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Electronic Frontier Foundation

Submission + - Is The Hacker Ethic Compatible With A For-Profit Company? (blogspot.com)

psykocrime writes: "Fogbeam Labs look at the relationship between the Hacker Ethic and for-profit companies, with a nod to Google's recent "War on RSS", as well as Cory Doctorow's "The Coming War On General Purposes computing". The Free Software Foundation, Red Hat, Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are organizations who appear to be on the right side of the issues, but out of that group, only Red Hat is a for-profit company. Where are all the for-profit companies that are imbued with the Hacker Ethic?"
Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft to abandon Windows Phone? (wmpoweruser.com)

symbolset writes: Microsoft has had some trouble as of late getting adoption of their mobile products. Even Bill Gates has said it was inadequate. Despite rave reviews of Windows Phone in the press it has failed to get double digit share of the smartphone market. Now comes reports from WMPoweruser that WP8 will lose mainstream support in July 2014, before even Windows Phone 7.8.

Is this evidence that Microsoft will give up their quest for mobile relevance?

Submission + - SPAM: SEO Challenge is on at Rustylime

Gumbercules!! writes: Rustylime is running a challenge for Web Experts to prove their mettle in an SEO challenge. The idea is that "RL SEO Challenge offers budding (and professional) web developers, coders and enthusiasts the chance to show the whole World just how good they are, by getting a website ranked higher than anyone else's, on Google's search results". The site provides a fictitious product to be advertised and more detailed rules in the parent article.
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Security

Submission + - Genuine offer to hack my computer (rustylime.com)

Gumbercules!! writes: "This is a genuine, most definitely one time only offer to attempt to tell me the root password to my own computer. You see, I am shutting down my ADSL account in a day and a half and before it goes, I thought it would be fun to see if the box that's kept me online since 2001 is really all that secure. The full story is located at http://www.rustylime.com/show_article.php?id=945. Unfortunately, you only have until the 1st of November 2007 to break the password before the account is terminated."

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