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+ - Israeli border police shoot U.S. student's laptop ->

Submitted by zerothink
zerothink (1682450) writes "American student Lily Sussman, 21, upon entry into Israel from Taba (Egypt,Sinai) caught Israeli border police in grumpy mood — after two hours of questions and searching throw her belongings they decided to put three bullets throw her laptop. Explanation? “I’m sorry but we had to blow up your laptop.“ See also Haaretz article."
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Emulation (Games)

Nintendo Upset Over Nokia Game Emulation Video 189

Posted by Soulskill
from the super-mario-takedown dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Nintendo is investigating potential copyright infringement by Nokia during some video demos of their N900 phone, which can be seen emulating Nintendo games. Nintendo spokesman Robert Saunders says: 'We take rigorous steps to protect our IP and our legal team will examine this to determine if any infringement has taken place.' In the video, Nokia says, 'Most publishers allow individual title usage, provided that the user is in possession of the original title.'"

+ - Chromium OS to block jailbreak

Submitted by zerothink
zerothink (1682450) writes "In video praising security innovations of new Chromium OS from Google shows unpleasant feature — they plan on firmware level allow to boot only cryptographically signed system versions. So yes, they gladly provide source code as required by open source licence used to build their brave new OS but no, they never allow you to buy their Chrome OS preinstalled device and run different or modified software. Therefore user who wants to run unsigned software finds himself on the same side of the security wall as trojans and rootkits."

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