Friday, September 21, 2012

Tech Links: September 21, 2012


Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins


MakerBot shows off next-gen Replicator 2 'desktop' 3D printer


The AntiSec hacking group claims to have released a set of more than 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) allegedly obtained from breaching an FBI agent's laptop via a Java vulnerability. The group claims to have over 12 million IDs, as well as personal information such as user names, device names, notification tokens, cell phone numbers and addresses. There's a tool to help you check if your device is in the list.

Ben Kuchera, a video games journalist who has written for Wired, Ars Technica, and now the Penny Arcade Report, discusses the seedy underbelly of Kickstarter promotion.

How Child Porn And The Other Awfulest Things Ever Get Scrubbed From The Internet

Reading & Discussion

Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders... leading some to questioned why students would even choose to cheat when they can’t earn academic credit for completing courses.

Internet Pirates Will Always Win

Metacritic Presents Real Problems for the Industry

Think Like a Dandelion: Back in 2008, Cory Doctorow observed some key points of the web’s information and monetary economy that remain unresolved. Four years later, Steven Johnson dives deeper into what the Internet “wants.”


Man or Computer? Can You Tell the Difference?  Could you be fooled by a computer pretending to be human? Probably

Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the 'anternet' | School of Engineering: A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

Voyager to Solar System: 'Bye-Bye'


A working, cross-platform Java 7 exploit is now in the wild. It's apparently a pair of bugs, working in tandem; neither, alone, would be enough to escape the Java sandbox, but together, any machine, be it Windows, Mac, or Linux, can be instantly and silently compromised, simply by viewing a malicious web page. Only Java 7 is vulnerable, but because of the way Oracle schedules patches, it may be unfixed until October.

You can test your machine for the flaw; if vulnerable, you'll want to at least disable Java in your Web browser, if not remove it altogether. On Firefox, NoScript will provide a little protection, by not running Java code unless you click it, but the vulnerability remains.


Google Glass Hits Runway With Diane Von Furstenberg at New York Fashion Week


How to build a Solar Mobile Charger in 5 minutes. Full instructions here.

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