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Submission + - Save yourself in a Time Capsule (lovetimecapsule.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Inspired by the MillionDollarHomepage idea, another student created a time capsule website where loved ones, families and friends can store their memories and life experiences forever in the cyberspace to raise money for tuition.
Google

Submission + - Google Checkout TOS Friday Massacre 1

cmkeane writes: Google has changed its payout schedule for checkout sellers. If a seller account is linked to the android marketplace, then payouts now will be on a 15 day delay for the month following the payment, rather than on a 2 business-day continuous schedule. This appears to apply even if you don't sell anything on the marketplace. And to add insult, they emailed notice on February 11 for a change effective February 6.

For a non-profit like I work for, we used google checkout to handle our credit card transactions because the cost of PCI compliance, etc, we needed to offload it. And we can't afford to ship physical goods with google holding on to the cash for up to 45 days, So off to evaluate the other competitors in this arena. What are others' thoughts on similar services provided by paypal, amazon, etc?

Not to mention their link in the email to:
https://checkout.google.com/sell/support/ is coming up as a page not found, Way to stay classy.
Idle

Submission + - 400 Wolves Besiege Remote Russian Village 2

Hugh Pickens writes writes: The Daily Mail reports that a 'super pack' of 400 wolves has been terrifying the remote town of Verkhoyansk (population 1,300) in Northern Russia leaving more than 30 horses dead in just four days as twenty four teams of hunters have been put together with a bounty of $335 for every wolf skin brought to officials. "To protect the town we are creating 24 teams of armed hunters, who will patrol the neighbourhood on snowmobiles and set wolf traps" says district official Stepan Rozhin. "'But we need more people. Once the daylight increases, the hunters will start shooting predators from helicopters." Dr Valerius Geist, a wildlife behaviour expert, says the harsh Siberian winter — where temperatures plummet to minus 49C — is the problem with the cold killing off the animal's usual prey. "Wolves are very careful to choose the most nutritious food source easiest obtained without danger — which in this case happens to be horses," opines Geist. "They will start tackling dangerous prey when they run out of non-dangerous prey."
Australia

Submission + - Aussie banks expose millions of credit cards (zdnet.com.au) 1

mask.of.sanity writes: Australia's biggest banks are posting credit card numbers in clear view on mailed customer statements in a direct violation of credit card security regulations.

Placing numbers where any mail thief could grab them is a fundamental breach of the regulations and places the financial accounts of potentially millions of Australians at risk.

The credit issuers like Mastercard, American Express and Visa have said the breach has been known for years but the banks have simply ignored it.

It comes as the Australian Government plans to tighten the screws on security arrangements for credit cards.

Privacy

Submission + - ACLU's Mobile Privacy Developer Challenge (develop4privacy.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Privacy groups announced a mobile privacy developer challenge today. The competition, Develop for Privacy, challenges mobile app developers to create tools that help ordinary mobile device users understand and protect their privacy. Its sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California, the ACLU of Washington, and the Tor Project, with the assistance of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner's Office. Submission deadline is May 31, 2011. The winner will be announced in August 2011 at an event in Las Vegas, coinciding with the DEFCON and Black Hat security conferences.
Networking

Submission + - If you think you can ignore IPv6, think again. (securityweek.com)

wiredmikey writes: It’s official. The IANA(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) this week allocated the last IP address blocks from the global IPv4 central address pool.

While the last IPv4 addresses have been allocated, it’s expected to take several months for regional registries to consume all their remaining regional IPv4 address pool.

The IPv6 Forum, a group with the mission to educate and promote the new protocol, says that enabling IPv6 in all ICT environment is not the end game, but is now a critical requirement for continuity in all Internet business and services going forward.

Experts believe that the move to IPv6 should be a board-level risk management concern, equivalent to the Y2K problem or Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. During the late 1990s, technology companies worldwide scoured their source code for places where critical algorithms assumed a two-digit date. This seemingly trivial software development issue was of global concern, so many companies made Y2K compliance a strategic initiative. The transition to IPv6 is of similar importance.

If you think you can ignore IPv6, think again.

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