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An anonymous reader writes “In this article, security researcher Nitesh Dhanjani shows how iOS insecurely launches third-party apps via registered URL handlers. Malicious websites can abuse this to launch arbitrary applications, such as getting the Skype.app to make arbitrary phone calls without asking the user. Dhanjani ‘contacted Apple’s security team to discuss this behavior, and their stance is that the onus is on the third-party applications (more…)

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  • crimeandpunishment writes “Does the battle over the Blackberry ban in the United Arab Emirates have its roots in a spy story? Dubai’s police chief says concern over espionage (specifically, by the US and Israel) led to the decision to limit BlackBerry services. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry email, messaging, and web services on October 11th unless it gets access to encrypted data. Comments by Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim are often seen as reflecting (more…)

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  • Afridi calls time on Test career

    Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is to quit Test cricket after the second game of their series against Australia.

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  • Google WebM Calls “Open Source” Into Question

    snydeq writes “As open source becomes mainstream, vendors are under pressure to market their offerings using the ‘open source’ brand to the highest degree possible — a trend that may eventually degrade the meaning of ‘open source’ as we know it, Savio Rodrigues writes. Witness WebM, which Google has positioned as an open alternative to H.264. After examining the software license, some in the open source community have questioned whether WebM (more…)

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  • Probyn calls for England shake-up

    Former England prop Jeff Probyn calls for an overhaul of Martin Johnson’s coaching set-up and for Steve Borthwick to be stripped of the captaincy.

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  • NotBornYesterday writes “AT&T is accusing Google of being a trickster when it comes to Screen neutrality because it blocks assured phone calls on its Google Words checking. Past candidly flaunting the call-blocking embargo that applies to its competitors, Google is acting in a behaviour inconsistent with the courage, if not the culture, of the FCC’s fourth standard contained in its Internet Practice Disclosure,’ Robert Quinn, AT&T’s higher- ranking (more…)

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  • Beam Ozzie Calls Google Zigzag “Anti-Web”

    TropicalCoder writes “Gleam Ozzie says that Google Flap is ‘anti-Web,’ near which he seems to backing that it is too complex by reason of its own dependable. In the video he complains around its convolution in carnal knowledge b dealings to Microsoft’s Burning Snare: ‘If you maintain something, that during its absolutely cosmos is bloody complex, with multifarious goals… then you beggary undecided horses mouth to comprise varied instances of it (more…)

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  • Richard Koman writes “Warner Music Accumulation is plainly blocking all YouTube ContentID comes up with as undeveloped contravention. We knew that, but this broken aside Jason Perlow shows that they’re also spewing evasion DMCA takedown notices in the direction of some very plainly fair-use possessions. In my talk with with EFF’s Fred von Lohmann he talks there how, as remorseful as the DMCA take care of is — and it’s rather securely against (more…)

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