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Nov. 28th, 2005 @ 03:33 am corporate viruses are finally a reality
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Man, this whole Sony DRM rootkit thing is getting crazy.

Some of you may be familiar with how the RIAA, under court order, seized the LokiTorrent site and replaced it with a huge propaganda banner screaming "YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE." Well, copyright protection firms, it looks like you can't hide from us either. Your subtle attempt at world domination has failed.

"The True Meaning of Audio Security," indeed.

From the source, if you wish to follow the rabbit-hole yourself.
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toroko
Nov. 28th, 2005 @ 04:07 am microsoft moves in on u.n.
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So it looks like Microsoft quietly proposed changes to a draft of a U.N. information summit document that would eliminate mention of a paragraph it considers to be in support of free software. Microsoft also proposed that a reference to Linux be removed.

Overblown? Possibly, especially considering the typical knee-jerk reaction of the Slashdot community in support of their beloved free operating system. But I think it's notable that a) both Microsoft and the Free Software Foundation were invited to the party, and that b) Microsoft is playing an important part in international law. The fact that neither of these statements may strike you as unusual is cause for concern.

Better start saving up for those bulletproof synthetic leather jumpsuits, folks. Feels like Snow Crash weather's a-comin'.
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