kabbo06 writes: BERLIN – Microsoft Corp. on Saturday rejected a German government warning against using Internet Explorer until a patch can be developed to fix a security flaw, saying the problem is not a threat to general users. Link to Original Source
musuruan writes: A new tax is striking Italy. The government has approved a new law that tax every storing device including mobile phones to compensate for piracy. And it isn't very cheap. For example, an external hard disk bigger that 250Gb will cost you an additional 28.98 euro.The income will go to the Italian Publishers' and Editors' Society (SIAE). A tax on recordable CDs and DVDs was introduces some years ago. The only result was that the market for these recordable media collapsed because consumers shopped abroad, especially in Luxembourg, to buy them at much lower prices. I expect the same thing will happen this time. Original article is in Italian.