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US Military planning to crowdsource military software testing via computer games

The US Department of Defense are looking to crowdsource their military software testing by developing computer games surrounding it, according to a DARPA proposal.

The implementation is going to be a steep initial cost, $32 million dollars specifically; but on the long haul, the plan (officially titled Crowd Sourced Formal Verification) is for it to dramatically reduce the cost of the software verification process.

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DARPA invests $13.4 million in thermal cameras for smartphones

As the US military request thermal vision for every soldier, they needed a better option than the current thermal, extremely low resolution yet rather pricey pocket thermal cameras they have currently.  The new idea to get there is by giving Raytheon $13.4 million to miniaturize the IR imagers to the point that it fits in the likes of PDAs and smartphones.

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Facebook privacy concerns voiced by FTC. Mark Zuckerberg responds.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has posted a blog in response to the recent agreement that has been settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over privacy concerns.

The social network agreed to settle charges made by the FTC claiming they "deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public."  In light of this, a formalizing of its privacy strategy is in hand, along with a complete review and improvements to the service as per what has been agreed.  

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