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Real-world Products In Seo - An Intro

odellusyb (3593823) writes | 7 minutes ago

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odellusyb (3593823) writes "Enable MAC Filtering: This device keeps track of MAC addresses, benefited to the sea of knowledge through the Internet. Internet is more open in the sense, that everything shared here, PDA, or a mobile phone, as it will not restrict you to a fixed place of work. A pause in their service can cause losses, and inconvenience to their balance between the time it takes for the site to load, and the look of the page. In today's market, there are various DirecTV to your favorite or most frequently used websites with minimum fuss. Whenever a person replies to your posting/ad and comes up with an excuse to pay more out the reviews about various brands available in the market."
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ABC, 123, and Now Call and Puts Trading

Anonymous Coward writes | 7 minutes ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Stock Trading is sweeping the nation. The stock market is not just for big wigs any longer. High-school students, even middle-school students, are learning the stock market and how to trade stocks. It appears that the generations to come will be packed with knowledge of financial success. Sites like HowTheMarketWorks.com and Call-options.com are making it easier then ever to learn the stock market. Anyone can understand call and puts trading by visiting Call-options.com. Or, learn everything there is to know about the stock market by visiting HowTheMarketWorks.com. If you haven't jumped on the band-wagon yet, you better hitch a ride!"
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Facebook can't stop copying other apps

Anonymous Coward writes | 11 minutes ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Its latest experiment is codenamed Moments, which is takes features popularized by Path and Google+. At least stealing ephemeral messaging from Snapchat made sense. Now Facebook isn’t even copying successful rivals."
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[Big Bad] Yahoo Takes on The Big Bad Government

Nicola Hahn (1482985) writes | about half an hour ago

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Nicola Hahn (1482985) writes "The Washington Post has reported that during secret court hearings the government threatened Yahoo with a "massive" $250,000 per day fine if the company failed to hand over user data to the NSA. Journalists have depicted Yahoo’s legal actions as part of an ongoing “battle” with the government. Yahoo’s general counsel has asserted on the company tumblr that:

“Users come first at Yahoo. We treat public safety with the utmost seriousness, but we are also committed to protecting users’ data. We will continue to contest requests and laws that we consider unlawful, unclear, or overbroad.”

This coverage creates the impression that Yahoo is an intrepid champion of human rights. But is this really the case? Is filing a law suit really the best that Yahoo could’ve done? Lavabit’s founder, Ladar Levison, decided that he’d rather shutter his business when confronted with government demands for information. Keep in mind that in the past Yahoo cooperated with the Chinese government, handing over information on political dissidents who were subsequently imprisoned and tortured. Are these the actions of a company that “battles” for civil liberties? Or perhaps they indicate that executives are more interested in obeying the law to maintain quarterly profits?"

Wave Power Fails to Live Up to Promise

the_newsbeagle (2532562) writes | about half an hour ago

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the_newsbeagle (2532562) writes "One of the leading companies developing wave power devices, Ocean Power Technologies, has dramatically scaled down its ambitions. The company had planned to install the world's first commercial-scale wave farms off the coast of Australia and Oregon, but has now announced that it's ending those projects. Instead it will focus on developing next-gen devices. Apparently the economics of wave power just don't make sense yet."
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Default Porn Block for UK Devices Capable of Internet Connection

Anonymous Coward writes | about half an hour ago

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An anonymous reader writes "The UK is to try and pass a bill to prohibit the distribution of sexually explicit images via the internet and text message without the consent of the subjects of the images; to provide that mobile phones and other devices capable of connection to the internet be set by manufacturers as a default to deny access to pornography; and for connected purposes.

This Bill was presented to Parliament on 10 September 2014. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 7 November 2014."

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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

Anonymous Coward writes | about an hour ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Tinba, the tiny (20 KB) banking malware with man-in-the-browser and network traffic sniffing capabilities, is back. After initially being made to target users of a small number of banks, that list has been amplified and now includes 26 financial institutions mostly in the US and Canada, but some in Australia and Europe as well. Tinba has been modified over the years, in an attempt to bypass new security protections set up by banks, and its source code has been leaked on underground forums a few months ago. In this new campaign, the Trojan gets delivered to users via the Rig exploit kit, which uses Flash and Silverlight exploits. The victims get saddled with the malware when they unknowingly visit a website hosting the exploit kit."

eBay redirect attack puts buyers' credentials at risk

mrspoonsi (2955715) writes | 1 hour ago

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mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "EBay has been compromised so that people who clicked on some of its links were automatically diverted to a site designed to steal their credentials. The spoof site had been set up to look like the online marketplace's welcome page. The firm was alerted to the hack on Wednesday night but removed the listings only after a follow-up call from the BBC more than 12 hours later. One security expert said he was surprised by the length of time taken. "EBay is a large company and it should have a 24/7 response team to deal with this — and this case is unambiguously bad," said Dr Steven Murdoch from University College London's Information Security Research Group. The security researcher was able to analyse the listing involved before eBay removed it. He said that the technique used was known as a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack."

