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  • How IKEA Patched Shellshock

    1h By samzenpus
    jones_supa writes: Magnus Glantz, IT manager at IKEA, revealed that the Swedish furniture retailer has more than 3,500 Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers. With Shellshock, every single one of those servers needed to be patched to limit the risk of exploitation.…
  • Study Suggests That HUD Tech May Actually Reduce Driving Safety

    3h By samzenpus
    Zothecula writes: Having a heads-up display constantly feed you information while cruising down the road may make you feel like a jet pilot ready to avoid any potential danger but recent findings suggest otherwise. Studies done at the University of Toronto…
  • Ask Slashdot: Choosing the Right Open Source License

    4h By samzenpus
    NicknamesAreStupid writes: I need to choose an open source license. I am developing an open source iOS application that use a significant number of other open source projects which, in turn, use a number of different open source licenses such as MPL/GPL, MIT,…
  • Uber France Leaders Arrested For Running Illegal Taxi Company

    7:00pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Two Uber executives were arrested by French authorities for running an illegal taxi company and concealing illegal documents. This is not the first time Uber has run into trouble in France. Recently, taxi drivers started a…
  • Airplane Coatings Help Recoup Fuel Efficiency Lost To Bug Splatter

    6:16pm By samzenpus
    MTorrice writes: When bugs hit the wings of oncoming airplanes, they create a problem. Their blood, called hemolymph, sticks to an airplane's wings, disrupting the smooth airflow over them and reducing the aircraft's fuel efficiency. To fight the problem, NASA…
  • Malwarebytes Offers Pirates Its Premium Antimalware Product For Free

    5:33pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: If you have a cracked or pirated version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) product the company has debuted an Amnesty program for you. Venturebeat reports: "If you pirated Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, purchased a counterfeit version…
  • Avira Wins Case Upholding Its Right To Block Adware

    4:49pm By samzenpus
    Mark Wilson writes: Security firm Avira has won a court case that can not only be chalked up as a win for consumer rights, but could also set something of a precedent. Germany company Freemium.com took Avira to court for warning users about "potentially…
  • To Learn (Or Not Learn) JQuery

    4:05pm By samzenpus
    Nerval's Lobster writes: jQuery isn't without its controversies, and some developers distrust its use in larger projects because (some say) it ultimately leads to breakage-prone code that's harder to maintain. But given its prevalence, jQuery is probably…
  • The Real-Life Dangers of Augmented Reality

    3:18pm By samzenpus
    Tekla Perry writes: Today's augmented reality devices have yet to go through extensive tests of their impact on their wearers' health and safety. But by looking at existing research involving visual and motor impairments, two Kaiser Permanente researchers find…
  • SCOTUS Denies Google's Request To Appeal Oracle API Case

    2:35pm By samzenpus
    New submitter Neil_Brown writes: The Supreme Court of the United States has today denied Google's request to appeal against the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's ruling (PDF) that the structure, sequence and organization of 37 of Oracle's APIs…
  • Interviews: Ask Steve Jackson About Designing Games

    1:53pm By samzenpus
    Since starting his own company in 1980, Steve Jackson, founder and editor-in-chief of Steve Jackson Games, has created a number of hits, starting with Car Wars . . . followed shortly by Illuminati, and later by GURPS, the "Generic Universal Roleplaying…
  • When a Company Gets Sold, Your Data May Be Sold, Too

    1:11pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: A new report points out that many of the top internet sites have language in their privacy policies saying that your private data might be transferred in the event of an acquisition, bankruptcy sale, or other transaction. They…
  • MIT System Fixes Software Bugs Without Access To Source Code

    12:28pm By Soulskill
    jan_jes writes: MIT researchers have presented a new system at the Association for Computing Machinery's Programming Language Design and Implementation conference that repairs software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure…
  • Bill Gates Investing $2 Billion In Renewables

    11:45am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Bill Gates has dumped a billion dollars into renewables, and now he's ready to double down. Gates announced he will increase his investment in renewable energy technologies to $2 billion in an attempt to "bend the curve" on limiting…
  • New Study Accuses Google of Anti-competitive Search Behavior

    11:02am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu — the man who coined the term "network neutrality" — has published a new study suggesting that Google's new method of putting answers to simple search queries at the top of the results page…