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Submission + - BlackHats paying for infections

CodeMaster writes: A great article at computerworld covering the business side of the malicious code we see everywhere now on the net. All those crappy iframes seem to be "sponsored" pretty badly by groups that will pay the webmaster who added them by the infection, on a weekly basis (beat that!). Pretty eye opening...
Announcements

Submission + - Intelligent Design-Your-Own Darwin Fish Contest

Matthew Bettelheim writes: "Inkling Magazine is having a competition to see who can come up with the next best Darwin fish design. So long as it cleverly incorporates that telltale fish profile, all ideas are game. Send us doodles, polished Illustrator files, graffiti art, whatever. We don't care as long as it's got an almond-shaped body, a tail and a certain wittiness.

http://www.inklingmagazine.com/articles/intelligen t-design-your-own-darwin-fish/"
Biotech

Submission + - Coke and Pepsi Cook Your Liver?

beartenor1 writes: Science Daily is reporting that a team from the University of Barcelona (UB) has recently published a study in the journal Hepatology which provides clues to the molecular mechanism through which the fructose in beverages may alter lipid energy metabolism and cause fatty liver and metabolic syndrome. Is it time to ban high-fructose corn syrup?
Wireless Networking

Submission + - Rice bill would make R.I. first state to go WIFI

roscoetoon writes: "http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/pr1.asp?prid=389 1

"(public) access to the Internet, particularly broadband internet access, has become a necessity in today's world," said Representative Rice (D-Dist. 72, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport),"The ultimate goal of this legislation is to make Rhode Island the first state to utilize a complete Wi-Fi network. The Electronic Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Act would open the door to a very promising and exciting opportunity for our state, and through this measure, I hope that Rhode Island will become a national leader in information technology.", but, it still seems a ways off,"the innovation center must issue a public report on its study by July 1, 2008"."

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