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Acer dishing out 16,400 cheap OLYMPIC laptops to schools

Acer plans to flog 500 "Olympic" laptops to school children in North East London after the Games close.
Anna Leach, 12 Aug 2012

Anonymous stalking Australian spooks

The Australian chapter of hacktivist prankster cabal Anonymous has been engaging in prolific white noise activity down under making numerous threats via Twitter that it has infiltrated numerous law enforcement sites including Australia’s spy agency ASIO.
Natalie Apostolou, 12 Aug 2012
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Hipster craft site bans sales of blood and skulls

Etsy, the crafty hipster’s version of eBay, has issued an edict curbing its contributor’s creativity with raw materials such as drugs and human body parts.
Natalie Apostolou, 12 Aug 2012

Patent troll Intellectual Ventures is more like a HYDRA

Stanford University researchers have compiled the most extensive set of documentation to date of the activities of patent troll Intellectual Ventures – and their work reveals a behemoth of truly epic scale.
Richard Chirgwin, 12 Aug 2012

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