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+ - Open Source Collabtive takes on Basecamp->

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philipp-de
philipp-de writes "Open Source project collaboration Tool Collabtive has released Version 0.4.6, adding Basecamp import functionality. The much hyped Basecamp collaboration Service allows users to export all their data to a XML file. These files can now be imported to Collabtive, offering a viable alternative for people trying to move from proprietary Basecamp. Collabtive takes on Basecamp to create an Open Source alternative in the collaboration space. The project has been started just 5 months ago, and was downloaded more than 10000 times since."
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Security

+ - CIA admits cyberattacks blacked out cities

Submitted by Stony Stevenson
Stony Stevenson (954022) writes "The CIA has admitted that cyberattacks have caused at least one power outage affecting multiple cities outside the United States. Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, said that CIA senior analyst Tom Donahue confirmed that online attackers had caused at least one blackout. The disclosure was made at a New Orleans security conference Friday attended by international government officials, engineers, and security managers from North American energy companies and utilities. Paller said that Donahue presented him with a written statement that read, "We have information, from multiple regions outside the United States, of cyber intrusions into utilities, followed by extortion demands. We suspect, but cannot confirm, that some of these attackers had the benefit of inside knowledge. We have information that cyberattacks have been used to disrupt power equipment in several regions outside the United States. In at least one case, the disruption caused a power outage affecting multiple cities. We do not know who executed these attacks or why, but all involved intrusions through the Internet.""
Classic Games (Games)

+ - Chess Champion Bobby Fischer Dies->

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_14k4
_14k4 writes "From CNN: Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has died aged 64. Bobby Fischer became an increasingly anti-establishment figure after ending his chess career. Spokesman Gardar Sverrisson said Fischer passed away in a Reykjavik hospital on Thursday. There was no immediate word on cause of death. (wikipedia mentions kidney failure)"
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