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Comment Re:Group punishment? (Score 2, Interesting) 156

On one hand, it could be seen as a punishment against a group, but how much of a punishment is it to have a security camera installed to monitor your own safety? I know my school installed outward-facing security cameras after some deadly violence not to actively go after any troublemakers on the grounds, but to have the option to reconstruct any scenes/entries of people entering the building in case anything did happen.
The Internet

Submission + - TV-Links.co.uk Shut Down (guardian.co.uk)

IanW writes: "One of the world's most-used pirate film websites has been closed after providing links to illegal versions of major Hollywood hits and TV shows. The arrest and the closure of the site — www.tv-links.co.uk — came during an operation by officers from Gloucestershire County Council trading standards in conjunction with investigators from Fact and Gloucestershire Police."
Programming

Submission + - Speed up your Ajax applications

An anonymous reader writes: To eliminate redundancy and memory leaks and reduce the amount of bandwidth and the number of small HTTP requests, you must plan ahead on creating, testing, and deploying Ajax performance improvement projects. This article will help you resolve these issues and make your job of speeding up Ajax applications easier.
Security

Submission + - Warning of wi-fi Browser Cookie Hijack (bbc.co.uk)

tgacid writes: "Using public wi-fi hotspots has got much riskier as security experts unveil tools that nab login data over the air. Demonstrated at the Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas, these new tools make it far easier to steal account details. Identifying files called cookies are stolen in the attack which let hackers pose as their victim. This gives attackers access to mail messages or the page someone maintains on sites such as MySpace or Facebook."
Microsoft

Submission + - Details of Microsoft's new analytics tool leaked (computerworld.com)

hhavensteincw writes: "Details of Microsoft's answer to Google's Analytics have leaked online. Screenshots have been posted on the Net of the new "Gatineau" Web analytics tool that Microsoft now says (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?co mmand=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyId=9&articleId=9027 638&intsrc=hm_topic) will be available in beta this summer. In a blog post, Microsoft's Ian Thomas also reveals that Microsoft will use Live ID(formerly Microsoft Passport) profiles to get its demographic data."
Handhelds

Five Finger Keyboards 177

Tijaska writes "Mobile devices are becoming more capable all the time, but their small screens and keyboards limit their usefulness. This article shows ways in which five buttons located on the edges of a mobile could be used in combinations to generate 325 or many more different characters, making a full-sized keyboard unnecessary. If that sounds like a tall story, remember the case of the retired 93 year old telegraph operator who used a Morse key to send a text message faster than a teenager could send it via mobile phone (see here)."

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