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Submission + - Google execs convicted in YouTube bullying case (

gingerkazza writes: Three Google executives have been found guilty and sentenced to six months (suspended) after Italian judge finds them guilty of privacy violations after video of a teenager with Down's Syndrome being bullied was published on YouTube. The implications of this case are huge, assuming that Google does not get the ruling overturned on appeal. Could it even be the end of YouTube in Italy?

Submission + - Introducing the Linux OAPC (Old Age Personal Compu (

gingerkazza writes: What do you get if you combine a computer company with a group of Vegans and someone who used to present a popular children's TV show? The less than obvious answer is a Linux computer designed especially for old people.

Submission + - Can a Cosmic iPhone bring order to your life? (

gingerkazza writes: "It has long been affectionately known as the Jesus Phone because of the almost religious following it receives, but can the iPhone really harness the power of the Cosmos to help organise your life? Ah, the penny drops: I've bought a Cosmic ToDo list with pink and blue stars, twinkly sound effects and a video of TV presenter Noel Edmonds. Bum!"
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Submission + - The Lost and Damned = Lost Money and Froze Solid (

gingerkazza writes: Looks like the most popular download ever on the Xbox is not so popular with everyone. It seems that The Lost and Damned is freezing on a significant number of players, taking mission progress with it. Rockstar games is saying nothing, Microsoft is not refunding money. Methinks we have a shitstorm about to unload here.

Submission + - Government online visa application security breach

An anonymous reader writes: Online Visa applications are being suspended around the world following this bloggers investigation into the web based system which reveals any application could be viewed just by changing part of the URL. It was the lead story on Channel 4 News in the UK last night, and it looks like governments around the world will have some questions to answer after it was also revealed the breach had first been reported a year ago!!!

Submission + - India: US Visa Application Database vulnerability

Krish writes: Daniweb reports that the the US visa application database in India has a very serious vulnerability. It is very easy to get the applicant information from the database. It appears the company to which the process was outsourced were slacking in security.

Submission + - Exposed: Indian visa application data accessible t

jenwren1010 writes: " A DaniWeb investigation uncovers huge gaping hole in website security of company that provides official visa application services for Indian citizens wishing to enter the US and UK. By simply changing part of the URL it has been possible to access the complete personal data of anyone who has made an application, including passport numbers, names, address, employer, parental information, travel plans and so on. Worse, the company were first informed of the vulnerability, by a concerned Indian citizen, over a year ago and did nothing. Considering these people work on behalf of the government, and the terrorist implications of being able to access all that visa application data are obvious, it is incredible that such Mickey Mouse security was allowed to go unchecked for so long."

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