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Handhelds

Apple Removes Wi-Fi Finders From App Store 461

Posted by timothy
from the you've-been-very-very-naughty dept.
jasonbrown writes "Apple on Thursday began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it's not porn, it's Wi-Fi. Apple removed several Wi-Fi apps commonly referred to as stumblers, or apps that seek out available Wi-Fi networks near your location. According to a story on Cult of Mac, apps removed by Apple include WiFi-Where, WiFiFoFum, and yFy Network Finder."

Comment: Re:Well there's your problem! (Score 1) 186

by goodtim (#28571411) Attached to: iPhone Vulnerability Yields Root Access Via SMS
I don't have an iPhone, so I'm not sure if you can do this, but my Blackberry can send SMS's with embedded pictures/videos/sounds. Commonally called MMS. According to wikipedia, its an exension of the SMS standard. I would assume this is where the vulnerabilities lie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia_Messaging_Service
Censorship

+ - Mob rule over a number

Submitted by
gcnaddict
gcnaddict writes "After Jay tried to explain the reasoning behind removing the HDDVD Processing Key post (neglecting to mention their sponsorship by HDDVD), Diggers took the matter into their own hands, spamming and forcing the promotion of stories dealing with the HDDVD Processing Key. Currently, story submission is disabled in addition to the upcoming story queue being capped."
The Internet

+ - The downfall of digg summarized by numbers.

Submitted by
Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "There has been quite a bit of talk going on lately regarding the HDDVD code- Followed by C&D letters from HDDVD lawyers. For the most part, these are being ignored- However, Digg Has chosen to remove all story's containing the code, as well as banning any user who submits such a item. The community fought back, and now the entire homepage is being overrun by HDDVD story's and the site is failing. Is this the expected result from no moderation? Was this Doomed to happen? As of yet- Digg has no official response- However the damage already done is unspoken, with many users returning to age old sites such as slashdot and newcomers like reddit."
Censorship

+ - HD-DVD key censorship revolt at digg.com

Submitted by
earthforce_1
earthforce_1 writes "It looks like the founders at digg.com have received and complied with a takedown notice regarding the HD-DVD master keys, and blocking accounts of some users attempting to repost the keys. Subscribers have revolted en-masse and have reposted the keys in at least a dozen story threads and thousands of comments in countless ways. They also modded up all stories about the censored keys until at one point, every single front page story was about the HD-DVD keys! Until the original story was taken down, it was modded up over 15,000 times, an all time record.

This has been a totally unprecedented subscriber revolt against the website moderators, and at least one story thread suggests one of the founders had taken promotional money from the HD-DVD consortium."
Security

+ - Hard drive snafu has NBA star suing, fuming

Submitted by
coondoggie
coondoggie writes "All basketball player Bruce Bowen wanted was his hard drive fixed. What he got apparently is an invasion of privacy and a big mess. The Smoking Gun Website says the San Antonio Spurs forward hired a Texas company to fix but instead the repair company removed the machine's hard drive and sold the item — which contained confidential personal and financial information — to another customer. Bowen is now seeking over $2 million in damages from Computer Nerdz, the San Antonio company used to repair his Gateway computer. http://www.networkworld.com/community3/?q=node/147 53"
Linux Business

Dell to Sell Machines with Ubuntu Pre-Loaded 562

Posted by Zonk
from the a-decision-is-made dept.
kotj.mf writes "Cnet is reporting that Dell will shortly announce a partnership with Canonical to offer Ubuntu pre-loaded on certain consumer-oriented desktops and notebooks. The announcement comes after a groundswell of support for pre-installed Linux on Dell's IdeaStorm site. 'The company is starting its business by trying to appeal to users of desktop computers. From there, Canonical Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth has said, the company plans to head to the server market, where the real Linux bread and butter can be found. [Dell spokesman Kent] Cook wouldn't comment on whether Dell plans to offer Ubuntu on its servers as well.'."
United States

+ - SF fire proves official WTC collapse explanation?

Submitted by sn00ker
sn00ker (172521) writes "As was widely reported by numerous agencies, a petrol tanker crashed into a freeway bridge in San Francisco and the subsequent fire caused a section to collapse within 25 minutes.

One of the core tenets of WTC conspiracy theory is that a simple petroleum-products fire could not cause sufficient structural weakness to have caused the towers to collapse. However, this incident seems to prove otherwise. Another nail in the conspiracy coffin, or more grist for the mill?"
Networking

Why Are T1 Lines Still Expensive? 556

Posted by Cliff
from the unpredictable-market-forces dept.
badfrog asks: "Over the last 10 years, DSL and cable modem has upped its speed (although in some instances only slightly) and dropped its price. However, the price of a T1 has stayed almost exactly the same. If you had asked me 10 years ago, I would have predicted any geek that wanted to would have fiber or their own T1 line to the house by now. What is with this sad state of affairs that a 'business class' 1.544Mbit connection is hundreds of dollars more than a 6Mbit cable connection? Is it a legitimate case that a high upload rate should increase cost so significantly?"
Operating Systems

+ - DIM for Linux Clusters

Submitted by Adi Lane
Adi Lane (666) writes "Distributed Image Management (DIM) is a scalable image management tool that allows blades to run a Linux distribution over the network without a local disk; no modifications to the image are required. DIM allows for fast incremental maintenance of thousands of images in seconds. It also provides an XML file that describes the cluster network and naming taxonomy."
The Internet

Wikipedia Releases Offline CD 221

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the vandalize-to-your-hearts-content dept.
An anonymous reader writes "WikipediaOnDVD, with cooperation with the Wikipedia community, has released its first offline test version. The articles were selected by Wikipedians and reviewed for accuracy, vandalism, and importance. Nearly 2,000 core Wikipedia articles will be sold on compact disc to give people without a net connection access to highlights of the popular web resource. The CD can be purchased or downloaded online via their site or the torrent."
Microsoft

+ - Education Dept tangles with MS over Vista license

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A large government department in Australia is putting a gun to Microsoft's head. The New South Wales education department is delaying rollout of Vista Ultimate until Microsoft lets them install the OS on all clients at one go and not individually! With 160,000 PCs you can see why their IT boss is hopping mad! Redmond doesn't seem to want to play ball though which is probably why the IT boss has spilled his guts! If only they went with Linux..."

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