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05 March 2006 | 3,424 views

RIAA Dirty Tricks: Gathering Private Info On Kids Of Accused File Sharer

The RIAA’s latest tactic, is to reveal to Santangelo and her new lawyer that they’ve been investigating her children, and have been able to collect a lot of non-public information. The RIAA will probably claim that the info is related to the case, but it certainly borders on using scare tactics, and trying to intimidate [...]

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04 March 2006 | 3,526 views

Your Employees Don’t Care About Your Data

So you better make sure you do. As we discussed in the article on Social Engineering in Penetration Testing, it’s not that the employees don’t care as such, it’s that they don’t know. They haven’t been educated, they are ignorant, their awareness of best practise is low. An experiment carried out within London’s square mile [...]

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01 March 2006 | 8,420 views

Prostitutes want GTA (Grand Theft Auto) Banned

A little bit crazy eh? Sex workers cry foul, say game “accrues points to players for the depiction of rape and murder of prostitutes.” The Grand Theft Auto franchise is getting attacked from all angles. Joining the ranks of politicians, policemen, and attorneys in their crusade to see the game lifted from shelves are the [...]

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26 February 2006 | 5,556 views

Firefox Confuses UK Government Piracy Laws

The UK government stated: If Mozilla permit the sale of copied versions of its software, it makes it virtually impossible for us, from a practical point of view, to enforce UK anti-piracy legislation It seems they really don’t understand the whole open source thing do they? You can’t pirate open source software, you can however [...]

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23 February 2006 | 9,980 views

The new Macbook Pro 15″ 2.0Ghz taken apart

OWC (Other World Computing) is a great site for buying parts for the mac. Their prices are quite cheap if you compare prices with stores in asia. Two days back (21/2/06) they got their hands on a Macbook Pro, which they received at 10:30pm and managed to take it all apart by 1.30pm. Pictures are [...]

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23 February 2006 | 6,581 views

Advertisers may face public humiliation over adware

Companies could find themselves put up for public humiliation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if they continue to advertise through insidious ad-serving software. Such a move might help in the battle against adware, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz said Thursday at an event here hosted by the Anti-Spyware Coalition. Adware is software that displays pop-up [...]

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21 February 2006 | 4,176 views

Google has no license for China service

Internet search giant Google Inc.’s controversial expansion into China now faces possible trouble with regulators after a Beijing newspaper said its new Chinese-language platform does not have a license. The Beijing News reported on Tuesday that Google.cn, the company’s recently launched service that accommodates the China’s censorship demands, “has not obtained the ICP (Internet content [...]

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20 February 2006 | 16,708 views

Google’s Defense of Privacy – Tells Feds to BACK OFF

Google has offered multiple reasons why it shouldn’t have to comply with a Justice Department subpoena. One is privacy. An excerpt: If Google is forced to compromise its privacy principles and produce to the Government on such a flimsy request, its search query and URL data, Google will, without a doubt, suffer a loss of [...]

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18 February 2006 | 10,861 views

NSA Tracking Nmap and Other Open Source Tools

Check it out! US President George W. Bush visited the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade in January 2006. A wall-sized status screen in the background displays the latest versions of Nmap and some of our other favorite open source tools. Pictures were printed in the February 6, 2006 edition of Newsweek (article) and the Jan [...]

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16 February 2006 | 5,735 views

Dumbest Thief Ever Busted by E-mail Habit

Sheriff Brian Rahn said the man made coffee, cooked and ate meals, took showers, picked out a change of clothes, watched television and checked his e-mail during the burglaries. He left behind valuables, including jewelry, firearms and electronic equipment, Rahn said. He also allegedly stole a car in the town of Wayne in the last [...]

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