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+ - Fog clears around encrypted email provider Lavabit court documents->

Submitted by snowtigger
snowtigger (204757) writes "The New York Times reports that on Wednesday, a federal judge unsealed documents in the case (covered here), allowing the tech entrepreneur to speak candidly for the first time about his experiences. Among other things, a court order required provide the F.B.I. with “technical assistance,” which agents told him meant handing over the private encryption keys, technically called SSL certificates, that unlock communications for all users."
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+ - Apple and Nokia outraged that Samsung lawyers leaked patent license terms

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "U.S. courts have strict rules in place governing the treatment of confidential business information. The most sensitive information is labeled 'highly confidential — attorneys' eyes only', meaning that only a company's outside lawyers are allowed to see it. The Apple-Nokia patent settlement contract and deals Apple struck with others (Ericsson, Sharp, Philips) were such highly confidential business information. But a Samsung executive allegedly boasted in a patent licensing negotiation with Nokia a few months ago about knowing all the terms of the Apple-Nokia deal because the Korean company's lawyers had provided it to their client, against the rules. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California now wants to find out more before deciding on sanctions against Samsung and its law firm, Quinn Emanuel. This is getting nasty if it wasn't already..."

+ - Mars Orbiter Spies Lackluster Comet ISON->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "Scientists managing the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have released their first observations of the incoming Comet ISON. The MRO was commanded to turn away its perpetual Mars-ward gaze and point into deep space to capture its own snapshot of the famous comet. ISON is currently making its closest approach to the red planet, passing just 7 million miles from its surface. The first raw images were snapped on Sept. 29 when the object was 8 million miles from the planet and more images (taken on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2) are currently being processed. The four initial observations reveal a fuzzy cometary object moving relative to background stars. Detail is lacking as the comet is still too distant, but these observations are useful to gauge how the brightness of the object compares to predicted values. So far, ISON is at the “low end” of predicted brightness values."
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+ - Ferrari Unveils New Car Tech Idea: Make Car Go Really Fast->

Submitted by cartechboy
cartechboy (2660665) writes "Forget EV batteries and autonomous driving. Ferrari understands old-school advanced car tech — basically, let's make the thing go ridiculously fast. The Italians showed off very serious chasis technology today in the new Ferrari Speciale at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The new electronic "Side Slip angle Control" system (SSC) (world first in a production car) uses algorithms that compute and analyze lateral acceleration, yaw angle, steering wheel angle and wheel speed in real-time. The system compares these readings to target data, and then just adjusts traction control and electric differential, like boom. Basically, humans want to go as fast as possible. This technology may allow us to do that. ( Top speed: 202 mph.)"
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Comment: Re:How to play Chinese Monopoly (Score 1) 181

by threaded (#34713548) Attached to: VoIP Now Technically Illegal In China

Some others prefer the light blue Kuomintang set, as these properties are slightly higher in value than their predecessors, but later groups can still beat them. It costs $1070 to buy and put hotels on all 3 properties here. They rank 2nd out of 10 in payoff percentage, and 6th out of 10 in visitation frequency.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuomintang
http://monopoly.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Light_Blue_Properties

Comment: Re:How to play Chinese Monopoly (Score 0) 181

by threaded (#34713468) Attached to: VoIP Now Technically Illegal In China

Go for the orange pieces.
According to Jim Slater in The Mayfair Set, the Orange property group is the best to own because players land on them more often, as a result of the Chance cards Go to Jail, Advance to St. Charles Place (Pall Mall), Advance to Reading Railroad (King's Cross Station) and Go Back Three Spaces. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly_%28game%29

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