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Submission + - DeviceScape application ported to the OpenMoko

coffeeisclassy writes: Despite all of the difficulties surrounding the OpenMoko platform, commercial application development appears to be continuing. DeviceScape has been ported to the OpenMoko, allowing OpenMoko users to seamlessly sign on to wi-fi networks with custom sign on requirements (like Boingo & Starbucks), a much needed feature given the lack of 3G support on the FreeRunner.
Security

Submission + - Sabotage At Energy Department Facility (acs.org)

wjousts writes: Chemical and Engineering News is reporting that more than 3,500 protein crystal samples were destroyed in a deliberate act of vandalism at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, CA. The laboratory performs x-ray crystallography to elucidate protein structures and although at least some data had be collected on most of the samples, about 120 samples had were new and had not be analyzed yet. It may take weeks to months to recreate the lost samples.

Both the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating.

Privacy

Submission + - Your browser history is showing

tiffanydanica writes: For a lot of us our browser history is something we consider private, or at least not something we want to expose to every website we visit.Web2.0collage is showing just how easy it is (with code!)for sites to determine what sites you visit. When you visit the site it sniffs your browser history, and creates a collage of the (safe for work) sites that you visit. It is an interesting application of potentially scary technology (imagine a job application site using this to screen candidates). You can jump right into having your history sniffed if you so desire. While the collages are cool on their own merit, they also serve as an illustration of the privacy implications of browser history sniffing.

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