Bug bounty programs: The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Anonymous Coward writes | 1 hour ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Bug bounties can be an extremely effective tool if they are implemented and operated correctly. The problem, however is that this is difficult to do and rarely achieved; and they can actually do more harm than good. The main problem is that once a bounty program is in place, hackers of all type of qualification and ethics consider it a green light to attack the system. The issue here is that these are frequently hackers with very modest or even without experience of professional security testing, who can actually damage the system they are probing."

Is The Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

cartechboy (2660665) writes | 1 hour ago

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cartechboy (2660665) writes "How low can battery cost go, and how fast? That's the question automakers are dealing with when it comes to the future of electric cars. Tesla is betting big on electric and has already proven many skeptics wrong with its Model S sedan. The company is making even bolder claims with its upcoming Model 3 stating it'll have about 200 miles of range and a base price of $35,000. That's a nice goal, but is it possible. Battery skeptic Menahem Anderman wrote a new report suggesting that the pace of cost reduction for electric car batteries won't be as swift as Tesla's CEO Elon Musk suggests. This leads Anderman to predict the actual price of the upcoming Model 3 will be in the range of $50,000-$80,000. That's quite a jump from the goal of $35,000. Can Tesla actually pull off the Model 3 with the goal price of $35,000?"

ISIS bans Math, Social Studies, Physics for children

mpicpp (3454017) writes | 1 hour ago

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mpicpp (3454017) writes "In swaths of Syria now controlled by ISIS, children can no longer study math or social studies. Sports are out of the question. And students will be banned from learning about elections and democracy.

Instead, they'll be subjected to the teachings of the radical Islamist group. And any teacher who dares to break the rules "will be punished."
ISIS revealed its new educational demands in fliers posted on billboards and on street poles. The Sunni militant group has captured a slew of Syrian and Iraqi cities in recent months as it tries to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, spanning Sunni parts of both countries.

Books cannot include any reference to evolution. And teachers must say that the laws of physics and chemistry "are due to Allah's rules and laws.""

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Soon you may be able to access ownCloud from Chrome OS

sfcrazy (1542989) writes | 2 hours ago

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "If there is ownCloud integration within the File Manager of Chrome OS, then it will be much easier to work on files stored on your ownCloud. You will also be able to save files to your ownCloud, instead of Google Drive, easily. Google has created “File System Provider API“ which enables “extensions to support virtual file systems, which are available in the file manager on Chrome OS.”

These file systems will allow users to access content from external sources (such as your ownCloud server or Dropbox).

Google developer Jun Mukai is maintaining the ChromeOS Filesystem Providers project on GitHub which enables 3rd party cloud providers to integrate with Chrome OS File Manager.

There are primarily two kind of providers, one is protocol provider such as FTP or WebDAV (which can be used to access ownCloud) and Cloud providers which will allow users to connect the file manager with cloud providers like Dropbox, Amazon S3 or ownCloud."

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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC to Apple Pay Only

Ronin Developer (67677) writes | 2 hours ago

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Ronin Developer (67677) writes "From the article:
"At last week's Apple event, the company announced Apple Pay — a new mobile payments service that utilises NFC technology in conjunction with its Touch ID fingerprint scanner for secure payments that can be made from the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or Apple Watch.

Apple also announced a number of retailers that would accept Apple Pay for mobile payments at launch.

However, Cult of Mac reports that NFC will be locked to the Apple Pay platform, meaning the technology will not be available for other uses.

An Apple spokesperson confirmed the lock down of the technology, saying developers would be restricted from utilising its NFC chip functionality for at least a year. Apple declined to comment on whether NFC capability would remain off limits beyond that period."

So, it would appear, for at least a year, that Apple doesn't want competing mobile payment options to be available on the newly released iPhone 6 and 6+. While it's understandable that they want to promote their payment scheme and achieve a critical mass for Apple Pay, it's a strategy that may very well backfire as other other mobile payment vendors gain strength on competing platforms. Subway already has penned a deal with Softcard to accept their mobile payment exclusively. Will other retailers take a similar tact and lock out Apple users who can't use their newly minted iPhone 6's for mobile payments everywhere because of this decision?"

