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    IPhone Contractor Sued by 44 Employees Over Poisoning

    IPhone Contractor Sued by 44 Employees Over Poisoning
    It seems as though Chinese electronics manufacturing contractors are having a few issues lately with poisoning their workers. In April, DailyTech reported on a case involving Samsung workers developing leukemia while working in semiconductor plants. Today, we're learning that iPhone contractor Wintek is being sued by 44 workers in China over reported poisoning. The workers claim that they were poisoned by ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Why Can't Wikileaks and the U.S. Federal Gov't Get Their Acts Together?

    Why Can't Wikileaks and the U.S. Federal Gov't Get Their Acts Together?
    Our coverage of Wikileaks' landmark release of 90k U.S. military documents, many of them classifed, drew strong reactions -- some supportive, some very critical.  Some could not understand -- how could I criticize Wikileaks, when I had worked so hard to reveal the government's lack of transparency with its ACTA piracy treaty and other issues?  Here's why.Today we live in an ...
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    Report: Taliban Kills Afghan Elder Based on WikiLeaks Docs

    Report: Taliban Kills Afghan Elder Based on WikiLeaks Docs
    It's been a nightmarish last few months for U.S. Military officials.  First they discovered that a young soldier serving in Iraq had acted as a spy passing documents to the site Wikileaks.  Then they endured Wikileaks release of 90,000 U.S. Military documents -- many of them classified -- detailing their operations in Afghanistan.The Taliban, a radical Islamic militia in Afghanistan, announced ...
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    Facebook, MySpace Vow to Stop Sharing Your Private Info With Advertisers

    Facebook, MySpace Vow to Stop Sharing Your Private Info With Advertisers
    MySpace and Facebook have both found themselves in trouble of late, with customers complaining about the revelation that the companies were sharing private information with advertisers, despite promises that user information would not be shared in the Terms of Service. Facebook was perhaps the worst offender with this.  Its CEO has insisted at times that customers don't really care about privacy.  And it has rolled out multiple changes to ...
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    U.S. Committed to Greenhouse Gas Cuts, China Prefers "Voluntary" Effort

    U.S. Committed to Greenhouse Gas Cuts, China Prefers "Voluntary" Effort
    While it is unknown definitively whether manmade greenhouse gases are playing a role in climate change, or exactly what that role may be, many scientists and politicians support early studies which suggest a link between carbon dioxide emissions and a global warming trend.  They want the international community to band together to make drastic cuts to the global CO budget.  The ...
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    Congress Looks to Block Anonymous Prepaid Phone Sales to Fight Terrorism

    Congress Looks to Block Anonymous Prepaid Phone Sales to Fight Terrorism
    Getting an anonymous prepaid phone may get a lot harder in the U.S.  A new bill introduced by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) would require buyers of prepaid cell phones to show ID at the point of purchase, and would require phone companies to store this info for law enforcement purposes.The move comes after the revelation that the terrorism suspect ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape

    Navy Weighs in on Video Games to Whip Recruits into Shape
    The Navy has frequently been seen in the headlines  for advancements made from using hardware technology to get its aircraft and fighting vehicles into shape; it may now turn to software technology to get its newest recruits in motion and out onto the playing field.Navy officials are weighing in on using interactive video games like the Nintendo Wii and Dance Dance Revolution to help ...
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    BP "Top Kill" Effort Fails to Stop Gulf Oil Leak

    BP "Top Kill" Effort Fails to Stop Gulf Oil Leak
    Saturday marked yet another failed attempt to plug the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's top kill procedure used more than 1.2 million gallons of mud to suppress oil into the well 5,000 feet below surface in hopes of sealing the well permanently with cement, but most of the mud ended up escaping out of the damaged riser.  "This scares everybody, the fact ...
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    Microsoft Responds to Google's Security Rejection

    Microsoft Responds to Google's Security Rejection
    Yesterday we contacted Microsoft seeking comment on the news that Google was dumping Windows at its headquarters due to "security concerns" and instead offering employees a choice between only a Mac or a Linux system.  The official response we received was that there was no response -- Microsoft wasn't yet commenting on the news.This morning, Windows Team member Brandon LeBlanc did at last issue an ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Employees at Apple's Hellish Foxconn Factory Feel Life is "Meaningless"

