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Telehealth regulations, asm.js, BlackBerry loss, MacBook webcams, Wind farm management app, etc.By Brian Warkoczeski
December 20, 2013 8:47 am
Happy Friday! Some IT news for the end of the work week...
Using NetFlow Data For More Robust Network Security
Dark Reading - NetFlow can prove a powerful tool for spotting dangerous traffic patterns.
Bill Seeks To Clean Telehealth State Regulations Mess
Information Week - Telehealth regulations differ in each of the 50 states, inhibiting use of technology to treat patients, say proposed law's sponsors.
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg selling 70 million shares
Los Angeles Times - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is offering more than 41 million shares of Facebook stock to the public as part of a follow-on offering worth about $3.9 billion.
How one publisher is stopping academics from sharing their research
Washington Post - One of the world's largest academic publishers has launched a wide-ranging takedown spree, demanding that several different universities take down their own scholars' research.
Obama Weighing Security and Privacy in Deciding on Spy Program Limits
New York Times - The president's choices in the next few weeks may define America's approach to national security long after his term is over.
ZeroAccess bot-herders abandon click-fraud network
Network World - Microsoft-led effort brings about final WHITEFLAG message from criminals.
ICS-CERT Warns of Flaw in Wind Farm Management App
Threat Post - The ICS-CERT is warning users about a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in a control interface for a wind-farm control portal manufactured by Nordex. The bug is remotely exploitable and could enable an attacker to run code on a vulnerable machine.
Researchers Reveal How to Extract Decryption Keys With Sound
Security Week - A group of cryptology experts say they have demonstrated how to extract a 4096-bit RSA key from a laptop in less than an hour using a sound-based attack technique.
Google's Settlement Offer Is Unacceptable, EU's Almunia Says
Bloomberg - Google Inc.'s offer to settle a European Union antitrust probe doesn't eliminate regulators' concerns that the company may discriminate against rivals in its search results, the EU's competition chief said.
BlackBerry posts 3Q loss of $4.4B
Detroit News - BlackBerry is reporting a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and 56 percent drop in revenue.
MacBook Webcams can be used to covertly spy on people, report says
CBS News - When Miss Teen USA was remotely spied on via the built-in iSight camera on her laptop, the warning light indicating the camera was in use was never triggered.
Verizon to disclose government requests for customer data
CNET - Verizon Communications says it's making an effort to offer more information to the public about how many requests it receives from law enforcement for customer data.
Target: PINs not part of stolen credit card info
USA Today - Target warned its customers to keep a close eye on their credit card and bank statements after admitting it had a massive data breach.
Many-Core Server Pioneer Calxeda Shuts Down Shop
PC Magazine - Calxeda, the pioneering maker of low-power microservers using hundreds of ARM central processor cores and System-on-a-Chip (SoC) products for hardware appliances, has laid off most of its employees and is shutting down operations beyond servicing its existing customers and investments.
The NSA's other victim: U.S. business competitiveness
InfoWorld - The impact of NSA intrusion on our civil liberties can't be overstated -- but damage to America's business reputation is serious, too.
Proposed California law would mandate smartphone kill switch
PC World - The bill, if passed, could effectively mean kill switches on phones sold across the US.
Google reveals sharp rise in requests for removal of political content
The Guardian - Transparency report reveals Turkey with most removal queries and United States second with requests for more than 4,000 items to be deleted from web.
Gotcha! FBI launches new biometric systems to nail criminals
Computerworld - Palm prints, iris images and mug shots join fingerprints in the FBI's database, helping to identify the bad guys.
Massive Target credit card breach new step in security war with hackers: experts
NBC News - It looks like hackers hit the bulls-eye with the recent unprecedented hack of Target credit and debit card information.
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