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United Kingdom

Submission + - Cameron Threatens To Shut Down UK Social Networks (thinq.co.uk)

Stoobalou writes: In a move worthy of China's communist regime, UK PM David Cameron wants to shut down social networks whenever civil unrest rears its head in Britain's towns and cities.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Cameron said, "Everyone watching these horrific actions will be struck by how they were, organised via social media.

"Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill. So we are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence, disorder and criminality."

Operating Systems

Submission + - Linux based desktop featured in Octobers Playboy

thebear05 writes: The Zonbu(www.zonbu.com) desktop computer is feature in this Octobers Playboy Magazine. In the potpourri section it is described as "just enough" to meet our computer needs (word processing,e-mail, web browsing, image tweaking) this tiny pc comes without a keyboard monitor and mouse and costs $100 plus $13-$20 a month for two years the monthly fee is for support and online storage. the review points out "It runs Linux(which works just like windows) and is loaded with most of what you will need for everyday computing"

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]