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+ - Hackers can easily steal credit card info from used Xbox consoles->

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye (2330148) writes "Using nothing more than a few common tools, hackers can reportedly recover credit card numbers and other personal information from used Xbox 360 consoles even after they have been restored to factory settings. Researchers at Drexel University say they have successfully recovered sensitive personal data from a used Xbox console, and they claim Microsoft is doing a disservice to users by not taking precautions to secure their data. ”Microsoft does a great job of protecting their proprietary information,” researcher Ashley Podhradsky said..."
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+ - SPAM: Suudi Arabistan Parsiyel

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An anonymous reader writes "SAYGINLAR, kaliteyi hedeflemi müYterilerine daha iyi hizmet verebilmek amacyla, yapmY olduu teknolojik yatrmlar, teknolojiyi benimsemi ekipmanlar ve uzman kadrolaryla daha ekonomik, daha hzl ve esnek operasyon kabiliyetiyle, istenilen zamanda ve yerde koulsuz müYteri memnuniyetini sürdürmektedir."
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+ - Ask Slashdot: Best Help Authoring Tool for a small->

Submitted by neokushan
neokushan (932374) writes "The Company I work for has recently, at my behest, decided it was time to update the documentation for their software. The problem is, the documentation is so out of date and inconsistent that it needs a complete rewrite. Ideally, we could do with a Help Authoring Tool, but the company isn't large enough to justify the spend on something like Adobe RoboHelp. Sadly, FOSS solutions are extremely lacking. What does everyone else use? Are there any cheap, or better yet, free HATs out there worth using? How do they compare to the likes of Robohelp?"
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Censorship

+ - WikiLeaks' Assange Loses Extradition Appeal->

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judgecorp
judgecorp writes "Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has lost his appeal in the British High Court against extradition to Sweden on charges of rape. His team has 14 days to appeal to the Supreme Court — but would have to show a "wider issue of public importance" to justify such an appeal. Meanwhile, WikiLeaks has suspended publication because it says a "banking blockade" has cut off its sources of funding"
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Comment: Re:Bush led in pre-election polls in Ohio (Score 5, Insightful) 504

by rockclimber (#36882410) Attached to: Court Filing On How 2004 Ohio Election Hacked
But Thats the Problem with election Machines, or E-Voting.
You can't know. You can't Recount. You don't know the source. YOU CAN NOT VERYFY.
This is why e-voting undermines the base of democracy.
What we need is a competition for voting macines, like for encryption http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard. To declare an open standard after the worlds brightest securtiy people tried 4-8 years to break it.
Oh, and Voting over the Internet or by text messaging? I can think of so many things that can go wrong that it should be illegal.
Crime

Justice Not As Blind As Previously Thought 256

Posted by samzenpus
from the too-pretty-for-jail dept.
NotSoHeavyD3 writes "I doubt this is much of a surprise but apparently Cornell University did a study that seems to show you're more likely to get convicted if you're ugly. From the article: 'According to a Cornell University study, unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted than good-looking ones. And the unattractive also get slapped with harsher sentences — an average of 22 months longer in prison.'"
The Courts

Writer Peter Watts Sentenced; No Jail Time 299

Posted by timothy
from the new-spirit-of-openness dept.
shadowbearer writes "SF writer Peter Watts, a Canadian citizen, whose story we have read about before in these pages, was sentenced three days ago in a Port Huron, MI court. There's not a lot of detail in the story, and although he is still being treated like a terrorist (cannot enter or pass through the US, DNA samples) he was not ordered to do any time in jail, was freed, and has returned home to his family. The judge in the case was, I believe, as sympathetic as the legal system would allow him to be."
Science

+ - Man w/ Rare Blood Antibody Saves Over 2Mil Babies->

Submitted by gamebittk
gamebittk (1680812) writes "James Harrison, 74, has an antibody in his plasma that stops babies dying from Rhesus disease, a form of severe anaemia. He has donated 984 times since he was 18 years old, saving an estimated 2.2 million babies so far. He made a pledge to be a donor aged 14 after undergoing major chest surgery in which he needed 13 litres of blood."
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