CNN: Android Phones At Risk Of Hacking


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CNN reports that at least 950 million Android phones are at risk of being hacked by simply receiving a text message.

ABC News writes that hackers gain control of the device by sending a malware infected picture message.

Details of the hacking threat, which is called Stagefright, were published this week by cyber security research firm Zimperium.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/android-stagefright-hack-make-protected/story?id=32738151

New Cellphone To Have Face Recognition

Microsoft is preparing two new Lumia cellphones for the holiday season, according to the publication The Verge.

Some specifications have leaked previously, and Windows Central is reporting that both devices will include an “iris scanner” to let you log into the phones with your face.  This is reportedly a part of the Windows Hello feature in Windows 10.

Alongside the iris scanning, Microsoft is also reportedly bringing its Surface Pen technology to both of the new Lumia handsets.

Windows Central writes that the larger Lumia 950 XL handset will include support for the Surface Pen and a new smart cover that has a circular cut out for easy access to notifications.

The site also offers up a drawing of the “Cityman” phone that’s expected to be called the Lumia 950 XL when it goes on sale later this year. The Verge confirmed the render is accurate and close to what the device looks like.

Also, Windows Central talked to sources that claimed the removable battery for the phones is the thinnest they have ever seen.

(Updated report)

http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/23/9026635/microsoft-lumia-950-specifications-rumors

http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-cityman-and-talkman-flagship-full-details

http://www.gizmoids.com/2015/07/microsofts-lumia-950-and-950-xl-will-scan-your-face-and-have-pen-support-here-are-the-full-specifications/

9th Grader Fights Teacher For Confiscated Cell Phone (Video)

A high school student in Paterson, New Jersey was charged with assault Friday on suspicion of “body slamming” his physics teacher who took away his cell phone.

Another student recorded the alleged assault, which happened last Monday at John F. Kennedy High School.

In the video, the 16-year-old student appears to wrap his arms around the teacher and knocks him into an empty desk. The student then wrestles with the teacher before slamming him to the floor.

As the teacher lies on the ground, the teen can be seen taking something him as someone else yells “Security!” WPIX reports.

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Is Fox News Hypocritical?

Fox News Radio pundit Todd Starnes said on his commentary that he is offended by President Obama’s plan to tax the top 1 percent of earners to help make tuition-free community college available to students who maintain over a 2.5 GPA, because real Americans “work their way through school” and think it is “shameful to ask for a handout.”

Starnes claimed that taxpayer-funded community college is unconstitutional, and the expense doesn’t include “all of the free condoms, cellphones, and medicinal marijuana bongs.”

Many right-wing pundits will claim things are unconstitutional if they don’t agree with them, but are fine with other things that are really unconstitutional.


Secular Talk

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/todd-starnes-doesnt-want-taxes-going-condoms-cell-phones-and-medical-marijuana-bongs#sthash.qx0o8Dch.dpuf