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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:16:26 +0900

Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:10:00 +0900

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2016, ken

Open MDM Refresh Now Live!

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:10:00 +0900

The new Open MDM Working Group website went live at 9am EST today!

Replacing Butter With Vegetable Oils Doesn't Decrease Risk of Heart Disease, Says Study

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:00:00 +0900

An anonymous reader writes: A research team led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health has unearthed more evidence that casts doubt on the traditional "heart healthy" practice of replacing butter and other saturated fats with corn oil and other vegetable oils high in linoleic acid. The findings, reported today in the British Medical Journal, suggest that using vegetable oils high in linoleic acid might be worse than using butter when it comes to prevent ...

Sprint Quickly Pulls Video Ad Calling T-Mobile 'Ghetto'

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:20:00 +0900

An anonymous reader writes: Sprint has pulled an ad in which it was calling its competitor, T-Mobile, "ghetto." The ad featured company's CEO Marcelo Claure. "I'm going to tell you a carrier name and I want you to basically tell me what comes to your mind," Claure said in the ad. "T-Mobile. When I say T-Mobile to you, just a couple of words?" Which is when a white woman chimes in, "Oh my god the first word that came to my head was ... ghetto." "That sounds, like, terrible," she says. "I don't kn ...

House Panel Approves Bill To Protect Older Email From Gov't Snooping

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:40:00 +0900

Erin Kelly, reporting for USA TODAY: A key House panel voted Wednesday to pass an email privacy bill that would stop the government from being able to read Americans' old emails without a warrant. The House Judiciary Committee voted 28-0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a bipartisan bill that would replace a 1986 law that allows government investigators to peruse emails at will if the communications are at least six months old. The bill would require federal officials to obtain a warrant before ...

Sweden Secretly Blames Russian Hackers For Taking Out Air Traffic Control: Report

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:21:00 +0900

John Leyden, reporting for The Register: Sweden suspects a hacker group linked to Russian intelligence was responsible for an attack on its air traffic control systems last November, we're told. Air traffic control systems across much of Sweden were unavailable on November 4. Computer problems meant air traffic controllers were unable to use their displays, an issue that prompted the cancellation of multiple domestic and international flights. Arlanda, Landvetter and Bromma airports were particu ...

Obama Is Forgiving the Student Loans of Nearly 400,000 Permanently Disabled People

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:00:00 +0900

An anonymous reader writes: Hundreds of thousands of student loan borrowers will now have an easier path to getting their loans discharged, the Obama administration has announced. The Department of Education will send letters to 387,000 people they've identified as being eligible for a total and permanent disability discharge, a designation that allows federal student loan borrowers who can't work because of a disability to have their loans forgiven. The borrowers identified by the Department wo ...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Bring Snap Packages For Up-To-Date, More Secure Apps

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 02:20:00 +0900

An anonymous reader points us to a report on Neowin: Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, has announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) will come with support for the snap packaging format and tools. As a result, end users will get more up-to-date apps, something that proved tricky in the past due âoethe complexity of packaging and providing updates,â which prevented updates to some apps being delivered. Snaps will make the Ubuntu platform more unified, developers will more ea ...

Sean Parker Announces $250 Million Grant To Fight Cancer

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:38:00 +0900

Robert Mclean, reporting for CNN: Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker announced a $250 million grant on Wednesday to establish the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which aims to increase collaboration among researchers and accelerate the development of immune therapies. Immunotherapy uses the body's own immune system to help fight cancer, and is considered one of the most promising areas of emerging cancer research. More than 40 laboratories and more than 300 researchers and immunol ...

In the Age of Trump, Tech CEOs Cast Themselves As the New Statesmen

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0900

An anonymous reader shares an insightful story on Buzzfeed News: Mark Zuckerberg isn't running for president of the United States, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. On Tuesday morning, the Facebook CEO kicked off the company's annual developers conference in San Francisco with a glancing shot at Donald Trump, followed by a reiteration of the company's oft-repeated pledge to bring the world together. Zuck's not alone. Last month Apple CEO Tim Cook led his keynote with a similar st ...

Free Software Will Help Detect Faulty and Malicious USB-C Cables

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:20:00 +0900

Reader Mickeycaskill writes: The USB 3.0 Promoter Group, of which HP, Intel and Microsoft are members, has developed authentication protocols for USB-C and will offer free software to detect faulty or malicious cables.This tool will alert users if they are using a non-authenticated cable. It has been suggested that hardware manufacturers could ship devices with an authentication system already installed. It is hoped that the specification will help end a number of recent incidents where sub-stan ...