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+ - On Facebook, MySpace? Obama's got your e-mail

Submitted by Dausha
Dausha (546002) writes "According to the World Net Daily, Obama's got your e-mail. It appears that the White House New Media team is seeking to hire a technology vendor to collect data such as comments, tag lines, e-mail, audio and video from any place where the White House "maintains a presence" — for a period of up to eight years. This on the heels of earlier news that the Obama administration is gathering information on American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights."

+ - Bot on Bot Action

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Dausha (546002) writes "The Tech Web news site reports a story about Botnet turf wars. Botnets have been around for a while, and are increasing in severity. The latest innovation finds Bots capturing and securing host computers from other bots. Security includes installing software patches, shutting down ports, etc."

+ - All Hot and Bothered about Cosmic Radiation . . .

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Dausha writes "As if not enough has been said about global warming, yet another scientist (tm)suggests cosmic radiation is a greater contributer to global warming that human production of CO2. The news article is of interest because it reminds us of how science is rarely 100%, and anything less is subject to a better theory. A related article underscores solar output is at its highest in 1000 years, seemingly supporting those who believe that the Sun is a greater contributer."

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