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Nov 03, Technology/Internet Real schemes learnability: Accuracy of Decaptcha using KNN vs the size of the training set. Logarithmic scale. Image: Elie Bursztein, Stanford University (PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers say that captcha security codes, asking Internet sign-up users to repeat a string of letters to prove the users are human, can be thwarted, and they have successfully defeated captcha at big name sites such as Visa, CNN, and eBay as proof. In fact, they found that thirteen out of 15 high-profile sites were vulnerable to automated attacks.
As if Richard Stallman's first pot shot at Steve Jobs didn't cause enough outrage, the founder of the Free Software Foundation has decided to clarify his stance – with some more criticism . Apple products digitally handcuff their users, Stallman observes. And the fact that they are pretty just makes it worse. According to the bearded firebrand, the important thing to remember about Jobs is how he directed those who are still alive: the billionaire iPhone baron told Apple staff to "make general purpose computers with digital handcuffs more controlling and unjust than ever before". "He designed them to refuse even to let users install their own choice of applications — and installing free (freedom-respecting) applications is entirely forbidden," wrote Stallman.
The E-PARASITE Act Just a few ways the E-PARASITE Act could disfigure the Internet – Yahoo! News. Over the last few months, the federal government has...