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The FCC has voted in favor of #NetNeutrality !
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The "Yay"s have it. 
Internet providers are now common carriers, and they're ready to sue.
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This is the danger of applications directly installed on a machine - they typically can do almost anything, including MITM (Man In The Middle) you (and adware, and hold your data for ransom, etc).  This is part of why we want to move away from plugins (and desktop installs for things like Skype) for video communication by promoting WebRTC.
Check the box below. If you see a "YES", you have a problem. Do the test with all browsers installed. The test will start in 10 seconds. If you're asked to accept/approve/trust a certificate, answer No. If a button to "Load content" appears, don't click it. YES, it looks like you have a Komodia ...
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I read the original study of Israeli children vs Jewish children in London which sparked this.  Due to that study (and related evidence), we gave our children peanut butter early on (2008/2009 for the elder).  Neither has an allergy; no way to know if they would have -- but this new study implies that we made the right choice based on the evidence.

The original study was pretty convincing, with a very high correlation.  The only thing shading it at all was lack of random selection, but using children of similar genetic background helped rule out a bunch of "maybes".

Such allergies can be life-warping, and life-threatening.  Heed the update in recommendation.  This is an example of science working, but also of how it goes wrong.  The older recommendation was based on "we know some kids get it, so let's avoid it" based on guesswork, but no good studies showing that people without access to peanuts in childhood at protected from later allergies.  (In fact, such a study, we now know, would have shown the opposite.)
The finding, in The New England Journal of Medicine, addresses a condition that afflicts 2 percent of American children.
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You also give peanut butter to dogs to glue their mouths shut when they bark too much. Hmm...
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You don't even need to get the password to the keys to bypass SSL on Komodia-infected computers. Just craft a self-signed certificate with your domain name in the alternates, and the Komodia proxy will sign it for you.
If you are on the ball already and just want the new vulnerability, scroll to the "client side SSL verification" section. tl;dr The Komodia/Superfish proxy can be made to allow self-signed certificates without warnings. Recap Some Lenovo laptops...
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3D-printed WebRTC-controlled telepresence robot.  Cool...
The ORIGIBOT, a fully robotic platform which connects with an Android tablet or phone via a free app built by Origin Robotics, Inc., is “a complete telepresen
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A rare thing, a pundit/columnist (especially a conservative one) admitting he was wrong.  I've had some concerns about some aspects of unions in the past (mostly around corruption and silly rules in convention spaces), but overall (especially in lower-skill and manufacturing jobs) the next result is important and the pendulum has swung way too far.
As unions wane in American life, it’s increasingly clear that they were doing a lot of good in sustaining the middle class. 
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Unfortunately, some unions have lost their way, too, I've found.  Whilst they used to be natural structures that developed out of a radical, organised working class,  many now resemble business or professional membership organisations, with a highly-paid management team, recruitment departments, etc.  The focus is on recruitment and retention, not fighting for the workers' interests or improvements to T&Cs.

Some are excellent, mind you - highly democratic in nature, controlled from the base, excellent training programs that develop fighting spirit and natural leaders, a strong organisation and unity on the shop floor, and a determination to push for better pay and conditions and fight redundancies and cuts.

I've had the pleasure and misfortunate to be members of both types of union and they yield very different results.  My present union is a version of the former.  We're facing redundancies, the elimination of team leader positions, a pay freeze, and closure of our defined benefit scheme and they are not proposing any action or even balloting us for our opinion.
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Worse yet (than MITM/ad-injection), people can leverage this to snoop on your https connections, it appears (and appears to be mentioned by Ars)
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I know that they put the code on there, but I really think that the whole concept of breaking security and encryption was also part of the plan from the beginning.  And it may not have originated with the company but with the company's government...
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Leaked texts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement's “Intellectual Property” chapter confirm our worst fears: Big Content companies are pushing extreme copyright provisions in a secret trade deal that would put restrictive controls on the Internet.
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The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) between the USA and EU is causing similar levels of concern and alarm. If the TPP is anything like TTIP you are right to oppose it.

TTIP undermines national parliamentary sovereignty and elevates investors' interests above that of local laws. It includes a provision called ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement ) which allows corporations to challenge parlimentary laws in a secret tribunal with a secret judge if those laws threaten their interests (I.e. profits). This has potential to force the gradual privatisation of public services (e.g. The NHS) and to undermine environmental, labour, citizens' and consumers' interests. It is an affront to democracy and it must be opposed with all of our collective strength.
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ROTFL!!  Especially the line about how Linus wrote Git...
 
This one had me laughing so much my eyes teared up.
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And may be the contradiction of Godwin's Law that we were all worried would show up to disprove it.
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Alaskan beat poet Sarah Palin, as performed by William Shatner ;-)
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By now, it's a familiar story: a secretive intelligence agency targeted law-abiding security professionals in order to break one of the world's most fundamental encryption systems. In this case, it...
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Gemalto, Anthem, Lenovo, ... These events should be wake-up calls.
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American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world.
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... many SIM card manufacturers transferred the encryption keys to wireless network providers “by email or FTP with simple encryption methods that can be broken … or occasionally with no encryption at all.” Argh!
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Software Engineer specializing in real-time communication (audio & video)
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  • Mozilla Corporation
    Principal Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Commodore International
    OS Group Lead, 1988 - 1994
  • Scala Broadcast Multimedia
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1998
  • Worldgate Communications
    Directory of Network Protocols, 1998 - 2011
  • PlayNet
    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • GE CR&D contractor
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 1987
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Programmer at PlayNet, the online system that was later ported to MSDOS and renamed America Online
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    Computer Science, 1980 - 1984
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