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Google: botnet takedowns fail to stem spam tide

Spam levels have remained resolutely stable despite recent botnet takedowns, according to a survey from Google's email filtering business.
John Leyden, 18 Apr 2010
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Omegle invites you to show world+Facebook your bewbs

The UK’s online child protection agency, CEOP, reacted with alarm today at the latest manifestation of the new trend in random online chat, Omegle.
Jane Fae , 18 Apr 2010
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UK Gov, and privacy invasion without a safety net

Comment It’s scarcely unusual. You’re preparing an email, you start typing an email address, autocomplete fills one in from you, and then you may or may not notice as the email speeds off that it’s going to someone entirely different from the intended recipient. If the email includes personal details of 10,000 people and the person you’ve just sent it to is a journalist, well…
John Lettice, 18 Apr 2010
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Astroboffin says 'black holes murder galaxies'

About 25,000 light years from earth, nestled in the center of our galaxy, lurks a supermassive black hole. Luckily for us, our galaxy's matter-sucking hub is far less active than those at the core of many other galaxies.
Rik Myslewski, 18 Apr 2010