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Spamford Wallace's MySpace riches come under attack

AnalysisAnalysis Anybody who says crime doesn't pay obviously hasn't talked to Sanford Wallace. In just six months' time, the prolific purveyor of spam and spyware engineered a scam on MySpace that netted at least $555,850, according to court documents filed this week.
Dan Goodin, 26 Jan 2008
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HP plunks 16GB SSD drive into slim business PCs

Hewlett-Packard is henceforth packing flash solid-state drives into upcoming models of its ultra-slim business desktops. HP's Compaq dc7800 series desktop now has an option of adding a 16GB SSD from SanDisk. Not a lot of capacity, and the disk will add an extra $330 to the system.
Austin Modine, 26 Jan 2008
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DRM in latest QuickTime cripples Adobe video editing code

The latest version of Apple's QuickTime media player has video production people venting their spleens after discovering that new digital rights management features have crippled the use editing software from Adobe.
Dan Goodin, 26 Jan 2008
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'Tofu' license pits open source against meat

What you can - and cannot do - with your software is often determined by the code owner's license. From not using open source APIs with closed-source digital rights management (DRM) to being barred from fiddling with Windows source code, we've seen it all. Or have we?
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jan 2008
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Logitec reinvents the Bluetooth headset

If you really must broadcast your music to everyone whilst walking the streets, then at least you can do it with style now. Thanks to Logitec’s latest headphones/Bluetooth headset combo.
James Sherwood, 26 Jan 2008
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MPs squeeze science back onto select committee list

The House of Commons stationery department was working overtime yesterday, after MPs forced the government to accept there was a need for a select committee with explicit responsibility for overseeing science.
Joe Fay, 26 Jan 2008
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BOFH: What GPS is for

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Simon Travaglia, 26 Jan 2008