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Submission + - WikiLeaks: CIA says U.S.A an exporter of terrorism (washingtonpost.com)

gauharjk writes: The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. And if that phenomenon were to become a widely held perception, the analysis said, it could damage relations with foreign allies and dampen their willingness to cooperate in "extrajudicial" activities, such as the rendition and interrogation of terrorism suspects.

That is the conclusion of the three-page classified paper produced in February by the CIA's Red Cell, a think tank set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by then-CIA Director George J. Tenet to provide "out-of-the-box" analyses on "a full range of analytic issues."

Titled "What If Foreigners See the United States as an 'Exporter of Terrorism'?," the paper cites Pakistani American David Headley, among others, to make its case that the nation is a terrorism exporter. Headley pleaded guilty this year to conducting surveillance in support of the 2008 Lashkar-i-Taiba attacks in Mumbai, which killed more than 160 people. The militant group facilitated his movement between the United States, Pakistan and India, the agency paper said.


Submission + - Gary McKinnon given new hope (dailymail.co.uk)

krou writes: In a dramatic turn of events, a High Court judge, Mr Justice Mitting, has ruled that UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson 'may have acted unlawfully by failing to halt the surrender of the Asperger's sufferer to U.S. authorities', and a full judicial review of the case has been ordered. This could mean that any ruling will be seen well after the next general election, and 'Tory justice spokesman David Burrowes, who is also Gary's MP, said he would 'expect' a future Conservative home secretary to stop the removal process.'

Nouveau NVIDIA Driver To Enter Linux 2.6.33 Kernel 289

An anonymous reader writes "Not only is DRBD to be included in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, but so is the Nouveau driver. The Nouveau driver is the free software driver that was created by clean-room reverse engineering NVIDIA's binary Linux driver. It has been in development for several years with 2D, 3D, and video support. The DRM component is set to enter the Linux 2.6.33 kernel as a staging driver. This is coming as a surprise move after yesterday Linus began ranting over Red Hat not upstreaming Nouveau and then Red Hat attributing this delay to microcode issues. The microcode issue is temporarily worked around by removing it from the driver itself and using the kernel's firmware loader to insert this potentially copyrighted work instead."

Submission + - Web Designer Fired For Opposing 3 Strikes Law (ecrans.fr)

I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes: "A web developer was fired for having 'strategic differences' with his employer when he used his private email to send a note to his MP opposing the French HADOPI law, which essentially bars anyone who had been accused of copyright infringement three times from using the Internet. The developer, who worked for French TV broadcaster TF1, was confronted with a copy of his private email to the MP by his bosses before being fired. For those wondering how his employer got a copy of a private email, which was not sent from or during work, his MP's office passed the message to the Ministry of Culture, which strongly supports the bill, and then it was passed it to TF1, his employer. Personally, I would have sued the employer and all involved for duplicating my automatically copyrighted email and asked that it be the first strike against each of them as well as the corporate 'person' just for maximum irony, even though I hate the law in question."

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