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Submission + - Process against Facebook starts today in Brussels (

Koen Lefever writes: In Brussels, the process between the Privacy Committee of the Belgian Federal government and Facebook has started today. The committee thinks that Facebook needs to be clearer about which data it collects and what it does with it. The so-called 'social plug-ins', 'cookies' and 'pixels' are technologies that allow Facebook to monitor surfing behaviour. According to the Privacy Committee, Facebook still too often collects data without the user being aware of it. According to the Privacy Committee, Facebook also tracks people who do not have a Facebook profile via certain cookies.

Submission + - Iranian Hacker Defaces Website of UAE's Telecom Regulatory Authority

An anonymous reader writes: An Iranian hacker going with the handle of MoHaMaD VaKeR hacked and defaced the official sub-domain ofTelecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of United Arab Emirates (UAE), two days ago on 25th Oct 2014.

The targeted sub-domain reportedly belongs to IPV6 training forum.

Hacker left a deface page along with a message on hacked domain, bashing the site admin for poor security.

The reason for targeting TRA’s website was not mentioned anywhere, but abusive words against USA and Israel were left in bold letters. This leads to the conclusion that it was just a random hack, but considering the importance of the institution; it is impossible to ignore it.

Submission + - Tim Cook in France: Better for Children to Learn to Code Than to Learn English 2

theodp writes: If I were a French student and I were 10 years old," Apple CEO Tim Cook says in a video interview with French news outlet Konbini, "I think it would be more important to learn coding than English. I’m not telling people not to learn English — but this is a language that you can [use to] express yourself to 7 billion people in the world. I think coding should be required in every public school in the world." Cook, who offered the same advice to President Trump (YouTube video) and First Daughter Ivanka at last June's White House meeting of the tech titans, went on to promote Apple's own Swift programming language, which it would like developers to use for building apps within its own product ecosystem.

Submission + - SPAM: Scientists puzzled as Europe is mysteriously showered in radioactive particles

schwit1 writes: German scientists say there has been a slight increase in the amount of particles of the isotope Ruthenium-106 in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France.

The spike could not have come from a nuclear accident, experts added. And The low levels of the stable isotope do not pose a threat to human health.

The Office for Radiation Protection said: "New analyses of the source of the radioactive material are likely to indicate a release in the southern Ural, but other regions in Southern Russia cannot be excluded."

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Submission + - Pornhub is categorizing its library using computer vision. (

Baron_Yam writes: From Techcrunch: "The computer vision system can identify specific actors in scenes and even identifies various positions and attributes. While it is obviously very difficult to describe the feature set for a family audience, the system can identify individual performers in real time – in the demo here it recognizes one performer even from the side – and it can also identify sex acts."

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