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+ - Do Not Call registry under attack?->

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coondoggie writes "It seems the nation’s Do Not Call system is under attack. First The Federal Trade Commission today issued a warning about scammers looking to gather personal information by pretending to represent the National Do Not Call Registry. Secondly, despite or perhaps because of a record number of consumers in the registry, close to 210 million, the number of consumer complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls increased over 638,000 in 2011 alone..."
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+ - RIM PlayBook Tablet Jailbroken->

Submitted by Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "A group of researchers is claiming that they've found a root exploit that enables them to jailbreak the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet made by Research In Motion. In a video demonstration of the jailbreak, one of the researchers shows off the ability to change the settings on a PlayBook and says that he also has the ability to install the Android Market app on the tablet."
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+ - Algorithm Can Predict Red Light Runners

Submitted by adeelarshad82
adeelarshad82 (1482093) writes "Researchers at MIT have developed an algorithm that determines which drivers will run a red light, within one to two seconds before a potential collision. The research based on 15,000 cars at a busy intersection monitored various factors to determine which cars were were likely to run a red light. They found that their predictions were correct about 85 percent of the time, which is about 15-20 percent better than existing traffic prediction algorithms."
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+ - Certified IT Job Pay Declining->

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snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Bill Snyder reports on a potentially troubling trend for IT pros attempting to leverage tech certifications in today's job market. 'The market for IT jobs has not just bottomed out, it's stronger than it has been in several years. There is, however, a catch: The premium pay for jobs requiring the typical certifications that many IT pros work toward has continued its plunge and now is at the lowest point in 12 years,' Snyder writes. The chief driver of this trend? 'Business skills are more and more in demand, but they don't show up on a certification test.'"
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