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Submission + - Amazon launches cloud music player (

An anonymous reader writes: Inc has launched an online service that would enable its customers to securely store music in the cloud and play it on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC, wherever they are. The online retailer's latest offerings comes ahead of rivals Apple and Google, which are reportedly working on developing similar systems.

Submission + - A Brief History of Ruckstock and how it was Killed (

gr3yh47 writes: "The Rustock botnet, responsible at its height for sending 30 billion spam e-mails a day, went silent last Wednesday. Its command and control servers, responsible for telling the millions of machines recruited into the network which spams to send, were taken offline. With the botnet now headless, the deluge of spam was halted.

Security researchers tracking spam production immediately noticed the drop in spam volume. But what they didn't know was why the botnet went silent. Rustock's spam output had declined before, only to bounce back. Was this latest drop a temporary hiatus as the botnet's operators prepared to unleash a new torrent of spam, or was it something more?"

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Submission + - Splinternet, or how we broke the good old Web (

StormDriver writes: "I don’t want to be that scruffy guy with “The end is nigh” sign and some really bad dental problems, but most industry analysts already noticed that global Internet is coming apart, changing into a cluster of smaller and more closed webs. They have even created a catchy name for this Web 3.0 – the Splinternet. How is it happening?"

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