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Comment Re:And? (Score 2) 82

I care. I think this list is great! I've been looking for sites where I can find pirated material for quite a while now without success but within minutes of this list being published, I was filling up my bandwith with downloading torrents. A++, would read again.

Submission + - federal judge sentences woman to three years for s (allthingsd.com)

derGoldstein writes: From AllThingsD: "Today a federal judge in Florida sentenced a woman to three years in prison and fined her $166,000 for selling counterfeit chips around the world to more than 1,000 buyers, among them companies selling equipment to the U.S. Navy. It’s being described as the first federal sentence for selling counterfeit chips. ... She was charged alongside Shannon L. Wren, now deceased, and together, they were accused of running a company called VisionTech... The DOJ says that on more than 35 separate occasions, they sold some 59,540 chips worth about $425,000. When customers who bought them complained that the chips were fakes — they didn’t work — McCloskey and Wren took no action."

Submission + - How to Stop the Next WikiLeaks

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "Eli Lake reports that the nation's 16 intelligence agencies are using a program called SureView that makes it easier to spy on the spies and catch whistleblowers early in the act. SureView is a type of auditing software that specializes in “behavior-based internal monitoring" that monitors the intelligence officer’s computer activity. If the officer acts like a potential leaker, sending an encrypted email or using an unregistered thumb drive, the analyst might push a button and watch a screen video of the officer’s last hour of work. Once a case is made that a leak might be imminent, it is checkmate: the agent is thwarted. “Had SureView been on Bradley Manning’s machine, no one would know who Bradley Manning is today,” says Ryan Szedelo, manager for Raytheon’s SureView software. The intelligence community has had auditing software for years. SureView came on the market in 2002. But the programs were buggy and often prone to false positives, alerting a network administrator too often to routine behavior. “The technology has gotten substantially better in the last year,” says Jeffrey Harris, a former head of the National Reconnaissance Office. “The problem with audit files was it took an army of people to understand them. Now we have rule-driven systems and expert systems that help us reason through the data.”"

Submission + - Russian Telco MTS bans Skype, other VoIP

An anonymous reader writes: MTS, one of the three largest mobile carriers in Russia, have been buying up smaller cable TV and Internet providers across the country, and besides the GSM/3G cellphone service they now also offer cable TV and home broadband Internet access. And their unified TOS (Russian; mirror) for home broadband now says: "3.4.4. The customer may not use the Services for the purpose of transferring voice over the Internet; Skype and other similar software is forbidden." (screenshot). Really, why would you need to phone over the Internet, comrade, when you have a perfectly good cellphone [from MTS, assumingly]?

Submission + - How Apple conquered enterprise mobility, without t (networkworld.com)

alphadogg writes: When Apple's then-CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod 10 years ago this month, no one, including him, could predict that it would pave the way for Apple to dominate the emerging mobile enterprise. How it did so reveals Jobs' true legacy: not Apple's products, but Apple itself. Just a few years ago, it was rare to find an Apple Mac laptop or desktop anywhere in America's biggest companies. Yet today, according to Apple, over 90% of the biggest companies in America are deploying or at least testing Apple products, specifically the iOS-based mobile devices, the iPhone and iPad, and doing so in large numbers. The two products are transforming mobility in the enterprise, and the iPhone 4S introduced this week promises continued transformation. "Four years ago, what percentage of these [companies] had any kind of corporate relationship with Apple?" asks Dan Kerzner, senior vice president of mobile for MicroStrategy, a business intelligence software vendor. "I would contend it was very small."

Submission + - Balanced look at Wall Street protests (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: This is a smart but balanced look at the Occupy Wall Street protests. Just looking at tweets, it appears that people like it from across the political spectrum, from Harry Shearer (progressive talk show host and voice of Mr. Burns and Smithers), JP Barlow (lyricist for the Grateful Dead and cofounder of the EFF), and Nick Gillespie (managing editor of the well-known libertarian site Reason.com).

Submission + - Mozilla WebAPI cracks Apple's walled garden (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: .. and not just Apple's. The basic idea is to add mobile phone APIs to the growing collection of HTML related standards. If this was to happen an HTML5/JavaScript app could work with the phone's native hardware as easily as a native app — but would work on any phone!
A WebAPI app would be impossible for Apple or Microsoft to control because it doesn't need approval or an app store to be installed. The only way of keeping such apps out would be to not support WebAPI — and hence to not be standards compliant. Mozilla is serious about this as it is hiring enginers to work on the project.


Submission + - Nexus Prime Teaser Video After iPhone 4S Launch (eweekeurope.co.uk)

celineroux writes: "Samsung Nexus Prime “Ice Cream Sandwich” smartphone is flashed ahead of CTIA launch. (...)

Just hours after Apple unveiled its iPhone 4S, Samsung Mobile released a brief video as a teaser for its forthcoming Android-based Nexus Prime smartphone, which the company is expected to unveil alongside Google at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications conference in San Diego, California, on 11 October."


Submission + - Firefox devs mull dumping Java to stop BEAST attac (theregister.co.uk)

rastos1 writes: In a demonstration last Friday, it took less than two minutes for researchers Thai Duong and Juliano Rizzo to wield the exploit to recover an encrypted authentication cookie used to access a PayPal user account. The researchers settled on a Java applet as their means to bypass SOP, leading Firefox developers to discuss blocking the framework in a future version of the browser.
“I recommend that we blocklist all versions of the Java Plugin,” Firefox developer Brian Smith wrote on Tuesday in a discussion on Mozilla's online bug forum. “My understanding is that Oracle may or may not be aware of the details of the same-origin exploit. As of now, we have no ETA for a fix for the Java plugin.”

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