Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

Chinmoy Kanjilal has written and can be contacted at chinmoy@techie-buzz.com.
dmca

An automated tool is being allowed to determine the fate of popular websites. There should be some accountability involved in DMCA takedowns, as this automated DMCA takedown ecosystem is clearly killing the Internet.

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The latest development version has brought improved GIF support, JavaScript optimizations and URL caching. However, the two most notable changes are improvements in the shader compiler, and bug fixes for many Windows games.

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As Valve brings Steam to Linux, gaming on Linux will become more exciting with native games being developed exclusively for Linux. Going further, Valve must also release Linux versions of its own game titles to support its Steam client.

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The hacker group has a timetable for this week’s attack, with Wells Fargo, the US Bank and the PNC websites scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

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Ubuntu now wants to integrate affiliate plans from Amazon. Amazon offers an unmatched affiliate program and this will bolster Canonical’s revenue stream from Ubuntu.

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raspberry_pi

While some might argue that this defeats the purpose of buying a Pi in the first place, as it requires a PC to program on, others see this as an important step in overcoming a learning curve. We cannot ignore the fact that this will not work towards making the Raspberry Pi more accessible to the poor.

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This is the first time that promotion is being made available for personal user accounts on Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare. With its massive user base, Facebook will surely see good conversions from this monetization scheme.

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Nokia is clearly emerging as a major enterprise-mapping provider with most of Yahoo maps, Bing maps and now Amazon Maps being powered by its map data.

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It has been over 60 years since the term AI was first coined. Since then, the elusive human brain has fascinated us with its learning capabilities. The massively parallel network of synapses and neurons is practically impossible to replicate and that is why, there is no public record of a human brain being fully replicated [...]

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Alibaba is probably forking an open source project without giving back, and Google is threatening Acer (Alibaba’s partner) to save the Android ecosystem, especially the Open Handset Alliance, which can take a blow from this move by Alibaba. It is hard to decide who is less wrong here.

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whatsapp-messenger

An interesting analysis by Sam Granger points out how easy it is to leverage this information, and actually get access to a user account. Who would have thought that WhatsApp uses exactly the same mechanism as written on the Wikipedia page, no salting of the hash, no MD5 variant.

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Al-Rashedon, a Syrian hacker group has hacked a slew of Al-Jaeera websites for their reporting of the unrest in Syria. The hack affected Al-Jazeera’s English and Arabic websites, and left them defaced with this image on Tuesday. The group posted a message to Al-Jazeera as seen in the image, saying, In response to your stand against Syria (Government [...]

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keith-alexander

The hack is so popular; it has become the most visited Pastebin paste ever, within 24 hours. However, it also raises questions. What is the FBI doing with 12 million Apple UDIDs?

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In the recent Philippines earthquake, the TED system detected tweets and the location of the earthquake in just one minutes and seven seconds. Systems like TED are good for augmenting traditional earthquake detection systems based on sensors.

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While on one hand, Canonical is touting Unity, this community effort brings back Gnome, an environment that most Ubuntu users are familiar with.

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