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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

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
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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Censorship

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal 311

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the us-enhanced-interrogators-filled-with-glee dept.
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."

+ - 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 The problem is, the documentation is so out of date and inconsistent that it needs a complete rewrite.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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Power

Belgium To Give Up Nuclear Power 298

Posted by Soulskill
from the sorry-for-the-swear-word-in-the-headline dept.
AmiMoJo writes "Belgium's political parties have reached a conditional agreement to shut down the country's two remaining nuclear power stations. Older reactors will be decommissioned by 2015, with the final closures happening before 2025. The exit is conditional on alternatives being available. 'If it turns out we won't face shortages and prices would not skyrocket, we intend to stick to the nuclear exit law of 2003,' a spokeswoman for Belgium's energy and climate ministry said."
EU

EU Debates Installing a Black Box On Your Computer 459

Posted by samzenpus
from the all-the-better-to-track-you-with dept.
bs0d3 writes "EU MEP Tiziano Motti (Italy), wants everything you do online to be logged and saved, for the sake of the children. Like a black box installed on every computer. He proposes an early warning system of criminal activity, specifically whenever an image of sexually abused children is detected, an alarm, goes to the authorities to be able to see who uploaded it. Tiziano Motti was a politician who just over a year ago managed to get a majority of European Members of Parliament to support the proposal to expand the data storage directive to Google searches. The purpose was to protect children from pedophiles — the same excuse he is using now. His proposal involves a technology called Logbox. And just as with an aircraft's black box, Logbox is installed on computers, laptops, smartphones, and e-readers because yes, all that can be connected to the internet."
Software

Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs 1452

Posted by samzenpus
from the if-you-don't-have-anything-nice-to-say dept.
Garabito writes "Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, has posted his not-so-fond memories of Steve Jobs on his personal site, saying, 'As Chicago Mayor Harold Washington said of the corrupt former Mayor Daley, "I'm not glad he's dead, but I'm glad he's gone." Nobody deserves to have to die — not Jobs, not Mr. Bill, not even people guilty of bigger evils than theirs. But we all deserve the end of Jobs' malign influence on people's computing.' His statement has spurred reaction from the community; some even asking to the Free Software movement to find a new voice."

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.

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