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Verified Identify Pass Shuts Down "Clear" Operations

torrentami writes that Verified Identity Pass, operator of the “Clear” program, which allowed pre-screened passengers quicker access to US airport gates, “sent out emails to its subscribers today informing them that as of 11 p.m. PST they will cease operations. Clear was a pioneer in speeding customers through security at airports and had planned on expanding to large events. The service, where it was available, offered a first class security experience for travelers willing to fork over 0 a year and their biometrics. Customers are now left holding their Flyclear cards with encrypted biometrics. The question now becomes, what happens to all that information? This is not the first time Clear has been in the news. A laptop containing customer records was reportedly missing from the San Francisco International airport recently but then turned up shortly thereafter. Another casualty of the recession’s downturn in business travel.”

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Verified Identify Pass Shuts Down "Clear" Operations

Google Updates Satellite Imagery for Tehran Iran

Many of you have been letting us know through Tweets, emails, blog posts, message boards, and even an online petition that you’re very interested in seeing recent satellite imagery of Tehran. Well, we’ve heard your requests We just received updated satellite imagery of Tehran, taken on Thursday the 18th at approximatly 11:18am local time.

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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Google Updates Satellite Imagery for Tehran Iran

EU Fusion Experiment’s Financial Woes Get More Concrete

fiannaFailMan writes “An international plan to build a nuclear fusion reactor is being threatened by rising costs, delays and technical challenges. ‘Emails leaked to the BBC indicate that construction costs for the experimental fusion project called Iter have more than doubled. Some scientists also believe that the technical hurdles to fusion have become more difficult to overcome and that the development of fusion as a commercial power source is still at least 100 years away. At a meeting in Japan on Wednesday, members of the governing Iter council will review the plans and may agree to scale back the project.’ Iter will be a Tokamak device, a successor to the Joint European Torus (JET) in England. Meanwhile, an experiment in fusion by laser doesn’t seem to be running into the same high profile funding problems just yet.”

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EU Fusion Experiment’s Financial Woes Get More Concrete

fiannaFailMan writes “An international plan to build a nuclear fusion reactor is being threatened by rising costs, delays and technical challenges. ‘Emails leaked to the BBC indicate that construction costs for the experimental fusion project called Iter have more than doubled. Some scientists also believe that the technical hurdles to fusion have become more difficult to overcome and that the development of fusion as a commercial power source is still at least 100 years away. At a meeting in Japan on Wednesday, members of the governing Iter council will review the plans and may agree to scale back the project.’ Iter will be a Tokamak device, a successor to the Joint European Torus (JET) in England. Meanwhile, an experiment in fusion by laser doesn’t seem to be running into the same high profile funding problems just yet.”

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EFF brief accuses DOJ of "backdoor wiretapping"

In a new brief, the EFF alleges that in order to get around wiretapping’s “probable cause” requirements, the DOJ ordered a suspect’s ISP to start accumulating his emails so that they could later come in and use the Stored Communications Act to subpoena the archive.

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Solution For College’s Bad Network Policy?

DAMN MY LIFE writes “I’m going to Central Michigan University in the fall. Upon examination of their poorly organized network usage policies, I’m worried that using their internet service will expose my web browsing habits, emails, and most importantly, passwords. Another concern I have is the “Client Security Agent” that students are required to install and leave on their systems to use the network. Through this application, the IT department scans everyone’s computer for what they claim are network security purposes. Of course, scanning a person’s hard drive can turn up all kinds of things that are personal. Do all colleges have such extreme measures in place? Is there any way that I can avoid this? There are no wireless broadband providers available in the area, I already checked.”

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Saturday, June 6th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Solution For College’s Bad Network Policy?

Why Phishers Love Facebook

Behind every criminal computer hack there is a two-step process: gain trust, then exploit that trust with an attack. So far, the consequences have been relatively mild — mostly, some annoying emails. But if Facebook and other social networking sites don’t get a handle on security issues soon, a serious outbreak could occur.

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Why Phishers Love Facebook

Behind every criminal computer hack there is a two-step process: gain trust, then exploit that trust with an attack. So far, the consequences have been relatively mild — mostly, some annoying emails. But if Facebook and other social networking sites don’t get a handle on security issues soon, a serious outbreak could occur.

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RIAA MediaSentry, Dead In US, Is Alive In Australia

newtley writes “Disgraced and discredited ‘private investigator’ MediaSentry, fired by former patrons Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music, and Sony Music and their RIAA, may be dead and buried in America, but it’s alive and well, resurfacing in Australia where it’s once again plying its trade, probably under new management. ‘I currently (but not for long) reside at a student dormitory… in Brisbane, Australia,’ says a p2pnet reader, continuing: ‘Yesterday I got called into the Managers office because the network manager had been contacted by MediaSentry and emailed one of the generic copyright infringement emails as a result of me downloading Angels and Demons. Now instead of studying for my exams and working on my final assignments I must take time to find a place to live before the 29th of May (2009).'”

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on RIAA MediaSentry, Dead In US, Is Alive In Australia

Microsoft’s Vine to Reach Out in Emergencies


M|cr0s0ft has begun a limited private beta test of an emergency social networking service that provides subscribers with a Twitter-like messaging system to track family, friends or special groups. M|cr0s0ft Vine is a downloadable application that collects news reports related to a specific area when disasters strike — hurricanes, earthquakes pandemics, etc. It lets members of a registered group keep in touch with each other through text messages and emails. M|cr0s0ft debuted Vine in its own back yard in Seattle to some 10,000 area residents in the first round of testing.

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Uncategorized Comments Off on Microsoft’s Vine to Reach Out in Emergencies