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Software Update Site For Hospital Respirators Found Riddled With Malware

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Health

From threatpost.com

The software downloaded from Viasyshealthcare.com included 48 separate Trojan horse programs and two scripting exploits, according to a review of the Google Safe Browsing report by Threatpost. Another domain, sensormedics.

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Mogadishu is losing its ′most dangerous city′ label

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: World

From www.msnbc.msn.com

Mogadishu is losing a label it never wanted in the first place: The World′s Most Dangerous City. The seaside Somali capital is enjoying a peace that, except for the infrequent attack, has lasted the better part of a year.

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Save the Whales Hoover Institution

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Environment

From www.hoover.org

The problem with all of this lobbying and politicking is that it is contentious, poisonous, and offers little motive for developing needed scientific evidence about the true conditions of whale stocks.

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App Developers Signal Apple Allegiance Ahead of WWDC and Google I/O

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Internet

From blog.flurry.com

Among the reasons iOS appears more attractive to developers is the dominance by Apple in the tablet category. Not only does Apple offer a large, homogenous smartphone base for which to build software, but also when developers build for smartphones, their apps run on Apple’s iPad tablets as well.

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Lawyers Fleeing Would-Be Facebook Co-Owner

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

The New York man who claims half ownership of Facebook has churned through at least eight law firms in his two-year legal quest to assume a 50 percent stake in the social-networking site, according to court records.

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Steve Jobs′ Pentagon File: Blackmail Fears, Youthful Arrest and LSD Cubes Threat Level Wired.com

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: History

From www.wired.com

While being interviewed by investigators for clearance in 1988, Jobs was asked in what ways he might be susceptible to blackmail. He replied that he had an illegitimate daughter and felt that “the type of blackmail or threat that could be made against me would be if someone kidnapped [her].

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Rudy Karniawan and the Largest Known Wine Fraud in History Culture Vanity Fair

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.vanityfair.com

Collecting vintage Burgundies, Rudy Kurniawan drove the rare-wine market to new heights, then began selling his treasures. Or so it seemed. Michael Steinberger uncorks what may be the largest case of fine-wine fraud in history.

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Iman Proved That Black Women Do Indeed Buy Liquid Foundation

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Society

From nymag.com

In 2004, she signed a deal with Procter & Gamble to take her brand to the mass market, but it hasn′t been an easy path. "I didn’t understand that it was if they have 1,000 doors, 200 are for women of color," said Iman at WWD′s Beauty CEO Summit yesterday.

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Hunting for child porn, FBI stymied by Tor undernet

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.muckrock.com

Recently released documents detail the federal government′s inability to pursue cybercriminals shrouded by the tricky anonymity tools used by the Silk Road marketplace and other darknet sites - tools which are funded in part by the federal government itself.

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The Mischiefs of Faction: It′s Worse Than It Looks

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Politics

From mischiefsoffaction.blogspot.com

The period when parties were undisciplined collections of disagreeable members was brief, in the middle part of the 20th century. Otherwise, here and everywhere in the world, we have programmatic parties.

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Anticipating the World’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster — The American Magazine

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: World

From www.american.com

Japan stands alone among all modern, large, and affluent economies in facing an unpredictable but inevitable disaster. Unlike the United States, France, or Russia, the country lives with the terrible certainty that its capital, the world’s largest megacity, will eventually be hit by a strong earthquake that will amount to the most expensive disaster in history.

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Man, stranded in the desert, makes a motorcycle from his broken car - Hack a Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

After a while of treading off the beaten path, [Emile] manages to snap a swing arm on his vehicle, leaving him stranded. He decided that the best course of action was to disassemble his vehicle and construct a motorcycle from the parts.

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Let′s Talk About Knockoffs in the Photo Industry.

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Business

From strobist.blogspot.com

And even not considering the ethical question, how about a selfish one instead. Who is going to fund the R&D of innovative new gear if it is going to be knocked off a month later and sold on the net with impunity?

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