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Comment Re:got spyware? (Score 1) 761

The Castle Doctrine in my state makes it clear that deadly force may not be used to protect property - only life. If you tried that here in Ohio you'd be on trial for attempted murder (if your aim sucks) or murder (if it doesn't). I'm guessing you can kill over property crimes in ...Texas?
Medicine

eLEGS Exoskeleton Allows Paraplegics To Walk 56

Zothecula writes "At a press conference held recently in San Francisco, California's Berkeley Bionics unveiled its eLEGS exoskeleton. The computer-controlled device is designed to be worn by paraplegics, providing the power and support to get them out of their wheelchairs, into a standing posture, and walking – albeit with the aid of crutches. The two formerly wheelchair-bound 'test pilots' in attendance did indeed use eLEGS to walk across the stage, in a slow-but-steady gait similar to that of full-time crutch-users."
Botnet

Submission + - "Do-it-Yourself" Botnet Kits Gain Momentum (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: "do-it-yourself" botnet kits provide malware creators the tools required to build and administer a their own botnet. These botnet kits are by no means new to the market, but have gained serious momentum recently. The botnet kits even include an easy to use control panel application to maintain/update the botnet, and to retrieve the captured information. A configurable builder tool allows the author to create the executables that will be used to infect victim's computers.

These ZeuS/ZBot trojans are typically spread via spam and black hat SEO poisoning, appearing to come from legitimate sources, asking recipients to click on a link which installs the malware and then sits silently, waiting for users to enter in their credentials to particular sites such as an online banking site

Submission + - SPAM: Severe Shyness? New Study Shows That Anxiety Is... 1

GroMind writes: We all know people who are tense and nervous and can’t relax. They may have been wired differently since childhood. New research by the HealthEmotions Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) indicates that the brains of those suffering from anxiety and severe shyness in social situations consistently respond more strongly to stress, and show signs of being anxious even in situations that others find safe ...
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Crime

Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded 1123

linzeal writes "When the police act as though cameras were the equivalent of guns pointed at them, there is a sense in which they are correct. Cameras have become the most effective weapon that ordinary people have to protect against and to expose police abuse. And the police want it to stop. Judges, juries, and legislatures support the police overwhelmingly on this issue, with only a few cases where those accused of 'shooting' the cops being vindicated through the courts."
GNU is Not Unix

FSF Asks Apple To Comply With the GPL For Clone of GNU Go 482

I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "The Free Software Foundation has discovered that an application currently distributed in Apple's App Store is a port of GNU Go. This makes it a GPL violation, because Apple controls distribution of all such programs through the iTunes Store Terms of Service, which is incompatible with section 6 of the GPLv2. It's an unusual enforcement action, though, because they don't want Apple to just make the app disappear, they want Apple to grant its users the full freedoms offered by the GPL. Accordingly, they haven't sued or sent any legal threats and are instead in talks with Apple about how they can offer their users the GPLed software legally, which is difficult because it's not possible to grant users all the freedoms they're entitled to and still comply with Apple's restrictive licensing terms."

Comment Re:Nope, doesn't get it. (Score 4, Insightful) 532

TBH I find my desktop at home is collecting dust already. I only use it when the pager goes off when I'm on call.

I do most everything else with my iPhone.

I wish I could say it is due to the superior experience I get on it but I can't. Instead I have to admit that the device's size and ease of use enables me to be an even lazier fsck than I was before. Now I don't have to get off the couch at all.
Graphics

How the iPad Is Already Reshaping the Internet (Sans Flash) 532

The Internet's already starting to look different, says Gizmodo, in a piece of interest not only to everyone with an iPad floating around the UPS system, but also those of us thinking about some other kind of tablet in the medium-term future. As they put it, "The iPad doesn't run Flash. If your website uses Flash, it won't play well on the iPad. Turns out, a lot of people want their sites to look pretty on the iPad." And an anonymous reader adds this snippet from Webmonkey: "In anticipation of Saturday's release of the iPad — which doesn't run Flash — Apple has published a list of 'iPad Ready' websites. The sites are all big league sluggers like CNN, The New York Times, People Magazine and MLB.com. Surprisingly, there are also a few video-heavy sites in the mix (Vimeo, Flickr, and TED) which would traditionally rely on Flash Player for video playback."

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