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+ - Sailfish truely open?->

Submitted by xophos
xophos (517934) writes "Jollas SailfishOS is foremost advertized as truely open. Yet from a FOSS perspective that is not really the case. And i'm not talking about drivers and firmware (those are closed too).
The core OS is Linux/Mer and hence open anyway.
But the UI Layer and Most of the core applications remain closed.
How is that truely open?
MacOS has an open source core too you know..."

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+ - Marines have an informal agreement with Facebook->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Spanish blogger discovered that US Marines have an informal agreement with Facebook to remove any page. In an article entitled " U.S. Marines Creating Island for Network Defense ", in this month issue of a military magazine, Brigadier General Kevin Nally head of Command, Control, Computers and Communications (C4) of the Marine Corps of the United States explains it, the Marines have an informal agreement with Facebook to remove any page that violates OPSEC, to disclose personally identifiable personal information from the Marines or attempts to impersonate officers. Also reports that the public relations office of the Marine Corps monitors Facebook and if you need a direct line to the headquarters of the network to request immediate withdrawal of information."
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+ - Texas man Gets Full Face Transplant ->

Submitted by RedEaredSlider
RedEaredSlider (1855926) writes "A Texas man recieved the third full face transplant performed in the U.S. yesterday at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

The patient was Dallas Wiens, whose face was burned in a power line accident in 2008. He was left blinded and with little sensation where his face used to be. Wiens lost his lips, eyes, nose and much of the muscle and nerve tissue because the burns he suffered penetrated to the bones.

Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of the Burn Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and leader of the surgical team, said in a press conference that Wiens will not look the way he did before, nor will he look like the person who donated his face. The reason is that Wiens' bone structure is different and the tissues will change shape as they heal."

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