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Android

Submission + - Android Malware May Have Infected 5 Million Users (computerworld.com)

bonch writes: A massive Android malware campaign may be responsible for duping as many as 5 million users into downloading the Android.Counterclan infection from the Google Android Market. The trojan collects the user's personal information, modifies the home page, and displays unwanted advertisements. It is packaged in 13 different applications, some of which have been on the store for at least a month. Several of the malicious apps are still available on the Android Market as of 3 P.M. ET. Symantec has posted the full list of infected applications.
GNOME

Submission + - Why KDE is the future (asininetech.com)

staticsafe writes: ""If you haven’t been living under a rock this past week you probably know that the KDE Software Compilation version 4.8.0 has been released. This version brings a lot of great improvements and in my opinion is the best KDE release to date.""

Comment Re:I've got an idea, (Score 1) 200

I think you were reading my post a little too literally. But anyways, there's no need for "we the people" to give in to cynicism and defeat ( I'm not saying you are, I'm just saying generally, cause it happens all the time) It could happen, probably slowly like medical marijuana or gay marriage or something like that.

Comment Re:What's begun? (Score 2) 649

How does this get modded troll? It's actually very honest and insightful, even if you disagree with him, at least he's got the balls to tell the truth. This whole farce is based around tricking the people into believing the lie of scarcity, and this goes way beyond cheap entertainment, if people only know it also included food, and many other basic human resources, the whole world order might be up for change. Of course, the most important enforced scarcity of all is information, thus we have things like SOPA.

Comment Re:My Awesome Bio (Score 1) 180

I hear this kind of argument quite a bit and it makes me wonder, no offence but, were you born yesterday? It comes off like you don't know anything about America, it's history or culture. I'll be honest, I didn't even notice he mentioned her race twice, the fact that you did, and that it made you lament that "true racism" is at play by "these people" in favor of minorities is a bit of a tell. To me it seems like you may have a distortion in your perception filters which makes you overly sensitive to instances of minorities using race to their advantage, which seems to be for you an injustice which offends to much to be permitted to go undenounced, at least in this case. I think you may wish to re-calibrate if you keep coming up with false positives as you did in this case. Anyway, you seem like someone passionate about right and wrong, I think it might be an interesting, even consciousness expanding exercise to examine how keenly your senses pick up, and how strongly you sense of justness is offended when you encounter instances of the majority abusing race in its favor.

Comment Re:I disagree. (Score 1) 99

"You had your "prequel blinders" on. :)"

I think most people after long consideration have come to conclude that the prequels really and genuinely did suck and suck hard, and that's with nearly all the fans heading to the theaters with a huge positive bias. I don't know if you've seen these already, but I think it's required watching for all Star Wars fans.
http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/star-wars/
Politics

Submission + - Bill to expatriate 'enemy' U.S. citizens in commit (govtrack.us) 3

Dodger73 writes: "http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-3166 shows the Enemy Expatriation Act, H.R. 3166, introduced by Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA). According to the language posted, it would "add engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality". H.R. 3166 amends the Immigration and Nationality Act by "adding any conflict subject to the laws of war" to the reasons to expatriate U.S. citizens. Full text of the bill here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-3166."

Comment Re:Gee, maybe U.S. shouldn't try to steal oil (Score 1) 969

"Your socialist revision of history is appalling."

You guys can mod me down all you want, but people who throw the word "Socialism" around as a slur come off sounding like they're confessing (crying out for help?) that their mind is dungeon where Rush Limbaugh and various Fox "news" hosts have taken turns torturing the intellectual and logical centers of their fettered consciousness. That, and that they have no idea what actual socialism is or means. It invokes feelings of pity and revulsion.

Comment Re:Makes sense. (Score 4, Insightful) 71

A "private" tag doesn't magically make a public item private.

Then what's the point of calling it private? It's misleading to do so isn't it? Also, the very nature of social networks operate on the basis of filtering, without which there's no point in having "friends" or groups etc, it would just be a giant cluster-fuck like the wild west days of the early internet which to some degree is why people flocked to social networks in the first place. I'm not saying it isn't a giant cluster-fuck on FB either btw, but just because a lot of people are ignorant about how the internet works, doesn't mean that they deserve to have their children or deceased family members images trawled and publicly monetized by multi-billion dollar corporations. Yes, I realize that's exactly what FB, Google, et. all are doing, but at least they do it privately, and supposedly anonymously, that's what makes them tolerable. After all, you can't escape unless you basically shun society as a whole, because even if you don't have a FB account, someone at sometime will take your photo and tag you online without your permission. Please tell me if I'm wrong, but I'm arguing that there has to be protections. That is the purpose of governments anyways, to provide protections for its members the citizens. I think the Australian government failed on this one.

Comment Re:Should X be mandatory? (Score 2) 861

There was a time in your life when you used basically the same arguments against your mother as she trained you to piss and crap in the bathroom as opposed to just going in your pants, you eventually learned to "put forth the effort" on that one, and you'll eventually learn to do the same on this one too.

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