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Comment Malicious Drive By Downloads (Score 0) 269

I find browsing even 'legit' websites on my Android phone brings up malicious pop up ads warning my phone has a virus, and need to download. Clicking on the link would start a download for the malicious app to try and side-load it onto the phone. A recent site which tried to this was, but there have been more than a few others.

Submission + - 'Eraser' law will let California kids scrub online past (

gregor-e writes: The first-of-its-kind "eraser button" law, signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, will force social media titans such as Facebook, Twitter and Google let minors scrub their personal online history in the hopes that it might help them avoid personal and work-related problems.
The law will take effect on January 1, 2015.

Submission + - Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu? ( 2

jammag writes: "When the history of free software is written, I am increasingly convinced that this last year will be noted as the start of the decline of Ubuntu," opines Linux pundit Bruce Byfield. After great initial success, Ubuntu and Canonical began to isolate themselves from the mainstream of the free software community. Canonical, he says, has tried to control the open source community, and the company has floundered in many of its initiatives. Really, the mighty Ubuntu, in decline?

Submission + - Microsoft Buys Nokia's Devices Unit for $7.2 Billion USD (

PattonPending writes: In a bid that seems to be targeted towards extending the "Devices" part of its "Devices and Services" and fleshing out its capabilities relative to Google and Apple, today Microsoft announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase Nokia's devices unit.

Submission + - Hunting the Kraken: How the giant squid was found (

An anonymous reader writes: Not all that long ago the first footage of a giant squid captured in its native habitat was released, you can watch it here. But what did it take to capture the images of the generally camera shy Architeuthis? You can bet there`s some a story and some very persistent researchers behind it.

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