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Submission + - IRS misplaces it's own officials' emails->

djhaskin987 writes: So who audits the IRS for information security? "Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16) today released the below statement following the Ways & Means Committee hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the IRSâ(TM) claim that it has lost an unknown number of Lois Lernerâ(TM)s emails as well as the emails of six other IRS officials".
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Comment I wonder (Score 1) 72 72

I'm all for regulation of mass surveillance. After the Snowden incident I started using a password manager and made sure my pgp key was up to snuff. But I wonder how many other more important secrets he had to tell the Russians to get amnesty, how many ships sank because of his lose lips.

Submission + - 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

djhaskin987 writes: The first successful implantation of a 3-D printed skull has taken place in the Netherlands, according to NBC news:

Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process. The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago at University Medical Center Utrecht. The hospital announced details of the groundbreaking operation this week and said the patient, a 22-year-old woman, is doing just fine.

Submission + - Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, And PowerPoint

An anonymous reader writes: At an event in San Francisco today, Microsoft Office General Manager Julia White unveiled Office for iPad, featuring Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The new suite, which supports viewing but not editing for free, will go live in Apple's App Store at 11:00AM PDT (2:00PM EST). Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad feature a ribbon interface just like the one featured in Office for Windows and OS X. The trio of apps are much more powerful on the tablet than the smartphone, but naturally aren't comparable to the desktop versions.

Submission + - Microsoft Office Finally Comes to the iPad

SmartAboutThings writes: Just like expected, at its first press briefing, Satya Nadella and his team has finally unveiled the much awaited and perhaps overdue Microsoft Office suite of products for the iPad . It’s not a standalone product and yes, of course, it does require subcription. Microsoft has released Office Mobile for iPhone users back in June, last year, and now Redmond has just unveiled the Microsoft Office suite for the world’s most popular tablet – the iPad. This morning, in San Francisco, at an event focused on discussing the intersection of cloud and mobile, the Microsoft Office suite for iPad has been released and it is free to download, but requires a subscription if you want to edit files, naturally. Just as expected, it comes with the traditional trio of apps: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Submission + - New research proves: MtGox bitcoins NOT stolen using transaction malleability->

Snyke writes:

The transaction malleability problem is real and should be considered when implementing Bitcoin clients. How- ever, while MtGox claimed to have lost 850,000 bitcoins due to malleability attacks, we merely observed a total of 302,000 bitcoins ever being involved in malleability attacks. Of these, only 1,811 bitcoins were in attacks before Mt- Gox stopped users from withdrawing bitcoins. Even more, 78.64% of these attacks were ineffective. As such, barely 386 bitcoins could have been stolen using malleability at- tacks from MtGox or from other businesses. Even if all of these attacks were targeted against MtGox, MtGox needs to explain the whereabouts of 849,600 bitcoins.

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Submission + - U.S. Plans Bird-Size Spy Drones And Smart Missile Swarms For 2038->

An anonymous reader writes: In a roadmap published last year, the Department of Defense outlines its (public) plans for its unmanned systems. It's all pretty high-tech stuff: miniature spy drones, long-distance laser communication, and cold atom interferometry in place of GPS for navigation. It's all part of the U.S. plan to focus on fewer, high-tech assets amidst budget cuts and army size reductions.
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