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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Sues Ecuador For 'Violating His Rights'

Slashdot.org - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:50
Julian Assange is suing Ecuador's government for violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms," despite the fact he is still being sheltered in the country's UK embassy. From a report: It comes after Ecuador cut off communications for Mr Assange, who has been living inside the country's London embassy for more than six years. Baltasar Garzon, a lawyer for WikiLeaks, has arrived in Ecuador to launch the case, which is expected to be heard next week in a domestic court. WikiLeaks claims Mr Assange's access to the outside world has been "summarily cut off" and says Ecuador has threatened to remove the protection he has had since being given political asylum. The site said Ecuador's government has refused to allow a visit by Human Rights Watch general counsel Dinah PoKempner and prevented several meetings with Mr Assange's lawyers. A statement said: "Ecuador's measures against Julian Assange have been widely condemned by the human rights community."

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Quantum Computers Will Break the Encryption that Protects the Internet

Slashdot.org - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:11
An anonymous reader shares a report: Factorising numbers into their constituent primes may sound esoteric, but the one-way nature of the problem -- and of some other, closely related mathematical tasks -- is the foundation on which much modern encryption rests. Such encryption has plenty of uses. It defends state secrets, and the corporate sort. It protects financial flows and medical records. And it makes the $2trn e-commerce industry possible. Nobody, however, is certain that the foundation of all this is sound. Though mathematicians have found no quick way to solve the prime-factors problem, neither have they proved that there isn't one. In theory, any of the world's millions of professional or amateur mathematicians could have a stroke of inspiration tomorrow and publish a formula that unravels internet cryptography -- and most internet commerce with it. In fact, something like this has already happened. In 1994 Peter Shor, a mathematician then working at Bell Laboratories, in America, came up with a quick and efficient way to find a number's prime factors. The only catch was that for large numbers his method -- dubbed Shor's algorithm -- needs a quantum computer to work. Quantum computers rely on the famous weirdness of quantum mechanics to perform certain sorts of calculation far faster than any conceivable classical machine. Their fundamental unit is the "qubit", a quantum analogue of the ones and zeros that classical machines manipulate. By exploiting the quantum-mechanical phenomena of superposition and entanglement, quantum computers can perform some forms of mathematics -- though only some -- far faster than any conceivable classical machine, no matter how beefy.

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Automating upstream releases with release-bot

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00

All you need to do is file an issue into your upstream repository and release-bot takes care of the rest.

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Resolve the Apache software and mail server to get my email inbox

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:54
I am looking for a freelancer who are expert in linux system admin and mail server. I have got a problem with apache software as it is not working correctly. I have changed the main domain in my account... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Apache, DNS, Email Handling, Linux, System Admin)
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Google Warns Apple: Missing Bugs in Your Security Bulletins Are 'Disincentive To Patch'

Slashdot.org - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:31
Apple has not documented some high-severity bugs it patched that were reported to it by Google's Project Zero researchers. From a report: While it's good news that Apple beat Project Zero's 90-day deadline for patching or disclosing the bugs it finds, the group's Ivan Fratric recently argued that the practice endangered users by not fully informing them why an update should be installed. This time the criticism comes from Project Zero's Ian Beer, who's been credited by Apple with finding dozens of serious security flaws in iOS and macOS over the years. Beer posted a blog about several vulnerabilities in iOS 7 he found in 2014 that share commonalities with several bugs he has found in iOS 11.4.1, some of which he's now released exploits for. Beer notes that none of the latest issues is mentioned in the iOS 12 security bulletin even though Apple did fix them. The absence of information about them is a "disincentive" for iOS users to patch, Beer argues. "Apple are still yet to assign CVEs for these issues or publicly acknowledge that they were fixed in iOS 12," wrote Beer. "In my opinion a security bulletin should mention the security bugs that were fixed. Not doing so provides a disincentive for people to update their devices since it appears that there were fewer security fixes than there really were."

