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+ - How videogames help fund the arms industry->

Submitted by FhnuZoag
FhnuZoag (875558) writes "Eurogamer has an expose of the shady world of games developers licensing guns. From the article: "We must be paid a royalty fee — either a one-time payment or a percentage of sales, all negotiable. Typically, a licensee pays between 5 per cent to 10 per cent retail price for the agreement. [...] We want to know explicitly how the rifle is to be used, ensuring that we are shown in a positive light... Such as the 'good guys' using the rifle," says [Barett Rifles'] Vaughn."
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Your Rights Online

+ - GOP fires staffer who recommended copyright liberalisation ->

Submitted by FhnuZoag
FhnuZoag (875558) writes "Derek Khanna, who earlier this year, wrote a memo as part of the Republican Study Committee advocating copyright reform (http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/11/16/2354259/gop-brief-attacks-current-copyright-law) that was later retracted (http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/11/18/0612236/gop-study-committee-director-disowns-brief-attacking-current-ip-law), has been fired, due to complaints from Republican congressmen with ties to the entertainment industry."
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Security

+ - Backdoor in RuggedOS systems: Infrastructure, military systems vulnerable->

Submitted by FhnuZoag
FhnuZoag (875558) writes "Via Ars Technica ( http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/backdoor-in-mission-critical-hardware-threatens-power-traffic-control-systems.ars ): A backdoor has been found in Canadian based RuggedCom's 'Rugged Operating System', providing easy access to anyone with the devices's MAC address — something often publically displayed. Rugged OS is being used in a wide range of applications, including traffic control, power generation, and even US Navy bases. The backdoor was first found over a year ago, and RuggedCom have so far refused to patch out the exploit. (Original disclosure: http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2012-April/086652.html )"
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