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Submission + - SPAM: An Analysis Of Root Criteria For iOS

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Submission + - Successful Ebola vaccine will be fast-tracked for use (bbc.com)

Applehu Akbar writes: Merck has developed an Ebola vaccine which, according to Lancet is showing virtually complete effectiveness in preventing infection by the dreaded disease. Is is now being fast-tracked for general distribution by 2018.

Submission + - The Infuriating Math Behind Overbooking (popularmechanics.com) 1

schwit1 writes: “The most frustrating part? This math could be tuned to ensure the maximum number of tickets sold with a near zero percent chance too many people show up. Instead, the most profitable solutions often involve a decent chance a few passengers getting screwed, because the extra ticket sales outweigh having to put someone up in a hotel now and then. So just make sure you get to the airport early, and hope that someone else is running late.”

Submission + - Anti-Malaria Drug may cure type 1 diabetes (diabetesdaily.com)

schwit1 writes: Researchers using an artemisinin treatment manage to get pancreatic cells to produce insulin instead of glucagon.

Scientists at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences revealed that artemisinins, which are an FDA approved treatment for malaria “transform” glucagon producing alpha cells in the pancreas to instead insulin producing cells that acquire the features of beta cells–the ones attacked by the immune system in type 1 diabetes.

Submission + - Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment (latimes.com)

rpavlicek writes: Research done by MIT late this year has shown that light signals can improve the brain's neuron gamma frequency which can reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease (by removing brain plaque). Beneficial effects were found in both intercranial and optical stimuli. From the LA times:

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.
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In mice, these effects were limited to the visual cortex. In humans with Alzheimer’s, that’s not one of the brain regions that gets gummed up early or significantly by amyloid plaques. But the authors of the new research held out hope that the light therapy might induce gamma oscillations, or their immune-boosting effect, more broadly in human brains, or that some change in delivery of the light might extend its effects to brain regions, such as the hippocampus, that are profoundly affected by Alzheimer’s.


Submission + - Linux Mint 18.1 Officially Released with Cinnamon and MATE Flavors

prisoninmate writes: It happened faster than we thought, and while some of you are probably already downloading the final release of the Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon and MATE editions, they've now been officially announced, which also means that the upgrade path from Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" is in place. Based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Linux Mint 18.1 has been dubbed Serena, and it ships in two officially supported flavors, with the Cinnamon 3.2 and MATE 1.16 desktop environments. It's powered by Ubuntu's long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, and includes improved X-Apps, Update Manager, and Software Sources components.

Submission + - New Ransomware offers the decryption keys if you infect your friends (bleepingcomputer.com)

Gumbercules!! writes: Yesterday, a new in-development ransomware was discovered by MalwareHunterTeam called Popcorn Time (unrelated to the streaming service of the same name) that intends to give victim's a very unusual, and criminal, way of getting a free decryption key for their files. With Popcorn Time, not only can a victim pay a ransom to get their files back, but they can also try to infect two other people and have them pay the ransom in order to get a free key. Infected victims are given a "referral code" and if two people are infected by that code and pay up — the original victim is given their decryption key (potentially).

Submission + - Aristotle on Trolling

Max Hyre writes: from the how'd-he-find-out-about-that? dept.

A newly-discovered (and translated) papyrus holds Aristotle's analysis of trolling , and exactly on point it is, too. Though hardly suprising for an expert on excellence.

Abstract That trolling is a shameful thing, and that no one of sense would accept to be called 'troll', all are agreed; but what trolling is, and how many its species are, and whether there is an excellence of the troll, is unclear. [....]

Submission + - SPAM: 1 Patient, 7 Tumors and 100 Billion Cells Equal 1 Striking Recovery

schwit1 writes: The remarkable recovery of a woman with advanced colon cancer, after treatment with cells from her own immune system, may lead to new options for thousands of other patients with colon or pancreatic cancer, researchers are reporting. Her treatment was the first to successfully target a common cancer mutation that scientists have tried to attack for decades. Until now, that mutation has been bulletproof, so resistant to every attempt at treatment that scientists have described it as ‘undruggable.'
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Submission + - Google Global Cache coming to Cuba

lpress writes: The Associated Press reports that on Monday Eric Schmidt will be in Havana to sign a deal bringing Google Global Cache to Cuba. This will be a win for the Cuban people, Google and the Obama administration.

