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Submission + - Note to cheaters: next time hire the brains

An anonymous reader writes: A man and his accomplice are accused of cheating on a Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) by using a wireless pinhole camera and cellphone to send realtime images of the exam questions to a team of people supplying the "correct" answers. One problem: the "answer team" was tricked into the job by being told they were taking a test to qualify them as MCAT tutors. There were several clues the "tutor exam" was bogus, including the poor quality of the images of the questions. Suspicious, the "answer team" discovered the real MCAT test was occurring at the same time. They started feeding wrong answers to the accused cheaters and called campus security. The two accused cheaters now face several charges as a result.
Windows

Submission + - Inside the Windows 7 Launch Party Pack (pcpro.co.uk)

Barence writes: PC Pro has got its hands on one of Microsoft's Windows 7 launch party packs — yes, the one from *that* video — and can reveal all of the party goodness contained within. Brace yourselves for disappointment. Amazingly, the one bit you might actually want — the copy of Windows 7 Ultimate with the authentic not-quite-hand-signed Ballmer scrawl — is already appearing on eBay for less than the price of an unsigned edition. That's got to hurt.
Businesses

Submission + - Murdoch warns Google: it's time to pay (abc.net.au)

highways writes: From TFA:

News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch has launched a stinging attack on Google and other on-line entities for stealing content.

At a conference of World Media Executives at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Rupert Murdoch has taken aim at search engines like Google as internet parasites.

According to the News Corporation Chairman, the so-called "aggregators" on the internet steal content from tradition media organisations and, he says, the time has come for them to pay for it.

"If we do not take advantage of the current movement toward paid-for content, it will be the content creators — the people in this hall — who will pay the ultimate price and the content kleptomaniacs will triumph," he said.

Of course, I don't think this has anything to do with Mr Murdoch's latest posh to charge for online news, including a recent scathing attack on the BBC...

The Internet

Submission + - Sarah Palin Threatens Site For Redirecting Traffic (techdirt.com) 3

An anonymous reader writes: Apparently whoever owned the website CrackHo.com (and wasn't using it) decided to have all traffic to the site redirected to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's official web page on the Alaska state government website. It seems that Palin didn't take too kindly to this and had Alaska's lawyers send a cease and desist, claiming that the *redirect* was "hijacking" the state's website, using the official seal of the state of Alaska without authorization (which could net jail time) and federal copyright infringement. Again, because it seems so unbelievable, this wasn't about making use of the Alaska state website in any way. It was a straight redirect to the page. If that makes one guilty of copyright infringement, basically the entire internet is guilty of copyright infringement.

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