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Comment: Fix Caller ID and monitor exchanges (Score 5, Insightful) 79

by buckfeta2014 (#49205339) Attached to: FTC Announces $50k In Prizes For Robocaller Trap Software
First off, fix Caller ID so people can't spoof their phone numbers. Even if people use the private number feature, the phone company knows who made the call. Secondly, monitor exchanges for both high outgoing volume and high incoming volume (and especially sequential dialing) to find potential robocallers and telemarketers. Problem solved.

+ - Cybercriminal Gang Plunders Nearly $1B From Banks Over Two Years->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "A still-active cybercriminal gang, whose members are suspected to be from Russia, Ugraine, other parts of Europe and China, has stolen up to a $1 billion from banks in at least 25 countries since 2013, Kaspersky Lab said Sunday. The gang infiltrated networks with malware and spied on employees’ computers to facilitate large wire transfers."
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+ - NVidia puts the kibosh on overclocking of GTX 900M series->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Nvidia surprised members of the overclocking community this week when it pulled OC support from drivers for its 900M series mobile graphics cards. Although Nvidia hasn’t gone out of its way the GTX 900M cards as being overclocking-friendly, many users (particularly those who bought laptops with higher-end cards like the 980m) were overclocking – until the latest driver update. Now, Nvidia is telling customers not to expect OC capabilities to return."
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+ - How the New York Times Gets Made - With and Without Dead Trees

Submitted by schnell
schnell (163007) writes "Popular Mechanics has an in-depth profile detailing how the US paper of record, the New York Times, gets produced on a daily basis, from the newsroom conferences to the details of running the printing presses. Interesting tidbits include the Times's R&D lab that is charged with thinking 3-5 years down the road, and develops projects regardless of their profitability (like the first Google Glass newspaper app); how the newspaper offers its reporters classes on why and "how to tweet;" and how the paper's new focus on its digital future has led it to label not just reporters but also developers, graphic designers and video editors as among its 1,300-strong team of "journalists.""

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."