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Submission + - Hackers Claim To Steal Mitt Romney's Tax Returns (

redletterdave writes: "A team of hackers claims to have stolen Mitt Romney's tax returns from PricewaterhouseCoopers' offices in Franklin, Tenn., and is threatening to release them to the public on Sept. 28 unless a $1,000,000 ransom is paid in Bitcoins. In two postings on Pastebin, the anonymous hackers claim to have gained access to the third floor of the building, broken into one of the office suites, and stolen Mitt and Ann Romney's available 1040 tax forms. The team said it copied the returns and plans to send flash drives with the files to the local Democratic and Republican offices in Tennessee as well as "major news media outlets" should the ransom not be paid."

Submission + - Google announces Chrome OS

Laxori666 writes: Google's plan to take over the world continues. They have just announced Chrome OS. From the article:

Chrome OS is intended to be a very lightweight, quick-starting operating system whose central focus is supporting Google's Chrome browser. Applications will run mostly inside the browser, making the web — not the desktop — into the computer's default operating system.

It seems to be an extension of Google Chrome itself — an OS designed entirely to support the web browser. Didn't Microsoft have some kind of problem when they deeply integrated Internet Explorer into Windows? How is this any different?


Submission + - Google OS Announced 12

shystershep writes: "Rumors have been floating around for years that Google was planning an OS to compete with Window. As of Tuesday night, it is official: "So today, we're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome — the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be. Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010." It is separate from the Android mobile OS, will run on both x86 and ARM processors, and is aimed primarily at web use. Other than that, details are scarce."

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