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Submission + - Space collaboration beyond ISS->

darkstar019 writes: As ISRO aims to go beyond Mars exploration towards, sun, venus and asteroids, it is eyeing for collaboration with other leading space agencies like NASA and ESA.
While the promise looks good, there might be arguments about who gets how much of a pie from the results (and potential benefits) arising from such deep space exploration.

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Submission + - Nokia paid millions of euros for stolen signing keys

jppiiroinen writes: I find it very odd that back in the days 2007-2008 when Nokia had a huge market share with Symbian devices, that they did not disclose the information that somebody had stolen their encryption keys. Being a listed company after all. They did even ended up paying millions of euros and the local Finnish police manage to fail to investigate who was behind it.

The blackmailer had gotten hold of the Symbian encryption key used for signing. The code is a few kilobytes in size. Had the key been leaked Nokia would not have been able to ensure that the phones accept only applications approved by the company.

China

Submission + - China hacks into DRDO-> 1

darkstar019 writes: As Chinese hackers have hacked into India's DRDO(Defence Research & Development Organisation), it raises serious questions into whether the hackers are competent enough or are the DRDO officials foolish enough to put the blame on Chinese pen-drives as they say.
Given the reservation policy in place for all government posts in India, one can only speculate the latter to be the source of this latest breach.

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Software

Submission + - Real Estate Software Solutions->

inpropertyau writes: "inProperty.com provides innovative, reliable & easy to use real estate software solutions. They also provide real estate CRM software, automated lead nurturing software, event management software, construction management software & sales contract software for property buyers, developers, builders & agents in Australia."
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Earth

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: What would you say to an alien in order to save mankind? 3

blanchae writes: "If something happened like the movie: "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and an alien, who was omnipowerful like Klaatu, arrived to evaluate whether to thumbs up or thumbs down the earth and mankind. What would you present as mankind's greatest triumphs and accomplishments and why?"
Technology

Submission + - SPAM: RAISED BY TECHNOLOGY AS A 90S KID

An anonymous reader writes: This is a guest post by Jeet Banerjee. He’s a 20 Year Old Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Blogger, & Student on the Grind. (Digital Marketing Consultant, Co-Founder @StatFuse, Co-Founder @Vintelly). You can know more about him here.
I’m a 20 year old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant, speaker, author, and blogger. While I’m a man of many hats, there is one thing common with everything I do. I’m focused around the internet and technology.

Growing up as a 90s kid, technology raised me. The late 90s saw the dot com boom, the 2000s saw the rise of social media, and recently we’ve seen the resurgence of mobile. All of these fads use the internet, technology, and something digital.

90s kids know technology better than any other generation. I grew up learning how to use computers and seeing what the first websites looked like. Fast-forward to today, it’s a huge difference on where we have become.

90s kids have also been given the unbelievable opportunity to dabble with technology. If I was born in the 70s, 80s, or even in the early 2000s, my path of entrepreneurship may have been very different. Hell, I might not have even become an entrepreneur!

It’s not our personality that shapes us but rather the environment that we grow up under. 90s kids know that technology was new and everyone wanted a piece of it. We grew up knowing that was the big thing and that opportunities were endless in that field.

Grow up 10 years earlier or later, your perception on technology may be very different. Technology for a 90s kid like myself enabled me to freely express my visions and ideas through another platform; the internet.

I went through the dot com boom, the social media craze, and have just begun dabbling into the mobile frenzy. Technology has always been a very important part of my life and that has motivated me to use technology to become an entrepreneur myself.

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China

Submission + - NY Times reports conclusive evidence of hacking against US by Chinese Army-> 1

sotweed writes: The NY Times in Tuesday's paper is that a group in Shanghai is hacking against American companies and government agencies, and appears to be supported by and part of the Chinese Liberation Army. American intelligence officials have confirmed their knowledge of this organization. The Times says, "An unusually detailed 60-page study, to be released Tuesday by Mandiant, an American computer security firm, tracks for the first time individual members of the most sophisticated of the Chinese hacking groups — known to many of its victims in the United States as “Comment Crew” or “Shanghai Group” — to the doorstep of the headquarters of a People’s Liberation Army unit." Attention of the hackers is now turning to America's infrastructure: power grids, gas lines, waterworks, presumably via unsecured or inadequately secured SCADA systems.
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Submission + - Steve Keen nears Kickstarter goal for open source economic software->

HighPerformanceCoder writes: From the article:

Economist Steve Keen is closing in on his goal to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter to help build “the best economic modelling software ever produced”.

“It’s going to get funded and we’re hoping to get two or three times that much if we can,” Keen told iTNews.

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Microsoft

Submission + - GameStop's Mayan Apocalypse->

kube00 writes: The rumor mill is saying the next generation of consoles might not play used games. What does this mean for retailers such as Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy? Will gamers flock to the one console that can still play used games? GoozerNation speculates if the Mayan apocalyspse draws near for used game sales
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