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Journal by prjt
A week or so ago I installed a customized XP on my computer, earlier this morning I got BSOD. No way too boot it up at all, it's a notebook so options are limited for me. I could chose to reformat and forget about every customization or I could try and solve this problem. I have googled all day but found nothing that would help. I could use a livecd, backup the content to an external drive and then reinstall XP. If I do, is it possible to retrieve the content from the back, including the setting
Privacy

+ - EU sues Sweden, demands ISP data retention-> 2

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Death Metal
Death Metal writes "The EU passed the Data Retention Directive years ago, a law that demands ISPs and search engines hold onto data long enough to help the cops (but not long enough to cause privacy problems). But Sweden never passed it into national law, and the European Commission has now sued the country to make sure a bill appears."
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Comment: I would... (Score 1) 1

by prjt (#27717783) Attached to: How far would you go to defend net neutrality?
I would move into a cave, stage a revolution and probably be captured, tortured and killed because I would be considered a terrorist. You could always try and run for office, get people aware and engaged. Everyone uses the internet. remind them of Windows 98 and 56k. It's like our civilization expands from dictatorships and tyranny into democratic countries and then right back to tyranny of some sort.
Announcements

+ - Pirate Bay P2P Trial Begins in Sweden

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An anonymous reader writes "The Pirate Bay's copyright infringement trial is now under way in Sweden, becoming one of the most watched P2P trials. The site is accused of helping users illegally downloaded movies, music, computer games, and more from its web site. If the site owners are convicted, they could spend two years in prison and a fine around $150,000. In addition, many of the leading companies in the motion picture industries are wanting an additional $14.3 million. The Pirate Bay is the world's largest source for BitTorrent trackers, while they do not host illegal content they do provide a means of finding such content. In May 2006 the company was raided by Swedish police who seized their servers and in January of last year the owners were charged with the copyright infringement."
The Internet

+ - Draconian Copyright Legislation For New Zealand-> 1

Submitted by internettoughguy
internettoughguy (1478741) writes "A new bill is soon to be passed into law that, basically requires ISP's to be legally responsible for the material their customers access. Under the bill copyright holders and ISP's will discuss infringements, and disconnect repeat offenders. No proof is needed, as copyright holders (MPA or RIA) assert this evidence is to difficult and costly to come by. This bill was originally put forward by New Zealand First, a (now defunct) right-wing political party, whose leader has already been to court facing charges of accepting money (above and beyond what a political party is allowed in New Zealand) from multi-billionaire Owen Glen. Could he have also accepted a bribe from RIA or even its big daddy RIAA? The bill is totally left-field for NZ first, whose policies mostly center around tightening immigration laws or raising pensions for the elderly."
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Security

Feds Tighten DNS Security On .Gov 140

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the totally-safe-we-promise dept.
alphadogg writes "When you file your taxes online, you want to be sure that the Web site you visit — www.irs.gov — is operated by the Internal Revenue Service and not a scam artist. By the end of next year, you can be confident that every U.S. government Web page is being served up by the appropriate agency. That's because the feds have launched the largest-ever rollout of a new authentication mechanism for the Internet's DNS. All federal agencies are deploying DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on the .gov top-level domain, and some expect that once that rollout is complete, banks and other businesses might be encouraged to follow suit for their sites. DNSSEC prevents hackers from hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites. The Internet standard prevents spoofing attacks by allowing Web sites to verify their domain names and corresponding IP addresses using digital signatures and public-key encryption."
The Internet

Comcast Discontinues Customers' USENET Service 327

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the only-a-matter-of-time dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Comcast has discontinued its provided usenet service, once provided to all its high speed customers. First with the cap put on its customers several years ago on amount of traffic provided as part of the customer high-speed package, as of September 16, the service is no longer provided. Without fanfare, this bastion of the internet is being removed from the mainstream."

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