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Submission + - Self-hosted web based billing for freelancers (

diwolf writes: "For the past few years, I've been looking for a program that would allow me to easily bill clients, integrate easily with PayPal, and allow my designers/programmers to record their time — all without messy spreadsheets or monthly fees. I stumbled across a program called Pancake App that charges a one-time fee of $49 and is, frankly, amazing. Billing, proposals, estimates, payment integration, great support, and a very slick interface. API access allows you to easily connect Gravity Forms to Pancake. There's no monthly fees, no per-user fees, no per-client fees. I have absolutely no interest in any of these companies other than that of a happy customer."

FBI Prioritizes Copyright Over Missing Persons 372

An anonymous reader writes "The FBI has limited resources, so it needs to prioritize what it works on. However, it's difficult to see why dealing with copyright infringement seems to get more attention than identity theft or missing persons. In the past year, the FBI has announced a special new task force to fight intellectual property infringement, but recent reports have shown that both identity theft and missing persons have been downgraded as priorities by the FBI, to the point that there are a backlog of such cases."

Submission + - Unencrypted passwords at "secure" sites 1

linear a writes: I've noticed that quite a few web sites do *not* encrypt user passwords. I've gotten into the habit of hitting the "email me my password" from them to see what happens. So far I've found maybe 6 that must store passwords in clear since they were able to return the original password back to me. Clearly this is Bad Security Practice. Also, I've had notably bad progress when I ask them to fix this practice. Some of these are sites one would clearly expect to have better security (e.g., a software vendor and an online bank). Do you have thoughts on how to better encourage better password practice at these places? Also, is this is really as common as it seems to be for me?

"The most important thing in a man is not what he knows, but what he is." -- Narciso Yepes