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Security

Submission + - China's global cyber-espionage network. (telegraph.co.uk)

micronicos writes: "China's global cyber-espionage network GhostNet 'penetrates embassies across 100 countries' .... Office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, contacted experts to investigate if it was being bugged ...... it was: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/5071124/Chinas-global-cyber-espionage-network-GhostNet-penetrates-embassies-across-100-countries.html Original report page seems now to be down, attacked by Ghostnet? http://www.infowar-monitor.net/"
Announcements

Submission + - Semapedia - A mobile link to Wikipedia

micronicos writes: "With Semapedia ( http://www.semapedia.org/ ) you can hyperlink your physical world with knowledge that matters. To do this you create small Semapedia Tags consisting of a cell-phone readable 2D Barcode that will link others to the content you provide." Although Semapedia is Wikipedia-specific .... Semacode images can be generated for ANY URL ( http://semacode.org/tag/ ) allowing bar-code-enabled mobile phones to photograph your flyer/poster & be taken to your URL .... neat system!
Announcements

Submission + - Looking at the world with a different eye.

micronicos writes: "An article in the TimesOnlineUK http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and _americas/article1438060.ece led me to WorldMapper http://www.worldmapper.org/ "The might of the US is vividly illustrated by a new cartogram showing how the world would look if each country took on the size of its military spending". "Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. 366 maps and PDF posters will be finished by February 2007". Any other applications suggested?"
Education

Submission + - Princeton ESP Lab to close,

Nico M writes: "NY Times ( http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/10/science/10prince ton.html ), on the imminent closure of one of the most controversial ivy league research units ... "Over almost three decades, a small laboratory at Princeton University managed to embarrass university administrators, outrage Nobel laureates, entice the support of philanthropists and make headlines around the world with its efforts to prove that thoughts can alter the course of events. The laboratory has conducted studies on extrasensory perception and telekinesis from its cramped quarters in the basement of the university's engineering building since 1979. Its equipment is aging, its finances dwindling. "For 28 years, we've done what we wanted to do, and there's no reason to stay and generate more of the same data," said the laboratory's founder, Robert G. Jahn, 76, former dean of Princeton's engineering school and an emeritus professor. "If people don't believe us after all the results we've produced, then they never will."". We note that Professor Jahn is also a Vice President of The Society for Scientific Exploration and appropriately this page ( http://www.scientificexploration.org/council.php ) was updated on Monday, December 18, 2007!"
The Internet

Submission + - BBC uses Skype links in multiple murder hunt..

Nico M writes: "The highly-publiced UK murder hunt for the serial killer(s) of five young sex workers in Suffolk is using Skype to ask for information. BBC News is embedding freephone Skype links to both the police incident room & Crimestoppers UK — http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6171469.stm Is it the first time Skype has been used like this?"

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