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Youth jailed for refusing to divulge his password

Sat, 2010-10-16 18:09 by admin

Oliver Drage

RIPA 2000 invoked
By Spencer DaIziel
Wed Oct 06 2010, 12:28

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A YOUTH HAS BEEN JAILED in the UK for refusing to give police his encryption password.

Google researcher gives Microsoft 5 days to fix XP zero-day bug

Sat, 2010-06-12 09:09 by admin

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Google researcher gives Microsoft 5 days to fix XP zero-day bug
Computerworld - A Google engineer today published attack code that exploits a zero-day vulnerability in Windows XP, giving hackers a new way ...

Google tweaks search results with mystery site speedometer

Sun, 2010-04-11 10:43 by admin

Slow-to-loads get the drop

By Cade Metz in San Francisco
Posted in Music and Media, 9th April 2010 22:37 GMT

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Google is now using site speed—"how quickly a site responds to web requests"—as part of the criteria for ranking links on its world-dominating search engine.

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The rat effect

Sat, 2010-04-03 09:18 by Hans

People are like rats. If you offer them a perfect solution on a silver platter, but there is a garbage heap nearby, they instantly dive—rat-like—for the garbage.

Perhaps in today's world of unfulfilled promises and widespread low quality people have developed a general mistrust of the silver platter. They have stopped to believe that it exists.

Nowhere is this more true than in computer software. I'm not sure why. Perhaps there just is more garbage or perhaps the difference between perfection and garbage is, for many, not easy enough to see.

Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet

Fri, 2010-02-26 17:16 by admin

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With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet
Admittedly, from XP and earlier I always ran ZoneAlarm, but on Vista and up, I've only used Microsoft products (MS Security essentials + Windows Firewall), ...
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JavaScript/ECMAScript 5 standard approved

Wed, 2009-12-23 09:12 by admin · Forum/category:

The new standard JavaScript/ECMAScript 5 has been approved already some weeks ago. …

Its history was a bit tangled. After the 3rd edition, which was stable and unaltered for 10 years, …

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Judging a company by its web site

Sun, 2009-10-11 08:21 by Hans

How can an ordinary customer judge a company, particularly its commitment to quality and good products? That's a very difficult undertaking, and analysts spend a lot of time and earn a lot of money for this, some of it probably undeserved.

However, there is an easy substitute for judging an entire company—judge only its web site. Everybody can do that, it doesn't take very much time, it can even be entertaining and fun.

Facial recognition face-off: Three tools compared

Sat, 2009-10-03 16:13 by admin

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Many Macs run Windows faster than PCs do. My Mac mini (yes, mini) outpaced a similarly graced Acer laptop both running Windows Vista... and once I installed ...

Answer "No to All" when copying files in Windows XP with Shift+No

Sun, 2009-09-20 09:58 by admin

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In last week's TR Dojo Challenge question, I asked TechRepublic members how to say “no to all” replacements when copying files in Windows XP? This problem ...

Apple cripples the iPhone

Sun, 2009-09-20 09:51 by admin

iPhone's Bad Business

Millions of users of the Apple’s wildly popular phone just found out it no longer works with office email systems. Did Steve Jobs’ company betray its users?

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What a difference a little update makes. Users of Apple's iPhone models 3G and earlier got a rude awakening at work this past week: Their phones no longer work with their office's email systems.