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+ - RIAA gets some Class...Action Lawsuit->

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Tech.Luver
Tech.Luver writes "theRegister reports, ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/17/riaa_ander son_class_action_lawsuit/ ) " The RIAA has been slapped by a class action lawsuit, filed by Tanya Anderson, a single mom from Oregon who claims the organization's goons impersonated her 10-year-old daughter's grandmother over the phone to extract evidence. Charges filed against the RIAA include ? deep breath now ? counts of negligence, fraud and misrepresentation, racketeering and corruption, abuse of the legal process, malicious prosecution, outrage and intention to inflict emotional distress, computer fraud and abuse, trespass, invasion of privacy, libel and slander, deceptive business practices, misuse of copyright laws, and civil conspiracy. ""
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Announcements

+ - A Greener Apple

Submitted by enkrateias
enkrateias (982198) writes "Steve Jobs released a detailed announcement explaining Apple's environmental policies and plans for the future, addressing the fact that recent environmental reports have placed them in a bad light. Now that they have clarified what they have done, and what they plan to do, it definitely looks like our beloved Apple is once again leading the way!"
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+ - IBM Asks Court to Declare Linux Non-Infringing

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A Cyclic Graph
A Cyclic Graph writes "We finally have a redacted version of IBM's Reply Memorandum in Support of Summary Judgment on Counterclaim 10 in SCO v. IBM. In short, IBM is asking the Court to declare that Linux doesn't infringe upon any of SCO's purported intellectual property. This document is the last word on that matter until the Court either declares there to be no doubt that Linux is free of infringement, or decides that that issue has to be decided by the jury. In their brief, IBM points out that SCO puts forth a convoluted set of non-answers referencing each other to disguise it's inability to answer IBM. Their set of cross-references is so complex that Groklaw readers graphed the claims to make what little sense of them they could."
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+ - Woman grows nipple on foot

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VonGorfter
VonGorfter writes "A 22-year-old woman sought medical care for a lesion in the plantar region of her left foot, a well-formed nipple surrounded by areola and hair. Microscopic examination of the dermis showed hair follicles, eccrine glands, and sebaceous glands. Fat tissue was noted at the base of the lesion. Clinical and histopathologic findings were consistent with the diagnosis of supernumerary breast tissue, also known as pseudomamma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of supernumerary breast tissue on the foot. http://www.healthrelatedinfos.com/2007/03/19/woman -grows-nipple-on-foot.html"
Security

+ - Xbox 360 Hypervisor Privilege Escalation

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An anonymous reader writes "We have discovered a vulnerability in the Xbox 360 hypervisor that allows privilege escalation into hypervisor mode. Together with a method to inject data into non-privileged memory areas, this vulnerability allows an attacker with physical access to an Xbox 360 to run arbitrary code such as alternative operating systems with full privileges and full hardware access."
Education

+ - High Tech School shut down

Submitted by fermion
fermion (181285) writes "In the continuing story of corporations attempting to reform education, High Tech High in Redwood City has been shut down two years into a five year project, leaving bewildered parent and students behind. I guess this shows that educating the masses is not as simple as running a corporation. The threat of layoff cannot be used to bring unmotivated kids into line. The pipe dream of stock options cannot be used in place of genuine concern for the child. And the scores on standardized test cannot be fabricated as easily as the numbers in an SEC filing. As much as the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation wants to do good, they and others in the corporate world must discover that educating the populous is not a activity that will bend toward the standard corporate buzz words."

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