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Netflix open-sources Hystrix to boost global cloud performance and stability

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Today, most large online services aren’t hosted on a single server. Amazon, iTunes, and Xbox Live are all run on countless networked servers all over the world. There is a lot of benefit to splitting up the load over many different servers and locations, but cloud computing also has its...
Netflix open-sources Hystrix to boost global cloud performance and stability
Netflix open sources tool for making cloud services play nice

In Defense Of Digital Freedom: It's Time To Get Beyond 'Cyber' Hyperbole

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Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament often credited as one of the most tech savvy (and, yes, a regular Techdirt reader) has penned an excellent article, In defense of digital freedom. It's well worth a read, even if it covers many things that regular readers of the site...
In Defense Of Digital Freedom: It's Time To Get Beyond 'Cyber' Hyperbole
Does big data mean big risks for businesses?

Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M

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Intuit reported fourth-quarter earnings today, with Q4 revenue increasing by 14 percent to $651 million. The company missed analyst expectations, with $0.03 in Non-GAAP earnings. Analysts expected $0.06 cents a share on revenue of $652.6 million. Net income came in at $4 million for the quarter. “Fiscal 2012 was another...
Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M

UK Consumer Ebook Sales Increase by 366%: Publishers Association Calls For Digital Piracy To Be 'Tackled'

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One of the beloved tropes of the copyright industries is that they are being destroyed by online piracy. Superficially, it's a plausible claim, not least because of the false equation of copyright infringement with "theft", and the lingering suggestion that every time something is shared online, a sale is lost....
UK Consumer Ebook Sales Increase by 366%: Publishers Association Calls For Digital Piracy To Be 'Tackled'
Social: It's the End of the World, And I Feel Fine: 10 Questions with Andrew Zolli
Film preservation and the impermanence of the digital medium

Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

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As I wrap up my series digging into the relationship between complex systems, devops, anti-fragility and IT systems, I wanted to give you a set of resources that you can use to explore this subject in much more depth. As I hope you’ve picked up from the series (which I’ve...
Deep thinking on complex systems: A devops reading list

China's trade union reforms aim to control its militant workforce | Richard Seymour

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By formalising workers' resistance, the Chinese government hopes to maintain productivity threatened by strikesChina's growth was, until recently, considered unstoppable. The world's manufacturing hubs were increasingly clustered in southern China and the country's influence was building in Asia and Latin America. It was a matter of when, not if, the...
China's trade union reforms aim to control its militant workforce | Richard Seymour

What Are You Really Like At Your Job? ViewsOnYou Intends To Find Out

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There’s a “Recommend Me” feature on Linkedin which I’m sure many readers of TechCrunch will be aware of, having been asked multiple times for references by their contacts. But what if you took that concept and created a data-oriented approach? That’s the angle the bootstrapped startup ViewsOnYou is taking, and...
What Are You Really Like At Your Job? ViewsOnYou Intends To Find Out

Internet Outage Last Weekend Was Preventable

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If ever there was a time that seemed to demonstrate the vulnerability of cloud computing, last weekend was certainly it. Mother Nature’s capricious whims put the smackdown on an Amazon Web Service (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, Friday night, bringing down hundreds of websites and quite a few popular...
Internet Outage Last Weekend Was Preventable
Data: Big Data Gladiators Now Come Pre-Installed

Apr 10, 2010: Design 4 Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain World at The Hub SoMa

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Apr 10, 2010: Design 4 Resilience: Thriving in an Uncertain World at The Hub SoMa

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

While It Mulls Global Pricing, BlackBerry May Also Be Prepping Its Z10 For A March 22 AT&T Launch

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BlackBerry’s top brass eagerly danced around the issue of a U.S. launch date for its new Z10 smartphone during its grand BlackBerry 10 unveiling, but the folks at Bloomberg may have shed some new light on the Canadian company’s plans. Bloomberg reports that AT&T is preparing to release the BlackBerry...
While It Mulls Global Pricing, BlackBerry May Also Be Prepping Its Z10 For A March 22 AT&T Launch

Supercomputers face growing resilience problems

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As supercomputers grow more powerful, they'll also grow more vulnerable to failure, thanks to the increased amount of built-in componentry. A few researchers at the recent SC12 conference, held last week in Salt Lake City, offered possible solutions to this growing problem....
Supercomputers face growing resilience problems

