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Jueves 18/December/2014
Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have In June of 1962, three prisoners escaped the penitentary on Alcatraz, in an elaborate plot that was dramatized in a Clint Eastwood movie. A question that has long puzzled the public is whether these men ever made it to shore; the many factors that made Alcatraz a secure prison include sharks, cold... Via: Slashdot YourRightsOnline
Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid' rossgneumann writes North Korea may really be behind the Sony hack, but we're still acting like idiots. Peter W. Singer, one of the nations foremost experts on cybersecurity, says Sony's reaction has been abysmal. "Here, we need to distinguish between threat and capability—the ability to... Via: Slashdot YourRightsOnline
At WIPO, Study On Copyright Exceptions Stimulates Broad Discussion With Author During the recent meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization copyright committee, a study was presented on exceptions and limitations to copyright for libraries and archives at the national level. The presentation spurred a full day of discussion about how to ensure libraries can... Via: IP-Watch
Councilmen Introduce Bills Strongly Regulating UAV Use in NYC SternisheFan passes on this excerpt from an Ars Technica article: On Wednesday Councilman Dan Garodnick introduced a bill to the New York City council seeking to ban all use of drones except those operated by police officers who obtain warrants. A second, parallel bill introduced by councilman Paul... Via: Slashdot YourRightsOnline
Dr. Dobbs Journal, adiós La veterana revista de programación Dr. Dobbs ha anunciado que cesará su actividad a final del presente año, tras 38 años de existencia. El anuncio del editor explica que aunque el número de lectores de la revista seguía siendo importante (10 millones de visitas el... Via: Barrapunto
A Amtega organiza unha xornada sobre “Internet das cousas” mañá venres A Amtega clausura mañá venres a iniciativa “Faite Dixit@l” cun seminario de expertos sobre “Internet das cousas” e coa entrega dos premios do ‘Primeiro Concurso ‘Faite Dixit@l!’ de Aplicacións Móbiles’. O acto terá lugar no Edificio CINC, na Cidade da Cultura. A xornada iniciarase co último... Via: Mancomun
RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft An anonymous reader writes A pair of trousers and blazer have been developed by San Francisco-based clothing company Betabrand and anti-virus group Norton that are able to prevent identity theft by blocking wireless signals. The READY Active Jeans and the Work-It Blazer contain RFID-blocking fabric... Via: Slashdot YourRightsOnline
Miércoles 17/December/2014
Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware First time accepted submitter River Tam writes Cybercriminals behind the TorrenLocker malware may have earned as much as $585,000 over several months from 39,000 PC infections worldwide, of which over 9,000 were from Australia. If you're a Windows user in Australia who's had their files encrypted... Via: Slashdot YourRightsOnline
El confundador de Wikipedia crea una web de noticias abierta y libre Rebelión: conocimiento libre
Google Strikes Deal With Verizon To Reduce Patent Troll Suits mpicpp writes Google Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. struck a long-term patent cross-license agreement to reduce the risk of future patent lawsuits, the latest in a string of deals that signal a slowdown after years of aggressive patent wars. The deal effectively bars the companies from suing... Via: Slashdot YourRightsOnline
Los mayores logros de la ciencia en 2014, según ‘Nature’ Sinembargo/EFE.- La revista científica Nature ha destacado la misión de la sonda europea Rosetta como uno de los diez logros científicos más notables de 2014, entre los que también aparecen los avances en inteligencia artificial y la batalla médica contra el ébola y el cáncer. El italiano Andrea... Via: ReadWriteWeb España
Los internautas avisan del efecto contagio tras cierre Google News Las asociaciones de internautas han advertido hoy del posible efecto contagio o dominó que causará en muchos agregadores de noticias en internet el cierre de Google News en España para evitar el pago de un canon por el uso de las noticias de los medios como exige la nueva Ley de Propiedad... Via: Asociación de Internautas
Flattr Appreciation During Oct (5.24E) and Nov (2.59E) Our Flattr income has decreased and last month it was at a level where we won’t even be able to pay for our hosting fees. We have been neglecting to push for Flattr donations lately, partly because we’re not sure if it’s the right place for us. Pirate Times needs to consider if we... Via: Pirate Times
El negocio del sector TIC y de contenidos en España cae, pero menos La crisis ha golpeado con fuerza la economía española desde 2008 y el sector de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) y los contenidos no ha escapado de un impacto más que negativo. Así se desprende de los últimos datos sobre el comportamiento de este segmento y relativos a 2013... Via: ReadWriteWeb España
EU trade secrets directive threat to health, environment, free speech and worker mobility Multi-sectoral NGO coalition calls for greater protections for consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers Joint statement by 15 NGOs Link to PDF on Health Action International Site We strongly oppose the hasty push by the European Commission and Council for a new European Union... Via: Infojustice