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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom's lawyers have appeared in Auckland High Court this morning, seeking relief and reparation from the government over what has been deemed an illegal search and seizure of Dotcom's property.
 
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A new wave of pharmacy, penny stock and e-card spam emails are being sent by an Android botnet, according to security researchers from Microsoft and antivirus firm Sophos.
 
The Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 is one of Dell's first laptops to feature an Intel Ivy Bridge processor. This notebook uses the popular 15.6in form factor combined with a modern design. More budget laptop reviews.
 
An Apple iPad with a smaller screen, if released, could create tough decisions for buyers and slow the momentum of the current 9.7-in. iPad and a number of Android devices with 7-in. and 8-in. screens, analysts said on Thursday.
 
With this week's quiet announcement that iGoogle will be retired next year, one thing has become clear: How Google perceives its products and how I use them are sometimes two entirely different things.
 
Microsoft will issue nine bulletins, three rated ?critical? as part of its July Patch Tuesday, addressing critical flaws in Windows and Internet Explorer 9.

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A mixture of intense excitement and skepticism followed the launch a year ago of Office 365, as backers and critics debated whether the cloud collaboration, productivity and communication suite would succeed.
 
Camtasia Studio 8 is able to create powerful, professional and interactive videos and multimedia projects that can be used for education, training, marketing and sales. The number of file formats supported for both import and export is comprehensive, and more extensive than in TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7, and you can say the same about the media assets both baked into the program and available for upload.
 
Higgs boson, CERN, sub-atomic particle, physics, physicist, emerging technology, Sharon Gaudin, Large Hadron Collider, matter, anti-matter, Peter Higgs, dark matter, dark energy, AJ Stewart Smith, Princeton, Antonio Boveia,
 
The P3 by Bowers & Wilkins are a more affordable pair of headphones than the P5 but still ooze with class and offer good sound quality.
 
[security bulletin] HPSBGN02750 SSRT100795 rev.1 - HP ProtectTools Enterprise Device Access Manager Running on Windows, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Denial of Service (DoS)
 
IPv6 security tools released
 
Microsoft today confirmed that it will patch a vulnerability in Windows next week that has been exploited by an increasing number of attacks.
 
IT industry is awash with talk of Big Data and in-memory engines. I believe we should be putting our effort into producing simple and useful data that is presented in a format that helps people communicate and make quality decisions.
 
HTC's Droid Incredible 4G LTE is not the sexiest smartphone on the market, but it offers great sound and Android 4.0 for a reasonable price.
 
Reader Alan Lynch has one keyboard, one mouse, and multiple Macs. And that started him wondering. He writes:
 
A new wave of pharmacy, penny stock and e-card spam emails are being sent by an Android botnet, according to security researchers from Microsoft and antivirus firm Sophos.
 
CLscript CMS v3.0 - Multiple Web Vulnerabilities
 
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After the second outage in June, WhatsYourPrice.com decided to terminate its use of Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud computing service.
 
BlackBerry 10 smartphones, delayed until early 2013, will have the "best browsers in the industry" and will come in touchscreen-only models as well as those with traditional physical keyboards, a Research In Motion executive said Thursday.
 
Oracle may soon fully transition away from the much-maligned, Flash-based version of its support portal over to a new HTML edition next week, according to an official blog post on Thursday.
 
Editor's note: The following review is part of Macworld's GemFest 2012 series. Every weekday from mid June through mid August, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.
 
Microsoft have released the advanced notification for the upcoming July 2012 patch Tuesday and reboot Wednesday extravaganza. There are 16 vulnerabilities to be addressed in 9 bulletins. 3 of the bulletins are rated as critical, the remaining 6 as important. The notification is here:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/07/05/advance-notification-service-for-july-2012-security-bulletin-release.aspx
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Apple on Tuesday was awarded a U.S. patent for a head-mounted display device that's designed to project an image in front of a user's eyes, creating an 'enhanced viewing experience.'
 
Geneva Lab's Sound System Model XS is a small, portable speaker system that sticks to Geneva's visual aesthetic. The Bluetooth-enabled speaker--which doubles as a travel alarm clock--includes a built-in rechargeable battery.
 
Cybercriminals are using a new piece of malware to extort money from their victims by encrypting their files and threatening to alert authorities about child pornography being stored on their computers, according to security researchers from antivirus firm Sophos.
 
A construction company may stand a greater chance of recovering some of the $345,000 it lost in fraudulent wire transfers that it blames on poor online banking practices of its bank.
 

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Metadigm launches growth push
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The firm changed hands in 2010 and Malone - who previously worked for rival Infosec Technologies - said new owners Jason Simper and Nick Scott harbour bullish growth plans. "The idea is to keep growing and bring in new and interesting vendors to add ...

 
Whistle-blowing site Wikileaks on Thursday released the Syria Files, a database of over 2.4 million emails to and from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012.
 

Second 44Con to run over five days with dedicated infosec track day
SC Magazine UK
This year's 44Con conference is to feature a dedicated 'infosec/business' track on its first day to enable delegates to get the best of this year's event in one day.

 
Almost as soon as Microsoft announced a record low price for upgrading to the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, questions started flooding in. We take a stab at answering them all.
 
Functional programming languages will have a place in general application development when we can read their code at a glance
 
A U.S. construction company may stand a greater chance of recovering some of the $345,000 it lost in fraudulent wire transfers that it blames on poor online banking practices of its bank.
 
A High Court in the U.K. has ruled that HTC did not infringe on Apple's photo management patent, while stating that three other patents Apple claimed in the lawsuit were invalid, according to HTC.
 
GuestBook Script PHP Multiple SQL Injection and Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
 
Offshore outsourcing, from manufacturing to call centers, has become a major issue in the 2012 presidential race, and both candidates, through their records and actions, appear to have deep knowledge about the issue.
 
If Google's latest computing plan stays on track, the definition of a computer could broaden significantly.
 
The rapid addition of consumer tablets and smartphones to corporate networks has created a greater demand for network-based application traffic analysis tools.
 
Seagates new line of Backup Plus drives is a convenient way to ensure data from your computer and from social networking sites is backed up.
 
Linux Kernel 'fs/eventpoll.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
 
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