The Fashionista's News Guide October 4 2011!

The Fashionista's News Guide October 4 2011!

The search will go on to find out what really happened on the night UK student Meredith Kercher was murdered in Italy four years ago, her family has said.
"Speaking to reporters in Perugia, where his sister was studying at the time of her death, Mr Kercher said: "We accept the decision and respect the court and the Italian justice system. 

"We do find we are now left looking at this again and thinking how a decision that was so certain two years ago has been so emphatically overturned, which raises other questions. "It feels very much like back to square one. The search goes on to find out what really happened."

...Amanda Knox, 24, and Mr Sollecito, 27, spent nearly four years in jail but their convictions were overturned on Monday after evidence was found to be unreliable. The prosecution is to appeal to Italy's highest court, although it appears unlikely that Knox would be extradited back to Italy from the US... Knox has left Italy and is on her way to her hometown of Seattle in the US." Full Article

US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has told Congress that the US economy is "close to faltering" and more action may be needed.
"Giving testimony to the US legislature, he said the Fed was "prepared to take further action as appropriate" to bolster the recovery. His comments come after the Fed already decided to shift $400bn of investments into longer-term government debt. 

Stock markets responded positively, with the Dow Jones rallying over 1%. But US markets fell back again somewhat in afternoon trading." Full Article

Mobile App that can be used to identify a Person's Name, Date of Birth, Address and Even Social Security Number by Simply Taking Their Photo. 
"Facial Recognition Marks The End of Anonimity: "Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed different forms of facial recognition technology to highlight the positives and negatives of a world without anonymity.

Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor of information technology and public policy, created an experimental smart phone application that is capable of snapping a photograph of a stranger's face in order to produce that individual's social security number. 

The technology matches photographs taken with smart phones with those on Facebook. Across campus, students at the CyLab Biometrics Centre are developing facial recognition hardware and software to assist police and military in identifying criminals" Full Article

HTC is to release an urgent update for several of its smartphones to fix a vulnerability which could leave personal information at risk.
"The Android Police blog discovered that a user's GPS location and call logs could be easily accessed by net-enabled apps. After investigating, HTC admitted the flaw could be "exploited by a malicious third-party application". It said affected users will be notified of the update automatically.

...The company has not yet confirmed exactly which models are at risk, but it is understood that the EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Thunderbolt and potentially the Sensation range are all susceptible to the vulnerability." Full Article

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  1. Debra16:39

    That poor girl and her family.

  2. Ralph16:40

    I can't imagine how they must feel right now not really knowing.

  3. Viki16:41

    I hope they find whoever's responsible.

  4. Priaa16:41

    I still don't understand why Amanda Knox was doing Cart wheels while being questioned, I really think she knows something.

  5. Yvette16:43

    It bothers me that she is so overshadowed in the news like Amanda was the victim not her.

  6. Salma16:45

    I hope they keep the face recognition app out out of the hands of regular users.

  7. Lyle16:45

    If Amanda was really innocent then I'm happy for her and her family that she gets to resume her life again but my heart goes out to Meredith's family who can never get their daughter back.

  8. Technology is moving to quickly and we're scrambling to keep up while it ends up being used for more bad than good.

  9. Wendy16:48

    They need to find better ways to protect our privacy before releasing and allowing companies to profit from smart phone technology.

  10. Nancy16:49

    Thats just crazy a stranger can take my picture on the street and have all this information about me, feels like a scene from Terminator.

  11. Craig16:51

    I'm so tired of these Feds/politicians predicting doom for the economy, it's already doomed have they looked at the standard of living for the average American lately.

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