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Posted by samzenpus
from the good-idea-bad-idea dept.
After signing up for Thawte's Personal E-mail Certificates service, a user found some strange questions popping up in his account settings. After a little investigating it became obvious that for some reason Thawte was completing his questions by using other user's questions. Some of the other users' security questions that he dug up are priceless.

Amazon Launches Public Data Sets To Spur Research 82

Posted by kdawson
from the put-it-there dept.
turnkeylinux writes "Amazon just launched its Public Data Sets service (home). The project encourages developers, researchers, universities, and businesses to upload large (non-confidential) data sets to Amazon — things like census data, genomes, etc. — and then let others integrate that data into their own AWS applications. AWS is hosting the public data sets at no charge for the community, and like all of AWS services, users pay only for the compute and storage they consume with their own applications. Data sets already available include various US Census databases, 3-D chemical structures provided by Indiana University, and an annotated form of the Human Genome from Ensembl."

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