Should Newsweek Have Outed Satoshi Nakamoto's Personal Details?
The simple fact is that BitCoin is drawing a lot of mainstream media interest. Given that nobody really knows who's behind it, (and for those really suspicious of a conspiracy, what all this crowd sourced crypto is analyzing), it's certain to draw questions. Like the ST:TNG episode "Clues", we have a series of minor mysteries on our hands.
But nevertheless, it isn't clear to me that Newsweek outed the right guy. As odd as Nakamoto appeared in the article, I'm left with feeling that the reporter is the one that's acting weird.
F-Secure: Android Accounted For 97% of All Mobile Malware In 2013
That may be true in the US, but i've heard from friends overseas that other markets prefer their own stores, like a Chinese phone will have a custom rom and local app store, of which the legitimacy of the apps may come into question.
Phil Zimmerman Launching Secure "Blackphone"
On the black phone, where did the PRNG come from?
Ask Slashdot: Can We Still Trust FIPS?
Based on what I understand of the FIPS process (which is little, admittedly), the whole exercise to put your crypto under the microscope results in eliminating a number of coding mistakes and implementation problems. So even if the algorithms themeselves are potentially weakened (we don't know ), a FIPS approved product that's had 3rd party scrutiny is probably still better off than one that wasn't, due to cleaning up implementation issues with the keys, random numbers and algorithms.
Early Apple Employees Talk Memories of Steve Jobs, Thoughts On New Movie
the way that mr. fernandez comes across in the interview, it sounds like there is a single definitive history that only he knows about and resistant to share. it's not like movies are used as definitive pieces of history, it's essentially folklore at best.
First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess
is that this experience annoyed so many people, a lot of people will turn the feature off. Then when a real alert that affects a large population comes out, such as a Shelter in Place alert, a lot of people won't get the message.
The emergency system should only be used for disasters, not for amber alerts. I personally received the exact same alert 5 times.
Cybercrooks Increasingly Use Tor Network To Control Botnets
The article found two examples of using Tor, and had already identified one from the past. That's the justification for the "increasingly using Tor" headline? Then again, I'm surprised that they didn't run with a headline of "Malware using Tor Doubled!"
New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed
Seems like that's a critical part of this story and the reason is not mentioned.
Apple Details US Requests For Customer Data
"The most common requests came from police investigating crimes or searching for people". Searching for people would mean that each request would affect one account. 4,000-5,000 requests affecting 10,000 accounts implies that each request touched on average two accounts (a caller and a recipient?). In addition, it doesn't say how much data was slurped out of each request either - is it a particular imessage or a whole dump of all imessage records, or is it tapping all imessages to come?
Keeping Your Data Private From the NSA (And Everyone Else)
Encryption is fine and dandy, but your metadata is still exposed. Unless you have a Tor for your mobile traffic, then your metadata is still effectively exposed in the clear.
The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online
I don't know of any other place to get most of these nowadays. Lots of memories and magazines that I miss
Microsoft, Partners Probed Over Bribery Claims
The whistleblower was either working for Microsoft or on Microsoft's behalf.
"a Microsoft official in China directed the whistle-blower to pay bribes to government officials to win business deals"
Is It Worth Paying Extra For Fast SD Cards?
I once went to frys to pick up some extra cards, and the sales rep told me that if I buy the more expensive cards, it will improve the quality of my pictures because they will be sharper and more colorful. I am still trying to figure out how he justifies that statement.
Why Microsoft Got Into the Console Business
"Cooperate with us or we will crush you". Geez I wonder why Sony would ever give such a cold shoulder to such a friendly gesture?
How Videogames Help Fund the Arms Industry
"We want to know explicitly how the rifle is to be used, ensuring that we are shown in a positive light"
I agree with the above posters that licensing the right to use a the title is a fair practice. What is not fair is the restrictions placed on how the item can be used in the game. You are licensing the right to use the name of a real world weapon, and end up signing away the rights of how a gun can be used and who could use them in a game. How is that a fair depiction of the real world? It's like paying to be an advertiser for the gun company..
30 Years of the Apple Lisa and the Apple IIe
The only reason I learned 6502 assembly was because of the articles in Hardcore Computist, a quasi-legit hacking magazine for the Apple II
30 Years of the Apple Lisa and the Apple IIe
that must mean I'm .... really old now.
iPod Engineer Tony Fadell On the Unique Nature of Apple's Design Process
Sounds like that internal milestone is a special bar. How many projects reach that milestone? Is it more than 1 out of 10?
Fukushima's Fallout of Fear
Experts believe that the many thousands who fled from the Fukushima nuclear disaster received very low doses of radiation
It seems to me that one explanation that many thousands received a low doses of radiation is BECAUSE they fled, not in spite of it which is what the summary seems to imply. And being told there is nothing to see here while a nuclear plant is actually going through a meltdown, then suddely told you must evacuate, well that seems like a category for stress. It's not like they could see if they are in danger or not, and they have no way of measuring how much danger they face (from possible exposure), so yeah, that's going to screw with your head.
Foxconn Accused of Taking Bribes
The reason that you have to take all those anti-bribery / anti-corruption classes is not because of a theoretical chance that you might be put in those situations. It's because that certain countries, bribery is the expected way of doing business.
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