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Security

Submission + - Microsoft and Mozilla disagree on cert validity (obstaclesgone.com) 1

obstalesgone writes: "As a person who generally trusts Firefox on security related issues, and who uses Firefox as his default browser, getting information on how to update my windows installation has recently become a bit of a hassle. Firefox simply does not trust some Microsoft security certificates. In my opinion they are valid certificates, but the Mozilla programmers disagree.

I'm don't claim to be an expert on security certificates, but the disagreement causes problems for people who use Firefox on Windows on a regular basis.

I am looking for suggestions on how to resolve this issue without being forced to accept untrusted certificates, or switch to using a browser I don't like (Internet Explorer) as my default browser.

Interestingly enough, Microsoft frequently uses the "default browser" in links provided by their operating system even though they know the only browser that will work with their web pages is IE. Isn't this detrimental to how Windows users will feel about Windows? Is there a solution for this?"

Social Networks

Submission + - MySpace Friend Request Violates Protection Order (wcbstv.com) 3

longacre writes: "In what is believed to be the first ruling of its kind in the U.S., a 16-year old girl faces a year behind bars after submitting a MySpace friend request to a woman and her two daughters who had an order of protection against the girl. Staten Island (NY) Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. ruled that even though MySpace users can ignore, deny or block friend requests, "that request was still a contact, and no contact was allowed" by the temporary order of protection."
Transportation

Submission + - Concept car runs on air

TENxOXR writes: An engineer has promised that within a year he will start selling a car that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in town.

The OneCAT will be a five-seater with a glass fibre body, weighing just 350kg and could cost just over £2,500.

It will be driven by compressed air stored in carbon-fibre tanks built into the chassis.

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