Publication: ArsTechnica

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Putin to Snowden: Nah, Russia doesn’t do that mass-surveillance stuff

Screenshot from Putin's televised call-in session. RT via YouTubeAt Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual televised call-in session , Russia’s leader on Thursday received a query from a special guest, former US National Security Agency contractor ... [Published ArsTechnica - 3 hours ago]
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Yahoo’s strategy: Rebuild search, take share, win iOS from Google

Re/code's Kara Swisher has an in-depth scoop describing what is likely Yahoo's overarching goal for the near-to-mid term: displacing Google as Apple's default Safari search engine on iOS devices. There's a lot of money and mindshare to be had by taking ... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 30 mins ago - 1 reports

Google Fiber finally rolling out Internet service to businesses

Google Fiber began as a service just for residents and public buildings like schools, libraries, and community centers, but it's now being expanded to cover businesses as well.Google will start a pilot program to connect small businesses in Kansas City ... [Published ArsTechnica - 20 hours ago]
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Four gov’t agencies now investigating high-speed “Insider Trading 2.0”

Daniel Foster/FlickrNew York's attorney general is the latest to jump into the high-speed trading party, issuing subpoenas to Wall Street firms seeking documents on whether they're getting an unfair leg up over their less technologically savvy compet ... [Published ArsTechnica - 42 mins ago]
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Why climate change hits the world’s poor harder

Ethiopians carrying jerrycans of water. UNICEF Ethiopia/2011/LemmaYou’re living in Sub-Saharan Africa during a drought entering its second year. The diminished harvests have left you without enough food, and your family is trying to figure out how to ... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
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Cassini may be witnessing the birth (or death) of a moon of Saturn

Enlarge NASA"Saturn’s rings are a conveniently located dynamical laboratory," says the opening sentence of a new paper. The convenient part may be debatable, but the dynamism isn't. The rings are filled with gaps and wiggles, created by interactions ... [Published ArsTechnica - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Saturn, Witness, Ring
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Education, breastfeeding, and gender affect our bodies’ microbiomes

PusteblumenlandTrillions of microbes live in and on our body. We don’t yet fully understand how these microbial ecosystems develop or the full extent to which they influence our health. Some provide essential nutrients, while others cause disease. A new ... [Published ArsTechnica - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Microbe, Bacteria, Education
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Open source comes to farms with restriction-free seeds

niznozThere are now 29 kinds of plant varieties that are available under an open source license, reports NPR. On Thursday, a group of scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison debuted the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI), a set of seeds that ... [Published ArsTechnica - 2 hours ago]
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Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

From May 2013, a tablet running an early version of Ubuntu Touch. Andrew CunninghamCanonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support (LTS) edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets.LTS ... [Published ArsTechnica - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Now there’s an easy way to flag sites vulnerable to Heartbleed

NetcraftDevelopers at Internet services company Netcraft have released a browser extension that makes it easy for Web surfers to know if the site they're visiting is vulnerable to the catastrophic Heartbleed vulnerability.Further Reading Critical crypto ... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Despite Lavabit contempt order, e-mail privacy stalled in Congress

Jase Group LLCA federal appeals court is holding in contempt the operator of a now-defunct e-mail service because he refused to abide by a court order and turn over the crypto keys and expose Lavabit's 400,000 customers to the government's prying eye ... [Published ArsTechnica - 19 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Why the Windows 8.1 Update probably means no more Service Packs for Windows

In response to customer outcry, organizations holding off on deploying the Windows 8.1 Update will be able to get security updates for their systems for another three and a half months, as opposed to the 30 days that Microsoft originally promised.When ... [Published ArsTechnica - 17 hours ago]

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Other entities investigating whether Wall Street firms are taking advantage of "differences in delays, or latencies, of trade information distributed between trading venues" -- include the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
"First of all, our intelligence efforts are strictly regulated by our law," he said. "So how special forces can use this kind of special equipment as they intercept phone calls or follow someone online, you have to get court permission to stalk a particular person. We don't have a mass system of such interception. And according to our law, it cannot exist."
...The Ubuntu app store is starting to get applications that can run across phone, tablet, and desktop. "These apps automatically resize and adjust to make the best use of the space available while exposing the same core functionality, all from the same code-base" Canonical said. This requires Unity 8 , so desktop users running with default settings won't see these apps
...disclosure of the keys in the government's view and clear enough that it did not require disclosure of the keys in Lavabit’s view," Dempsey said. "Both arguments are now available in future cases, should they arise, and there is no call in Congress) for clarifying the statute one way or the other."

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Putin to Snowden: Nah, Russia doesn’t do that m... [Published ArsTechnica - 3 hours ago]
Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially ava... [Published ArsTechnica - 3 hours ago]
Now there’s an easy way to flag sites vulnerabl... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
Yahoo’s strategy: Rebuild search, take share, w... [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
Why climate change hits the world’s poor harder [Published ArsTechnica - 4 hours ago]
Why the Windows 8.1 Update probably means no mo... [Published ArsTechnica - 17 hours ago]
Despite Lavabit contempt order, e-mail privacy ... [Published ArsTechnica - 19 hours ago]
Google Fiber finally rolling out Internet servi... [Published ArsTechnica - 20 hours ago]
AT&T hates plan to help small carriers, threate... [Published ArsTechnica - 20 hours ago]
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