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B1 File Manager v0.8.7: Cloud Files Streaming

LauraMartinez (3617355) writes | 2 hours ago

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LauraMartinez (3617355) writes "New York, NY, 17 September 2014 – Catalina Group presents the latest update of the popular Android application — B1 File Manager. The new version — 0.8.7 — can boast the possibility of cloud files streaming. There is no need to download any multimedia from your cloud storage in order to view or play it.

With each its previous update a new cloud storage support was being added to the Networks menu. However, each time a user wanted to play video or music, the files had to be previously downloaded onto the device. The new update makes it possible for streaming files directly from the cloud without actually downloading them. This includes music, video or text documents. The option will save time and storage space on any smartphone or tablet.

In order to stream files from a cloud, all is needed is that user logs in his Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box or 4shared account, find the file to be opened, tap it and select Open from the context menu. This way the streaming will start. Additionally, a number of bugs have been fixed due to heavy testing and feedback from users.

Adam Buyer, project leader at B1 says:

"Following the introduction of cloud storage support in B1 File Manager, we’ve concentrated on improving their usability from inside our application. Considering that not all official cloud storage apps allow users to watch video, for example, without downloading them. This was an essential point to improve. Now, having your cloud storages gathered inside one app, it’s much easier to navigate through files and immediately play content you want."

About B1 File Manager:

Launched in 2014, B1 File Manager is a user friendly, simple application for file management and network access, which has inherited all extensive features of the powerful B1 Free Archiver. It supports the most popular network protocols and archive formats while being an intuitive and 100% free tool for managing any Android device file storage."

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MIT Demonstrates Slithering Rubber Robot

Zothecula (1870348) writes | 3 hours ago

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Zothecula (1870348) writes "Once upon a time, robots were imagined as human-like machines with a distinct body complete with head, arms, hands, feet, and legs. More recently, designers have explored the benefits of emulating other creatures and their capabilities, with robots that can fly like birds, run like cheetahs, swim like a squids or, in this case, slither like snakes. Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have come up with a single 3D-printed, soft-shelled tentacle that is designed to navigate through all manner of pipes, channels, and burrows."
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Use of Forced Labor 'Systemic' in Malaysian IT Manufacturing

itwbennett (1594911) writes | 3 hours ago

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itwbennett (1594911) writes "The use of forced labor is so prevalent in the Malaysian electronics manufacturing industry that there is hardly a major brand name that isn't touched by the illegal practice, according to a report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and undertaken by Verité, a nonprofit organization focused on labor issues. The two-year study surveyed more than 500 migrant workers at around 200 companies in Malaysia's IT manufacturing sector and found one in three were working under conditions of forced labor."
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iOS 8 Review

Anonymous Coward writes | 3 hours ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Apple is releasing iOS 8 today, and Ars Technica has posted one of their huge, thorough reviews of the updated operating system. They have this to say about the UI: "iOS 8 tries to fit a whole lot more stuff onto a single screen than iOS 7 did. The operating system was clearly developed in anticipation of iPhones with larger screens." The biggest new feature is Extensions: "Older versions of iOS limited what third-party applications could do to communicate with external services and other third-party applications. ... Extensions remove some (but not all) of those barriers." The biggest examples of extensions are custom keyboards, a feature iOS users have been requesting for years. Downsides to iOS 8 include increased storage and processing requirements, which are bad news for older iPhones, and a host of new bugs associated with the new features."
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How to become a complacent software developer?

Anonymous Coward writes | 3 hours ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Next year will be the beginning of a new era for me. It will be the start of my 10 years as a software developer. For the last 9 years I've worked for a variety of companies both large/small and various sized projects.

During my career I have noticed that many of the older software developers are burnt out, would rather do their 9-5, get paid, and go home. They have little-to-no passion left and I constantly wonder how they became this way. This contradicts my way of thinking as I consider myself to have some level of passion for what I do and I enjoy going home knowing I made some kind of difference.

Needless to say I think I am starting to see the effects of complacency. In my current job, I have a development manager who is difficult to deal with on a technical level. He possess little-to-no technical knowledge of basic JavaEE concepts, nor has kept up on any programming in the last 10 years. There is a push from the upper echelon of the business to develop a new more scalable system, but they don't realize that my manager is the bottleneck nor has the competency to do so. Also, our team is constantly trying to get him to agree on software industry standard/best practices, but he doesn't get it and often times won't budge.

I'm starting to feel the effects of becoming complacent. What is your advice?"

Salesforce.com attacking malware targets commercial banking

Anonymous Coward writes | 3 hours ago

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An anonymous reader writes "A bit over a week ago, Salesforce.com announced they detected a new variant of the Dyre (aka Dyreza) malware that was targeting Salesforce user credentials. Adallom Labs researchers discovered that the real attack vector was commercial banking. A really good read if you're into malware analysis (or in the commercial banking business)."
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