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Comment: Re:I'm not complaining (Score 1) 75

by jrq (#48588793) Attached to: Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015
That's fine for APIs that require registration. But I use the Calendar API. It doesn't require registration, and like many people I was caught out on the hop on November 17th when the v2 API was shut down. Like I said I'm not complaining. The v3 API is superior, but I would like to know if there is simple notification system available.

Comment: I'm not complaining (Score 5, Funny) 75

by jrq (#48588665) Attached to: Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015
Not that I'm complaining, but you really do need to pay attention to Google's plans if you have any applications that make use of their APIs. They do love to cast things adrift on a pretty regular basis. Maybe I don't do enough development to pay the proper attention, but does Google have a single source for announcements like this? Perhaps an RSS feed would work, then I could use Google Reader to keep an eye on things. Oh, right.

Comment: Detection? (Score 1) 143

by jrq (#48448853) Attached to: Highly Advanced Backdoor Trojan Cased High-Profile Targets For Years
Why is it that these major news outlets (Forbes, CNET, CNN, etc) all have articles about this new trojan/virus. They quote statistics from Symantec about the number of infect machines, and yet, not one describes how you can detect an infection. They must know. One previous post identifies a Symantec white paper describing the trojan's behavior (Here). Why don't these articles describe the steps required to detect it? It's not like they're under any obligation to encourage readers to buy into Symantec's bloated anti-virus products.

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