This woman bought a 2nd-hand laptop and put her naked pics in it for her boyfriend. When a tracking-software firm and the police traced the PC, you can guess what happened next. But she sued the software firm for passing her naked pics to the cops.
A $35 ultra-low-cost computer that can run Quake 3
If you’ve yet to hear about Raspberry Pi, it’s quite an ambitious project that seeks to get a fully-functional computer down to the form factor of a credit card and for an inconsequential cost. It’s slated to be released on November.
Pakistan to Ban Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Isn’t this as good as banning Internet altogether?
‘Internet service providers will be required to inform authorities if customers use virtual private networks in government crackdown
‘Millions of internet users in Pakistan will be unable to send emails and messages without fear of government snooping after authorities banned the use of encryption software.
‘A legal notice sent to all internet providers (ISPs) by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, seen by the Guardian, orders the ISPs to inform authorities if any of their customers are using virtual private networks (VPNs) to browse the web.
‘Virtual private networks allow internet users to connect to the web undetected, meaning that they can access banned websites and send emails without fear of government interception…’
Superior Alternatives to Crappy Windows Software
You’ll be surprised at what these ‘crappy softwares’ are.
‘Whether it comes bundled with your computer, bundled with other software, or is just the go-to program for a specific task, the Windows ecosystem is rife with oft-used, yet craptastic software. We asked you what your most hated Windows apps are, and you gave us tons of shudder-inducing examples. We’ve compiled your answers into a list of our least favorite crapware, and the better programs you can use in their place…’