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Microsoft Fights Search Warrants for Overseas Emails in the Supreme Court

Slashdot.org - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:34
Microsoft's Chief Legal Officer writes about "the landmark Microsoft case that will decide whether the U.S. government can use a search warrant to force a company to seize a customer's private emails stored in Ireland and import them to the United States." On Thursday, 289 different groups and individuals from 37 countries signed 23 different legal briefs supporting Microsoft's position that Congress never gave law enforcement the power to ignore treaties and breach Ireland's sovereignty in this way. How could it? The government relies on a law that was enacted in 1986, before anyone conceived of cloud computing... When the U.S. government requires a tech company to execute a warrant for emails stored overseas, the provider must search a foreign datacenter and make a copy abroad, and then import that copy to the United States. This creates a complex issue with huge international consequences. It shouldn't be resolved by taking the law to a place it was never intended to go... The U.S. Department of Justice's attempt to seize foreign customers' emails from other countries ignores borders, treaties and international law, as well as the laws those countries have in place to protect the privacy of their own citizens... It's also a path that will lead to the doorsteps of American homes by putting the privacy of U.S. citizens' emails at risk. If the U.S. government obtains the power to search and seize foreign citizens' private communications physically stored in other countries, it will invite other governments to do the same thing. If we ignore other countries' laws, how can we demand that they respect our laws? Amicus briefs supporting Microsoft have been filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by Ireland, France, and the European Commission and European privacy regulators. Microsoft even notes that on this issue, "Fox News agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union."

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Dyndns to function with Cloudflare by gamermonster

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:28
I have 20 Dyndns addresses which i need to fully functional will using Cloudflare (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: DNS, Linux, PHP, System Admin, Web Hosting)
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Ethereum exchange wallet backend by alkin3

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:02
We want to make ETH/BTC exchange. Can you help us for ethereum wallet on linux. We are expert of Bitcoin, but we don’t know how can we do same functions on ethereum. We need; Creatating new addresses for deposits... (Budget: $1500 - $3000 USD, Jobs: Ethereum, Linux, PHP)
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Amazon Opens 'Surveillance-Powered, No-Checkout Convenience Store'

Slashdot.org - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:34
An anonymous reader quotes GeekWire: The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle -- letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line... After shoppers check in by scanning their unique QR code, overhead cameras work with weight sensors in the shelves to precisely track which items they pick up and take with them. When they leave, they just leave. Amazon Go's systems automatically debit their accounts for the items they take, sending the receipt to the app. In my first test of Amazon Go this past week, my elapsed time in the store was exactly 23 seconds -- from scanning the QR code at the entrance to exiting with my chosen item... The company says the tracking is precise enough to distinguish between multiple people standing side-by-side at a shelf, detecting which one picked up a yogurt or cupcake, for example, and which one was merely browsing. The system also knows when people pick up items and put them back, ensuring that Amazon doesn't dock anyone's account for milk or chips when they simply wanted to read the label. The idea is to "push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning" to create an "effortless experience for customers," said Dilip Kumar, Amazon Go vice president of technology, after taking GeekWire through the store this past week... Apart from the kitchen staff preparing fresh food at the back, we saw only two workers in the 1,800-square-foot Amazon Go store during our visit: one at the beer and wine section to check IDs, and another just inside the entrance to greet customers. TechCrunch calls it "Amazon's surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store," adding "the system is made up of dozens and dozens of camera units mounted to the ceiling, covering and recovering every square inch of the store from multiple angles." The Seattle Times reports that the store "was also criticized by grocery-store workers' unions, which feared an effort to automate the work done by cashiers, the second-most-common job in the U.S."

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Mejorar Servidor Ubuntu 16.04 con memcached,varnish y redis by marketemprende

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:17
Estamos buscando un experto en servidores VPS y sistema ubuntu 16.04 para que pueda mejorar el rendimiento utilizando las aplicaciones en referencia y cualquier otro que estime conveninete. (Budget: €30 - €250 EUR, Jobs: Apache, Debian, Linux, System Admin, Ubuntu)
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creation 5 machine vmware :bind full by lgaa2lgaa2

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:12
creation 5 machine vmware full bind server creation 5 complete machine. 2 machine cpanelwhm + package cloudlinux bind server configuration ns1, ns2 // IP hostename: other simpler, 1 / virtualmin... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: DNS, Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, VMware)
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HarassedVpn by HiddenPackets

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 15:05
Security VPN protection website with working Vpns for clients, with login and register (Budget: £20 - £250 GBP, Jobs: C++ Programming, Computer Security, Java, Linux)
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Build C++/Java program by ekspench

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:46
To build 64bit C++/Java application, target to execute on Linux. Source code should be clean, readable, and can compile. Code should not be using any third party's paid component without prior inform... (Budget: RM4950 - RM9900 MYR, Jobs: C Programming, C++ Programming, Java, Linux, Software Architecture)
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Donald Knuth Turns 80, Seeks Problem-Solvers For TAOCP

