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+ - Australian Devs Launch Crowd Funding for Open Software, Open Hardware, Router 3

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Australian devs have launched a crowd funding campaign to market an open software, open hardware platform to protect against wholesale snooping. Stilgherrian from ZDNet writes:

If Redfish's crowdfunding campaign is successful, the ORP1 will fill a valuable niche in the marketplace: A high-performance router that's available commercially with all the right certifications, rather than having to be built by a hobbyist, which has the potential to dramatically improve privacy protection for ordinary households.

While it's clear from the specs that they're targeting commercial grade routers, the hardware could just as easily run other applications requiring higher performance than is available on platforms like the rPi and Beaglebone. Can a completely open system compete against tier 2 and tier 3 companies in this field?"

+ - Seagate Leaking Customer Data->

Submitted by inject_hotmail.com
inject_hotmail.com (843637) writes "I just discovered that Seagate Recovery Services online submission form is leaking customer data. If you've ever submitted contact information to them, or any of their subsidiaries, anyone else on the Internet can find out your name, address, phone number (and a little bit more) by entering your Email address in the "Email Address" field.

I submitted data 5 years ago to a company that Seagate acquired 3 years ago (a different Email address), and my information is available for all to see.

Here's how it works: Once you enter the Email address, click off of the input field and wait for 3 seconds to see if the rest of the fields become populated. If not, the Email address is not in their system. If so, you are presented with the person's data. Furthermore, if data is present, the fields are disabled, so it's not possible to edit/remove it.

Check it out: https://services.seagate.com/online_request_form.aspx — enter test@test.com and you'll see some guy's information from Texas."

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+ - Chrome hits 20% share as Microsoft continues slide->

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jbrodkin
jbrodkin writes "Google Chrome's rise in popularity has been remarkably fast and it's just hit a new milestone: more than 20% of all browser usage, according to StatCounter. Chrome rose from only 2.8% in June 2009 to 20.7% worldwide in June 2011, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer fell from 59% to 44% in the same time frame. Firefox dropped only slightly in the past two years, from 30% to 28%. While other browser trackers show Chrome with a lower percentage, there's a reason: StatCounter tracks total surfing, not the number of users. It's the Web's power users who are pushing Chrome to new heights."
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Comment: sex (Score 2, Funny) 194

by mikey177 (#32040054) Attached to: FDA Approves Vaccine For Prostate Cancer
well research shows that the more you have sex and masturbate when you are young increases your chance of prostate canacer, and with teens having sex at a younger and younger age i think this company will be making some good money from this later down the road. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090126082343.htm

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