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Fix the apache software and mail server to get my email land to inbox

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:16
I am looking for a freelancer who are expert in linux system administrator. I have got a problem with apache software as it is not working correctly. I have changed the main domain in my account but when... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Apache, Debian, DNS, Email Handling, Linux)
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Browsing the web with Min, a minimalist open source web browser

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00

Not every web browser needs to carry every single feature.

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Need a nmap expert in ubuntu (Urgent task)

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:57
I'm looking for c/c++ expert to rebuild nmap source code on ubuntu. Please bid if you have rich experience in building and modifying nmap source code. Requirement: - build nmap source code on ubuntu (https://github.com/nmap/nmap)... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Linux, Software Architecture, Ubuntu)
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Should We Break Up the Tech Giants? Not if You Ask the Economists Who Take Money From Them

Slashdot.org - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:50
This week's FTC hearings on the growing power of companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google only included economists who have taken money, directly and indirectly, from giant corporations that have a stake in the debate. From a report: Amid growing concern over the power of such behemoths as Amazon, Google, Facebook, and other tech giants, in recent months there's been a bipartisan push for better enforcement of antitrust rules -- with even President Trump saying in August that their size and influence could constitute a "very antitrust situation." The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched its most wide-ranging study of corporate concentration in America in more than 20 years with a series of hearings being held around the country. Chairman Joseph Simons, a practical enforcement-minded leader, launched the hearings by expressing concern over the growing problem of monopoly, which is now found in nearly every sector of the economy. "I approach all of these issues with a very open mind," said Simons, "very much willing to be influenced by what I see and hear." But there's a problem. The FTC organized these hearings so that Simons and the public would be hearing from many economists who have taken money, directly or indirectly, from giant corporations. For example, on Monday, the FTC convened a panel titled "The Current Economic Understanding of Multi-Sided Platforms" to look specifically at the most dynamic and dangerous set of concentrated economic actors, the big tech platforms. Every single one of the economists who testified had financial ties to giant corporations. One example is David Evans, the chairman of the Global Economics Group. Evans scoffed at the danger of platform monopolies. He indicated that the question of "whether Facebook and Google and Amazon are monopolies, it's all interesting, it's great to read in the New York Times," but it's "not all that relevant" to the practice of antitrust. His firm has taken money directly from Microsoft, Visa, the large investment bank SIFMA, and the Chinese giant tech giant Tencent. Another example is Howard Shelanski, a partner at Davis Polk. Shelanski is more enforcement-minded, but he expressed caution, testifying that we don't know enough for antitrust enforcers to understand whether powerful technology companies hold unassailable market positions. Shelanski pointed to his own children, saying that they've stopped using Facebook because it's uncool. As it turns out, his law firm's clients include Facebook, as well as Comcast, and Chinese search giant Baidu.

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Convert site from MySqli to PDO and keep the server stable

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:35
Hello Guys, I am looking for someone who can help me to convert my website from mysqli to PDO. Because it looks like server is running out of ram since the request that script is making is very long api requests which is normal but its killing the server ram and server is going down... (Budget: $10 - $100 USD, Jobs: HTML, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Ubuntu)
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Google App Suite Costs as Much as $40 Per Phone Under New EU Android Deal

Slashdot.org - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:10
Android manufacturers will have to pay Google a surprisingly high cost in Europe in order to include Google's Play Store and other mobile apps on their devices, according to documents obtained by The Verge. From the report: A confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the "Google Mobile Services" suite of apps, which includes the Google Play Store. The new fees vary depending on country and device type, and it would apply to devices activated on or after February 1st, 2019. But phone manufacturers may not actually have to shoulder that cost: Google is also offering separate agreements to cover some or all of the licensing costs for companies that choose to install Chrome and Google search on their devices as well, according to a person familiar with the terms. Google declined to comment.

