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Submission + - US Set to Use Spy Satellites on US Citizens (google.com)

duerra writes: "A plan to use U.S. spy satellites for domestic security and law-enforcement missions is moving forward after being delayed for months because of privacy and civil liberties concerns. The plan is in the final stage of completion, according to a department official who requested anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about it. While some internal agencies have had access to spy satellite imagery for purposes such as assisting after a natural disaster, this would be the first time law-enforcement would be able to obtain a warrant and request access to satellite imagery."

Submission + - Universal Drops Blu-Ray Support

duerra writes: "Universal Studios has announced that they will not be releasing movies in the Blu-Ray format, instead opting to release their titles in the rival HD-DVD format.
From the article:
According to ITWire, Kornblau [president of Universal Studios] essentially handed the next-generation DVD crown to HD DVD: "Look at the blogs, look at the reviews by the early adopters and even look at the mainstream media — HD DVD has maintained its first-to-market advantage and delivered on the promises of providing the best high definition image and sound quality at the best value for consumers today," Kornblau said.
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Submission + - Browsers Strive for Acid2 Compliance

duerra writes: HowToCreate.co.uk has a very detailed screen-by-screen breakdown of Acid2 compliance among a large selection of browsers, including much less common browsers as well as old browser versions, showing their compliance progression.

Among the browsers with screenshots showing their compliance with Acid2 are Opera (from version 1 up), Konqueror, Omniweb, Safari, Prince, iCab, Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape (from Netscape version 1 up through Firefox Deer Park), Obigo, and IE (from version 3 through IE7).

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