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May
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Cisco Denies Aiding Chinese Web Censorship

Cisco has denied a human rights activist group's claims that the company is helping China's government censor access to websites among its population. The claims came after the Global Internet Freedom Consortium (a group which campaigns against ... Internet censorship and produces tools for getting round government firewalls) published a leaked slide from a 2002 Cisco presentation about potential business in China. The group claims the slide, which refers to China's Internet monitoring scheme being used to combat Falun Gong (an outlawed spiritual group the slide describes as "an evil cult"), ... (view more)

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Mar
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'Facing Facebook Consequences' Not So Bad After All

Last week, I reported on the controversial case of social networking fan Chris Avenir, a Canadian university student facing expulsion for creating a Facebook group dedicated to providing hints for an upcoming exam. Seems Avenir won't be expelled ... after all, a result that has many in the web world -- and at Ryerson University -- applauding. Avenir, a first-year computer engineering student at Ryerson in Toronto, Ontario, first came under fire for his "Dungeons/Mastering Chemistry Solutions" group. The eighteen year old was harassed by school administrators who believed the group's sole purpose ... (view more)

Mon
10
Mar
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Facing the Consequences of Facebook

Who's watching Facebook? More than just your World of Warcraft pals and drinking mates, it seems. A Toronto university student recently found out the hard way that the way you network in the virtual world can have very real consequences in the ... physical. Chris Avenir, 18, is facing severe punishment -- perhaps even expulsion -- for creating a Facebook group designed to help students at Ryerson University exchange answers for how to fool an online testing system. Called "Dungeons/Mastering Chemistry Solutions", the group racked up about 147 members, most from the school's first year chemistry ... (view more)

Wed
27
Feb
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Young Hacking Ring Busted by Quebec Authorities

Hackers have been at it again, and this time they made their millions with a French Canadian accent. Quebec authorities recently broke up a ring of seventeen hackers responsible for $45 million in damages. According to police, the hacking ring ... operated primarily from Quebec small towns Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Jonquieres, and a few others. With their headquarters in rather remote and certainly unexpected locales, the group of reportedly very young (17 to 26) computer experts took control of thousands of systems from Poland to Brazil. (Source: canada.com ) In total, police suspect this group is ... (view more)

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Feb
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PC Gaming Gets Industry Boost

Hardware manufacturers and software publishers have banded together to try to boost the depressed PC gaming market. They've formed the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA), the first organisation ever dedicated to that cause. The non-profit group's aims ... include "driving coordinated marketing and promotion of PC gaming...and creating forums for member companies to cooperate on solutions to challenges facing the PC gaming industry, such as hardware requirements and anti piracy." Members include graphics card rivals ATI and NVidia, hardware firms like Intel and Acer, games producers Epic and Activision, ... (view more)

Wed
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Jan
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'Anonymous' Attacks On Scientology

A group of hackers has been carrying out threats against the Church of Scientology. The attacks are in response to the religion's efforts to remove a video originally posted on YouTube and Gawker, which featured Tom Cruise praising the attributes of ... Scientology. (Source: canada.com ) Working under the name Anonymous, the group has posted several videos on YouTube in which it threatens to drive the Church off the Internet and out of existence. In the first video, released last week, ominous storm clouds churn over a building (presumably a Scientology office) while a computerized voice delivers ... (view more)

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Sep
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Design Professional Looking Forms in Access 2007 Using the Ribbon

The predefined layout features in Access 2007 can eliminate a lot of the manual work and trepidation involved in designing forms. You can now group, align and format your controls, all from the Forms Design Tools Ribbon with a few clicks of the ... mouse. The example below shows you how to design a customer contact form from your Customer Records table. Follow along with the steps below: Launch MS Access. Open the Customer database and click the Customer Records table in the Navigation pane. Click the Create tab. Click the Form Design command in the Forms group. Click the Add Existing Fields ... (view more)

Wed
16
May
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Working with Multiple Worksheets in MS Excel 2007

Working with multiply sheets concurrently is how MS Excel power users create and format a complex workbook with the least amount of effort expended. Follow the steps below to make working with multiple sheet a piece of cake and you will be on your ... way to becoming a power user! Hold down the CTRL key as you click each tab top select multiple worksheets. To select a contiguous group of worksheets, click the first one in the group and then hold down the Shift key and click the last one in the group. To select all the worksheets in the current workbook, right-click any worksheet tab and choose ... (view more)

Wed
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Jul
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Free TTF Font packs?, Part 3

Continued ... Die-hard Infopackets Reader Pippe1949 suggested FontAge.com, which has categories of fonts, including: "standard printing fonts, elegant, useful for headlines, plus weird and wonderful". http://www.fontage.com/ Ed R. and a few others ... suggested an email font group. " I belong to a free Fonts Group. The owner of this group sends out a .ZIP file [full] of free fonts to all members about once a week. You may want to check with the list owner before announcing his group to your list or he might be overwhelmed by thousands of applications. " http://groups.yahoo.com ... (view more)

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