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+ - One in 10 web pages contain malicious code

Submitted by KardBored
KardBored (967368) writes "One in 10 web pages scrutinized by search giant Google contained malicious code that could infect a user's PC. About 450,000 were capable of launching so-called "drive-by downloads," and a further 700,000 pages were thought to contain code that could compromise a user's computer. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6645895.stm"

Sony's Ken Kutaragi leaving SCE chairman and CEO spots in June->

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It wasn't hard to see something like this coming, with Kaz Hirai swiping Ken's President position over Sony Computer Entertainment late last year, but now Sony has gone and made it official: Ken Kutaragi, creator of the PlayStation and all-around good looking guy, will retire from his chairman and CEO posts over Sony Computer Entertainment on June 19th. Kaz will fill the CEO spot, while Ken will maintain "honorary" status as chairman of the group and will hang around with Sony CEO Howard Stringer, acting as senior technology adviser. We only have Sony's word to go on that this is a "retirement," instead of being "relieved" in response to recent troubles in PlayStation land. But any way you slice it, Ken had a good run, sold a few consoles, and can most likely officially wash his hands of that PlayStation Eye 'fro-cam his successor will have the pleasure of pushing. [Warning: subscription required]

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+ - Ken Kennedy dies

Submitted by leek
leek (579908) writes "Ken Kennedy died of cancer yesterday. Here's what one of his closest students told me: "You probably remember Ken was in the hospital for the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, he passed away yesterday. Just a week ago I was corresponding with him about a technical issue through email, and it seemed he would come through this." Rice has posted a statement."

A Wikipedia WIthout Graffiti 290

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the dog-without-a-bone dept.
Frequent Slashdot Contributor Bennett Haselton writes "I'm a Wikipedia junkie. There's nothing more fun than switching back and forth between reading about the history of human evolution, and following the latest speculation about the identity of the mysterious R.A.B. in the Harry Potter books, and Wikipedia is the best site to find it all in one place. But as a fan, it's always been frustrating for me knowing that Wikipedia could never improve beyond a certain point -- as it becomes more popular, it becomes more tempting to vandalize, and in turn becomes less reliable, a point that many have made already. That's why I'm excited that sites like Citizendium are approaching the same problem with a different model, one that could enable them to become what Wikipedia almost was, but which its intrinsic nature kept it from being: a central, reliable source of freely redistributable information about almost anything. The main difference is that Citizendium articles, after initially being built up through the same collaborative process that Wikipedia uses, will go into an editor-approved stage, at which point an editor (publicly identifiable on the article's history page) signs off on the accuracy of the article, and further edits also have to be approved by an editor."
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+ - RIAA Victim Wins Attorney's Fees

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VE3OGG writes "Debbie Foster, one of the many caught-up in the RIAA's drift-net attacks who was sued back in 2004 has recently seen yet another victory. After having the suit dropped against her "with prejudice" several months back, Foster filed a counter-claim, and has just been awarded "reasonable" attorney's fees. Could this, in conjunction with cases such as Santangelo be showing a turning of the tide against the RIAA?"

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