Fedora on the Asus 1015E

For anyone that happens to be struggling with getting Fedora 19 installed on the Asus 1015E, at least with BIOS revision 303, it appears that there’s something in the installer kernel (3.9) that doesn’t agree with the system.  Fedora 20 (kernel version 3.11) does work, though since it’s currently in pre-Alpha state, you’re installing it at your own risk.

Other than that, it’s a great little $200 notebook.

Court rules against Google, makes all infosec people wiretappers

On 10 September 2013, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Joffe v. Google that Google’s capture of payload data from unencrypted WiFi networks while it capturing Street View images from its specially-equipped cars.  In some sense, this isn’t surprising, but the way that the decision was worded makes it appear very easy for anyone to accidentally become a wiretapper, and puts in danger those of us who perform captures for a living.

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