[infowarrior] - Analog Hole Bill Would Impose a Secret Law

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
Analog Hole Bill Would Impose a Secret Law Monday January 23, 2006 by Ed Felten http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/?p=958 If you¹ve been reading here lately, you know that I¹m no fan of the Sensenbrenner/Conyers analog hole bill. The bill would require almost all analog video devices to implement

[infowarrior] - CRS legal analysis on PATRIOT Act reauth

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
(c/o Secrecy News) PATRIOT ACT REAUTHORIZATION: A LEGAL ANALYSIS (CRS) The existing controversy over reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act -- portions of which will sunset if they are not renewed -- acquired a new dimension with the disclosure last month of an NSA domestic surveillance

[infowarrior] - Debunking the WMF backdoor

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
Debunking the WMF backdoor Thomas C. Greene, 2006-01-23http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/382?ref=rss Claims that the WMF vulnerability was an intentional backdoor into Windows systems makes for an interesting conspiracy theory, but doesn't fit with the facts. Contrary to a recent rumor

[infowarrior] - The Year of Living DRMishly

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
The Year of Living DRMishly http://www.wired.com/news/technology/1,70049-0.html By Ryan Singel | Also by this reporter This year may be the year that gadget makers finally conquer the living room, replacing DVD players, VCRs and personal video recorders with all-in-one media devices that serve

[infowarrior] - Bounty: Dual-Boot an IntelMac

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
http://winxponmac.com/The%20Contest.html My MacBook is shipping on the 15th of February. I told my boss that this would replace my IBM desktop and I could boot Windows XP on it. I am still confident it can be done. I am pledging $100 of my own money and offering anyone else who would like the

[infowarrior] - Intel Macs only one fourth, not four times faster - report

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
Original URL: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/01/23/intel_macs_25pc_faster/ Intel Macs only one fourth, not four times faster - report By Andrew Orlowski in San Francisco Published Monday 23rd January 2006 19:41 GMT Comment Don't say we didn't warn you. But when the world's last great computer

[infowarrior] - UPN, WB to Combine to Form New Network

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
UPN, WB to Combine to Form New Network http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/24/AR2006012400 657.html By SETH SUTEL The Associated Press Tuesday, January 24, 2006; 12:01 PM NEW YORK -- Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will merge to form a new network

[infowarrior] - MPAA admits to unauthorized movie copying

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
MPAA admits to unauthorized movie copying http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060124-6036.html 1/24/2006 11:52:04 AM, by Eric Bangeman What happens when an organization that is best known for inveighing against the unauthorized copying of movies gets caught doing exactly that? The Motion

[infowarrior] - Verizon Slapped for Crippling Bluetooth

2006-01-24 Thread Richard Forno
Verizon Slapped for Crippling Bluetooth http://us.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/verizon-slapped-for-crippling-bluet ooth-150376.php Verizon has been getting weasely with some of its customers in California who bought its Motorola v710 Bluetooth-³capable² phone on or before January 31, 2005.