What do you get when you allow companies to gather detailed records of citizens and sell them ? Massive identity theft is what you get
We barely upgraded our iphones fixing a security bug and there’s a new undisclosed multitasking related bug that allows covert recording of user interactions with the screen.
The Samsung S5 is out and it has … wait for it … a fingerprint reader.
Hear that ? It’s the woooshing sound of nintendo going down the pipes.
MtGox went dark and the bitcoin community was quick to pretend they didn’t know them . In a MtGox statement they blame software bugs for the disappearance into unknown hands of 850000 bitcoins and announce filling bankruptcy protection. Confused by the news a TSA agent inspects luggage looking for bitcoin.
Open Source accelerated graphics drivers for the raspberry ?? I’ll believe it when I see accelerated WebKit!
Wanna get rich ? Pick the stocks the SEC employees pick.
GCHQ are appalled at the amount of porn they found in the video they obtained while spying on the private conversations of Yahoo users. They find it vexing that by the simple fact they’re spying the private life of private citizens they might find themselves as employes of the UK govt in possession of child pornography and liable to imprisionment (see what i did there with the link bait ?).
Oh my, Nokia “android”.
Critical security bug on iOS and OSX, OSX still unpatched, caused by a discrete duplicate line of code with poor formatting practices. Grubber note it appeared on the codebase exactly at the same time NSA claims to be able to compromise all iOS.
Exxon is all for fracking EXCEPT on the CEO’s backyard. You’d imagine he’d be all enthusiastic about fracking up all his ranch.
There’s a lot of fake certificates in the wild. While browsers don’t fall for it other things like .. errr … android … fall for it so beware.
New Zeland Trade Minister says the TransPacific Partnership agreement wouldn’t stand public scrutiny. Good thing it’s being negotiated in secret well away from places like Parliaments.
Mistery rock in Mars. I wonder if it has a prize.
China builds own more secure android clone. And by more secure they probably just mean NSA will have an harder time getting into it.
Suicide bombing instructor blows up whole class. If this is real it deserves a darwin award.
Google is selling Motorola to Lenovo for just under $3B after selling the cable division, keeping the patents and gutting it for talent. People say it was a writeoff :) Meanwhile, Google and Samsung sign a peace treaty and Samsung takes over Carphone Warehouse.
British PM says he needs to spy on everybody cause the series on the tele and right on queue FOX announces another season of the 24 documentary which probably won’t cover the Parliament report about the (lack of) legality of the GHCQ who, turns out, together with the NSA declared a Belgian university professor and cryptographer a dangerous terrorist. Faced with all of this, CCC filed criminal charges against the German govt for, in short, cooperating with STASIesque actions. In case you’re confused read up on what happens on the kind of regime the western world is collectively marching to.
The chinese moon rover failed after a month of mission and what do you on a budget squeeze when NASA’s budget is getting slashed left and right ? You force NASA to build a useless $350M testing facility for something that was slashed.
Yeah, we exploded 200000 dollars in a day. And it was all pixels.
So, that hard drive thing I quoted last week might not have been so hot.
The Great Firewall of Britain is doing its job blocking game patches and blocking jQuery. Keeping UK safe on broken site a time. Maybe someone won’t notice the UK govt selling NHS patient data to private companies.
In Portugal, a congressman complained former corruptees now are hostile to former corrupter, his client. Yeah, that happened.
Google bought Nest for 3.2 instagrams. Nobody is thrilled about it.
Nintendo doesn’t see business going well and ponders smartphone apps.
Samsung Galaxy S5 is coming out in, wait of it, in metallic and plastic version and both can be used to play ping pong.
nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah naaaaaah BlackPhone.
On the week the media comes up to speed with NSA physically tampering with mail order computers Germany gives up on deal with the USA, NSA admits mass spying and breaking the internet hasn’t actually done anything to stop terrorism, Bruce Schneier briefs the US Congress on what the NSA won’t tell them and he learned as a result of what is considered an act of treason and Obama announces nothing will actually change.
A Briton laments how UKs’ oil money was fundamentally stolen by a small select group while the Norwegians are all fundamentally millionaires.
Facebook fazes out story ads. Stay tuned for something much worse.
How do you stop piracy in China ? You distribute content there. Revolutionary!
The current canadian govt puts a crowning achievement to its book burning career by destroying irreplaceable historic scientific manuscripts.
Oh Snap. snapchat keeps making tears for its users and lulz for everybody else.
The EU is having a public consultation on copyright reform. They’re not giving a lot of time to answer and make it as awkward and complicated as possible as if they don’t want any answers but helpful people have made websites to help you reply.
On other copyright news the portuguese RIAA/MPAA decided to sue Portugal cause the Supreme Court found their largest income source is illegal while a study finds only one company follows the DRM deposit law in Portugal. Did I hear someone say crooks ?
Apple says they didn’t assist NSA in developing their cracking tools which is totally believable considering there’s always a jailbreak available. On other news, Barnaby Jack accidentally overdosed on drugs. See, I wrote that with a straight face.
The rescue of the scientists in antartica is turning into a sad sadsong as the third icebreaker is sent in to rescue to the other two icebreakers who were sent in to save the science ship.
On 1st world news, a US judge puts american rule of law on par with Syria and Lebanon. Lebanon hasn’t commented yet.
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