00.Introduction

00.Introduction - CS372 Introduction to Operating Systems

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1 CS372 Introduction to Operating Systems Professor Emmett Witchel Department of Computer Sciences The University of Texas at Austin [email protected] http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~witchel/372 54855 : TTh 12:30-2pm PAI 3.14
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2 Operating Systems In The News Facebook App Exposes Abject Insecurity (08/23/09) Back in June, the American Civil Liberties Union published an article describing Facebook's complete lack of meaningful security on your and your friends' information. Now, a developer has written a Facebook 'Quiz' based on the original article that graphically illustrates all the information a Facebook app can get its grubby little hands on by recursively sweeping through your friends list… pulling all their info and posts, and showing it to you. What's more, apps can get at your information even if you never run the app yourself.
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3 Operating Systems In The News FBI may scrap $170 million project (01/13/05) Bureau officials told a news briefing that they expect to find that after four years in development their much-touted Virtual Case File system does not work. But they said a suitable replacement is commercially available. Domestic spying (09/06/07) The Homeland Security Department scrapped an ambitious anti-terrorism data-mining tool after investigators found it was tested with information about real people without required privacy safeguards.The department has spent $42 million since 2003 developing ADVISE.
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4 Operating Systems In The News EMI Music launches DRM-free downloads (04/02/07) Apple's iTunes store to be the first online music store to sell EMI's new downloads KeeLog cipher broken (08/23/07) KeeLoq is a cipher used by…Chrysler, Daewoo, Fiat, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Volvo, Volkswagen, and Jaguar Obama's BlackBerry Sectera Edge (04/09) The Sectera edge is a smart phone made by General Dynamics. this device specially developed for NSA and is considered a "secure mobile environment portable electronic device". Sectera Edge has one touch switch for classified and regular mode. The price as per the pentagon fro sectera edge is $3350 with a two year warranty and accessories.
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5 Operating Systems In The News Amazon Pulls Purchased E-Book Copies of 1984 and Animal Farm (6/17/09) In a story just dripping with irony, Amazon Kindle owners awoke this morning to discover that 1984 and Animal Farm had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for, and thought they owned. Apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. It electronically deleted all books by George Orwell from people's Kindles and credited their accounts for the price. Amazon customer service may or may not have responded to queries by stating, “We've always been at war with Eastasia.”
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6 Operating Systems In The News My Kindle Ate My Homework (10/01/09) After Amazon.com deleted a copy of George Orwell's
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