Raided For Running a Tor Exit Node
The node was in a datacentre in another country.
He was raided at home based on the address details the police obtained from the datacentre.
UK Government Owns 16.9 Million Unused IPv4 Addresses
APNIC have been on their last /8 policy for nearly a year and a half. RIPE have now entered their last /8 policy.
That means no more than 1024 IPs per organisation, ever.
So once existing allocations are exhausted, right now, in Europe, Asia, or the Pacific, any new ISP will not be able to have more than 1024 customers online at the same time without NAT. Any new datacentre or VPS provider will not be able to have more than 1024 active services, at all (since NAT would not be an acceptable solution for servers).
"The time you need to move" is now for many people, and it's not going to be long before it's you too.
UK Government Owns 16.9 Million Unused IPv4 Addresses
If you need a /8 for private addresses, use 10.0.0.0/8. That's what it's bloody there for.
> Personally I think the people asking for addresses to be returned by any organisation (supposedly) not using them (including all the other apparently wasted /8 allocations out there) are not looking long term enough. IPv6 is the way to go.
Consumer internet IPv6 adoption rates are atrocious across the globe. VPSes and dedicated servers require dedicated IPs, and even shared hosting requires a dedicated IP for SSL if you want anybody running any version of Internet Explorer on Windows XP to not get a certificate warning.
Are people who do business online supposed to claim pensions until enough people can reach their IPv6-only websites?
FBI Seizes Server Providing Anonymous Remailer Service
I blame the FBI for seeking a moronic warrant in the first place.
Chrome Hacked In 5 Minutes At Pwn2Own
Don't expect too many details until a patch is out.
JotForm.com Gets Shut Down SOPA-Style
A legitimate business was shut down globally for an unknown length of time because one of their customers was doing something wrong. Instead of working with the company to stop it like, oh, I don't know, every other internet business ever, they shot first and asked questions later.
It's the incompetence we've all come to expect from law enforcement that either don't understand or don't care about the consequences of their actions as soon as a computer's involved.
Lawmakers Intent On Approving SOPA, PIPA
Whilst I agree with you, there's also the (slim) chance that the populace are going to be pissed off enough at disruption of their online entertainment to get upset about it.
Abstract concepts like "freedom" and "civil liberties" and "habeas corpus" are one thing, entertainment is quite another. But as long as most people have their Facebook and their cable or Netflix they'll be happy either way.
Adblock Plus To Offer 'Acceptable Ads' Option
TFA says quite clearly that it's the default.
German Police Train Vultures To Find Bodies
Much like the hawks at Wimbledon that chase away the pigeons, the hard part is overriding the instinct to eat it once they've found it.
The Features That Make Each Web Browser Unique
Opera's had email inbuilt since Opera 4 in 2000, and the last major update it got was in Opera 10. I don't understand why the article mentions it like it's some new thing.
Microsoft Unveils Smaller Xbox 360 Model, Kinect Details
Do you really want a blu-ray player, AND an HTPC, AND an Xbox 360, etc. cluttering up your living room
Yes, I do. Why? Because electronics are made cheaply and I like the idea that if one thing dies everything else still works.
Bad BitDefender Update Clobbers Windows PCs
Windows NT version numbers have gone 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0, 5.0 (2000), 5.1 (XP), 5.2 (Server 2003, XP 64-bit, XP x64, Home Server), 6.0 (Vista, Server 2008), 6.1 (7, Server 2008 R2). If you ignore the marketing names the version numbering is actually pretty reasonable.
Facebook Rewrites PHP Runtime For Speed
It depends. This new interpreter may be better in some specific circumstances but worse in others, making it unsuitable for most people and highly useful for others. That's the sort of situation where you want to keep both the old and the new and everyone's happy.
Biometric Face Recognition At Your Local Mall
I don't know what planet you're from, but this seems to me a fairly unremarkable canvassing of opinions on the topic without editorial comment. The format of the article goes:
Westfield uses some words and says nothing
Australian Privacy Foundation opinion
Professor Maciej Henneberg's opinion
Just because you don't agree with the opinions doesn't make the article biased, it makes those people wrong in your view (and in mine). But you can't deny that their opinions are relevant to the issue - the police, a privacy advocate group and an academic. The only failure on the part of the journalist is the selection of the academic they spoke to, who according to a quick search is in the field of biological anthropology and anatomy.
Microsoft Disconnects Modded Xbox Users
When an Xbox 360 console is banned, there are offline features that are disabled too - the most significant are playing games from the hard disk, and using the console as a Windows Media Center Extender. Once banned, the console will corrupt the saves on memory cards and hard disks that it comes into contact with so that they can't be used on a non-banned console without re-downloading them from Live.
Nintendo Asks For Government Help To Fight Piracy
My heart goes out to Nintendo in these difficult times of record profits.
Authors Guild President Wants To End Royalty-Free TTS On Kindle
The truth? Probably not many. Text to speech technology still has quite a way to go before it sounds human enough to not be jarring.
As for books, I'm not sure TTS will be able to express the emotion of a good book in my lifetime. If audiobooks were just about reading the text aloud then nobody except the blind would bother - and the preponderance audiobooks in real bookstores and even on torrent sites suggests to me that far more people than the blind are listening to books.
2008 Underhanded C Contest Officially Open
You mean the way it dumps the key amongst other junk in the output file one in every 256 times it's run with debugging off?
When was the last time you checked the output of an encryption program to make sure it was truly random? What about your boss? The CEO's secretary? The accountant? Someone in a government office dealing with your personal information?
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