Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?
Regulators don't give a fuck. No one does. I've been getting robodialers to my cell phone endlessly. They all come out of blocks of phone numbers provided by one datacenter (they own blocks around the country). They won't do anything. The regulatory bodies in states the numbers call from won't do anything. FCC won't do anything. FTC won't do anything. I've contacted my state AG. I've contacted my senators and congressmen.
No one gives a flying shit about this kind of thing. It is infuriating.
New Facebook Update Lets You Choose News Feed Content
Twitter is going to start curating your feed for you as well... http://phandroid.com/2014/09/04/twitter-facebook-style-filtered-feed/
Long-term Study Finds No Link Between Video Game Violence and Real Violence
Violence as a whole is drastically down the last two decades as a whole - so a meaningless correlation if there is one.
Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches
Yeah, no one could ever tamper with the mail.
American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens
While cumbersome, you'd login to your account, magically find the tab and you could generate a 1 time credit card number. You could set a one time balance, set a monthly balance for recurring charges, etc.
Fantastic for any online purchases you make. But, in reality - how many times are CC #'s getting stolen online vs in real life?
Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys
"can be" is the keyword there... Seeing how easily previous systems were compromised this doesn't have much promise behind it.
Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M
Doesn't matter. Acquiring company can just purchase IP and not the corporation - thus invalidating all the cute "do no harm" language.
IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division
Parent means enterprise consulting "no one ever got fired for buying IBM"
If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?
Our SaaS is hosted on both AWS and Azure. It one goes down, the other picks up the slack. It is far from easy to configure, but you want real redundancy you need to do it.
Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct
Oh, you mean they store the password in plain text? That is the easiest give away there are poor security practices - password max lengths. Once hashed passwords all have the same length, so avoid those sites like the plague.
Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court
Sadly this is closer to reality
GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus
That Wolf Blitzer has at the moment. Between this and Ebola, CNN has the next few months of programming on a silver platter.
After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts
Amazing how the government freaked out over H1N1 years ago and simply nothing happened. Yet, a real virus is on the move and "everything is a-ok" is the word from everyone.
Yes yes, you only get it if you come in contact with feces, vomit, etc, but that perception is there now that it is in the US.
Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?
I do all native for my development. But, if you design your business and storage layers correctly, it is all but a few "find and replaces" to convert ObjC to Java. Then all you have to worry about is your UI. Apps that took months to sort out business logic have been ported (business layer) to the other platform in a day.
Where Whistleblowers End Up Working
The Obama Admin has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all former administrations combined AFAIK. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/16/obama-whistleblower-prosecutions-press_n_3091137.html
Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
You are probably more right than you realize. If the phone is parallel to your leg it won't bend. If it rests non-parallel against your thigh and you sit down, the fabric of your clothes will stretch it around your thigh, thus bending it.
Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6
What do people expect Apple to say when all they are selling are the smaller phones? OH THATS A GREAT PHONE SAMSUNG. No, they are going to describe how theirs is better.
Reviewers are shills for whoever is giving them free stuff so their reviews are useless.
Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only
I doubt Apple will open NFC up. They released their proprietary ibeacon technology which oh a few aspects has a leg up on NFC. I don't see them undercutting iBeacons.
Funding Tech For Government, Instead of Tech For Industry
Lets say you have the best "mobile app" to do whatever, XYZ.
Oh great, govt customer wants it. They see it today. Well, thanks to procurement, it will be 18 months before they actually buy it. But, by that point, the product will have changed a good bit - well because that is what software does now a day. But, that isn't what Gov manager wanted - they want what they saw 18 months ago.
The sales cycle will chew startups up and spit them out. Not many can accommodate 18 month+ sales cycles.
And that even excludes the issues of continuing resolutions means they don't have cash to buy buy many shiny new objects.
Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case
In the end, no worker harmed by this policy will see a dime of the $320m the government is fining them. In the end, $320m is a drop in the bucket for these firms and won't change a thing.
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