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+ - Mythbuster's Adam Savage & TI Recant RFID Stor->

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Nick writes "A few weeks ago a video of a talk given by Adam Savage of the television show MythBusters spread across the internet (including a mention on Slashdot.) On the video Savage stated that the show was unable to produce s show about previously know RFID vulnerabilities due to a conference call to Texas Instruments that unexpectedly included credit card company's legal council.

TI (via a spokesperson talking with cnet.com) stated that only one lawyer was on the call and that the majority of the people on the call were product managers from the Smart Card Alliance (SCA) invited by TI to speak. Then Savage (via a Discovery Communications statement) reaffirmed that he was not on the call himself and that the decision was not made by Discovery or their advertising sales department but rather MythBuster's production company, Beyond Productions."

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Microsoft

+ - Microsoft IE 8 has passed the ACID 2 test->

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NickCatal
NickCatal writes "The Microsoft IE Team's Blog has a new post announcing that the latest build of Internet Explorer 8 has passed the Acid2 'Face' test in 'Compatibility Mode.' In the post the IE team included the latest 'check in' that passed the test. MSFT may get a bad rap on /., but considering not even the latest release of Firefox passes Acid2 it is good to see that the team developing the IE browser is serious about web standards."
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Google

+ - Google Plans to Bid 4.6 Billion on 700MHz Band->

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NickCatal writes "The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans to bid $4.6 Billion on the 700 MHz radio spectrum being auctioned off by the FCC. What is most interesting is that they are not planning on partnering with other companies to raise the cash, they are going to spend their own cash and possibly borrow some. With partners such as Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile in their 'Open Handset Alliance' is this a sign that they are willing to directly compete with the people they courted to join?"
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