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Investigate Microsoft's requirement of the SecureBoot UEFI interface as anti-competitive.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov

Please direct the Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission to investigate Microsoft's mandate of SecureBoot UEFI in order to run Windows 8. Currently, Microsoft requires SecureBoot UEFI in order to allow vendors to certify their hardware for Windows 8. By imposing this requirement, Microsoft stifles innovation under the guise of security. http://wh.gov/wHLq

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Disney attacks open source

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Using open source is a 'rookie mistake' according to a Disney sitcom. It's always a great idea to try to brainwash the kids.

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Created by spanky 2 years 16 weeks ago
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Cloud lack of security leads to wiping devices

http://boingboing.net

A guy had his spyPhone, macbook and other stuff wiped because apple icloud handed over his credentials to a cracker. And the flaw isn't still fixed. This is exactly why people should think twice before handing over their control to such new wonderful cloud services.

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Created by spanky 2 years 18 weeks ago
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Why There is so Much Hostility to Free Software?

http://blog.marktraceur.info

A call for feedback and ideas. The free software community has been around for quite some time now. For some reason, though that time seems to have been spent on good works that benefit humanity, and advocacy that teaches people how to be free, the movement is sometimes the object of some hostility. Why?

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Created by JRepin 2 years 26 weeks ago
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Feds Seized Website For a Year Without "Piracy" Proof

http://yro.slashdot.org

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized a website based on RIAA claims of copyright infringement. They held it for a year before giving it back due to lack of evidence.The RIAA has declined to comment. These MAFIAA powertrips must end!

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Created by spanky 2 years 32 weeks ago
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Kernel Comment: Btrfs too fast?

http://www.h-online.com

Larry Ellison is placing the good name in the enterprise of RHEL and GNU/Linux at risk by rushing the experimental Btrfs into prime time. Can he be trusted to take such a potentially disastrous step?

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Created by lozz 2 years 39 weeks ago
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Windows 8 Will Have a “Kill Switch”

http://vigilantcitizen.com

Use only FOSS. Treat all proprietary software like it's carrying Bubonic Plague, or worse.
“You have someone who has absolute control over my hard drive in ways I may have never anticipated or consented to,” says Eric Goldman, director of the High Tech Law Institute.

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Created by lozz 2 years 42 weeks ago
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Miguel de Icaza Calls For More Mono, C# Games

http://www.phoronix.com

He's always there, always waiting to integrate his .NET applications into genuine Free Software. The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance.

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Created by lozz 2 years 44 weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO crashes and burns in final CES keynote

http://www.smh.com.au

Ballmer looks to be coked out of his brain and high as a kite on laughing gas as he rocks along with the.....Tweet Choir(??).....at his, hopefully, final CES.

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Created by lozz 2 years 48 weeks ago
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European IT authorities want better OOXML in Libre/OpenOffice

http://www.h-online.com

OOXML is a topic that revives many bitter memories for the Free Software Community. Should any semi-official body be attempting to force it on us, now?

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Created by lozz 3 years 2 days ago
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Apple partners with patent troll Digitude Innovations — and wow, what a deal

http://venturebeat.com

In a clever deal that effectively gives Apple immunity from attack by the troll, Apple agreed to some cross-licensing deals that gave Digitude the ammunition for a heavy attack against Apple’s rivals.

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Created by ckhung 3 years 5 days ago
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DRM-Free 2011 Holiday Buying Guide

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

What to buy and what to avoid for a truly DRM-Free Christmas. Add your own suggestions to the list.

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Created by lozz 3 years 2 weeks ago
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Government puts faith in Trustworthy Computing (thereby declaring war against Earth)

http://www.theinquirer.net

[Trusted Computing, of which secure boot is a component, hurts the environment and inhabitants of earth because it denies old computers the possibility of installing GNU/Linux and hastens their fate as e-wastes.] The UK government will emphasise the pivotal role of trusted computing in its upcoming cyber security strategy [thereby declaring war against earth].

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Created by ckhung 3 years 7 weeks ago
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Linux Licensing in Conflict with Secure Boot Support

http://www.tech-faq.com

In other words, making Linux boot loaders work with secure boot would require breaking their licensing requirements, and arguably the spirit of Free Open Source Software as well.

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Created by lozz 3 years 11 weeks ago
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Microsoft signs 'legal covenant' with Chinese Linux vendor

http://www.zdnet.com

Microsoft demonstrates how much times have changed by reprising its 'Novell' type of caper in China.

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Created by lozz 3 years 16 weeks ago
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