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+ - NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day->

Submitted by ilikenwf
ilikenwf (1139495) writes "A new release from the files obtained by Edward Snowden have revealed that the NSA collects millions of text messages per day. These are used to gain travel plans, financial data, and social network data. The majority of these texts and data belong to people who are not being investigated for any crime or association. Supposedly, "non-US" data is removed, but we all know that means it is sent to a partner country for analysis, which is then sent back to the NSA."
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+ - Announcing Nightingale 1.12.1 - The First Release Since Songbird Discontinued->

Submitted by ilikenwf
ilikenwf (1139495) writes "The Nightingale developers have announced version 1.12.1 of the media player, forked from the now defunct Songbird (RIP). Improvements include a new localization infrastructure, enhanced stability, battery drain fixes for OS X, Unity integration fixes, libnotify integration, new first run pages, and more (Release Notes). If you already use Nightingale, the automatic update feature should have notified you of the release. If not, get the new version here."
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+ - Would Intel build best-in-the-world ARM SoC?

Submitted by 4wdloop
4wdloop (1031398) writes "With x86 architecture becoming quickly irrelevant for market dominance, Intel's fab technology being step or two ahead of competition could make them the King of ARM. Why would or would not Intel do it?"

+ - Is quantum cryptography the key to thwarting the NSA?->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "It has already been proven that when the quantum computer is realized it will be able to easily break RSA encryption, one of the fundamental means of protection for bank transactions as well as many other forms of communication online. (Why will quantum computers make short work of RSA? Here's a brief explanation.)

Reading that, it’s tempting to think quantum computers spell the end of encryption. And, considering Edward Snowden’s leak that the NSA is working on a quantum computer, that fear isn’t entirely unfounded. However, quantum physics may offer hope for privacy advocates as well. Some scientists believe quantum cryptography may soon offer Internet users privacy protections that even the NSA won’t be able to skirt."

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+ - Fedora 21 Linux is a 'Null'-> 1

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "What follows in the footsteps of a Heisenbug, Spherical Cow and a Beefy Miracle? Apparently the answer is 'null' as is nothing. Fedora Linux 21 could well have no funky new name as its past predecessors have all had, thanks to a recent vote by the Fedora board to move away from the existing naming practices. Fedora 21 itself will not be out in the first half of 2014 either, instead the plan is now for a release sometime around August. A delayed release however doesn't mean somethign is wrong, it actually could mean that something is very right, and Red Hat's community Linux distro aims to re-invent itself."
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Comment: CFL Bulbs Suck; LED Are Great! (Score 1) 944

by ilikenwf (#45786261) Attached to: 60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out
CFL bulbs, containing mercury, and lasting nowhere near what they're said to, suck and are overpriced. LED bulbs, while expensive, are amazing. I have some 10W and 7W LED bulbs by topin, which I got half price on ebay from someone who imports them.

I can't tell much difference in light output, but the fact I'm burning so much less power makes it all worth it.

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