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Google correctly escapes prosecution over Street View privacy breachview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian authorities have decided not to prosecute Google for the 'inadvertent' collection of personal data by its Street View cars. Quite right too. (IT news)

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Google Wi-Fi breach ‘inadvertent’, say policeview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Federal Police has dropped any case against Google over its high-profile blunder in collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars, noting the data collection may have been "inadvertent" rather than a deliberate privacy breach. (IT news)

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Links 4/12/2010: Unity in Fedora, Raphaël Hertzog Says Success of Ubuntu Mostly Beneficial to Debianview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux U.S. (General)

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Wikileaks is the future arrived earlyview story

http://www.itwire.com – With Julian Assange facing charges of rape and the Wikileaks site under attack, it’s not surprising that the coverage has missed something significant. Information privacy is fast becoming a thing of the past. (IT news)

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[ubuntu] Wireless problem with ubuntu 10.10view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I'm having a problem with my wireless connection in ubuntu 10.10. It will connect for about 5 minutes or so and then slow down and finally disconnect. Here is some information that might be helpful: Here is the output of lspci Code: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38/X48 Express DRAM Controller (rev 01) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82X38/X48 Express Host-Primary PCI (HowTos)

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FTC’s New Privacy Report Endorses “Do Not Track” Mechanism to Empower Online Consumersview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – This morning, the Federal Trade Commission released its long-anticipated privacy report. The report is the final result of a series of FTC privacy roundtables held earlier this year that solicited comments from leading scholars, industry figures and nonprofits including EFF about the consumer privacy challenges posed by new technologies. One of the main focuses of [...] (General)

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Links 30/11/2010: Zeitgeist in KDE, New Gnome Shell Coverage, RHEL 6.0 Benchmarksview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux A history of viruses on Linux We recently gave you a brief history of viruses on the Mac and as requested by a user we wanted to give you a history of viruses on Linux. (General)

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Diaspora: open source, privacy-aware, decentralised social network goes alphaview story

http://www.itwire.com – The world really needs another social network, right? Well, maybe it does if you want better control of your information, which is one of the key selling points of Diaspora. (IT news)

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Common Sense and Security: Body Scanners, Accountability, and $2.4 Billion Worth of Security Theaterview story

http://www.linuxbsdos.com – The Transportation Security Administration is feeling public heat these days over its combination of whole-body-image scanners and heavy-handed pat-down searches, and deservedly so. There’s no question that reform is needed to curtail TSA’s excesses. We especially applaud the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s efforts to increase public awareness about the body scanners. (General)

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Links 24/11/2010: Avatar Reveals Reliance on GNU/Linux, Acer Distributes More Androidview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux A Point That Deserves Illuminating: Linux Is Not “I-Cant-Believe-Its-Not-Windows!” The difference between consumer needs and producer needs appear to be clearly understood everywhere else. (General)