whatajoke writes: Hari Prasad, a security researcher in India who had demostrated the vulnerability of Electronic voting machines (EVM) used in all elections in India, was arrested by the Police on charges of stealing an electronic voting machine. The election commission of India has maintained that EVM are non hackeable. The election commission had previously provided access to the device to the security researchers for a day and asked for a hack in only that time.
whatajoke writes: After the community shakedown (or not) of digg's power users, reddit.com seems to be going through the same phase right now. A "power" user nicked saydrah has been outed in this post as a social marketer and spam link promoter. Reposts on reddit.com's front page, as well as in subtopics have people debating how to go forward from here. Some have proposed preventing moderators from getting karma within their subreddits, while many others are calling for an ban on the offending power users. It will be interesting to see how reddit.com handles this compared to digg.com
whatajoke writes: The government of Denmark unveiled official research showing that two-year-old children are at risk from a bewildering array of gender-bending chemicals in such everyday items as waterproof clothes, rubber boots, bed linen, food, nappies, sunscreen lotion and moisturising cream. A picture is emerging of ubiquitous chemical contamination driving down sperm counts and feminising male children all over the developed world. And anti-pollution measures and regulations are falling far short of getting to grips with it.
WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund), which commissioned the older research, warned that the chemicals were so widespread that 'there is very little, if anything, individuals can do to prevent contamination of themselves and their families.'
whatajoke writes: Filmmaker Hanna Sköld has debuted her first feature film Nasty old people on The Pirate Bay. Hanna Sköld initially took out a 10,000 Euros loan to make the movie, and has collected 1500 Euros in online donations already. With 16000+ downloads, the torrent is still going strong, and the downloaders have contributed subtitles in French, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.