Information Technology

Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?
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An anonymous reader writes “Genome sequencing is getting faster and cheaper every year. This article points out that in the not-too-distant future, a DNA test will be a common diagnostic tool for doctors. It’s a good thing for figuring out what’s wrong with you — but there will unintended consequences. The test will also return […]

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Nokia And WWF Launch Official App For Earth Hour 2014
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We are just two days away from what started off as an initiative and has now turned into a world’s largest voluntary environmental action. Earth hour as we know it, is gradually changing from just switching off our lights for an hour, to an entire movement that focuses on renewable energy. The WWF Renewables Market […]

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Australian National University CIO Peter Nikoletatos departs
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Sudden split ‘by mutual consent’ Australian National University (ANU) chief information officer Peter Nikoletatos left his post yesterday.…

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Gameover Malware Targets Job Seekers
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itwbennett writes: “A new variant of the Gameover computer Trojan is targeting job seekers and recruiters by attempting to steal log-in credentials for Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com accounts. Like the Zeus banking malware on which it is based, Gameover can steal log-in credentials and other sensitive information by injecting rogue Web forms into legitimate websites when […]

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Lasers May Solve the Black Hole Information Paradox
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astroengine writes: “In an effort to help solve the black hole information paradox that has immersed theoretical physics in an ocean of soul searching for the past two years, two researchers have thrown their hats into the ring with a novel solution: Lasers. Technically, we’re not talking about the little flashy devices you use to […]

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Apple May Throw the Healthbook at You
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Apple reportedly is working on a health and fitness tracking app called “Healthbook,” which could be a one-stop shop for iOS users interested in using mobile tech to better keep track of their progress toward health goals. The app reportedly would help users monitor blood pressure, hydration, weight, respiratory rate, nutrition, physical activity, heart rate, […]

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Report: Microsoft working on augmented reality headset for Xbox
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An image from a patent application for Microsoft AR glasses, first revealed last year. USPTO In the midst of the deafening buzz for the Oculus Rift, this year’s GDC is loaded with companies hinting at their own virtual reality or augmented reality solutions. Microsoft is not among them, but the company may be working on […]

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Google DNS briefly hijacked to Venezuela
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BGPMon’s alert on the detection of the change to the route to Google’s primary DNS server. BGPmon.net For about a half hour on Saturday, some requests to one of Google’s DNS servers in the US were re-routed through a network in Venezuela. A false Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) announcement from the Venezuelan network caused the […]

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Sons of Anarchy</em> Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy
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theodp writes “Over at Slate, Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter argues that Google’s anti-copyright stance is just a way to devalue content, which is bad for artists and bad for consumers. The screed is Sutter’s response to an earlier anti-copyright rant in Slate penned by a lawyer who represents Google and is a Fellow […]

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