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+ - Unknown Mathematician Proves Surprising Property of Prime Numbers->

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PantherSE (588973) writes "

On April 17, a paper arrived in the inbox of Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline’s preeminent journals. Written by a mathematician virtually unknown to the experts in his field — a 50-something lecturer at the University of New Hampshire named Yitang Zhang — the paper claimed to have taken a huge step forward in understanding one of mathematics’ oldest problems, the twin primes conjecture.

Other than the groundbreaking discovery, this is a story of "someone whose talents had been so overlooked after he earned his doctorate in 1992 that he had found it difficult to get an academic job, working for several years as an accountant and even in a Subway sandwich shop" whose persistence has finally paid off."
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Transportation

+ - FAA Urges Maintenance Of Manual Flight Skills->

Submitted by PantherSE
PantherSE (588973) writes "This might not be standard slashdot topic, but I think those of us in IT appreciates that automation only works best when the "golden path" is followed. The reason why you have 2 trained people in front of the plane is so they can take over when the autopilot decides the plane has left the "golden path". Problem is when they don't get a chance to practice, they get rusty; except you never want them rusty."
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Privacy

+ - California Medicaid department publishes 14K SSNs on public website->

Submitted by PantherSE
PantherSE (588973) writes "The State of California's Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has acknowledged that it accidentally published 14,000 Social Security numbers online for nine days last month.

Between HIPPA, PCI, and the many initiatives out there, one would think these type of issues are a thing of the past."

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Google

+ - Iran threatens legal action against Google for not labeling Persian Gulf->

Submitted by PantherSE
PantherSE (588973) writes "From the article:
Iran has threatened legal action against Google for not labeling the Persian Gulf on its maps.
"Toying with modern technologies in political issues is among the new measures by the enemies against Iran, (and) in this regard, Google has been treated as a plaything," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Thursday, according to state-run Press TV.
He added that "omitting the name Persian Gulf is (like) playing with the feelings and realities of the Iranian nation.""

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Security

+ - SPAM: A Syrian Man-In-The-Middle Attack against Facebook

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PantherSE writes "Yesterday [the Electronic Frontier Foundation] learned of reports that the Syrian Telecom Ministry had launched a man-in-the-middle attack against the HTTPS version of the Facebook site. The attack is ongoing and has been seen by users of multiple Syrian ISPs. [They] cannot confirm the identity of the perpetrators."
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