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+ - Police raid home of 9-year-old Pirate Bay user, seize 'Winnie the Pooh' laptop-> 1

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye (2330148) writes "Copyright enforcement might be getting out of hand in Scandinavia. As anti-piracy groups and copyright owners continue to work with authorities to curtail piracy in the region, police this week raided the home of a 9-year-old suspect and confiscated her “Winnie the Pooh” laptop. TorrentFreak reports that the girl’s home was raided after local anti-piracy group CIAPC determined copyrighted files had been downloaded illegally at her residence. Her father, the Internet service account holder, was contacted by CIAPC, which demanded that he pay a 600 euro fine and sign a non-disclosure agreement to settle the matter. When the man did not comply, authorities raided his home and collected evidence, including his 9-year-old daughter’s notebook computer..."
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Comment: Really?! (Score 1) 190

by cfkboyz (#41641361) Attached to: U.S. Defense Secretary Warns of a Possible 'Cyber-Pearl Harbor'
What the hell do they expect? They place critical computer systems online and they expect them to be safe? Why not leave them on an intranet and not worry about it.. Stop giving crackers a way to access the systems and nothing can happen... If the systems are so sensitive it seems logical right?

Comment: Damn it! (Score 1) 165

by cfkboyz (#41429493) Attached to: Chattanooga's Municipal Network Doubles Down On Fiber Speeds
I moved to TN a few years ago. I was just about to move to Chattanooga, but found a super cheap home just north of there. Damn did I screw myself. LOL I see the EPB Fiber ads all the time on TV since I get it from Chatt. Now I am stuck with my little Telephone Co-Op with the max speed of 10mbit/1mbit and you can only get the 10/1 if you do not have their IPTV which I do. The max with TV is 6mbit/768kbit and if you are watching HD channels your speed fluctuates between 4-5mbits :(.. Best part is that I pay $69.95 a month just for the Internet.... Should have moved to Chatt... Anyone want to buy a House? LOL

Comment: Tell Me About It.... (Score 1) 336

by cfkboyz (#36004768) Attached to: NVIDIA Gets Away With Bait-and-Switch
I had one of the affected pc's (HP DV6110US). It was not the best computer, but a hell of a lot better than the piece of shit I have YET to receive!!! I have always said that we got screwed.... I don't really need the replacement computer as I bought a Macbook 3 years ago when the HP took a dump, so I might sell both and buy a new Macbook Pro... I would have been happier if they gave everyone the option of the Compaq or Asus EEE T101MT-EU37-BK, but only people who bought tablets are given the choice...

Comment: Re:But... (Score 1) 180

by cfkboyz (#28033107) Attached to: Hard Drive With Clinton-Era Data Missing From Nat'l Archives
Encrypted should have been the first security but what about security cameras? You would figure that since they are processing classified documents there would be security to screen personal and there property. I have working with the US Army for years and when ever I enter a classified area we are searched.

Comment: SInce When (Score 2, Interesting) 369

by cfkboyz (#27858643) Attached to: Unclean Military Hard Drives Sold On eBay
I just got out of the Military and was in there for 6 years. Not one time did we ever wipe a hard drive, not because we did not care nor to lazy. We never sold the hard drives or gave them away. We either reused the drive or we smashed it and then recycled it. The Army is so paranoid that we even had to take RAM out of old computers that processed classified information just because it MIGHT have information left...
Censorship

+ - ISPs in Great Britain censoring Wikipedia-> 5

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Joshua Zelinsky
Joshua Zelinsky writes "Wikipedia is being . censored by a variety of ISPs in Great Britian. The activity was first noticed when it appeared that almost all edits from Great Britain were coming through only a handful of IP addresses. This created serious problems in preventing vandalism from Great Britain. It then emerged that this was due to the system being used by ISPs to censor Wikipedia. At present it is not known in full which pages are being censored. However, at least one page which is being censored is a page is Virgin Killer about an album from a German heavy metal band which has a naked young girl on the cover. Individuals in Great Britain attempting to access the page report that they are simply getting error messages and not even being told that the page is being censored. Some commentators have already started referring to the Great Firewall of Britain."
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Image

Man Uses Remote Logon To Help Find Laptop Thief 251 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the cyber-bloodhound dept.
After his computer was stolen, Jose Caceres used a remote access program to log on every day and watch it being used. The laptop was stolen on Sept. 4, when he left it on top of his car while carrying other things into his home. "It was kind of frustrating because he was mostly using it to watch porn," Caceres said. "I couldn't get any information about him." Last week the thief messed up and registered on a web site with his name and address. Jose alerted the police, who arrested a suspect a few hours later. The moral of the story: never go to a porn site where you have to register.
The Gimp

GIMP 2.6 Released 639

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the pimp-your-pixels dept.
Enselic writes "The GIMP developers are proud to announce the release of GIMP 2.6. The release notes start with: 'GIMP 2.6 is an important release from a development point of view. It features changes to the user interface addressing some often received complaints, and a tentative integration of GEGL, the graph based image processing library that will eventually bring high bit-depth and non-destructive editing to GIMP.' The notes go on to say the toolbox menubar has been removed, the toolbox and docks now are utility windows, it's now possible to pan beyond the image border, the freehand select tool has been enhanced to support polygonal selections, and much more."
Software

SGI Releases OpenGL As Free Software 167

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the let-my-graphics-go dept.
StoneLion writes "Since its release, the OpenGL code that is responsible for 3-D acceleration on GNU/Linux has been running on licenses that were accepted by neither the Free Software Foundation (FSF) nor the Open Source Initiative. Today, however, the FSF has announced that the licenses in question have been rewritten, the problems resolved, and the code freed. Peter Brown, executive director of the FSF, says, 'This represents a huge gift to the free software community.'"

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