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+ - Shutdown could test IT security at federal agencies->

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An anonymous reader writes "A government shutdown that lasts more than a few days could test the ability of federal agencies to protect their information systems against security threats. Several agencies, over the past few days, have released contingency plans showing that they will have to heavily scale down their IT teams to maintain, manage and protect IT infrastructure during a shutdown.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs , for instance, said it will furlough more than 40%, or 3,267, of its 8,026 IT employees in the event of an appropriations lapse. Those remaining will be responsible for functions such as network maintenance and protection, information security and for keeping the data center and enterprise infrastructure running."

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+ - Android root guide->

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An anonymous reader writes "Now a days the android application users are hude in size.If you are an android device users means you may know something about the android rooting guides which used for many purposes to customize and speedup the device for particular device setting.for more info view site"
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+ - Former Microsoft Privacy Chief Doesn't Trust Company, Uses Open Source Software-> 1

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "Microsoft's onetime Chief Privacy Advisor, Caspar Bowden, has come out with a vote of no-confidence in the company's long-term privacy measures and ability or interest to secure user data in the wake of the NSA's PRISM program. From 2002 — 2011, Bowden was in charge of privacy at Microsoft, and oversaw the company's efforts in that area in more than 40 countries, but claims to have been unaware of the PRISM program's existence while he worked at the company. In the two years since leaving Microsoft, Bowden has ceased carrying a cell phone and become a staunch open source user, claiming that he no longer trusts a program unless he can see the source."
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+ - Captain Cyborg is back! Kevin Warwick predicts the future.

Submitted by richi
richi (74551) writes "Kevin Warwick: His name raises extremes of opinion.

For more than a decade, this highly controversial cybernetics professor has been making waves. His high-profile experiments—and even higher-profile claim that he’s the first living cyborg—earned him column inches and unflattering nicknames.

In this Forbes interview, "Captain Cyborg" talks about exploding motorcycles, wireless power, and fish'n'chips."

+ - IBM forms alliance with Google, Nvidia to boost chips unit->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Technology services provider IBM is teaming up with Google and a handful of other tech companies to license IBM's Power chip technology, in an effort to attract more users.

Under the alliance called OpenPower Consortium, IBM and Google — along with Israel's chip designer Mellanox Technologies, U.S. chip-maker Nvidia Corp and Taiwan-based server supplier Tyan Computer Corp — will build server, networking and storage technology based on the chips for cloud data centers.

The hardware and software, previously proprietary to IBM, will be available to open development and it will be licensable to others, IBM said in a statement."

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+ - Firefox 23 finally kills "blink" tag->

Submitted by nk497
nk497 (1345219) writes "The "blink" tag in HTML has at last been laid to rest, with Mozilla removing support for the much-maligned text style in the latest version of the Firefox browser. The blink tag was never officially supported in Internet Explorer or Chrome, but Firefox inherited it from Netscape Navigator. Opera previously supported it as well, though that ended when the Norwegian browser firm flipped from its own Presto engine to, ironically, Chrome's Blink engine. Google has admitted that the Blink engine was named partially after the flashy element, but has promised that its own browser "will never support the blink tag"."
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+ - Vulnerability permits attackers to access Huawei Wi-Fi routers->

Submitted by joshmajetz
joshmajetz (3011331) writes "A security flaw was identified on Huawei B153 3G/UMTS routers. Through this vulnerability attackers can immediately get the configured WPA password for the Wi-Fi network, with no brute forcing required. This device model is manufactured by Huawei, but it is distributed to end-users by a popular ISP, under a different name. Authors did not disclose the name of this ISP, but a quick search on Google for "Huawei B153" does the job."
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+ - AMD Socket FM2 Processor Overclocking Guide->

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An anonymous reader writes "If you like to get a faster PC, or like to save some money when you purchase a new PC without renouncing to play current games, or just having fun to overclock, you can overclock your PC with this new AMD overclocking guide. AMD socket FM2 processors are currently not only very popular due to the low purchase price for an APU with integrated graphics, but these processors reach often also very high overclocking results. This step by step AMD OC guide helps newbies to get an easy entry into overclocking and also provides tips for overclocking enthusiasts how like to get even more out of their AMD FM2 processor. The guide explains in detail how to overclock an AMD Athlon II FM2 CPU or AMD A4, A6, A8, A10 APU with unlocked multiplier or locked multiplier. AMD Socket FM2 Processor Overclocking Guide"
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+ - US tells Vietnam its plans for web censorship breach human rights->

Submitted by DW100
DW100 (2227906) writes "The US has seemingly had an irony bypass after it told Vietnam its plans for new laws banning web users from posting about government activities amounted to human rights abuses. The po-faced stance comes just weeks after revelations the US has been monitoring huge reams of global web communication data under its PRISM programme."
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+ - Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an 'emergency'->

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An anonymous reader writes "Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an "emergency" that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country's nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force, told Reuters.

Countermeasures planned by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) are only a temporary solution, he said."

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+ - How one software developer lived entirely on Android->

Submitted by colinneagle
colinneagle (2544914) writes "Bryan Lunduke took on another challenge recently, trying to conduct all of his daily work-related tasks (from writing to designing a comic to software development) exclusively on Android platforms. Surprisingly, it worked out pretty well.

The writing and design processes were pretty easy — Photoshop Touch and Google Drive on a Nexus 7 tablet. For software development, it got a little more tricky, involving a remote desktop, a virtual private server, and a mouse-and-keyboard connected to the Nexus. While he admits that using a remote desktop maybe considered cutting corners, he still gets to program on a mobile device, and that was the point in the first place."

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