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Submission + - House Websites Pwnd (

cromar writes: Thirty Congressional websites were defaced early Thursday morning, following President Obama's State of the Union Address...

"F*** OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER !!! by m4V3RiCk ; HADES ; T4ph0d4 — FROM BRASIL" reads the message left behind for Congressional members to discover. The anti-Obama tone is a huge change from previous defacements by the Red Eye CREW, warning those who seen them to "SAY NO TO COMMUNISM."

The defaced sites were powered by Joomla, a CMS similar to WordPress, but it is unknown if the CMS software is to blame for the attacks.

The Courts

Submission + - ACLU FIles Suit over FISA Bill (

cromar writes: "Anyone on the ACLU supporters' list got an email declaring that the ACLU has filed suit regarding the FISA bill:

Yesterday, President Bush signed an unconstitutional domestic wiretapping bill and one hour later, ACLU lawyers filed a landmark lawsuit to challenge its constitutionality.

... If Congress and the Bush administration thought yesterday's signing ceremony would be the end of this battle, they have severely underestimated the ACLU and its members' resolve to stand up for freedom and the Constitution. If they can't do it, we will.

You can donate here if you are inclined to defend the Bill of Rights."


Submission + - Ethanol May Increase Pollution (

cromar writes: "The rush to grow biofuel crops — widely embraced as part of the solution to global warming — is actually increasing greenhouse gas emissions rather than reducing them, according to two studies published today in the journal Science.

One analysis found that clearing forests and grasslands to grow the crops releases vast amounts of carbon into the air -far more than the carbon spared from the atmosphere by burning biofuels instead of gasoline."


Submission + - Whitedust Closed Permanently! (

cromar writes: "I was going through my RSS feeds and tried to read an article from one of the Whitedust blogs... it was 404. I went to the main page, and to my horror, they have the following on display:

14 August 2007 — 23:58 GMT

With the industry and those in it so seemingly hostile to Whitedust, and pure apathy from anyone who thinks otherwise. Why bother. This site is now closed permanently. It's staff have abandoned the scene and the industry for real world projects — for good, you won't be seeing us again. You "Won".

Good luck out there. You'll need it.

-The Staff
I, for one, am going to sorely miss them."

PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - BBC Reports Sony is Cutting PS3 Price Tags (

cromar writes: "From the Article:

"While Sony is faring well in Japan, sales are lagging in the US Sony is slashing the price of its PlayStation 3 games console by 17% or $100 in the US to boost sales.

"As a result the PS3 will now cost $500 (£249), between $100 and $200 more than versions of the Microsoft Xbox 360 and twice as much as the Nintendo Wii.""

Hardware Hacking

Submission + - IPhone cracked by Jon Lech (DVD Jon) (

cromar writes: "Jon Lech announced today that he has "found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to AT&T NSA. The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and WiFi work."

See the blog entry for more information and downloads."

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