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Submission + - Net Neutrality - Canada Liberal Party Q & A (

LibParty writes: When we were asked by the Save Our Net Coalition to discuss our position on net neutrality and the future of the internet in general we jumped at the opportunity to be able to tell Canadians how we would steer Canada to be more competitive and innovative.

Below, you will find a series of Q&As we did with the Save Our Net Coalition. The Internet is the backbone of today’s flow of free ideas and sharing. The Liberal Party supports the principles of net neutrality and an open and competitive Internet environment.


Submission + - Australia to Nintendo: Knock if off! (

The Great Pulgoso writes: "Super Paper Mario delay: 7 months. Metroid Prime 3? 2 months! Galaxy and Smash Brothers? who knows!! A report written by New Zealander Aaron Rex Davies on the delays of Australian / NZ Nintendo's Wii software releases, shows how the South PAcific Region is getting screwed over by Nintendo. They consistently pay much more (20 extra dollars), and get the software much later. NTSC vs PAL isn't much of an issue here in Australia, as most modern televisions can take both formats. So, why the heck does Nintendo do this?"

Submission + - Ron Paul Delegates Locked Out of Straw Poll ( 1

TheSkepticGuy writes: Several stories are emerging that Ron Paul is doing very well in Republican straw polls, but is being neglected by mainstream news. Now we find one group of Ron Paul delegates actually being locked out of a straw poll. "The Convention center opened at 9am and was supposed to allow delegates to vote until around 1pm. At 10 am the security gaurds locked the doors and stopped anyone from entering who did not have a pre printed pass." Video and first-person account at

Submission + - Symantec confirmation emails include passwords 1

zmal writes: I recently purchased a new Vista system (necessary for work), which came with a free subscription to the Norton suite of security tools. As part of the installation, Symantec has you set up a "Norton Account". The confirmation email sent back from Symantec on creating a new account includes a link with the username and password for the new account in plaintext:

Received: from ( [])
        by XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Postfix) with ESMTP
        for ; Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:28:38 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from ( [])
        by (8.14.1/8.14.1) with ESMTP id l7V6Rml6031676
        (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA bits=256 verify=NO)
        for ; Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:27:48 -0700
Received: from ([])
        by with esmtp (Exim 4.67)
        (envelope-from )
        id 1IQzyu-0004NQ-30
        for XXXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXX; Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:27:48 -0700
Received: from ([])
        by with esmtp (Exim 4.52)
        id 1IQzyt-00008C-WB
        for XXXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXX; Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:27:48 -0700
Received: from ([] helo=ussj-ebeapppdcl01)
        by with esmtp (Exim 4.52)
        id 1IQzyt-00037r-Ub
        for XXXXXXXX@XXXXXXXXXX; Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:27:47 -0700
Message-ID: 2107168635
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 06:27:47 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: One final step to confirm your Norton Account (Message-ID=2107168635)

(message contents...)


I've included the message headers to show that the message is indeed coming out of Symantec, up to the point where it reaches my ISP's mail servers.

I expect better from all companies that do business on the Internet, but especially from security companies registering account details for security products. I tried to email Symantec about this, but mail to the contact addresses I found all bounced as undeliverable.

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