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Antivirus Trouble, Emergency Power and Hacking Kinect     My good friend, Keith, who describes himself as "a recovering physicist", just posted an interesting item to his blog titled "Did Sophos Free A-V for Mac kill my Time Machine backups?" If you use Apple's Time Machine and you're thinking of running Sophos antivirus product, or for that matter, any antivirus product, this is worth a read...
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Google fixes Street View as German launch continues     Google released Street View imagery for 20 more German cities on Friday, saying it has improved the process used to blur the properties of those who object to the service.   The wider launch comes about two weeks after Google received complaints over imagery it released for the city of Oberstaufen. Due to a technical problem, iPhone and...
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Wiseguy scalpers bought tickets with CAPTCHA-busting botnet     Three California men have pleaded guilty charges they built a network of CAPTCHA-solving computers that flooded online ticket vendors and snatched up the very best seats for Bruce Springsteen concerts, Broadway productions and even TV tapings of Dancing with the Stars.   The men ran a company called Wiseguy Tickets, and for...
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Facebook fixes bug that disabled accounts       Facebook has fixed a bug today that disabled an unknown number of accounts, which appeared to belong to females, according to the complaints posted on the Web.   "Earlier today, we discovered a bug in a system designed to detect and disable likely fake accounts," a Facebook spokesperson said in an e-mail. "The bug, which was live for a short...
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'Unforgettable' iTunes announcement tomorrow   Apple is advertising an "exciting announcement" for iTunes that the company claims will make tomorrow a day you will never forget. The intriguing ad says that the news will be revealed at 7 a.m. PT on Tuesday, November 16.   Until now, there has been no consensus on which features will come next for iTunes. Some industry insiders have speculated...
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Researchers take down Koobface servers   Security researchers, working with law enforcement and Internet service providers, have disrupted the brains of the Koobface botnet.   Late Friday afternoon, Pacific Time, the computer identified as the command-and-control server used to send instructions to infected Koobface machines was offline. According to Nart Villeneuve the chief research officer...