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+ - Anheuser Busch has USDA changing 'Organic'->

Submitted by
paulevans
paulevans writes "Anheuser Busch, Wal-Mart and other for-profit corporations have seeked and are getting a definition change on '95% Organic'. Such a change would allow for Anheuser Busch to "sell its 'Organic Wild Hops Beer' without using any organic hops at all".

Other changes would allow "sausages, brats, and breakfast links labeled as "USDA Organic" '..' to contain intestines from factory farmed animals raised on chemically grown feed, synthetic hormones, and antibiotics."

It is amazing how powerful the almighty dollar really is."

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The Courts

+ - RIAA Sued for Malicious Prosecution

Submitted by
NewYorkCountryLawyer
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes "Tanya Andersen, the disabled single mother in Oregon who had been defending herself against baseless copyright infringement allegations by the RIAA for almost two years, until the RIAA finally dropped its case against her, has filed a lawsuit for malicious prosecution, Andersen v. Atlantic. Included as defendants in the complaint (pdf), in addition to the record companies, are the RIAA itself, Safenet (which owns MediaSentry), and Settlement Support Center LLC."
Microsoft

Microsoft Vista, IE7 Banned By U.S. DOT 410

Posted by Zonk
from the that-is-a-serious-buzz-harsher dept.
An anonymous reader writes "According to a memo being reported on by Information week, the US Department of Transportation has issued a moratorium on upgrading Microsoft products. Concerns over costs and compatability issues has lead the federal agency to prevent upgrades from XP to Vista, as well as to stop users from moving to IE 7 and Office 2007. As the article says, 'In a memo to his staff, DOT chief information officer Daniel Mintz says he has placed "an indefinite moratorium" on the upgrades as "there appears to be no compelling technical or business case for upgrading to these new Microsoft software products. Furthermore, there appears to be specific reasons not to upgrade."'"
Mozilla

+ - .S.-CERT Warns Of Rogue Code For Firefox Flaw

Submitted by Anonymous
Anonymous (666) writes "The U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued a warning on Wednesday that a proof-of-concept code is circulating in the wild that could be vulnerability in Mozilla's Firefox browser.

The memory corruption vulnerability in Mozilla's flagship, open-source browser exists due to a flaw in the way Firefox handles freed data structures modified in the onUnload event handler, according to a U.S.-CERT advisory. That flaw can cause a memory corruption error.

Firefox, another U.S.-CERT advisory warns, does not properly handle JavaScript "onUnload" events. This vulnerability may lead to memory corruption that could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Mozilla's security update, which was released last week, does fix the memory corruption issue, though the company had not made that public initially.

From: http://news.yahoo.com/s/cmp/20070301/tc_cmp/197700 268;_ylt=AhB9mAeiTtl9XNYqRcNXjE8jtBAF"
GNUStep

+ - USD $1000 bounty for porting WebKit to GNUstep

Submitted by
Yen-Ju Chen
Yen-Ju Chen writes "Jesse Ross said:

I would like to start a bounty for the port of WebKit to GNUstep. In order to receive the bounty, the following requirements must be met: — The port should use the latest code (as of 2006.02.28) from the WebKit Subversion repository as located at http://webkit.org/ — All patches must be submitted back to the original codebase. We would like to avoid a fork by getting GNUstep support in WebKit proper. — Along with the port of WebKit itself, the potential bounty recipient must also include a GORM palette for embedding web views in GNUstep applications. Upon completion of the above items and a code review by selected third-party developers, the bounty will be disbursed within 60 days after code delivery. The amount of the bounty is $500 USD — if others would like to offset some of my personal cost, or contribute to the bounty, please contact me and I will coordinate the transactions.
and Peter Cooper followed

It's going to be a non-trivial activity, so I've offered to match his $500. I'm in favour of having some sensible sunset clause on the bounty, but I'll leave that to Jesse to think about.
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