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Submission + - AT&T, AOL block alt.binary, Usenet

lunartik writes: "AOL and AT&T have decided to block either alt.binary or all of Usenet in order to cooperate with the office of New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. This is part of an effort to block child porn. The companies will also purge data from their servers. AT&T is the largest internet provider in the United States, AOL is third largest. From the Associated Press: "AT&T spokesman Marty Richter said the company would disabled [sic] all those with addresses starting with 'alt.binary,' which is where child-porn images are often exchanged.""
Censorship

Submission + - Myanmar Junta Cuts Internet (cnn.com)

lunartik writes: "In Myanmar, formerly Burma, the government has now reportedly cut internet connections. Citizens have been using the internet to bring news to the world of the recent government crack-down on pro-democracy protesters. The latest civil unrest started when Buddhist monks marched by the home of the home of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for years."
Linux Business

Submission + - SCO to fight on?

lunartik writes: Forbes declares SCO DOA, but from the article:

SCO said it was "obviously disappointed with the ruling," but also indicated it intends to carry on with its lawsuit against Novell. "Although the district judge ruled in Novell's favor on important issues, the case has not yet been fully vetted by the legal system and we will continue to explore our options with respect to how we move forward from here."
Novell isn't scared:

Novell, in a statement, said: "The court's ruling has cut out the core of SCO's case and, as a result, eliminates SCO's threat to the Linux community based upon allegations of copyright infringement of UNIX. We are extremely pleased with the outcome."

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