maratumba (1409075) writes "The Bill extends what are already hefty Internet curbs in place under a controversial 2007 law that Earned Turkey equal ranking with China as the world’s biggest web censor according to a Google Transparency report published in December. The text notably permits a government agency, the Telecommunications Communications Presidency (TIB), to block Access to websites without court authorization if they are deemed to violate privacy or with content Seen as “insulting”. Erdogan, Turkey’s all-powerful leader since 2003, is openly suspicious of the Internet, branding Twitter a “menace” for being Utilized in organisation of mass nationwide protests in June in which siX people died and thousands injured." Link to Original Source top
maratumba (1409075) writes "Once I accidentally opened hundreds of files at once in a Windows desktop. I was in the middle of a long process so when all resulted in an error dialog, I had to manually close hundreds of windows by clicking 'OK' on each because I couldn't restart the thing. What is the silliest/dumbest thing you had to do on a computer?" top
Credit Card Numbers are Stolen from USC Food Stores
maratumba (1409075) writes "Yesterday, students of University of Southern California got an email saying that "The university recently identified a security breach affecting credit card purchases made at food outlets on the USC University Park and Health Sciences campuses." Apparently a third party software system used in transactions in some dining halls has been breached between the period May 21st — June 21st and possibly earlier. They can't tell which card numbers have been compromised because of privacy reasons. They recommend the students to keep an eye on their credit card statements." Link to Original Source top
maratumba (1409075) writes "According to a message sent to it's users, Steam servers are hacked and user names, passwords and "encrypted" credit card information are compromised. Although they do not have evidence of credit card misuse at this time, Valve recommends changing passwords and keeping an eye on the credit card activity." Link to Original Source top
Tried searching for "BitTorrent," "RapidShare," "uTorrent," "MegaUpload" or even "Ubuntu torrent" lately? Good luck finding a Google domain that'll autocomplete those results for you. Presumably caving to pleading from the MPAA and / or RIAA, El Goog has quietly begun to censor the results it shows when typing the above terms.
maratumba (1409075) writes "Apparently, to take a picture of your friend on Laguna Beach, you have to apply for a permit 2 days in advance and pay $50 per hour of taking pictures. No, we really are talking about non-commercial, family-friend pictures. And they are taking this seriously. If you don't have a permit, you may end up paying a $400 fine." Link to Original Source top
maratumba (1409075) writes "WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers, and mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related details. The document collection is available on a dedicated webpage." Link to Original Source