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iPhone 1.1.3 Update Confirmed, Breaks Apps and Unlocks 412

An anonymous reader writes "Gizmodo has gathered conclusive evidence which confirms that the iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 update is 100% real. It installs only from iTunes using the obligatory Apple private encryption key, which nobody has. The list of new features, like GPS-like triangulation positioning in Google Maps, has been confirmed too. Apparently it will be coming out next week, but there's bad news as expected: it breaks the unlocks, patches the previous vulnerabilities used by hackers and takes away all your third-party applications."

RIAA Now Filing Suits Against Consumers Who Rip CDs 403

mrneutron2003 writes "With this past week's announcement by Warner to release its entire catalog to Amazon in MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management, you would think that the organization that represents them, The RIAA, would begin changing its tune. Instead, they are pressing on in their campaign against consumers by suing individuals who merely rip CDs they've purchased legally. 'The industry's lawyer in the case, Ira Schwartz, argues in a brief filed earlier this month that the MP3 files Howell made on his computer from legally bought CDs are "unauthorized copies" of copyrighted recordings.'"
United States

Submission + - Habeas Corpus is GONE ( 2

Khyber writes: "In a vote of 56 yeas to 43 nays, with one abstaining, the Cloture Motion to restore Habeas Corpus has been halted, with a 3/5 majority vote unable to be attained. Article 6 states their oath to uphold the constitution, Article 4 states that habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless in cases of rebellion and invasion when the public safety may require it. It's becoming a very dark age, indeed."
The Internet

Submission + - Americans giving up friends and sex for Web life

Stony Stevenson writes: A survey into how the Web affects American adults has found that surfing the net has become an obsession for many, with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and one in three giving up friends and sex for the Web.

The survey asked 1,011 American adults how long they would feel OK without going on the Web and found that 15 percent said just a day or less, 21 percent said a couple of days and another 19 percent said a few days. It also found that 20 percent said they spend less time having sex because they are online.

Submission + - Can be forced on students? 2

Fleet Admiral writes: "I'm currently in my senior year in High School (public school system), and recently discovered that all my English essays MUST be submitted to This has basically turned into the teacher saying "Use the site or you get an F on the assignment". Do I have any rights not to be forced to use this site? Don't I have Intellectual Property Rights on my own creation, *not* to be used in a commercial, for-profit manner? I want to challenge this, but I am not sure if I would get anywhere. Should I talk to the Teacher? The Principal? Do I have any legal ground behind me? I feel like the whole student body is being bullied by the administration, and I want to do something about it!"

Submission + - Teacher Sues District For Right To Bring Gun (

excelblue writes: A high school teacher in Oregon filed a lawsuit against the Medford School District because regulations prohibit guns at school. Although the teacher is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, the regulations say otherwise. The teacher claims that it is her right to be able to protect herself as the school can not provide adequate protection. The Oregon Firearms Federation will be paying for her legal fees. Should teachers be allowed to bring guns to school?

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