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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media
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 David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Read More

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Don't Pirate Or We'll Mess With Your Connected Thermostats, Warns East Coast ISP
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Internet service provider Armstrong Zoom has roughly a million subscribers in the Northeastern part of the U.S. and is keen to punish those it believes are using file-sharing services. According to Engadget, “the ISP’s response to allegedly naughty customers is bandwidth throttling, which is when an ISP intentionally slows down your internet service based on […]

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Piracy Notices Can Mess With Your Thermostat, ISP Warns
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U.S. Internet provider Armstrong has warned persistent pirates on its network of limiting their access to the thermostats if they didn’t play by its rules. From a report: Our attention was caught by a recent letter the company sent to one of its users. The ISP points out that it received multiple copyright infringement notices, […]

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Don't Keep Cellphones Next To Your Body, California Health Department Warns
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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. They are asking people to decrease their use of these devices and suggest keeping your distance when possible. TechCrunch reports: The warning comes after findings were offered up this week from a 2009 department document, which was […]

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High-Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Make Teens Vape More, Study Warns
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Philly.com: Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows. E-cigarettes are sold with nicotine levels ranging from zero to more than 25 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter (mg/mL). In this study, a high-nicotine device was […]

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Instagram bug leaked data on ‘high-profile’ users, company warns
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 A bug related to an Instagram API allowed at least one unscrupulous individual to access the email address and phone number of an unspecified number of “high-profile” users of the app. No other personal information, like password or what have you, seems to have been exposed. Read More

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New gadget warns you when you smell bad     – CNET
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Commentary: Kunkun Body aims to alert you before others get sniffy in your direction.

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Bruce Perens Warns Grsecurity Breaches the Linux Kernel's GPL License
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Bruce Perens co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond. Now he’s sharing a “strong opinion” that companies should avoid the Grsecurity security patch for the Linux kernel “because it presents a contributory infringement and breach of contract risk.” Slashdot reader NewGnu shared Bruce’s comments: [I]t would fail a fair-use test… Because of its strongly […]

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Incurable gonorrhea is lurking—and we may not see it coming, WHO warns
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Enlarge / A scanning electron micrograph of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. (credit: NIH) At least three people in three different countries have turned up with cases of completely incurable gonorrhea—and it’s unclear what happened to all of them and if they’re spreading the infection to others, officials at the World Health Organization report. These cases highlight two […]

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