Publication: ArsTechnica

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Stealthy new malware snatching credit cards from retailer’s POS systems

US Computer Emergency Response Team, in cooperation with the Secret Service and researchers at Trustwave’s Spiderlabs, have  issued an alert about a newly-identified variant of malware installed on point-of-sale (POS) systems that was used in a series ... [Published ArsTechnica - 9 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 1 reports

Microsoft ordered to give US customer e-mails stored abroad

Microsoft, Sandyford, Co. Dublin Red Agenda A federal judge ruled Thursday that Microsoft must hand over e-mails stored on an overseas sever to US authorities. The case gives the Obama administration approval to reach into servers abroad."It is a question ... [Published ArsTechnica - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 47 mins ago - 1 reports

Dinosaurs that led to birds were shrinking for millions of years

Davide BonnadonnaWe tend to think of feathers as one of the defining features of birds. But in recent years, it's become apparent that the lineage of dinosaurs that gave rise to birds (the Theropods) had feathers millions of years before anything remotely ... [Published ArsTechnica - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Air Force wants weapons faster, cheaper as it sees writing on wall

The F-35 program and the F-22 before it, coupled with budget sequestration, have put the Air Force into a strategic tailspin. US NavyYesterday, US Air Force leadership released a document called “ America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future ,” a 30-year ... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

The Quest review: Reality game of thrones

Shondo, the reality series' MMA fighter, adds a lot of excitement and energy to a medieval-obsessed show whose lore and fictional world don't always keep up. ABCThe Quest , ABC’s latest reality TV series, debuts on Thursday with a shameless plea to lovers ... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Report: No new Apple TV coming this year after all

AppleThose hoping for a refreshed Apple TV box this year might need to keep on waiting, according to a new report from  The Information (subscription required). Apple reportedly wants to launch new hardware with a revamped user interface that gives users ... [Published ArsTechnica - 22 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can’t have all of Iran’s domains

If ICANN's motion fails, the plaintiffs would seize all .IR domains, including President.ir, as shown here. President.irFurther Reading In sudden announcement, US to give up control of DNS root zoneSigns point to fallout from NSA spying that lead to ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Virgin Mobile lets you save money on your social media-obsessed teens

Virgin MobileVirgin Mobile has unveiled a new prepaid plan that allows its users to tailor their Internet use for specific applications for just $5 per month on top of a $7 monthly base fee that covers just 20 texts and 20 minutes of talk time. The plan ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Active attack on Tor network tried to decloak users for five months

JulienningOfficials with the Tor privacy service have uncovered an attack that may have revealed identifying information or other clues of people operating or accessing anonymous websites and other services over a five-month span beginning in Februar ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

LibreOffice 4.3 upgrades spreadsheets, brings 3D models to presentations

A 3D duck in the latest version of LibreOffice Impress. Document FoundationLibreOffice's latest release provides easier ways of working with spreadsheets and the ability to insert 3D models into presentations, along with dozens of other changes.LibreOffice ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Former NSA director will file “at least” 9 patents to detect malicious hackers

Army General Keith Alexander. DOD/NSAIn an interview Monday with former National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander, Foreign Policy 's Shane Harris learned that Alexander plans to file “at least” nine patent applications—“and possibly more"—pertaining ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Among meats, beef has a beefy environmental footprint

Andreas BeerWhen people talk about reducing their “carbon footprint,” transportation and energy use in the home usually get all the attention. Diet deserves to be a part of that conversation, too, however. The global agricultural system is complex, and ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 29 2014]

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The Justice Department said global jurisdiction is necessary in an age when "electronic communications are used extensively by criminals of all types in the United States and abroad, from fraudsters to hackers to drug dealers, in furtherance of violations of US law."
...lineage during that period, and the authors show that this diversification was associated with rapid change in the skeletons of these animals. "Every branch along the avian stem evolves at least twice as fast as the average theropod 'background' rate"  the authors write...
...agility” outlined in the plan is to replace the current approach to development with a “system that accommodates more frequent ‘pivot points, "” the authors of the document wrote. “To the extent that our current policies and regulations can be modified to change the paradigm from large, complex programs rife with crippling interdependencies to programs with simple, severable components, open architectures, and more distributed participation, we will enact those changes. For those areas in which external policies, regulations, or laws restrict this effort, we will aggressively advocate and pursue the relief required to enable greater agility.”"
...unanswered, according to Wednesday's advisory, is "Was this the Black Hat 2014 talk that got canceled recently?" The advisory went on to say: "We spent several months trying to extract information from the researchers who were going to give the Black Hat talk, and eventually we did get some hints from them about how 'relay early' cells could be used for traffic confirmation attacks, which is how we started looking for the attacks in the wild. They haven't answered our e-mails lately, so we don't know for sure, but it seems like that answer ... is 'yes.' In fact, we hope they were the ones doing the attacks, since otherwise it means somebody else was."

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Microsoft ordered to give US customer e-mails s... [Published ArsTechnica - 2 hours ago]
Dinosaurs that led to birds were shrinking for ... [Published ArsTechnica - 3 hours ago]
Air Force wants weapons faster, cheaper as it s... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
The Quest review: Reality game of thrones [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
Report: No new Apple TV coming this year after all [Published ArsTechnica - 22 hours ago]
Virgin Mobile lets you save money on your socia... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
ICANN to plaintiffs: No, you can’t have all of ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
Active attack on Tor network tried to decloak u... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
LibreOffice 4.3 upgrades spreadsheets, brings 3... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 30 2014]
Former NSA director will file “at least” 9 pate... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 29 2014]
Among meats, beef has a beefy environmental foo... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 29 2014]
Retina MacBook Pros get faster CPUs, more RAM, ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 29 2014]
Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 29 2014]
Multiple reports say Google and Motorola are pl... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 28 2014]
Now you can tell the FCC to overturn state limi... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 28 2014]
Larry Flynt: “Writing is on the wall” for Hustl... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 28 2014]
Amazon starts a 3D printing shop with customiza... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 28 2014]
Special delivery: The Marines are getting a sel... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 28 2014]
Gallery: Chrome Beta for Android gets a Materia... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 26 2014]
Congress finally passes cell phone unlocking bill [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 25 2014]
How to defeat facial-recognition machines and l... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 25 2014]
Cable companies: We’re afraid Netflix will dema... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 25 2014]
Outlook grim for orbiting Russian zero-G sex ge... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 25 2014]
Unconfirmed report says Google has just bought ... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 24 2014]
Google dumps plans for OpenSSL in Chrome, takes... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 24 2014]
The beauty of zipper merging, or why you should... [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 24 2014]
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Apple files patent for smartwatch [Published ArsTechnica - Jul 23 2014]
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