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  • Anonymous Threatens Robin Hood Attacks Against Banks
    By on November 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    gManZboy writes “Just in time for the holidays, hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced that it has teamed up with like-minded group TeaMp0isoN to donate to charity. The catch: they’re using stolen credit data from big banks to make donations, in a campaign they’re calling Operation Robin Hood. Is the #OpRobinHood campaign for real, or like previous threats against Wall Street and Facebook, just another hoax? Aesthetically, at least, (more…)

  • Hard Drive Prices Up 150% In Less Than Two Months
    By on November 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    zyzko writes “The Register reports that hard drive prices (lowest average unit prices) have rocketed 151% from October 1 to November 14th. The worst days have seen over 5% daily price increases. This is commonly attributed to the floods in Thailand, but there are concerns of artificial price fixing and suspicion that retailers or members of the supply channel are taking advantage of the situation.”
    The number varies when you break it down (more…)

  • Open Source Tool Lets Anyone Redistrict New York
    By on November 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    First time accepted submitter Micah_Altman writes “As the next redistricting battle shapes up in New York, members of the public have an opportunity to create viable alternatives. Unlike the previously reported crowdsourced redistricting of Los Angeles, the public mapping of New York is based on open source software — anyone can use this to set up their own public web-based redistricting effort.”

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  • Canada CRTC Rules Against Usage Based Billing
    By on November 15, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    iONiUM writes “In a somewhat surprising end to the ongoing fight between large ISPs (a duopoly in Canada), and independent ISPs, the CRTC has ruled in favor of the small ISPs. This means that independent ISPs can continue to have unlimited plans offered to customers. From the article: ‘Under the CRTC’s new capacity-based approach, large telephone and cable companies will sell wholesale bandwidth to independent ISPs on a monthly basis. (more…)

  • Judge Rules Twitter Data Fair Game In Wikileaks Investigation
    By on November 10, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wired reports that “The Justice Department is entitled to records of the Twitter accounts used by three current and former WikiLeaks associates, a federal judge ruled Thursday, dealing a victory to prosecutors in a routine records demand that turned into a fierce court battle over online privacy and free speech. … The Justice Department has been seeking the Twitter records under 18 USC 2703(d), a 1994 amendment to the Stored Communications (more…)

  • Eclipse Launches New Programming Language
    By on November 5, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Eclipse has launched a website for a new JVM language, called Xtend. It’s built with Eclipse’s Xtext and compiles directly to Java code, similar to what CoffeeScript does to Javascript. It’s not just an announcement but it’s already there and useable, including a very feature-rich Eclipse integration.”

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