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Submission + - Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games ( 1

ZerXes writes: Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games and its owner Take-Two Interactive over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that she alleges is an "unequivocal" representation of her image, according to the Associated Press. The suit was reportedly filed today in Manhattan, claiming that Lohan's voice and image are reproduced in the game, as well as styles directly from her clothing line. Take-Two did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Submission + - Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits (

Advocatus Diaboli writes: "Thousands of Facebook Inc. users received an unsettling message two years ago: They were being locked out of the social network because Facebook believed they were robots or using fake names. To get back in, the users had to prove they were real. In fact, Facebook knew most of the users were legitimate. The message was a test designed to help improve Facebook's antifraud measures. In the end, no users lost access permanently. The experiment was the work of Facebook's Data Science team, a group of about three dozen researchers with unique access to one of the world's richest data troves: the movements, musings and emotions of Facebook's 1.3 billion users"

and there is more..

"Until recently, the Data Science group operated with few boundaries, according to a former member of the team and outside researchers. At a university, researchers likely would have been required to obtain consent from participants in such a study. But Facebook relied on users' agreement to its Terms of Service, which at the time said data could be used to improve Facebook's products. Those terms now say that user data may be used for research. "There's no review process, per se," said Andrew Ledvina, a Facebook data scientist from February 2012 to July 2013. "Anyone on that team could run a test," Mr. Ledvina said. "They're always trying to alter peoples' behavior." He recalled a minor experiment in which he and a product manager ran a test without telling anyone else at the company. Tests were run so often, he said, that some data scientists worried that the same users, who were anonymous, might be used in more than one experiment, tainting the results."

Comment Not that uncommon (Score 1) 572

It depends on the company and its policy's of course but this is not that uncommon. I would say that in most cases this is not for spying on the employees rather protecting them by letting IDS/IPS-systems be able to read the network traffic even when using SSL to find botnets, infected hosts and malware. But the solution sure makes it *possible* for the company to spy on the employees and my personal opinion is that a company using this technique should make sure the employees know that SSL is being intercepted.

Comment Re:yep, i do this all the time (Score 1) 90

You can easily see what networks the phone has saved as it probes for them even if it is connected to a network already. There are application which just listens to what networks phones and other devices probes for and then automatically broadcast a SSID that matches to make them connect. By this method you could get just any phone in the area to connect to you at the same time.

Comment Re:It's the providers fault... (Score 1) 246

actually, Comcast is offering a very good 6RD service to its customers. 6RD is my favorite IPv6 tunneling technology as it is more or less as good as native. It gives you your own globaly routed /64 v6 prefixes from you ISPs v6-pool and if configured correctly it is as effective as native v6 would be. I work at a major ISP in Sweden and we are currently looking in to deploying 6RD to be able to deliver IPv6 to all of our customers within the near future. More about Comcasts 6RD here:

Submission + - Apple devices leaving the store insecurely configured ( 1

troyhunt writes: It seems that Apple, as part of their demo and support processes, are connecting new Macs and iOS devices to an in-store Wi-Fi network without any encryption. Whilst not necessarily transferring any sensitive data at the time, the devices have been found to then willingly connect to rogue access points such as a Wi-Fi Pineapple as soon as they leave the store. Is Apple’s in-store process putting customers at risk?

Submission + - Man arrested for Spamhaus DDoS attack (

ZerXes writes: Washington Post reports that a Dutch citizen was arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country.

Submission + - Facebook hits One Billion users ( 1

ZerXes writes: Facebook has officially reached one billion active users, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced in a official blog post.

'This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.

If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.

Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.

I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.'

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