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Comment Re:Unconstitutional? (Score 2, Informative) 630

My thoughts exactly. This violates the Fifth Amendment as I understand it. Around this time last year we got this ruling from a federal judge ruling that forcing someone to divulge encryption passphrases was a violation of the 5th. I believe that a valid argument could be made by just about anyone that divulging their e-mail passphrase might reveal illegal activity, and therefore is constitutionally forbidden. My two cents.

Security

Word Vulnerability Compromised US State Dept. 207

hf256 writes "Apparently hackers using an undisclosed (at the time) vulnerability compromised the State Departments network using a Word document sent as an email attachment. Investigators found multiple instances of infection, informed Microsoft, then had to sever internet connectivity to avoid leaking too much data!"
Mozilla

Submission + - Thunderbird 2 Released!

chipwhisperer writes: "Finally, you can download the latest version of Mozilla's popular email client, Thunderbird 2. It sports a host of new features including Advanced Folder Views (such as favorites and recent), Message Tagging (similar to GMail), message history navigation, "Search as You Type", saved searches, and an informative message alert. It also includes Firefox 2's Add-Ons and Themes manager to make customizing Thunderbird a lot easier. You can get it here. Enjoy!"
Robotics

Submission + - University of Calgary Unveils Robot Brain Surgeon

nursegirl writes: University of Calgary/Calgary Health Region unveiled the world's first MRI-compatible surgical robot on Tuesday. A team of neurosurgeons, engineers and physicists have been working on the neuroArm since 2001 and performed a demonstration for journalists using a Styrofoam model. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., known for their work creating Canadarm, provided the robotics expertise.

Feed Psoriasis Linked To Diabetes And Serious Cardiovascular Condition->

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by thick, red, scaly plaques that itch and sometimes bleed, causing considerable discomfort and emotional stress for patients. In addition to the daily chore of dealing with the physical symptoms of this condition, new research suggests an association between psoriasis and two potentially serious medical conditions -- diabetes and atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries.
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Republicans

Submission + - Conservatives buy VT Professor's domain name

overlook77 writes: "I wanted to make a website honoring the life and bravery of Liviu Librescu, the Engineering professor slain at Virginia Tech this week. However, a WHOIS reveals that LIVIULIBRESCU.COM was purchased on April 17th by Politech Consulting, a conservative fundraising organization. This raises the ethical question: should a political group buy this man's own name for what could easily be interpreted as a strategic move to deflect a website advocating gun control laws? I am very curious to know what the rest of the Slashdot community thinks of this. http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/results.jsp? domain=LiviuLibrescu.com"
Security

Submission + - Google Calendar Lets Corporate Data Slip

narramissic writes: "An ITworld article opens: 'It's not clear what gets discussed during McKinsey & Co.'s weekly internal communication meeting, but the dial-in number and passcode for the event can be easily found by searching with Google.' It just so happens that the Search Google Calendar feature, which was added to Google's Web-based calendar service last November, is both a cool way to discover interesting events and a way to unearth sensitive corporate data. Of course, the trouble lies not with the technology, but with oblivious users. Marv Goldschmitt, vice president of business development with data auditing appliance vendor Tizor Systems Inc. says, 'this kind of data leakage is a growing problem for corporations, whose employees are adopting a new generation of Web-based productivity tools without necessarily understanding the security implications.'"

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