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Submission + - Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton's ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For (

sharkbiter writes: Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000!

Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State’s emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.

Submission + - Poor Pilot Training Blamed for Virgin Galactic Crash ( 1

astroengine writes: SpaceShipTwo co-pilot Michael Alsbury was not properly trained to realize the consequences of unlocking the vehicle’s hinged tail section too soon, a mistake that led to his death and the destruction of the ship during a test flight in California last year. Responsibility for the accident falls to SpaceShipTwo manufacturer Scaled Composites, a Mojave, Calif., company owned by Northrop Grumman Corp, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined at a webcast hearing on Tuesday. Poor oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which oversees commercial spaceflights in the United States, was also a factor in the accident, the NTSB said.

Submission + - Two Years Later, White House Responds To 'Pardon Edward Snowden' Petition (

An anonymous reader writes: In June of 2013, a petition was posted to demanding that Edward Snowden receive a full pardon for his leaks about the NSA and U.S. surveillance practices. The petition swiftly passed 100,000 signatures — the point at which the White House said it would respond to such petitions. For two years, the administration was silent, but now they've finally responded. In short: No, Edward Snowden won't be receiving a pardon. Lisa Monaco, the President's Advisor on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said, "Mr. Snowden's dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect it. If he felt his actions were consistent with civil disobedience, then he should do what those who have taken issue with their own government do: Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and — importantly — accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he's running away from the consequences of his actions."

Submission + - Samsung launches Galaxy A8 The Slimmest Phone ever (

mymobotips writes: Samsung has silently launched its slimmest smartphone ever in China after the predecessors A5 and A6. The slimmest of all, Galaxy A8 is not a features-storehouse, but it displays the designing achievement for this techie-genie Samsung.Co. popular for getting criticism for designs.

Galaxy A8 Specification

The smartphone possessing a metallic body is only 5.9mm thick, weighing just151 grams (5.3 oz) sports a bezel size. It highlights a 5.7-inch full HD(1080x1920p) Super AMOLED display,which is the largest in this variation.
This smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor and 2GB RAM. It is having 16 and 32GB memory-storage options. The phone also offers a microSD card slot for memory-expansion.
It is featuring a 16MP ISO CELL rear camera along with 5MP front-facing camera like the Galaxy S6. The phone is loaded with a 3050mAh battery and is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. This Galaxy A8 would also sport a fingerprint scanner combined with the phone's Home button.
Samsung has inculcated all the new technologies like a fingerprint sensor and hand-wave detection activating a photo timer. It is an obvious bet in the Asian market wherein the userbase looks all these characteristics in a mid-range phone (like the HTC Desire 826) and it is difficult to comment whether the customers would buy the Galaxy A8 just for its premium metal body and some extra features with a expensive cost. According to rumors the phone would cost about 3,499 yuan (about $560).
Till now the phone is not available in the US or European market but would be soon. If the model is not available then, the features might be seen in the upcoming Galaxy Note 5.

Submission + - SPAM: Dr APJ Kalam passes away 1

140Mandak262Jamuna writes: Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India, passed away due to sudden heart failure while delivering a speech in a college on 27th July 2015.

He was one of the geeks who made it to the top. Was instrumental in establishing India's space research agency in the early 60s. He was a FORTRAN guy. He interviewed me in the campus interview and asked me the difference between the COMMON statement and the EQUIVALENCE statement. I am sure I answered it wrong, but he hired me anyway.

He headed five missile programs for India and then became the Chief Coordinator of the nuclear weapons program. He served as the scientific adviser to the Defense Minister and then to the Prime Minister. Normal trajectory for a career scientist bureaucrat up to this point.

Then he was tapped to be the Presidential candidate for the Hindu Nationalistic Party BJP. Kalam was an apolitical vegetarian Muslim and could not be countered by the usual political strategies by the other parties. He won the election handsomely and went on to win the hearts of the people of India. Unlike any previous President, he inspired the people with visionary speeches.

He lived a very simple life. India was stunned to see him walk out of the Presidential mansion with just a couple of suitcases at the end of his term. (Very rarely Indian politicians leave offices with so few possessions. There were quite a few scandals of politicians stripping their official residences of air conditioners and such when they leave office.)

After leaving office he collected a large number of honorary degrees and awards, wrote books, worked on low cost tablets and heart stents. Sadly he died of a heart attack.

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Submission + - Discovery of a 200 000 year old metropolis in South Africa (

BuFf0k_SPQA writes: South African amateur pilots and farmers have been aware of the stone circles for years, always attributing them to some unknown earlier culture but never examining them. Only when South African pilot; Johan Heine teamed up with researcher and author Michael Tellinger did they discover the scope of these designs, buildings, mines and roads covering 10 000 square miles of inland South Africa.

Submission + - Time Bomb Feature of Yofam messenger for mobile (

An anonymous reader writes: Advancement in IT has revolutionised the communication around the globe. Online chatting and messaging is the most popular means for communication among the smartphone users because of availability of messaging apps for smartphones.

Submission + - Comcast Killed The Ed Show For Talking About TPP (

An anonymous reader writes: It has to be noted that Comcast, the company that owns MSNBC, is a big supporter of the TPP. Comcast hired a phalanx of lobbyists to spearhead a targeted campaign to push for Trade Promotion Authority, which recently passed. Included among the individuals it was paying was the former chief of staff for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

Submission + - SPAM: New Google Drive Phishing Campaign Exposed

An anonymous reader writes: Elastica discovered a new Google Drive-based advanced phishing campaign initiated by unknown attackers. The attackers used JavaScript code obfuscation and compromised websites in order to steal end-user account credentials using Google services. When Elastica reported it to Google two weeks prior to this announcement, all the components in this phishing attack were working. Though the phishing Web pages have been reported to Google, they are currently still active and have not yet been removed.

Submission + - The sad state of open IPCameras ( 2

criticalmess writes: I'm about to give up on any decent hardware to be found to roll my own web-based camera setup around the house and office — and thought that the nerds and experts at /. would be my last resource I could pull out.
Having bought multiple IPCamera (DLink, Abus, Axis, Foscam, TP-Link, ...) and always getting the "requires DirectX" treatment, I'm wondering if there are any open and affordable IPCams out there? I've been lookint at BlueCherry and their kickstarter campaign to create a complete opensource hardware solution (, I've been looking at Zavio ( as they seem to offer the streams in an open enough format while not breaking the bank on the hardware. Anything else I should be looking at?

I can't for the love of it understand why most of these hardware companies require you to run DirectX — anybody care to enlighten the crowd?

Should be simple enough really: hardware captures images, a small embedded webserver transforms this into an RTSP stream or HTTP stream, maybe on h264 or similar — done.

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga