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Wednesday Midday (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 15-October-2014  12:42:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There is a zero-day vulnerability targeting many versions of Windows, thanks scon. More coverage here. Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. Discussion here.

iiNet say the Government's data storage plan lacks safeguards. The Abbott government intends to make telcos and internet companies store customers’ private data for two years – but industry players say the government has declined to mandate or even spell out any special security arrangements to ensure consumer privacy is protected.

Tech Report have info on a firmware update which improves Samsung's 840 EVO SSD. Samsung's 840 EVO SSD is afflicted by a bug that slows read performance with older data. We have new information on the cause of the issue and an early look at the Performance Restoration tool that addresses it.

Mark Zuckerberg has donated $25M to fight Ebola. The gesture from one of Silicon Valley's richest citizens comes as the CDC is facing increasing concern over the disease. More than 8,000 cases of Ebola have been reported over the course of this latest outbreak.

Gizmodo have a good article about something that's bothered me for a while - Australia's upload speeds. My phone can shoot more megabytes worth of video data in one second than it takes me to upload to YouTube in one minute. Shooting in 4K, and then uploading that? Forget about it. If I capture one 13-megapixel photo and want to share it with a friend over email, that’s another entire minute of waiting. And the phone can capture 10 in the space of a second. This is all, to be honest, pretty silly.



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