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Blizzard banned all Linux users from WoW yesterday

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"This account has been found to have employed third party software designed to automate many aspects of the World of Warcraft game play experience. Such software runs contrary to the essence of World of Warcraft and provides an advantage over other players."

FSF Compliance Lab Announces New Web Site

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Yesterday the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Compliance Lab unveiled its updated web site, @ http://www.fsf.org/licensing/. The site aims to help people find the information they need about licenses published by the FSF, such as the GNU General Public License (GPL), and to provide more information about the Lab's work.

Web inventor fears for the future

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The British inventor of the internet says he is worried about the way it could be used to spread "misinformation and undemocratic forces".

Explosions Reported at Building Housing PayPal

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San Jose firefighters Tuesday night responded to reports of explosions from within a four-story building in San Jose that has also drawn responses from a bomb squad and a hazardous materials team.

US full of Internet addicts: study

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The United States could be rife with Internet addicts as clinically ill as alcoholics, a study suggested. Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, said their telephone survey indicated more than one in eight US residents showed at least one sign of "problematic Internet use."

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.

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