Submission + - Can't Hear in Noisy Places is a real medical condition (wsj.com)

turkeydance writes: called Hidden Hearing Loss:
Now there’s growing evidence that the causes of problems processing speech amid noise are different than the causes of problems hearing sound. Scientists believe exposure to loud noises can erode the brain’s ability to listen selectively and decode words, without causing traditional hearing damage. Difficulty understanding speech amid noise can set in long before traditional hearing loss.
Hearing loss in adults is usually associated with damage to the tiny hair cells that line the inner ear and transfer sound signals to nerve fibers that lead to the brain. Aging, trauma and noise exposure can all cause those hair cells to deteriorate.

New research suggests that the synapses connecting the hair cells to nerve fibers are even more vulnerable and suffer permanent damage long before the hair cells deteriorate, bringing about the difficulties in selective listening.

Submission + - AirPods Delay Attributed To Apple Ensuring Both Earpieces Receive Audio (macrumors.com)

An anonymous reader writes: AirPods were originally slated to launch in October, but the wireless earphones were later delayed. Apple said it needed "a little more time" before they are ready for customers, and it has yet to provide an official update since. While the exact reason for the delay remains unclear, a person familiar with the development of AirPods told The Wall Street Journal that Apple's troubles appear to be related to its "efforts to chart a new path for wireless headphones," in addition to resolving what happens when users lose one of the earpieces or the battery dies. The Wall Street Journal reports: "A person familiar with the development of the AirPod said the trouble appears to stem from Apple’s effort to chart a new path for wireless headphones. In most other wireless headphones, only one earpiece receives a signal from the phone via wireless Bluetooth technology; it then transmits the signal to the other earpiece. Apple has said AirPod earpieces each receive independent signals from an iPhone, Mac or other Apple device. But Apple must ensure that both earpieces receive audio at the same time to avoid distortion, the person familiar with their development said. That person said Apple also must resolve what happens when a user loses one of the earpieces or the battery dies."

Submission + - Twitter Cuts API Access for Surveillance Tool That Let Police Spy on Activists 1

blottsie writes: Twitter has cut ties with a third social network surveillance firm, citing company policies intended to safeguard users against the surreptitious collection of data by law enforcement agencies, according to an exclusive report from the Daily Dot.

The severed contract follows Twitter nullifying the commercial data agreements of two other leading social-network-surveillance firms, Geofeedia and Snaptrends.

The company, Ontario-based Media Sonar, brazenly advertised its software in private talks with police as useful for monitoring activists across multiple social networks, documents obtained through open-records requests show.

Submission + - DHS Tried to Breach Our Firewall, Says Georgia's Secretary of State (cyberscoop.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Georgia’s secretary of state has claimed the Department of Homeland Security tried to breach his office’s firewall and has issued a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking for an explanation. Brian Kemp issued a letter to Johnson on Thursday after the state’s third-party cybersecurity provider detected an IP address from the agency’s Southwest D.C. office trying to penetrate the state’s firewall. According to the letter, the attempt was unsuccessful. The attempt took place on Nov. 15, a few days after the presidential election. The office of the Georgia Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the state’s elections. “At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network,” Kemp wrote in the letter, which was also sent to the state’s federal representatives and senators. “Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network. This is especially odd and concerning since I serve on the Election Cyber Security Working Group that your office created.” “The Department of Homeland Security has received Secretary Kemp’s letter,” a DHS spokesperson told CyberScoop. “We are looking into the matter. DHS takes the trust of our public and private sector partners seriously, and we will respond to Secretary Kemp directly.” Georgia was one of two states that refused cyber-hygiene support and penetration testing from DHS in the leadup to the presidential election. The department had made a significant push for it after hackers spent months exposing the Democratic National Committee’s internal communications and data.

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