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Monday Midday (2 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 6-October-2014  12:01:39 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A couple of people pointed out some worrying clauses in the Windows 10 preview privacy agreement. “If you open a file, we may collect information about the file, the application used to open the file, and how long it takes any use [of] it for purposes such as improving performance, or [if you] enter text, we may collect typed characters, we may collect typed characters and use them for purposes such as improving autocomplete and spell check features,” the privacy policy states. More here, and discussion of Windows 10 continues in this thread.

JPMorgan Chase have had a major data breach, thanks mpot. More info from Chase here. ll told, 76 million households and 7 million small businesses were affected, the bank wrote in a 8-K filing Thursday to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Some people are calling it the worst breach in history.

HWSecrets played around with RAID 0 SSD arrays. We set up a RAID 0 array with two 120 GiB SSDs to see which is the best stripe size configuration, and also the gain in performance you should expect over a single drive.

Sniper spotted this cool 3D printed hand. A little girl from Scotland who was born with no fingers on her left hand has become the first child in the UK to have a prosthetic hand made using a 3D printer.

An American resort has been fined by the FCC for jamming the WiFi of guests. So, as the FCC explains in a press release and consent order [PDF] released today, Marriott staff at the facility made it impossible for people in the vicinity to use personal hotspots, portable routers, and the like. This is a big no-no: a violation of Section 333 of the Communications Act. A clever visitor to the convention center — likely someone irritated at being knocked off his portable router over and over again — discovered the deauth behavior and reported it in March 2013 to the FCC.

Gizmodo have some info on Telstra's 4GX. In the next couple of months, you’ll be hearing more and more about a new technology that Telstra is switching on around the nation at the start of 2015. 4GX is just a fancy name for the telco’s new 700MHz mobile network frequency, but that’s not the only thing you need to know about it. Telstra is set to switch on its 700MHz frequency allocation on January 1, 2015 — that’s the date that it is officially allowed to use the spectrum, as part of the agreement it made with the Federal Government when it purchased it at the Digital Dividend auctions.



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