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Submission + - PlayStation 4 Reportedly To Feature AMD Hardware, Lock Out Used Games (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: "Rumors about next-generation consoles like the Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango) and the PlayStation 4 have been milling about for several months, but the Sony side of the equation has just gotten a significant update. New information suggests that the PS4 is codenamed Orbis, will be built around an AMD x86-64 CPU and GPU, and will require all new games to registered with a PSN account."

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We can speak ad nauseum about what would be better, but the thesis here is pragmatic. Oppressive governments don't care about what the enlightened world thinks about freedom of speech/expression.. But thankfully, we have annoying ads that force people in countries with free speech to develop the tools used in those without free speech.

Security

Submission + - Hacker attacks through skype

Noughmad writes: "Skype has been known to read user passwords and Firefox profiles, but there's something more sinister going on. There is apparently a botnet of infected computers connected through Skype. It attacks both Windows and Linux machines with Skype whitelisted in their Firewall settings. The easiest solution is not to use Skype at all, the harder is to configure your firewall to block these connection attempts."

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