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Submission + - US 'Kidnapped' Hacker who is Son of Russian Member of Parliament (ibtimes.co.uk)

DavidGilbert99 writes: Over the weekend the US arrested 30-year-old Russian hacker Roman Valerevich Seleznev charging him with numerous counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft for stealing hundreds of thousand of credit card details during 2009 to 2011. On Tuesday it was revealed that Seleznev is the son of Russian member of parliament Valery Seleznev who said he had not been able to speak to his son but added: "This is a monstrous lie and a provocative act."
Games

Submission + - Build a Modern Warfare 3 PC for under $200 (extremetech.com) 1

MrSeb writes: "Unless you’ve been hunkering in a bunker for the last 12 hours, you are aware that the biggest game of the year — Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 — was released this morning. Now, if you’re one of those newfangled, noobie console gamers, you can just slot that shiny MW3 disc into your Xbox 360 or PS3 and start shooting ruskis and hajis — but what if I told you that you could build your own MW3-capable PC for less than the price of a modern console? Yes, for under $200, you can be playing Modern Warfare 3 with a mouse and keyboard in a real, straight-backed chair — the way MW3 was meant to be played."
Microsoft

Submission + - Do Not Track Feature Comes to IE, Firefox (ibtimes.com)

RedEaredSlider writes: Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer have put a 'Do Not Track' feature in their latest updates.

Microsoft announced the arrival of the release candidate version of Internet Explorer 9 (meaning it has the potential to be the final product), which had been in beta mode for the past few months. While the release candidate has several new features, the most prominent will be tracking protection. Mozilla has also included this feature, affording greater privacy to users.

Games

Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever: Hands-On (usatoday.com) 1

Stenchwarrior writes: Yes, it's quite obvious the developers working to bring back Duke Nukem are well aware the long-overdue follow-up to 1996's Duke Nukem 3D has become a running joke in the gaming biz. From game engine changes to staff downsizing to a studio closure, it appeared one of the most beloved video game characters from the '90s was never to return.

Not so. to celebrate the upcoming launch of Duke Nukem Forever — at a Las Vegas gentlemen's club, no less — to offer journalists hands-on time with the first 90-odd minutes of the single-player campaign.

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