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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Stitches deserve a makeover. We've been using them in some form for thousands of years. So while they've stood the test of time, a researcher from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is wrestling surgical sutures into the future by creating 'smart' electronic versions. They can monitor sutured sites for infection, and even help in the healing process."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

It’s been said a leaf doesn’t flutter in the wind without the will of God…all is as it should be!
"Spirituality is not what it once was – that much is certain, according to anthropologist Peter van der Veer. Working at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, he has examined the significance of the spiritual and its transformation processes in modern societies using the example of China and India. He has found that contradictions to the concept of spirituality are part of this and have by no means stood in the way of an international career. However, many of the modern trends contradict the original idea of spirituality."
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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The U.S. military has been launching cyberattacks against its opponents in Afghanistan, a senior officer says, making an unusually explicit acknowledgment of the oft-hidden world of electronic warfare."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Big brother, the king of data...

"Today, this global surveillance system continues to grow. It now collects so much digital detritus — e-mails, calls, text messages, cellphone location data and a catalog of computer viruses — that the N.S.A. is building a 1-million-square-foot facility in the Utah desert to store and process it."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Binney says 'has the capacity to store 100 years worth of the world's electronic communications.'"

"Two weeks later, driving past the headquarters of the N.S.A. in Maryland, outside Washington, Mr. Binney described details about Stellar Wind, the N.S.A.’s top-secret domestic spying program begun after 9/11, which was so controversial that it nearly caused top Justice Department officials to resign in protest, in 2004."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Windows 8, set for release on 26 October, automatically deletes entries in the HOSTS file for specific domains. Try, for example, to prevent attempts to access Facebook.com, Twitter.com or ad servers such as ad.doubleclick.net by rerouting them to 127.0.0.1 by adding entries to the HOSTS file and the relevant entries will soon disappear from the HOSTS file as if by magic, leaving nothing but an empty line. The effect does not occur for other domains, such as The H's sister site heise.de, however."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"While many security advocates would likely argue that today's organizations still have lots of work to do with their endpoint patch management practices, many organizations have automated their Windows system updating procedures and are slowly dialing in their third-party application patching. But even as that progress has been made, there are a whole rag-tag class of systems—many of them extremely critical—that frequently run unpatched and ridden with vulnerabilities."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Your PC may not need a faster network, but overall data usage on the Web is doubling every year. The big question: Can the venerable Ethernet standard handle a terabit per second?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"It’s scary business. Security experts say that automakers have so far failed to adequately protect these systems, leaving them vulnerable to hacks by attackers looking to steal cars, eavesdrop on conversations, or even harm passengers by causing vehicles to crash."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"There is no shortage of news stories about internet security breaches. While the breaches at big name companies are the ones that tend to make headlines, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are becoming the preferred target of cybercriminals since they are less likely to have strong security in place."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

There are days when I seriously think I could win...

"A Finnish teenager has smashed the world record -- and probably his phone -- in this year's annual mobile-phone throwing contest in Finland."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A full 65% of businesses do not protect the sensitive data in their databases from unauthorized employees and consultants, according to a survey conducted by GreenSQL."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Drones aren’t the only unmanned military aircraft returning from overseas to find civilian duty. Customs and Border Protection has begun testing used Defense Department tethered blimps for surveillance along the Texas-Mexico border, the agency announced."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Regulatory bodies tightening the screws on compliance and line-of-business executives better versed in the risks of big data breaches have pushed the use of database protections significantly during the past few years. But even with robust database protection technology, such as database activity monitoring and database encryption, in place, enterprises could be open to audit troubles or breaches if they fail to extend protection from production databases out to some easy-to-miss secondary data sources."

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