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Anonymous: Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile Site

Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Hack!, Kiss My . . ., Open Source, Technoid Computer News, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anonymous: Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile Site

Anonymous - Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile SiteOur least favorite rabble rousers, Anonymous, have finally done something with real meaning. The Hactivist group has taken – excuse the bad taste – back door into a Pedophile site, rumaged around and caused a little chaos. Yeehaa, you guys now rock our world! Lolita City, a child pornography site run on a hidden “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,600 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. Read the full article »»»»

Adobe Kills Flash

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Open Source, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adobe Kills Flash

Adobe has finally bitten the bullet and climbed onboard the HTML5 wagon. In true behemoth methodology Adobe has acquired two stopgap companies, Typekit and Nitobi, to bolster Flash.

For years Adobe has battled on with it’s floundering Flash platform,  it’s now wholeheartedly on board with the biggest and most popular alternatives, web standards including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Today via its Adobe Max developer and designer conference Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage, surrounded by the very developers wrestling with these very transitions, to the announce the two acquisitions.

Each acquisition gives Adobe a solid new starting point for the missing points of new-age web technology. Terms haven’t been disclosed,  it’s not clear whether Adobe had to pay a premium for the companies. The TypeKit acquisition is complete, the Nitobi pickup is subject to closing conditions that should be met by month end, Adobe said :: Read the full article »»»»

Chumby Up: FunBox is Here, Almost!

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Chumby, Facebook, Favorite New Thought, Google, Marcus Dangerfield, Open Source, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chumby Up: FunBox is Here, Almost!

Our favorite ubergadget, the It-Can-Do-Anything Chumby has a new home, The FunBox. From the outside it looks like any other bedside clock – a little remaniscent of the classic Sony Cube – but it’s so so much more. It’s a widget-running Chumby, which means it’ll let you check your twitter feeds, cack yourself over the latest Youtube shenanigans,  check your Gmail or do any other inappropriately stimulating web activity just before you close those squinting eyes for some Zzzs. FunBox has just passed through the FCC and its paperwork reveals a 3.5-inch touch screen,  454MHz processor, 1GB DDR memory, SD card slot and a USB port for an external drive.

Unlike Chumby’s original plush Chumby, or Sonys Dash, the FunBox is in the guise of a more simplistic alarm clock form factor. The FunBox is expected to rely on a 454MHz ARM processor and 64MB of SDRAM. The FunBox runs Chumby’s open source OS, which currently features over 1,500 apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Pandora. No word on pricing or availability yet, but expect this to be in the cheap basket.

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