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+ - Krita's Second Crowdfunding Campaign Goes Live->

Submitted by vurian
vurian writes: This year, the Krita team is crowdfunding a big speed improvement as well as the development of animation support. Krita is a a free and open source painting application for Linux and Windows, used by professional artists all over the world. This year's slogan is "Let's make Krita faster than Photoshop!".
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+ - Actress Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand, has died.->

Submitted by SternisheFan
SternisheFan writes: Grace Lee Whitney, the actress who played Yeoman Janice Rand on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” reportedly died Friday in her home in Coarsegold, California. No cause of death has been reported. She was 85.

The versatile actress and vocalist was born Mary Ann Chase in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1930. She was adopted by the Whitney family, and as a teenager, began her career in entertainment as a singer and dancer. She eventually became interested in acting and in 1966, clinched a role as Yeoman Janice Rand, a personal assistant to William Shatner's Captain James T. Kirk in the first season of the original “Star Trek” TV series.

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Comment: Re:Which browser? (Score 1) 221

by Z00L00K (#49605945) Attached to: Chrome Passes 25% Market Share, IE and Firefox Slip

So you work with a browser based on Nexus?

The first web browser was invented in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development, and is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation. His browser was called WorldWideWeb and later renamed Nexus.

+ - UK High Court orders block on Popcorn Time->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Five ISPs have been given orders by the UK High Court to restrict access to sites offering downloads of popular movie streaming service Popcorn Time – a move which follows complaints from the Motion Picture Association referring to the software’s use as a platform for viewing pirated content. According to the new regulation, Virgin, BT, Sky, EE and TalkTalk are now required to block access to,, and – all sites which link to Popcorn Time downloads. In the High Court order, Justice Birss cites under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, that the “Popcorn Time application is used in order to watch pirated content on the internet.” Popcorn Time operates as a BitTorrent client, despite its slick user interface, and is used mainly for illegal content – although, as its supporters argue, it is also a handy tool for streaming public domain films. It is unclear how successful the ban will be – the blocked sites are not the only places to find Popcorn Time online. Additionally, at ISP level, it will be challenging to monitor as there is not a single version or developer to seek out, with the code available as open source.
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+ - Mozilla Wants To Deprecate Non-Secure HTTP

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today announced its intent to phase out non-secure HTTP, and that it will be making some proposals to the W3C WebAppSec Working Group soon. Specifically, the company says it is committed to "new development efforts on the secure web and to start removing capabilities from the non-secure web." Richard Barnes, Firefox's security lead, emphasized the company needs to work with the broader Internet community to achieve this ambitious objective. "Since the goal of this effort is to send a message to the web developer community that they need to be secure, our work here will be most effective if coordinated across the web community," Barnes said, and then outlined Mozilla's plans as two-fold, though details on how exactly Firefox will be impacted are still unclear.

+ - FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For 'Stupid' Ideas About Encryption->

Submitted by blottsie
blottsie writes: At a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the FBI endured outright hostility as both technical experts and members of Congress from both parties roundly criticized the law enforcement agency's desire to place so-called back doors into encryption technology.

"Creating a technological backdoor just for good guys is technologically stupid," said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), a Stanford University computer science graduate. "That's just stupid."

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+ - Tweeter account of senior female IS recruiter belongs to someone in Seattle->

Submitted by Taco Cowboy
Taco Cowboy writes: British's Channel 4 has revealed that the tweeter account of the senior female Islamic State recruiter belongs to someone living in Seattle

After Channel 4 has revealed her identity, it is reported that the young female student may have either moved to Saudi Arabia or keeping a low profile inside Denver, Colorado

Tweets from that account reveals that the individual loves American football and enjoys take out food

Why are we continually funding NSA if they do not even know anything about that senior Islamic State recruiter living INSIDE the United States of America?

Furthermore, if that senior female recruiter for Islamic State individual could reside in Seattle for so long without being discovered, and could successfully slip out of the United Sates of America so easily ( to Saudi Arabia ), could it be that that senior female Islamic State recruiter enjoyed inside help from the government of the United States of America all these while?

Why is Obama using NSA to spy on the Christian citizens of America and in the meantime never do anything to curb the terrorist support networks of Islamic States inside the United States of America??

Let us be fully awared that there are still A LOT MORE Islamic State active supporters living inside the United States of America, possibly with some kind of subtle assistance from the Obama Administration

Say *NO* to the White House which supports Islamic Terrorism!!

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+ - UK companies still ill-prepared for Windows Server 2003 migration

Submitted by stephendavion
stephendavion writes: A new survey by cloud firm Exponential-e has found that 35% of UK firms are not well prepared for Windows Server 2003's end of life on July 14 this year. The survey of 100 UK IT professionals also found that 63% don't know what Windows Server 2003's termination means for their business. Exponential-e lead technologist Steven Harrison warned that the significance of this end-of-life milestone should not be underestimated. "In less than 100 days time, there will be no updates to software for Windows Server 2003, which brings serious security and operational risks to an organisation's infrastructure.

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