Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×
Power

Submission + - Monitor draws zero power in standby

fifthace writes: "A new range of Fujitsu Siemens monitors don't draw power during standby. The technology uses capacitors and relays to avoid drawing power when no video signal is present.

With political parties all over Europe calling for a ban on standby, this small development could end up as one of the most significant advances in recent times. The British Government estimates eight percent of all domestic electricity is consumed by devices in standby."
Censorship

Submission + - China rumbles, CBC quakes, Documentary Pulled->

An anonymous reader writes: Peter Worthington comments about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) deciding at the last minute to pull a documentary off the air after succumbing to pressure from the Chinese Government. Democracy at work: http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2007/11/08/4639637.php
Link to Original Source
Music

Submission + - Senators want Justice Department to sue P2P pirate->

blast3r writes: "News.com published a story that two senators, a Democrat and a Republican, introduced a bill on Wednesday that would unleash the world's largest law firm on Internet pirates. It would authorize the Justice Department to file civil lawsuits against people engaged in peer-to-peer copyright infringement — with the proceeds going to the company or person who owns the copyright."
Link to Original Source
Encryption

Submission + - Hushmail Gives Email Data to Feds->

oostevo writes: "According to Wired, Hushmail, who claim that "not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer" have given unencrypted email to investigators following a court order from a Canadian court in a steroid-related investigation.

In Hushmail's defense, however, it would seem that they were compelled to exploit a security vulnerability to steal user's passphrases and decrypt their mail. They also have been very frank in discussing the situation and their response [pdf link]."

Link to Original Source
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Eve-Online, Developers caught cheating again

(ars)lyme writes: Once again the developers of EVE online have been caught cheating to support their in game corporation Band of Brothers. Thousands of players have started to speak out on the www.eve-online.com forums only to have their threads locked, deleted, and then being banned from posting. Customer service for online games have never sank so low.. But is there anything anyone can do? http://goonfleet.com/open_letter_to_CCP.html
Google

Submission + - Google bans AdSense banners proximity to images

Photocritic writes: "The practice of placing images above or next to adsense banners has been around for a while — the idea is to trick visitors into thinking that the Googe Ads are clickable image captions. Unsuspecting visitors click on the ads, and the webmasters make money. Now, google has officially announced that the practice is unwanted. The article includes examples."
Microsoft

Submission + - Gates - Not a fan of DRM

TheNetAvenger writes: Even though MS has provided DRM mechanisms for Windows Media, as many have stated before, it is out of necessity for the content providers and not something MS or even Gates himself sees as a good thing according comments he made in a recent blog roundtable. http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/8136/53

Even Microsoft founder Bill Gates finds it easier to "just buy a CD and rip it" than grapple with the copyright protection used by online music stores.
...
Gates went on to say Digital Rights Management "causes too much pain for legitimate buyers" trying to distinguish between legal and illegal uses. He declined to elaborate on how Microsoft would address this.

Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

Working...