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Civil Liberties Expert Argues Snowden Was Wrong

Slashdot.org - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:29
An anonymous reader writes that in 2014, Geoffrey Stone was given access to America's national security apparatus as a member of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Last week Stone, a staunch civil liberties supporter, moderated a live discussion with Edward Snowden from Russia, and this week he actually praised the NSA in a follow-up interview: "The more I worked with the NSA, the more respect I had for them as far as staying within the bounds of what they were authorized to do. And they were careful and had a high degree of integrity... I came to the view that [the programs] were well intentioned, that they were designed in fact to collect information for the purpose of ferreting out potential terrorist plots both in the U.S. and around the world and that was their design and purpose... "I don't doubt that Snowden was courageous and did what he did for what he thought were good reasons. But I think he was unduly arrogant, didn't understand the limitations of his own knowledge and basically decided to usurp the authority of a democracy." Meanwhile, a new documentary about Julian Assange opened at the Cannes film festival this week, revisiting how Wikileaks warned Apple that iTunes could be used as a backdoor for spies to infiltrate computers and phones.

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Watch a Linux Steam Game Run on a PS4 - Motherboard

Linux News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:05

Motherboard

Watch a Linux Steam Game Run on a PS4
Motherboard
The actual programming is the work of the console hacking team "fail0verflow," who announced that they'd managed to make the PS4 run Linux at Germany's Chaos Communication Congress event last January. Back then, they'd only managed to get the ...

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Remplissez un tableur avec des données by bhcharafeddine

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 13:04
technicien informatique et reseau (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Data Entry, Linux, Microsoft, Powerpoint, Word)
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Configuración de Elastix con GOIP by FVMC

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:30
Tengo Elastix instalado y lo quiero configurar con un GOIP gateway. Alguien me puede ayudar? (Budget: $140 - $450 MXN, Jobs: Asterisk PBX, Linux, VoIP)
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TV Journalists Try Buying AK-47 On Dark Web, Fail

Slashdot.org - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:29
An anonymous reader writes: "It was supposed to be a great story about terrorism, uncertainty and the evils of the DarkNet," writes Deep Dot Web, describing an investigative report titled "Fear of Terror -- How Endangered is Germany?" After interviewing security experts, federal investigators, and a survivor of the Paris terrorist attack, a TV news crew in Germany attempted to buy an AK-47 on the dark web -- only to be scammed out of $800. "If he had done a little research he could have known that most weapon dealers on the DarkNet are actually scams," the article points out, adding that German customs officers say they would have intercepted any AK-47 had a delivery been attempted. Motherboard reported in November that the high number of scams -- some of which are undercover agents -- prompted several dark web markets to stop offering guns altogether, though they suggest the German news crew was trying to recreate the purchases of "disabled" weapons which were then converted back into their original form.

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Motorsport Manager Gets PC, Linux, Mac Upgrade - Beyond the Flag

Linux News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:05

Beyond the Flag

Motorsport Manager Gets PC, Linux, Mac Upgrade
Beyond the Flag
Well those eagle eyed observers were right, as this week MM for PC, Linux and Mac was announced with Sega on board. This computer based version will be released in September and if we are to go off what the trailer shows us, the graphics and gameplay ...

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Choosing a Linux Desktop: 7 Tips

LinuxToday.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 12:00

 Datamation: Choose a Linux desktop should be about finding the Linux environment that works best for your individual workflow.

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Healthy ways to deal with incessant worry

PenelopeTrunk.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:52

I arrive in San Francisco and it takes me fifteen minutes in Melissa’s apartment for her to start crying about that she is not married. “I don’t want to have kids alone. I’m not doing that,” she says.

Not really fifteen minutes, but it feels like that. And I’m going to write about her new boyfriend in this post, who is not totally new because he is the same boyfriend from the last post about her new boyfriend, and he will say “It was more like five hours.” So. Okay. Now I have given you his perspective. You can think of this as a fair and balanced post.

Melissa is making a lot of money in her recruiting business, and it is nothing compared to the money J. made in his high-flying San Francisco life (which he is now retired from at age thirty-whatever) so I am staying in their gorgeous apartment with floor-to-ceiling views of the Bay Bridge and an indoor saltwater pool below them

1. Identify the thing you cannot control.

She is worried she shouldn’t hang more pictures on the wall because maybe she’ll just have to take them off.

