Airw0lf (795770) writes "Earlier this year I was thinking about the possibility of malware being propagated via USB chargers for devices like cellphones. My idea was that a malicious cellphone charger wouldn't just provide power but it would also contain some logic that would attempt to "probe" the phone for security holes and then deliver some kind of trojan or keylogger. Anyway, this sort of issue might get some consideration right now courtesy of Energizer's USB battery charger. In this case however the battery charger's bundled software is what is trying to exploit the PC it is connected to." Link to Original Source top
Airw0lf (795770) writes "Stephen Fry (British comedian/entertainer and self-proclaimed tech addict) admitted during an Apple iTunes festival that he had used Bittorrent to download episodes of "24" and "House" (The latter happens to star his old comedy partner Hugh Laurie.)
More tellingly, he pointed out that the Digital Britain report represented the views of "industry insiders" instead of the general public. He also said that "making example of ordinary people is the stupidest thing the record industry can do."
So in all it's an interesting example of someone in the content industry who actually gets technology and understands that the industry must adapt to new content delivery methods instead of just trying to shut the stable doors after the horse has bolted." Link to Original Source top
Airw0lf (795770) writes "America's first female Supreme Court justice has unveiled a videogame project to teach children how courts work, saying she wanted to counter partisan criticism that judges are "godless" activists.
Sandra Day O'Connor got involved with developing the project called "Our Courts" out of concern over public ignorance about the judiciary and partisan attacks on what should be an independent institution.
"In recent years I've become increasingly concerned about vitriolic attacks by some members of Congress, some members of state legislatures and various private interest groups. . . on judges," O'Connor told the Games For Change conference on using gaming technology for social improvement and education.
See http://www.ourcourts.org/" Link to Original Source top
Airw0lf (795770) writes "If anyone remembers "Fairlight" — one of the great groups on the warez scene, you may be interested to know that one of their leaders is now the chairman of the San Diego Republican Party." Link to Original Source