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Campaigners offer simpler way to find out if British government spied on you

There's now an easier way to discover whether the U.K. intelligence services illegally obtained your information from their U.S. colleagues -- but you'll have to tell a U.K. campaign group as well as the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters your details to find out.

Written by Loek Essers17 Feb. 15 04:37

SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSD sales ban upheld, but drives in stock can be sold

A preliminary sales ban on certain controller chips that SanDisk uses in its high-speed, solid-state ULLtraDIMM drives has been upheld by a U.S. appeals court. The court also ruled, however, that the company can sell existing products in stock that use the chips.

Written by Loek Essers12 Feb. 15 05:07

Megaupload programmer arrested in the US

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has avoided extradition to the U.S. on copyright infringement charges, but one of his lieutenants may have turned himself in there yesterday.

Written by Loek Essers10 Feb. 15 23:21

Here's how to block 'whitelist' ads from AdBlock Plus

Eyeo, the maker of the AdBlock Plus browser extension, is being roasted for accepting money to "whitelist" some ads, letting them pass through the software's filter mechanism -- but there's an easy way to tweak it to block all ads.

Written by Loek Essers04 Feb. 15 03:57