“Just hang them,” I say. “You can’t control getting married by keeping paintings boxed up on the floor.”

2. Acknowledge your feelings. 

Now Melissa is crying about not getting married and J points out that she is the one who wanted to move in together after dating three minutes and Melissa says no, it was J’s idea.

I summon all my years of couples therapy with two husbands and three boyfriends and two parents and I say, “Melissa is sad. It’s no one’s fault. It’s hard to be a woman in her 30s and not know if the relationship is leading to marriage. And J is sad that Melissa is sad and he doesn’t want anyone to think he meant to do anything to hurt Melissa by moving in.”

Also, let me add that Melissa says she was not crying she was only teary.

Turkish rugs, Russian posters, Italian cabinets: Everything in the apartment is great, which proves money can’t buy happiness.

J is annoyed with this situation. What guy wouldn’t be annoyed?

Melissa says if you don’t want to get married, you should go back to dating girls half your age.

J says if you don’t want to live together if we are not getting married, then you should just move out.

I remind everyone that all of this is passive aggressive and then Melissa and J curl up on the midcentury modern sofa that comes with all over-funded millennial relationships, and I sit in the chair that is in the perfect spot for the speakers and we listen to Radiohead.

3. Call a friend.

You know when you read a music review and it says something like “lush, intricate sound”? That’s because the reviewer was listening to the music on J’s speakers.

J is smart and cool and I want him to like me because I want to be smart and cool.

J’s smart and cool friend comes to visit. I am scared to talk because maybe I am boring, and I don’t know what to do with myself because what do people do with themselves if they are not talking?

I take out my needlepoint.  I want my needlepoint to be a stuffed frog. But I’m not sure. And I hate when people ask me, “Oh, what are you making?” Because I don’t know.

I ask Melissa if I can go write. She says no. Stay here.

So I go to the bathroom.

The apartment is strewn with souvenirs she swiped from the farm. Like she framed the thank-you cards I used from my first wedding.

I don’t want to be a person who writes the words first wedding. I wish I had made a good decision but I see how hard it is for J and Melissa and it seems impossible to make a good decision. But not impossible to stick with whatever decision you make.  I haven’t seen the thank-you cards in years, and it reminds me of how much hope I had in New York with my ex and I am sad enough to sit on the toilet seat til it makes a circle on the backs of my thighs.

I go back to my needlepoint.

J takes out his guitar. He has five. Or ten. It’s unclear. I find them hiding all over the apartment the way I trip over baby kittens in spring on the farm. I notice that J plays his guitar like I needlepoint. To have something to do while figuring out what to do.

The friend leaves and I sneak off to write my post.

4. Shift your focus to what you can control.

Melissa says she needs me to repot her plants.

I don’t want her to talk to me.

Then I want her to edit my post.

She says I should write maybe instead of mildly. “You never use adverbs,” she says. “This doesn’t even sound like you.”

“I don’t feel like me. I miss the boys.”

“It’s okay to miss them but you have to get away sometimes.”

“All I want to do is raise kids. What’s wrong with me? How can I be an ENTJ and love raising kids?”

“You think of each kid as a company.”

I feel like I am in my right place. I ask for coffee and she has it delivered. She also has grilled cheese delivered. And it arrives hot.

Melissa wants to know if I think she should move out.

I say, “Yes. You should. Because I want to live here.”

She says, “Will you repot the plants now?”

“Do you have potting soil?”

“I’ll have some delivered.”

“Oh my god. Wait. Let me just look at the plants.”

The plants look like they fit in the pots just fine. I give a little tug to see if the roots fit. I say, “The plants haven’t had time to grow into the soil. Their roots are untethered.”

“They’ve been in these pots forever. I’ve moved them from Austin to New York to Austin to San Francisco.”

“The plants feel like they’ve been dropped fifty times.”

“I moved them carefully.”

“They need to just sit in their pots without you moving them. Give them a chance to grow.”

Melissa puts the pots in a window.

