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+ - Chinese Industry Produces Contaminated Food

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reporter writes "Investigative reporters at the "International Herald Tribune" have just discovered that China has an entire industry devoted to directly or indirectly adding contaminants to food destined for human consumption. According to their report, "In recent years, for instance, China's food safety scandals have involved everything from fake baby milk formulas and soy sauce made from human hair, to instances where cuttlefish were soaked in calligraphy ink to improve their color and eels were fed contraceptive pills to make them grow long and slim . [...] for years melamine has been quietly mixed into Chinese animal feed and then sold to unsuspecting farmers as protein-rich pig, poultry and fish feed.""

+ - PHP Security - Soft Hyphen Exploit

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An anonymous reader writes "This hack can be used to make two different pieces of text absolutely indistinguishable to humans. Well this isn't actually a "security" threat, it's a threat to trust. Though the names look different to php, they look absolutely the same to the end user. And with a little trouble, a lot of pranksters can make use of this. End result, you can use any exiting members name on forums, etc. And this is just the beginning. this is achieved by using invisible soft hyphens that are not displayed by browsers, while there's no real security danger, it's a threat to digital trust everywhere."

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