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Submission + - How videogames help fund the arms industry (

FhnuZoag 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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Submission + - GOP fires staffer who recommended copyright liberalisation (

FhnuZoag writes: Derek Khanna, who earlier this year, wrote a memo as part of the Republican Study Committee advocating copyright reform ( that was later retracted (, has been fired, due to complaints from Republican congressmen with ties to the entertainment industry.

Submission + - Backdoor in RuggedOS systems: Infrastructure, military systems vulnerable (

FhnuZoag writes: Via Ars Technica ( ): 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: )

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