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Wikileaks Cablegate File (how to) + Plot to lock up the Internet?

December 3, 2010

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The Wikileaks site is down at the moment, and now it is clear that there may be an additional motivation for the court injunction against Limewire and then the government seizure of P2P file sharing web sites. I say this because it is possible to get the Cablegate 2.11 MB file using file sharing software […]

Africa ‘can feed itself in a generation’

December 3, 2010

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A new book claims Africa could feed itself within a generation, and become a major agricultural exporter. The book, The New Harvest, by Harvard University professor Calestous Juma, calls on African leaders to make agricultural expansion central to all decision-making. Improvements in infrastructure, mechanisation and GM crops could vastly increase production, he claims. The findings […]

US-Japan naval drills start as N Korea tensions rise

December 3, 2010

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Japan and the United States have begun their biggest ever joint military exercises, amid growing tension in the region between North and South Korea. More than 44,000 Japanese and American military personnel are taking part in the drill off Japan’s southern islands. Forty Japanese and 20 US warships are also involved, as are hundreds of […]

Save Apps from iPhone to iTunes (How to)

December 3, 2010

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I don’t want iTunes on my computer, but Apple pretty much demands it if you have an iPhone and want to back it up, upgrade your firmware, etc. So, here’s what I do. Set up my system without iTunes. Make a disk image with Clonezilla (free), then install iTunes to do a back up once […]

Race Is On to ‘Fingerprint’ Phones, PCs

December 3, 2010

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David Norris wants to collect the digital equivalent of fingerprints from every computer, cellphone and TV set-top box in the world. He’s off to a good start. So far, Mr. Norris’s start-up company, BlueCava Inc., has identified 200 million devices. By the end of next year, BlueCava says it expects to have cataloged one billion […]

Julian Assange, Wanted Whistleblower

December 3, 2010

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A whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about alleged wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people. … Whistleblowers may make their allegations internally (for example, to other people within the accused organization) or externally (to regulators, law enforcement agencies, to the media or to groups concerned with the issues). Whistleblowers frequently […]