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+ - Court Rules Police Dotcom Raid Illegal-> 1

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aztec1430 writes "Judge says police warrants were invalid.

The Auckland High Court has ruled the police raids on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's mansion earlier this year was illegal.

In a major victory for Dotcom's legal team in both its New Zealand and pending US court cases, presiding judge Justice Helen Winkelmann found the raid, which saw luxury cars and bank accounts seized, was based on faulty warrants and effectively unlawful.

The warrants, she said, "fell well short" of sufficiently describing the related offences.

“They were general warrants, and as such, are invalid,” she said in her judgment"

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+ - Iran under cyber-attack! (again!)->

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aztec1430 writes ""As Flame's power grows.

Iran has detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities, state television said on Thursday.

Iran's Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi said the US, Israel and Britain had planned the attack.
The alleged attack came after recent talks with major powers failed to resolve a row over Tehran's disputed nuclear activities.

"Based on obtained information, America and the Zionist regime (Israel) along with the MI6 planned an operation to launch a massive cyber attack against Iran's facilities following the meeting between Iran and the P5+1 in Moscow," Iran's English-language Press TV quoted Moslehi as saying.

"They still seek to carry out the plan, but we have taken necessary measures.""

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+ - Microsoft settles over Aussie-invented patent-> 1

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aztec1430 (242755) writes "The Australian inventor behind an eight-year patent battle with Microsoft has welcomed the software giant’s settlement with the Singapore company he founded.

After countless court battles in the US and several overturned judgments, Microsoft and Uniloc this week reached a “final and mutually agreeable resolution”, according to a spokesman for the company."

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Comment: Re:The Killing Star (Score 1) 534

by aztec1430 (#37140610) Attached to: What If Aliens Came To Save the Galaxy From Mankind?

The facts of relativistic bombardment: A missile approaching at a speed close to that of light is hard to detect, leaves very little time to react, is next to impossible to intercept, and is utterly devastating on impact. In short, once a civilization has achieved the technological level necessary for relativistic bombardment it can erase a neighboring civilization in a single strike.

Comment: The Killing Star (Score 1) 534

by aztec1430 (#37140472) Attached to: What If Aliens Came To Save the Galaxy From Mankind?

The Killing Star is a hard science fiction novel by Charles R. Pellegrino and George Zebrowski - it covers quite easily how to rid the galaxy of us human scum...

Relativistic kinetic weapons - stand back and watch the fireworks...

(Damn good, if hard reading SciFi)


+ - Hackers breach Sony's password reset system->

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aztec1430 (242755) writes "Here we go again...

Sony's PlayStation Network is under fire again, with a new security breach hitting the beleaguered company.

Just days after the network was resurrected following a massive data breach, there is mounting evidence that hackers have circumvented protections put in place via a password reset page."

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Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?