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Censorship

+ - USAF blocks NYTimes, Guardian->

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digitalsushi writes "The US air force has blocked employees from accessing the websites of the Guardian, the New York Times and other news organisations carrying the WikiLeaks US embassy cables.

At least 25 sites that have posted WikiLeaks files had been barred, said Major Toni Tones of the US air force's space command in Colorado. Tones said the action was taken in accordance with a policy that "routinely blocks air force network access to websites hosting inappropriate materials"."

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Networking

+ - Augmenting tech websitwith cloud based helper apps->

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digitalsushi writes "Rich javascript frameworks and various web APIs have led to rapid progress reimplementing favorite programmer tools. In today's PacketLife they have announced a new helper website CloudShark, which is like a web based wireshark: example packet here. Chris Sanders, author of Practical Packet Analysis, writes about the new tool as well; with other sites like PCapR already available are we finally starting to see a push for web based versions of networking applications previously only for the desktop?"
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Security

+ - MIT student arrested at Logan in bomb scare->

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digitalsushi writes "An MIT student was arrested at Logan Airport for wearing a piece of circuit board on her shirt as a costume. Held at the end multiple machine guns by a response force, Major Scott Pare of the Mass. Police says, "Thankfully because she followed our instructions, she ended up in our cell instead of a morgue.""
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