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Submission Summary: 0 pending, 4 declined, 2 accepted (6 total, 33.33% accepted)

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Submission + - Science skeptic Ted Cruz to oversee NASA and US Science programs (huffingtonpost.com)

romanval writes: In a move that shows how the last election is turning the U.S. into a bizzaro state, Senator Ted Cruz (R- Tx); a man who claims there isn't enough evidence to prove climate change is occurring, is to chair the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, where he will oversee NASA and U.S. science programs. Fellow climate change denier Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will also chair the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard upon his confirmation.
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Submission + - The inner world of gov-sponsored white-hat hacking (arstechnica.com) 2

romanval writes: Anonymous leaked emails of white-hat hacker firm HBGary shows how it develops and markets products to government agencies.

Includes information of advanced rootkits, collections of 0-day unpublished exploit vectors (aka "Juicy Fruit"), Amounts that the rootkit typically sell for (about $60K), rootkits with keyboard loggers that disguise payload as ad click tracking data, the usage of social networking bots to investigate a particular group, and lots more.

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