On-the-run spammer caught and canned

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Security

One of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested as he stepped off a plane in the US after a combined effort from the FBI and Spamhaus.

Man Charged With Stealing Wi-Fi Signal

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Sci/Tech

Police have arrested a man for using someone else's wireless Internet network in one of the first criminal cases involving this fairly common practice.

Opera chooses BitTorrent to supercharge browser

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Software

OPERA Software is showing off a new version of its browser that includes support for BitTorrent.

Zlib Security Flaw Exposes Swath of Programs

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Security

A serious security flaw has been identified in Zlib, a widely used data compression library. Fixes have begun to appear, but a large number of programs could be affected. Symantec Corp. reports that AIX, Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, SuSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu and many other operating systems are affected.

UPDATE: Linux vendors pump out highly critical patch.

Soprano—A PC Case on the Cheap

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Hardware
Reviews

Thermaltake's new budget-minded case offers plenty of value, but suffers from a cheap plastic feel. Priced well under $100, is the compromise in materials worth it?

Fear of spyware changing online habits

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Security

Internet users worried about spyware and adware are shunning specific Web sites, avoiding file-sharing networks, even switching browsers.

Big Brother recruits cameraphone users

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Sci/Tech

A UK firm today unveiled plans for a service that allows members of the public to send pictures of antisocial behaviour to local authorities using mobile phones.

Safe browser an oxymoron?

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Web

CERT security analyst Art Manion warns that all Web browsers now face similar threats--and some even share similar design features.

London Death Toll Over 33

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Misc

A series of bomb attacks on London's transport network have killed more than 30 people and injured scores more.

Explosions Rock London's Transport System

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Sci/Tech

Communications networks remain largely intact, but mobile and fixed-line phone networks are severely congested.

The Lonely Apple Repairman?

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Mac

I'm convinced there will never be a lonely Apple Computer repairman. What finally persuaded me was my experience last week with the folks Apple calls the "geniuses."

A Week Without Internet

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Web

Cox Communications Inc. said yesterday that some of its Northern Virginia customers were unable to access the Internet after June 22, when the company began upgrading its high-speed service.

Intel and Morgan Freeman to distribute movies online

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Movies

Intel has bought itself a prestigeous partnership in the digital content distribution service. According to an announcement made on Wednesday, the chip manufacturer co-founded ClickStar with Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary, producer of the Oscar-winning actor's company Revelations.

Blog Bares Sex Offender's Demons

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Web

An ominous online journal maintained by accused kidnapper Joseph Duncan becomes a forum in the wake of his alleged crimes, as revolted web surfers condemn the convicted sexual predator.

AMD to cut Sempron prices in August

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Hardware

Socket-A Sempron 2500+ prices are expected to be cut from $67 at present to less than $60 in early August, sources at motherboard makers mentioned.

Java community wants more from Sun

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OSS

Sun Microsystems may have streamlined its Java development process and intensified its marketing around the openess of the programming language and platform, but some smaller partners are still not happy.

Microsoft's personnel puzzle

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Microsoft

Arthur Sorkin has been courted by Microsoft twice now, and both times the computer scientist has been put off by the software giant's approach.

Is open source ready for VoIP?

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Linux

Linux desktops and servers are widespread. But Linux telephones? It could be the biggest use yet. Ben King talks to some early adopters to see how they like running their PBXes on an open source platform.

There Is NO Neo-Con Conspiracy

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Humor

There is no conspiracy. The Neo-Conservative Wing of the Republican Party, the Brainwashing Wing of the FOX Network, and the Evil Wing of Microsoft [1] have not formed an alliance to achieve world domination. There is no dark, sinister plot by our media overlords to brainwash the American public. These rumors are simply not true.

Software patent bill thrown out

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Misc

European politicians have thrown out a controversial bill that could have led to software being patented.

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