KDE 3.4.2: Just around the bend

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KDE

KDE 3.4.2 was tagged a couple days ago and will probably be unleashed onto the general public on or about July 27. This release may not contain any new obvious eye candy or features, it does however have lots and LOTS of bug and security fixes.

Game Over for Modders?

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Gaming

Take Two isn't the only one blaming the modders. In its Wednesday press release, the ESRB said it "calls on the computer and video-game industry to proactively protect their games from illegal modifications by third parties, particularly when they serve to undermine the accuracy of the rating."

Journalism Teacher Fired for Lewd Blog Comments

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Web

If there was any doubt about the power of blogs, consider the case of Michael Gee. A part-time journalism professor at Boston University, Gee was fired recently after he posted comments in a blog about the looks of a female student in his course.

License-Screening Measure Could Benefit Data Brokers

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Security

Congress is considering forcing states to use data brokers to help screen applicants for commercial drivers' licenses, a potentially lucrative development for an industry under scrutiny for how it handles personal information.

Bill Would Tax Internet Pornography

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Web

A Democratic lawmaker is planning to propose a new 25 percent federal tax on Internet pornography and new requirements for adult Web sites to help prevent children from looking at them.

M$ May Be An Unwitting 'Ally' In AMD Lawsuit Vs. Intel

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Legal

The old Microsoft antitrust case could come back to haunt . . . Intel. This AMD case coupled with the Justice Department antitrust settlement with Microsoft could prod U.S. regulators to take another look at Intel.

FDIC advises banks on how to protect against spyware

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Security

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) today issued a list of best practices for financial services firms that details how to protect against spyware, which the agency said can be used by criminals to collect customer data or hack into banking systems.

TSA Broke Privacy Laws

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Security

The Transportation Security Administration violated privacy protections by secretly collecting personal information on at least 250,000 people, congressional investigators said Friday.

"Hot Coffee" Still Burning Take Two

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Gaming

US analysts have warned that Take Two may face investigations from the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission after the company reduced its Q3 revenue guidance by $40 million in the wake of the Hot Coffee scandal.

Apache OK to use Web services spec

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Software

The Apache Software Foundation can use the WS-Security specification in its open source Axis SOAP stack, an Apache official said on Friday.

Is there method in M$'s security buys?

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Microsoft

While there is a great deal of hoopla around M$'s acquisitions of security companies, what is more important is to see what they make of them. They also signal that Microsoft's own development efforts are falling short.

Hackers hit University of Colorado

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Security

University of Colorado students and employees were warned of possible fraud and identity theft after hackers hit two of the school`s computer servers.

NASA Develops Stackable Linux SBCs For Planetary Rovers

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Sci/Tech

NASA is developing SBCs (Single Board Computers) for a "reconfigurable scalable computing" project, which NASA plans to use in future planetary rovers and mining vehicles.

UK Police ask for tough new powers

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Misc

PM told of need for three-month detention of suspects and crackdown on websites, computers, and encryption keys.

Retracing spam steps could halt mass emails

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Security

The deluge of spam that pours into email inboxes each day could by curtailed using software that learns to identify the routes taken by unwanted messages, researchers say.

Web Users Are Just Chasing Cheesecake

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Web

Quick, what do Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Lindsay Lohan have in common? No, it's not some smarmy Hollywood playboy or the same plastic surgeon. These ladies are three of the most searched-for names on the Internet.

Police swoop on 300 email scammers

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Security

Spanish police have carried out a mass raid on email scammers, arresting over 300 people at 166 locations.

Yahoo Firefox toolbar reaches Mac and Linux

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Moz/FF

Yahoo! has followed in Google's footsteps by making its toolbar available on three popular desktop operating systems. The availability of such applications on Firefox is further evidence of the growing importance of the open source browser.

Last Man Standing 1.0 released!

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Gaming

Well here it is! Our first Official release of the mod! If you have not checked out our mod before, this is definitely the version to try! There are new maps, new weapons, tons of features, tons of bug fixes, so much stuff! Check out the readme for more details of the changes in this release.

Google site 'used by drug gang'

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Web

Ten people have been arrested in Brazil after authorities discovered them allegedly using Google's online community site, Orkut, to sell drugs.

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