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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Cloud provider Rackspace has closed a data separation vulnerability that could allow third parties to access fragments of other customers' data."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A new Symantec report shows that while the number of vulnerabilities decreased by 20 percent, the number of malicious attacks continued to skyrocket by 81 percent."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Is this the real man made global warming?

"Wind turbines can modify the local climate by warming the atmosphere, according to a study that revealed an increase in temperature of 0.72 degrees over a region of Texas where four large wind farms have been built."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Netgear is officially the first networking company with an 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, the company announced Thursday. The R6300, which will debut in May, will reportedly run up to 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band, which makes it (theoretically) more than twice as fast as current 802.11n routers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Sorting through numerous vendors before finding the best VoIP system for a small law practice."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Next year, workers will start digging a 1.7-mile tunnel underneath downtown Seattle using the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine. The 57.5-foot-diameter, $80-million drill, which is currently under construction for the State Route 99 project, has about 600 cutting tools—steel bits and spinning disks on the borer’s face that break up dirt and rock. The tools may need to be inspected as often as every 400 feet, or about 20 times over the course of construction."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The study, one of the first to evaluate combinations of audio, visual and haptic feedback for route guidance, found that younger drivers in particular were less distracted by a navigation system’s display screen when they received haptic feedback from the vibrating steering wheel."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

You can run but it's getting harder to hide...Shoud we be concerned that the state continues to add data points and grow its information store of citizens?

"New biometric software will allow the officers to confirm an inmate’s identity just by having him or her pass in front of a camera, which takes 3-D snapshots of the individual’s face, each consisting of 40,000 data points, according to an article from Government Technology. Those images are then compared against a database to register a match."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Nissan Motor Co. has come forward with news that malicious attackers had successfully breached its networks recently, but that the company believes the hackers did not get away with what they wanted."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Last year, Google Maps for Android began introducing floor plans of shopping malls, airports, and other large commercial areas. Nokia, too, is working on an indoor positioning system, but using actual 3D models, rather than 2D floor plans. Just last week, Broadcom released a new chip (BCM4752) that supports indoor positioning systems, and which will soon find its way into smartphones."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Of things to come...

"If you've not yet heard of telemedicine or think that it's not a great way to deliver quality health care, you may want to read this. Telemedicine, made possible by the availability of mobile networks, is revolutionizing health care. But not in the U.S."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft has released a new version of its Security Essentials anti-virus software this week, bumping it to version 4.0. The latest update includes some UI enhancements, the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. and some changes to the Automatic Remediation feature — which quarantines viruses and malware without user intervention."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Looking to address growing cybersecurity threats in the healthcare industry the Health Information Trust Alliance today said it has established a centralized Cybersecurity Incident Response and Coordination Center where organizations can report incidents and get help remediating electronic medical security problems."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"In the wake of a global online ad scam, over 300,000 computer users may find themselves without web access in July. The problem began when hackers ran a scam to take control of infected computers. In an unusual response, the FBI set up a safety net using government computers to prevent Net disruptions. But that system is to be shut down."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"About 9.3% of worldwide spam traffic during the first three months of 2012 originated in India, Sophos says"

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