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Manchester Attack Could Lead To Internet Crackdown

New submitter boundary writes: The UK government looks to be about to put the most egregious parts of the Investigative Powers Act into force “soon after the election” (which is in a couple of weeks) in the wake of the recent bombing in Manchester. “Technical Capability Orders” require tech companies to break their own security. I wonder who’ll comply? The ... Read More »

How to Install Oracle Database 12c on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to install Oracle 12c on a CentOS 7 x86-64 machine. This includes the preparation and configuration of the CentOS 7 machine for the Oracle 12c installation, the Oracle 12c installation and testing the database with the Oracle Database command line utility sqlplus and the web-based Oracle Enterprise Manager. Read More »

Vermont DMV Caught Using Illegal Facial Recognition Program

schwit1 quotes a report from Vocativ: The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been caught using facial recognition software — despite a state law preventing it. Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont describe such a program, which uses software to compare the DMV’s database of names and driver’s license photos with information with state and federal ... Read More »

Facebook Signs BuzzFeed, Vox, Others For Original Video Shows

Facebook has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks. The social media company is reportedly set to pay up to $250,000 for the longer, scripted shows. Reuters reports: Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment: scripted ... Read More »