We do not eat dinner. J has ice cream delivered. And he makes us each an old fashioned.

I fall asleep on farm time to the sounds of J’s Telecaster vibrating through the amplifier.

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Recover Data from your Android Phone with Dr. Fone

AskDaveTaylor - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:41

None of us intentionally damages our devices. Heck, smartphones are expensive, and even entry-level Android phones can have irreplaceable data, including that text message from your partner about it being time to rush to the hospital, the baby’s coming! and photos from your child’s first steps, a video of that celebrity you spotted at a concert, critical phone numbers, and so much more.

That’s why if your phone does slip off the counter and crash onto the floor or pop out of your pocket and splash into the creek, it’s such a horrible feeling! Sure, the device getting damaged is bad, but the loss of data is far, far worse.

Except you don’t have to necessarily lose all your data just because something happens to your Android phone. Heck, if you have mischievous children who change your PIN and block you from logging in and using your phone, Dr. Fone for Android from Wondershare can fix that too. Let’s have a look!

Launch the program and you can see the primary categories:

The four primary functions are: Android Data Recovery (for your phone, generally), Android SD Card Data Recovery (if you use a microSD card in your Android phone and it gets corrupted, Dr. Fone can help recover everything), Android Broken Data Recovery (for when your phone’s shattered or otherwise busted up) and, finally, More Tools.

Let’s start by just plugging in an Android phone to the PC and see what happens.

The first thing you need to do to work with Dr. Fone is to enable USB debugging on your phone. The program has very specific directions that are easy to follow, but it’s rather like finding a secret feature on your phone: You find the “Build” information in Settings, then tap on it 7 times. Not 6, not 8. 7 times. Then you have unlocked debugging!

Once you allow the phone to be accessed via USB, the program can easily access everything and figure out what’s what:

If you just want to recover a specific type of data, like WhatsApp messages and attachments, you can uncheck everything else, but most likely you’ll just want to scan everything on the phone (tho it does take longer), so click “Next”…

At first you might worry that everything’s shown as zeroes, but give the program a chance to finish its scan (which can take a few minutes) and eventually it’ll show all the matches. Then you can click on a specific category like “Call History”:

Here you can see a log of all incoming and outgoing calls, by number (tho I’ve blacked out all the numbers for privacy). Notice it also shows the duration of the calls, all of these are very short!

What about photos? Instead, click on “Gallery” and you’ll see all the photos that Dr. Fone can find:

Easy enough to pick and choose which you’d like to copy onto the computer and/or recover after accidentally deleting them.

The basics are really easy to work with, as you can see. But let’s click on the “More Tools” button to see what’s there.

Turns out that there’s one feature:

The ability to bypass a lock screen on an Android phone has obvious security implications, so don’t use it on someone else’s phone. That’s not only an invasion of privacy, it’s probably illegal.

But if your kids think it’s funny to lock you out of your own phone, well, now you have the solution, right?

Click on “Android Lock Screen Removal”.

Notice that currently Dr. Fone can only accomplish this neat trick with Samsung Android phones.

What about the Android SD Card Data Recovery? Put a card into a reader, plug it into the computer, and Dr. Fone will find it and offer you the ability to pick and choose what you’d like to extract:

Notice that it understands the Android file system organization, so it shows Gallery, Videos, Audio and Documents.

In summary, if you need a way to extract data from your Android phone, whether it’s damaged or not, then Wondershare’s Dr. Fone program can be a very good choice. Two caveats, however: first, if you have a phone with lots of data, it’s pretty slow, so don’t expect to just zip from screen to screen as it scans, and second, since there are millions of different And since there are millions of different Android phones in the marketplace, it’s smart to check their compatible phones list before you download.

Otherwise, this is definitely a useful tool to know about before you have a crisis moment with your device.

Dr. Fone Android Data Recovery, from Wondershare. $49.95 for Windows, $59.95 for Mac OS X.

Disclosure: Wondershare sent us a full system license for the Windows version for the purposes of this article.

