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  • Encrypted Social Network Vies For Disgruntled Facebook Users
    By on November 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    angry tapir writes “With the look of Google Plus and Facebook-like elements, a new social network named “Syme” feels as cozy as a well-worn shoe. But beneath the familiar veneer, it’s quite different. Syme encrypts all content, such as status updates, photos and files, so that only people invited to a group can view it. Syme, which hosts the content on its Canada-based servers, says it can’t read it. “The overarching goal of Syme is to make encryption (more…)

  • Referee wrong to award try – Gatland
    By on November 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Referee Wayne Barnes was wrong to award Australia’s final try in their 30-26 win, says Wales coach Warren Gatland.

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  • Woodward to leave board at Leicester
    By on November 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward is to stand down from the Leicester Tigers board after six years.

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  • Singapore & South Korea Help NSA Tap Undersea Cables
    By on November 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Singapore and South Korea are playing key roles helping the United States and Australia tap undersea telecommunications links across Asia, according to top secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Indonesia and Malaysia have been key targets for Australian and Singaporean intelligence collaboration since much of Indonesia’s telecommunications and Internet traffic is routed through Singapore. The NSA has a stranglehold (more…)

  • Many UAVs Vulnerable To Directed-Energy Weapons
    By on November 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    mask.of.sanity writes “A New Zealand researcher has detailed ways that UAVs can be crashed using cheap tools like Herf guns and GPS jammers, and could even be downed by flying drones with more powerful radio. The attacks (podcast) interfere with the navigation systems used by flying drones and are possible because security was not designed into the architecture of some machines.”

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  • Jamaica row may cost me money – Bolt
    By on November 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Usain Bolt claims the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into Jamaica could cost him a sponsorship deal at Rio 2016.

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  • Ask Slashdot: What Makes You Uninstall Apps?
    By on November 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    jones_supa writes “One of the most important measuring sticks for the success of any software is how long a user keeps it installed after first trying it. Intel has an article about some of the most common reasons users abandon software. Quoting: ‘Apps that don’t offer anything helpful or unique tend to be the ones that are uninstalled the most frequently. People cycle through apps incredibly quickly to find the one that best fits their needs. (more…)

  • Phelps tests fuel comeback rumours
    By on November 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Eighteen-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps hints at a comeback by re-registering with the US Anti-Doping Agency.

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  • First Arab Supercar Costs $3.4 Million, Has Diamond-Encrusted Headlights
    By on November 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    cartechboy writes “If you’re looking for bling, you can always count on Dubai. At the Dubai Motor Show this week, Lebanon-based W Motors unveiled what is billed as the world’s first Arab-built super car. The Lykan Hypersport incorporates jewels and precious metals in its construction, suicide-style doors, and an interactive holographic display system. (Yes, drivers will be able to adjust radio volume via a holograph.) The 750 horsepower car accelerates (more…)

  • Carrick an injury doubt for England
    By on November 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick looks set to miss England’s games against Chile and Germany through injury.

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