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Submission + - Square Reader to Credit Card Skimmer in 10 minutes

arit writes: Three recent Boston University grads demonstrate software and hardware attacks on the Square Reader used by many mobile vendors to process credit card transactions. One of the attacks converts a standard reader into an efficient credit card skimmer with very little effort.

Submission + - Starting Now at Netflix: Unlimited Maternity and Paternity Leave

vivaoporto writes: Netflix announced this tuesday that, during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption, employees will be able to take off however long they feel they need to.

They can return on a full- or part-time basis, and even take subsequent time off later in the year if needed. Netflix will "keep paying them normally,"

The TIME comments that this Netflix’s policy "deserves high marks for extending leave to fathers, as well as understanding that the entire first year after childbirth can be challenging for new parents".

Submission + - US Military Soon Able to Copy & 3D Print Exact Replicas of Bones & Limbs (3dprint.com)

ErnieKey writes: The US military is working with technology that will allow them to create exact virtual replicas of their soldiers. Then in case of an injury, these replicas, which are created using x-rays, MRI and Ultrasound technology, will be able to be restored for surgeons to 3D print both exact medical models for rebuilding the injured patient's body and even 3D print exact replica implants. Could we all one day soon have virtual backups of ourselves that we can access and have new body parts 3D printed on demand? It appears as though we are getting closer.

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