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The UK government has decided, as foreshadowedby The Reg, that it can do without extended support for Windows XP.…BBC World News - 1 hour 59 min agoThe trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include espionage opens behind closed doors in Tehran.BBC World News - 2 hours 27 min agoPhone provider O2 says its service is "back to normal" after customers complained of problems with reception in several parts of the UK.The Register - 2 hours 28 min agoOpen source overlords need a break too... but devs told to keep on testing
Work/life balance is important. But important enough to slow development of a tool on which a fair slab of the world relies every day?…BBC World News - 2 hours 34 min agoIrish airline Ryanair reports a 66% rise in net profit as falling oil prices and rising passenger numbers give the company a boost.BBC World News - 2 hours 36 min agoKlopp wants six-month break, Falcao seeks London move, Real Madrid eye Benitez, Spurs set to beat Liverpool for Trippier, plus more.The Register - 2 hours 53 min agoSneaky DNS change doesn't need remote management.
A cybercrime vigilante known as Kafeine says criminals are hitting thousands of victims with a hacking tool that targets more than 40 router models.…BBC World News - 3 hours 22 min agoA fire at a rest home in china has killed 38 people and injured 6 others, state media says.The Register - 3 hours 26 min agoOh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz in which to charge my smartmobe?
Qualcomm's won a deal with Daimler (whose Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team it sponsors) to push wireless tech into the latter's luxury cars. The two also reckon they'll try and crack the tough nut of charging electric vehicles without cables.…BBC World News - 3 hours 42 min agoParts of the iconic Great Orme headland in north Wales are safeguarded for the future after being bought by the National Trust.The Register - 3 hours 52 min agoIt's okay, you Tweeted your FitBit stats anyhow, right?
The popular Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon protocol isn't just a privacy risk up close – it can spaff your phone's or wearable's movements and information from a decent distance, and make you trackable.…BBC World News - Mon, 2015-05-25 23:28Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.The Register - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:57Not kicked upstairs, or downstairs, or sideways. Just kicked?
Apple's Jony Ive has been promoted.…BBC World News - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:03Seeking justice for marital rape in IndiaThe Register - Mon, 2015-05-25 22:01New colosso-iron ClearPath Dorado 8300 is all Chipzilla, all the time
Unisys has unveiled a new range of all-Intel colosso-servers, effectively closing the chapter on Unisys's own proprietary CMOS chips.…BBC World News - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:52The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.BBC World News - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:03Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's markets.The Register - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:58Smartmobe accelerometer data reveals your movements, isn't secured in any way
Nanjing University boffins Jingyu Hua, Zhenyu Shen, and Sheng Zhong have tracked commuter train trips with 92 percent accuracy using stolen phone accelerometer data.…Slashdot - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:52An anonymous reader writes: Senior researcher Scott Lester at Context Information Security has shown how someone can easily monitor and record Bluetooth Low Energy signals transmitted by many mobile phones, fitness monitors, and iBeacons. The findings have raised concerns about the privacy and confidentiality wearable devices may provide. “Many people wearing fitness devices don’t realize that they are broadcasting constantly and that these broadcasts can often be attributed to a unique device,” said Scott says. “Using cheap hardware or a smartphone, it could be possible to identify and locate a particular device – that may belong to a celebrity, politician or senior business executive – within 100 meters in the open air. This information could be used for social engineering as part of a planned cyber attack or for physical crime by knowing peoples’ movements.” The researchers have even developed an Android app that scans, detects and logs wearable devices.
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