Cisco To Acquire OpenDNS

Slashdot - 1 hour 10 min ago
New submitter Tokolosh writes: Both Cisco and OpenDNS announced today that the former is to acquire the latter. From the Cisco announcement: "To build on Cisco's advanced threat protection capabilities, we plan to continue to innovate a cloud delivered Security platform integrating OpenDNS' key capabilities to accelerate that work. Over time, we will look to unite our cloud-delivered solutions, enhancing Cisco's advanced threat protection capabilities across the full attack continuum—before, during and after an attack." With Cisco well-embedded with the US security apparatus (NSA, CIA, FBI, etc.) is it time to seek out alternatives to OpenDNS?

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Space Record: Cosmonaut Logs 804 Days (and Counting) in Orbit

Space.com - 1 hour 16 min ago
It's a record! As of June 29, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has spent a total of 804 days in space — more than any other human in history.
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'Fireball' Over US Southeast Was Probably Falling Space Junk (Video)

Space.com - 1 hour 25 min ago
The mysterious, multicolored sky light blazed up at 1:29 a.m. EDT Monday and was witnessed by skywatchers from Alabama to North Carolina — and by six NASA meteor-observing cameras. But this was no meteor.
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RFC 7568 Deprecates SSLv3 As Insecure

Slashdot - 1 hour 52 min ago
AmiMoJo writes: SSLv3 should not be used, according to the IETF's RFC 7568. Despite being replaced by three versions of TLS, SSLv3 is still in use. Clients and servers are now recommended to reject requests to use SSLv3 for secure communication. "SSLv3 Is Comprehensively Broken," say the authors, and lay out its flaws in detail.

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Russian Space Junk Burning Up Over US Southeast? | Video

Space.com - 1 hour 54 min ago
A bright object lit up the skies at 1:29 EST on June 29th, 2015 across multiple southeastern states.
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The Chinese Ride-Hailing Startup That’s Out-Ubering Uber

Wired News - 2 hours 20 min ago

Didi Kuaidi looks ready to do everything Uber's doing to get ahead. Which in China at least, could wind up leaving Uber behind.

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UK Researchers Find IPv6-Related Data Leaks In 11 of 14 VPN Providers

Slashdot - 2 hours 33 min ago
jan_jes writes: According to researchers at Queen Mary University of London, services used by hundreds of thousands of people in the UK to protect their identity on the web are vulnerable to leaks. The study of 14 popular VPN providers found that 11 of them leaked information about the user because of a vulnerability known as 'IPv6 leakage'. The leakage occurs because network operators are increasingly deploying a new version of the protocol used to run the Internet called IPv6. The study also examined the security of various mobile platforms when using VPNs and found that they were much more secure when using Apple's iOS, but were still vulnerable to leakage when using Google's Android. Similarly Russian researchers have exposed the breakthrough U.S. spying program few months back. The VPNs they tested certainly aren't confined to the UK; thanks to an anonymous submitter, here's the list of services tested: Hide My Ass, IPVanish, Astrill, ExpressVPN, StrongVPN, PureVPN, TorGuard, AirVPN, PrivateInternetAccess, VyprVPN, Tunnelbear, proXPN, Mullvad, and Hotspot Shield Elite.

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Recreational fish-catch data can help save money in monitoring invasive largemouth bass

Science Daily - 2 hours 39 min ago
Largemouth bass are native to North America, but they have been distributed worldwide for recreational fishing. When they’re in waters outside North America, largemouth bass can cause declines in native fish abundance, disrupting the ecosystem. Officials could save $1 million a year in monitoring for invasive fish, experts say, by using tournament fish-catch data.
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Researchers repurpose technology to reduce psychological and physical scars of burn injuries

Science Daily - 2 hours 39 min ago
It’s the season for backyard grilling, campfires, fireworks – and burn injuries. Over the next few months, U.S. burn centers will see thousands of severe burns requiring painful skin grafts and lengthy treatment. Researchers are developing new ways to use already approved therapies to help alleviate the anxiety and pain of burn treatments – as well as improve outcomes.
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Platelet-like particles boost clotting, slow bleeding

Science Daily - 2 hours 39 min ago
Tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets have been developed by researchers. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic injury or in individuals with impaired clotting due to an inherited condition or as a result of certain medications or chemotherapy.
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Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

Science Daily - 2 hours 41 min ago
The number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era, research concludes.
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Nation's weather radar network used to track bird migration at night

Science Daily - 2 hours 41 min ago
Using the nation's weather radar network, two doctoral students have developed a technique for forecasting something other than the weather: the orientation behavior of birds as they migrate through the atmosphere at night. The students have discovered a way to use the latest dual-polarization radar upgrade to measure broad-scale flight orientation of nocturnal migrant birds -- a promising development for biologists and bird enthusiasts.
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Exit dinosaurs, enter fishes

Science Daily - 2 hours 41 min ago
A pair of paleobiologists have determined that the world's most numerous and diverse vertebrates -- ray-finned fishes -- began their ecological dominance of the oceans 66 million years ago, aided by the mass extinction event that killed off dinosaurs.
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Longer acquaintance levels the romantic playing field

Science Daily - 2 hours 41 min ago
Partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while, according to new findings.
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Patients with recurrent depression have smaller hippocampi

Science Daily - 2 hours 42 min ago
The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus -- the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories -- than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people reveals.
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Smell fingerprints? Each person may have a unique sense of smell

Science Daily - 2 hours 42 min ago
Scientists have developed an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may do more than just identify individuals.
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Seeing a supernova in a new light

Science Daily - 2 hours 42 min ago
Type Ia supernovae are the 'standard candles' astrophysicists use to chart distance in the Universe. But are these dazzling exploding stars truly all the same? To answer this, scientists must first understand what causes stars to explode and become supernovae.
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Colon cancer: Taking a step back to move forward

Science Daily - 2 hours 42 min ago
Recent studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages -- taking a step back to move forward.
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New study re-writes the rules of carbon analysis

Science Daily - 2 hours 42 min ago
Analyses of carbon emissions may be misleading as they failed to include the impacts of policies such as trading schemes, emission caps or quotas, experts say in a new article.
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Virus-carrying mosquitoes are more widespread than ever, and spreading

Science Daily - 2 hours 42 min ago
Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause disease.
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