cf18 writes: The hacker group Lulz Security is claiming it released log-in information for 62,000 private internet accounts Thursday, including Facebook, PayPal, dating sites, Xbox Live and Twitter. It is not known if the affected sites were actually compromised, or if the passwords are reused from leaked accounts in previous attacks. Paypal.com is apparently blocking all user login at the moment.
cf18 writes: Wikileaks released a set of leaked Guantanamo prisoner files to public last week. Among them a document dated from 2008 mentioned both Osama's trusted courier's name and Abbottabad, the city which Osama had been hiding inside. There are speculations that, fearing al-Qaida realize their courier may have been tracked and move Osama, the US administration accelerated their plan and attacked the target site over the weekend.
cf18 writes: The French chess federation has suspended three top players for violating sporting ethics at a chess olympiad in Siberia last September. The allegation claims while the first member was playing, a second member would watch the game via internet, used software to find the best move and send it to the third member via SMS. The third member would then sit himself at a particular table in the competition hall. Each table represented an agreed square on the chess board.
Visitors at the Tech.Days Taiwan 2010 event from 9-28 to 9-30 will be able to participate on a "mission" — Find Hikaru in the event and submit a photo with her for a sticker sheet. If you upload the photo to your blog or facebook you can get a poster limited to 300 prints!
cf18 writes: In and opinion piece posted on NY Times, a former Microsoft VP explains why Microsoft have failed to innovate in recent years despite billions in investment: Uncontrolled and destructive internal competition, risk aversion and bad timing.