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Submission + - Tool for automating registry forensics is released (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A new open source tool named Registry Decoder has just been released that automates the task of forensics analysis of registry hives. After receiving initial funding from the National Institute of Justice, the tool has had continued development from a private firm. The tool utilizes a number of commonly seen open source forensics libraries such as the Sleuthkit and reglookup.

Submission + - Who Runs the World? (planetsave.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Swiss economic researchers have analyzed the most powerful transational corporations and they find that a "super entity" of 147 corporations controls 40% of the corporations (in a network of >600,000 nodes!). Most of these are financial! Now we know who is really the boss on Planet Earth.

Submission + - Russia wants to close YouTube for piracy (torrentfreak.com)

ge7 writes: Recently leaked confidential diplomatic cable reveals Russia's growing interest to shut down copyright infringing websites. 'Russia'(TM)s Deputy Minister of Economic Development said that not only do U.S. sites continue to offer pirated Russian movies, but that YouTube and Google should be shut down for not respecting local laws'. U.S. government has previously attacked torrent and link sites hosted elsewhere in the world, extradited foreign nationals for piracy and provided training on how to shut down piracy websites. 'Voskresenskiy went on to state that, in his opinion, no country in the world is prepared to fight Internet piracy. He argued that all existing laws, including laws in the U.S., are antiquated and do not address new technological trends. As an example, [Voskresenskiy] stated that YouTube and Google (as YouTube'(TM)s owner) should be shut down because they do not conform to current Russian IPR laws. He admitted that this was not feasible, but continued to emphasize that these entities need to follow local laws, even if the laws are outdated,' the cable adds.

Comment Re:*Sigh of relief* (Score 1) 316

Hmm, time to ditch them for long distance. I know 'long distance' is old school to all the VOIP users, but I want 911 to work at my house. I have young kids and you never know when they'll have to call because I can't.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead