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Submission + - Slashdot is responsible for adware (

Bujang Lapok writes: "SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements."

Submission + - Major OpenSSL bug found (

Bujang Lapok writes: OpenSSL implementation bug found which affects the majority of secure services (https, smtps, pop3s, openvpn etc). The vulnerability if exploited can cause the leak of the private keys. The fix is out, patch NOW!

Submission + - Is America's military preparing for the last war and not the future? (

An anonymous reader writes: The US has been 'pivoting' and 're-balancing' to the Pacific region for sometime now. Militarily, America has developed an AirSea Battle concept to challenge China's military rise. This includes new drone-like long range bombers, cruise missiles, stealth subs etc. However, the concept may already be outdated at Cyber weapons can damage the command and control of any weapons system. America should instead develop a new AirSeaCyber concept to defeat enemies around the globe. If your enemies computers don't work because they are infected with malware and viruses, then you win the war without firing a shot.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - MacBook Pro with Retina display video review (

redkemper writes: This week we take a look at Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro with Retina display, arguably the best laptop ever made. It’s thinner, it’s lighter, and it’s borderline insane in many ways — a whopping 2880 x 1800-pixel display, no ethernet port, no optical drive, and it starts at $2,199. You won’t want to miss our walkthrough...

Submission + - Fedora Introduces Offline Updates (

itwbennett writes: "Thanks to a new feature approved this week by the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee, you won't hear Fedora 18 users bragging about systems that have been running continuously for months on end. 'Fedora's new Offline System Update feature will change the current system to something that is more Windows- and OS X-like: while many updates can still be made on the fly, certain package updates will require the system to be restarted so the patches can be applied in a special mode, according to the Fedora wiki page on the feature,' writes blogger Brian Proffitt."

Swiss Bank Has 43-Page Dress Code 212

Tasha26 writes "The HR of Swiss bank UBS AG came up with an innovative 43-page document (French) to establish fashion 'dos' and 'don'ts' in their retail branches. Among the rules are such things as: 'neither sex should allow their underwear to appear,' perhaps Dilbert was a bit ahead of them on that. The document also mentions smells and 'avoid garlic and onion-based dishes.'"

Racy Danish Tabloid May Sue Apple For App Rejection 319

the_arrow writes "In Denmark the tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet usually have scantily clad ladies on page 9. When making an iPad application, Apple of course rejected it because of that. However, Ekstra Bladet is not happy with that, and many sites report that Ekstra Bladet is thinking about taking Apple to European court for 'unfair censorship and anti-competitive behaviour.'"

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