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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Wha?

"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday said it has identified widespread data leaks from businesses, schools and local governments on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Silicon Valley start-up Bloom Energy has unveiled the Bloom Box, a domestic fuel cell system that it says is simple and cheap to run. But it's not expected to be available for up to ten years."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Third world countries you're on notice...coming out of the stone age has its consequences...

"Developing countries are in danger of disappearing under a mountain of e-waste, according to UN experts."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"No one likes to be hated, but if you're running a small business, sometimes you've got to take security measures that will make your employees really angry. You might even have to (gasp) pull some PCs off the Internet, and treat some employees like, well, children."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The latest tidbit of unconfirmed information in the Google-China altercation concerns the identification of a programmer who developed the code hackers used to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The man reportedly had ties to the Chinese government. If true, will this information push Google closer to making good on its threat to pull out of the country?"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Birds are a surprising group of creatures: parrots are great mimics, while birds in the UK figured out how to get a free meal of milk a long time ago. Some species are thought to recognize themselves in a mirror, and many species can also figure out how to pull a string up and trap it under foot to gain a meal, even if the string is quite long and they have to do it repetitively."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Societal values, not aptitude, may be turning them away from sciences"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Talk about having a bad day...

"The main computer on the International Space Station failed early Sunday, and subsequent multiple computer anomalies prompted communication blackouts. The one main computer has two backup systems, and NASA reported that the three command & control computers are switching between prime, backup and standby. A software issue is suspected, and diagnosis continues. The computer system is critical to all aspects of space station operation."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"It's fashionable to hold up the Internet as the road to democracy and liberty in countries like Iran, but it can also be a very effective tool for quashing freedom. Evgeny Morozov on the myth of the techno-utopia."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"It appears Apple is embarking on a new anti-smut crusade to rid its iPhone App Store of "overtly sexual content." According to news reports, the targets of Apple's ire include relatively tame adult fare, many of which manage to incorporate the word "boob" into their titles."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The January killing of 15 young people has created a furor and left some wondering whether it's a tipping point, a moment when Mexicans overcame their fear and fatalism to confront the violence."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Nortel Networks has developed a new VoIP platform with the help of Edgewater Networks, for service providers to sell to SMBs and enterprise branch offices."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Remember him?

"Joseph Nacchio will be resentenced June 24 on 19 felony counts of insider trading, but the former Qwest CEO isn’t expected to attend the hearing."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Tips for preparing for and applying patches that come in big batches -- like Microsoft's February release"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The Internet Storm Center (ISC) has made the effort to list the hash values of around 40 million programs contained in the US National Software Reference Library (NSRL) in a database in such a way that they can be retrieved via a web front end. This potentially presents an alternative to anti-virus scanners searching for malicious code."

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