24th > November > 2013 Archive

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Rackspace patches Windows Updater vuln

Rackspace has patched an arbitrary code execution bug in its Windows environment, following an advisory from CloudPassage.
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NSW privacy exemption shares personal data with private sector

The New South Wales (NSW) Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) has issued a direction to privacy officers across the state that they are to share some personal data with the private sector.
Simon Sharwood, 24 Nov 2013
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New NSA leak reveals invasion of the management consultants

The Register can reveal that while the NSA has been infiltrating the highest echelons of the governments of US allies, a counter-infiltration has taken place.

Google claims MOOCs SOLVE code-for-kids teacher training problem

Google's latest contribution to the global movement that advocates teaching kids to code as the solution for every problem has discovered something revolutionary: if you put good content online, lots of people will read it and some of them may even engage with it.
Simon Sharwood, 24 Nov 2013
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Australia's States in online shopping tax grab

The idea that Australia's finances can be fixed by closing the online shopping “GST loophole” has shambled back out of its grave to consume the brains of the country's political masters. State treasurers have revived their calls for the federal government to stick its hands in the pockets of online shoppers.
Troll in cross hairs

US Judge strikes out COMPUTER/HUMAN LOVE patent

An American judge has delivered a comprehensive smack-down to a patent troll, invalidating a patent that tried to cover the practise of matchmaking simply because a computer was involved.