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Submission + - How Secure is your WiFi? Not Very,... (howtogeek.com)

SternisheFan writes: HowToGeek.com explores the question of how secure WiFi really is. I'll insert a quick paste from the (well written) article below, though the linked article really needs to be read fully (including the comments) in order to be properly discussed on Slashdot. The answer seems to be, 'Not very secure at all.' "

"At the end of the day, maybe the question to ask is “What do I need to do to make it not worth a casual hacker’s time to penetrate my network?” or “What is the real cost of having my network compromised?”, and going from there. There is no quick and easy answer...

Submission + - Petition to have the FCC take control of the network from Verizon and AT&T (moveon.org)

c008644 writes: There is apetition over at moveon.org demanding that the FCC take control of the backbone of the internet from the ISPs. The petition states that the internet in today’s day and age is more of a utility as people use it in their daily lives, yet with companies like AT&T and Verizon fighting to maintain status quo instead of improving their networks, America has fallen in terms of network speed and risen in prices. (Paraphrased)

This appears to have been just submitted as it does not have any signatures yet, but it is an interesting read.

Submission + - Matt Taibbi discusses his recent article, Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail, (cpa-connecticut.com)

Barefootaccountant writes: "Matt Taibbi discusses his recent article, Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail, on Democracy Now, March 22, 2012. In the interview, he discusses whether Bank of America committed various scams, fraud, and illegal acts, including the knowng sale of poor quality mortgage-backed securities, bid rigging, illegal fee gouging of the unemployed, etc."
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Submission + - The Internet IS for porn. (extremetech.com)

Reeses writes: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.

While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most trafficked parts of the internet. According to Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner, which tracks users across the web with a cookie, dozens of adult destinations populate the top 500 websites. Xvideos, the largest porn site on the web with 4.4 billion page views per month, is three times the size of CNN or ESPN, and twice the size of Reddit. LiveJasmin isn’t much smaller. YouPorn, Tube8, and Pornhub — they’re all vast, vast sites that dwarf almost everything except the Googles and Facebooks of the internet.

Comment Boring (Score 1) 207

Sciencewise (yes, that is a word if I say it is) the moon is the most boring thing in our solar system. There is nothing to learn from putting humans on it again. I do not mind spending money (our money or the Russians) on science, but let's set our sights higher (higher than the moon, get it).

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