263

by MoeDrippins (#35562074) Attached to: IBM Charged With Bribing Korean, Chinese Officials

> I know what you mean, but what else can you do other than levy a fine?

The gov't and/or judicial arm has a very big carrot in future contracts they could easily withdraw for some period of time; say 5 years? Or, the corresponding stick of prison as someone else mentioned.

I don't necessarily think either of these is practical, but there are other means available.

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