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Submission + - Microsoft Helped Tunisian Regime Spy On Citizens (zdnet.co.uk) 1

An anonymous reader writes: A document courtesy of the recent Cablegate leak reveals that Microsoft provided training to the Tunisian Ministries of Justice and the Interior in exchange for exemption from the country's open software policy. These Ministries would soon put the training to use by phishing for the social networking credentials of bloggers, reporters, political activists and protesters. Microsoft's assistance resulted in the sale of 12,000 software licenses to the Tunisian government.

Submission + - Dreamhost hits customers. (dreamhoststatus.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: It seems dreamhost.com are starting out early to pay their christmas party bills. They've billed all their customers up from for more than $7.5 million by mistake, Their customers are now struggling with bank charges and overdraught fees :( http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/01/15/billing-issues/#comments http://digg.com/tech_news/Dreamhost_mistakenly_bills_customers_for_multiple_years?OTC-ig Happy 2008, ouch! that has to hurt.

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