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Submission + - Dpmt. of Homeland and Security wants key for DNS

sorry bugger writes: "from the article: "The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the attacks on September 11, 2001 as a kind of overriding department, wants to have the key to sign the DNS root zone solidly in the hands of the US government. This ultimate master key would then allow authorities to track DNS Security Extensions (DNSSec) all the way back to the servers that represent the name system's root zone on the Internet. The "key-signing key" signs the zone key, which is held by VeriSign. At the meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Lisbon, Bernard Turcotte, president of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) drew everyone's attention to this proposal as a representative of the national top-level domain registries (ccTLDs)..." More under http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/87655"
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Submission + - What's your news rotation?

joeljkp writes: "Nearly everyone has a news rotation — that list of sites you visit each day to catch up on the latest in whatever you're into, be it foreign affairs or knitting. I usually do the rounds at BBC News, The New York Times, a couple local papers, and then the mandatory Slashdot. What have you found that keeps you informed and entertained every day?"

Submission + - Karl Rove caught with a smoking gun?

An anonymous reader writes: Wonkette has discovered a picture posted by a Chattanoooga, TN blogger David Gidcumb apparently showing Karl Rove holding a folder with the Coptix logo on it. Coptix allegedly hosts the gwb43.com nameserver which has been the subject of some furor as critics contend the Bush administration is using private email to hide communications in disregard of the law. The story unfolds on the Gidcumb blog as GW Bush was in Chattanooga for some political maneuvering. They dropped in at a favorite local BBQ joint that was a favorite of ex-mayor Bob Corker. Gidcumb is apparently a huge GWB fan-boi and was gushing about his good fortune in having his picture taken with so many of his heroes. The picture of Rove holding the Coptix folder caught the eye of another blogger who, realizing the significance, started spreading word of the damning photograph.

Submission + - Facebook releases cross-language network library

koreth writes: "Facebook has released Thrift, a toolkit for making remote method calls. It generates interoperable network code in C++, Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Its protocol is much more lightweight (and probably much higher-performance) than SOAP or CORBA. Facebook uses it internally for high-traffic services like search. The license is extremely permissive."

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