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SoupGuru (723634) writes "The Register weighs in on Rick Santorum's Wikipedia problem: 'For some, it's a word. For others, it's not: it's the result of a campaign to create a word. The distinction – however subtle – has sparked weeks of controversy among the core contributors to Wikipedia, the "free encyclopedia anyone can edit". If you find this hard to believe, you've never been to Wikiland – and you've never Googled "Rick Santorum".'
Is a word created as a political statement any less of a word? The fact the word has such an interesting beginning and that it's in pretty common use around the net makes me think the lack of a Wikipedia entry would be more of a sign of political influence than the existence of an entry." Link to Original Source top
SoupGuru (723634) writes "More than half of the operators of power plants and other "critical infrastructure" say in a new study that their computer networks have been infiltrated by sophisticated adversaries. In many cases, foreign governments are suspected. The survey is based on interviews in September with 600 executives and technology managers from infrastructure operators in 14 countries. It was prepared by McAfee Inc., [ahem] which makes security software, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, which analyzed the data. The respondents aren't named and specifics aren't given about what happened in the attacks." Link to Original Source top
SoupGuru writes "In a sign that maybe the economy is turning around, Newegg, which has grown to be the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States and one with a specialty in IT parts and consumer electronics, is going public.
Newegg was founded in 2001, and is aptly enough located in Industry, California. The company distributes over 30,000 products, has 12.6 million customers (about 4.1 million of them are active currently), and is known for decent prices and fast shipping among techies who build their own PCs and servers or who want software licenses for boxes or various electronic gadgets." Link to Original Source top
SoupGuru (723634) writes "The Register reports that the FBI has arrested a blogger for streaming unreleased tracks from Guns N Roses' "forthcoming" (possibly coinciding with the Duke Nukem Forever release) album, Chinese Democracy. Was I horribly uninformed in the past or is copyright infringement supposed to be a civil issue, not a criminal offense?" Link to Original Source top