Rytis writes: Seymour Hersh, a Pullitzer price-winning journalist, deplores the pathetic and lenient state of American press suggesting a tabula rasa for the news bureaus with 90% of editors fired. What are the reasons for decline of the investigative quality in the last two decades? Can newer outlets, such as Guardian US or Al Jazeera America, improve the quality of investigative journalism in the US?
Rytis writes: "Though just only a couple of days have passed since Microsoft released the long awaited Vista to manufacturing, Information Week now reports that Windows Vista final version, along with the Office 2007 final code, are already available on P2P networks, including BitTorrent. It seems that the promised tough anti-piracy policy is about to stand its first challenge. Although valid product registration keys are not available yet, pirates feel confident that Vista will be cracked shortly."