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Submission + - UK Hacktivists From LulzSec Plead Guilty To Charges (

An anonymous reader writes: LulzSec is a hacking organisation that started in 2011. They are a division of the group,Anonymous, who are well known for hacking both Mastercard and PayPal. They have been running into a fairly large amount of legal trouble as of late, due to the ringleader of the hacktivist group, Sabu, turning into an informant after his FBI arrest.
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Submission + - Warner Bros to wheel out Peter Jackson at Comic-Con (

An anonymous reader writes: Tolkien fansite has revealed that Warner Bros is pulling out the big guns to promote The Hobbit at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Director Peter Jackson will be taking the stage alongside co-writer Philippa Boyens, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage for a three-hour panel slot on Sat, July 14. The forthcoming Tolkien film will share with Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. It is rumoured that Jackson will be screening up to 10 minutes of 48fps footage from the film.

Comment Re:Tor? (Score 1) 111

How would VKontakte (or Facebook, for that matter) enforce that someone enters their real name? It's not like you have to present an ID when you register. Special-interest groups (dissidents?) could agree on pseudonyms out-of-band and use them just on the social network.

Submission + - Apple asks security experts to examine OS X Lion (

An anonymous reader writes: For as much as Mac OS X has a reputation for being safer than Windows, security researchers won’t hesitate to point out that the opposite is, in fact, true. But Apple's looking to change that.

This past Thursday, Apple doled out a beta of OS X Lion to developers. In conjunction with that, Apple is also reaching out to noted security experts and offering them free previews of OS X 10.7 so that they can take a look at Apple’s new security measures and reach back to Apple with any thoughts and concerns they might have. Indeed, Apple is becoming a lot more security conscious these days, not only in terms of reaching out to security researchers but also in its personnel hires.


64-Bit Flash Player For Linux Finally In Alpha 172

Luchio writes "Finally, a little bit of respect from Adobe with this alpha release of the Adobe Flash Player 10 that was made available for all Linux 64-bit enthusiasts! As noted, 'this is a prerelease version,' so handle with care. Just remove any existing Flash player and extract the new .so file in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (or /usr/lib/opera/plugins)."

Submission + - EMI to offer DRM-free music in iTunes

beat.bolli writes: "According to the press release, EMI music and Apple have agreed to sell music sans DRM. Not without a catch: The DRM-less music will be $1.29 but have "twice the sound quality of existing downloads", which are still available for $0.99."

Submission + - EMI DRM Free - confirmed

rockclimber writes: EMI has, as the first mayor Label to do so, confirmed , to sell its music DRM free. First store to offer tracks will be itunes Music Store, for 1.29$ for 256k AAC-Tracks. Upgrades from 128 DRM to 256 unencumbered are 30 cents. Is the DRM Nightmare finally over?

Submission + - Apple and EMI drop DRMs!

An anonymous reader writes: "In a press conference scheduled today at 1:00 p.m (London), EMI Group's Eric Nicoli and Apple's Steve Jobs announced they will start providing EMI's music without DRMs through the iTunes Store. [...] New DRM-Free and 256Kbit quality versions of the downloads will be made available alongside current DRM'd downloads. They will cost $1.29 per song while albums will remain at the same price."

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