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+ - Can anyone help secure/refine this new free softwa->

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xXunderdogXx writes "I was wondering if slashdot would be interested in this experimental web application I have been working on. It merges concepts from wikis, link aggregators, feed readers, multiplayer games, and operating systems. It is a free, open source content management system that can be easily customized. It works in nearly every browser, uses jQuery, is object-oriented, and standards compliant. It still needs securing and fine tuning, so I am asking for bug-spotting and help with refinement. I think it would make a healthy addition to the web ecosystem."
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+ - No passport for Britons refusing mass-surveillance

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UpnAtom writes "From the And you thought Sweden was bad dept:

People who refuse to give up their bank records, tax records & details of any benefits they've claimed and the records of their car movements for the last year, or refuse to submit to an interrogation on whether they are the same person that this mountain of data belongs to will be denied passports from March 26th.

The Blair Govt has already admitted that this and other data will be cross-linked so that the Home Office and other officials can spy on the everyday lives of innocent Britons.

Britons were already the most spied upon nation in Western Europe. Data-mining through this unprecedented level of mass-surveillance allows any future British govt to leapfrog even countries like China and North Korea."

"Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich." -- "Ali Baba Bunny" [1957, Chuck Jones]