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Comment: Malicious Drive By Downloads (Score 0) 269

by jblb (#46885113) Attached to: Report: 99 Percent of New Mobile Threats Target Android
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 slickdeals.net, but there have been more than a few others.

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

Submitted by gregor-e
gregor-e (136142) 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."

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+ - Are We Witnessing the Decline of Ubuntu?-> 2

Submitted by jammag
jammag (1021683) 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?"
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+ - Hunting the Kraken: How the giant squid was found->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
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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+ - A real archer reports on the accuracy of in-game archery->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A lot of games are turning to archery to set themselves apart from run of the mill action or shooter games. Bow-hunting is a big part of Crysis 3, there are memorable reels of bow-kills all over YouTube for Far Cry 3, and even Lara Croft is getting in on the Robin Hood action. But while game developers have had decades to get guns feeling just right, are they up to speed on how archery really works? One tame gameplaying archer finds out."
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