Slashdot.org - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:34
An anonymous reader writes: When 24-year-old Donald Knuth began writing The Art of Computer Programming, he had no idea that he'd still be working on it 56 years later. This month he also celebrated his 80th birthday in Sweden with the world premier of Knuth's Fantasia Apocalyptica, a multimedia work for pipe organ and video based on the bible's Book of Revelations, which Knuth describes as "50 years in the making." But Knuth also points to the recent publication of "one of the most important sections of The Art of Computer Programming" in preliminary paperback form: Volume 4, Fascicle 6: Satisfiability. ("Given a Boolean function, can its variables be set to at least one pattern of 0s and 1 that will make the function true?") Here's an excerpt from its back cover: Revolutionary methods for solving such problems emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and they've led to game-changing applications in industry. These so-called "SAT solvers" can now routinely find solutions to practical problems that involve millions of variables and were thought until very recently to be hopelessly difficult. "in several noteworthy cases, nobody has yet pointed out any errors..." Knuth writes on his site, adding "I fear that the most probable hypothesis is that nobody has been sufficiently motivated to check these things out carefully as yet." He's uncomfortable printing a hardcover edition that hasn't been fully vetted, and "I would like to enter here a plea for some readers to tell me explicitly, 'Dear Don, I have read exercise N and its answer very carefully, and I believe that it is 100% correct,'" where N is one of the exercises listed on his web site. Elsewhere he writes that two "pre-fascicles" -- 5a and 5B -- are also available for alpha-testing. "I've put them online primarily so that experts in the field can check the contents before I inflict them on a wider audience. But if you want to help debug them, please go right ahead."

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Combine multiple distorted images with Image Magick to create a final rendering IM ImageMagick by ImageMagick18

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 14:27
Task: Build a software where a user can post an image to our API and return a render via an API call. This task can be accomplished with 3 layers: 1) The first layer is the bottom-most base layer... (Budget: $250 - $750 USD, Jobs: Cloud Computing, Image Processing, Linux, Photo Editing, PHP)
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Need help with displaying a page on a site - php file needs to be fixed. by salpra

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:53
Our front-end index page is not displaying on a website. We have a site that is running on apache in ubuntu. We have a mysql server setup. If you are familiar with php and ubuntu linux, let us know... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Apache, Linux, MySQL, PHP, System Admin)
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iPhone X Purchase Leads To Police, Battering Ram, and Handcuffs

Slashdot.org - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:34
An anonymous reader quotes CBS SFBayArea: On one recent morning, Rick Garcia and his wife Shannon Knuth woke up to a posse of San Francisco police officers at their front door. "I peered through the peephole and I saw a police officer and a battering ram," Garcia said. "We heard 'SFPD' and 'warrant,' and I was like 'what's going on?'" Knuth remembers. It felt like a nightmare yet it was real. Garcia says that within seconds he was dragged into the hallway of his apartment complex, handcuffed, then whisked away to the Taraval Station.... Meanwhile Knuth, who had just got out of the shower, was ordered to sit on the couch... After rifling through the apartment Knuth says the officers finally told her what they were looking for: Her husband's iPhone X. According to the warrant, it was stolen but Knuth showed them the receipt which proved her husband bought it. Once the officers realized their mistake they called the police station and a squad car brought Garcia home. "They gathered their pry bar and their battering ram and they left," he said. So how could a mistake like that happen? It's still unclear but it turns out Garcia and Knuth bought the iPhone at an Apple store at Stonestown Galleria just a few weeks after 300 iPhone Xs were stolen from a UPS truck in the mall parking lot. One former police chief says the way it was handled "kind of boggles the mind... "This was clearly an incident that should have just been a knock and talk, a couple detectives come to the door, knock on the door and they would have gathered the same info that they gathered after they put him in handcuffs and hauled him off to jail."

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Need a AWS expert with auto-scaling and load balancer by arifjaunpur

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:30
Single instance was working fine but after update to Load balancing and auto scaling not working need to work via screen sharing (Budget: $15 - $25 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Linux, Network Administration, Software Architecture, System Admin)
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installing postifx on nginx server . by tkdrms123

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:08
Hi. i am getting trouble installing postifx on nginx server at the moment. for now, i am in stuck on that screen. i need help this and the reason why i neeed to install becase to get verification e-mail... (Budget: $10 - $30 USD, Jobs: Apache, Linux, Nginx, PHP, System Admin)
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Red Hat: We Didn't Pull CPU Microcode Update to Pass the Buck

LinuxToday.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:00

Red Hat got into a bit of a PR snafu this week after it pulled from distribution a CPU microcode update meant to address the Spectre Variant 2 CPU design flaw.

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need a virtualization expert to help with disaster recovery plan specifically in vmware1 by softwarevendor

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:59
need a virtualization expert to help with disaster recovery plan specifically in vmware (Budget: £20 - £250 GBP, Jobs: Cisco, Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, VMware)
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Can Machine Learning Guess True Emotions From Facial Microexpressions?

Slashdot.org - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:34
jbmartin6 writes: Microexpressions are fast, involuntary facial expressions which other people may not consciously recognize, but arise from our real emotions instead of the face we wish to present to the world. Carnegie Mellon University released an interesting blog entry about new approaches to using computers to recognize these microexpressions with a focus on the security and military applications. If you haven't taped over the cameras on your devices, it might be time to start thinking about it. Just imagine how advertisers would (mis)use this sort of technology. "Our approach uses machine learning features that treat the whole face as a canvas," writes the lead researcher, adding "One challenge we faced for this project was finding a dataset with accurately labeled data to establish ground truth. "Few existing databases capture subjects' suppressed reactions...."

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need a virtualization expert to help with disaster recovery plan specifically in vmware by softwarevendor

Freelancer.com - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:18
need a virtualization expert to help with disaster recovery plan specifically in vmware (Budget: £250 - £750 GBP, Jobs: Cisco, Linux, Network Administration, System Admin, VMware)
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