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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 12 declined, 3 accepted (15 total, 20.00% accepted)

Politics

Submission + - Just 21% Want FCC to Regulate Internet... (rasmussenreports.com) 1

masterwit writes: The story reads:
"American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure." Interesting as I did not think the opposition to regulation was this high.

Privacy

Submission + - Woman arrested at ABIA after refusing enhanced pat (kvue.com) 1

masterwit writes: In the wake of recent articles involving the arguable privacy issues and constitutional rights violations involved with the new technology employed by the TSA , back scanners...this happened:
The article states: "One of the first people in line after that shutdown never made it through. She was arrested and banned from the airport.
Claire Hirschkind, 56, who says she is a rape victim and who has a pacemaker-type device implanted in her chest, says her constitutional rights were violated. She says she never broke any laws. But the Transportation Security Administration disagrees."
It will be interesting to see the fallout from this unfortunate situation.

Submission + - Stuxnet virus adds 2 year delay to nuclear program (jpost.com)

masterwit writes: The source is a bit biased it would seem, but there doesn't seem to be much more coverage yet. The article states:
"The Stuxnet virus, which has attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities and which Israel is suspected of creating, has set back the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program by two years, a top German computer consultant who was one of the first experts to analyze the program’s code told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday."
-and-
"This was nearly as effective as a military strike, but even better since there are no fatalities and no full-blown war. From a military perspective, this was a huge success."
-also-
"Widespread speculation has named Israel’s Military Intelligence Unit 8200, known for its advanced Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) capabilities, as the possible creator of the software, as well as the United States."
(just go read the article...)

Java

Submission + - Apache is officially quitting Java's governing bod (theregister.co.uk)

masterwit writes: The article reads:

Apache called the Java 7 and 8 vote the EC's last chance to demonstrate it had any intent to defend the JCP as "an open specification process, and demonstrate that the letter and spirit of the law matter." The law in question is the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA) that sets out the rules for the running of the JCP. By failing to protect the JSPA, the ASF said it's concluded the JCP is no longer an open specification process and that the commercial concerns of one company, Oracle, "will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem."

Funny, I mentioned Oracle in class today and my professor told me to stop using that curse word...

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