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OS X

+ - Apple issues Trojan removal tool->

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mutube writes "Apple has released a fresh Java update that it says removes the Flashback Trojan on infected computers. The malware installs itself if a user visits a malicious website, exposing the computer to control by hackers. The update's release comes two days after Apple said it was tackling the issue, and a week after an anti-virus firm warned 600,000 Macs were infected. Kaspersky, has recalled its own Trojan-removal tool after it affected some user settings."
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Twitter

+ - British tourists banned from USA for single tweet-> 1

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mutube writes "Tourists visiting the USA have may want to watch what they say, after two British tourists were refused entry on security grounds following a single tweet:

Before his trip, Leigh Van Bryan wrote that he was going to "destroy America". He insisted he was referring to simply having a good time — but was sent home. Trade association Abta told the BBC that the case highlighted that holidaymakers should never do anything to raise "concern or suspicion in any way". The US Department for Homeland Security picked up Mr Bryan's messages ahead of his holiday in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old bar manager wrote a message to a friend on the micro-blogging service, saying: "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America." "The Homeland Security agents were treating me like some kind of terrorist," Mr Bryan said. "I kept saying they had got the wrong meaning from my tweet."

In case the intended meaning is lost in translation, he was talking about having a lot to drink."
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United Kingdom

+ - Climate unit releases virtually all remaining data->

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mutube writes "The BBC is reporting that the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, target of "ClimateGate", has released nearly all its remaining data on temperature measurements following a freedom of information bid.

Most temperature data was already available, but critics of climate science want everything public. Following the latest release, raw data from virtually all of the world's 5,000-plus weather stations is freely available.

Release of this dataset required The Met Office to secure approval from more than 1,500 weather stations around the world. The article notes that while Trinidad and Tobago refused permission but the Information Commissioner ruled that public interest in disclosure outweighed those considerations."

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Software

+ - Bruce Perens Aims for OSI Executive-> 1

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mutube writes "Open Source advocate Bruce Perens began petititioning for support in election to the OSI Executive Board. As a self-electing board, demonstrable community support is needed to attain a seat. Perens is standing on a platform of reducing over-representation of vendors to help balance leadership to developers who are traditionally elsewhere. He argues that this will help reassert the importance of developers in the Open Source world and ensure their ongoing rights to the direction of both their code and the concept itself.

In his petition notice, Bruce suggests that recent Open Source involvement by Microsoft could lead to them being offered a place on the board. With a background fighting SCO and Novell-Microsoft patent agreements, is Bruce the best man to take them on? Who else would you want on your side?"

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