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Submission + - Police Shut Down ‘Russian Rapidshare’ (torrentfreak.com)

m_ilya writes: "Russian police have raided a datacenter hosting iFolder.ru, a huge Rapidshare-like site. Their paperwork allowed them to search and gather evidence against a user who uploaded child pornography to the site. Although staff offered 100% co-operation, the police cut the power and sealed the servers in the datacenter, putting iFolder completely out of operation."
Privacy

Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"
NASA

Submission + - SPAM: NASA finds "lots of water" from moon crash tests

coondoggie writes: The NASA spacecraft that plowed into the moon last month have discovered what the space agency calls "significant amounts of water" on the lunar surface. NASA' Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellites (LCROSS) took dead aim and crashed into the moon On Oct. 9. The impact of the $80 million LCROSS satellites into the Lunar surface created an ice-filled a debris plume that NASA analyzed for water content. Since the impact NASA scientists have been working "28 hour days" to analyze the results.
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Comment Re:Erratum (Score 1) 284

I'm curious. Where can i find this list? Or does it only exist in the SLASH source code?
It looks to me they just threw the baby out with the bathwater. If the problem was unicode's direction control characters, why not just blacklist those few control chars? Instead we now have a whitelist so ridiculously small, it's useless.

Comment Re:Hoax (Score 1) 177

Probably. It's a stretch, but since most of cellphones nowadays come with some sort of a little camera built-in and Latvia's mobile penetration rate is around 99%, I wouldn't be surprised by some random guy putting up a video of such a sight on youtube a few hours later.

Though the timing is a little suspicious, and the quality of the video is better than something I'd expect from a cellphone.

Comment Re:RTFS (Score 1) 197

I think this is the extension you are looking for: PasswordHasher. It creates a hash from your master password and the base domain, has options for excluding special symbols from the hash and integrates nicely with the password fields.

If the guy who wrote is your friend, give him my best. What I like the most about this hasher is that it's also available in a standalone html file, which helps when you need to login from a computer without the extension installed. You can host the file yourself, but since it's written in javascript, there's no need to (hashing is done locally).
Communications

Submission + - Apple kills Google Voice apps on the iPhone 5

molnarcs writes: "Apple pulls Google Voice-enabled applications from its App Store citing duplication of functionality. This includes both Google's official Google Voice and third party apps like Voice Central. Sean Kovacs, main developer of GV Mobile says that he had personal approval from Phillip Shiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing last April. TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid suspects AT&T behind the move."
Patents

Submission + - Patents Discourage Innovation, Experiment Finds (ssrn.com) 1

Thoughtfire writes: An experimental study from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Kansas suggests that patent systems hamper innovation. The researchers created a simulation where players are able to create and implement inventions. In some conditions, participants could acquire and use patents for these inventions. An open-source system was also available in some cases. The researchers found that when a patent system is available, or available in conjunction with an open-source option, innovation and social benefits were reduced compared to a condition that did not use a patent system (only an open-source system).
The Courts

Submission + - Pirate Bay Guilty

Ragein Maniak writes: "Just minutes ago the verdict in the case of The Pirate Bay Four was announced. All four defendants were accused of 'assisting in making copyright content available'. Peter Sunde: Guilty. Fredrik Neij: Guilty. Gottfrid Svartholm: Guilty. Carl Lundström: Guilty. All receive 1 year in jail. Check out Torrent Freak for more info"

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