Wikileaks tells Aus censorship minister to rack off The Register
Wikileaks has told the Australian Chief Censor communications minister, Stephen Conroy, to reel his neck in after the gaffe-prone politician threatened a police investigation to find out who leaked his secret blacklist of sites banned in Australia. Wikileaks recently faced down the South African government which tried legal action to get the site to remove documents relating to an inquiry into the country’s banking system.
Huge Internet archive data centre opens The Inquirer
85 billion Web pages dating back to ’1996. THE INTERNET ARCHIVE ORGANISATION is getting a new data centre which can house two petabytes of information for its ‘Wayback Machine’.
DRM threatens UK’s special relationship The Register
The newish boss of the United States of America, President Barack Obama, stuck for an idea of an official gift for the Scottish Prime Minister Gordon Brown during his state visit of that country, hit upon a wizard idea. Why not give Gordon a bumper set of DVDs with all the US classics? So he sent his aide around the corner and came up with 25 of the greats, wrapped them up and presented them to Gordon after dinner. Gordon’s machine told him that he was living in the wrong region for this disk to work… [heh]
BlogTalkRadio Now Playing In The Enterprise Space Tech Crunch
BlogTalkRadio, the site where anyone can set up a podcast or radio talkshow over the web using phone calls, is playing in the enterprise space. The site, which has over 1000 live broadcasts per day, has been launching content partnerships with major publishers and media organizations over the past few months. PBS, Women`s Day Magazine and others are using BlogTalkRadio`s tools to create podcasts and shows, as well as syndicate content across the web. The site is also creating branded private networks for major corporations like Wal-Mart, Harper Collins, and Sun Microsystems where the companies can create, syndicate and publish their own shows and podcasts.
TomTom countersues Microsoft The Register
TomTom filed the countersuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday. The firm accused Microsoft`s Streets and Trips products of infringing four patents in TomTom`s vehicle navigation software.
Gmail Gets A Panic Button Tech Crunch
Have you ever sent an email, and just as it was going on its merry way, you realize you misspelled something or you sent it to the wrong person. This happens to me a lot on Gmail because sending an email is not always instant. And you have more chances to experience email regret as you are waiting for one to send. Well, now you can take advantage of that delay to undo the message. (Not to be confused with Gmail Goggles, which is geared more at preventing drunken emails from ever being sent out in the first place).
Romanian police arrest Pentagon hack suspect The Register
Romanian police have arrested a hacker suspected of breaking into Pentagon systems and planting malware. Eduard Lucian Mandru, 23, a business studies student from Iasi, Romania, is suspected of breaking into US Department of Defense systems in 2006. A criminal hacker nicknamed “Wolfenstein” accessed sensitive systems at that time, using compromised servers located in Japan in a bid to cover his tracks.
Overseas credit card scam exposed – Indian call centres BBC
A criminal gang selling UK credit card details stolen from Indian call centres has been exposed by an undercover BBC News investigation. The seller denied any wrongdoing and Symantec corporation, from whom three victims bought a product via a call centre, called the incident “isolated”.
Privacy campaigner vows legal challenge to Google Street View The Register
You looking at me? A privacy campaigner will launch a legal challenge to Google’s Street View service, which was launched today. Simon Davies of Privacy International says that he will pursue “a test case” against Google.
Next-gen music format unwrapped The Inquirer
One of the outfits behind the MP3 format, Thompson, has developed a backward-compatible, lossless, high definition MP3 format for the next generation of music. A four-minute song encoded at 876 kbit/s will equate to 26 Mbytes, according to Thomson. Full details of the format can he seen at All4MP3.com or MP3HD.com…
Security flaw found in x86 Chips The Inquirer
AN ANCIENT FLAW IN in the x86 architecture has resurfaced as a potential new rootkit threat. The problem has been fixed on Intel motherboards, but older Intel boards are apparently wide open.
Kentucky Officials “Changed Votes At Voting Machines” Slashdot
..the election officials divvied up money intended to buy votes and then changed votes on the county’s (popular, unverifiable) ES&S touch-screen voting systems, affecting the outcome of elections at the local, state, and federal levels.
Breach Exposes 19,000 Active US, UK Credit Cards Slashdot
A defunct payment gateway has exposed as many as 19,000 credit card numbers of US and UK consumers in a major worldwide breach. The data, held in Google cache, includes credit card numbers, CVVs, expiry dates, names and addresses. The credit card numbers are for accounts held with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Solo, Switch, Delta and Maestro/Cirrus. Within the address bars of the cached pages are URLs of e-commerce sites that have become victims of the breach.
Apple, AT&T sued for slow 3G speeds Macworld
Apple and AT&T are being sued again for over-promising and under-delivering on their claims of fast Internet access of the iPhone 3G. Filed in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Damone Dickerson claims that Apple misrepresented the speed, strength and performance of the 3G network. The lawsuit claims that he could only connect to the fast 3G network a fraction of the time, and that it did not provide full and continual service.
The Big Takeover RollingStone
The global economic crisis isn’t about money – it’s about power. How Wall Street insiders are using the bailout to stage a revolution