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2005-03-16
Honeynet project estimates 1 million machines in use as botnets

Netcraft has this report Netcraft: Honeynet: At Least 1 Million Machines in use as Botnets.

Know your Enemy: Tracking Botnets paints a scary picture. With one botnet reaching more than 50,000 compromised machines, the potential damage both to ...

2005-03-16
AOL clarifies IM privacy guarantee

According to an article by Declan McCullagh at News.com, AOL plans to revise its user agreement after the uproar over their excessively restrictive terms. I mentioned the AIM Terms of Service here.

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2005-03-16
Lessig takes stand against restrictive publication agreements

On his blog Lawrence Lessig notes that he's commited himself to open access for future works to be published in academic journals.

Quote: "I will not agree to publish in any academic journal that does not permit me the freedoms of at least a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial ...

2005-03-15
BBC: Blogging 'a paedophile's dream'

Newsflash: Technology can be used for bad things too

Next on Persecution Today: Psychologist warns phone is evil, as it can be used by paedophile's to exchange information, printers should be banned because the can be used to print illegal photos.

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2005-03-15
It's official: The EU is a banana republic

The article European Union is a banana republic points out that thanks to the Software patents debacle one of the first results if you search for "banana republic" on Google is now a EU website.

Let's make it worse. Link to the EU ...

2005-03-15
Tracking GPL Violations

The gpl-violations.org project is just what it says - a project to track and address violations of the GNU General Public License

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2005-03-15
Newspapers from 1817 to 1930 searchable online

Related to yesterdays entry on paywalls I thought it worth pointing to The Scotsman Digital Archive

The Scotsman has made every copy from 1817 to 1930 available online. The archive is NOT free - it costs from £7.95 for a 24 hour pass to ...

2005-03-15
Exploitation through job offers

The BBC reports that the UK's NHS is 'taking away Africa's medics'.

While these are people who voluntarily come to the UK seeking a better life, the article raises some serious questions:

- The BBC claims the doctors and nurses ...