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United States

+ - Many Americans see little point to Web?

Submitted by linuxmop
linuxmop (37039) writes "Almost one third of households in the U.S. lack Internet access and are not planning to get it, according to a recent survey. The interesting part? It's largely not because they can't get it in their area (3%) or because they can't afford it (22%), but because they're just not interested (44%). Maybe America isn't lagging in broadband for the reasons we thought?"
The Courts

+ - Sweden to make Denial of Service attacks illegal

Submitted by paulraps
paulraps (1007407) writes "Sweden is to pass legislation making Denial of Service attacks illegal. The offence will carry a maximum jail term of two years, and is thought to be a direct response to the attack which crashed the Swedish police's web site last summer. Nobody was charged for that, but the fact that it came shortly after a raid on the Pirate Bay's servers was thought by many to be not entirely coincidental. Sweden's move follows the UK, which is even tougher on web attackers — there the sentence can be over five years in prison."
Programming

+ - Deputy: Type and Memory Safety for C Programs

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Deputy is a C compiler built by researchers at UC Berkeley that uses simple programmer-supplied annotations to catch type and memory errors such as buffer overflows and misuse of union types. For example, if you write a function that takes a buffer and its length as arguments, you can annotate the buffer's type to indicate that its length is stored in the second argument. Using these annotations, Deputy will either verify accesses to this buffer at compile time or insert the required run-time checks. Deputy has already been used on several Linux device drivers and has a corresponding recovery system for Linux called SafeDrive."

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