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Comment: Some explanations for non-Swiss people (Score 3) 84

by AnonymousDot (#40270377) Attached to: After Modifications, Google Street View Approved For Switzerland
Switzerland, like probably some other countries in Europe, has privacy of its citizen written in the law. That means that, by default, you are not allowed to take pictures of home gardens without prior approval (with or without fence). You also cannot also take picture of, or interview, individuals without their prior consent.
Security

+ - Ligatt Security, Gregory D Evans Compromised->

Submitted by PlasticCap
PlasticCap (1988774) writes "Gregory D. Evans, the questionable information security personality, and his company, Ligatt Security International, have been compromised. The attackers obtained Gregory's inbox and other information, including the password to his Twitter account, then put that data inside a 4.5 GB 7Zip archive and created a torrent of it. You may remember Gregory from when he released a book, "How to Become the World's #1 Hacker," which largely plagiarized actual respected security researchers, their own books, and their websites."
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PC Games (Games)

Witcher 2 Torrents Could Net You a Fine 724

Posted by Soulskill
from the dodging-legal-threats-now-a-valid-gameplay-mechanic dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this quote from Eurogamer: "Gamers who download upcoming PC exclusive The Witcher 2 illegally could receive a letter demanding they pay a fine or face legal action. If gamers refuse to pay the fine, which will be more than the cost of the game, they could end up in court, developer CD Projekt told Eurogamer. 'Of course we're not happy when people are pirating our games, so we are signing with legal firms and torrent sneaking companies,' CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwiski said. 'In quite a few big countries, when people are downloading it illegally they can expect a letter from a legal firm saying, "Hey, you downloaded it illegally and right now you have to pay a fine." We are totally fair, but if you decide you will not buy it legally there is a chance you'll get a letter. We are talking about it right now.' Interestingly, The Witcher 2 will be released free of digital rights management – but only through the CD Projekt-owned digital download shop GOG.com. That means owners will be able to install it as many times as they like on any number of computers – and it will not requite an internet connection to run."
Government

+ - Help me fight the swiss dmca.->

Submitted by
pyalot
pyalot writes "The swiss goverment has passed a law that would make it impossible to cirvumvent effective copy protection measures. I have created a page to inform and organize a resistance against this law. If we collect 50'000 signatures until the 24th of January however, we can force a national vote on this law. Help me in any way that you can fight this law. I was first made aware of this two days ago by this article on slashdot."
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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Loses Anti-Trust Appeal in EU->

Submitted by
sjdaniels
sjdaniels writes "(From of BBCNews) The European Court of First Instance has dismissed Microsoft's appeal in its long-running competition dispute with the European Commission. The court upheld the ruling that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position. A probe concluded in 2004 that Microsoft was guilty of freezing out rivals in server software and products such as media players. It was ordered to change its business and fined 497m euros (£343m; $690m)."
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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft loses anti-trust appeal->

Submitted by
andy.ruddock
andy.ruddock writes "The BBC reports that Microsoft has lost it's anti-trust appeal.
The European Court of First Instance has dismissed Microsoft's appeal in its long-running competition dispute with the European Commission.
The court upheld the ruling that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position.
A probe concluded in 2004 that Microsoft was guilty of freezing out rivals in server software and products such as media players."

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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft loses EU Anti-trust case->

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An anonymous reader writes "The BBC is reporting that Microsoft has lost in its EU anti-trust case.

The European Court of First Instance has dismissed Microsoft's appeal in its long-running competition dispute with the European Commission.
The court upheld the ruling that Microsoft had abused its dominant market position.
A probe concluded in 2004 that Microsoft was guilty of freezing out rivals in server software and products such as media players.
It was ordered to change its business and fined 497m euros (£343m; $690m).
Microsoft has now been ordered to pay 80% of the Commission's legal costs, while the Commission has to carry a specific part of Microsoft's costs.
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Security

+ - User-Privilege Flaw Hits Vista

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IT071872
IT071872 writes "According to PC world, A security firm has discovered one of the first security flaws to directly affect Windows Vista, a bug that it claims allows local users to escalate their privileges.

The flaw involves Windows' system for managing user security levels, User Account Control (UAC), which was introduced with Vista. UAC is designed to limit the damage that can be caused by mass attacks such as worms by giving standard users limited privileges, a practice common with other operating systems."

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