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"Sorry, I"ve Forgotten My Decryption Password" is Contempt Of Court, Pal - US Appeal Judges

Thomas Claburn, reporting for The Register: The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling of contempt against a chap who claimed he couldn't remember the password to decrypt his computer's hard drives. In so doing, the appea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

How to fix the spinner after login in macOS

A few days ago, after my 12-inch MacBook running the latest Sierra became sluggish, I restarted. After entering my account password, my Mac showed a white progress spinner that uses “spokes”—the kind of spinner you usually see at shutdown—.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News6 hr. 53 min. ago

Trump creeps on Irish reporter in the Oval Office, and America is so, so sorry

You'll need a shower after this. During a diplomatic call with Ireland's new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday, American President Donald Trump couldn't help but wave RTÉ correspondent Caitríona Perry over to his desk. It was creepy. I.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News14 hr. 37 min. ago

Cox: Supreme Court Suggests That Pirates Shouldn’t Lose Internet Access

Last week the Supreme Court ruled that convicted sex offenders can't be barred from social media, as that would violate their free speech rights. Internet provider Cox Communications argues that if this is the case, then pirating subscribers should c.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News15 hr. 37 min. ago

U.S. plaintiffs" lawyers warn of automaker role in Takata bankruptcy

Lawyers for people injured by exploding Takata airbags told a U.S. bankruptcy court judge that the company's restructuring plan is being skewed to benefit automakers over victims......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News17 hr. 1 min. ago

Matthew Keys’ guilty verdict and sentence to stand, 9th Circuit rules

"Keys made the CMS far weaker by taking and creating new user accounts." Matthew Keys, seen here in 2016, before he was ordered to prison. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and two-year sentence of the C.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News22 hr. 25 min. ago

Appeals court: Conviction upheld for man who aided LA Times defacement

"Keys made the CMS far weaker by taking and creating new user accounts." Matthew Keys, seen here in 2016, before he was ordered to prison. (credit: Cyrus Farivar) A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of the California.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Vodafone Smart Tab N8: the cheap Android tablet we’ve been waiting for?

Vodafone has announced a new tablet and smartphone that will appeal to anyone on a tight budget. There really aren’t that many good, cheap Android tablets around at the moment, but Vodafone has just slid a new slate into the mix with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

US tech companies urge federal court to protect gay employees

In April, a panel of three 2nd Circuit judges dismissed Zarda's case, saying the court's decision in a separate case in 2000 that said discrimination against gay workers is not a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsJun 26th, 2017

Potential jurors call Shkreli evil, snake—one blamed him for EpiPen price

Drug pricing scandal slows first day of trial over alleged Ponzi-like scheme. Enlarge / BROOKLYN, NY - Monday, June 26, 2017: Martin Shkreli arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court on the first day of his securities fraud trial. (credit: Getty | Kevi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court Review

More blessing than curse, this DLC comes up with tough new ways to drive your team mad. The Crimson Court isn’t an essential add-on for Darkest Dungeon, but it does give this grim RPG an infusion of new ideas in both battles and at the town l.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Sorry, But Anonymous Has No Evidence That NASA Has Found Alien Life

From a Popular Science article: In a new video, the hacker group known as Anonymous claims that NASA has discovered alien life. But before you freak out, let's talk. Sadly, the group of activists and hacktivists doesn't seem to have found any new evi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple will hearing from the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has set up a battle between the rights of LGBTQ Americans and proponents of "religious freedom." On Monday, the court agreed to hear an October appeal by the owner of a Colorado cake shop who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Some beers, anger at former employer, and root access add up to a year in prison

Ex-tech pleads guilty to smart meter network attack; changed a password to "f***you." (credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' "security through obscurity" has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and possi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Ex-technician convicted of (possibly drunken) attack on smart water meter system

Sentenced to a year in prison for disabling networks, he changed a password to "f***you." (credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' "security through obscurity" has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Court Hands Internet Textbook Pirates Suspended Sentences

Three men have received conditional jail sentences for selling online access to pirate textbooks. The trio, aged between 26 and 71-years-old, scanned and made available at least 198 books without copyright holder permission in exchange for a $45 per.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Sorry, the “You Wouldn’t Steal a Car” Anti-Piracy Ad Wasn’t ‘Pirated’

Who doesn't know the Piracy It's a Crime campaign? You wouldn't steal a car, right? But would you use pirated music for an anti-piracy advert? According to popular belief, this is what the creators of the campaign did, but 'unfortunately' it's not tr.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Supreme Court Partially Revives Travel Ban, Will Hear Appeal

From a report: The U.S. Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump's travel ban and said the justices will hear arguments in the fall. The justices said the ban can apply for now only to people who don't have a "credible claim of a bona f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

How 7 words unfit for TV fostered an open Internet 20 years ago today

"When we decided to bring the case, none of us had been online." Comedian George Carlin's monologue, "Seven words you can never say on television," opened the door for the American Civil Liberties Union to convince the US Supreme Court t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

TechCrunch Tel Aviv Pitch-Off: Here are your startups and judges!

 On June 28 in Tel Aviv, we’re hosting the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off in Tel Aviv — and it’s gonna be a blast! We have a great lineup of judges who are going to listen to the soon-to-be-announced startup pitches and crown th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

Does US Have Right To Data On Overseas Servers? We"re About To Find Out

Long-time Slashdot reader quotes Ars Technica: The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international legal thicket, one that asks whether US search warrants extend to data stored on foreign servers. The US gov.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017