ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

barlevg (2111272) writes "In a country where the government severely limits access to the world wide web, ZunZeneo, an anonymous SMS-based social network, drew more than 40,000 Cuban users at its peak, the Associated Press reports. On it, people shared news and opinions about music and culture.

ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

barlevg (2111272) writes "In a country where the government severely limits access to the world wide web, ZunZeneo, an anonymous SMS-based social network, drew more than 40,000 Cuban users at its peak, the Associated Press reports. On it, people shared news and opinions about music and culture.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

New MU-MIMO Standard Could Allow For Gigabit WiFi Throughput

MojoKid (1002251) writes "Today, Qualcomm is announcing full support for a new wireless transmission method that could significantly boost performance on crowded networks. The new standard,

Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

An anonymous reader writes "In an unprecedented total disruption of a fully operational GNSS constellation, all satellites in the Russian GLONASS broadcast corrupt information for 11 hours, from just past midnight until noon Russian time (UTC+4), on April 2 (or 5 p.m. on April 1 to 4 a.m. April 2,

Fukushima Photo Essay: a Drone's Eye View

Hallie Siegel (2973169) writes "Here's stunning photos and incredible interactive aerial maps of the devastation, cleanup and reconstruction effort in the region around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Adam Klaptocz of Drone Adventures in collaboration with Taichi Furuhashi,

In Response To Google, Amazon Announces Massive Price Cuts For S3, EC2 And RDS

Amazon today announced a new round of price cuts for its S3 storage service, EC2 cloud computing platform and RDS cloud databases that will bring the cost of running applications on Amazon’s platform closer to the new prices Google announced earlier this week. For the first terabyte of data,

Google X 内部创业项目 Flux 获得 800 万美元融资

Flux 的四位联合创始人此前都在 Google X 工作,项目的创立目的为探索更快、更省、更环保地设计和建造建筑物的方法和理论。该团队大约两年前从 Google 中分出来,创立了独立的公司,成为公司内部创业的典范。

“新郑模式”获成功 郑州将全面推广浪潮自助办税终端

济南2014年8月13日电 /美通社/ -- 8月7日,郑州市国税局班子全体成员、市局各处室处长、各区县局一把手等共计60余人抵达新郑市国税局,考察由浪潮承建的新郑国税ARM 7*24小时办税厅。

Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Techdirt: A few years ago, we mocked then Senator Joe Lieberman's request that internet companies put "report this content as terrorist content" buttons on various types of online content. The plan went nowhere, because it's a really bad idea,

南航航班引入新西兰风味美食

新西兰奥克兰2014年11月27日电 /美通社/ -- 奥克兰机场、中国南方航空公司和新西兰名厨阿尔.布朗展开合作,将新西兰独特风味美食引入中国南航飞机餐。

ChannelAdvisor:2014年黑色星期五网络零售额增幅20.6%-24%之间

每年的黑色星期五,多家机构都会对各大卖场,零售网站,消费者人流以及消费数据进行密切跟踪和统计。

据新的GSMA Intelligence数据显示,今年4G网络将覆盖全球超过三分之一的人口

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TIOBE:2015年3月全球编程语言排行榜单

微软的编程语言f#即将进入前十名。目前尚不清楚为什么f#是越来越受欢迎。托马斯Petricek(“f#深入”的作者)在一次采访中说原因可能是大约两 个星期前f# web编程框架WebSharper和f#软件基金会的宣传工作。另一个有趣的变化:

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SQL Server中的事务日志管理(4/9):简单恢复模式里的日志管理 - Woodytu

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