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Wired editor smokes out MySpace pedo w/ perl

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Hats off to Kevin Poulsen for one of the best articles in tech journalism you will read this year. The one-time hacker extraordinaire, and now senior editor at Wired, combined investigative reporting and code-writing skills to collar a predatory pedophile reaching out to teenage boys through MySpace.

Internet guru relishes NZ connections

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Internet architect Roy Fielding gets back to New Zealand less often than he would like, but his Kiwi connection lives on in his latest project.

U.S. Government To Keep Control Of Web Domain Group ICANN

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The U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday it would renew its authority over the company that manages Internet domain names beyond Sept. 30, when the U.S. government had been expected to permanently cede control.

SymphonyOS site hacked (update 2)

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The troubled SymphonyOS Linux project has suffered another blow to their productivity in the form of malicious hackers. As perhaps another indication of the viability of the project, reports have confirmed that the site was defaced by a group calling themselves Sessiz Prens (Turkish Hackers). They even have the audacity to list an email address. symphonyos.com.

The 25 Worst Web Sites

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From unforgettable flame-outs to some of the most popular destinations around, no one is safe from our look at the world's dumbest dot-coms and silliest sites.

teehee! IE 7 site leads to Firefox hole

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Online users that key in www.ie7.com expecting to locate information on the upcoming Microsoft browser IE 7, will instead see a big logo of Firefox, the open source browser developed by Mozilla.

Red Hat's Mugshot.org To Take On MySpace?

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This may be below your radar, but Raleigh-based Red Hat - known for its Linux software - has quietly launched a social networking portal that may challenge MySpace and other popular destinations.

New portal will track Java's evolution into open source

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Sun Microsystems has unveiled a portal that will detail its efforts to make its Java programming language available as open source code.

FTC to examine net neutrality

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has formed an "Internet Access Task Force" to examine whether net neutrality advocates' fears of large broadband providers blocking or slowing Web content from competitors are justified, the agency's chairwoman said.

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