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Submission + - Mozilla Stands Firm on Firefox Cookie Blocking, Despite Protests (ostatic.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has accusied Mozilla of "undermining American small business" with its plan to block advertising cookies by default in the Firefox browser. Fast-forward to today, and the pre-release version of Firefox version 22 does indeed proceed with the plan, which will make many users happy.
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Submission + - IP addresses ‘not enough’ for legal ac (which.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: A judgment issued today by Judge Birss in the Patents County Court has derailed the threatening letter-writing activities by legal firms such as ACS:Law in pursuit of illegal file-sharers.

In his judgment, Judge Birss questioned whether IP addresses could be used as sound evidence in identifying someone and accuse them of illegal file-sharing. He reasoned that IP addresses were not enough, citing unsecured home wireless networks and the fact that an IP address doesn’t identify the individual that is alleged to have illegally file-shared.

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Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate Screenshot-sm 126

Chef Yukako Ichikawa will offer a 30% discount to patrons who eat all the food they have ordered, and will kindly ask those who don't clean their plates to not come back. "Finishing your meal requires that everything is eaten except lemon slices, gari (sushi ginger), and wasabi," says the menu. "Please also note that vegetables and salad on the side are NOT decorations; they are part of the meal too."

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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