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Submission + - Viewing Porn At Work Leads To Hacker Conviction (darkreading.com)

safesorry writes: Talk about a tale of woe: Richard Wolf, a lonely guy looking for love in all the wrong places, used his work computer to visit the Adult Friend Finder website and upload personal nudes to prospective "friends." Now he's being charged with a law targeted at employees who steal data or access information they shouldn't.
Mozilla

Submission + - Adblock Plus Maker Proposes Change To Help Sites (informationweek.com) 1

Dotnaught writes: "Wladimir Palant, maker of the Firefox extension Adblock Plus, on Monday proposed a change in his software that would allow publishers, with the consent of Adblock Plus users, to prevent their ads from being blocked. Palant suggested altering his software to recognize a specific meta tag as a signal to bring up an in-line dialog box noting the site publisher's desire to prevent ad blocking. The user would then have to choose to respect that wish or not."
The Internet

Submission + - Can Gov't Uses DMCA Takedowns for Committee Videos

An anonymous reader writes: While news of Warner issuing takedown notices to Youtube is very common, Michael Geist reports that the Canadian government is doing the same thing for videos that contain clips from House of Commons hearings. The Parliamentary lawyers argue that all video — including videos of elected representatives — is subject to crown copyright and can't be used without permission.

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