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Grinchy Google to shut down another batch of services

As part of its ongoing process of pruning and streamlining its engineering efforts, Google has decided to terminate yet another batch of unloved and little-used services, in what it's calling its "winter cleaning."
Neil McAllister, 15 Dec 2012

McAfee warns of Project Blitzkrieg hack attack on US banks

Security firm McAfee warns that there is a credible threat of a coordinated Spring offensive against at least 30 US banks next year by Eastern European fraudsters.
Iain Thomson, 15 Dec 2012

Wind, solar could provide 99.9% of ALL POWER by 2030

A group of researchers has released a study that claims to shoot down the common perception that clean, renewable energy from wind and solar sources is all well and good, eco-wise, but that it's too uncertain, sporadic, and pricey for widespread use.
Rik Myslewski, 15 Dec 2012

Copyright trolls, biz scum, freetards - it's NOT black and white

Sysdmin blogA new intellectual property rights organisation has popped up in the United States called New Media Rights. New Media Rights strikes a different balance than most intellectual property organisations; they champion the rights of independent creators as well as those of individual consumers.
Trevor Pott, 15 Dec 2012

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