Barence writes: PC Pro has a feature revealing what data the likes of Google, Facebook and eBay hold on you, and how to get it back. The feature reveals what to do if someone else tags a photo of you on Facebook that you don't want against your profile, how to stop Google keeping a record of your search history, and how to stop others from seeing what you've bought on eBay, amongst other privacy-enhancing tips.
Nocuous writes: The Department of Homeland Security is now seizing sites, using new powers granted by the Senate. Ironic, given the mission statement on the DHS' website about "preserving our freedoms"
"The U.S. government has launched a major crackdown on online copyright infringement, seizing dozens of sites linked to illegal file sharing and counterfeit goods. Torrent sites that link to illegal copies of music and movie files and sites that sell counterfeit goods were seized this week by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement division of the Department of Homeland Security. Visitors to such sites as Torrent-finder.com, 2009jerseys.com, and Dvdcollects.com found that their usual sites had been replaced by a message that said, "This domain name has been seized by ICE--Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court." "My domain has been seized without any previous complaint or notice from any court!" the owner of Torrent-Finder told TorrentFreak, which listed more than 70 domains that were apparently part of the massive seizure. "
Phoghat writes: "The Highly Classified X-37B SSpace Plane is scheduled to land soon. Launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on April 22 on top of an Atlas 5 rocket, the Air Force is still being very secretive on al aspects of the flight. We do know that it's set to touch down at Vandenverg Air Force Base's 15,000 foot runway, originally built for the Space Shuttle program. In many ways the craft resembles the shuttle with stubby wings, landing gear and a powerful engine that allows the craft to alter its orbit (much to the dismay of many observers on the ground) It's success has Apparently given new life to its predecessor the X-34 which had been mothballed"