Explosion-proof flashlight could be the first to outlive its owner

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You know the drill, walking through that mine field, only to lose another good flashlight when you drop it on one of those puppies. Well if this is a concern of yours, the EXP-LED-51 from Larson Electronics should see you right. The latest in its like of hazardous location...
Explosion-proof flashlight could be the first to outlive its owner

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part II)

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This post is co-written with Daniel Cunha, my partner at Initial Capital. In Part I, we outlined some of the challenges facing the Brazilian startup community as it sets-out to reap the massive opportunity the local market has to offer. In Part II below, we’re going to suggest a course of action, and...
Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part II)

RSA 2012: Security Engineers Seek Prophecy in Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin

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"You can't always get what you want" is literally the theme of this year's RSA Security conference in San Francisco. "With increased speed and cunning, hackers are taking advantage of the openness of today's infrastructures," said EMC's executive vice president Art Coviello, Jr. And exacerbating the problem, he said,...
RSA 2012: Security Engineers Seek Prophecy in Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin

Researchers defeat video CAPTCHA antispam tests

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A team of researchers has devised a method to defeat NuCaptcha, one of the most popular video-based antispam tests on the Internet, and have proposed a solution to increase its resilience to attacks....
Researchers defeat video CAPTCHA antispam tests

Malware increasingly uses peer-to-peer communications, researchers say

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The number of malware samples that use P-to-P (peer-to-peer) communications has increased fivefold during the past 12 months, according to researchers from security firm Damballa.The largest contributors to this increase are advanced threats like ZeroAccess, Zeus version 3 and TDL4, said Stephen Newman, vice president of products at Damballa....
Malware increasingly uses peer-to-peer communications, researchers say

Good news: Jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent in Washington

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Seattle rainbow We often feel like we’re in a bubble covering the tech industry, a sector which has shown resilience and strength despite the troubles in the overall economy. But are things finally starting to turn around for the majority of Washingtonians? According to the state’s Employment Security Department, that...
Good news: Jobless rate falls to 8.3 percent in Washington

Thanks to Arduino, man knows that 37,112 impressions wear out a LEGO brick

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Like many great Internet discoveries, Phillipe Cantin's journey started at Stack Exchange. He and his fellow LEGO fans have been working together in a beta forum about the toy brick, hoping the space would attract an audience and stick around. Last fall, Cantin posted that he wanted more insight...
Thanks to Arduino, man knows that 37,112 impressions wear out a LEGO brick

UK banks are ready for Greek exit, says Bank of England adviser

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Michael Cohrs says unfolding eurozone crisis means banks must keep bolstering their strengthBritain's banks are strong enough to withstand any Greek exit from the eurozone but need to keep bolstering their financial strength in the face of the escalating crisis, according to a member of a Bank of England regulatory...
UK banks are ready for Greek exit, says Bank of England adviser

How you know when your company is being disrupted

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Reinvention and resilience are key to the success of any business. Look no further than the implosions of Borders Books, BlockBuster, Kodak, or any of dozens of other once seemingly impregnable or too-big-to-fail companies that have tanked in the past decade, to remind us that companies that fail to notice and...
How you know when your company is being disrupted

Facebook's 1 billion users shows company's resilience

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Facebook's announcement that it now has more than a billion active users shows the resiliency of the social networking platform, analysts say....
Facebook's 1 billion users shows company's resilience

Europe Ramps Up Cyber Attack Testing With Second Simulated Pan-Europe DDoS

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300 IT security professionals from across Europe are locking horns in a simulated cyber war exercise taking place today which — if it was a real attack — would be capable of disrupting services for millions of Europeans. The exercise, known as Cyber Europe 2012, is being run by ENISA: the European...
Europe Ramps Up Cyber Attack Testing With Second Simulated Pan-Europe DDoS

Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh expected to spread

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NHS Lothian officials say they expect more cases after death of man in his 50s as cooling towers are treated to kill bacteriaHealth officials in Edinburgh expect the legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh to spread further over the next few days after the death of a man in his 50s.Speaking...
Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh expected to spread

Hack runs Android Jelly Bean on T-Mobile G1

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Unofficial developers appear to have found a way to run Android 4.1 on the T-Mobile G1. Hardware hacker jcarrz1 of the XDA-Developers forum ported the mobile OS to the world's first Android phone, showing Android's flexibility and the resilience of the G1 to any operating system installed on it. The...
Hack runs Android Jelly Bean on T-Mobile G1
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