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How to Use Git Version Control System in Linux [Comprehensive Guide]

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:00

Tecmint: Git is a free and open source, fast, powerful, distributed, easy to use, and popular version control system that is very efficient with large projects

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Deploy a cscart multivendor on aws

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:54
Check latency and select the best region . 1) Create A VPC 2) Create a Database (mysql) 3) create a EC2 server with Centos 7 4) install cs-cart MV software 5) Configure server settings as per cs-cart... (Budget: ₹600 - ₹1500 INR, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Apache, Linux, MySQL, PHP)
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Migración de cuatro sitios en Magento de un shared hosting a Magento Web Services

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:52
Actualmente tenemos operativo en Nexcess (proveedor de hosting en US), un servicio de hosting compartido con las siguientes características: Dell Enterprise Server 55 GB Storage 250 GB/mo CDN Data... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Linux, Magento, PHP, System Admin)
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Adding three new colors to the Nest Thermostat familyAdding three new colors to the Nest Thermostat family

GoogleBlog - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:00

Your home is your space. It’s also a place where you can express your style with color and personal touches. And we want our products to reflect your aesthetic while giving you the help you need. So we recently introduced three new colors to the Nest Learning Thermostat lineup (bringing the total to seven) to give you more options to fit your style.  


These new finishes—black, brass and polished steel—are part of the new Artists Collection, inspired by the work of industrial artists who create beautiful pieces using various metals. Just like the original Nest Learning Thermostat that comes in copper, black, stainless steel or white, these new thermostats are designed to look beautiful in your home while also keeping you comfortable and helping you save energy.


  • Polished steelis a high-end, highly polished design for those who like to keep things timeless and classy.

  • Mirror black is striking and bold, with the deep lacquered black look of a grand piano.

  • Brass is warm and subtle - it can act as a pop of color for your home or blend in with other metal accents you may have.

They can program themselves to create a personalized schedule and turn down automatically to save energy when you’re away. You can control your thermostat from a phone, tablet, Google Home Hub or even an Android Watch or Apple Watch with the Nest or Google Home app. And, you can use your smart speaker or display to change the temperature with your voice—just say, “Hey Google, set the temperature to 68.”

These new Nest Learning Thermostats are available in the US (and the polished steel finish is also available in Canada) for $249.

Introducing the Nest Learning Thermostat Artists Collection, featuring three new colors: polished steel, mirror black and brass.
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Shutter Removed From Ubuntu 18.10 And Debian Unstable, New PPA Available

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:00

LinuxUprising: Shutter screenshot tool was removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 recently.

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Is Repair As Important As Innovation?

Slashdot.org - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:00
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from The Economist: Events about making new things are ten a penny. Less common are events about keeping things as good as new. Maintenance lacks the glamour of innovation. It is mostly noticed in its absence -- the tear in a shirt, the mould on a ceiling, the spluttering of an engine. Not long ago David Edgerton of Imperial College London, who also spoke at the festival, drove across the bridge in Genoa that collapsed in August, killing 43 people (pictured). 'We're encouraged to pride ourselves on all being innovators and entrepreneurs,' he said. Maintenance is often dismissed as mere drudgery. But in fact, as he pointed out, repairing things is often trickier than making them. It is also more difficult for economists to measure. The discipline's most prominent statistic, GDP, is gross (as opposed to net) because it leaves out the cost of wear and tear. To calculate these costs, statisticians must estimate the lifespan of a country's assets and make assumptions about the way they deteriorate. [...] And how much do economies spend fighting decay? No one knows, partly because most maintenance is performed in-house, not purchased on the market. The best numbers are collected by Canada, where firms spent 3.3% of GDP on repairs in 2016, more than twice as much as the country spends on research and development. In closing, the report mentions the tyrannies of the ancient East where people were forced to maintain fragile irrigation systems. "In those societies, to repair was to repress," the report says. "But some people today have the opposite concern. They see maintenance and repair as a right they are in danger of losing to companies that hoard spare parts and information too jealously."

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How to Password Protect a File in Vim Editor

LinuxToday.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:00

The Vim editor can be called a programmer's text editor.

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Snaps for Linux are a massive success - BetaNews

Linux News - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:57

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Snaps for Linux are a massive success
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Looking for network administrator

Freelancer.com - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:56
Looking for network administrator who are familiar with these concepts: Active Directory forest/domain architecture Virtual Machine DNS  DHCP  Organizational Units  Groups  User Accounts Implement one client computer using virtual machine and connect it to the domain... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: DNS, Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, Windows Server)
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