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This is how multitasking should be handled in iOS

The only problem I see with this when someone is scrolling long lists, like website blogs or contacts, they will have a high chance of triggering that. There isn't really this problem with the notification bar since there is usually a dead-zone with the app menu buttons staying at the top.

Hackers break SSL encryption

Hackers break SSL encryption

Researchers have discovered a serious weakness in virtually all websites protected by the secure sockets layer protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that's passing between a webserver and an end-user browser. The vulnerability resides in versions 1.0 and earlier of TLS, or transport layer security, the successor to the secure [...]

Lewis Shiner’s new suspense novel DARK TANGOS as a free download; the action-packed, ugly history of Argentina

Lewis Shiner’s new suspense novel DARK TANGOS as a free download; the action-packed, ugly history of Argentina

Lewis Shiner (one of my favorite writers!) says, "My latest suspense novel, DARK TANGOS, is now available as a free PDF download from the Fiction Liberation Front website. The starred review from BOOKLIST said, 'Delivers its grim story line with artistic mastery....Short and precise, the novel uses the elegance of tango to radiate sensuality [...]

Russian Pirate Party must change name, contemplates “Pira7e Party”

Russian Pirate Party must change name, contemplates “Pira7e Party”

A Russian judge has ruled that the Russian Pirate Party has to rename itself, citing a law that prohibits naming a party after criminal acts. The party is now debating what new name it will use for ballots. Options include “Unnamed Party” and “Pira7e Party” and “Pirrate Party.” I would like to conclude with stating that our [...]

The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable (made possible by Bitcoin)

The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable (made possible by Bitcoin)

It's not really underground anymore if there's an article on it in gawker... Getting to Silk Road is tricky. The URL seems made to be forgotten. But don't point your browser there yet. It's only accessible through the anonymizing network TOR, which requires a bit of technical skill to configure. Once you're there, it's hard to believe that [...]

PBS website hacked

PBS website hacked

I'm guessing this was Anon. Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur -- who has been dead for almost 15 years -- is alive and living in New Zealand. The group -- called The Lulz Boat -- also posted what it said were passwords of journalists, login information for the PBS series [...]

Stolen Camera Finder

Stolen Camera Finder

Matt Burns created this website to help you find your stolen camera. It looks on the web for other photos with the same EXIF ID. Stolen Camera Finder

Son of Kaspersky CEO Kidnapped

Son of Kaspersky CEO Kidnapped

The son of Russian software entrepreneur Yevgeny Kaspersky has gone missing in Moscow and may have been kidnapped, Russian media report. Secret service and regular police have been searching for Ivan Kaspersky, 20, for at least two days, a police source told Interfax news agency. His father's firm, Kaspersky Lab, told a newspaper it could not [...]

.XXX Goes Live in the Root Servers

.XXX Goes Live in the Root Servers

Yesterday IANA added the .XXX Top Level Domain to the root nameservers. While the registry operator Afilias is still in their setup process for ICM registry, the zone is currently propagating. While a number of registrars have already been taking pre-registrations, the actual timeline for the launch has not yet been published. The Sunrise launch [...]

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron: Legacy (Rated PG, Walt Disney Studios, $79.99 for the five-disc combo that includes Tron: Classic, $39.99 for two-disc blu-ray /DVD combo, $29.99 blu-ray only) was a welcome arrival on movie screens during last year’s holiday movie season. Yes, it was a bit emotionally cold, relying on a father-son relationship that should have been [...]

Wikileaks among nominees for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Wikileaks among nominees for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

I say give it to the protesters and people of the Arabic countries under democratic revolution. Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Internet and a Russian human rights activist are among a record 241 nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Tuesday that the 2011 field includes 53 organizations and tops [...]

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

WikiLeaks’ self-appointed online posse is systematically abusing anyone who it believes has slighted WikiLeaks in the last week’s growing controversy over the site’s quarter million leaked diplomatic cables. And the next attack targets may be PayPal and Twitter. MasterCard, which cut off services to WikiLeaks Tuesday, became the [...]

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Amazon Pulls Plug on Wikileaks

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, (I-Conn.), doesn't think companies should be doing business with Wikileaks, and one company agrees. Amazon.com has stopped hosting the Wikileaks website after staffers from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee asked about the company's [...]

Tea Party website got 4chan’d

Tea Party website got 4chan’d

The official Tea party website, teaparty.org, has apparently been compromised by los del 4chan (NSFW). The "Photos" section of teaparty.org currently links to this url, which (duh, 4chan!) now contains lots of porn and racist/shock visual jokes.

HOWTO: Add Facebook “Like” Buttons to Your Website

HOWTO: Add Facebook “Like” Buttons to Your Website

I want to offer a quick look inside the technology behind Facebook’s Open Graph initiative to show how easy it is to mark up your site and let Facebook users interact with it. This is only a part of the broad Open Graph strategy the company announced at its 2010 F8 developer conference. Basically, Facebook is offering up a set of widgets [...]