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+ - FTC targets group that made billions of robocalls->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Given the amount of time the FTC and others have put into curing the robocall problem, it is disheartening to hear that a group of companies for almost a year have been making billions of illegal robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission and 10 state attorneys general today said they have settled charges against a Florida-based cruise line company and seven other companies that averaged 12 million to 15 million illegal sales calls a day between October 2011 through July 2012, according to the joint complaint filed by the FTC and the states"
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+ - DARPA wants advanced sensors to watch over growing hot spot: The Artic->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "The Artic Circle pretty much has been a damn cold, desolate place but no so anymore what with the military’s increased attention and commercial growing prospects. Those are the main reasons the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency cites for wanting to build an advanced generation of sensors capable of transmitting data on air, surface and/or undersea activities above the Arctic Circle for at least 30 days."
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+ - DARPA aims to breach the human-computer natural language barrier->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Will it be possible to actually communicate with a computer and have it understand context, gestures and even its human counterparts facial expressions? Such notions are usually reserved for the screenplays of science fiction novels and movies. A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program however wants to take such ideas out of the science fiction realm and make them reality in the next few years."
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+ - IBM busts the nasty myths of the millennial employee->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow – that’s one description of what’s known as the Millennial
Pretty crappy reputation, I’d say. But IBM did a study recently that busts a number of the Millennial Employee stereotypes finding that, well, maybe they are more victims of a character assassination."

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+ - Wireless cyber security in your car stinks->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "While most experts are quick to point out that no one has hacked a car in the wild, a new report overseen by US Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) there is a “clear lack of appropriate security measures to protect drivers against hackers who may be able to take control of a vehicle or against those who may wish to collect and use personal driver information.”"
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+ - Navy: More railguns and lasers, less gunpowder->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "“Number one, you’ve got to get us off gunpowder,” said Greenert, noting that Office of Naval Research-supported weapon programs like Laser Weapon System (LaWS) and the electromagnetic railgun are vital to the future force. “Probably the biggest vulnerability of a ship is its magazine—because that’s where all the explosives are.”"
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+ - Robots watch "You Tube" videos, learn to use cooking tools->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "searchers at the University of Maryland last week said they developed a system that let robots watch a series of “how to” cooking videos on YouTube and then use the tools shown in those films to perform tasks. “Based on what was shown on a video, robots were able to recognize, grab and manipulate the correct kitchen utensil or object and perform the demonstrated task with high accuracy—without additional human input or programming,” the researchers said."
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+ - Breaches are a personal nightmare for corporate security pros->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "Beyond the compromise of valuable information, loss of revenues and damage to brand reputation, data breaches can pose a threat to the careers of security professionals involved: witness the sudden departures of both the CEO and the CIO of Target after last year’s compromise of 40 million customers’ credit cards."
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