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+ - Effective way to corrupt gathered personal info? 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I use Facebook, I used Myspace, and when I was much younger I didn't think twice about putting my name/address/phone numbers out on the web. So I know there is already a significant amount of data on me already gathered. My question is — for me people like me, would supplying false information on publicly accessible websites effectively mess up data about me?

For example, say I create several accounts on several social networking sites with my correct full name and a couple other correct details (alternating the correct details), but completely fudge many others. I set these accounts to fully open and I log in every few months and change a detail here and there.

Over time would this be helpful in obscuring my identity?"

Comment: Re:Sympathy for "hippies" (Score 1) 432

by The_Unforgiven (#26378013) Attached to: Hippies Say WiFi Network Is Harming Their Chakras

...How do these people feel about radio waves whizzing through their bodies at the speed of sound? Even if they don't use radios etc because "that Eminem chap swears", the actual transmission zaps through them regardless!

I, for one, would be very interested to hear that there radio waves passing through me at the speed of sound.

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+ - Microsoft Looking at Emacs for .Net->

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eweekhickins
eweekhickins writes "Microsoft is working on a project that would essentially bring the functionality of the Emacs text editor to .Net. The Emacs text editor has been around for years, developed in 1976 by free software advocate Richard Stallman. Now, enter Microsoft. Mike Sax, a developer and president of Sax Software Corp., Eugene, Ore., said "The interesting part is that instead of putting it into the 'everything and the kitchen sink' Visual Studio, they may be going for a much lighter set of tools that more closely resemble the Unix toolset.""
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+ - Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution 2

Submitted by ziggy_az
ziggy_az (40281) writes "Michael Lacey, the executive editor of Village Voice Media, and Jim Larkin, the CEO of the Phoenix-based chain, were both arrested on Thursday, the very same day their story was published in the Phoenix New Times. The New Times is a free, weekly alternative paper. "It is just without precedent," Lacey said. "This isn't us overreacting." The grand jury subpoenas in question demand "all documents related to articles and other content published by Phoenix New Times newspaper in print and on the Phoenix New Times website, regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio from January 1, 2004 to the present." Additionally, they want "Hit counts for each page..." regarding specific articles criticizing Sheriff Joe Arpaio as well as "The Internet Protocol" addresses of any and all visitors to each page...". Fair warning to the Phoenix New Times readership: Joe's gang may come-a-looking for you."
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+ - Phoenix sheriff arrests newspaper reporters.->

Submitted by SnotBob
SnotBob (970745) writes "http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2007-10-18/news/breathtaking-abuse-of-the-constitution/1

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1019newtimes1019.html

From the AZCentral.com story:

Phoenix New Times owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested Thursday night by Maricopa County sheriff's deputies on charges of revealing grand jury information, a misdemeanor.

The charges stem from a story published under their byline in the Thursday edition of New Times, in which they describe a subpoena the paper reportedly received from a grand jury convened by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

The alternative weekly newspaper, in its cover story, said the subpoena was part of an investigation orchestrated to get back at its reporters and the critical stories they wrote of County Attorney Andrew Thomas' political ally Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The scope of the subpoena is unusually broad: It not only demands information from the reporters but also information about all the online readers of the publication since Jan. 1, 2004, including their Internet domain names and browsers and what other Web sites they visited before reading New Times."

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+ - 30th Anniversary of the Wow! Signal

Submitted by Himring
Himring (646324) writes "Today marks the 30th anniversary of the single most significant event, to date, that points to possible evidence of ETI. On this day in 1977, Dr. Jerry R. Ehman circled data retrieved from the "Big Ear" radio telescope of the Ohio State University Radio Observatory. The telescope has since been destroyed, and although other, modern telescopes have tried (such as the VLA) none of have successfully reproduced the results of that day. By and large, all possibilities of an earth-based signal causing the event have been ruled out as well as any possible natural phenomenon. Still, Dr. Ehman has remained reserved and stated that he doesn't want to draw, "vast conclusions from half-vast data." Here is the link to Dr. Ehman's 30th Anniversary Report."

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