New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

September 1st, 2014 09:47 admin View Comments
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

September 1st, 2014 09:55 admin View Comments

Security

swinferno writes with news about the leak of hundreds of private celebrity photos over the weekend. Hundreds of revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan. It’s unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities’ iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence herself complained about the service in an interview with MTV.

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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

September 1st, 2014 09:00 admin View Comments
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

September 1st, 2014 09:10 admin View Comments

The Courts

Frosty Piss writes The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. An official with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said it is launching its own probe into the deputy’s behavior.

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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

September 1st, 2014 09:12 admin View Comments
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Saturn’s F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys

September 1st, 2014 09:13 admin View Comments
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The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction

September 1st, 2014 09:13 admin View Comments

Biotech

An anonymous reader writes On September 1, 1914, Martha, the last passenger pigeon was found dead in her aviary at the Cincinnati Zoo. When the first European settlers arrived in North America at least one of every four birds on the continent was a passenger pigeon, making them the most numerous birds in North America, and perhaps in the world. From the article: “But extinction apparently doesn’t ring with the finality it used to. Researchers are working to ‘de-extinct‘ the bird. They got their hands on some of the 1,500 or so known passenger pigeon specimens and are hoping to resurrect the species through some Jurassic Park-like genetic engineering. Instead of using frog DNA to fill out the missing parts of a dinosaur’s genetic code as in Michael Crichton’s story, the real-life ‘bring-back-the-passenger pigeon’ researchers are using the bird’s closest relative, the band-tailed pigeon.

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Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign

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Apple Said To Team With Visa, MasterCard On iPhone Wallet

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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is “Against Moral Standards”

August 31st, 2014 08:08 admin View Comments

The Internet

An anonymous reader writes A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is “against Sharia” and “against moral standards.” However, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, plans to renew licenses and expand the country’s 3G cellular phone network. A radical MP associated with the conservative Resistance Front, warned: “If the minister continues to go ahead with increasing bandwidth and Internet speed, then we will push for his impeachment and removal from the cabinet.” “We will vigorously prevent all attempts by the [communication] minister to expand 3G technology, and if our warnings are not heeded, then the necessary course of action will be taken,” he added.

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