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Submission + - Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops (theatlanticwire.com)

n1ywb writes: Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling?

Submission + - Chinese hackers steal top US weapons designs (washingtonpost.com)

n1ywb writes: Chinese hackers have gained access to the designs of many of the nation's most sensitive advanced weapons systems, according to report prepared for the Defense Department and government and defense industry officials,The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

The compromised weapons designs include, among others, advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Submission + - George "geohot" Hotz arrested for Posession of Marijuana (tgdaily.com)

n1ywb writes: Goerge "geohot" Hotz, famous for being the first to jailbrake and iPhone and for his spat with Sony over PS3 jailbraking, was busted for posession of a small amount of marijuana at a US Border Patrol checkpoint in Texas on his way to SXSW. The shakedown goes like this; drug dogs are run around vehicles; when they sign, DHS searches the car and finds the contraband; DHS then turns evidence and suspects over to the local sherrif. Willie Nelson, actor Armie Hammer (who played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network), and Snoop Dogg have all gotten in trouble at the same checkpoint under similar circumstances.

Submission + - What happens when Google+ cuts you off? (cnet.com)

n1ywb writes: "On Friday, Google tangled with the wrong Google+ user with an unusual name: Violet Blue.

Blue is a high-profile writer--at least in sex and technology blogging circles--who's even given two talks at Google. And she detailed her weekend-long Google+ ordeal at our sister ZDNet site today. She kept her account once she proved she really is Violet Blue, but Google lost an ally for some of its services when she found she was "guilty until proven innocent.""


Submission + - KDE-4 to be in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 Hardy After All (kubuntu.org)

n1ywb writes: "Previously it was reported on /. that there would be no KDE-4 support in Ubuntu/Kubunty 8.10 (Hardy Heron). It seems that these rumors were greatly exaggerated and that KDE-4 will be available in Hardy after all. The blueprint is on launchpad, and the Alpha 6 CDs are available for download. Quote from the blueprint:

Rationale: KDE 4 rocks, we should support it.
No word on how official the support is exactly, but it's there."

In practice, failures in system development, like unemployment in Russia, happens a lot despite official propaganda to the contrary. -- Paul Licker