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+ - Location stolen iPad insufficient evidence for Dutch authorities 1

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "A location message send from a stolen iPad by an anti-theft application, turns out to be insufficient evidence to issue a search warrant for the Dutch authorities. A Dutch man reported his iPad as stolen to the Dutch authorities last month. Despite the fact that the rightful owner was able to locate his iPad within hours of the theft, thanks to the anti-theft application he had installed, the Dutch authorities did not issue a warrant to perform a search. The app reported two possible addresses, indicating were the device could located. 'One of them is the residency of an elderly couple. For all we know, they could have bought the device on e-Bay. Furthermore, the police is requested to take action based solely on data retrieved by citizens. Should we really rely on such information ? According to the prosecutors, a search warrant is 'a very heavy measure, that invades the privacy of people. Something we do not take lightly. It should only be used when there is sufficient suspicion'. The theft report by the owner was viewed as 'subjective evidence' in the case.

Link to Orignal Story (Google translation)

Link to Ipad App:"

+ - Location stolen iPad insufficient for warrant for Dutch Authorities->

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "A location message send from a stolen iPad by an anti-theft application, turns out to be insufficient 'evidence' to issue a search warrant for the Dutch authorities. A Dutch man reported his iPad as stolen to the Dutch authorities last month. Despite the fact that the rightful owner was able to locate his iPad within hours of the theft, thanks to the anti-theft application he had installed, the Dutch authorities did not issue a warrant to perform a search. According to the prosecutors, a search warrant is 'a very heavy measure', that should only be used when there is 'sufficient suspicion'. The theft report by the owner was viewed as 'no objective evidence' in the case."
Link to Original Source

+ - Dutch Telecom KPN Phone Systems Hacked

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "Dutch Telecom company KPN-Telecom phone system had been hacked about a month ago. They didnt notify the authorities up about a week after discovering the break-in. The hack was made possible because the telecom didnt apply security updates, supposedly for years.The hackers had access to, and copied, about 16GB of private costumers data. According to the telecom, in theory the worst-case scenario would have been that thge hackers had been able to disable all telephone calls for all of it's customers: including the inability to call emergency service '211' (the equivalent of 911). What makes this interesting is the fact that all dutch telecoms are required by law to enable people to call emergency service '112' at all times.

Original story (In dutch)
http://nos.nl/artikel/339192-hoogste-alarmfase-na-hack-kpn.html

Google translation of dutch story:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnos.nl%2Fartikel%2F339192-hoogste-alarmfase-na-hack-kpn.html"
Games

+ - EA Stock Takes a Plunge After MoH Reviews

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "The Electronic Arts stock took a plunge of roughly 6% after the reviews for Medal of Honor were published yesterday. The stock was previously “inflated” the amount of hype that EA has been putting into the Medal of Honor series reboot, but none of that hype can make up for a mediocre game. While the game has received generally positive reviews across the boards, the scores don’t quite match up to the hype surrounding the game or our expectations.

Link to original source"
Movies

+ - Unions urging Actors not to work on Hobbit movie

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "Last we heard about The Hobbit, Guillermo Del Toro dropped out, Peter Jackson was unofficially directing and secretly auditioning actors, the movie had yet to be green-lit, and Ian McKellen was getting super-antsy about the whole thing and threatening not to play Gandalf. This shouldn't help the long-gestating movie happen any quicker: Actors guilds including SAG issued actual alerts yesterday against working on any of the Hobbit films, advising their members not to take parts in the non-union production, should they be offered them.
Link to Original Source"
Games

+ - Capcom: DLC is better than advertising

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "Downloadable content is a better way to promote games than expensive advertising campaigns, says Capcom after the success of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero on consoles recently. Seems that the publisher has only just realised that, while advertising costs money, publishers can actually make money from selling DLC.
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+ - Plants Near Chernobyl Adapt to Contaminated Soil

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "In April 1986, a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded and sent radioactive particles flying through the air, infiltrating the surrounding soil. Despite the colossal disaster, some plants in the area seem to have adapted well, flourishing in the contaminated soil.
Link to original source"

+ - Plants Near Chernobyl Adapt to Contaminated Soil

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "In April 1986, a nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded and sent radioactive particles flying through the air, infiltrating the surrounding soil. Despite the colossal disaster, some plants in the area seem to have adapted well, flourishing in the contaminated soil.
Link to original source"
Games

+ - THQ announces MSHS: Infinity Gauntlet

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "THQ has announced 'Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet', coming to PS3, 360, Wii and DS. The sequel to the 2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad game, The Infinity Gauntlet is based on season 2 of the Cartoon Network animated show, which has players fight against Doctor Doom's Lethal Legion and search for the six Infinity Stones

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+ - Bangladesh blocks Facebook over Mohammed cartoons 1

Submitted by lbalbalba
lbalbalba (526209) writes "Bangladesh has blocked access to Facebook after satirical images of the prophet Muhammad and the country's leaders were uploaded. One man has been arrested and charged with "spreading malice and insulting the country's leaders" with the images. Officials said the ban was temporary and access to the site would be restored once the images were removed. It comes after Pakistan invoked a similar ban over "blasphemous content".
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