The post Recover Data from your Android Phone with Dr. Fone appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

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Motorola's Legendary RAZR Flip Phone Is Making a Comeback

Slashdot.org - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:30
An anonymous reader shares an Engadget article: The year was 2004, and Motorola had just announced what was then an insanely thin flip phone, the RAZR V3. It was -- and still is -- a head-turner, and eventually over 130 million units were sold in total. Such were the glorious days of Motorola. Twelve years later, the now Lenovo-owned brand appears to be prepping a relaunch of this legendary model, according to its teaser video of a nostalgic walkthrough at a high school.The teaser is available on YouTube. Nice of Motorola to try doing something different from most of its rivals. However, a flip phone -- with a tiny display and those buttons (assumption) -- may not have much of practical case in 2016.

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Write some Software by massony1

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:19
Hello, We are currently planning to migrate our project to Amazon Web Services platform for the benefits of ease, flexibility and scalability. We want to hire an expert in AWS who will be responsible for the following: 1... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Database Administration, Linux, PHP, Web Hosting)
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FIX FTP issue on plesk redhar server URGNETLY by surreytech

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 11:05
I have a red hat server with Plesk with some connection issues in the FTP Need urgently ( with in the day) to remote login to server and fix issue (Budget: £250 - £750 GBP, Jobs: Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, Web Hosting)
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New Clues About Why Mt. Gox Failed

Slashdot.org - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:29
An anonymous reader writes: The Daily Beast is investigating internal emails, contracts, and new information provided by a former accounting employee at Mt. Gox for clues about how and why the world's largest bitcoin exchange failed in 2014. They conclude that CEO Mark Karpeles "bought a company already missing tens of thousands of bitcoins" in 2011, leading to an email exchange a few months later where the previous owner suggested ways to make up the $800,000 shortfall. Unfortunately, Karpeles "had signed a non-disclosure agreement that left him unable to discuss the loss," and after a second larger hack, he moved the majority of bitcoins offline into "cold storage," leaving only enough online to complete transactions. According to the article, former Mt. Gox employees "claim rogue U.S. government agents seized $5 million of Mt. Gox funds in summer 2013 in retaliation for Karpeles's refusal to cooperate with them. This seizure supposedly cut into the firm's operating reserves, which may have been the beginning of the end, at least according to the former Mt. Gox accountant." While $450 million eventually disappeared, Thursday ZDNet reported that a class-action lawsuit brought against the bitcoin exchange by investors "has been dismissed."

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Linux Admin, Elasticluster by amdb

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:03
Looking for technical consultant for virtualization project. (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Linux, Python, System Admin)
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Install and configure OPENVZ by GuyanaTel

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:01
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Terrorists No Longer Welcome On OneDrive, Outlook, Xbox Live

Slashdot.org - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:30
Microsoft has updated its anti-terrorism policies. In a blog post, the Redmond, Washington-based company said that it would remove "terrorist content" from a fleet of its services including OneDrive, Outlook and Xbox Live, reports BetaNews. For its search engine Bing, however, Microsoft says that it would only remove links when it is required by local law, citing free expression for all. The company adds that it would fund research for a tool that could help it better scan such content and flag image, audio and video. From company's blog post: There is no universally accepted definition of terrorist content. For purposes of our services, we will consider terrorist content to be material posted by or in support of organizations included on the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List that depicts graphic violence, encourages violent action, endorses a terrorist organization or its acts, or encourages people to join such groups. The UN Sanctions List includes a list of groups that the UN Security Council considers to be terrorist organizations.

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Create Filters on PHP website running on VPS (Centos ) for .exe (users app) communication. (Max Budget - 100$) by neurotechllc

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:21
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Linux Gambling Game by pronabdey

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:18
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Project for gkbhardwaj88 -- 2 by barathsri01

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 09:10
Hi gkbhardwaj88, I noticed your profile and would like to offer you my project. We can discuss any details over chat. (Budget: $150 USD, Jobs: Android, Data Mining, Hadoop, Hire me, Java, Linux)
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python script read signals from Dbus on linux virtual machine by giorgionasis

Freelancer.com - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 08:40
It is a very very simple project which an experienced python programmer does not need more than half hour. I am trying to read some signals from dbus. Through dbus a service send a hash password to another service... (Budget: €8 - €30 EUR, Jobs: Linux, Python)
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