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+ - Facebook API Flaw Exposes Events To Strangers-> 2

Submitted by Stoobalou
Stoobalou (1774024) writes "(from the we-know-what-you-did-last-wednesday dept)

Facebook's new Graph API is publicly exposing user information according to an eagle-eyed blogger.

Ka-Ping Yee (AKA Zestyping) says that he recently discovered something strange while 'playing' with the social notworking site's new Graph API.

"The API was showing a list of my events," says Yee, "and it seemed that anyone could get this list. Today, I spent a while checking to make sure I wasn't crazy. I didn't opt in for this. I even tried setting all my Privacy Settings for maximum privacy. But Facebook is still exposing the list of events I've attended, and maybe your events too.""

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+ - Sony Sued Over Linux Removal On PS3->

Submitted by zepo1a
zepo1a (958353) writes "Snip from article: "Court files reveal that Sony will appear in court on August 25th and September 1st, 2010 to face the charges brought against them. In a http://ia331218.us.archive.org/2/items/gov.uscourts.cand.226894/gov.uscourts.cand.226894.1.0.pdf seventeen page long case file, everything is carefully documented about the feature being touted as a key component of the PS3 and why it was unlawful to remove the feature from current PS3 units. In the case filing, the plaintiffs claims the removal of the 'OS' feature causes them to lose money and that Sony changed the system settings and more."
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Comment: Common objects (Score 1, Insightful) 69

by arigram (#28598253) Attached to: Sony Files Patent On "Any-Object" Motion Control
Other "common" objects that would be just asking to be used in a game: - Swords, knives - Batons, staves, nunchucks - Guns, rifles - insert lethal weapon of your choice here) I mean, you're playing an FPS or an RPG and you can use any item as a controller? Who can resist going overboard with realism!
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+ - Governments warned about Office 2007 ODF support->

Submitted by omz
omz (834760) writes "The ODF Alliance has prepared a Fact Sheet for governments and others interested in how Microsoft's SP2 for Office 2007 handles ODF. The report revealed "serious shortcomings that, left unaddressed, would break the open standards based interoperability that the marketplace, especially governments, is demanding"."
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+ - FAA's Air Traffic Control Apps Highly Vulnerable

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nandemoari
nandemoari writes "A government audit has found more than 3,800 vulnerabilities were reportedly found in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) web-based air traffic control system applications. 763 of the vulnerabilities are high-risk and some could put air travelers at risk. The FAA has been using commercial software and Internet Protocol-based technologies in order to modernize ATC systems, moving away from the proprietary software the systems were originally developed for. The report (PDF) determined that the ATC's web-based applications aren't secured from attacks or unauthorized access and pose a higher risk to the FAA's ATC system."
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Slashdot's Disagree Mail 202

Posted by samzenpus
from the well-here's-your-problem dept.
Slashdot has one of the best discussion systems there is. It's grown and adapted over the years to meet various challenges and suit the needs of our users. A lot of time and effort has gone into it and we are always open to user input to help make it better. Some of our best ideas start as user suggestions and we appreciate the feedback. Of course they can't all be gems and sometimes the suggestions we get are unworkable or just bizarre. Here are a few of my favorite unhelpful, helpful suggestions.

Comment: Meaning of the Hacker's text (Score 2, Informative) 445

by arigram (#24984977) Attached to: Greek Hackers Target CERN's LHC
If you're interested to know, the text the hackers left is a childish rant against others that they claim pretend to be l33t but are not unlike them. Pretty stereotypical hacker/cracker message since the dawn of machines. Probably every hacking group in history has written such a message claiming superiority over lazy, unskilled pretenders. It actually has nothing to do with the LHC. The only reason they hacked this site was because as they state was going to be popular, thus a good place to advertise their rant and group.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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