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+ - Facebook fixes embarrassing security flaw->

Submitted by feuerfalke
feuerfalke (1034288) writes "Facebook recently scrambled to fix a security issue with their privacy controls that allowed users to get a peek in to their friends' live chat conversations and pending friend requests. The issue existed with Facebook's privacy feature that allowed users to view their profiles as other users would see it. From the article:

"For a limited period of time, a bug permitted some users' chat messages and pending friend requests to be made visible to their friends by manipulating the 'preview my profile' feature of Facebook privacy settings," Facebook said in a statement.

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PC Games (Games)

+ - Gamers Vent Spore DRM Frustrations via Amazon.com->

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feuerfalke
feuerfalke writes "Will Wright's Spore was released worldwide recently to much fanfare. However, an odd phenomenon has been noted around the internet; on Amazon, Spore is receiving bottom-of-the-barrel reviews and ratings. As of this writing, over 2000 of the roughly 2200 reviews posted are one-star ratings, and nearly all of these reviews blame Spore's draconian copy protection. Many customers adamantly state their refusal to buy Spore because of SecuROM and DRM. A Newegg review summed up the feelings of many: "EA treats us like criminals because we paid for the game while the pirates have already cracked this game, leaving them playing and me being treated like a thief." How will EA respond to such a massive outrage over their DRM/SecuROM technology?"
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United States

+ - Running trail mistaken for bioterrorism threat->

Submitted by feuerfalke
feuerfalke (1034288) writes "A flour-and-chalk trail marked out by Daniel Salchow and his sister Dorothee for their running club, the Hash House Harriers, sparked fears and evacuations Thursday night, and now the siblings are finding themselves in deep trouble with New Haven police. Police were called after they were spotted sprinkling "powder" in the parking lot of an IKEA furniture store, which was later evacuated. The "powder" was, in fact, flour, which the siblings have used plenty of times before, all across the country, to mark trails for their club. The Salchow siblings are now facing felony charges, and New Haven police seek "restitution" for the resources wasted in their mistake. This sounds familiar..."
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