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TCLP 2009-11-29 News

This is news cast 198.

In the intro, a quick Philcon recap. See my earlier post for more.

This week’s security alerts are details on an exploitable flaw in older versions of MSIE including news of an actual exploit and the latest iPhone worm snags bank credentials.

In this week’s news research suggesting combining the promising techniques in quantum computing to produce a viable system sooner (this builds on recent work by NIST and a design for a photon “machine gun” for producing larger registers of qubits), encoding shell code as English text, a client side file handling API for JavaScript and HTML5 which is already implemented in Firefox’s latest beta build, and a site for sharing information about rejections for Apple’s app store.

Following up this week evaluating privacy in the revised Books settlement and two senators question ACTA secrecy.

Grab the detailed show notes with time offsets and additional links either as PDF or OPML. You can also grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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