    Employees at Apple's Hellish Foxconn Factory Feel Life is "Meaningless"
    Ah Wei stands weary, at the point of breaking after a long 12-hour shift at Apple's Foxconn factory.  He understands all too well the sentiments of the employees that committed suicide.  Despite a 30 percent pay raise (which comes at a total cost to Apple of around $3.50 of its $200 in profit per iPad sold), he still only makes $172 USD a month, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Scientists Create Underwear That Could Save Lives

    Scientists Create Underwear That Could Save Lives
    Big Brother could soon be monitoring the unlikeliest of places.  Researchers in California are working on creating "smarty pants"  for U.S. troops. The "smart", durable biosensor briefs have been designed to monitor the bodily systems of American soldiers and may eventually help save lives.  According to Reuters, the technology was developed at the University of California San Diego by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang and his team."This specific ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Solution to BP's Huge Spill? Blow it up With Huge Bomb, Says Top Marine

    A Solution to BP's Huge Spill? Blow it up With Huge Bomb, Says Top Marine
    Oil continues to pour out of the remains of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig and into the Gulf of Mexico.  BP has sawed off the riser pipe, allowing it to successfully deploy a containment dome.  However, the containment dome is only capturing approximately half the oil spilling out of the pipe -- and sawing off the riser pipe increased oil flow ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    AT&T: We Reveal Hackers' Locales

    AT&T: We Reveal Hackers' Locales
    AT&T's iPad 3G customers may soon be getting a lot more spam.  Last week, security analysts with Goatse Security exploited AT&T's overly permissive web interface to obtain 114,000 email addresses of iPad 3G buyers, including a host of A-list politicians, military officials, business chiefs, and celebrities.  Goatse Security previously indicated that it may have disclosed the flaw to interested third parties before it was closed, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    AT&T Accidentally Exposes Billing Information, Addresses of iPhone 4 Buyers

    AT&T Accidentally Exposes Billing Information, Addresses of iPhone 4 Buyers
    Security is a lot like combating illness -- sometimes you have a relatively minor issue that affects many people, other times you have a major issue that only affects a few.  AT&T's iPad email leak and its ramifications were bad enough, but AT&T's latest breach appears to be even worse.This morning the iPhone 4 preorder process was having some serious denial ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Starbucks Wi-Fi Goes Free, Unregistered

    Starbucks Wi-Fi Goes Free, Unregistered
    Back in 2008 Starbucks began offering iPhone owners free Wi-Fi.  Since that time, it has slowly expanded free Wi-Fi benefits to other groups, including Green card and Gold card members.  To get 2-hours of free Wi-Fi, you had to use your card and sign up for a complementary account from AT&T.Now Starbucks has posted some exciting news on its corporate Twitter account.  Representative Brad Nelson writes: ...
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    BP Buys 32 of Kevin Costner's Oil Separating Machines

    BP Buys 32 of Kevin Costner's Oil Separating Machines
    The ongoing leak of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico has reached epic proportions and shows no signs of stopping. All attempts to stop the leak of crude oil into the Gulf have failed thus far leaving the only option for the time being to clean the oil from the waters of the Gulf as quickly as possible.Actor Kevin Costner ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ex-Hacker Calls on Wikileaks Head to Step Down After Questionable Posts

    Ex-Hacker Calls on Wikileaks Head to Step Down After Questionable Posts
    Yesterday we posted that Adrian Lamo became only the second source in Wikileaks history to become outed as a source.  The site appears to have purposefully let loose the information in its personal vendetta against Lamo for turning in Army leaker Bradley Manning. We have since established contact with Nadim Kobeissi, a hacker whose conversations with Adrian Lamo were also leaked.  ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet

    New Bill Would Give U.S. President Power to Kill Some, or All of the Internet
    The U.S. Senate is debating an unprecedented measure that would give the U.S. President and a branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) power to kill part or all of the internet hosted by private companies in the U.S., all in the name of protecting the motherland.  The bill, proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) who at times has been ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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