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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, has resumed operating its main internal computer networks after a virus infected about 30,000 of its workstations in mid-August, the company said on Sunday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Concerning...You may not have a choice!

"Proposed 'emergency switch' would turn private routers into public resource."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

I've pondered the thought for years...

"Farmers have long used antibiotics to make cows, pigs, and turkeys gain weight faster. Now, scientists claim that receiving antibiotics early in life may also make children grow fat. The researchers believe the drugs change the composition of the bacterial population in the gut in a crucial developmental stage that may have a long-lasting impact."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"As public scrutiny continues to mount against the use of license plate readers (LPRs) across the country, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has now released government documents showing that such data, which includes precise GPS location, date, and timestamps, in addition to the plate in question, are shared with an auto insurance umbrella organization."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Kodak wants to sell its document imaging and personalized imaging businesses to better focus on printing and business services as it tries to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on new draft guidelines for securing BIOS systems for server computers. BIOS—Basic Input/output System—is the first major software that runs when a computer starts up. Both obscure and fundamental, the BIOS has become a target for hackers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Microsoft has now decided to address this issue. The four consumer-facing license types - upgrade, pre-installed, system builder, full retail - will be consolidated into three, by combining the system builder and full retail licenses into one license: the Personal Use License for System Builder, which finally officially and legally brings OEM licenses to individual consumers. It can also be used for virtual machines."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Researchers have created a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine and might be manufactured at low cost because it does not require many processing steps to produce."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

There's been Aerostat balloons on the border for 20+ years detecting low flying aircraft...

"The US Border Patrol has begun testing new surveillance devices used in Iraq and Afghanistan, hoping they will serve as effective tools to identify migrants and drug smugglers along the US-Mexico border."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Should we, can we trust the state in this domain...Really?

"Vaccines have been one of the most important public health interventions ever developed. As a new study notes, past analyses have estimated that the childhood immunization schedule prevents 42,000 deaths and 20 million cases of disease—and that's only for the kids born in a single year. The estimated savings is currently at $14 billion a year."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Crisis is a computer Trojan program that targets Mac OS and Windows users. The malware was discovered by antivirus vendor Intego on July 24 and can record Skype conversations, capture traffic from instant messaging programs like Adium and Microsoft Messenger for Mac and track websites visited in Firefox or Safari."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"According to The State, the intrusion exposed the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of students, staff and researchers at the College of Education dating back to 2005."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The system provides secure mobile content distribution, protection, tracking and reporting analytics for playbooks, scouting information, game review videos and practice videos, a press release said. Beyond the iPad, the system can work with iPhones and Android devices."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

A vicious cycle it can be…literally, our planet's history shows climate is cyclic!

"A new analysis of complex interactions between humans and the environment preceding the 9th century collapse and abandonment of the Central Maya Lowlands in the Yucatán Peninsula points to a series of events — some natural, like climate change; some human-made, including large-scale landscape alterations and shifts in trade routes — that have lessons for contemporary decision-makers and sustainability scientists."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

It's either to expensive to continue to offer, or maybe this is a sign of what's ahead...financial DOOM!

"Bank of America says it will no longer sell so-called credit protection services to consumer credit-card holders, according to multiple reports. The products offered cardholders the chance to skip payments without harming their credit rating in the event of a job loss or other hardship if they paid a monthly fee for the insurance."

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