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Submission + - Romney Campain Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site (yahoo.com)

stevegee58 writes: The Mitt Romney presidential campain accidentally launched a transition web site the day after the election. Sporting a "President Elect" seal and a catchy new tagline ("Smaller, Simpler, Smarter") , the site was up briefly before the gaffe was discovered and the site taken down.

Fortunately an alert blogger, Taegan Goddard, found the errant site and published some screen shots.

Ubuntu

Submission + - Ubuntu now available on the Nexus 7 (benjaminkerensa.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Ubuntu for the Nexus 7 was released today and Ubuntu Member Benjamin Kerensa has provided photos and video of it in action
Facebook

Submission + - Feds arrest Paul Ceglia for trying to defraud Facebook and Zuckerberg (forbes.com)

McGruber writes: Federal agents arrested Paul Ceglia (http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2012/10/26/feds-charge-paul-ceglia-of-trying-to-bilk-facebook-and-mark-zuckerberg/) this morning. Ceglias has been charged with attempting to defraud Zuckerberg and Facebook in a multi-billion dollar scheme.

Ceglia's bogus lawsuit, in which he claimed to have once been promised a 50% stake in Facebook, has been the topic of several past slashdot stories (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/11/2248211/paul-ceglia-fined-5000-in-facebook-case) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/07/2041200/facebook-we-have-proof-ceglias-contract-is-fake) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/03/1229257/man-claiming-half-of-facebook-suffers-setbacks) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/04/12/2210203/ceglia-sues-for-50-facebook-old-emails-as-evidence) and (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/07/21/2218257/facebook-wants-ownership-case-thrown-out)

Android

Submission + - HTC's deep, deep dysfunction —HTC is losing ground faster than RIM (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: How bad is HTC’s current tailspin? So bad it makes Nokia look like a growth company. HTC’s handset volume declined by -43% in the autumn quarter vs. Nokia’s -23% volume decline. This is very interesting because HTC is using Android, the world’s most popular smartphone OS that is powering 40% annualized growth among its vendors. Nokia is limping along with an unholy mix of the obsolete Symbian platform, the moribund S40 feature phone platform and a niche OS called Windows Phone...

Comment Re:Alienating your user base (Score 2, Interesting) 187

Shuttleworth also in that same blog post in the comments said Canonical had a privacy policy covering the lens.... I was the person who made it clear they did not and they just now added a disclaimer which really does not tell us what will happen to the data like a full privacy policy would.
Privacy

Submission + - Stallman on Unity: Canonical will have to hand over users' data to governments (benjaminkerensa.com)

Giorgio Maone writes: "Ubuntu developer and fellow mozillian Benjamin Kerensa chatted with various people about the new Amazon Product Results in the Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Dash. Among them, Richard Stallman told him that this feature is bad because: 1. "If Canonical gets this data, it will be forced to hand it over to various governments."; 2. Amazon is bad. Concerned people can disable remote data retrieval for any lens and scopes or, more surgically, use sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-shopping."
The Internet

Submission + - ICANN To Replace 'Digital Archery' Program With Raffle (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: "As Slashdot readers will recall, ICANN has been struggling to find a way to decide which applications to evaluate first. At the end of June, ICANN announced it had abandoned plans to use the Digital Archery contest. Then at the end of July, ICANN said it would process all applications simultaneously. Now there's a new plan in the works: an old-fashioned, manual raffle with tickets costing $100. There's just one catch, though, California law prohibits unlicensed lotteries."
Privacy

Submission + - Blogger and Privacy International Say Ubuntu Amazon Ads Break EU Law (omgubuntu.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: At least one blogger and Privacy International say new Amazon Ads in Ubuntu likely violated EU Data Protection laws. Many users have pointed out the clear privacy concerns while Canonical Community Manager Jono Bacon has mostly downplayed those fears.
HP

Submission + - Lenovo Passes HP as Worlds Top PC Maker... or Does It? (pctechtalk.com)

An anonymous reader writes: According to new the latest statistics release by Gartner, chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo has passed HP as the worlds largest maker of PC's. However, statistics from the IDC say HP remains in first place.

  According to Gartner Lenovo shipped 13.8 million units in Q3 whilst HP only shifted 13.55 million. It said Lenovo had gained market share because of recent price cuts.

Meanwhile statistics from the IDC suggest that HP is still on top, but Lenovo is close behind and the gap is closing rapidly. IDC say HP shipped 13.9 million units with Lenovo close behind with 13.8 million.

Regardless of whose stastics are correct, it seems that it is only a matter of time before Lenovo takes the top spot.

"Just the momentum that Lenovo has had, makes it inevitable that it will be the world's number one PC maker across all charts," said Andrew Milroy of Frost & Sullivan.
 

Media

Submission + - WikiLeaks Experiments With A Donation "Paywall" (forbes.com)

Sparrowvsrevolution writes: Information may want to be free, but WikiLeaks would actually rather that you paid for it. On Wednesday night the group briefly implemented a donate-what-you-want "paywall" for the material posted on the site, showing users a pop-up video interstitial that asked for payments if they clicked on any links to documents. The move--demanding payment for information that alleged sources like hacker Jeremy Hammond and Bradley Manning face prison time for sending to the site--didn't go over well: From various twitter feeds, the hacker Anonymous declared WikiLeaks "moneywhoring" and "pathetic" and threatened to launch attacks against the group. After initially defending the paywall, WikiLeaks dropped it a few hours later without comment.

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