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Submission + - Slashdot is broken! (slashdot.org) 3

jackb_guppy writes: Slashdot today has been unusable by stupid java tricks that keep refreshing the home page very 20 seconds.

In other news the NAS is reading this post!

Submission + - Tool reveals iPad and iPhone user locations (scmagazine.com.au)

mask.of.sanity writes: A researcher has found that Apple user locations can be potentially determined by tapping into Apple Maps and he has created a Python tool to make the process easier.

iSniff GPS accesses Apple's database of wireless access points, which is collected by iPhones and iPads that have GPS and wifi location services enabled.

Apple uses this 'crowd-sourced' data to run its location services, however the location database is not meant to be public.

You can download the tool via Giuthub.

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Submission + - iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems (networkworld.com) 1

alphadogg writes: Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems. The continuing posts at Apple's tech support site and at online forums show users with existing iPhone and iPads frustrated by a flurry of different problems, including a "grayed out" Wi-Fi option, dropped connections, slow connection speeds, and having to connect manually to a Wi-Fi access point. Separately, there are posts by some owners of the new iPhone 5, released last Friday, also about Wi-Fi problems. Confusedly, these are problems that are unrelated to the Wi-Fi glitch last week when iOS 6 was first released.
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Man Uses Remote Logon To Help Find Laptop Thief Screenshot-sm 251

After his computer was stolen, Jose Caceres used a remote access program to log on every day and watch it being used. The laptop was stolen on Sept. 4, when he left it on top of his car while carrying other things into his home. "It was kind of frustrating because he was mostly using it to watch porn," Caceres said. "I couldn't get any information about him." Last week the thief messed up and registered on a web site with his name and address. Jose alerted the police, who arrested a suspect a few hours later. The moral of the story: never go to a porn site where you have to register.

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