Monthly Archives: July 2015

Questioning the Dispute Over Key Escrow

Nicola Hahn writes: The topic of key escrow encryption has once again taken center stage as former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has spoken out against key escrow both at this year’s Aspen Security Forum and in an op-ed

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Tor Project Pilots Exit Nodes In Libraries

An anonymous reader writes: The Tor Project has announced a new initiative to open exit relays in public libraries. “This is an idea whose time has come; libraries are our most democratic public spaces, protecting our intellectual freedom, privacy, and

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Critical BIND Denial-of-Service Flaw Could Take Down DNS Servers

alphadogg writes: Attackers could exploit a new vulnerability in BIND, the most popular Domain Name System (DNS) server software, to disrupt the Internet for many users. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND 9, from BIND 9.1.0 to BIND 9.10.2-P2,

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Urthecast Brings You Earth Images and Videos from the ISS (Video)

Most of us probably won’t ever visit the International Space Station (ISS) and look down at the Earth (motto: “The only planet we know has beer, so let’s not ruin it”). Looking at pictures and videos made by cameras mounted

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China’s Island-Building In Pictures

An anonymous reader writes: The South China Sea is just small enough to have high strategic value for military operations and just large enough to make territorial claims difficult. For over a year now, the world has been aware that

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Will Autonomous Cars Be the Insurance Industry’s Napster Moment?

An anonymous reader writes: Most of us are looking forward to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Not only will they free up a lot of time previously spent staring at the bumper of the car in front of you, they’ll

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Munich Planning Highway System For Cyclists

An anonymous reader writes: The German city of Munich has been looking for solutions to its traffic problem. Rush hour traffic is a parking lot, and public transit is near capacity. They think their best bet is to encourage (and

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System Administrator Appreciation Day 2015

ninjagin writes: They might be underneath a desk, hauling cables above your ceiling, swapping out a drive in your data center, putting the blue smoke back inside that old pizza box on the rack, up at 2 :00AM dealing with

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$340 Audiophile Ethernet Cable Tested

An anonymous reader writes: Ars Technica has posted a series of articles attempting to verify whether there’s any difference between a $340 “audiophile” Ethernet cable and a $2.50 generic one. In addition to doing a quick teardown, they took the

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Ebola Vaccine 100% Successful In Guinea Trial

An anonymous reader writes: Doctors and researchers have been testing a vaccine to protect against Ebola in the west African nation of Guinea. Trials involving 4,000 people have now shown a 100% success rate in preventing infection. “When Ebola flared

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