Monthly Archives: January 2016

U.S. Forces Viewed Encrypted Israeli Drone Feeds

iceco2 links to The Intercept’s report that the U.S. and UK intelligence forces have been (or at least were) intercepting positional data as well as imagery from Israeli drones and fighters, through a joint program dubbed “Anarchist,” based on the

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Apple: Losing Out On Talent and In Need of a Killer New Device

mspohr writes with a link to an interesting (and rather dour) take at The Guardian on the state of Apple, which holds that: “Despite its huge value, Silicon Valley developers are turned off by [Apple's] ‘secretive, controlling’ culture and its

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Linux Kernel 2.6.32 LTS Reaches End of Life In February 2016

An anonymous reader writes: The oldest long-term supported Linux kernel branch finally reaches end of life next month, but before going into the deepest darkest corners of the Internet, it just dropped one more maintenance release, Linux kernel 2.6.32.70 LTS.

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Asus ZenBook UX305CA Shows What Skylake Core M Is Capable Of

MojoKid writes: ASUS recently revamped their ZenBook UX305 family of ultralight notebooks with Intel’s 6th generation Skylake Core m series, which brings with it not only improved graphics performance but also native support for PCI Express NVMe M.2 Solid State

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Air Force Firewall Now Designated a Weapons System

An anonymous reader writes with a report from the Colorado Springs Gazette that the U.S. Air Force Space Command has declared its first cyber “weapons system” operational. The weapon, deemed fully operational this month, is basically a big firewall designed

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ACLU Sues Anaheim Police For Public Records On Cell Phone Surveillance

New submitter Lacey Waymire writes: The ACLU of Northern California is suing for a release of public records regarding Anaheim police’s use of cell phone surveillance devices. “We don’t think any surveillance devices, particularly these sorts of invasive cell phone

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A Legal Name Change Puts ‘None of the Above’ On Canadian Ballot

PolygamousRanchKid writes: The ballot to fill a legislative seat in Canada next month includes none of the aboveā€”and it’s a real person. Sheldon Bergson, 46, had his name legally changed to Above Znoneofthe and is now a candidate for the

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Elon Musk To Unveil Mars Spacecraft Later This Year, For 2025 Flight

frank249 writes: Fox News is reporting that Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to unveil plans for the spacecraft that would send humans to Mars within a decade. Speaking at an event in Hong Kong, Musk said he

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Why Does Twitter Refuse To Shut Down Donald Trump?

Lauren Weinstein writes: The conclusion appears inescapable. Twitter apparently has voluntarily chosen to ‘look the other way’ while Donald Trump spews forth a trolling stream of hate and other abuses that would cause any average Twitter user to be terminated

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Project Neon Will Bring Users Up-to-Date KDE Packages

sfcrazy writes: [Kubuntu founder Jonathan Riddell] is going to announce a new project at FOSDEM that brings the KDE experience to users. There is Fedora that offers latest from Gnome, but there is no such distro that offers the same

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