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Scientology Given Direct Access To eBay Database 684

Posted by kdawson
from the finger-on-the-scale dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The Church of Scientology can delete auctions from eBay with no supervision under the VeRO program, and has used this to delete all resale of the e-meters Scientologists use. This is to stop members from buying used units from ex-members instead of buying from the official (and very expensive) source. Given Scientology's record of fraud and abuse, should eBay give them this level of trust? Will this set a precedent for other companies that want to stop the aftermarket resale of their products?"
Privacy

+ - RFID tatoos

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The Lazer
The Lazer writes "Somark Innovations announced biocompatible RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) ink, which can be used to tattoo cattle and laboratory rats and can be read through animal hair. It might even be used on humans eventually. This is a passive RFID technology that contains no metals; the tattoos themselves can be colored or invisible. http://www.livescience.com/scienceoffiction/070119 _radio_tattoo.html"
Portables

+ - Vallejo man's cell phone ignites in pocket

Submitted by
Xistentialist
Xistentialist writes "A cell phone apparently ignited in a man's pocket and started a fire that burned his hotel room and caused severe burns over half his body, fire department officials said. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/ne ws/archive/2007/01/15/state/n171034S73.DTL Seems like it might be interesting to mention the make and model of the phone."
PC Games (Games)

+ - Blizzard hints at new StarCraft by 2008

Submitted by
jtorry
jtorry writes "Blizzard fans were out in force in London tonight, celebrating the launch of the much anticipated World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion, but another Blizzard game might have stolen the limelight. Itzik Ben Bassat, Vice President Business Development and International for Blizzard Entertainment, took the stage at HMV, Oxford Street, London, and said some rather revealing words.

"I'm a StarCraft player myself and I hope it's not a decade, and we launched StarCraft in 1998, before I'm standing here again, celebrating the next game in the series," stated Bassat while on stage.

So, while not an official date for the next game in the StarCraft series, a new game by 2008 looks very likely. We'll keep our ear to the ground for more info.

http://www.pro-g.co.uk/news/15-01-2007-4502.html"

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