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  • Eric Schmidt: UN Treaty a ‘Disaster’ For the Internet
    By on February 29, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “Internet freedom and innovation are at risk of being stifled by a new United Nations treaty that aims to bring in more regulation, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has warned. In a question-and-answer session at Mobile World Congress 2012 on Tuesday, Schmidt said handing over control of things such as naming and DNS to the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) would divide the internet, allowing (more…)

  • VIDEO: Watch Chisora threaten Haye in brawl
    By on February 29, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Watch Dereck Chisora and David Haye brawl at a news conference following Chisora’s WBC heavyweight title loss to Vitali Klitschko. in Germany.

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  • Vonn seals fifth downhill title
    By on February 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    American Lindsey Vonn is delighted to win with her record fifth downhill title but remains hungry for further success

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  • Cambridge’s Capsicum Framework Promises Efficient Security For UNIX/ChromeOS
    By on February 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Communications of the ACM is carrying two articles promoting the Capsicum security model developed by Robert Watson (FreeBSD — Cambridge) and Ben Laurie (Apache/OpenSSL, ChromeOS — Google) for thin-client operating systems such as ChromeOS. They demonstrate how Chrome web browser sandboxing using Capsicum is not only stronger, but also requires only 100 lines of code, vs 22,000 lines of code on Windows! (more…)

  • VIDEO: Championship in 90 seconds
    By on February 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    A round-up of all the best action from Saturday’s Championship fixtures including Southampton’s 4-0 thrashing of Derby to send them back to the top of the table. (UK only).

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  • Microsoft Accuses Google of Violating Internet Explorer’s Privacy Settings
    By on February 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter Dupple writes with a followup to Friday’s news that Google was bypassing Safari’s privacy settings. Now, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer blog has a post accusing Google of doing the same thing (in a different way) to Internet Explorer. Quoting:
    “By default, IE blocks third-party cookies unless the site presents a P3P Compact Policy Statement indicating how the site will use the cookie and that the site’s use does not (more…)

  • FSA urged to probe Rangers deal
    By on February 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    The former chairman of the Westminster treasury select committee calls for the financial regulator to probe Craig Whyte’s takeover of Rangers.

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  • AT&T On Data Throttling: Blame Yourselves
    By on February 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    zacharye writes in with a story about Senior EVP of AT&T technology and network operations John Donovan’s blog post detailing why customers with unlimited smartphone plans are getting throttled. “In an effort to justify its policies surrounding data service throttling for subscribers with unlimited smartphone data plans, AT&T on Tuesday issued a brief report regarding data usage on its nationwide wireless network. Senior EVP of AT&T technology (more…)

  • VIDEO: Savage Says on Hippos & Villas-Boas
    By on February 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    This week Robbie Savage talks about Andre Villas-Boas’s future as Chelsea manager, the managerial vacancy at Leeds and penalty shoot-outs between an Ostrich and a Hippo.

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  • Tor Tests Undetectably Encrypted Connections In Iran
    By on February 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sparrowvsrevolution writes “Ahead of the anniversary of Iran’s revolution, the country’s government has locked down its already-censored Internet, blocking access to many services and in some cases cutting off all encrypted traffic on the Web of the kind used by secure email, social networking and banking sites. In response, the information-freedom-focused Tor Project is testing a new tool it’s calling ‘obfsproxy,’ or obfuscated proxy, (more…)