An anonymous reader writes: One of UK's major mobile operator, Three, announced today that its customers at any of the 137 London Underground stations will soon be able to access the internet for free, through Virgin Media's Wi-Fi network.
another random user writes: Google has threatened to exclude French media sites from search results if France goes ahead with plans to make search engines to pay for content.
In a letter sent to several ministerial offices, Google said such a law "would threaten its very existence".
French newspaper publishers have been pushing for the law, saying it is unfair that Google receives advertising revenue from searches for news. French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti also favours the idea. She told a parliamentary commission it was "a tool that it seems important to me to develop".
davewoods writes: "So this morning (About 2AM CST) I got an e-mail on my phone, grumpily I glanced at it and read the word "Penny" and something about my recent purchase. Of course, I figured it to be spam, so I did not bother reading it, and went back to sleep. When I finally did get a chance to read that e-mail, I learned that I had just registered a domain name with GoDaddy under the alias "Penny Woods". Fantastic, similar things have happened where someone used my e-mail address instead of theirs, I figured it was just a typo and I could get to the bottom of it quickly.
After "Forgetting" my username, and then "Forgetting" my password, I was logged in to the account and ready to find some contact info. Penny had set up four e-mail accounts, so I clicked through to do a web login on the first one. Lo and behold, it had sent out 31 thousand e-mails in the last seven hours, all claiming that the receiver had recently won 1.5 million dollars.
Sooooo, now I apparently own a spambot domain, and I have no idea what to do with it. The e-mail accounts have not sent out any e-mails recently, so I have not bothered to change the passwords on them or anything (Stealthy, right?). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do with all of this?"
An anonymous reader writes: The six month cycle that Canonical adheres to for Ubuntu releases has come around again today. Ubuntu 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal‘ has been released. There's a whole range of new features and updates, but here's the most important:
- WebApps — treats online services as if they are desktop apps (Gmail, Twitter, Facebook) - Online Services — control logins to all your services from a single window and get them integrated into search results (e.g. GDocs for file searches) - Dash Preview — right click any icon, get a detailed preview of what it is - Linux kernel 3.5.4, GNOME 3.6, Nautilus 3.4, latest Unity - No more Unity 2D, fallback is the Gallium llvmpipe software rasterizer - Default apps (Firefox 16.01, Thunderbird 16.01, LibreOffice 3.6.2, Totem, Shotwell, Rythmbox) - Full disc encryption available during install - Single, 800MB distribution for all architectures