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Submission + - University of Florida dropping Computer Science major (alan.com)

danbuter writes: "The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about 1.4 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments."

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie passed away (google.com)

danbuter writes: "Dennis Ritchie, co-author of the C Programming Language, passed away. Without him and Kernighan, computing would probably be very different today."
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Submission + - Does Google spy for the NSA? (wnd.com)

danbuter writes: "A federal judge has ordered that whether Google is spying for National Security Agency or not, you have no right to know.

"The NSA need not disclose 'the organization or any function of the National Security Agency, [or] any information with respect to the activities thereof,'" U.S. District Judged Richard Leon has ordered."

Submission + - Lulz bust? (yahoo.com)

danbuter writes: "London's Metropolitan Police said they had arrested the teenager in Wickford, Essex, on suspicion of computer misuse and fraud offences.

"The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group," the London force said."

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