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The traditional approach of sharing data within silos seems to have reached its end with Web advancing to an era of opening data. From governments and international organizations to local cities and institutions, there is a widespread effort of opening up and interlinking data. Two important concepts have been coined in this context: Open Data, defined as “data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alike”[1]; andLinked Data, associated to the technical interoperability of data, which enables to connect data from a variety of sources (related to the Semantic Web architecture)[2]. While Open Data refers to data freely available without restrictions[3], Linked Data is refereeing to machine-readable data and semantically linked. - Introduction to Biometrics The NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management developed this introductory material in order to better communicate both within the government and with other interested parties. Stating facts and discussing related issues in a consistent, understandable manner, will enable smoother integration of privacy-protective biometric solutions. Federal agencies are working to ensure that their outreach activities are consistent with, and occasionally reference, this suite of documents so that the public, press and Congress are able to easily understand their plans and discuss them productively. How to close a Microsoft HealthVault account This article describes how to close a Microsoft HealthVault account. As the owner of a HealthVault account, a customer can close the account at any time. If a customer is the only custodian for any health records in the account, those health records are completely deleted. If a record has other custodians, the record is not deleted. When the customer closes the account, all programs where the customer has authorized access to the record will lose their access. When a customer closes the account, HealthVault sends a notification informing the customer about the health records that have other custodians and the records that do not have other custodians.

Computer buying tips from Consumer Reports Also known as the CPU (central processing unit) by Intel and CPU and APU (accelerated processor unit) by AMD, this is the computer's "brain," responsible for processing information. Performance is the most important factor, and is determined primarily by the number of cores it has and its clock speed. Intel and AMD are the dominant processor manufacturers. Within each company's product lines are various processor families. Intel's include the Atom, Celeron, Pentium, and second-,third-, and fourth-generation Core; while AMD's include the Sempron, Athlon II, Phenom II, E-Series, A-Series, and FX. Intel's new CPUs are the third-generation Core i3, i5, and i7.

Spring Security 3 - OpenID Login with Google Provider In this tutorial we'll add OpenID support for authenticating users in our existing Spring Security 3 application. It's required you understand how to setup a simple Spring Security application using a simple user-service. If you need a review, please read my other guide Spring MVC 3 - Security - Using Simple User-Service for an in-depth tutorial. We will use Google as our OpenID provider. You are therefore required to setup an account with Google.

Linked Data - Design Issues Up to Design Issues The Semantic Web isn't just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data. With linked data, when you have some of it, you can find other, related, data. Like the web of hypertext, the web of data is constructed with documents on the web. Brute Forcing Passwords and Word List Resources Brute force, even though it's gotten so fast, is still a long way away from cracking long complex passwords. That's were word lists come in handy. It's usually the crackers first go-to solution, slam a word list against the hash, if that doesn't work, try rainbow tables (if they happen to have the tables for that specific hash type), and then the full on brute force. Some would say those first two steps are reversed, and it really is the choice of the the person doing it and the word lists they have to work with. Matt Weir and company created a cool tool that has the best of both worlds, Dictionary based Rainbow Tables with Dr-Crack, which you can find here: But, back to the reason of this post, word lists.

Microsoft HealthVault - Clinfowiki On October 4, 2007, Microsoft(R) Corporation released Microsoft HealthVault. Although HealthVault is potentially very important for the development of personal health records (PHRs), HealthVault is not a PHR. Instead, HealthVault is a platform that could service numerous personal health applications (PHAs). Microsoft's plan for a secure, interoperabile platform appears more robust than previous failed PHR efforts from vendors, but broad user and developer acceptance of the platform remains speculative.

Laptop buying guide While our laptop and mobile PC buying guide will give you the tools to go out and research, shop for, and buy the perfect laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet, there's no harm in starting off with a few favorite picks for 2013. It's hard to go wrong with the latest version of Apple's MacBook Air. Both the 13-inch and 11-inch models have updated Intel Core i5 processors and excellent battery life. Platform By adding Google+ Sign-In, you bring the power of Google to your site. When a user is signed in, you get an OAuth token for making API requests on their behalf, which you can use to better understand your user, connect them with their friends, and create a richer and more engaging experience. You can also add the Google+ Sign-In button to your Android or iOS app. The first time a user clicks on the sign-in button, they will see an authorization dialog. This dialog outlines how the application will use their data. The user then can consent to the authorization or cancel.

Give yourself a URI Do you have a URI for yourself? If you are reading this blog and you have the ability to publish stuff on the web, then you can make a FOAF page, and you can give yourself a URI. A lot of people have published data about themselves without using a URI for themselves. This means I can't refer to them in other data. So please take a minute to give yourself a URI. If you have a FOAF page, you may just have to add rdf:about="" and voila you have a URI (I suggest you use your initials for the last bit).

Understanding /etc/shadow file byVivek GiteonFebruary 23, 2006 last updated November 20, 2015 inBASH Shell, CentOS, Debian / Ubuntu, FreeBSD, HP-UX Unix, Linux, RedHat and Friends, Solaris-Unix, Suse, Ubuntu Linux, UNIX, User Management Can you explain /etc/shadow file format used under Linux or UNIX-like system? The /etc/shadow file stores actual password in encrypted format for user’s account with additional properties related to user password i.e. it stores secure user account information.

Microsoft HealthVault Review Anyone with a complex medical history or who manages a family's health needs to know about Microsoft HealthVault (free). This wonderful service lets you gather, store, share, and use health information securely. HealthVault, available as a Web service and mobile app for iOS and Windows Phone, can tap into a huge array of medical-grade devices and apps, such as glucose monitors and blood pressure cuffs, to automatically import data into one location. It also connects with consumer devices, from fitness trackers to smart Wi-Fi scales, letting you consolidate all kinds of information. Doctors can even use a specially generated and secure email address to send medical documents right into a patient's account. Help Mozilla stop Internet Censorship Legislation Yesterday, we blacked out the default start page in Firefox and redirected visitors to the Mozilla sites to a special action page. We also sent direct messages to members of the Mozilla community through multiple online channels. All these steps were aimed at informing and mobilizing millions of people on the poorly drafted anti-piracy legislation – SOPA and PIPA – pending in Congress.

Likely the only answer to Facebook's attempt to "facebookize" the Web. Looks its time for the open Web community to seriously push OpenId by Patrice May 13

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