writes: The Russian Federal Guard Service (FSO), who are in charge of protecting high level politicians like president Putin (amongst others), are "upgrading" to electric typewriters for writing sensitive documents with. They have found out that computers pose a security risk and this is their answer to it.
On first sight this seems like a very pragmatic and cost-efficient thing to do. However, the FSO has its roots in the KGB and those were the one's who placed keystroke loggers on the popular IBM Selectric electric typewriter 40 years ago! (http://www.qccglobal.com/news/first-keystroke-logger.php)
So how much safer does this make them?Link to Original Source
writes: The BBC reports that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated: [Snowden] had not crossed the Russian border. "We are in no way involved with either Mr Snowden, his relations with US justice, nor to his movements around the world," Mr Lavrov said. Correspondents say Mr Lavrov's comments suggest that Mr Snowden remained airside after landing in Moscow, and so has technically never entered Russian territory.
So where is Snowden now? The Dutch comic "Fokke & Sukke" have a tip for Snowden: If you dont want to be tried at an American court there is only one place to go: Guantanamo Bay. http://foksuk.nl/Link to Original Source
writes: There is a lot of technology involved in sailing these day's. EPIRB, FHV-DSC, GPS, NAVTEX, Inmarsat, fishfinders/depth sounders, different kinds of radar (with MARPA or ATA) you name it and there are dozens of manufacturers out there willing to provide, all of them with a range of different products. Right now I am planning a round-the-world-trip and my ship (an 18 meter skerry-cruiser sailing yacht) is in its early construction phase, so I need to shop for some hi-tech gear and basically I got lost in all the possibilities.
What kind of hardware would you recommend as necessary for a trip of this kind? What would you have installed in your ship in order to have a safe trip?
writes: The nobel prize is also affected by the global economic crises. According to the Stockholm News, the prize went down from 10 milion Swedish Krona to 8 million Swedish Krona due to investments in stocks that went down.Link to Original Source
writes: from the hurrychangeyourpasswordquickly dept.
The passwords of 6,5 million LinkedIn accounts are published on a Russian website. The passwords are SHA1 hashed, and no further account details are provided according to the Norwegian site Dagensit. It seems that 240.000 passwords are already cracked. Linkedin has about 161 million users.
(Google translate Here: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dagensit.no%2Farticle2411857.ece&act=url
Original here: http://www.dagensit.no/article2411857.eceLink to Original Source
writes: A Dutch based company from Groningen is trying to create a potato race that is able to survive in a saline environment. The first test-batch is just lifted on the island Texel and seem to be in good shape. The company states that rising sea-levels will create a demand for halophile crops.
TFA in Dutch: http://www.rtvnoord.nl/nieuws/nieuws.asp?pid=93291
The company (only in Dutch): http://www.dbiemondbv.nl/home.html
I do wonder if one still has to put salt on ones potatoes when they are grown in salt water...
writes: Since the /. story about Googles CEO E. Schmidt considering people as bad guy`s if they want a little privacy (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/12/08/0127219/Google-CEO-Says-Privacy-Worries-Are-For-Wrongdoers) I started thinking. After long deliberation and discussions with friends I decided to abolish Google completely for personal use. Yeah, call me a wrongdoer, I dont really care ;-)
Now I wanted to ask /. what the best replacement is for searching, webbased mail, watching video clips, etcetera.