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Develop your own filesystem with FUSE

LXer -

FUSE lets you develop a fully functional filesystem that has a simple API library, can be accessed by non-privileged users, and provides a secure implementation. And, to top it all off, FUSE has a proven track record of stability.

Alabama pastor admits he has AIDS, slept with church members

RT -

The shocking news was revealed by the pastor himself, Reverend Juan Demetrius McFarland of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Starting in September this year, McFarland began recounting to parishioners – through his sermons – the fact that he tested positive for HIV back in 2003, going on to note that he has had AIDS since 2008.

This news alone was not enough to attract calls for McFarland to step aside. In fact, most members of the Church supported the pastor and initiated efforts to help in in whatever way they could, according to a report by local NBC affiliate WSFA.

However, McFarland dropped a bombshell just a few Sundays ago, when he announced – again, in a sermon – that he’d had sex with women and did not tell them of the fact that he had AIDS. In another sermon, the pastor admitted he was abusing illegal drugs, the Associated Press reported.

“He concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS,” Church Deacon Nathan Williams Jr. said to WSFA.

For the Church’s deacons, that was the last straw. On October 5, they voted overwhelmingly to fire McFarland, though the pastor of 23 years insisted he would not step down. With McFarland remaining defiant, the deacons filed a lawsuit asking a judge to prevent the pastor from working and hand over control of the Church.

In their lawsuit, the deacons claim McFarland practiced “debauchery, sinfulness, hedonism, sexual misconduct, dishonesty, thievery and rejection of the Ten Commandments.”

McFarland could also face misdemeanor charges if it’s true that he knowingly spread a sexually transmitted disease.

“Our moves are going to come directly from counsel. We want peace and we want to do things right, legally,” Williams said to WSFA. “We are not looking to hurt him. We are looking to get the Church back. That's our theme: Get the Church back. We want the Church back. That’s it.”

For his part, McFarland was dismissive of the lawsuit, telling the AP his attorney would be looking closely at it before he takes his next step. Still, the minister indicated he would not be leaving his post. He has even replaced the locks on the church doors and changed bank account numbers in order to evade financial consequences.

“I will command the pulpit from this day forward,” he said.

Despite previous support from churchgoers, attendance at McFarland’s sermons has dwindled considerably. This past Sunday, just 50 people attended the service – usually, there are 170 people every week.

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Slashdot -

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from The Guardian: Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords. "We sometimes call it the invisible biometric," said Mike Goldgof, an executive at Madrid-based AGNITiO, one of about 10 leading companies in the field. Those companies have helped enter more than 65M voiceprints into corporate and government databases, according to Associated Press interviews with dozens of industry representatives and records requests in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. ... The single largest implementation identified by the AP is in Turkey, where the mobile phone company Turkcell has taken the voice biometric data of some 10 million customers using technology provided by market leader Nuance Communications Inc. But government agencies are catching up.

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OpenDaylight Helium gets out of the gate

LXer -

Whether you are deploying applications in containers, VMs, or on bare metal, being able to group related services together into private networks and control the traffic flowing into and out of your infrastructure is important. The SDN controller fulfills that role by allowing you to define network policy centrally and have that policy applied at the edges of your network, in the physical and virtual network switches.

How much fascism?

Socialism OnLine! -

URL: http://www.leninology.co.uk/2014/08/how-much-fascism.html

How much fascism?

Last year I spent some time in a nice country with an aggressively tin pot government. The intellectuals there said, "it isn't a question of 'fascism or not', but of 'how much fascism'". And so the question is: how much fascism is there in Israel? I don't mean, how fascist is the Israeli government, since there is no way to make sense of such a question. A state is either fascist or it isn't. I mean, how much is fascism becoming a mainstream, everyday, accepted part of the political culture?

Topic(s): Geography:  Vote Up/Down

DSA-3050 iceweasel - security update

Debian Security Advisories (Long) -

Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser: Multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows, use-after-frees and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, denial of service, the bypass of the same-origin policy or a loss of privacy.

DSA-3052 wpa - security update

Debian Security Advisories (Long) -

Jouni Malinen discovered an input sanitization issue in the wpa_cli and hostapd_cli tools included in the wpa package. A remote wifi system within range could provide a crafted string triggering arbitrary code execution running with privileges of the affected wpa_cli or hostapd_cli process.

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